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This week marked the launch of a book that we are very excited about…

… Marilynne Robinson’s latest book of essays!

Have you bought a copy yet?

The Givenness of Things: Essays
Marilynne Robinson

Hardback: FSG Books, 2015
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Since Saturday October 31 is Reformation Day, we thought it would be appropriate to share Robinson’s essay “Reformation” from this new book…
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The finalists in the running for the National Book Award were announced earlier this week…

[ See the full list of finalists ]


If you are like us, then there probably are a number of these books that you haven’t read yet.

So, we thought we’d give you excerpts from eight of them to give you a taste of their contents.

The Turner House: A Novel

Angela Fournoy

HMH Books

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An excerpt from one of this week’s best new book releases:

The Holy Spirit
Stanley Hauerwas and Will Willimon

Paperback: Abingon Press, 2015
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Sunday (Oct. 4) is the birthday of renowned Theologian Walter Rauschenbusch…

Rauschenbusch’s view of Christianity was that its purpose was to spread a Kingdom of God, not through a fire and brimstone style of preaching but by leading a Christlike life. Rauschenbusch did not view Jesus’ death as an act of substitutionary atonement but in his words, he died “to substitute love for selfishness as the basis of human society.” He wrote that “Christianity is in its nature revolutionary” and tried to remind society of that. He explained that the Kingdom of God “is not a matter of getting individuals to heaven, but of transforming the life on earth into the harmony of heaven.” (via Wikipedia)

In honor of the occasion we offer 7 of his books that can be read in full here, or downloaded as FREE PDF ebooks via Google Books.

1) A Theology for the Social Gospel


FREE PDF ebook edition!
via Google Books


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Today is the release date for Brené Brown’s new book…


Rising Strong:
The Reckoning, The Rumble, The Revolution

Hardback: Spiegel and Grau, 2015
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Here are three crucial excerpts from the book:

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#1 – The Rules of Engagement for Rising Strong:

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Excited to share this excerpt from
one of this week’s best new book releases!

The Work of Theology
Stanley Hauerwas

Paperback: Eerdmans, 2015
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Don’t miss some of our favorite online Hauerwas videos

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Releasing on August 18…


For the Love:
Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards

Jen Hatmaker

Hardback: Thomas Nelson, 2015
Pre-order now: [ Amazon ] [ Kindle]
Read my advance copy of this book last night. 

Here are two important thoughts from the book that really got my attention…



Read an excerpt of the book that contains this quote in context….
(via Google Books)


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An excerpt from one of this week’s most anticipated books…

The Fellowship:
Literary Lives of the Inklings

Philip Zaleski and Carol Zaleski

Hardback: FSG Books, 2015.
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One of this week’s most anticipated books is the final novel from the late novelist, Kent Haruf:

Our Souls at Night: A Novel
Kent Haruf

Hardback: Knopf, 2015
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Read the opening pages of this novel:

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A new book of Pope Francis’s writings came out this spring:

Walking With Jesus: A Way Forward for the Church
Pope Francis

Paperback: Loyola Press, 2015
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
Watch for our review in
our summer print issue


Two excerpts from the book:

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