2018: Week 3 Speaker Books

Week Three :: July 7–14

The Art of Play

Play is critically important in the social and emotional development of a child, but research also tells us that play shouldn’t end when we grow up. This week, we take a multigenerational approach to play, to the act of instructive fun. How does play help people of all ages build community, keep our minds sharp and strengthen the relationships with those we love? From the free-spirited, free-form play of youth to the intellectual challenge of puzzles and games to the creative problem-solving exhibited in board rooms, we examine the science behind the importance of play, the changing culture of play and gaming, and the innovative work aimed at improving our personal and professional lives through play.

Interfaith Lecture Theme :: The Spirituality of Play

For Jews and Christians the notion of Sabbath is inscribed in the heart of the Ten Commandments and, therefore, in the heart of both religions — but how is this commandment differently understood and observed by each? How do we utilize the discipline of “taking a Sabbath day” to make space in an over-scheduled world? Why does this commandment insist on keeping the Sabbath Day holy — and how does one do that? How do faith traditions other than Judaism and Christianity relate to play? In this week we will discover that play is a necessary component of being human, and, perhaps, that play is therefore holy.

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Christianity After Religion: The End of Church and the Birth of a New Spiritual Awakening Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062003744
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Published: HarperOne - March 5th, 2013

Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780060859497
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Published: HarperOne - October 2nd, 2007

Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062659477
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Published: HarperOne - April 3rd, 2018

Grounded: Finding God in the World-A Spiritual Revolution Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9780062328564
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Published: HarperOne - February 14th, 2017

A People's History of Christianity: The Other Side of the Story Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780061448713
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Published: HarperOne - March 23rd, 2010

Strength for the Journey, Second Edition: A Pilgrimage of Faith in Community Cover Image
$22.95
ISBN: 9780898692525
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Published: Church Publishing - November 17th, 2017

A Divine Assignment: The Missiology of Wendell Clay Somerville Cover Image
$14.99
ISBN: 9781603500074
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Published: Lucas Park Books - May 1st, 2010

Were You There?: Godforsakenness in Slave Religion (Bishop Henry McNeal Turner/Sojourner Truth Series in Black Religion #11) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781570750632
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Published: Orbis Books - February 1st, 1996

Free to Learn: Why Unleashing the Instinct to Play Will Make Our Children Happier, More Self-Reliant, and Better Students for Life Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9780465084999
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Published: Basic Books - February 10th, 2015

Emergence: The Connected Lives of Ants, Brains, Cities, and Software Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780684868769
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Published: Scribner - September 10th, 2002

Future Perfect: The Case For Progress In A Networked Age Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594631849
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 1st, 2013

The Ghost Map: The Story of London's Most Terrifying Epidemic--and How It Changed Science, Cities, and the Modern World Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594482694
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 2nd, 2007

How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781594633935
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 22nd, 2015

The Invention of Air: A Story Of Science, Faith, Revolution, And The Birth Of America Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594484018
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 29th, 2009

Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781594485381
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Published: Riverhead Books - October 4th, 2011

Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780399184499
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Published: Riverhead Books - November 14th, 2017

The Ballad of Black Tom Cover Image
$12.99
ISBN: 9780765387868
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Published: Tor.com - February 16th, 2016

Big Machine: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780385527996
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - March 9th, 2010

The Devil in Silver: A Novel Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780812982251
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Published: Spiegel & Grau - September 10th, 2013

Victor LaValle's Destroyer Cover Image
By Victor LaValle, Dietrich Smith (Illustrator)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781684150557
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Published: BOOM! Studios - March 6th, 2018

Gods of Flesh/Gods of Stone: The Embodiment of Divinity in India Cover Image
By Joanne Punzo Waghorne (Editor), Norman Cutler (Editor), Vasudha Narayanan (Editor)
$32.00
ISBN: 9780231107778
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Published: Columbia University Press - November 6th, 1996

The Life of Hinduism (The Life of Religion #3) Cover Image
By John Stratton Hawley (Editor), Vasudha Narayanan (Editor)
$34.95
ISBN: 9780520249141
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Published: University of California Press - February 1st, 2007

Lucy Comes Home Cover Image
$50.00
ISBN: 9780998747460
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Published: G Arts - April 7th, 2018