Archives For June 2014

Quote of the Day:
“I am suspicious of writers who say their work is original and influenced by nobody. If it is, it is probably uninteresting. The biggest source of novels is other novels.
– Novelist Teju Cole
Author of Open City

 
Poem of the Day:
“Summer in the South”
by Paul Laurence Dunbar,
Born on this day 1872
 
Kindle Ebook of the Day:
Signs and Wonders: A Novel
(Book 3 in the Harmony Series)
by Philip Gulley – Only $2.99!!!
[Book #1 and Book #2 also on sale!]
*** Read our recent interview with Philip Gulley about his Quaker faith
 
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The Wake Up Call – June 27, 2014

Quote of the Day:
“To find joy in work is to discover the fountain of youth.
– Pearl S. Buck,
Author and Nobel Prize Winner
Born on this day 1892

 
Poem of the Day:
“The Greatest of these is War” by James Weldon Johnson
Remembering Poet James Weldon Johnson,
who died on this day 1938
 
Kindle Ebook of the Day:
Just Shy of Harmony: A Novel
(Book 2 in the Harmony Series)
by Philip Gulley – Only $2.99!!! 
[Book #1 also on sale!]
*** Read our recent interview with Philip Gulley about his Quaker faith
 
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The Wake Up Call – June 26, 2014

Quote of the Day:
“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act”
-George Orwell
Born on this day 1904

 
Poem of the Day:
Art by Alfred Noyes
Remembering Poet Alfred Noyes,
who died on this day 1958
 
Kindle Ebook of the Day: 
Home to Harmony: A Novel
(Book 1 in the Harmony Series)
by Philip Gulley – Only $2.99!!!
*** Read our recent interview with Philip Gulley about his Quaker faith
 
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The Wake Up Call – June 25, 2014

Quote of the Day:
“A book is like a piece of rope; it takes on meaning only in connection with the things it holds together.”
-Norman Cousins, Writer
Born on this day 1915

 
Poem of the Day:
Songs of the Summer Days
By George MacDonald

 
Kindle Ebook of the Day: 
The Children of Divorce: Loss of Family as Loss of Being
by Andrew Root – Only $1.99!!!
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The Wake Up Call – June 24, 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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How to Be a Christian without Going to Church: The Unofficial Guide to Alternative Forms of Christian Community

by Kelly Bean


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Quote of the Day:
“If you were music
I would listen to you ceaselessly
And my low spirits would brighten up.”
― Anna Akhmatova, Poet,
Born on this day 1889

 
Poem of the Day:
Reading Hamlet
By Anna Akhmatova

 
Kindle Ebook of the Day: 
Does Jesus Really Love Me?: A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America
by Jeff Chu – Only $1.99!!!

 
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The Wake Up Call – June 23, 2014

Quote of the Day:
“Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone; therefore we are saved by love.”
– Reinhold Niebuhr, Theologian
born on this day, 1892

 
Poems of the Day:
Four Poems Read by the Poet
By Adam Zagajewski
(Happy Bday to the poet, born 6/21/1945)
 
Kindle Ebook of the Day: 
The Storm: A Novel
by Frederick Buechner – $2.99!!!
(Frederick Buechner bases his novel The Storm on Shakespeare’s melancholy last play, but adds some distinctly 20th-century twists of his own.)
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The Wake Up Call – June 21, 2014

Quote of the Day:
If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don’t listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
– Lillian Hellman, Playwright,
born on this day, 1905

 
Poem of the Day:
A Something in a Summer’s Day
By Emily Dickinson
 
Kindle Ebook of the Day: 
How Soccer Explains the World
by Franklin Foer – $3.99!!!
(Great reading during the World Cup!)
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The Wake Up Call – June 20, 2014

Quote of the Day:
“All men’s miseries derive from not being able to sit in a quiet room alone.”
– Blaise Pascal, Born on this day 1623
 
Poem of the Day:
Summer Poem
by Mary Oliver

 
Kindle Ebook of the Day: 
Holy is the Day:
Living in the Gift of the Present

by Carolyn Weber – $2.99!!!

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The Wake Up Call – June 19, 2014

Quote of the Day:
“Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.”
Samuel Butler, who died on this day, 1902
 
Poem of the Day:
The Metaphysical Sectarian
by Samuel Butler

HE was in Logick a great Critick,
Profoundly skill’d in Analytick.
He could distinguish, and divide
A Hair ‘twixt South and South-West side:
On either which he would dispute,
Confute, change hands, and still confute.

 

Kindle Ebook of the Day: 
Flunking Sainthood by Jana Riess– $2.99!!!
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The Wake Up Call – June 18, 2014