Here are 5 essential May 2022 ebook deals that are worth checking out: Grace Ji-Sun Kim & Graham Hill, Wilda Gafney, John O’Donohue, more…
Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.
Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill
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“God wants to transform our broken world with radical love and justice. Grace Ji-Sun Kim and Graham Hill show us practical, life-giving ways that the church can help God’s will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
— Jacqui Lewis, senior minister at Middle Collegiate Church
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There are untold numbers of female prophets hiding in the masculine grammar and androcentric focus of the Hebrew scriptures. There are women-prophets in the communities around biblical Israel, existing for hundreds of years and even a thousand years before the Israelite and Judean prophets recorded their messages. The rabbinic and Christian fathers analyzed and found more women in the scriptures who function as prophets than the biblical authors identify. All of these female prophets have an intimate connection with the God of Israel; they express that connection by singing, dancing, drumming, speaking with and for God, waging war, performing miracles, exercising statecraft, and giving birth. Each of them is a daughter of Miriam, the mother of all women-prophets.
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“John O’Donohue’s wondrous words illuminate the pages of this magnificent book as they bring clarity and inspiration to our rapidly changing world. Whether we’re discovering John for the first time, or we have already been transformed by the poetry and prose of this profound philosopher, poet, and mystic, Walking in Wonder offers us all a unique opportunity to enter a compelling conversation about the most important yet often hidden challenges of finding meaning and connection in our modern lives.”
-—Daniel J. Siegel, MD, clinical professor at the UCLA School of Medicine and New York Times bestselling author of Aware: The Science and Practice of Presence
Jacob van Vleet
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“Jacques Ellul’s work is incredibly important for contemporary Christians to wrestle with, but his corpus is sprawling and its coherence is not easily discerned. In this wonderfully clear introduction, Jacob Van Vleet clearly and concisely lays out how Ellul’s works are united by a clear argumentative structure. A real intellectual achievement that is also a gift to all those who want entry into the riches of Ellul’s works.”
— Brian Brock, University of Aberdeen
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This book argues that Christian nonviolence is both formed by and forms ecclesial life, creating an inextricable relationship between church commitment and resistance to war. Examining the work of John Howard Yoder, Dorothy Day, William Stringfellow, and Robert McAfee Brown, this book explores how each thinker’s advocacy for nonviolent resistance depends deeply upon the ecclesiology out of which it comes.