Fall 2020 Extremely anticipated books for Christian readers!

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A lot of great new books will be released by the end of the year, many of which have been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic! Here are 30 of our most anticipated Fall 2020 books for Christian readers …

These expected autumn 2020 books grapple with some of the deepest challenges of our time and will lead us to a faithful life now and in the years to come.

(TOP 10 – Part 1) (Top 10 – Part 2)
(Literature) (non-fiction)
(Church) (theology)
(January 2021)

Page 1: TOP 10 – Part 1

(In alphabetical order according to the author's last name)

Expected books fall 2020

Bryan Bliss

(Hardcover: Fortress, September)

Powerful and tense, Thoughts & Prayers is an exceptional novel that explores what it means to heal and feel safe in a world where violence is constantly chosen.

Claire, Eleanor and Pretzels have little in common. Claire fled to Minnesota with her older brother, Eleanor is the face of a social movement, and Brezzen withdrew into the fantasy world of Wizards & Warriors. But they were connected a year ago. They all hid under the same stairs and heard the shots that killed some of their classmates and a teacher. Now everyone copes with the trauma as best they can, even if the world continues to move around them.

In three loosely connected but inextricably intertwined stories, Bryan Bliss & # 39; Thoughts & Prayers, a long-time author of the National Book Award, tells three students after a school shoot. Thoughts & Prayers is a story about gun violence, but more importantly, it's about what happens after the reporters leave and the news cycle moves on to the next tragedy. It's the story of three unforgettable teenagers who feel forgotten.

Expected books fall 2020

The sacred overlap: Learn to live faithfully in the space in between

J. R. Briggs

(Paperback: Zondervan, September)

The widening of political, racial, generational and religious differences today often leads to an all-too-common "we against you" mentality. In The Sacred Overlap, author J. R. Briggs communicates a refreshing vision that embraces tensions and calls us to live in radical love and fidelity between the extremes that isolate and divide people.

Read the gospels and you will see how Jesus committed to crossing cultural, social, political and religious waters and participating in many and / or activities. He comforted the troubled and also disturbed the comfortable. He was too religious for the pagans and too pagan for the religious elites. He hung around with dirty leper and dined with the dirty rich. He was alarming and disarming at the same time.

Expected books fall 2020

Yaa Gyasi

(Hardcover: Knopf, September)

Yaa Gyasi's breathtaking sequel to her acclaimed national bestseller Homegoing is a powerful, raw, intimate, multi-layered novel about a Ghanaian family in Alabama.

Gifty is a sixth year graduate student in neuroscience from Stanford University School of Medicine who deals with reward-seeking behavior in mice and the neuronal circuits of depression and addiction. Her brother Nana was a talented high school athlete who died of a heroin overdose after an ankle injury made him dependent on OxyContin. Her suicidal mother lives in her bed. Gifty is determined to discover the scientific basis for the suffering that she sees around her. But even as she turns to the hard sciences to solve the mystery of losing her family, she starves from her childhood beliefs and grapples with the evangelical church in which she grew up, whose promise of salvation remains as tempting as it is elusive . Transcendent Kingdom is a deeply moving portrait of a family of Ghanaian immigrants who have experienced depression, addiction and grief – a novel about faith, science, religion, love. Exquisitely written, emotionally scorching, this is an exceptionally powerful sequel to Gyasi's phenomenal debut.

Expected books fall 2020

Matthew Kaemingk and Cory Wilson

(Paperback: Baker Academic, November)

The gap between work and worship has devastating effects on the health, vitality and effectiveness of both our work and our liturgy.

Based on years of experience in the fields of service, teaching and leadership, the authors explain that our Sunday service and our Monday work urgently need to inform and influence each other. They deal with a rich biblical, theological and historical research into the deep connections between worship and work and show Christian leaders how they can help people practice the presence of God in and through their daily work.

Expected books fall 2020

Reading while black: African American biblical interpretation as an exercise in hope

Esau McCaulley

(Paperback: IVP Academic, September)

Esau McCaulley grew up in the American South and knew firsthand the ongoing struggle between despair and hope that marks the lives of some people in the African-American context. He discovered that a key element in the struggle for hope has long been the practice of Bible reading and interpretation that comes from traditional black churches. This ecclesiastical tradition is often ignored or viewed with suspicion by much of the church and academy, but it has something important to say. Reading while black is personal and scientific evidence of the power and hope of biblical interpretation of black. At a time when some members of the African American community are questioning the place of Christianity in the struggle for justice, McCaulley, a New Testament scholar, argues that reading Scripture from the perspective of the tradition of the Black Church is invaluable in itself to connect with a rich history of faith to address the pressing problems of our time. He advocates an interpretation model that involves an ongoing conversation between the collective experience of the blacks and the Bible, in which the special questions that come from the black communities are given high priority and the Bible is given space to confirm and sometimes reshape the blacks' concerns McCaulley demonstrates this model with studies of how scripture speaks on topics that are often overlooked by white interpreters, such as: B. Ethnicity, political protest, policing and slavery. Ultimately, McCaulley calls on the Church to engage in a dynamic theological discussion of Scripture, in which Christians from different backgrounds interact with their own social location and cultures of others. Read while Black drives the conversation forward.



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