The Weekly Hit List: October 4, 2013

Educating All God’s Children by Nicole Baker Fulgham was reviewed in The Mennonite

Educating All God’s Children: What Christians Can—and Should—Do to Improve Public Education for Low-Income Kids by Nicole Baker Fulgham (Brazos Press, 2013, $17.99) explores ‘how and why Christians have a collective responsibility to ensure that kids from low-income communities have the same opportunities for educational success that wealthier children experience.’

“This important book looks at the root causes and systemic factors in this achievement gap, which Fulgham calls “a nationwide epidemic,” and considers a biblical framework for addressing it.”

 

 

 

Quick Hits:

Kevin Schut, author of Of Games and God, appeared on Moody Radio’s Up for Debate podcast.

Kevin Schut also appeared on the Bryan College Chapel Podcast.

Arthur Boers, author of Living into Focus, appeared on Dispatches from the Buckle, the TOKENS podcast, with Lee C. Camp, author of Who Is My Enemy?.

A Life Observed by Devin Brown was referenced by John Piper.

 

Ebook Specials:

The new Jim Wallis ebook short, Conservatives, Liberals, and the Fight for America’s Future, is FREE until October 9 from the following participating retailers:

Barnes & Noble
Amazon
Apple
CBD

A selection from his well-received On God’s Side, this new ebook short focuses on how both sides of the aisle can work together for the common good.

Patheos Book Club: Who Is My Enemy?

Lee C. Camp’s Who Is My Enemy? is featured as a Patheos Book Club Selection now through September 30th.

Click through to find out more about this exceptional new book, read an excerpt, view author videos, and read Camp’s article on Just War and jihad. Also, check out the roundtable discussion articles with Greg Garrett and Jason Byassee (with more to come next week!).

http://www.patheos.com/Find/Religion-and-Faith-Book-Club/Lee-Camp-Who-Is-My-Enemy.html

Also, the first of the three videos with Camp is embedded below: 

The Weekly Hit List – September 15, 2011

 

 

In case you missed it, last Sunday’s Darkwood Brew featured Lee C. Camp as their guest. You can watch it here.

The most recent edition of The Englewood Review of Books reviewed Who Is My Enemy?

Also, be sure to check out Patheos.com tomorrow where Who Is My Enemy? will be featured in their Book Club. We will post more information on this tomorrow on the blog.

Patrolmag.com reviewed Miroslav Volf’s A Public Faith.

Also, check out this article featuring Volf from the Associated Baptist Press.

 J. Nelson Kraybill’s Apocalypse and Allegiance was reviewed on the Slactivist blog.

Christian Smith, author of The Bible Made Impossible, was featured in a recent New York Times article.

Stanley Hauerwas, author of several Brazos titles, recently wrote a piece entitled “Ten Years and Counting: Christianty and the End of War” for ABC Religion and Ethics.

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Don’t forget to sign up for The Brazos Blog Sweepstakes where you could win not only these titles from Volf, Smith and Camp, but also our 16-volume Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible. The sweepstakes ends this Sunday – September 18th at midnight!

The Weekly Hit List – September 9, 2011

For our first installment of The Weekly Hitlist, we have a lot of ground to cover. We have several recent releases that have made an impact on online discussions and that have been featured on various websites.

Miroslav Volf’s A Public Faith has gotten some much-deserved attention.

The Huffington Post gave the book a positive review last month and just yesterday Volf wrote a piece entitled, “Did 9/11 Make Us Morally ‘Better’?”.

For those of you who read Christianity Today, look for a review in the September issue!

Scot McKnight ran a series of posts on The Bible Made Impossible:
Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8

Scot then responded to some of the harsh critiques posed at the book.

The book inspired another interesting discussion at First Things:
Peter Leithart’s review
Christian Smith’s response

As we mentioned in a previous post, Lee C. Camp wrote a piece for Patheos.com’s ‘Remembering 9/11’ series entitled “Is Christian Just War Just Like Jihad?”

You can catch Lee on this Sunday’s episode of Darkwood Brew.

Finally, last week USA Today ran a piece on John Polkinghorne entitled, “Why Certainty about God is Overrated”.

Don’t forget to sign up for The Brazos Blog Sweepstakes where you could win not only these titles from Volf, Smith and Camp, but also our 16-volume Brazos Theological Commentary on the Bible.

Lee C. Camp Featured on Patheos.com

John Wright Photography

Brazos author Lee C. Camp, whose recent book Who Is My Enemy? just released last week, contributed to the ‘Remembering 9/11’ feature on Patheos.com.  It is called “Is Christian Just War Just Like Jihad?” and explores several themes of Who Is My Enemy. In it, Camp writes:

“When it comes to questions of war and peace, is American Christianity more like Muhammad or Jesus?

Since 9/11, such a question has seemed outrageous to many Americans. But perhaps the offense is grounded in some unhelpful assumptions.

Here in the Bible Belt, many argue that Islam is inherently war-mongering and oppressive, and that it is waging a “holy war” against anyone that refuses to embrace Muhammad.  Others around the country assert that all religions are inherently concerned with the same ethical core, pursuing “love” and “peace.”

Both these stereotypes are deeply problematic, and their assertions ironic.”

You can read Dr. Camp’s feature in its entirety here.

“Is Christian Just War Just Like Jihad” is a part of a much larger feature of Lee C. Camp on Patheos.com. Who Is My Enemy? will be a featured book in the Sept. 16-30th Patheos Book Club. Starting on the 16th, Patheos will begin hosting all kinds of new content connected to Camp and Who Is My Enemy? – including videos, interviews and excerpts. So be on the lookout for that!

Finally, Lee Camp will be interviewed on the popular web-television series “Darkwood Brew” this Sunday at 6 pm EST. Look for it here.

We are very excited that Who Is My Enemy? has released and believe that it will contribute in significant ways to the growing conversation of how Christianity should understand and relate to Islam. For more information on Lee C. Camp and Who Is My Enemy? click here.

Make sure to enter The Brazos Blog Sweepstakes where you can win a copy of Lee C. Camp’s Who Is My Enemy? The grand prize winner will also get all 16 volumes of The Brazos Theological Commentaries on the Bible!