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The Narnian: The Life and Imagination of C. S. Lewis
by Alan Jacobs
The White Witch, Aslan, fauns and talking beasts, centaurs and epic battles between good and evil -- all these have become a part of our collective imagination through the classic volumes of The Chronicles of Narnia . Over the past half century, children everywhere have escaped into this world and delighted in its wonders and...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Religion & Spirituality
The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction
by Alan Jacobs
In recent years, cultural commentators have sounded the alarm about the dire state of reading in America. Americans are not reading enough, they say, or reading the right books, in the right way. In this book, Alan Jacobs argues that, contrary to the doomsayers, reading is alive and well in America. There are millions of devoted readers...
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The Book of Common Prayer: A Biography (Lives of Great Religious Books)
by Alan Jacobs
How The Book of Common Prayer became one of the most influential works in the English language While many of us are familiar with such famous words as, "Dearly beloved, we are gathered together here. . ." or "Ashes to ashes, dust to dust," we may not know that they originated with The Book of Common Prayer , which first appeared...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality
Original Sin: A Cultural History
by Alan Jacobs
Essayist and biographer Alan Jacobs introduces us to the world of original sin, which he describes as not only a profound idea but a necessary one. As G. K. Chesterton explains, "Only with original sin can we at once pity the beggar and distrust the king." Do we arrive in this world predisposed to evil? St. Augustine passionately...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality
Wayfaring: Essays Pleasant and Unpleasant
by Alan Jacobs
Alan Jacobs is fond of the essay because it lets a writer do something that more formal pieces of writing cannot: follow the “vagaries of the mind,” let the writing follow its own path, encountering surprises and fresh insights along the way. In this new collection, Jacobs offers essays for companionable wayfaring. To be a...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality
A Theology Of Reading: The Hermeneutics Of Love (Radical Traditions)
by Alan Jacobs
If the whole of the Christian life is to be governed by the “law of love”—the twofold love of God and one’s neighbor—what might it mean to read lovingly? That is the question that drives this unique book. Jacobs pursues this challenging task by alternating largely theoretical, theological chapters—drawing above all on...
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Categories: All Politics, History and Current Events; All Religion & Spirituality
Shaming the Devil: Essays in Truthtelling
by Alan Jacobs
Shaming the Devil offers a series of reflections that explore how hard it is to tell the truth about the world of culture - and how central that task is to the Christian life. Employing the literary essay as a means for cultural criticism and using other writers and thinkers as friends and foils in his quest, Alan Jacobs revisits the...
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Categories: All Religion & Spirituality; All Sex & Erotica
Looking Before and After: Testimony and the Christian Life (Stob Lectures 2006)
by Alan Jacobs
In the work of such major theologians as Lesslie Newbigin and Stanley Hauerwas, the “Christian story” is communal, and the individual Christian achieves meaning only through participation in this communally recounted narrative. While Alan Jacobs acknowledges the importance of the communal story, he suggests that something has been...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Religion & Spirituality
How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds
by Alan Jacobs
"Absolutely splendid . . . essential for understanding why there is so much bad thinking in political life right now."  —David Brooks, New York Times How to Think is a contrarian treatise on why we’re not as good at thinking as we assume—but how recovering this lost art can rescue our inner lives from the chaos of modern...
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Categories: All Business, Investing and Leadership; All Politics, History and Current Events
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