Get a Free Book! (The Holy Nomad)

Not too long ago I participated in a Patheos book club discussion of The Holy Nomad, by Matt Litton.

In my reflection, I noted that Litton’s book, in which he jolts us to find a little more joy for the journey, reminded me of the quest approach to the Christian faith:

To me, that’s a natural (or at least, idealway to approach the Christian faith. A Christian is a “Christ-one,” after all–a follower of Jesus. But somehow, over time, it becomes more a cultural identity, a set of rules and practices (often extrinsic to what is most naturally meaningful to us), or even a politics of power that hedges us off from the “other” (and therefore, from ourselves). Too often, our approach to religion ends up killing joy and subduing love, rather than unleashing them both. But the New Testament gospel calls us to be pilgrims, wayfarers, followers, aliens and perhaps even nomads.

You can go to the book club page to read my complete reflection (and those of others), as well as a Q&A with the author and an excerpt from the book.

Patheos is giving away 25 free copies of the book to Cultivare readers. If this book sounds like something you (or someone you know) would enjoy, here’s all you need to do:

In the comments section of this post, tell me what book you’ve read this past year (or recently) that you would want to give away (note: you don’t have to give it away, just tell us what you would want to give away). If you are one of the first 25 to answer the question, I will contact you. Note: Be sure you’ve registered or included your current email address.


  • Kullervo

    I would give away William Faulkner’s Go Down, Moses. I’m a huge Faulkner fan and I’ve read a significant number of his books, but that one just absolutely blew me away.

  • Andrew Hoy

    G.K. Chesterton’s Manalive was brilliantly written (as expected form the author) and refreshing, a reminder to step back and appreciate what one already has — even if it means traveling around the world to see it. Luckily I don’t need to give it away since it is in the public domain and available for free in multiple digital formats. (Though, it is a good enough book to deserve a place on anyone’s physical bookshelf).

  • Renae Meredith

    I would give away Makoto Fujimura’s Refraction. It has helped me cultivate the connections between art and worship.

  • David Landt

    Kyle, I’ll take you up on the free book. My best give away read for 2012 is “Unclean” by Richard Beck.

  • Glen McGraw

    The book I would give away is “Unclean” by Richard Beck. Rarely do I recommend a particular book to all of my contacts, but this was one that I sent all of my contacts a ‘must read’ email. Moat powerful book I have read in a while.

  • Thomas

    I have given away several copies of Wild at Heart and Captivating to my youth students lately (along with reference and study bibles of course). After reading the Explicit Gospel, I would love to pass it along to anyone!

  • Beth

    I have given away copies of Gilead by Marilynne Robinson, most recently last Friday to my dad on his 86th birthday. I also love giving people copies of Wendell Berry’s novel Hannah Coulter.

  • Ernie McLean

    I have given several copies of Kingdom Man by Tony Evans recently.

  • David Wilson

    If I were a rich man I would give away copies of Philip Yancey’s books, What’s So Amazing About Grace, Disappointment with God, and Where is God When It Hurts. His refusal to reduce our relationship with God to rules and rituals gives me hope that there is something more than what our faith typically offers. The second one I would give away is Good News for Those Trying Harder by Alan Kraft.

  • Monica

    I would give away “The Pursuit of God” by A.W. Tozer. This is definitely my best read this year!