If you read this blog, you know Byron Borger. He and his wife Beth run the Hearts & Minds bookstore in Dallastown, Pennsylvania, the best Christian bookstore in the country. Over at Christianity Today, Borger reviews Jeff Deutsch's book In Praise of Good Bookstores. Here is a taste: What makes Deutsch’s book stand out (despite an oddly tacky cover) is his status as a bookseller. Like the best of our trade, he is mostly self-taught and exceedingly eclectic in … [Read more...] about Byron Borger reviews In Praise of Good Bookstores
This week’s book haul
Just bought these gems from Byron and Beth Borger at Hearts & Minds Books. Thanks for the recommendations! … [Read more...] about This week’s book haul
Are you looking for some pre-election (or post-election) reading on religion and politics?
Election Day is a week away, but the subject of religion and politics is not going away anytime soon. Now is the time to contact Byron Borger of Hearts & Minds Books so you are prepared for the post-election reality. Here is a taste of Borger's latest newsletter: I saw two yard signs yesterday, one that made me chuckle and the other that made me smile and then shake my head, just short of an eye roll. The more I thought about it, the more it annoyed me. The … [Read more...] about Are you looking for some pre-election (or post-election) reading on religion and politics?
Need Something to Read During Your Self-Quarantine? Check Out Hearts & Minds Bookstore
Please consider Byron and Beth Borger at Hearts & Minds Bookstore for all of your reading needs during the coronavirus outbreak and beyond. Hearts & Minds is especially strong in theology, biblical studies, church history, and Christian perspectives on social issues and culture. I just got a big box from Byron on Thursday. I bought some N.T. Wright, Karl Barth, James K.A. Smith, John Inazu, and Tim Keller! Here is a taste of Byron's recent "Booknotes": I didn’t send … [Read more...] about Need Something to Read During Your Self-Quarantine? Check Out Hearts & Minds Bookstore
Hearts & Minds Bookstore Selects *Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump* as One of the “Best Books of 2018”
"I am declaring Believe Me as one of the most important books to be published in 2018 and predicting that it will remain one of the most important books for many a year." Thank you Byron Borger! I am happy to join Alan Jacobs, Al Tizon, Wesley Granberg-Michaelson, Barbara Melosh, Lauren Winner, Gerry McDermott, Reggie McNeal, Michael Card, Alan Noble, Diana Butler Bass, Tremper Longman, N. T. Wright, Walter Brueggemann, Fleming Rutledge, Os Guinness, Mark Labberton, and … [Read more...] about Hearts & Minds Bookstore Selects *Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump* as One of the “Best Books of 2018”
The Best Christian Bookstore in America
I had some last minute Christmas shopping to do on December 24, 2018 so I drove down to Dallastown, Pennsylvania (about a 40-minute drive) to visit Byron and Beth Borger at Hearts & Minds Bookstore. Beth was not around on this day, but Byron quickly emerged from the back of the store sporting a festive green dress shirt and a red flannel tie. After exchanging pleasantries, we got down to work. I wanted a thoughtful and liturgical devotional for my wife, Joy. Byron … [Read more...] about The Best Christian Bookstore in America
Happy New Year!
We are back after an extended holiday break! I hope all our readers were able to spend some quality time with friends and family over the holidays. I always look forward to the holidays as a time of relaxation, worship, family-time, and getting caught-up on reading. Here are a few things that happened over break: On Christmas Eve I visited Byron Borger at Hearts and Minds Bookstore in Dallastown, PA. I bought some books for members of my family and I bought some books … [Read more...] about Happy New Year!
The *Believe Me* Book Tour Comes to Dallastown, Pennsylvania
And what a night it was! I walked into Hearts & Minds Bookstore in Dallastown around 6:50pm last night and there were already nearly 100 people milling around the store awaiting the book talk and signing. The place was packed! Folks were shopping for books, drinking red and blue-colored punch, and angling for seats on chairs set up in every corner of the store. Byron and Beth Borger, the owners of Hearts & Minds, certainly know how to throw a party! Even this guy … [Read more...] about The *Believe Me* Book Tour Comes to Dallastown, Pennsylvania
The *Believe Me* Book Tour is Coming to Hearts & Minds Bookstore in Dallastown (York County), PA
On August 10, 2018, I will be at Byron Borger's shop. Here is Byron's press release: Dr. John Fea, Chair of the History Department at Messiah College, will discuss his new book Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trumpon Friday night, August 10, at Hearts & Minds, an independent bookstore at 234 East Main Street, Dallastown. The program begins at 7:00 pm. Byron Borger, co-owner of Hearts & Minds explains the significance of the book, saying, “Believe Me … [Read more...] about The *Believe Me* Book Tour is Coming to Hearts & Minds Bookstore in Dallastown (York County), PA
Get Your Copy of *Believe Me* at Hearts & Minds Books in Dallastown, PA!
Byron Borger has them in stock at Hearts & Minds: Here it is, the brand new book by @JohnFea1 called "Believe Me." It's right here on our counter at Hearts & Minds, Dallastown, PA. pic.twitter.com/STWglHfkxY — Byron Borger (@byronborger) June 20, 2018 … [Read more...] about Get Your Copy of *Believe Me* at Hearts & Minds Books in Dallastown, PA!
Best-Selling Evangelical Book Makes an Appearance on CBS’s “Madame Secretary”
Byron Borger, the proprietor of Hearts and Minds Books in Dallastown, Pennsylvania, got a screen shot of Tea Leoni's character, the Secretary of State in the CBS show "Madame Secretary," placing a copy of David Platt's Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream in her briefcase. Here is Byron's post at Facebook: SCREEN SHOT FROM CBS SHOW MADAME SECRETARY We were getting caught up on one of our favorite shows, Madame Secretary, and there was a scene where, as … [Read more...] about Best-Selling Evangelical Book Makes an Appearance on CBS’s “Madame Secretary”
Get 10% Off on "The Bible Cause" at Hearts & Minds Books
Get a copy of The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society at 10% off and support an independent brick and mortar bookstore in Dallastown, Pennsylvania. (You may recall that I visited Hearts & Minds Bookstore last month). Here is a review from Byron Borger, one the most thoughtful and enthusiastic booksellers I know. I don't know if I can live up to what Byron says about me here, but I do appreciate it. I don't know how many working historians you know, or … [Read more...] about Get 10% Off on "The Bible Cause" at Hearts & Minds Books
“Why Study History?” is Voted One of the Best Books of 2013 by Hearts & Minds Books
I am honored that Why Study History?: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past has been chosen as the "Best Book About History" for 2013 by Byron Borger, proprietor of the best independent religious bookstore in the country: Hearts & Minds Books. Here is Byron's write-up: BEST BOOK ABOUT HISTORYWhy Study History: Reflecting on the Importance of the Past John Fea (Baker) $19.99 This deserves an award - it seems that nearly every book he writes deserves an award - … [Read more...] about “Why Study History?” is Voted One of the Best Books of 2013 by Hearts & Minds Books