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***Contest extended 2 weeks through Nov. 17!!!!***

The most popular posts on our website in recent years (by far), has been our list of the Worst Christian Book Covers of 2012 and 2013.

So, we are planning to run a list again this year, but we need your help to make this year’s list better and even funnier!

CONTEST: OVER $300 IN PRIZES!!!

We have a box of 30 books that we have received for review or that our editor Chris Smith has culled from his own library. (Lots of great stuff! CLICK HERE for the list…).

We will pick three winners from your submissions:

1st Prize: $25 Amazon Gift Card +
Your Choice of 5 Books from the Prize Box (Value: Up to $100+) +
2 Year Subscription to our Print Magazine ($35 value)

2nd Prize: Your Choice of 5 Books from the Prize Box (Value: Up to $100+) +
2 Year Subscription to our Print Magazine ($35 value)

3rd Prize: Your Choice of 3 Books from the Prize Box (Value: Up to $50+ ) +
2 Year Subscription to our Print Magazine  ($35 value)


 

So, here’s how this will work….

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So, it’s that time of year again, when our readers start getting out there and discovering some really bad Christian book covers that came out in 2014…

Next month, we will be running a contest — as we did last year — for you to submit and vote on the worst Christian book covers of the year…

Sometime around Thanksgiving, we will release our list of the Worst Christian Book Covers of 2014.

Here are our lists from previous years: 

 

To help get you started on your quest for ridiculous covers…
Here are 8 lousy Christian covers via LousyBookCovers.com

If you enjoy these, you should spend awhile perusing their site for more really bad Christian book covers and
connect with them on Facebook

 

Enjoy, and share these with your friends!

 

 

The Whore of Babylon

I guess someone is feeling pretty confident in their eschatology!!!
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I recently discovered LousyBookCovers.com

And was delighted to find that they had featured a number Lousy Christian covers.  Here are a few of the best (or should I say worst?) covers featured on their website over the last few months.

If you enjoy these, you should spend awhile
perusing their site for more lousy Christian book covers and
connect with them on Facebook

Enjoy, and share these with your friends!

ALSO, if you enjoy these, be sure to check out our:
Worst Christian Book Covers of 2013
Worst Christian Book Covers of 2012

 

Times of Trial: Christian End Times Thriller (The End Times Saga 3)


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Worst Christian Book Covers

The most popular post on our website over the last year (far and away), was our list of the Worst Christian Book Covers of 2012.

So, we are planning to run a list again this year, but we need your help to make this year’s list better and even funnier!
 
PRIZES!!!
We have a box of 50+ books that we have received for review or that our editor Chris Smith has culled from his own library. (Lots of great stuff! CLICK HERE for the list…).
We will pick a winner from your submissions and he/she will get to choose 5 books from that list (could be valued at $100+ depending on the books chosen).  A second-place winner will get to choose 3 books, and a third place winner will get to choose one book.
 


 

So, here’s how this will work….

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
18 December 2012

Like the smell of strong coffee wafting down the hall, we offer a few book-related thoughts and stories to jumpstart your day…

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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
*** Books on Paul Klee

 

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.
*** Books by Vaclav Havel

 

Book News:

Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!

The Wake Up Call image via WikiMedia Commons

 

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Best Book Covers of 2012

December 13, 2012 — 2 Comments

 

Here is our list of the best book covers of 2012…

We limited our focus to the 500 or so books that we have covered this year.  Still, there were tough decisions…

 

Have you seen any book covers this year that have really grabbed your attention? Share them with us in the Comments below.

 

AND Stay tuned, as tomorrow we will post our side-splittingly hilarious list of the WORST Christian Book covers of the year!!!

 

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Eran Ben-Joseph - Rethinking a LotA Brief Review of

Rethinking A Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking

Eran Ben-Joseph.

Hardcover: MIT Press, 2012.
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]

Reviewed by Gary Wake.

Rethinking A Lot: The Design and Culture of Parking feels somewhat like a coffee table book, with about 100 photos showing parking lots from throughout the world and back to the early days of the automobile. The author, Eran Ben-Joseph, has thoroughly researched the topic and put together an overview that captures the environmental and economic impact of parking lots. As a professor at MIT and a city planning expert who has worked all over the world, Ben-Joseph has the credentials to convince us that parking is an issue we should look at more thoroughly, but the material he presents is somewhat lacking in focus.

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“Built-in Opportunities for
Human Relationships, Health, and Flourishing

A Review of
Cities for People.

Jan Gehl.

Reviewed by Brent Aldrich.


Cities for People.
Jan Gehl.
Hardback: Island Press, 2010.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]

In a city like mine, a story which is typical of many US cities has happened: built over the last 200 years, emptied out since the 1960s, and now making a few steps to revitalize the health of what makes cities great; there are hopeful moves of homes rehabbed and occupied, small businesses open, narrow bike stripes painted. And like other cities, we’ve gotten on board with the ‘greening’ of the city – thousands of new trees, some green roofs and rainwater collectors, and small but productive gardens.

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A Review of

Function, Restraint, and Subversion in Typography.
J. Namdev Hardisty
Hardback: Princeton Architectural Press, New York, 2010.
Buy now: [ Amazon ]

Reviewed by Will Fitzgerald

Many of us who love words love to gaze at their shape, and think on their shaping. Some of us learn the technical language of fonts, of ascenders and x-heights; ems and ens; serifs and leading (pronounced like the metal, not the action). Someone I knew cried out at the opening titles of the most recent version of True Grit: there should have been a ligature of the letters “f” and “l”, but that particular title did not have it. He cannot remember now what the title said.

Books such as Function, Restraint, and Subversion in Typography allure people who love the shape of words. Its black cover, with its title embossed in black; its author’s name in white. A table of contents dominated by images of pages of designed type. The introductory matter with its acres of whitespace—and starting on even page instead of the customary odd page.  And pages and pages of the products of design. This is, in the postmodern way of speaking, design porn.

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