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In the Morning: Reflections from First Light
By author: Philip Lee Williams
Product Code: H717
ISBN: 9780881460223
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 158
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $23.00
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Morning is a part of everyone’s life. But relatively little has been written directly about morning itself because it is a background rather than a major theme. In his new book of creative nature non-fiction, author Philip Lee Williams takes us on a journey that is scientific, artistic, and very personal.
On the Other Side of Oddville
By author: Dwight A. Moody
Product Code: P350
ISBN: 9780865549913
Pages: 254
Product Format: Paperback
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With a compelling mixture of humor and insight, Moody offers his reflections on religion and American life. Standing at the intersection of the public and the private, and speaking with authentic faith unfettered by fear, Moody offers words of clarity and compassion about some of the more troublesome issues of our time. Moody describes candidly the joys and sorrows that have come his way and how the simple gifts of faith, hope, and love have served as sources of both endurance and delight.
Reading Life: On Books, Memory, and Travel
By author: Michael Pearson
Product Code: P502
ISBN: 9780881465211
Product Format: Paperback / softback
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A unique blend of memoir, literary appreciation, and travel narrative, Reading Life is a series of interrelated essays tracking the relationship between books and experience, dramatizing and reflecting on how stories lead us into the world, and how we transform that engagement with the world back into personal narrative. A love story about books and travel, Reading Life is, by turns, comic and serious. Chapters shift in tone—from a lyrical quality akin to Adam Gopnik’s to a tongue-in-cheek humor reminiscent of Ian Frazier’s. The book transports the reader from the high desert landscape of Cather’s New Mexico and the rocky coastline of E. B. White’s Maine to the pilgrimage paths of Cervantes’s Spain and the hallucinogenic heat of Bowles’s Morocco. At the heart of Reading Life is the belief that stories are vital to our existence. Pearson invokes the same spirit that Tim O’Brien did in The Things They Carried when he said, “Stories are for joining the past to the future… Stories are for eternity, when memory is erased, when there is nothing to remember except the story.” Books, like travel, compel us to venture into new worlds, to renew our acquaintance with old ones, and, ultimately, to learn how to see. Books are both window and mirror, allowing a view of something deep in us and a glimpse of some distant truth beyond what is familiar and known. Willie Morris, former editor of Harper’s, said, “Michael Pearson is one of our nation’s finest memoirists.”
Ship Without an Udder, A
By author: Robert L. Steed
Product Code: H396
ISBN: 9781563522529
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 143
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock.
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Robert L. Steed is a generous man. Although he is a personal guardian to a virtual mother lode of opinions-both informed and uninformed-he is always quick to share them with anyone in need. That is, with anyone in need of a good laugh from one of America's quirkiest and most inquiring minds. With verve and vigor (not o be confused with the centerfold twins of the same names), Steed offers a hilarious diagnosis of the current social and cultural condition. No one (except paying clinets) is spared his acerbic barbs in A Ship Without An Udder, expecially the overindulgent and overserious.
Sometimes I Did All I Could Do: Authentic Remembrances of Teaching
By author: Al Stramiello, Margaret Morris, Jerry Worley
Product Code: P383
ISBN: 9780881461374
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Pages: 272
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $30.00
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The authenticity of being human, paradoxical remembrances, and realms of wellness are some of the themes explored in this cutting-edge, down-to-earth repertoire of essays. Teachers share vivid memories that reflect happenings that began in good faith but, from a human perspective, failed to meet expectations.

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