The Wake Up Call –
14 November 2012
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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“The Urgent Need for Slow Politics“ ERB editor Chris Smith looks back on the election in a new article for RELEVANT magazine.
Herman Melville’s novel Moby Dick was first published on this date in 1851.
“The painter being concerned only with conveying his impression, simply seeks to be himself and no one else.” – Claude Monet, born on this day in 1840.
“Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boy.” Humorist and author, P. J. O’Rourke, born on this day 1947.
- NPR BOOKS: I Found my Inner Beat Poet on Coney Island.
- Publishers Weekly: CONVERGENT – A New sort of Christian Imprint
Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!
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