The Weekly Hit List: March 1, 2013

Kicking at the Darkness by Brian J. Walsh was reviewed by The Christian Century.

Kicking at the Darkness

“Some of us owe a large part of whatever prophetic imagination we have to the creative powers of Bruce Cockburn. For pop-music-loving Bible readers of my generation, chances are he came to us via U2 of the late 1980s.

“In “God Part II,” from Rattle and Hum(1988), Bono tells of a late-night radio singer announcing his resolve to “kick the darkness / Till it bleeds daylight.” Liner-note readers like myself found next to this devastatingly evocative phrase a footnote introducing Cockburn, from whose “Lovers in a Dangerous Time” the line was purloined. From there I’m guessing sales of the Canadian bard’s albums—he’d been putting them out since 1970—spiked more than a little.”

The full text of the review is available to subscribers.

 

Quick Hits:

Our Spring 2013 academic catalog is now available.

Of Games and God by Kevin Schut was recommended by Byron Borger of Hearts & Minds books.

Of Games and God was also recommended by PRISM Magazine.

Genesis (BTCB) by R. Reno was recommended by Mark Braye.

Who Is My Enemy? by Lee C. Camp was referenced by Craig D. Katzenmiller.

 

Goodreads Giveaways:

Two forthcoming Brazos Press titles are now available as giveaways on Goodreads:

Educating All God’s Children: What Christians Can—and Should—Do to Improve Public Education for Low-Income Kids by Nicole Baker Fulgham

On God’s Side: What Religion Forgets and Politics Hasn’t Learned about Serving the Common Good by Jim Wallis

The Weekly Hit List: August 17, 2012

Living into Focus by Arthur Boers was reviewed by Comment Magazine.

In his latest book, Living into Focus: Choosing What Matters in an Age of Distraction, Arthur Boers (a colleague of mine at Tyndale Seminary) aims to be both prophetic and helpful to Christians in an age of increasing distraction provided by technology: prophetic, in alerting us to and warning us of our growing dependence on technology and the manner in which it has changed our world and patterns; helpful, in equipping people to be discerning as they engage with the fruit of technology.

To read the whole review, click here.

 

Quick Hits:

Kicking at the Darkness by Brian J. Walsh was reviewed by YouthWorker Journal.

Peter Enns responded to a Themelios review of The Evolution of Adam.

Broken Hallelujahs by Christian Scharen was reviewed by YouthWorker Journal.

Letters to a Young Calvinist by James K. A. Smith was reviewed on Kyle McDanell’s blog.

The Bible Made Impossible by Christian Smith was reviewed on David D. Flower’s blog.

Englewood Review of Books featured Brian J. Walsh’s recent interview with Bruce Cockburn.

 

And in case you missed it:

Living into Focus by Arthur Boers was reviewed by Canadian Mennonite Magazine.

Phillip Cary was interviewed on ReformedCast about Good News for Anxious Christians.

Dale Goldsmith and Joy V. Goldsmith, co-authors of Speaking of Dying, appeared on Dr. Bill Maier Live.

 

Ebook Specials and Other Offers:

August ebook specials are currently running for multiple Brazos Press and Baker Academic titles. All of these ebooks are at least 60% off:

Proverbs and Ecclesiastes by Daniel J. Treier
Adventures in Daily Prayer by Bert Ghezzi
Letters to a Young Calvinist by James K. A. Smith
Seven Deadly Spirits by T. Scott Daniels
Be Not Afraid by Samuel Wells
Creating a Spiritual Legacy by Daniel Taylor
The Truth Shall Make You Odd by Frank G. Honeycutt

The Weekly Hit List: June 22, 2012

Kicking at the Darkness by Brian J. Walsh was granted the 2012 Nonfiction Book — Academic book Award of Merit from the Canadian Christian Writing Awards.

The Canadian Christian Writing Awards are “designed to raise the profile of Canadian writers who are Christian, and to encourage them in the pursuit of excellence in the art, craft, practice and ministry of writing.

“The awards are sponsored by The Word Guild, a national organization of Canadian writers and editors who are Christian. Formerly known as The God Uses Ink Awards, these writing prizes have been awarded annually since 1988.”

 

Quick Hits:

Spirituality and the Awakening Self by David G. Benner was reviewed on Semper Reformanda.

The Bible Made Impossible by Christian Smith was reviewed on The Gregorian Blog.

A Public Faith by Miroslav Volf was recommended on the Archdiocese of Cincinnati’s blog.

The June issue of Border Crossings (the Brazos Press newsletter) is now available.

In case you missed it: James K. A. Smith, author of Letters to a Young Calvinist,  was interviewed on WGVU-FM.

Brian Walsh Interviews Bruce Cockburn – Parts 5 & 6

Last month Brazos author Brian Walsh interviewed Bruce Cockburn at the 2012 Festival of Faith & Writingg at Calvin College.

Brian is the author of Kicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination.

We have been posting the videos of the interview here on the blog.

Check out Part One, Part Two, and Parts Three & Four.

Here are parts 5 and 6:

Brian Walsh Interviews Bruce Cockburn – Parts 3 & 4

Last month Brazos author Brian Walsh interviewed Bruce Cockburn at the 2012 Festival of Faith & Writing at Calvin College.

Brian is the author of Kicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination.

We have been posting the videos of the interview here on the blog.

Check out Part One and Part Two of the interview.

Here are parts 3 and 4:

 

Brian Walsh Interviews Bruce Cockburn – Part 2

Last month Brazos author Brian Walsh interviewed Bruce Cockburn at the 2012 Festival of Faith & Writing at Calvin College.

Brian is the author of Kicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination.

We posted the first part of that interview a couple of weeks ago.

To check it out, click here.

This is part 2 of the interview:

Brian Walsh Interviews Bruce Cockburn – FFW 2012

On April 19th, Brian Walsh (author of Kicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination) interviewed Bruce Cockburn as a part of the 2012 Festival of Faith & Writing at Calvin College.

Here is the first part of that interview:

Here are some photos from the interview (courtesy of www.culturesnap.ca):

The Weekly Hit List: April 27, 2012

Peter Enns’s book The Evolution of Adam: What the Bible Does and Doesn’t Say about Human Origins has gotten much online attention this week.

James K. A. Smith wrote a review on The Colossian Forum: “Whose Bible? Which Adam?”

J. R. Daniel Kirk wrote a response (to Smith’s review) on his blog, Storied Theology: “What’s Wrong with Theological Exegesis”.

Enns was also featured in video from the symposium Biblical Faith in an Age of Science; Adam & Eve, Evolution, and Evangelicalism that took place on the NC State campus on April 12.  Here he talks about problems with Adam and evolution, and here the panel talks about Adam and Eve, evolution, and evangelicalism.

For additional video of Peter Enns describing The Evolution of Adam,  click here, here, and here.

 

Quick Hits:

Jim Wallis wrote about his recent sabbatical and his forthcoming book with Brazos Press in “Listening for the Voice of Aslan.”

Brian Walsh’s Kicking at the Darkness is a finalist in The Word Guild’s 2012 Canadian Christian Writing Awards. Kicking at the Darkness was also reviewed on A Sideways Glance.

 

The Weekly Hit List: April 20, 2012

Brian Walsh, author of the Brazos book Kicking at the Darkness: Bruce Cockburn and the Christian Imagination, will be featured in the documentary Bruce Cockburn: Pacing the Cage.

The film will premeire on the Canadian station ‘VisionTV’ May 1st, at 10 pm ET.

For more info on the documentary, click here.

Also, Byron Borger recently featured Kicking at the Darkness  in the first of a two-part blog post on Bruce Cockburn and Brian Walsh on the “Hearts & Minds” blog.

 

Quick Hits:

Nicole Baker Fulgham, author of the forthcoming Brazos book Educating All God’s Children, was recently interviewed on Christianity Today’s “This Is Our City” blog.

Back in February, Gary Colledge, author of the just-released God and Charles Dickens, wrote a piece for Christianity Today titled “My Top 5 Books by Charles Dickens.”

Christian Smith’s The Bible Made Impossible was reviewed on the “Bartholomusings” blog.

God and Charles Dickens Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to Scott Elliott, Bill Bradford, Thomas Cairns, Lynn Kauppi, and Terrance Tiessen. They have each won a copy of Gary Colledge’s God and Charles Dickens on The Brazos Blog.

Keep checking back for our next giveaway.

The Weekly Hit List: April 6, 2012

The April issue of our newsletter “Border Crossings” was just sent out.

You can read it here. To sign up, click here.

Two Brazos books were selected among the finalists for the Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Awards:

Miroslav Volf’s A Public Faith was selected in the “Religion” category.

Daniel Taylor’s Creating a Spiritual Legacy was selected in the “Body, Mind & Spirit” category.

See the full list of finalists here.

 

Several blogs have given attention to Christian Smith’s The Bible Made Impossible: Why Biblicism Is Not a Truly Evangelical Reading of Scripture. Many have been linking to the terrific interview with Smith by Frank Viola on the “Beyond Evangelical” blog. If you haven’t read this interview yet, check it out here.

Here are some blogs that have posted on The Bible Made Impossible:

“I Call You Friend” Blog

“Can’t Catch My Breath” Blog

“Court Can Write” Blog

 Quick Hits:

Peter Enns’s The Evolution of Adam was reviewed on the “Falling Off a Cliff Backwards” blog.

Brian Walsh’s Kicking at the Darkness was mentioned in a Vancouver Sun article.

Many great posts came from David Benner’s Spirituality and the Awakening Self being a part of the Patheos Book Club. Be sure to check out Tony Jones’s post (he’s giving away a copy of the book!).

Miroslav Volf’s A Public Faith was reviewed on the “Ends & Means” blog.

Harold Cameron reviewed Samuel Well’s Be Not Afraid on his blog.