Category Archives: Reading

Reading Recommendations

Here is a list to get you started on your summer reading, courtesy of Dr. Bill Yarchin, the Dean’s Endowed Professor of Biblical Studies in the School of Theology (this list originally appeared in APU Life in the Winter 2011 … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month!

National Poetry Month was begun in 1996 by the American Academy of Poets to annually celebrate poetry and the important place it has in American culture. The organization has a terrific website with 30 Ways to Celebrate  and includes clever … Continue reading

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Reading Bookshelf

I’m currently enjoying browsing through the recent My Ideal Bookshelf edited by Thessaly La Force and illustrated by Jane Mount  (available in Link+ for APU readers). The book provides 100 short essays from a wide variety of prominent people in popular … Continue reading

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Reading Legacies

“I am the product of so many more books than I could ever name.” Calvin Miller Not surprisingly, I have almost always been a reader. I took to it early and challenged by my teachers, read through collections of works … Continue reading

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A Joyous Christmas Greeting!

In the same region there were some shepherds staying out in the fields and keeping watch over their flock by night. And an angel of the Lord suddenly stood before them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them; … Continue reading

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A panda walks into a café…

This opening line is found on the back cover of  the delightful book Eats, Shoots & Leaves by Lynne Truss. In an age of text messages and short emails, who would ever guess that a book on the correct use … Continue reading

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Celebrate Literacy

September 8th is International Literacy Day and as this blog gives updates on good books to read, I thought it was worth mentioning the celebration AND some important facts about literacy. According to the International Reading Association, who is a … Continue reading

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The Sacrament of Potlucks

I mentioned in a previous blog that I have been spending some time this summer revisiting good books on my shelves …the ones I couldn’t quite give away (yet) and that I thought might deserve a new reading. One of … Continue reading

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Reading on Writing

Perhaps about a dozen years ago I took a writing class with APU professor Marsha Fowler.  Marsha writes frequently – and very well. Approximately 10 faculty members split between the School of Theology and the School of Nursing met weekly … Continue reading

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Reading Good Books Again

One of my favorite writers, C.S. Lewis, once wrote It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between. Well, I imagine for Lewis … Continue reading

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