The Weekly Hit List: December 12, 2014

Presence and Encounter by Dr. David G. Benner was reviewed by Englewood Review of Books.

“For being a relatively short book, it is contains a deeply powerful message. Although at times what Benner writes is complicated because of some philosophical language, it is challenging nonetheless.

“Most are seeking life change, and most seek it by adding more to their lives. We are told that that if we only had this thing or went to this seminar, then we could be changed. The truth is, true transformation starts with being present and will lead us to encounter with the divine. . . .

“Presence is such a powerful idea, but most of us miss it everyday. David Benner’s book presents us with a message that we all need to hear.”

Read the entire review here.

 

Quick Hits:

Scot McKnight, author of Kingdom Conspiracy, was quoted extensively in “The Painful Lessons of Mars Hill” in Leadership Journal.

Generous Spaciousness by Wendy VanderWal-Gritter was reviewed in Christian Courier and on Disembodied Beard.

Wendy VanderWal-Gritter spoke at Trinity Western University.

The Bible Made Impossible by Christian Smith was reviewed on One Theology.

 

Ebook Specials:

Creating a Spiritual Legacy: How to Share Your Stories, Values, and Wisdom by Daniel Taylor is only $1.99 (88% off) from participating retailers through December 13.

A Cross-Shattered Church: Reclaiming the Theological Heart of Preaching by Stanley Hauerwas is only $2.99 (85% off) from participating retailers through December 15.

Every volume in the Ancient-Future Bible Study: Experience Scripture through Lectio Divina series by Stephen J. Binz is only $0.99 (92% off) from participating retailers through December 31.

The Truth Shall Make You Odd: Speaking with Pastoral Integrity in Awkward Situations by Frank G. Honeycutt is only $1.99 (90% off) from participating retailers through December 31.

Ebook Special for Creating a Spiritual Legacy by Daniel Taylor

Now through December 13, the ebook of Creating a Spiritual Legacy: How to Share Your Stories, Values, and Wisdom by Daniel Taylor is only $1.99 (88% off) from the following participating retailers:

Amazon

Barnes & Noble

CBD

 

We establish wills to pass on our possessions and property to family members and friends, but what about the things that really matter: our values, beliefs, wisdom, and stories? Those are the things of lasting significance, the things that make up a spiritual legacy. Daniel Taylor, a heralded teacher, bestselling author of Letters to My Children (over 50,000 sold), and a proven master of preserving spiritual legacies, shows how anyone–not just professional authors or those who consider themselves creative–can preserve and pass on their vision of life.

No matter what age or stage of life you’re in, creating a spiritual legacy both enriches your own life and blesses the lives of those you love. Chock full of practical guidance, exercises, and examples, this hands-on book helps ordinary people identify wisdom and core values and articulate them in an enduring story form. Taylor promotes the importance of spiritual legacies and shows how to express them not only in writing but also using audio-visual formats and crafts.

Daniel Taylor (PhD, Emory University) is the author of ten books, including The Myth of Certainty, Letters to My Children, Tell Me a Story: The Life-Shaping Power of Our Stories, and In Search of Sacred Places. He has worked as a stylist on various Bible translations and is cofounder of The Legacy Center. He is also a contributing editor for Books & Culture.

 

Brazos Press at the Festival of Faith and Writing

This Thursday through Saturday (April 10-12) is the biennial Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Begun in 1990, this conference “brings together writers, editors, publishers, musicians, artists, and readers for three days of discussing and celebrating insightful writing that explores, in some significant way, issues of faith.”

You can find more info about the FF&W (including a schedule of events) here.

Brazos Press, alongside the other divisions of Baker Publishing Group, will be in the exhibition hall (at booths #7-9) highlighting many of our new and relevant titles. Also, several lectures and workshops during the conference include Brazos authors. Here are a few highlights:

Thursday, 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.: Daniel Taylor will present on “The Use of Story in Popular Apologetics: Why It Works and How to Do It.”

Friday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Marlena Graves will participate in a panel discussion with Edward Gilbreath, Al Hsu, and Helen Lee on “Issues Facing Writers of Color in Christian Publishing.”

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Miroslav Volf will present on “The Ends of Our Lives.”

Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.: Brazos Press acquisitions editor Robert Hosack will participate in a panel discussion with Rachel Marie Stone and Adrianna Wright on “Publishing While Christian: How Not to Lose Your Soul as You Write and Promote Your Book.”

Saturday, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.: Daniel Taylor will participate in a panel discussion with John Leax and James Schaap on “Wearing Our Trousers Rolled: Writing into the Years.”

Saturday, 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.: Miroslav Volf will be interviewed.

We are excited to be a part of this year’s festival and that Brazos Press will be so well represented. If you’re around for the festival, be sure to stop by our booth to say hello!

The Weekly Hit List: March 14, 2014

Can We Still Believe the Bible? by Craig Blomberg was reviewed by Christianity Today.

“Over decades toiling away in the weeds of biblical scholarship, Denver Seminary’s Blomberg has seen fashionable theories and methodologies come and go. None of them has dented his confidence that Scripture is the revealed Word of God. In fact, that confidence has been fortified.”

Read the rest of the review here.

 

Margaret Feinberg published the first of several weekly interviews with Craig Blomberg. She also recommended Can We Still Believe the Bible? as one of her “Best resources for this week’s reading.”

Can We Still Believe the Bible? was reviewed and recommended by Dr. David B. Capes.

 

Quick Hits:

Daniel Taylor, author of Creating a Spiritual Legacy, appear on My Faith Radio program Connecting Faith.

Glittering Vices by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung was reviewed by John Frye on Jesus Creed: part 1 and part 2.

A Public Faith by Miroslav Volf was reviewed by Ethos.

Learning for the Love of God by Donald Opitz and Derek Melleby was reviewed by Dr. Conrade Yap.

Daniel Taylor Speaks on “Spiritual Legacy”

In April of this year Daniel Taylor, author of Creating a Spiritual Legacy: How to Share your Stories, Values and Wisdom, spoke at the Festival of Faith and Writing at Calvin College.

One of his workshops was titled “Creating a Spiritual Will: Passing on Wisdom, Values and Stories.”

In his workshop, Taylor develops many of the ideas from Creating a Spiritual Legacy.

In this audio clip, Daniel defines “spiritual legacy” and its significance for passing on our values and wisdom in our stories.

Daniel Taylor (PhD, Emory University) is the author of ten books, including The Myth of Certainty, Letters to My Children, Tell Me a Story: The Life-Shaping Power of Our Stories, and In Search of Sacred Places. He has worked as a stylist on various Bible translations and is cofounder of The Legacy Center. He is also a contributing editor for Books & Culture.

For more information on Daniel Taylor and Creating a Spiritual Legacy, visit the book’s webpage here.

Daniel also contributed some posts on The Brazos Blog a while back on why he wrote Creating a Spiritual Legacy.

Check them out here.

The Weekly Hit List: June 1, 2012

The Evolution of Adam by Peter Enns was reviewed on Stephen Barkley’s blog.


Brian LePort is writing 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.

Read part 2.

Read part 3.

 

Creating a Spiritual Legacy by Daniel Taylor was recommended on the Living Story blog.

“Making lists of stories and characters, organizing around scenes, and
telling the truth are just a few of the many excellent suggestions
he offers. . . .Buy the book. Write a story. Leave a legacy.”

 

Summer Reading Giveaway Winner

Congratulations to David Dunkleberger.

David won our Summer Reading Giveaway on The Brazos Blog.

The book package he won included:

A Public Faith by Miroslav Volf
Broken Hallelujahs by Christian Scharen
The Evolution of Adam by Peter Enns
God and Charles Dickens by Gary Colledge
Living Into Focus by Arthur Boers

Keep checking back for our next giveaway.

The Weekly Hit List: December 16, 2011

Tony Jones wrapped up his three-part blog series on Christian Smith’s The Bible Made Impossible with Entry 3: The Fatal Flaw.

In the comments section of the third entry you can follow an exchange between Tony and Christian Smith.

Tony Jones’ previous entries:

Entry 1: The Ailment
Entry 2: The Cure

 

Greg Metzger wrote a piece for Books & Culture titled “Applying Volf,” in which he uses principles from Miroslav Volf’s A Public Faithas he discusses Christian leaders who become active political voices.Check out the article here.

 

Christian Century also recommended A Public Faith on a list of ‘Theology and Spirituality’ books. Check it out here.

Daniel Taylor’s Creating a Spiritual Legacy was listed among five “Great Gifts to Give: For the Spiritual Seeker” on the Spirituality & Health magazine website. 

Publishers Weekly recently posted a positive review of David Benner’s upcoming Brazos book Spirituality and the Awakening Self: The Sacred Journey of Transformation.

Broken Hallelujahs Giveaway

Don’t forget to enter our latest giveaway.

Five winners will receive a free copy of Christian Scharen’s Broken Hallelujahs: Why Popular Music Matters to Those Seeking God.

To enter, click here.

Winners will be announced in next week’s Hit List.

The Weekly Hit List: December 9, 2011

Several blogs have referenced or reviewed Christian Smith’s
The Bible Made Impossible this week:

Matt McCullough reviewed it at the Gospel Coalition website.

Tony Jones did several posts on the book:

Entry 1: The Ailment
Entry 2: The Cure

Scot McKnight made a reference to The Bible Made Impossible that points to the necessity of Smith’s book. Check it out here.

A piece from Samuel Wells, which is an excerpt from his book
Be Not Afraid: Facing Fear with Faith, was posted on RelevantMagazine.com:

A Gospel for the Rich

Lee C. Camp’s Who Is My Enemy? was reviewed by Joe James on the blog “Ends & Means.”

 

Daniel Taylor’s Creating a Spiritual Legacy was reviewed in the latest Englewood Review of Books.

Creating a Spiritual Legacy Giveaway Winners

Congratulations to the winners of The Brazos Blog Giveaway.

Karl Persson, Kyle Stevens, Craig Higgins, Dan Jesse, and Duane Young will each receive a free copy of Daniel Taylor’s Creating a Spiritual Legacy: How to Share Your Stories, Values, and Wisdom.

Check back next week for our next giveaway.

The Weekly Hit list: December 2, 2011

  An excerpt from the recent Brazos release Be Not Afraid: Facing Fear with Faith by Samuel Wells will be featured in the December issue of Christianity Today.

You can check it out online here.

Lee C. Camp’s Who Is My Enemy? was reviewed by Dan Martin on the Nailing it to the Door blog.

John Mark Hicks also reviewed the book on his blog.

Several blogs have recently posted reviews of The Bible Made Impossible by Christian Smith:

John Byron at The Biblical World

Tim Perry at Texas Flood Blog

Crispin Schroeder at My Life as a Wrestler

Matt Rawlings at Pastor Matt Blog

Creating a Spiritual Legacy Giveaway

Don’t forget to enter our current giveaway at The Brazos Blog.

Five lucky winners will receive a copy of Daniel Taylor’s Creating a Spiritual Legacy.

To enter, click here.

Giveaway: Creating a Spiritual Legacy

Yesterday we started a series of posts by Daniel Taylor introducing the new Brazos book Creating a Spiritual Legacy: How to Share Your Stories, Values, and Wisdom.

In celebration of this release, we are giving away five copies of Taylor’s important book.

To enter, simply fill out the form below. Winners will be announced December 9th.

Keep checking back for more posts from Daniel Taylor!

This giveaway has expired.