The Wake Up Call –
28 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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Annie Dillard, Gandhi, Kierkegaard, MORE!
“Make your educational laws strict and your criminal ones can be gentle; but if you leave youth its liberty you will have to dig dungeons for ages.” – Michel de Montaigne, born on this day in 1533
“We work in the dark – we do what we can – we give what we have. Our doubt is our passion and our passion is our task. The rest is the madness of art.” – Novelist, Henry James, who died on this day in 1916
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- Slow Church Blog: Poem by Tania Runyan “Blessed are the Poor in Spirit”
- Books and Culture: Daniel Siedell on the art of Antonio López García
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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