The Wake Up Call –
9 April 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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“He who loves his dream of a community more that the Christian community itself becomes a destroyer of the latter, even though his personal intentions may be ever so honest and earnest and sacrificial.”
– Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who died on this day 1945
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“I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.” – Charles Baudelaire, *** [easyazon-link keywords=”Charles Baudelaire” locale=”us”]Books by Charles Baudelaire[/easyazon-link]
- NY Review of Books: Review of Auden and Christianity
- The Millions: Robert Ebert: A Writer’s Role Model
- NPR Books: Interview with Meg Wolitzer about her new book The Interestings
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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