Welcome back to Eerdmans All Over, a Friday roundup of all the Eerdmans-related news, reviews, interviews, and other interesting online content we can find in a given week.
Finding God: A Treasury of Conversion Stories
Edited by John M. Mulder and Hugh T. Kerr
The Lure: Still More Stories of Families, Fishing, and Faith
William J. Vande Kopple
News from Eerdmans . . .
- Eerdmans Bookstore was thrilled to welcome Gary Schmidt and Elizabeth Stickney last night to talk with readers about their new book, Acceptable Words: Prayers for the Writer. For all those unlucky enough not to be able to meet them in person, we’ve posted a video interview on YouTube.
- To celebrate her new picture book Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle, we’re partnering with author/illustrator Mary Newell DePalma to give away a bouncy red ball to anyone who records and shares a quick video of a read-aloud of the book. Visit the Curious City blog to learn more.
- Watch Leon the potty-training penguin (and his tired mom and dad) come to life in our cute new animated book trailer for Émile Jadoul’s All by Myself!.
- Our hearty congratulations go out to Myles Werntz, Adam Marquez, Jennifer Holberg, and Jessica Sweets, whose poems earned them the top four places in our Book Spine Poetry Photo Contest — and gift certificates to Eerdmans.
. . . and elsewhere.
- It’s been a busy week for Mary Newell DePalma’s Bow-Wow Wiggle-Waggle, which was enthusiastically evaluated by Kid Lit Reviews, featured on Peter Reynolds’s Celebri-Dots blog, and even mentioned on the Mazza Museum’s Facebook timeline.
- Ralph Martin appeared yesterday as a guest on the Ave Maria Radio show Kresta in the Afternoon to talk about his new book Will Many Be Saved? What Vatican II Actually Teaches and Its Implications for the New Evangelization.
- Thomas Bergler’s The Juvenilization of American Christianity continues to make waves — even beyond Christian circles. Alan Brill recently wrote on “The Juvenilization of American Judaism?” and Robert Upshaw blogged about “The juvenilization of Islam.” Joshua R. Ziefle also posted parts one and two of his review of the book to his blog.
- Publishers Weekly posted a lovely review of Lee Bennett Hopkins and Stephen Alcorn’s Mary’s Song, calling it “a tender exploration of Mary’s feelings for her infant son.”
- Randy Woodley (Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision) was a guest this week on Radio in Black and White. Listen to the interview here.
- Bob Cornwall reviewed Woodley’s Shalom and the Community of Creation on his blog Ponderings on a Faith Journey. Cornwall also issued an invitation to hear Amos Yong speak on The Bible, Disability, and the Church next week at Central Woodward Christian Church in Troy, MI.
- Jesus Creed recommended two of Eugene Peterson’s books for pastors (Five Smooth Stones for Pastoral Work and The Contemplative Pastor) in “From the Shepherd’s Nook: Searching for Meaning.”
- Matt Brown drew upon D. A. Carson’s The Intolerance of Tolerance in his Think Eternity post on the subject.
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