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The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
22 February 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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“A person who publishes a book willfully appears before the populace with his pants down. If it is a good book nothing can hurt him. If it is a bad book nothing can help him.”- Poet Edna St. Vincent Millay, Born on this Day 1892
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Today is the birthday of literary critic Terry Eagleton, born 1943…Read our recent review of Eagleton’s book The Event of Literature.
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Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!

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In our continuing effort to fund the publication and free distribution of The Englewood Review, we are going to be collaborating more intentionally with Christian Book Distributors. Primarily, we will be offering you the opportunity to buy bargain books from CBD that we think of are interest. Buying books this way is a win / win / win proposition. You get great books for a great price, CBD gets the sale and we get an excellent referral fee from CBD.

This week’s bargain books (Click to learn more/purchase):

431696: One Step Closer: Why U2 Matters to Those Seeking God One Step Closer: Why U2 Matters to Those Seeking God

By Christian Scharen / Baker

Scharen reflects on how U2 “fits within the longer Christian tradition of voices that point us to the cross, to Jesus, and to the power of God’s ways in the world.” He explores the music’s honest spiritual questioning, making comparisons to figures such as King David, St. Francis of Assisi, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, and Dorothy Day. Music lovers, pastors, and anyone on the path to God will value this book.

430789: The Divine Voice The Divine Voice

By Stephen H. Webb / Baker


What can the primordial nature of noise, speech, and hearing teach us about what it means to be speakers and hearers of God’s Word? In this thoughtful work, Webb explores philosophical concepts including “Theo-acoustics,” “The Protestant Reformation As an Event Within the History of Sound,” and “The Sound of God.” 244 pages, softcover from Brazos.

35682: In Justice: Women and Global Economics In Justice: Women and Global Economics

By Ann-Cathrin Jarl / Augsburg Fortress


How can Christians work for economic justice today? Spurred especially by the situation of women in the global household, Jarl offers an overview of feminist economics and ethics. Included also are critiques of neoclassical economic theory, objectivity in economics, and current understandings of rights, equality, and power. 177 pages, softcover from Fortress.


Brief Reviews of

Thin Places: A Memoir.
Mary DeMuth.

Paperback: Zondervan, 2010.
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We Get to Carry Each Other:
The Gospel According to U2
Greg Garrett.

Paperback: WJK Books, 2009.
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What is the purpose of pain? Why does God allow His beloved creatures to endure such intense suffering? How can our lives’ greatest tragedies produce anything of value? Reading Mary DeMuth’s captivating survivor memoir, answers to these questions emerge, bringing to life the truth of Genesis 50:20: “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good” (NASB).

The premise of DeMuth’s memoirs is simple: to trace the fingerprints of God in the scars of her life, revealing for readers those “thin places” where she most tangibly experiences His presence. “The Celts define a thin place as a place where heaven and the physical world collide, one of those serendipitous territories where eternity and the mundane meet . . . snatches of holy ground, tucked into the corners of our world, where, if we pay very close attention, we might just catch a glimpse of eternity.”

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Our favorite music critic Andy Whitman
reviews U2’s new album NO LINE ON THE HORIZON

“Time is irrelevant, it’s not linear,” Bono proclaims near the beginning of No Line on the Horizon (4 stars), U2’s 12th studio album, which releases March 3 but is already posted on the band’s MySpace page. When you’ve spent 30 years in the circus, are well into middle age, and are still working the territory most commonly associated with preening 20-year-olds, it’s a reasonable stance to take. Fittingly, it’s a preoccupation Bono circles back to again and again, and it results in the band’s most thematically rich album in a storied career.

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Release Date: 3 March 2009
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THE OTHER JOURNAL reviews Katie Ford’s
new book of poems COLOSSEUM.

When the lights go down in Colosseum, Katie Ford’s second collection of poetry, we find ourselves in the poet’s cranial theater, an old-fashioned movie palace of flickering reels and irregular splicing. It is here that the book’s preoccupation unfolds: a remembering of New Orleans during and after Hurricane Katrina. And it’s here that the memory landscape shifts from history book to watercolor dream cycle, nightmarish in its images and vagaries. Showing a deft sense of humor, or perhaps just irony, Ford includes a poem about the late great New Orleans movie theater lost to fire months after the hurricane, the “Coliseum Theatre”—it is, of course, an elegy.

To say the poems in Colosseum record anxiety, trauma, and a stunned sense of coping might belittle Ford’s surprising chemistry in mixing the loss of New Orleans with the destruction and devastation of the classical world. At first it might seem that the thematic thread is a project, and arbitrary—why Rome? Why not Rhodes? Only after reading and re-reading Colosseum did I see Ford’s book as an attempt to honor New Orleans by placing its destruction into the tradition of the great dead: Athens, Rome, Carthage, Alexandria. Is Ford’s point that every vanquished city is worthy of such high simile, or is it just New Orleans? Feeling runs so high in this collection that I must admit that reading it put me in mind of testimonies from Vietnam War veterans

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Katie Ford.

Paperback: Graywolf Press, 2008.
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If you’ve ever read Leopold’s A Sand County Almanac, finding it hard to put down, then Nature’s Second Chance is your chance to witness the ecological wonder as Steven Apfelbaum transforms his tired farmstead once used to grow corn crops into a Midwestern paradise: a biologically diverse and healthy prairie, with wetland, forest and spring brook. Leopold’s writings culminated in the land ethic philosophy. Nature’s Second Chance puts it into practice, not only at Apfelbaum’s eighty acre Stone Prairie Farm over a period of thirty years, but at the Prairie Crossing “conservation development” north of Chicago and, perhaps, in a community near you though projects spearheaded by the now internationally-acclaimed, multimillion dollar ecological restoration business, Applied Ecological Services.

Writes Apfelbaum: “I envisioned a network of restored lands that would reconnect dispersed and isolated habitats. This may be viewed as an ecological systems approach to rethinking the landscape or a community land ethic where the health of the land — not just of individually owned parcels — is a measure of land community vitality.”

This highly readable treatise on a more ecologically mindful approach to living on the land provides both enlightening anecdotes and descriptive policy changes needed that will allow us to restore the health of diverse ecological systems on which our own very survival is based. Through his work both at Prairie Stone Farm and with Applied Ecological Services, Apfelbaum rekindles the spirit of service to all of creation, with humans, themselves, playing the central role in nurturing the renewal work so crucial in this Century and in the emerging restoration economy.

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Steven Apfelbaum.

Hardcover: Beacon, 2009.
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As explained by Livio, the history of mathematics is partly a struggle between these points of view: that math is how God (or nature) organizes the world, or it is simply a human tool to understand that world.

Livio comes down in the middle, contending that math may well be both invented and discovered. He points, for instance, to the eternal truth contained in the geometry formulated by Euclid 2,400 years ago. By the 19th century, however, iconoclasts had posited and established a whole new world of non-Euclidian geometry. Livio writes about the symmetries of the universe: the immutable, if incompletely understood, laws of math and physics that make a hydrogen atom, for instance, behave in the same way on Earth as it acts 10 billion light years away. Another sign of universal structure, as teased apart with the help of math? No, Livio writes, it is more likely a sign that “to some extent, scientists have selected what problems to work on based on those problems being amenable to a mathematical treatment.”

The author acknowledges that some readers will find his inconclusive conclusion to be unsatisfying. I didn’t. Sometimes the adventure, the intellectual ride, is more important than the final destination.
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Mario Livio.

Hardcover: Simon and Schuster, 2009.
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