The Weekly Hit List: June 8, 2012

Miroslav Volf, author of A Public Faith by Miroslav Volf was granted the 2012 Nautilus Silver Book Award in the category of Religion / Spirituality — Western.

The Nautilus Book Awards recognize books “that promote spiritual growth, conscious living & positive social change, while at the same time they stimulate the ‘imagination’ and offer the reader ‘new possibilities’ for a better life and a better world.”

Volf delivered a lecture at the Christians in Political Science Conference at Gordon College on June 2, 2012: “A Public Faith: A Christian Alternative to Secular and Religious Political Exclusivism.”


Quick Hits:

The Bible Made Impossible by Christian Smith was reviewed on The Colossian Forum.

Brian LePort has continued to write a series of posts on the “historicity” of Adam, comparing The Evolution of Adam by Peter Enns and Did Adam and Eve Really Exist? by C. John Collins. Read: Part 1. Part 2. Part 3. Part 4. Part 5. Part 6. Part 7. Also: “A survey of views on the historicity of Adam and Eve.”


Brazos Press June Ebook Specials

Don’t forget that June ebook specials are currently running for multiple Brazos Press and Baker Academic titles.

All of these ebooks are at least 50% off (and, in most cases, more):

Church in the Present Tense: A Candid Look at What’s Emerging by Scot McKnight, Peter Rollins, Kevin J. Corcoran, and Jason Clark
Jesus and Money: A Guide for Times of Financial Crisis by Ben Witherington III
Death and Afterlife: A Theological Introduction by Terence Nichols
God Hides in Plain Sight: How to See the Sacred in a Chaotic World by Dean Nelson
The Forgotten Ways Handbook: A Practical Guide for Developing Missional Churches by Alan Hirsch with Darryn Altclass
Ephesians (Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture series)by Peter S. Williamson

You can read more regarding the special ebook sale prices at