Archives For *Excerpts*
Yesterday marked the 200th anniversary of the birth of Henry David Thoreau.
Here are five of the most relevant and compelling passages from this work:
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1) To Walk is to Saunter
Heretics!: The Wondrous (and Dangerous) Beginnings of Modern Philosophy
Ben Nadler / Steven Nadler
Read the Introduction to this book, and an excerpt of it…
(via Google Books)
This trilogy is a unique mix of memoir, social criticism, and biblical meditation. Though originally published in the 1980s, it is strikingly timely today!
This new edition features a foreword by Rachel Held Evans
(Each volume contains the same foreword)
“I came to the Genesis Trilogy, as I came to A Wrinkle in Time — like a child. Frightened. Fledgling. Longing for a good story. L’Engle’s words, lovingly, patiently took me back to the Source.”
– Rachel Held Evans
TODAY marks the anniversary of the 1970 death of philosopher Bertrand Russell…
Russell, a committed atheist, was the author of Why I Am Not a Christian. This excerpt, however, is strikingly pertinent in our day of “alternative facts,” in which truth has little relevance. It is worth taking the time to read!
Free Thought and Official Propaganda
Conway Memorial Lecture
Delivered March 24, 1922
The Way of the Dragon or The Way of the Lamb: Searching for Jesus’ Path of Power in a Church that Has Abandoned It
Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin
*** Read ERB editor Chris Smith’s
brief review of this book
Today is the Feast of
St. Gregory of Nyssa (c. 335-c.395)…
I’ve been digging into his work recently, especially his theology of the Trinity, and this book by Hans Urs von Balthasar…
Presence and Thought: Essay on the Religious Philosophy of Gregory of Nyssa
Hans Urs von Balthasar
Today (Jan. 6) marks the birthday of noted novelist, Elizabeth Strout.
In honor of the occasion, here is an introductory guide to her novels…
At the edge of the continent, Crosby, Maine, may seem like nowhere, but seen through this brilliant writer’s eyes, it’s in essence the whole world, and the lives that are lived there are filled with all of the grand human drama–desire, despair, jealousy, hope, and love.
At times stern, at other times patient, at times perceptive, at other times in sad denial, Olive Kitteridge, a retired schoolteacher, deplores the changes in her little town and in the world at large, but she doesn’t always recognize the changes in those around her: a lounge musician haunted by a past romance: a former student who has lost the will to live: Olive’s own adult child, who feels tyrannized by her irrational sensitivities; and Henry, who finds his loyalty to his marriage both a blessing and a curse.
The finalists in the running for the National Book Award were announced earlier this month…
If you are like us, then there probably are a number of these books that you haven’t read yet.
So, we thought we’d give you excerpts from ten of them to give you a taste of their contents.
These excerpts feature books from all four categories