New & Noteworthy

Four December cultural recommendations from our editors.
Heartland Heroes

Best-selling author Miriam Horn of the Environmental Defense Fund brings her timely book Rancher, Farmer, Fisherman to life in a new documentary. Narrated by award-winning journalist Tom Brokaw, the film highlights five surprising “conservation heroes” working to protect the land they love. rancherfarmerfisherman.com

A Daily Gift

In Gift and Task: A Year of Daily Readings and Reflections, renowned Old Testament scholar and theologian Walter Brueggemann provides daily reflection on scripture. Beginning with Advent, Brueggemann invites readers to critically consider the “cost and joy of discipleship.” Westminster John Knox Press

Creative Collaboration

Featuring the voices of Audrey Assad, Josh Garrels, David Gungor, and Liz Vice, The Porter’s Gate Volume 1: Work Songs is the live product of a three-day conference held in New York City. With 14 modern hymns, the album celebrates vocation and invites listeners to reimagine worship. 
portersgateworship.com

Divide and Conquer

Hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims have fled Myanmar in recent months. In Myanmar’s Enemy Within: Buddhist Violence and the Making of a Muslim “Other,” journalist Francis Wade explains the roots of Rohingya persecution and the silence of former human rights leaders there, including Aung San Suu Kyi. University of Chicago Press

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