Archives For July 2014

“If I could I would always work in silence and obscurity, and let my efforts be known by their results.”
-Emily Brontë,
who was born on this date, 1818

*** Books by Emily Brontë

 
Poem of the Day:
“The Anunciation”
By
Joyce Kilmer
(who died on this date in 1918)

 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
The Faith of Leap:
Embracing a Theology of Risk

by Alan Hirsch and Michael Frost

Only $2.99!
 
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The Wake Up Call – July 30, 2014

“The surface of American society is covered with a layer of democratic paint, but from time to time one can see the old aristocratic colours breaking through.”
– Alexis de Tocqueville
who was born on this date, 1805
 
Poem of the Day:
(A song actually)
Skin by Bill Mallonee
(
About Vincent Van Gogh
who died on this date, 1890)

 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
(The Newbery Award Winning)
Walk Two Moons

by Sharon Creech

Only $3.74!
*** Today is Creech’s birthday, she is 69.
 
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The Wake Up Call – July 29, 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…)

See a book here that you’d like to review for us?
Contact us, and we’ll talk about the possibility of a review.

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Eager to Love: The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi

by Richard Rohr

Read a review from Publishers Weekly


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“All men commend patience, although few are willing to practice it.”
-Thomas a Kempis
who died on this date, 1471
 
Poems of the Day:
Three Poems
“The Autumnal Moon” / “Forbearance” / “Love, Hope and Patience in Education”
by Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
who died on this date, 1834

 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Glittering Vices: A New Look at the Seven Deadly Sins and Their Remedies
by Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung
Only $1.99!
 
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The Wake Up Call – July 25, 2014

“We complain of the increased tempo of our lives, but our frenetic lives are just reflection of the economic system that we have created.”
-Stanley Hauerwas
Born on this date, 1940

*** Books by Stanley Hauerwas
 
Poem of the Day:
Brotherhood
by Liberty Hyde Bailey
(Because every day is INTERdependence Day)
*** Our intro to Bailey’s life & work.

 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life
by Robert Webber

Only $2.51!
 
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The Wake Up Call – July 24, 2014

“I think that to a very great extent we are partners with the divine in this enterprise called history.”
– Chaim Potok, novelist
who died on this date, 2002

*** Books by Chaim Potok

 
Poem of the Day:
Against Acedia
by David Wheeler

 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
The Book of Bebb: 4 Novels
by Frederick Buechner

Only $2.99!
 
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The Wake Up Call – July 23, 2014

“Great art is the outward expression of an inner life in the artist”
-Edward Hopper
born on this day, 1882

*** Books about Edward Hopper

 
Poem of the Day:
A Revolver
by Carl Sandburg,
who died on this day in 1967
“nothing in human philosophy persists more strangely than the old belief that God is always on the side of those who have the most revolvers.”
 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
The Future of Faith
by Harvey Cox
Only $2.99!
 
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The Wake Up Call – July 22, 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…)

See a book here that you’d like to review for us?
Contact us, and we’ll talk about the possibility of a review.

> > > >
Next Book

Being Christian: Baptism, Bible, Eucharist, Prayer

by Rowan Williams

Read an interview with the author from RNS


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“Politics will eventually be replaced by imagery. The politician will be only too happy to abdicate in favor of his image, because the image will be much more powerful than he could ever be.”
– Marshall McLuhan
born on this day, 1911

 
Poem of the Day:
Bard’s Epitaph
by Robert Burns,
who died on this day in 1796

 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Exiles: Living Missionally in a Post-Christian Culture
by Michael Frost
Only $3.03!
 
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The Wake Up Call – July 21, 2014

“There’s not a plant or flower below,
but makes Thy glories known,

And clouds arise, and tempests blow,
by order from Thy throne;

While all that borrows life from Thee
is ever in Thy care;

And everywhere that we can be,
Thou, God art present there.”
– Isaac Watts, Hymnist
born on this day in 1674

 

Poem of the Day:
Summer
by Amy Lowell

 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Repenting of Religion: Turning from Judgment to the Love of God
by Greg Boyd
Only $3.99!
 
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The Wake Up Call – July 17, 2014