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ERB Weekly Digest – Dietrich Bonhoeffer, William Cavanaugh, Scot McKnight – June 2, 2016

by csmith - June 2, 2016 - 12:56 pm

 
 

Study the NT with Scot McKnight

 

The new book from ERB editor Chris Smith:
Reading for the Common Good is one of the best books I’ve ever read.”
- Byron Borger, Hearts & Minds Books  [ Read Byron's extraordinary review ]
*** Buy the book from Byron, who is offering a Buy 2 – Get 1 FREE deal now!  

 

Kindle ebook Deal!
Dietrich Bonhoffer’s ETHICS is only $3.99
for Kindle now…  [ Get your copy

 


 

Reviews, etc. posted this week on The ERB website:

  • William Cavanaugh – Field Hospital [Feature Review]
    Enacting New and more Humane Types of Social, Political & Economic Practices A Feature Review of Field Hospital: The Church’s Engagement with a Wounded World William Cavanuagh Paperback: Eerdmans, 2016. Buy now: [  ]   Reviewed by James Honig   Timing is everything. For the church of Christ trying to be faithful to their call to […]
     
  • 5 Essential Ebook Deals for Christian Readers – 2 June 2016
    Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out: ( Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Henri Nouwen, Octavia Butler, MORE) Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader… To keep up with all the latest ebook deals, be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook…   Dietrich Bonhoeffer *** $3.99 *** NEXT […]
     
  • Paul Pastor – The Face of the Deep [Review]
    Inspiring to Your Imagination   A Review of    The Face of the Deep: Exploring the Mysterious Person of the Holy Spirit Paul Pastor Paperback:  David C. Cook, 2016 Buy now:  [  ]  [  ]   Reviewed by Rebecca Johnston     In this debut book from author Paul Pastor, the author sets out to […]
     
  • Norton Juster – The Dot and the Line [Video]
    Today is the birthday of Norton Juster, the author of the side-splittingly hilarious kids book .   In the wake of The Phantom Tollbooth‘s success, Juster wrote , which was inspired by Edwin A. Abbott’s novel .  I just spent several days writing a paper in tribute to my friend and mentor David Neuhouser, who introduced me to […]
     
  • Paul Ebenkamp – The Louder the Room… Poems [Review]
    Paul’s Office   A Review of  The Louder The Room The Darker The Screen: Poems Paul Ebenkamp Paperback: Timeless, Infinite Light, 2015 Buy now:  [  ]   Reviewed by Colin Chan Redemer     “The Louder The Room The Darker The Screen,” as a phrase, reminds me of the adage, “empty vessels make the most […]
     
  • New Book Releases – Week of 30 May 2016
    Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out: (Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…) Terry Tempest Williams Read a review of this book… NEXT BOOK >>>>>
     

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ERB Weekly Digest – Bob Dylan, Maya Angelou, Kate DiCamillo – May 27, 2016

by csmith - May 27, 2016 - 2:28 pm

 
 

ERB Editor Chris Smith’s New Book
Reading for the Common Good is now available!
ORDER NOW and get a FREE bonus ebook
(PLUS, Read an excerpt of the book) 

 

Kindle Ebook Bargain…
Bob Dylan’s ALL THE SONGS is only $1.99 now for Kindle!
(Print book retails for $50)  [ Get your copy now ]

 


 

Reviews, etc. posted this week on The ERB website:

  • Kate DiCamillo – Raymie Nightingale [Feature Review]
    Friendship and Loss   A Feature Review of   Raymie Nightingale: A Novel Kate DiCamillo Hardback: Candlewick Press, 2016 Buy now: [  ]  [   ]   Reviewed by Sarah Brown       It is hard to review a book like Raymie Nightingale without wanting to append a great big post-modern ‘spoiler alert’ in […]
     
  • 5 Essential Ebook Deals for Christian Readers – 27 May 2016
    Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out: ( Bob Dylan, Donald Miller, MORE) Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader… To keep up with all the latest ebook deals, be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook…   *** $1.99 *** NEXT EBOOK >>>>>
     
  • Maya Angelou on Writing and Life [Videos]
    Tomorrow (May 28) marks the anniversary of the death of acclaimed memoirist and poet, Maya Angelou In remembrance of her life and work, we offer a series of brief videos that she recorded that introduce key themes in her work. *** Love Liberates:     NEXT >>>>>> PAGE 1 of 8
     
  • Rob Bell – How to be Here [Review]
    The Sanctity of the Mundane   A Review of    How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living Rob Bell Hardback: HarperOne, 2016 Buy now: [  ]   [  ]   Reviewed by Josh Morgan     Rob Bell, in his latest book, How to Be Here, explores how to create […]
     
  • FREE Sample Issue of our Print Magazine!
    Did you know… that in addition to our website we publish a quarterly print magazine with interviews and reviews that are not available online? In conjunction with the release of ERB Editor Chris Smith’s new book Reading for the Common Good, we are offering our online friends an opportunity to get a FREE sample issue […]
     
  • New Book Releases – Week of 23 May 2016
    Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out: (Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…) Photographs by Vivian Cherry   NEXT BOOK >>>>>
     

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ERB Weekly Digest – Richard Foster, Reading for the Common Good, Race – May 20, 2016

by csmith - May 20, 2016 - 12:22 pm

 
 

ERB Editor Chris Smith’s New Book
Reading for the Common Good is almost here…  
ORDER NOW and get a FREE bonus ebook!
(PLUS, Read an excerpt of the book!) 

 
 

Kindle Ebook Bargain…
Richard Foster’s classic PRAYER is only $1.99 now for Kindle:
[ Get your copy

 


 

Reviews, etc. posted this week on The ERB website:

  • Shaka Senghor – Writing My Wrongs [Feature Review]
    Can a Murderer Change His Ways? A Feature Review of  Writing My Wrongs: Life, Death and Redemption in an American Prison Shaka Senghor Hardcover: Convergent, 2016 Buy now:  [  ]  [   ]   Reviewed by Deborah Bloom   Is it possible for a violent murderer to change their ways and become a productive member of society? […]
     
  • 5 Essential Ebook Deals for Christian Readers – 20 May 2016
    Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out: ( Richard Foster, C.S. Lewis, Rainbow Rowell, MORE) Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader… To keep up with all the latest ebook deals, be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook…   Richard Foster *** $1.99 *** NEXT […]
     
  • Sampling the Charleston Syllabus.
    One of this week’s best new releases is: The Charleston Syallbus: Readings on Race, Racism, and Racial Violence Chad Williams, Kidada Williams, Keisha Blaine, Eds. Buy now: [ Amazon ] This book captures a lengthy Twitter conversation, in the wake of the Charleston shootings, about essential readings on racism and racial violence.  Included below are […]
     
  • Michael McRay – Where the River Bends [Review]
    Shattering our views of Criminal Offenders A Review of Where The River Bends: Considering Forgiveness in the Lives of Prisoners.  Michael McRay Paperback: Cascade Books, 2016 Buy now: [  ]  [   ]    Reviewed By Paul D. Gregory   In the documentary “What I want my words to do to you,” American playwright and activist […]
     
  • C. Christopher Smith – Reading for the Common Good [Podcast]
    Yesterday, Relief Journal released the podcast episode that ERB editor Chris Smith recorded with them about his new book and also his previous book Slow Church. [ LISTEN NOW ] Relief Journal’s podcast is relatively new, and previous episodes include interviews with Marilyn Chandler McEntyre and D.L. Mayfield. The podcast features Dan Bowman and Amy Peterson talking […]
     
  • New Book Releases – Week of 16 May 2016
    Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out: (Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…) By Chris Armstrong Read an excerpt from this book… NEXT BOOK >>>>>
     

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ERB Weekly Digest – Slow Church, Walter Brueggemann, Charles Williams, Diversity in Theology – May 13, 2016

by csmith - May 13, 2016 - 2:39 pm

 
 

Check out the New
Slow Church Study Guide!
And also the new SlowChurch.com website
(Enter to win a Slow Church Book Club Bundle!!!)

 

The Enneagram – 5 Kindle EBooks for 1.99 each!

 

Kindle ebook bargain…
Chosen?: Reading the Bible Amid the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
By Walter Brueggemann
Only $1.99 now for Kindle  [ Get your copy now!

 


 

Reviews, etc. posted this week on The ERB website:

  • Grevel Lindop – Charles Williams [Feature Review]
    The Third Inkling A Feature Review of  Charles Williams: The Third Inkling Grevel Lindop Hardback: Oxford UP, 2016 Buy now: [  ]  [  ] Reviewed by Mark Wendland   Listen to C.S. Lewis and Malcolm Guite make the case for reading Williams.   Alice Mary (Smyth) Hadfield penned the earliest work about Charles Williams’ life. […]
     
  • 5 Essential Ebook Deals for Christian Readers – 13 May 2016
    Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out: ( Walter Brueggemann, Frederick Buechner, Enneagram, MORE) Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader… To keep up with all the latest ebook deals, be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook…   Walter Brueggemann *** $1.99 *** NEXT EBOOK […]
     
  • Duncan Hamilton – For the Glory [Feature Review]
    Exceptional Humility, Class, and Endurance A Feature Review of For the Glory: Eric Liddell’s Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr Duncan Hamilton Hardback: Penguin Press, 2016 Buy now:  [  ]  [  ]   Reviewed by Emma Sleeth Davis   When most people hear the name Eric Liddell, they think of the Scottish runner who […]
     
  • Our God is Too White? Diversifying our Theology.
    A friend of mine recently posted this NY Times article about the lack of diversity in philosophy on his Facebook wall, and speculated that its argument might also apply to theology.    When you read theology, how many of the theologians are white men? As a means to start diversifying our theological reading, here are […]
     
  • The Editor’s Desk – Mark Kurlansky, Christian Practical Wisdom, MORE
    I wrote brief reviews of the following books that were released in the last couple of weeks: by C. Christopher Smith, editor of The Englewood Review of Books     Mark Kurlansky * * * * * (out of 5 stars)   Essential reading for bibliophiles and those who work in the written word Kurlansky once […]
     
  • New Book Releases – Week of 9 May 2016
    Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out: (Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…) By Mark Kurlansky NEXT BOOK >>>>>
     

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ERB Weekly Digest – Scot McKnight, James K.A. Smith, Shakespeare, Kierkegaard – May 6, 2016

by csmith - May 6, 2016 - 4:31 pm

 
 

Scot McKnight’s excellent book The King Jesus Gospel
is only $3.99 now for Kindle!  [ Get your copy! ]  

 

ERB Editor Chris Smith’s new book
READING FOR THE COMMON GOOD
is coming in less than 2 months!
PRE-ORDER NOW!

 


 

Reviews, etc. posted this week on The ERB website:

  • James K.A. Smith – You Are What You Love [Feature Review]
    Reordering Our Loves   A Feature Review of   You Are What You Love: The Spiritual Power of Habit James K.A. Smith Hardback: Brazos Press, 2016 Buy now:  [ ] [ ]   Reviewed by Jeff Crosby     Most of us have heard the aphorisms since childhood from parents, pastors or other well-intentioned people […]
     
  • 5 Essential Ebook Deals for Christian Readers – 6 May 2016
    Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out: ( Scot McKnight, Mary Karr, John Perkins, MORE) Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader… To keep up with all the latest ebook deals, be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook…   Scot McKnight *** $3.99 *** NEXT […]
     
  • Favorite Shakespeare Movie Adaptations
    Last week, marked the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death. In honor of the occasion, here are seven of our favorite film adaptations of Shakespeare’s play from the last 50 years… #7 – Ten Things I Hate About You     (Adaptation of Taming of the Shrew) [ Stream the Movie via Amazon ] NEXT FILM […]
     
  • Søren Kierkegaard – The Crowd is Untruth
    Yesterday marked the birthday of Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard (b. 1813).   In honor of the occasion, here is one of his renowned essays:   The Crowd is Untruth Søren Kierkegaard Translated by Charles K. Bellinger     My dear, accept this dedication; it is given over, as it were, blindfolded, but therefore undisturbed by […]
     
  • Joshua Graves – How Not to Kill a Muslim [Review]
    Dialogue, Appreciation, Understanding, and Shared Life A Review of How Not to Kill a Muslim: A Manifesto of Hope for Christianity and Islam in North America Joshua Graves Paperback: Cascade Books, 2015. Buy now:  [  ] [  ] Reviewed by John W. Morehead   One of the greatest contemporary challenges faced by evangelicals and other expressions […]
     
  • Angela Duckworth – GRIT [Book Trailer]
    One of the most important new books released this week… Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance Angela Duckworth Hardback: Scribner, 2016 Buy now:  [ ] [ ]     Read a brief review of this book by ERB editor Chris Smith…     Watch the book trailer video…
     
  • New Book Releases – Week of 2 May 2016
    Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out: (Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…) By Makoto Fujimura Watch a trailer for this book… NEXT BOOK >>>>>

     

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ERB Weekly Digest – Andy Crouch, Annie Dillard, Michael Pollan, Jean Vanier – April 29, 2016

by csmith - April 29, 2016 - 4:45 pm

 
 

Michael Pollan’s excellent book, A PLACE OF MY OWN,
is only $1.99 now for Kindle!  [ Get your copy! ]

 

Two excellent print books by Phyllis Tickle
that are on sale for $2 each
!!! 

 


 

Reviews, etc. posted this week on The ERB website:

  • Andy Crouch – Strong and Weak [Feature Review]
    Up and to the Right   A Feature Review of  Strong and Weak: Embracing a Life of Love, Risk and True Flourishing Andy Crouch Hardback: IVP Books, 2016 Buy now:  [  ]  [   ]   Reviewed by Ryan Johnson     In the heart of every woman and man there is an acute understanding […]
     
  • 5 Essential Ebook Deals for Christian Readers – 29 April 2016
    Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out: ( Ann Voskamp, Michael Pollan, Eugene Peterson, MORE) Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader… To keep up with all the latest ebook deals, be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook…    Ann Voskamp *** $2.99 *** NEXT […]
     
  • Margot Starbuck / David King – Overplayed [Review]
    Tackling the Sacred Cow of Youth Sports   A Review of   Overplayed: A Parent’s Guide to the Sanity in the World of Youth Sports Margot Starbuck and David King Paperback: Herald Press, 2016 Buy now: [  ]   [   ]   Reviewed by Adam Metz      One of the most impressive and respected […]
     
  • Annie Dillard – Three Poems.
    Tomorrow will be Annie Dillard’s 71st birthday…  Here are three poems by her: *** ALSO don’t miss Annie Dillard – The NPR Recordings   The Man Who Wishes to Feed on Mahogany   NEXT POEM >>>>>>>
     
  • From Brokenness to Community – Book of the Month- Part 4
    Our Book of the Month for April is… From Brokenness to Community Jean Vanier Paperback: Paulist Press, 1992. Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ] *** Kindle edition only $3.49!!! We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and […]
     
  • New Book Releases – Week of 25 April 2016
    Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out: (Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)   By Kent Annan Watch a trailer for this book… NEXT BOOK >>>>>
     

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ERB Weekly Digest – Wendell Berry, Peter Enns, Earth Day, Jean Vanier – April 22, 2016

by csmith - April 22, 2016 - 1:32 pm

 
 

*** For a Limited Time…
The FEASTING ON THE GOSPELS and FEASTING ON THE WORD (Year C)
Commentaries are on a HUGE sale right now for Kindle…  
[ Get your copies now

 

TODAY is Earth Day…
 Ten Superb Recent Books on Creation Care!

 


 

Reviews, etc. posted this week on The ERB website:

  • Peter Enns – The Sin of Certainty [Feature Review]
    Learning to Let Go. A Feature Review of The Sin of Certainty: Why God Desires Our Trust More than Our “Correct” Beliefs Peter Enns Hardback: Harper One, 2016. Buy now:  [  ]  [  ]   Reviewed by Bob Cornwall.   The book of Hebrews declares that “faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the […]
     
  • 5 Essential Ebook Deals for Christian Readers – 22 April 2016
    Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out: ( Erin Lane, Rachel Carson, Feasting on the Gospels, MORE) Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader… To keep up with all the latest ebook deals, be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook…    Erin Lane *** $2.99 […]
     
  • Ten Superb Recent Books on Creation Care!
    For Earth Day today, we offer a list of ten superb recent books on various facets of creation care that Christians should be reading…   Books of a variety of genres by authors like Wendell Berry, Norman Wirzba, Naomi Klein, Walter Brueggemann and MORE! #1 Norman Wirzba One of the best theological resources on understanding […]
     
  • From Brokenness to Community – Book of the Month- Part 3
    Our Book of the Month for April is… From Brokenness to Community Jean Vanier Paperback: Paulist Press, 1992. Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ] *** Kindle edition only $3.49!!! We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and […]
     
  • Wendell Berry – Three Poems for Earth Day!
    For Earth Day today, three nature poems by Wendell Berry!   Watch for Berry’s latest collection of Sabbath poems,  , coming next month! Also, if you like these poems, I recommend the most complete collection of Berry’s Sabbath poems: .   The Peace of Wild Things Wendell Berry Download a FREE MP3 of Berry Reading this […]
     
  • New Book Releases – Week of 18 April 2016
    Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out: (Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)   By Pamela Haag Read a review of this book from The New Republic… NEXT BOOK >>>>>
     

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ERB Weekly Digest – Norman Wirzba, Festival of Faith & Writing, Jurgen Moltmann – April 8, 2016

by csmith - April 8, 2016 - 2:42 pm

 
 

Our April Book of the Month is 
Jean Vanier’s classic FROM BROKENNESS TO COMMUNITY
Get a copy on Kindle for only $3.49!!!   

 

Great Bunch of Print Books on sale from CBD!
Eugene Peterson, N.T. Wright, Henri Nouwen, MORE 

 

Will  you be at the Festival of Faith & Writing Next Week?
Our guide to recommended sessions
Be sure to stop by our booth to say HI! 

 


 

Reviews, etc. posted this week on The ERB website:

  • Norman Wirzba – Way of Love [Feature Review]
    A Captivating Vision for the Christian Life   A Feature Review of   Way of Love: Recovering the Heart of Christianity Norman Wirzba Hardback: HarperOne, 2016. Buy now:  [  ]   [  ]   Reviewed by Andrew Camp   Having celebrated Easter, the church will soon be settling into what she has traditionally called Ordinary Time—the […]
     
  • 5 Essential Ebook Deals for Christian Readers – 8 April 2016
    Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out: ( Jean Vanier, Carlene Bauer, Aldo Leopold, MORE) Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader… To keep up with all the latest ebook deals, be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook…   Carlene Bauer *** $2.99 *** NEXT […]
     
  • A Guide to the Festival of Faith & Writing 2016!
    Next week brings my favorite conference, the biennial Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College!   We will have a booth in the Exhibit Hall… Please do stop by and see us, pick up a FREE copy of our newest print issue, and enter to win some of the hundreds of dollars of prizes […]
     
  • Jürgen Moltmann – Video Intro to his Theology
    Today is the 90th birthday of theologian Jürgen Moltmann! In honor of the occasion we offer the following videos that introduce his theology… *** Books by Moltmann *** 1 – Theology of Joy     Video 1 of 8 Next video >>>>>
     
  • The Editor’s Desk – Krista Tippett, James K.A. Smith [Brief Reviews]
    I wrote brief reviews of the following books that were released this week: by C. Christopher Smith, editor of The Englewood Review of Books     Krista Tippett * * * * * (out of 5 stars) Imagining a more meaningful and more elegant way of life. Krista Tippett, the host of public radio’s On […]
     
  • From Brokenness to Community – Book of the Month- Part 1
    Our Book of the Month for April is… From Brokenness to Community Jean Vanier Paperback: Paulist Press, 1992. Buy now: [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ] *** Kindle edition only $3.49!!! We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and share your thoughts and […]
     
  • Chester Brown – Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus [Review]
    Part of Who We Are As Human Beings   A Review of Mary Wept Over the Feet of Jesus: Prostitution and Religious Obedience in the Bible Chester Brown Hardback: Drawn & Quarterly, 2016. Buy now:  [  ]   Reviewed by Jon M. Sweeney     I can’t imagine how this graphic novel of biblical stories […]
     
  • New Book Releases – Week of 4 April 2016
    Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out: (Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)   By James K.A. Smith Read a review of this book by Byron Borger of Hearts and Minds Books… NEXT BOOK >>>>>
     

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ERB Weekly Digest – Scot McKnight, Jean Vanier, Ebook Deals, National Poetry Month – April 1, 2016

by csmith - April 1, 2016 - 2:44 pm

 
 
 

*** Our 2015 Book of the Year…
Scot’s McKnight’s A FELLOWSHIP OF DIFFERENTS
is only $1.99 now for Kindle.  [ Get your copy now ]
(And the Audiobook is only $3.99 when you buy the ebook!) 

 

Just Announced!
Amazon’s April 2016 Monthly Ebook Deals.
Here are the best deals for Christian Readers… 

 

April is National Poetry Month!!!
FREE Ebook by Tania Runyan
and Other resources to help you celebrate 

 


 

Reviews, etc. posted this week on The ERB website:

  • Daniel White, Jr. – Subterranean [Feature Review]
    Seeking Rootedness   A Review of   Subterranean: Why the Future of the Church Is Rootedness Daniel White, Jr.  Paperback: Cascade Books, 2015 Buy now:  [  ]  [   ]   Reviewed by Jonathan Schindler     Subterranean: Why the Future of the Church Is Rootedness begins in an unexpected place. Author Dan White Jr. […]
     
  • 5 Essential Ebook Deals for Christian Readers – 1 April 2016
    Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out: ( Scot McKnight, Rachel Held Evans, Lauren Winner, MORE) Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader… To keep up with all the latest ebook deals, be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook…   Scot McKnight *** $1.99 *** […]
     
  • The Justice Calling – Hoang / Johnson [Review]
    Persistence is the Key. A Review of  The Justice Calling: Where Passion Meets Perseverance Bethany Hanke Hoang / Kristen Deede Johnson Hardback: Brazos Press, 2016 Buy now:  [  ]  [  ]   Reviewed by Kevin Book-Satterlee   Young Latin scholars, René Padilla and Samuel Escobar stood before a sea of evangelical leaders at the first […]
     
  • April is National Poetry Month!!!
    April is National Poetry Month…   Here are some resources to help you celebrate.   Tania Ruyan’s excellent collection of poems, is ** FREE ** right now for Kindle. It will make great reading for National Poetry Month!     Need suggestions of poets to read? Read More Poetry! Part I – Classic Poets Read […]
     
  • Slow Church Reading List #3 – Stability
      I’m going to start assembling some reading lists to accompany the Slow Church book… The book includes a Recommended Reading List as an appendix, but these lists I’m working on will go deeper than that, and will include books that have been released since the launch of Slow Church.   Haven’t read Slow Church? […]
     
  • Jean Vanier – From Brokenness… [April Book of the Month]
    Announcing our April 2016 Book of the Month… A classic book by Jean Vanier. We invite you into a conversation about the book and its themes.   From Brokenness to Community Jean Vanier Paperback: Paulist Press, 1992. Buy now: [  ]  [  ] of this book is only $3.49!!! We will start reading through the […]
     
  • Trouble I’ve Seen – Book of the Month Conversation – Part 9
    Our Book of the Month for March is… Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism Drew G.I. Hart Paperback: Herald Press, 2016 Buy now:  [ Amazon ] We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and […]
     
  • Glen Weldon – The Caped Crusade [NPR Interview]
    I bought a copy of this great new book for my wife’s birthday present…   The Caped Crusade: Batman and the Rise of Nerd Culture Glen Weldon Hardback: Simon and Schuster, 2016 Buy now: [ ]  [  ]   Here is a great interview that the author did with NPR’s Audie Cornish:       […]
     
  • New Book Releases – Week of 28 March 2016
    Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out: (Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)    By Alan Kreider NEXT BOOK >>>>>
     

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ERB Weekly Digest – Stanley Hauerwas, Thomas Merton, Women Writers, Grace Ji-Sun Kim – March 25, 2016

by csmith - March 25, 2016 - 2:40 pm

 
 

*** TODAY ONLY… (March 25, 2016)
Get Stanley Hauerwas’s book CROSS-SHATTERED CHRIST
For only $2.99 on Kindle!  [ Get your copy now! ]

 

Our Recent Women Writers Series:
   [ Essential Women Writers ]    |  [ Up and Coming Women Writers ]
   [  Women Saints Whose Stories You Should Know ]

 


 

Reviews, etc. posted this week on The ERB website:

  • Grace Ji-Sun Kim – Embracing the Other [Feature Review]
    Oriented Toward Justice and Hope   A Feature Review of  Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love  Grace Ji-Sun Kim Paperback: Eerdmans, 2015. Buy now:  [  ]   [  ]   Reviewed by David Swanson     In Embracing the Other: The Transformative Spirit of Love, theologian Grace Ji-Sun Kim writes consciously and unapologetically from […]
     
  • 5 Essential Ebook Deals for Christian Readers – 25 March 2016
    Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out: ( Frederick Buechner, C.S. Lewis, Brennan Manning, MORE) Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader… To keep up with all the latest ebook deals, be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook…   *** $1.99 ***   NEXT EBOOK […]
     
  • Trouble I’ve Seen – Book of the Month Conversation – Part 8
    Our Book of the Month for March is… Trouble I’ve Seen: Changing the Way the Church Views Racism Drew G.I. Hart Paperback: Herald Press, 2016 Buy now:  [ Amazon ] We will be reading through the book this month, and posting discussion questions as we go. We hope you will read along with us, and […]
     
  • Walt Whitman – 5 Favorite Poems from Leaves of Grass
    Tomorrow (March 26) marks the anniversary of Walt Whitman’s death in 1892. In remembrance of him, we offer five of his poems that we love from his famed collection LEAVES OF GRASS… Poets to Come Walt Whitman   Poets to come! orators, singers, musicians to come! Not to-day is to justify me and answer what I […]
     
  • Thomas Merton – Ishi Means Man [Excerpt]
      Did you know that Thomas Merton wrote a book about Native Americans? Ishi Means Man Thomas Merton Paperback Reprint: Paulist Press, 2015 Buy now:  [  ]  [  ] Today marks the 100th anniversary of the death of Ishi, the last member of the Yahi, a group of the Yana of California. Widely acclaimed in his time as […]
     
  • Ten Up and Coming Women Writers for Christian Readers
    One of the great challenges of the publishing industry in the twenty-first century is that it is overwhelmingly dominated by white males. One small part of the necessary corrective measures is for all of us to buy and read more books by authors who are not white males.  Toward this end, here is a list of […]
     
  • Daniel Clowes – Patience: A Graphic Novel [Interview]
    One of this week’s best new releases is… Patience: A Graphic Novel Daniel Clowes Hardback: Fantagraphics, 2016 Buy now:  [  ] Here is a great interview that Clowes recently did with Nicole Rudick of The Paris Review…
     
  • New Book Releases – Week of 21 March 2016
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