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News Briefs: Covenanters Making Headlines

CHICAGO, IL (January 25, 2010) – Leadership Journal has named two books written by Covenanters as among the 10 best of 2009.

The widely read journal honored The Monkey and the Fish by Dave Gibbons, pastor of Newsong Covenant Church, and The Next Evangelicalism by Soong-Chan Rah, North Park Theological Seminary professor, for their contributions to “The Leader’s Outer Life.”

A diverse group of more than 100 pastors and leaders, including Leadership Journal’s contributing editors, chose the winners in two categories: The Leader’s Outer Life, and The Leader’s Inner Life.

Judge David Anderson praised The Monkey and the Fish, saying, “Blended cultures are increasingly relevant for bridge-building. This book’s creative storytelling gives useful insight for life and ministry.”

In her recommendation of The Next Evangelicalism, judge Katherine Callahan-Howell writes, “Scholarship gives this book a depth beyond many similar tomes that are based mostly on experience. Rah leaves us with real hope.”

To order the books at the online Covenant Bookstore, click on the book title links in this story.

Phil Keaggy to Perform at Crossview Covenant

MANKATO, MN – Renowned guitarist Phil Keaggy will perform an acoustic concert at 7:30 p.m. Friday, January 29, at Crossview Covenant Church.

Keaggy’s career has spanned more than 30 years and his work helped pioneer contemporary Christian music, influencing some of the world’s best guitarists. The concert will benefit Kids Against Hunger.

Admission is $10. For more information, contact the church at 507-387-5606.

About the Author

  • Marianne Peters is a freelance writer, master gardener, and environmental educator. She lives in Plymouth, Indiana with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two mischievous ginger cats called Fred and George (after the Weasley twins of Harry Potter fame). From 2008-2013 she wrote the Creation Care column for Covenant Companion magazine. In 2011, her family decided to downsize by half, a decision that led to the publication of her book Declutter for Good: Share Your Life and Reclaim Your Life. She blogs about green living and gardening at www.freshwordswriting.com.

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