Archives For October 2014

When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
-Joseph Campbell
who died on this date, 1987

 
Poem of the Day:
“For the Triumph of the Arts”
By Ezra Pound

 
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The Last Holiday: A Memoir
by Gil Scott-Heron
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The Wake Up Call – October 30, 2014

 

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Forward Together: A Moral Message for the Nation

by Dr. William Barber

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Reading furnishes the mind only with materials of knowledge; it is thinking that makes what we read ours.
– John Locke, philosopher
who died on this date, 1704

 
Poem of the Day:
“The Happy Man”

By G.K. Chesterton
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Frankenstein: A Novel
by Mary Shelley
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The Wake Up Call – October 28, 2014

And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.
-Sylvia Plath, poet
who was born on this date, 1932

 

Poem of the Day:
Time Enough to Rot”
By Dylan Thomas,
who was born on this date, 1914
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A Meal With Jesus: Discovering Grace, Community, and Mission around the Table
by Tim Chester.
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The Wake Up Call – October 27, 2014

I don’t believe in that kind of American John Wayne individualism where people pull themselves up by their bootstraps. Someone changed your diapers. And if that’s the case, you ain’t self-made.”
– Michael Eric Dyson, author
who was born on this date, 1958

 

Poem of the Day:
Autumn
Rainer Maria Rilke

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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Left, Right and Christ
by Lisa Sharon Harper and DC Innes
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The Wake Up Call – October 23, 2014

Humanity’s legacy of stories and storytelling is the most precious we have. All wisdom is in our stories and songs. A story is how we construct our experiences.”
Doris Lessing, novelist,
who was born on this date, 1919

 
Poem of the Day:
Song for Autumn
M
ary Oliver
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Legends of the Fall: Stories
by Jim Harrison
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The Wake Up Call – October 22, 2014

 

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

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Kingdom Conspiracy: Returning to the Radical Mission of the Local Church

by Scot McKnight

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It is above all by the imagination that we achieve perception and compassion and hope.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, writer,
who was born on this date, 1929
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Poem of the Day:
To the Autumnal Moon
Samuel Taylor Coleridge,
born on this date, 1772
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
The Sacredness of Questioning Everything
by David Dark. 
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The Wake Up Call – October 21, 2014

Just as a flower which seems beautiful and has color but no perfume, so are the fruitless words of the man who speaks them but does them not.
-John Dewey, philosopher
and educator,
who was born on this date, 1859

 
Poem of the Day:
Waiting
Robert Pinsky,
born on this date, 1940

 
Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Preemptive Love: Pursuing Peace One Heart At A Time
by Jeremy Courtney. 
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The Wake Up Call – October 20, 2014

Everything comes out in blues music: joy, pain, struggle. Blues is affirmation with absolute elegance.”
– Wynton Marsalis,
Jazz Musician,
who was born on this date, 1961
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Poem of the Day:
Homecoming
– Marjorie Maddox,
from our new 3 poems feature.
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
The Awakening of Hope.
By Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove.

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The Wake Up Call – October 18, 2014