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Today is the birthday of Norton Juster, the author of the side-splittingly hilarious kids book The Phantom Tollbooth.  

In the wake of The Phantom Tollbooth‘s success, Juster wrote The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics, which was inspired by Edwin A. Abbott’s novel Flatland: A Romance of Many Dimensions.  I just spent several days writing a paper in tribute to my friend and mentor David Neuhouser, who introduced me to Flatland (which I talk about in my new book Reading for the Common Good) and would have loved Juster’s book.

The Dot and the Line was turned into a short film by Chuck Jones, the renowned animator and producer of Looney Tunes, etc. It seems fitting to share this film here today…

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It’s about time for another batch of lousy Christian book covers…

*** If you enjoy these,  here are our lists of Worst Christian Book Covers from previous years:

[ 2015 ]   [ 2014 ]   [ 2013 ]     [ 2012 ]

(Some of these appeared first on LousyBookCovers.com…)

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Unto Us a Child is Born – Harmony of the Gospels Commentary, Part 1 of 6

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Thomas Crapper Day!

January 27, 2016 — Leave a comment

 

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Today is Thomas Crapper Day, in remembrance of the anniversary of the death of the popularizer of the flush toilet…

Crapper was a plumber who founded Thomas Crapper & Co in London. Contrary to widespread misconceptions, Crapper did not invent the flush toilet. He did, however, do much to increase the popularity of the toilet…

This brief video explains…

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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 2015…

Next month, we will be running a contest 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 2015.

Here are our lists of Worst Christian Book Covers from previous years:
[ 2014 ]   [ 2013 ]     [ 2012 ]

To help get you started on your quest for ridiculous covers…
Here are 10 lousy Christian covers

(Some of these appeared first on LousyBookCovers.com…)

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Amish Brothers: Elam – Part 2 of the Amish Brothers Series: An Amish Christian Romance

 

Apparently Melanie Schmidt is the queen of poorly Photoshopping headwear onto “Amish” people.

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How to Know the Wild Animals
Carolyn Wells

 
If ever you should go by chance
To jungles in the East,
And if there should to you advance
A large and tawny beast–
If he roar at you as you’re dyin’,
You’ll know it is the Asian Lion.
 
If, when in India loafing round,
A noble wild beast meets you,
With dark stripes on a yellow ground,
Just notice if he eats you.
This simple rule may help you learn
The Bengal Tiger to discern.

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Opening Doors for Conversation
 
A Review of
 

A Second Shot of Coffee With Jesus
David Wilkie

Paperback: IVP Books, 2015.
Buy now:  [ Amazon ]  [ Kindle ]
 
Reviewed by Kevin Wildman.

 

In college I became acquainted with the writings of Henri Nouwen, who quickly became one of my favorite authors. The thing about Nouwen is the simplicity with which he writes. Much of Nouwen’s writings are quick to read, and easy to comprehend, yet at the same time he communicates deep truths that will keep one thinking for days.
 
Like Nouwen, Wilkie is gifted at causing me to think for days, even weeks with a few sort sentences. One can easily pick up A Second Shot of Coffee With Jesus and read through it rather quickly, and unlike more complicated works, reading through this quickly does not hinder comprehension and retention.

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It’s time again for a new round of really bad Christian book covers!

Many of these covers were originally featured on LousyBookCovers.com or Kindle Cover Disasters. Anytime you need a laugh, these sites both have loads of terrible book covers…

Enjoy, and share these with your friends!

ALSO, if you enjoy these, be sure to check out our lists of:
Worst Christian Book Covers: [ 2014 ] [ 2013 ]  [ 2012 ]

 

Meet Jesus The Alchemist: Discover The Next Evolutionary Step for Humanity


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[ Help Us Pick the Worst Covers of 2015 ]
(A Contest with over $150 in prizes!)

Here is our list of the worst Christian book covers of 2014…

It’s that time of year again, a tradition almost as familiar as the Thanksgiving turkey or trimming the Christmas tree…    It’s time to honor the worst Christian book covers of the year!!!

(Numbers 12-15 on this list are ebooks, the rest are print books. If we hadn’t limited our ebook choices to four, we could have chosen literally hundreds of bad ebook covers.)

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Count down with us to the #1 worst Christian book cover of the year…

*** And just in case you haven’t seen it, here is last year’s list of worst covers
(and our inaugural list from 2012)

#15 – Homeland’s Hope




 
This begs the questions: What is the homeland: France (Eiffel Tower) or the US of A (flag)? And what is it’s hope: bomber planes, giant flag or badly photoshopped lady?
(Submitted by J. Roberts)

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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

 

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The Whore of Babylon

I guess someone is feeling pretty confident in their eschatology!!!
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