In 2013, we are encouraging our readers to mix up their reading habits, and read (or re-read) classics in addition to new books, such as the ones we review here in the ERB.
Broadly speaking, a classic is any book that is not a new book, or in other words that is worth reading five, ten or even one hundred years after its initial publication. ERB Editor Chris Smith has a new piece on The Huffington Post website arguing for reading a mix of classics and new books in 2013.
We’ve asked a number of noted writers to pick the classics that they often return to, and we will be running these lists as a weekly feature on our website through 2013.
We launch this series with a list of classics by Shane Claiborne.
Shane is a founding partner of The Simple Way, a Christian community in Philadelphia and author of the bestselling book [easyazon-link asin=”0310266300″ locale=”us”]The Irresistible Revolution: Living as an Ordinary Radical[/easyazon-link].
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[easyazon-link asin=”1570755353″ locale=”us”]The Violence of Love[/easyazon-link]
By Oscar Romero
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|[easyazon-image align=”left” asin=”0826412769″ locale=”us” height=”333″ src=”http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41OtPGPAMuL.jpg” width=”223″] [easyazon-link asin=”0826412769″ locale=”us”]Pedagogy of the Oppressed[/easyazon-link] by Paulo Freire||
Letter from a Birmingham Jail