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…)

The Cultivated Life:
From Ceaseless Striving to Receiving Joy

By Susan S. Phillips

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Biblicism After Blomberg

A Feature Review of
 

Can We Still Believe the Bible?
An Evangelical Engagement with Contemporary Questions
Craig L. Blomberg.

Paperback: Brazos Press, 2014
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Reviewed by Michael Kallenberg

 

The questions Blomberg addresses in Can We Still Believe the Bible? arise from six areas of study that are frequently fraught with misconceptions and distortions from a cacophony of both liberal and conservative voices. To this grating mix, he offers a gracious response. The book consists of candid examinations of the following controversial issues that surround the reliability of the Bible: the results of textual criticism, the selection of books for the canon, the recent proliferation of English translations, the definition and application of inerrancy, the recognition of literary genres that are not straightforward history, and the centrality of miraculous accounts.

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The Annie Dillard Reader

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For those of you who already enjoy poetry, we hope you’ll appreciate this selection of classic pieces being read aloud.

For those of you who don’t love poetry, we’ve compiled a list of 10 singers and actors reading in hopes that they’ll help convince you to.

 

Compiled by Sarah Lyons

 

Meryl Streep

Actress, known for a variety of movies including The Devil Wears Prada and most recently Into the Woods

 

Reading Emily Dickinson’s “In Vain”

 

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This Sunday, June 28, marks the birthday of John Wesley.

In honor of the occasion, we share this sermon, which has been very helpful for us at Englewood Christian Church.

We challenge you to consider the meaning of this sermon in the age of social media?  How do we avoid evil speaking in our online interactions?

The Cure of Evil-speaking
(Sermon 49)
John Wesley

“If thy brother shall sin against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: If he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear, take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he will not hear them, tell it to the Church. But if he does not hear the church, let him be to thee as an heathen man and a publican.”   [ Matt. 18:15–17 ]
 
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A Review of

Tongue to the Anvil: Poems
Thomas Alan Orr

Paperback: Restoration Press, 2014.

Reviewed by Sarah Lyons

 

If left on my own, I find that I tend to be very demanding when reading poems. I’ll read them in handfuls on a whim, but not carefully—it’s the casual, uncommitted kind of reading with eyes sweeping from one line break to the next without really ‘catching.’ I’ll skim. I’ll find myself in love with the idea of poetry, and yet not actually interested in the sometimes bare realities of it.

With this habit ingrained in the back of my soul, I brushed my hands over a few pages of Orr’s work. And I paused. And then I read the poems again.

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Sarojini_Naidu_in_Bombay_1946Sarojini Naidu (born as Sarojini Chattopadhyay), also known as The Nightingale of India, was an Indian independence activist and poet. Naidu served as the first governor of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh from 1947 to 1949; the first woman to become the governor of an Indian state. She was the second woman to become the president of the Indian National Congress in 1925 and the first Indian woman to do so.
(via Wikipedia)

 

Download Naidu’s collection of poems
The Golden Threshold

as a FREE ebook from Project Gutenberg.

 

The Coromandel Fishers
Sarojini Naidu

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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…)

Patience and Fortitude: Power, Real Estate, and the Fight to Save a Public Library

By Scott Sherman

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The Curving, Twisting, Intertwining Nature of Reality

A Feature Review of

Traces of the Trinity: Signs of God in Creation and Human Experience
Peter Leithart                                  

Paperback: Brazos Press, 2015
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Reviewed by Andrew Stout

 

Trinitarian theology can often seem more confounding than illuminating, a matter simply of creedal affirmation rather than practical living. In Traces of the Trinity, Peter Leithart, president of the Theopolis Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, upends this impression by examining the world through a trinitarian lens. The goal of the book is “to point to the traces of what theologians call ‘perichoresis’ in creation and in human experience” (vii). He defines perichoresis as the “mutual indwelling,” or “reciprocal penetration,” of the three persons of the Trinity. The term originates in patristic theology and has seen a revival among contemporary theologians. Leithart characterizes his task as “an exercise in trinitarian ‘worldview’” (viii), working from the assumption that “Christians believe that the Triune God created the world, and that should have some implications for the kind of world that it is” (ix). This is Trinitarian theology that goes all the way down.
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