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Medieval Christianity

This is the latest post in a series that will, in effect, create a library of classics that are available as free ebooks.

Check out the full library to date here….

This week we focus on Medieval Christianity. We have selected the following books as recommended reading.

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 an article on The Huffington Post website arguing for reading a mix of classics and new books.


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Here are 5 Free Ebooks for Kindle that are worth checking out:

These were taken from Amazon’s Kindle Bestsellers List.

For most of these, I have no idea when (or if) the book will cease to be free…

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The Bicycle Diaries: My 21,000-Mile Ride for the Climate

By David Kroodsma

“This is the kind of adventure we need more of–someone actually taking what they know and carrying it out to the people who need to hear it. Pedaling a bike, and peddling the truth about the most important issue of our time.” –Bill McKibben

Contact us and let us know if this ebook is no longer free…

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Ancient Philosophy

This is the latest post in a series that will, in effect, create a library of classics that are available as free ebooks.

Check out the full library to date here….

This week we focus on Ancient Philosophy. We have selected the following books as recommended reading.

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 an article on The Huffington Post website arguing for reading a mix of classics and new books.


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Julian of NorwichToday is the feast of Julian of Norwich.

Very little is known about Julian’s life. Her personal name is unknown; the name “Julian” simply derives from the fact that her anchoress’s cell was built onto the wall of the church of St Julian in Norwich. Her writings indicate that she was probably born around 1342 and died around 1416. She may have been from a privileged family that lived in Norwich, or nearby. Norwich was at the time the second largest city in England. Plague epidemics were rampant during the 14th century and, according to some scholars, Julian may have become an anchoress whilst still unmarried or, having lost her family in the Plague, as a widow. Becoming an anchoress may have served as a way to quarantine her from the rest of the population. There is scholarly debate as to whether Julian was a nun in a nearby convent or even a laywoman.

When she was 30 and living at home, Julian suffered from a severe illness. Whilst apparently on her deathbed, Julian had a series of intense visions of Jesus Christ, which ended by the time she recovered from her illness on 13 May 1373. Julian wrote about her visions immediately after they had happened (although the text may not have been finished for some years), in a version of the Revelations of Divine Love now known as the Short Text; this narrative of 25 chapters is about 11,000 words long. It is believed to be the earliest surviving book written in the English language by a woman. (via Wikipedia)

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Here are 5 Free Ebooks for Kindle that are worth checking out:

These were taken from Amazon’s Kindle Bestsellers List.

For most of these, I have no idea when (or if) the book will cease to be free…

Free Ebooks > > > >
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Orthodoxy (Moody Classics)

By G.K. Chesterton

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St. AthanasiusSt. AthanasiusToday is the Feast of St. Athanasius…

St. Athanasius of Alexandria (c. 296–298 – 2 May 373), also called Athanasius the Great, Athanasius the Confessor or, primarily in the Coptic Orthodox Church, Athanasius the Apostolic, was the twentieth bishop of Alexandria (as Athanasius I). His episcopate lasted 45 years (c. 8 June 328 – 2 May 373), of which over 17 were spent in five exiles ordered by four different Roman emperors. He is considered to be a renowned Christian theologian, a Church Father, the chief defender of Trinitarianism against Arianism, and a noted Egyptian leader of the fourth century.
 
He is remembered for his role in the conflict with Arius and Arianism. In 325, at the age of 27, Athanasius had a leading role against the Arians in the First Council of Nicaea. At the time, he was a deacon and personal secretary of the 19th Bishop of Alexandria, Alexander. Nicaea was convoked by Constantine I in May–August 325 to address the Arian position that the Son of God, Jesus of Nazareth, is of a distinct substance from the Father.
 
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William Shakespeare

This is the latest post in a series that will, in effect, create a library of classics that are available as free ebooks.

Most recent post: [ 20th Century Fiction ]
1st post in this series: [ Classics of Ancient History ]

Yesterday marked the 450th birthday of William Shakespeare!  We honor the occasion by offering a number of our favorite works of his!

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 an article on The Huffington Post website arguing for reading a mix of classics and new books in 2013.

FREE DOWNLOAD OF THE COMPLETE WORKS! ]

   (for Kindle/ Nook / Other eReader, via Project Gutenberg)

If you prefer the 1-click convenience of loading it onto
your Kindle through Amazon,
you can get a good copy for $1.99.


If you don’t want to overload your device with the complete works, then here are some of our favorite individual works:

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Willie Jennings

Here is the first of the audio recordings from the Slow Church Conference that we hosted last week here at Englewood Christian Church.

Our aim for the conference was to foster conversation around the work of several key theologians whose work inspired the Slow Church book that John Pattison and I wrote.

[ Download a FREE sampler of the SLOW CHURCH book here... ]

Willie Jennings is Associate Professor of Theology and Black Church Studies at Duke Divinity School.

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Slow Church

Yesterday was a big day for the SLOW CHURCH book!

Bob Smietana of Religion News Service (RNS) wrote a really positive article on the book and the growing conversation about Slow Church, and this article was picked up by a number of outlets including The Washington Post!

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Robert Frost

Today is the birthday of Robert Frost!
In honor of this occasion, we offer the ebooks and audiobooks of his poetry that are available for FREE:

 

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A Boy’s Will: Poems

by Robert Frost

Alt.Kindle, Nook and other versions
available via Project Gutenberg

Frost’s first collection of poems, originally published in 1913

The Complete Poems of Robert Frost

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