Inventory Reduction Sale

Perhaps you’ve heard? Perhaps you haven’t?

Throughout the month of March, we’re having a huge inventory reduction sale at Eerdmans.com, with hundreds of select titles available at a 60% discount.

The Eerdmans Inventory Reduction Sale presents a great opportunity to purchase great books at great prices. What’s not to like?

If there’s any downside to this sale, it might be that such an enormous selection could leave readers feeling spoiled for choice — so overwhelmed by the abundance that they aren’t sure which books to get first.

To help make shopping the sale a little less intimidating, we’re taking a closer look at six of our sale titles today.

Conceiving Parenthood: American Protestantism and the Spirit of Reproduction
Amy Laura Hall

Conceiving Parenthood

Conceiving Parenthood

Regular Price: $34.00
Sale Price: $13.60

Cutting-edge issues in reproductive bioethics grab our attention almost daily, prompting strong responses from various sides. As science advances and comes ever closer to “perfect” procreation and “perfectible” babies, controversy has become a constant in bioethical discussion.

Seeking out the genesis of such issues rather than trying to divine their future, Amy Laura Hall’s disturbing finding in this book is that mainline Protestantism is complicit in the history and development of reproductive biotechnology. Through analysis of nearly 150 images of the family in the mainstream media in the twentieth century, Hall argues that, by downplaying the gratuity of grace, middle-class Protestants, with American culture at large, have implicitly endorsed the idea of justification through responsibly planned procreation. A tradition that should have welcomed all persons equally has instead fostered a culture of “carefully delineated, racially encoded domesticity.”

Featuring groundbreaking research and insightful commentary on photos and advertisements from popular magazines from the 1930s through the 1950s — Parents’, Ladies’ Home Journal, National Geographic, and so on — Hall’s book encourages individuals, couples, congregations, even entire neighborhoods to conceive of parenthood in ways that make room for families and children who are deemed to be outside the proper purview of the right sorts of families.

Imminent Domain: The Story of the Kingdom of God and Its Celebration
Ben Witherington III

Imminent Domain

Imminent Domain

Regular Price:  $12.00
Sale Price: $4.80

What is the kingdom of God? Where is it? How should the church celebrate the coming of the kingdom? In this popularly written study Ben Witherington addresses these and various other questions about the ever-elusive kingdom of God. Clearly defining the kingdom in terms of God’s dominion, Witherington discusses both its present (“already”) and future (“not yet”) dimensions, and he brings out at length the implications of kingdom thinking for theology, ethics, and worship.

Filled with practical wisdom on the kingdom of God and how to celebrate it faithfully, Imminent Domain consists of six short chapters, each of which ends with several questions for reflection and discussion, making the book ideal for church classes and study groups.

Imminent Domain is the introductory volume in Witherington’s series of “kingdom perspective” books, which also includes We Have Seen His Glory, Work, and The Rest of Life.

Shouts and Whispers: Twenty-One Writers Speak about Their Writing and Their Faith
Jennifer L. Holberg, editor

Shouts and Whispers

Shouts and Whispers

Regular Price: $18.00
Sale Price: $7.20

Shouts and Whispers contains a fascinating array of reflections on topics surrounding the often-perilous intersection of writing and faith. The twenty-one authors featured here all agree that literature can help us to be more faithful, yet they approach the subject in ways as diverse as their biographies. Some, like Katherine Paterson and Frederick Buechner, propose models of how literature and belief can fruitfully intersect. Several authors offer insightful metaphors for the experience of doing faith-filled writing, while others speak of writing as finding hope in the midst of brokenness. Finally, in essays by Madeleine L’Engle, Thomas Lynch, and others, readers are encouraged to make the connection between writing and embodiment, translating words into actions.

The essays, addresses, and interviews in Shouts and Whispers will provoke rich and nuanced reflection on the dynamic relationship between faith and writing.

Contributors: Doris Betts, Frederick Buechner, Will Campbell, Betty Smartt Carter, Elizabeth Dewberry, David James Duncan, Ron Hansen, Silas House, Jan Karon, Joy Kogawa, Anne Lamott, Madeleine L’Engle, Bret Lott, Thomas Lynch, Kathleen Norris, Katherine Paterson, James Calvin Schaap, Paul Schrader, Luci Shaw, Barbara Brown Taylor, Walter Wangerin Jr.

A Commentary on Micah
Bruce K. Waltke

A Commentary on Micah

A Commentary on Micah

Regular Price: $28.00
Sale Price: $11.20

In this masterful commentary, respected biblical scholar Bruce Waltke carefully interprets the message of the prophet Micah, building a bridge between Micah’s ancient world and our life today.

Waltke’s Commentary on Micah distinguishes itself from other commentaries on this book by displaying an unprecedented exegetical thoroughness, an expert understanding of historical context, and a keen interest in illuminating the contribution of Micah to Christian theology. Tackling hard questions about date and authorship, Waltke contends that Micah himself wrote and edited the nineteen sermons comprising the book. Waltke’s clear analytical outline leads readers through the three cycles of Micah, each beginning with an oracle of doom and ending with an oracle of hope, decisively showing that hope wins over doom.

Learned yet accessible, combining scholarly erudition with passion for Micah’s contemporary relevance, this book will well serve teachers, pastors, and students alike.

Who Am I? Exploring What It Means to Be a Child of God
Katherine Paterson

Who Am I?

Who Am I?

Regular Price: $10.00
Sale Price: $4.00

Before Bridge to TerabithiaThe Great Gilly Hopkins, and Jacob Have I Loved, Katherine Paterson wrote this book, an exploration for middle-school-age readers of what it means to be a child of God.

Within the context of biblical teaching and the Christian faith, Katherine Paterson discusses basic questions that she herself has grappled with for a long time:

  • Where in the world is God?
  • What about me?
  • Where do I belong?
  • Who is my neighbor?
  • What is my purpose?

Paterson relates significant experiences from her own life as well as many other stories showing how God loves us and leads us through life’s challenges. This new edition includes questions for reflection and discussion with each chapter that will be useful for readers and leaders alike.

A World of Prayers
Selected by Jeremy Brooks
Illustrated by Elena Gomez

A World of Prayers

A World of Prayers

Regular Price: $16.00
Sale Price: $6.40

A good prayer makes you think, and it may even make you laugh! These prayers have been collected from every corner of the world and though the words may differ from country to country, the same universal themes of love, forgiveness, and hope run through them all. There are prayers for night and day, graces for mealtimes, and blessings too. Beautiful illustrations help to make this a perfect first prayer book for young children.

“An exquisite wave of universally expressed feelings wash across the pages of this gorgeously illustrated collection of prayers.”
— Children’s Literature

“This accessible anthology celebrates such common themes of prayer as love and gratitude, and also the diverse ways they are expressed.”
— Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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