The Weekly Hit List: May 10, 2013

Of Games and GodOf Games and God by Kevin Schut was reviewed by Drew Dixon for Think Christian.

“I am thrilled, thanks to Schut, to have a tremendous resource to share with Christians to help them understand not only why they should care about video games, but also why they are worth engaging. Schut helps Christians understand what video games are and what they do best.

“He also wades faithfully and thoughtfully through the most common objections leveled against the medium by Christians with chapters on violence, games’ treatment of women, addiction and isolation.”

Read the rest of the review here.



On God’s Side media:

“The Common Good in Politics” by Michael Gerson, in The Washington Post (syndicated): “Wallis’ argument, offered by a man of the left, reaches well beyond the left: In a political era of rights talk and special-interest pleading, a greater emphasis on the common good would make American politics more civil, admirable and humane.”

“Here & Now” on NPR

“The Tavis Smiley Show” on PBS-TV

“Pursuing the common good: Q&A with Jim Wallis” in World Vision Magazine

Kansas City Star Faith Matters blogger Bill Tammeus review

“9 Morning News” on KUSA-TV NBC

“Politics can benefit from religion, author says,” in Daily Camera

“Sojourners CEO Wallis visits local bookstore to discuss new book about common good” in West Michigan Christian

“Jim Wallis, bestselling author, preacher, holds two Denver-area events” in The Denver Post

“Six Months After Superstorm Sandy, Hope Emerges”  on The Huffington Post

“Religious Leaders to Government: We Must Get Our Fiscal House In Order” on Religion & Politics

“Monasticism, Beloved Community, and The Common Good” by Tripp Hudgins


Quick Hits:

Nicole Baker Fulgham, author of Educating All God’s Children, was interviewed by The Urban Gospel Mission.

Letters to a Young Calvinist by James K. A. Smith was reviewed by There Will be Reflection.

Peter Leithart, author of 1 & 2 KingsAthanasius, and Solomon among the Postmoderns, had his Wheaton Theology Conference talk discussed on For Christ and His Kingdom.


Ebook Specials and Other Offers:

May ebook specials are currently running for multiple Brazos Press and Baker Academic titles. All of these are at least 52% off.

Searching for Home by Craig M. Barnes
Conversations with Poppi about God by Robert W. Jenson and Solveig Lucia Gold
Everyday Apocalypse by David Dark
The Early Church on Killing edited by Ronald J. Sider
Simon Peter in Scripture and Memory by Markus Bockmuehl