The Weekly Hit List: September 27, 2013

Douglas Gresham: Asbury University

Devin Brown, author of A Life Observed: A Spiritual Biography of C. S. Lewis,appeared at Asbury University with Douglas Gresham (C. S. Lewis’s closest relative and consultant for all of the Narnia films).

Gresham signed copies of A Life Observed, for which he wrote the foreword.

“In a presentation both touching and humorous, Douglas Gresham and Dr. Devin Brown introduced a crowd at Asbury University on Monday evening to aspects of famed author C.S. Lewis most had never known before. . . . 

“‘He was an outgoing, social man,’ said Gresham. ‘You could always tell where Jack was by the roaring of laughter. If you really are a scholar you don’t have to try to look like one or act like one. Jack actually looked like a father.'”

Brown and Gresham also visited Danville Christian Academy.


Quick Hits:

On God’s Side by Jim Wallis was reviewed by Steve Baker MP.

On God’s Side was also reviewed by The Left Bank Cafe: Part 1. Part 2.

A Life Observed by Devin Brown was reviewed by pastor Peter Stevens.

In the Ruins of the Church by R. R. Reno was recommended by Matt Jenson of The Gospel Coalition.


Ebook Specials:

Cloister Talks: Learning from My Friends the Monks by Jon M. Sweeney is only $2.99 (over 75% off) through September 28.

Postmodernism 101: A First Course for the Curious Christian by Heath White is only $3.99 (77% off) through September 30.

The Weekly Hit List: January 25, 2013

A Hobbit JourneyMatthew Dickerson, author of A Hobbit Journey, was interviewed by Pieter Collier on Tolkien Library.

Q: “There are many books written with a ‘Hobbit’ connection these days, but not many get such nice reviews, what makes your book different?”

A: ” I think I have written in an engaging way. I think I’ve asked good questions. And I think there is a nice narrative arc to my book. Each time I answer one question it leads to more questions, and eventually I think it ties together nicely. I think the book does lead to a deeper understanding of Tolkien, but also explores ideas that are important in life. . . .

“I guess if I had to boil it all down, I think maybe the key aspect of my book that makes it successful is that it does provide what you might call ‘scholarly insights’ into Tolkien’s writing that an average reading might not see or be aware of, but the book doesn’t feel too academic. It is readable.”

To read the rest of the interview, click here.


Quick Hits:

A Hobbit Journey by Matthew Dickerson was reviewed by Timothy Stege for Faith Village.

It was also recommended by [D]mergent.

A Public Faith by Miroslav Volf was reviewed by George McGuire on The Network.

Kevin Schut, author of Of Games and God, had an article appear on The High Calling.

Speaking of Dying by Fred Craddock, Dale Goldsmith, and Joy V. Goldsmith was cited in a post on Mere Orthodoxy.

In the Ruins of the Church by R. R. Reno was recommended by Christopher Benson.


Ebook Specials and Other Offers:

Don’t miss the last week of our January ebook specials, which are currently running for multiple Brazos Press and Baker Academic titles. All of these are at least 40% off.

Commentary on the New Testament by Robert H. Gundry
The Character of Christian Scripture by Christopher R. Seitz
Creator Spirit by Steven R. Guthrie
Dictionary of Scripture and Ethics edited by Joel B. Green
Genesis (BTCB) by R. R. Reno
Flawed Families of the Bible by David E. Garland and Diana R. Garland
Cross-Shattered Christ by Stanley Hauerwas
The Forgotten Ways Handbook by Alan Hirsch with Darryn Altclass


Of Games and God Giveaway Winners:

Congratulations to Glora DeGaetano, Timothy Dwight Davis, Jason Gardner, Chris Broussard, and Glenn E. Davis.

They have each won a copy of Of Games and God: A Christian Exploration of Video Games by Kevin Schut on The Brazos Blog.

Keep checking back for our next giveaway.