Hearts & Minds BookNotes

annotations, blurbs and ruminations

to enlarge the heart & stimulate the mind

and to happily generate mail order business for Hearts & Minds bookstore

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Location: Dallastown, PA

My lovely wife Beth and I own and operate--proprietors makes us sound more classy than we really are--a cluttered, diverse and independent bookstore in Central Pennsylvania. After well over 20 years, we are still not sure what to say when people ask if our shop is a "Christian bookstore." I do a monthly book review column over at our website; we hope that these new blogged bits will afford friends and customers the chance to see other books I happen to be reading, wishing to read, pretending that I read or at least believe that others should, if not read, know about. We have three children, attend a Presbyterian church in York, PA and have no hobbies.

Thursday, April 13, 2006

quick annoucement: Jamie Smith's new book is here

More later--I'm at work, but had to tell somebody. The long-awaited book by pentecostal philosopher and Calvin professor, James K.A. Smith, with the fascinating sub-title "Taking Derrida, Lyotard and Foucault to Church" is now here. Who's Afraid of Post-Modernism? is part of a new series that Mr. Smith is going to edit issued by the good folks at Baker Academic ("The Church and Postmodern Culture.") I've been working through my advance copy and can't wait to tell you more about it, but, for now, tell anybody whose having any kind of emergent conversation (pro or con) anybody that cares about Christian philosophy, and anyone who desires the church to be in interaction with the issues of the day: this is a must-read. More later.

Who's Afraid of Post-Modernism: Taking Derrida, Lyotard and Foucault to Church James K.A. Smith (Baker) $17.99