Archives For Wendell Berry

 

 

The Quiet Work of Caring:
Establishing Life-Giving Boundaries
Within and Without

 

An Essay by
Jenna Henderson and Kimberly Miller

 

“…the work now most needing to be done
—that of neighborliness and caretaking—
cannot be done by remote control with the
greatest power on the largest scale.”

—Wendell Berry

 

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Like Berry, we are grieved by the damaging consequences of the human race’s unrestrained actions on both personal and global levels. Becoming aware of our limits is sobering, but, in the end, results in the fulfillment of our better longings. According to Berry, there’s another way to think about constraints: “Our human and earthly limits, properly understood, are not confinements but rather inducements…to fullness of relationship and meaning.”

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A Review of 
 

The Farm
Wendell Berry

 
Hardback: Counterpoint, 2018
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Reviewed by C. Christopher Smith
 
 
The newly released book The Farm by Wendell Berry is a worthwhile purchase simply for its beauty. A trade reprint of the hard-to-find letterpress edition by Kentucky’s Larkspur Press, this new book retains the elegance of the original in both its design and its monochrome drawings by Carolyn Whitesel.

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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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Wendell Berry

*** READ a NY TIMES interview with Berry related to this book
  

NEXT BOOK >>>>>

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A Review of 

Telling the Stories Right:
Wendell Berry’s
Imagination of Port William
Jack R. Baker and Jeffrey Bilbro, eds.

Paperback: Front Porch Republic 2018.
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Reviewed by Allan F. Brooke II

 

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks. These are the instructions for telling our stories right, and stories told in this way compel us to tend the splintered life of goodness that shines through the cracks of our wounded world.
– “Introduction,” Telling the Stories Right, xiv

 

Wendell Berry, respected author and essayist, is also known for his fiction, including eight novels and over fifty short stories which form an overlapping composite history of the fictional Kentucky farming community of Port William, and the “membership” of individuals and families who have lived and died there since the Civil War. The narratives need not be read in order, and the reader will find accounts of the same events from different characters (or the same characters) at different times and with different emphases. Several of the novels focus on a single character (e.g. Nathan Coulter, Jayber Crow, Hannah Coulter, Andy Catlett), and track the whole, or a part of his or her life in the community. Berry’s first novel was published in 1960 and his most recent in 2006, though he has continued to produce Port William short stories up through last year. (Consider the breadth of a life of fiction spanning from To Kill a Mockingbird to The Dog Stars.)
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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Dallas Willard, Diana Butler Bass, Wendell Berry,  MORE )

Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook
 

The VERY BEST
Ebook / Audiobook Deals

from Amazon’s monthly sale!!! 
(September 2018)

 

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#1:
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Gary Moon

*** $5.99 ***

Excellent new biography of Willard,
on sale for the very first time!

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Wendell Berry, Walter Brueggemann, Anne Bogel, MORE )

Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook
 

The VERY BEST
Ebook / Audiobook Deals
 
from Amazon’s monthly sale!!! 
(September 2018)

 

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#1:
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Wendell Berry

*** $3.99 ***

Extraordinary collection
of poems!

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Stanley Hauerwas, Greg Boyd, Sarah Arthur, Wendell Berry, MORE )

Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook
 

*** DON’T MISS
Amazon’s Monthly Ebook Sale for May! 
CLICK HERE for the best deals
from it for Christian Readers…

 

ALSO, Fortress Press is running 
a HUGE Theology Ebook Sale now!
(700+ titles for under $5 each…)

 

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Stanley Hauerwas

*** $2.99 ***

An important book on the careful use of our words

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Wendell Berry, Dorothy Sayers, Richard Rohr, MORE )

Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook
 

*** DON”T MISS
Amazon’s Monthly Ebook Sale!
CLICK HERE for the best deals
from it for Christian Readers…

 

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#1:
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Wendell Berry

*** $2.96***

One of Wendell Berry’s most important non-fiction books!

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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Desmond Tutu, Wendell Berry, Sticky Faith, MORE )

Each week, we carefully curate a handful of books for church leaders that orient us toward the health and the flourishing of our congregations.

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook
 

ALL of the Ebooks Below
are featured in Amazon’s
Monthly Sale for February
[ BROWSE THE FULL SALE ]

 

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Desmond Tutu

*** $1.99 ***

An important book on forgiveness from the black South African priest, who has many stories of forgiveness.
 
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Here are 5 essential ebooks on sale now that are worth checking out:
( Wendell Berry, Sue Monk Kidd, Peter Leithart,
 MORE )

 

Via our sister website Thrifty Christian Reader
To keep up with all the latest ebook deals,
be sure to connect with TCR via email or on Facebook

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#1:
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Wendell Berry

*** $3.99 ***

 

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