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An ongoing, thoughtful conversation about the reading life brought to you by the editors and contributors to the Englewood Review of Books. Panelists discuss how they engage in reading, what it means to read well, and of course the books and writers they enjoy. Expect lively discussions about books from all genres from a rotating group of writers and readers who care about reading well.

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    • 4.9 • 17 Ratings

An ongoing, thoughtful conversation about the reading life brought to you by the editors and contributors to the Englewood Review of Books. Panelists discuss how they engage in reading, what it means to read well, and of course the books and writers they enjoy. Expect lively discussions about books from all genres from a rotating group of writers and readers who care about reading well.

    Episode 73: Live from CCDA w/E.K Strawser and Lisa Rodriguez-Watson

    Episode 73: Live from CCDA w/E.K Strawser and Lisa Rodriguez-Watson

    Jen sat down (live!) with two first-time podcast guests at the recent CCDA conference: E.K. Strawser and Lisa Rodriguez-Watson. They have an impassioned discussion about the importance of contextualizing discipleship work in the setting of the local congregation, as well as the importance of Western Christians listening to the global church.

    Books Mentioned in this Episode:

    If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger) 
    Centering Discipleship: A Pathway for Multiplying Spectators into Mature Disciples by E.K. StrawserHow to be an Anti-Racist by Ibram X. KendiRise: A Pop History of Asian America from the Nineties to Now by Jeff Yang, Phil Yu & Phillip YangPrayer in the Night: For Those Who Work or Watch or Weep by Tish Harrison WarrenWhen the Crawdads Sing by Delia OwensDemon Copperhead: A Novel by Barbara Kingsolver

    • 34 min
    Episode 72: Live from CCDA w/Andrea Mae, Jody Michele, Andrew Draper

    Episode 72: Live from CCDA w/Andrea Mae, Jody Michele, Andrew Draper

    Chris sat down with 3 co-authors and first-time podcast guests at the recent CCDA conference to discuss their work in the intersection of the topics of disability, inclusion, ministry leadership and the life of the church.

    Books Mentioned in this Episode:
    Disabling Leadership: A Practical Theology for the Broken Body of Christ by Andrew Draper, Jody Michele & Andrea MaeA Disability History of the United States by Kim NielsenHow the Body of Christ Talks by C. Christopher SmithThe Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor DostoyevskyDisability Visibility: First-Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century edited by Alice Wong

    • 44 min
    Episode 71: Our Favorite Books of 2023!

    Episode 71: Our Favorite Books of 2023!

    The podcast crew (Jen, Chris & Joel) is joined once again by Ashley Hales for our favorite topic: the books we enjoyed the most this year! ERB Contributors from 2023 also offer their suggestions throughout, so we cover a wide, wide range of titles. Enjoy this veritable feast of reading suggestions to keep you occupied until next year!

    Books Mentioned in this Episode:

    If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger) 
    Remaking the World: How 1776 Created the Post-Christian West by Andrew WilsonDemon Copperhead by Barbara KingsolverDavid Copperfield by Charles DickensHow to Stay Married: The Most Insane Love Story Ever Told by Harrison Scott KeyStolen Focus: Why You Can't Pay Attention - And How to Think Deeply Again by Johann HariAll My Knotted-Up Life: A Memoir by Beth MooreYou Could Make this Place Beautiful: A Memoir by Maggie SmithThe Kingdom, The Power and the Glory: American Evangelicalism in an Age of Extremism by Tim AlbertaDisobedient Women: How a Small Group of Faithful Women Exposed Abuse, Brought Down Pastors, and Ignited an Evangelical Reckoning by Sarah StankorbFoster by Claire KeeganThese Walls are Starting to Glow (chapbook) by Karen Bjork KubinBox Office Gospel: Poems by Marissa GloverThe Church in an Age of Secular Mysticisms: Why Spiritualities Without God Fail to Transform Us by Andrew RootThe Other Evangelicals: A Story of Liberal, Black, Progressive, Feminist and Gay Christians - And the Movement That Pushed Them Out by Isaac SharpThe Evangelical Imagination: How Stories, Images and Metaphors Created a Culture in Crisis by Karen Swallow PriorLoving Disagreement: Fighting for Community Through the Fruit of the Spirit by Matt Mikalatos and Kathy KhangChristian Poetry in America Since 1940: An Anthology edited by Micah Mattix and Sally ThomasRivermouth: A Chronicle of Language, Faith and Migration by Alejandro OlivaSanctuary and Subjectivity: Thinking Theologically about Whiteness and Sanctuary Movements by Michael WoolfThe Rise and Fall of Dispensationalism by Daniel HummelThe Scandal of Leadership by J.R. WoodwardJoel's Interview with JR WoodwardZero at the Bone: Fifty Entries Against Despair by Christian WimanThe Crosswicks Journals by Madeliene L'EngleThe Sayings and Stories of the Desert Fathers and Mothers (2 Volume Set) translated by Tim VivianWhere God Happens: Discovering Christ in One Another by Rowan WilliamsChristianity and Critical Race Theory: A Faithful and Constructive Conversation by Robert Chao Romero and Jeff LiouChrist Among the Classes: The Rich, The Poor and the Mission of the Church by Al TizonOvercoming Apathy: Gospel Hope for those Who Struggle to Care by Uche Anizor

    • 56 min
    Episode 70: Kathy Khang & Matt Mikalatos

    Episode 70: Kathy Khang & Matt Mikalatos

    Jen welcomes co-authors Matt Mikalatos (returning ERB podcast guest) and Kathy Khang (first-time podcast guest) for an honest and heartfelt discussion about the topic of their recent book: disagreement and Christian unity.

    Books Mentioned in this Episode:

    If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger) 
    Loving Disagreement: Fighting For Community Through the Life of the Spirit by Kathy Khang & Matt MikalatosRaise Your Voice: Why We Stay Silent and How to Speak Up by Kathy KhangMore Than Serving Tea: Asian American Women on Expectations, Relationships, Leadership and Faith ed. by Nikki Toyama & Tracey GeeJourney to Love: What We Long For, How to Find it, and How to Pass it on by Matt MikalatosThe Sunlit Lands Trilogy by Matt MikalatosMystery and Manners: Occasional Prose by Flannery O'ConnorOn Repentance and Repair: Making Amends in an Unapologetic World by Rabbie Danya RuttenbergThe Gospel of J. Edgar Hoover: How the FBI Aided and Abetted the Rise of White Christian Nationalism by Lerone MartinEast of Eden by John SteinbeckThe Wolfe at the Door by Gene WolfeJesus and John Wayne by Kristin Kobes Du MezSolo Planet (forthcoming) by Anna BroadwayThe Bone Shard War (trilogy) by Andrea Stewart

    • 58 min
    Episode 69: Live from CCDA w/Soong-Chan Rah & Mark Charles

    Episode 69: Live from CCDA w/Soong-Chan Rah & Mark Charles

    Chris sat down with two first-time ERB Podcast guests, Soong-Chan Rah and Mark Charles, at the recent CCDA conference to discuss their work related to colonialism, race, history and the church.

    Books Mentioned in this Episode:

    If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger) 
    Unsettling Truths: The Ongoing, Dehumanizing Legacy of the Doctrine of Discovery by Mark Charles and Soong-Chan RahProphetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times by Soong-Chan RahThe Next Evangelicalism: Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity by Soong-Chan RahThe Evangelical Imagination: How Stories, Images and Metaphors Created a Culture in Crisis by Karen Swallow PriorModern Social Imaginaries by Charles TaylorThe Land is Not Empty: Following Jesus in Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery by Sarah AugustineHow to Hide an Empire: A History of the Greater United States by Daniel ImmerwahrDie with Zero: Getting All You Can from Your Money and Your Life by Bill Perkins

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Episode 68: On Forgiveness w/Matthew Ichihashi Potts & Sophfronia Scott

    Episode 68: On Forgiveness w/Matthew Ichihashi Potts & Sophfronia Scott

    Joel took over the host role for a vulnerable and thoughtful conversation on the topic of forgiveness with two first-time ERB guests. They discuss their personal narratives and experiences with forgiveness, the ways dominant cultural discussions of forgiveness can distort the concept, and what they are currently reading.

    Books Mentioned in this Episode:

    If you’d like to order any of the following books, we encourage you to do so from Hearts and Minds Books(An independent bookstore in Dallastown, PA, run by Byron and Beth Borger) 
    Forgiveness: An Alternative Account by Matthew Ichihashi PottsCormac McCarthy and the Signs of Sacrament: Literature, Theology and the Moral of Stories by Matthew Ichihashi PottsThe Seeker and the Monk: Everyday Conversations with Thomas Merton by Sophfronia ScottWild, Beautiful and Free: A Novel by Sophfronia ScottLove's Long Line (21st Century Essays) by Sophfronia ScottThe Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas MertonThe Moral Imagination: The Art and Soul of Building Peace by John Paul LederachThe Wisdom Way of Knowing: Reclaiming an Ancient Tradition to Awaken the Heart by Cynthia BourgealtMoral Failure: On the Impossible Demands of Morality by Lisa TessmanThunderstone: A True Story of Losing One Home and Discovering Another by Nancy CampbellLaRose: A Novel by Louise ErdrichThe Buried Giant by Kazuo IshiguroBe Useful by Arnold SchwarzeneggerWalk the Blue Fields: Stories by Claire KeeganSmall Things Like These by Claire KeeganFoster by Claire KeeganIf Beale Street Could Talk by James BaldwinThe Unsettled: A Novel by Ayana MathisThe Twelve Tribes of Hattie by Ayana MathisThose We Thought We Knew by David Joy

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

jennyk1212 ,

So enjoyable

I so enjoy the discussions on this podcast. They host a great variety of writers, highlighting every genre. I have gotten so many great book recommendations from listening to this podcast!

Michele@LivingOurDays ,

Great conversations about books and the reading life

Chris, Jen, and John have valuable insights to offer and they do it in a way that is pleasant to the ear and stimulating to the brain.

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