VOLUME 5, Wake Up Call

The Wake Up Call – 20 December 2012

The Wake Up CallThe Wake Up Call –
20 December 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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Poem of the Day: “In Whom We Live and Move and Have our Being” – Denise Levertov, who died on this day 1997
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“We spend our time searching for security and hate it when we get it.”  – John Steinbeck, who died on this day 1968
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Happy 55th Birthday to Singer/ Song-writer Billy Bragg!
Listen to his rendition of Woody Guthrie’s “Christ for President” recorded with Wilco…
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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

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