Baker Academic Fall 2021 Catalog


ON THE ROAD WITH SAINT AUGUSTINE A Real-World Spirituality for Restless Hearts James K. A. Smith One of the Top 100 Books and One of the 5 Best Books in Religion, Pub- lishers Weekly Christianity Today 2020 Book Award Winner Outreach 2020 Resource of the Year Foreword INDIES 2019 Honorable Mention for Religion James K. A. Smith invites us to meet the ancient African thinker who can help us find ourselves and a faith that speaks to our deepest hungers and hopes. “This book is a journey into the greatest journey of all, and a delight to read. Highly recommended.” —KRISTA TIPPETT, founder and CEO, The On Being Project; host, On Being ; curator, The Civil Conversations Project JAMES K. A. SMITH (PhD, Villanova University) is a popular speaker who has written many books. He is professor of philosophy and holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview at Calvin University. He previously served as editor in chief of Comment magazine and is now editor in chief of Image Journal . BEING WITH GOD The Absurdity, Necessity, and Neurology of Contemplative Prayer AJ Sherrill Foreword by Rich Villodas AJ Sherrill shows how quiet and contemplation are crucial not only for spir- itual growth but also for mental health, and helps us integrate practices of solitude into our daily lives. “More than ever, we need to rediscover contemplative prayer that will help sustain us for living in today’s complex and changing world. Being with God is a timely book filled with timeless wisdom for today’s church.” —WINFIELD BEVINS, Asbury Seminary; author of Ever Ancient, Ever New “Sherrill pastorally calls for Christians to disentangle themselves from the loud clamoring of the world by embracing the formational rhythms of Jesus and entering into the depths of a gracious, loving, and kind God.” —TARA BETH LEACH, author of Emboldened and Radiant Church

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AJ SHERRILL (DMin, Fuller Theological Seminary) is lead pastor at St. Peter’s Church in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, and is an adjunct professor at Fuller Theological Seminary. Sherrill is the author of The Enneagram for Spiritual Formation .


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