Archives For March 2013

 

The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
28 March 2013

 

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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Today is the birthday of St. Teresa of Avila!!!
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Poem of the Day: Christ has No Body but Yours by St. Teresa

 

“You cannot teach creativity – how to become a good writer. But you can help a young writer discover within himself what kind of writer he would like to be.” – Nobel Prize Winner, Mario Vargas Llosa*** Books by Mario Vargas Llosa

 

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

 

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
21 March 2013

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If you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to check out the ridiculous books that were rushed to press in the first week of Francis I’s papacy: Pope Francis I: Ten Really Bad Books from the first week

 

Today is World Poetry Day! Who is your favorite poet from outside North America and Europe? Mine might possibly be Ernesto Cardenal of Nicaragua (CLICK for our review of his book PLURIVERSE), or the ancient traditional poets of Japan.

 

“I play the notes as they are written, but it is God who makes the music.” ― Composer Johann Sebastian Bach, born this day in 1685
*** Books About Johann Sebastian Bach

 

“For as the good fruit is not the cause that the tree is good, but the tree must first be good before it can bring fourth good fruit: so the good deeds of man are not the cause that makes men good, but he is first made good, by the spirit and grace of GOD that effectually works in him, and afterward he brings fourth good fruits.” – Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer, who died on this day 1556

 

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:
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Present Shock: When Everything Happens Now
By Douglas Rushkoff

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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
12 March 2013

 

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“Truth is the cry of all, but the game of few.” – Philosopher George Berkeley, born on this day 1685
*** Books by George Berkeley

 

“Great things are not accomplished by those who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion.” – Jack Kerouac, born this day 1922
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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
7 March 2013

 

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Kindle Deal of the Day:
The Preacher King: Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Word that Moved America by Richard Lischer
Now only $1.99 (for a limited time)!!!
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“Because philosophy arises from awe, a philosopher is bound in his way to be a lover of myths and poetic fables. Poets and philosophers are alike in being big with wonder.”  –Thomas Aquinas, who died on this day in 1274
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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
28 February 2013

 

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Kindle Deal of the Day:

The Big Book of Women Saints (Almost 500 pages of stories!)
Now only $1.99 (for a limited time)!!!  
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“To put meaning in one’s life may end in madness, But life without meaning is the torture of restlessness and vague desire — It is a boat longing for the sea and yet afraid.” – Poet Edgar Lee Masters, who died on this day in 1950
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How often I have found that we grow to maturity not by doing what we like, but by doing what we should. How true it is that not every ‘should’ is a compulsion, and not every ‘like’ is a high morality and true freedom. – Theologian Karl Rahner, born on this day 1904.
*** Books by Karl Rahner

 

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Here are a few new book releases from this week that are worth checking out:

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10 Recommended Kindle ebooks for $2.99 or Less!

 

Prices on these ebooks should not change before March 31, 2013.
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1) Dark Night of the Soul by St. John of the Cross – $0.99

 

2) THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER: Authorized Edition – $2.99

 

3) When It Happens to You: A Novel in Stories by Molly Ringwald – $2.99

 

4) Growing Deeper in our Church Communities: 50 ideas for Connection in a Disconnected Age by ERB Editor Chris Smith – $2.99
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