The Weekly Hit List: November 8, 2013

A Hobbit Journey by Matthew Dickerson was reviewed in Tolkien Journal.

“Dickerson’s main thrust, then and now, is wrestling with one of the common criticisms we hear from Tolkien’s detractors:  that LOTR glorifies war and violence.  So he carefully looks at the battles, at how they are described, and at how the heroes respond to them, participate in them, think and talk about them, and feel about it afterward. . . .

“Wrestling with significant questions as they are raised and answered by details of plot and texture of passage, Dickerson shows a profound understanding of what literature is and therefore of how it should be studied.”

Read the rest of the review here.



Quick Hits:

Educating All God’s Children by Nicole Baker Fulgham was reviewed by Dr. Trent Nicholson.

Nicole  Baker Fulgham wrote “Resurrecting Detroit” for Q Ideas.

iGods by Craig Detweiler was recommended by Hearts & Minds Books.

Christine Colón, co-author of Singled Out, appeared on Connected Faith with Neil Stavem.


Ebook Specials:

God Hides in Plain Sight: How to See the Sacred in a Chaotic World by Dean Nelson is only $1.99 (88% off) through November 10.

The Weekly Hit List: November 1, 2013

On Gods SideJim Wallis, author of On God’s Side, was interviewed by Ian Matthews for Aslan Christian Books.

“How do you respond to those who believe that faith has no place in the public square at all?”

“Faith transcends politics. It should be lived out in our public life for the common good. The challenge facing people of all faiths is how we rise above political ideology and lead on moral grounds. Our public life could be improved and even transformed if our religious traditions practiced what they preached in all parts of our lives. People of all religions need to show how faith can promote, not hinder the common good.”

Read the rest of the interview here.


Quick Hits:

A Life Observed by Devin Brown was reviewed by Robert Heid. 

Nicole Baker Fulgham, author of Educating All God’s Children, was interviewed on Anglican Review.

Nicole Baker Fulgham was also interviewed by CALLED Magazine.

Of Games and God by Kevin Schut was mentioned in an article by Publishers Weekly.  

Singled Out by Christine Colón and Bonnie Field was recommended by Leigh Kramer on Rachel Held Evans’ blog.

Real Sex by Lauren F. Winner was recommended by Grace Biskie on Rachel Held Evans’ blog.


Ebook Specials:

Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity by Lauren F. Winner is only $1.99 (87% off) through November 6.

The new Jim Wallis ebook short, God’s Economics: Principles for Fixing Our Financial Crisis, is FREE through November 6 from the following participating retailers:

Barnes & Noble

A selection from the well-received On God’s Side, this new ebook short shows God requires a different kind of economy and explores how we can all help fix the financial crisis.