Archives For December 2012

 

The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
27 December 2012

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1) Our Christmas Giveaway (Grand Prize: Kindle Fire)
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2) Our 12 Days of Christmas Book Giveaway
(Win some of the best books of the year! Each day the prize collection gets one book bigger)
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Today is the birthday of author Sarah Vowell (b. 1969).
Read our review of her recent book Unfamiliar Fishes
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“When our Lord says, we must be converted and become as little children, I suppose he means also, that we must be sensible of our weakness, comparatively speaking, as a little child.” – George Whitefield, Methodist preacher, born on this day 1714.
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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
20 December 2012

 

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Books make great last-minute Christmas gifts…
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Poem of the Day: “In Whom We Live and Move and Have our Being” – Denise Levertov, who died on this day 1997
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“We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it.”  – John Steinbeck, who died on this day 1968
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Happy 55th Birthday to Singer/ Song-writer Billy Bragg!
Listen to his rendition of Woody Guthrie’s “Christ for President” recorded with Wilco…
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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
19 December 2012

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Start your day by savoring Three lovely Advent poems by Madeleine L’Engle

 

“Those who have no record of what their forebears have accomplished lose the inspiration which comes from the teaching of biography and history.”  – Carter Woodson, African-American Historian, born on this day in 1875
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“If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.” – Novelist Emily Bronte, who died on this day in 1848
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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
18 December 2012

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Check our lists of the BEST and WORST (Christian) Book Covers of 2012:

 

“??Art does not reproduce what we see; rather, it makes us see.” – Painter Paul Klee, born on this day 1879
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Hope is not the conviction that something will turn out well but the certainty that something makes sense, regardless of how it turns out” –Poet/Dissident Vaclav Havel, who died on this day, 1 year ago.
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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
17 December 2012

 

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Poem of the day: “Forgiveness” by John Greenleaf Whitter, who was born on this day in 1807.
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“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”  – Sufi Poet Rumi, who died on this day 1273
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“Only two classes of books are of universal appeal. The very best and the very worst.”  – Novelist Ford Maddox Ford, born on this day in 1873.

 

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
13 December 2012

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Happy Birthday to David Dark, author of our 2009 book of the year, The Sacredness of Questioning Everything!
Read our review of this book and download a completely FREE audio book editon!!!

 

Advent Poem of the Day: “After Annunciation” by Madeleine L’Engle
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“The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.” -Spanish rabbi/ philosopher, Maimonides, who died on this day in 1204
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Happy Birthday to Jana Riess!
Read our review of her wonderful 2011 book, Flunking Sainthood

 

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
12 December 2012

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Poem of the Day: A Grammarian’s Funeral by Robert Browning.
Browning died on this day in 1889.
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“The success of any great moral enterprise does not depend upon numbers.” — Abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison, who was born on this day in 1805
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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
11 December 2012

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“Own only what you can always carry with you: know languages, know countries, know people. Let your memory be your travel bag.” – Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, born on this day in 1918
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“The only advice I can give to aspiring writers is don’t do it unless you’re willing to give your whole life to it.” – Novelist/Poet, Jim Harrison, born on this day in 1937
– Read our review of Harrison’s recent book The Etiquette of Freedom.
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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
7 December 2012

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Today is the Feast of Saint Ambrose (c.330-397)!
Read Alban Butler’s classic account of Ambrose’s life from LIVES OF THE SAINTS…
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“What was any art but a mould in which to imprison for a moment the shining elusive element which is life itself – life hurrying past us and running away, too strong to stop, too sweet to lose.”  – Novelist Willa Cather, born on this day in 1873.

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