Archives For September 2014

 

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

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Tables in the Wilderness: A Memoir of God Found, Lost, and Found Again

by Preston Yancey

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In my tradition, one must wait until one has learned a lot of Bible and Talmud and the Prophets to handle mysticism. This isn’t instant coffee. There is no instant mysticism.”
– Elie Wiesel, novelist

 

Poem of the Day:
These Spiritual Window Shoppers
Rumi, Sufi poet, who was born this date, 1207
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Selected Poems of Rumi
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The Wake Up Call – September 30, 2014

Our greatest foes, and whom we must chiefly combat, are within.”
-Miguel de Cervantes, novelist
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Poem of the Day:
W.H. Auden reading his poem “No Change of Place

Auden died on this date, 1973
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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Water from a Deep Well: Christian Spirituality from Early Martyrs to Modern Missionaries
by Gerald L. Sittser

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The Wake Up Call – September 29, 2014

We know too much, and are convinced of too little. Our literature is a substitute for religion, and so is our religion.
– T.S. Eliot, poet,

who was born on this date, 1888
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Poem of the Day:
T.S. Eliot Reading “The Wasteland”

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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Prufrock and Other Observations
by T.S. Eliot

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The Wake Up Call – September 26, 2014

If I say, ‘I forgive you,’ I have implicitly said you have done something wrong to me. But what forgiveness is at its heart is both saying that justice has been violated and not letting that violation count against the offender.”
-Miroslav Volf, theologian,
who was born on this day, 1956


 

Poem of the Day:
The Loser

Shel Silverstein
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who was born on this day 1930

 

Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Pie: A Short Story
by Suzanne Matson

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Leaving behind her strict Mennonite upbringing, Kathryn has moved west. America has just won victory in Japan, and a charming older man begins visiting the diner where Kathryn works, taking her out dancing and around town. With her old soldier boyfriends now scattered, and the country flush with postwar happiness, Kathryn takes a chance on her mysterious admirer and moves to Los Angeles with him. But how much does she really know about this new man? In “Pie,” acclaimed novelist and poet Suzanne Matson looks at the thrill and danger inherent in the American dream of unrestricted liberty.
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The Wake Up Call – September 25, 2014

Genius is the ability to put into effect what is on your mind.”
– F. Scott Fitzgerald, novelist
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Poem of the Day:
After Apple-Picking

Robert Frost

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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
For Everything a Season
by Philip Gulley

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The Wake Up Call – September 24, 2014

Getting an audience is hard. Sustaining an audience is hard. It demands a consistency of thought, of purpose, and of action over a long period of time.”
– Bruce Springsteen,
who was born on this day, 1949

 
Poem of the Day:
I have hunger for your mouth

Pablo Neruda,
who died on this day 1973

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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
The Golden Notebook: A Novel
by Doris Lessing
(Nobel Prize Winner)
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The Wake Up Call – September 23, 2014

If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
– J. R. R. Tolkien
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Poem of the Day:
I Know What Beauty Is

George MacDonald

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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
Organic: A Journalist’s Quest to Discover the Truth behind Food Labeling
by Peter Laufer

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The Wake Up Call – September 21, 2014

All fiction has to have a certain amount of truth in it to be powerful.”
– George R. R. Martin, novelist and creator of Game of Thrones
who was born on this date, 1948
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Poem of the Day:
The City of Man

Charles Williams, Inkling and friend of C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien

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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
All Hallows’ Eve: A Novel
by Charles Williams
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The Wake Up Call – September 20, 2014

It is not systematic education which somehow molds society, but, on the contrary, society which, according to its particular structure, shapes education in relation to the ends and interests of those who control the power in that society.
– Paulo Freire,
who was born on this date, 1921

 
Poem of the Day:
Late September
Amy Lowell

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Kindle Ebook Deal of the Day: 
The Last Gentleman: A Novel
by Walker Percy
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The Wake Up Call – September 19, 2014