Archives For August 2014

“Elegance is inferior to virtue.”
– Mary Shelley,
author of FRANKENSTEIN,
who was born on this day, 1797

 
Poem of the Day:
Digging
By Seamus Heaney
***Plus, 9 other poems read by the poet, who died on this day one year ago.

 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
Letters to a Young Calvinist
by James K.A. Smith
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The Wake Up Call – August 30, 2014

“Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.”
– John Locke,
who was born on this day, 1632

 
Poem of the Day:
St. John Baptist
By Thomas Merton
***Today is the feast of St. John the Baptist

 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day:
Can These Bones Live?: A Catholic Baptist Engagement with Ecclesiology, Hermeneutics, and Social Theory
by Barry Harvey
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The Wake Up Call – August 29, 2014

“What does love look like? It has the hands to help others. It has the feet to hasten to the poor and needy. It has eyes to see misery and want. It has the ears to hear the sighs and sorrows of men. That is what love looks like.”
-Saint Augustine,
Today is the feast of St. Augustine, who died on this date, 430AD

 
Poem of the Day:
Gospel
Rita Dove  [ Tweet this ]

 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
We Should All Be Feminists
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
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The Wake Up Call – August 28, 2014

“The history of the world is none other than the progress of the consciousness of freedom.”
-GWF Hegel, born this date, 1770

 
Poem of the Day:
Blessed are the Merciful
Tania Runyan

 

Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
On the Road with the Archangel:
A Novel
 by Frederick Buechner
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The Wake Up Call – August 27, 2014

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
– Mother Teresa,
born this date,1910   Tweet this ]

 
Poem of the Day:
On Righteous Indignation
G.K. Chesterton
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Ragman and Other Cries of Faith
by Walter Wangerin, Jr.
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The Wake Up Call – August 26, 2014

 

Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

(Where possible, we have also tried to include a review/interview related to the book…)

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The Culinary Imagination: From Myth to Modernity

by Sandra Gilbert

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“To live is to suffer, to survive is to find some meaning in the suffering.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche, who died on this day in 1900   [ Tweet this ]

 
Poem of the Day:
The Appalachian Book of the Dead
Charles Wright
who was born on this day 1935

 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Entering the Silence
(Vol 2 of Journals
– Early Monastic Years)

by Thomas Merton
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The Wake Up Call – August 25, 2014

“Art is the most beautiful deception of all.”
– Claude Debussy, composer
who was born on this day, 1862
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Poem of the Day:
Song in a Minor Key
Dorothy Parker
who was born on this day 1893

 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Black Dahlia and White Rose: Stories
by Joyce Carol Oates
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The Wake Up Call – August 22, 2014

“Have patience with all things, but, first of all with yourself.”
– St. Francis DeSales
who was born on this day, 1567
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Poem of the Day:
For Allen Ginsburg
XJ Kennedy
who was born on this day 1929

 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
A Tree Full of Angels:
Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary
by Macrina Wiederkehr
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The Wake Up Call – August 21, 2014

“The first duty of love is to listen.”
– Paul Tillich
who was born on this day, 1886
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Poem of the Day:
Sacrifice

By Edgar Guest,
who was born on this day  1881
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Purpose: An Immigrant’s Story
by Wyclef Jean
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The Wake Up Call – August 20, 2014