VOLUME 6, Wake Up Call

The Wake Up Call – 13 February 2013

The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
13 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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Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent…
ERB Editor Chris Smith wrote a new piece on Lent for The Good Men Project,
entitled Fasting Toward the Common Good.
(Check it out, and if you like it, share it with others…)


Poems of the Day: Two poems for Ash Wednesday by T.S. Eliot and Walter Brueggemann


“The richness of the world, all artificial pleasures, have the taste of sickness and give off a smell of death in the face of certain spiritual possessions.” – Painter Georges Rouault, who died on this day in 1958
*** [easyazon-link keywords=”
Georges Rouault” locale=”us”]Books on Rouault’s work [/easyazon-link]


Book News:

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

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C. Christopher Smith is the founding editor of The Englewood Review of Books. He is also author of a number of books, including most recently How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church (Brazos Press, 2019). Connect with him online at: C-Christopher-Smith.com

Reading for the Common Good
From ERB Editor Christopher Smith

"This book will inspire, motivate and challenge anyone who cares a whit about the written word, the world of ideas, the shape of our communities and the life of the church."
-Karen Swallow Prior

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