New ERB Print Issue – Eastertide 2014

easter2014-coverThe new ERB print issue has been mailed recently and is beginning to be received by our subscribers…

(Yes, this issue is very late…)

Featuring an interviews with Paul Sparks, Tim Soerens and Dwight Friesen authors of The New Parish, and Jon Sweeney, author of Inventing Hell, a review of the newly released translation of Beowulf by J.R.R. Tolkien, an essay by poet Tania Runyan on one of her poems, the inaugural column by Rachel Marie Stone, and reviews of new books by Brian McLaren, Barbara Brown Taylor and MORE.

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Below you will find the ERB Table of Contents for this issue,
including sample articles for you to read in full!!!

Eastertide 2014
Volume 04, Number 03

2 Editorial


4 Rooted Hope for the Church
An Interview with Tim Soerens, Paul Sparks,
and Dwight Friesen
by Maria Drews

8 Something We Cannot Dream Of
An Interview with Jon M. Sweeney
by Philip Zoutendam


12 To Savor this Aliveness Jennifer Burns Lewis
We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren

14 A Wondrous Tale James Stambaugh
Beowulf: A New Translation by JRR Tolkien

18 Places We Might Not Otherwise Go
Dana Cassell
Learning to Walk in the Dark
by Barbara Brown Taylor

20 Reweaving the Tapestry
Michial Farmer
Updike by Adam Begley

22 Apostle Under My Skin: A Reflection on Her Poem
“Man is Without Excuse” Tania Runyan

24 Vanity, Vanity
Liz Windhorst Harmer
Cubed by Nikil Saval

26 Promised a Future Scott Elliott
Let Creation Rejoice
by Jonathan A. Moo and Robert S. White

28 The Imperfect Beauty of this Earthly Life
Erin Zoutendam
St. Peter’s B-List Mary Ann B. Miller, Editor

31 Light Refracted Up From the Earth
Myles Werntz
Living With a Wild God by Barbara Ehrenreich

33 Prophetic Iconoclasm for the Sake of Justice
Todd Edmondson
Dare We Speak of Hope? by Allan Aubrey Boesak

34 Not Really A Curmudgeon
I’d Rather See Celebration by Rachel Marie Stone

36 The Englewood Review’s Classics
It Just Takes Time     Gregg Brekke
Resident Aliens: 25th Anniversary Edition
by Stanley Hauerwas and William Willimon

38 On the Bookshelf


29   The Feast of Stephen by Joseph Bathanti
30   Pieta by Peter Mariani


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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  1. “Translation” for Tolkien misspelled on the cover. You probably already know that.

    Peace anyway.

    • Whoops, created that JPG from an early draft instead of the final one… Fixing now. Good catch!

  2. it would be befitting for erb, advocate of the slow church, to publish the Easter
    issue of your magazine in december and your advent issue in april.