The Weekly Hit List: April 19, 2013

Of Games and GodOf Games and God by Kevin Schut received a 4.5 star review from Ted Turnau for Christianity Today

“Evangelical Christian books on video games have typically been dreary, censorious affairs. Painting with oversized brushes, concerned authors with knitted brows have warned us for decades that our children and country are going to hell in a handbasket because of these games. They have not, let us say, been all that subtle or nuanced in their assessments.

“As a ‘gamer’ myself, I have toyed with writing a book on video games, since there seemed to be a need for a balanced voice in the conversation.”

“I’m glad I never got started on that project. Kevin Schut has already written it.”

Read the rest of the review here.


On God’s Side media:

 “Tell Me More” on NPR

– KUOW-FM NPR, Seattle, “Weekday”

Newsweek, “God and Country”

Powell’s Books

The Huffington Post, “We Are in a Battle for the Common Good”

– Washington Square News, “National and community prosperity require rapport-building”

Don’t miss Jim Wallis tomorrow (Saturday, April 20) on the Melissa Harris-Perry Show (MSNBC), at 10:00 a.m. ET. The show will focus on the Boston Marathon bombings.


Quick Hits:

Living into Focus by Arthur Boers is a finalist in the Christian living category of The 2013 Word Awards.

Nicole Baker Fulgham, author of Educating All God’s Children  will appear on The Dr. Kay Show with Dr. Kay McElvey on 1240 WCEM-AM on Monday, April 22, at 11:00 a.m. ET

Educating All God’s Children was mentioned by Joshua DuBois in The Daily Beast.

Speaking of Dying by Fred Craddock, Dale Goldsmith, and Joy V. Goldsmith was reviewed by The Christian Century.

The Evolution of Adam by Peter Enns was reviewed by The Christian Century.

Claiming Abraham by Michael Lodahl was reviewed in Church Times (full review available to subscribers): “[Lodahl] reveals the most critical and significant differences between the two faiths, and also their common concerns.”


Ebook Specials and Other Offers:

April ebook specials are currently running for multiple Brazos Press and Baker Academic titles. All of these are at least 50% off.

Living into Focus by Arthur Boers
Living the Sabbath by Norman Wirzba
Psalms as Torah by Gordon J. Wenham
The Virtuous Reader by Richard S. Briggs