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The end of hunger: Renewed hope for feeding the world

The end of hunger brings a wide variety of people together to share their thoughts, ideas and statistics on world hunger and its repercussions beyond hunger itself. Activists, scientists, politicians, people like Chef Rick Bayless and entertainers like Amy Grant and country singer Brad Paisley and the list goes on and on with names the reader will recognize and those not so well known.

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Reading Buechner: Exploring the Works of a Master Memoirist, Novelist, Theologian, and Preacher

Frederick Buechner first hit the literary scene in 1950 with his acclaimed novel A Long Day’s Dying. A few years later, he shocked those readers by converting to Christianity and becoming an ordained Presbyterian minister. Since then, he’s walked an unusual path, writing novels and assorted nonfiction that present spiritual ideas, but not in the ways most people are used to. Jeffrey Munroe analyzes Buechner’s career and spiritual life, with different sections considering different genres Buechner has written in. The sections look at what are arguably Buechner’s best books:

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Write Better: A Lifelong Editor on Craft, Art, and Spirituality

Forty years of editing books for InterVarsity Press taught Andrew T. Le Pau a few things about what a good book looks like. He’s also had the opportunity to write a few books of his own, including multiple Bible study books. Here he gives the writing tips he’s learned across that career, covering every step of the writing process (including some interesting thoughts on whether or not to self-publish). After describing how to write well, he transitions to considering how spirituality plays into writing well, even for people who don’t consider themselves “Christian writers.”

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The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus: What Jesus Prayed and How It Can Change Your Life Today

Most Christians know on some level that they need to pray, but how do they do it? More specifically, how do they make it into a continual conversation with God rather than something they do every time they’re in trouble? Janet Holm McHney answer these questions and others by looking at how Jesus prayed. She goes through different moments the Gospels records Jesus praying or audibly talking to God (and in some cases God audibly talking back), and connects the attitudes present in each moment to values Christians should cultivate when praying and generally in their spiritual life.

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