The Wake Up Call –
26 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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“Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff.”- Sojourner Truth, who died on this day in 1883.
“If I were given the opportunity to present a gift to the next generation, it would be the ability for each individual to learn to laugh at himself. ” – Charles M. Schulz, Cartoonist and creator of the Peanuts strip, who was born on this day in 1922.
- LA Review of Books: On David Foster Wallace’s new collection of essays.
- Mockingbird: An excerpt of Walker Percy’s essential essay “On Naming and Being Named.”
- The Millions: The joy of donating books.
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
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