News, VOLUME 12

New Book Releases – Week of 2 December 2019

Here are a few new December 2019 book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to each of the new book releases …)

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The Soul of Wine: Savoring the Goodness of God 

Gisela Kreglinger

Wine is a wonderful, lavish, and mysterious gift from God.
Gisela Kreglinger, the daughter of a vintner and trained as theologian, invites us to discover wine as part of a more full-bodied Christian spirituality. She shows us how the soulful savoring of wine is God’s way of wooing us back into a great love affair. Indeed, Jesus’ first miracle was turning water into wine at a wedding. Along with bread, wine is the gift we receive at the table of communion. Through these gifts we experience God’s glorious and loving presence among us, feeding and nurturing us in body, soul, and spirit. Wine was never meant just for a small and elite group of well-to-do people but is for us all. Wine can reenchant the world and help us fall in love with it all over again. Come and savor its goodness. A wine tasting and book discussion guide is also included.

*** READ the Publishers Weekly starred review …

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com

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