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In the Morning: Reflections from First Light
By author: Philip Lee Williams
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H717
ISBN: 9780881460223
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $23.00
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.

CrossRoads : A Southern Culture Annual 2006
Edited by: Ted Olson
Product Code: P355
ISBN: 9780881460377
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $22.00

CrossRoads : A Southern Culture Annual 2009
Edited by: Ted Olson
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P373
ISBN: 9780881460957
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual is a publication dedicated to the interdisciplinary study and artistic appreciation of the South (broadly defined) and Southern culture. The scholarly work in CrossRoads explores such topics as Southern language, literature, art, music, food, religion, race, ethnicity, gender, and politics. The creative work in CrossRoads includes such genres as poetry, short fiction, creative non-fiction, and visual art.

Sometimes I Did All I Could Do: Authentic Remembrances of Teaching
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P383
ISBN: 9780881461374
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $30.00
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.

Ship Without an Udder, A
By author: Robert L. Steed
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H396
ISBN: 9781563522529
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
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.

Amazing Grace: 25th Anniversary Edition
By author: Robert Drake
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: P082
ISBN: 9780865543720
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
"Amazing Grace is a very unpretentious book-episodes in the life of a small town in W. Tennessee, related by a man, never overtly characterized but somehow growing before our eyes, in a style as clear as plate glass-glass beyond whic a reality glows, comic, sad, tender. Making no pretensions, the book accomplishes its own small, but authentic, miracle. For if we can ever see even a small segment of life clearly-that is, offered with the self-denying artistry and veracity whidh we find here-such a smimple segment, merely because its nature seems suddenly illuminated, will probably move us. And because it is life, it may well become a permanent possession. At least that has been true for me, who read it first in an early edition, some twelve or fifteen years ago." Rober Penn Warrent

CrossRoads : A Southern Culture Annual
Edited by: Ted Olson
Product Code: P248
ISBN: 9780865548664
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $35.00
CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual is a publication dedicated to the interdisciplinary study and artistic appreciation of the South (broadly defined) and Southern culture.

Going to Ground : Simple Life on a Georgia Pond
By author: Amy Blackmarr
Product Code: P267
ISBN: 9780865549050
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: In stock
Price: $25.00
Unfulfilled by city life, Amy Blackmarr sold her thriving Kansas business and returned to the pine woods of South Georgia to follow a dream. For five years, she lived in her grandfather’s "old scarecrow of a fishing cabin" beside the pond. Now with warmth, humor, and a strong, clear voice, she brings her rustic world alive in stories about her dogs, life without hot water, visits from an alligator, and the life and death of her grandmother. Blackmarr also writes candidly of the demons she must conquer in her own nature to become the person she longs to be while continually proving there is wonder to be found in every moment. In the tradition of Thoreau’s Walden and Annie Dillard’s Pilgrim at Tinker Creek, Going to Ground is a tribute to the transcendent beauty of nature and the joys, fears, lessons, and serenity of the solitary life. Originally published in 1997, Mercer University Press proudly introduces this new edition.

House of Steps : Finding the Path Home
By author: Amy Blackmarr
Product Code: P275
ISBN: 9780865549128
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
When the award of a graduate fellowship brings Amy Blackmarr to Kansas from her grandfather’s old pond-side fishing shack in rural South Georgia—"where the scents of pine straw on damp mornings and peanuts drying in October fields were deep and warm and familiar"—she rents a hippie house in the country that quickly becomes the setting for a tangled string of quirky events. With characteristic humor, irony, and an unfailing sense of wonder, Blackmarr gets lost in the woods, battles wasps but falls in love with a roach, frets over the "corruption" of her mother, calls the sheriff on her neighbors, laments her perfectionism, collects bugs in a bowl, and takes in yet another stray dog. The chaotic, often contemplative, always revealing journey into her own nature is reflected in the vibrant natural settings Blackmarr inhabits; yet her discoveries provide readers warm and lyrical proof that they don’t have to escape into the woods to understand themselves, or their world, more deeply. Originally published in 1999, this edition of House of Steps includes a new unpublished essay.

CrossRoads : A Southern Culture Annual 2005
Edited by: Ted Olson
Product Code: P314
ISBN: 9780865549784
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $30.00
CrossRoads: A Southern Culture Annual is a publication dedicated to the interdisciplinary study and artistic appreciation of the South. CrossRoads (2005) explores such topics as Southern language, literature, visual art, music, and food, and that volume features scholarly work by Donald Davidson, Donald Edward Davis, Fred Sauceman, Robert Hawkins, Emily Loop, Ryan A. Brasseaux, Annabel Alderman, Kathryn Bright Gurkin, and many others.

On the Other Side of Oddville
By author: Dwight A. Moody
Product Code: P350
ISBN: 9780865549913
Product Format: Paperback
Availability: Not currently available. (Backorder policy)
Price: $25.00
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.

Why Kierkegaard Matters: A Festschrift in Honor of Robert L. Perkins
Publisher: Mercer University Press
Product Code: H811
ISBN: 9780881462128
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock
Price: $45.00
Monographs on philosophers multiply daily but on occasion we must ask the question of why a particular philosopher matters. When Mercer University Press opened its doors more than thirty years ago, it committed itself to religious studies in general, and to several thinkers. One of those was Søren Kierkegaard. Now, as the Press concludes a major publishing event with the completion of the International Kierkegaard Commentary, it seeks to honor the only series editor it has known: Robert Perkins.

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