The Common Good
August 2011

New and Noteworthy

by Julie Polter | August 2011

Love Provokes

Love Provokes
From challenging apartheid in South Africa to speaking out for the rights and dignity of all worldwide, Desmond Tutu has fearlessly proclaimed love and justice. God Is Not a Christian and Other Provocationscollects his most prophetic speeches and writings in one volume, with introductions that provide historical context. HarperOne

Risking Change
In Renovation of the Church: What Happens When a Seeker Church Discovers Spiritual Formation, pastors Kent Carlson and Mike Lueken share honestly the ups and downs of redirecting their congregation from a focus on attendance numbers and religious consumerism to spiritual and community transformation. Foreword by Dallas Willard. IVP Books

Quality Conversations
The book Bill Moyers Journal: The Conversation Continues compiles thoughtful, wide-ranging interviews from the PBS show of the same name that aired from 2007 to April 2010. Explore ideas that matter, from poetry to politics; includes new commentary by Moyers. The New Press

The Creative Soul
The Artist’s Rule: Nurturing Your Creative Soul with Monastic Wisdom is a book for anyone longing to
integrate his or her spiritual path and creative longings." Author Christine Valters Paintner is a Benedictine oblate, artist, spiritual director, and founder of the online Abbey of the Arts ( Sorin Books

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