April 05, 2016

New Titles Tuesday - Fresh print

Seven new print books were added to the collection this week. Here’s a summary of six of them.  (The seventh one is an additional copy of  Saint Augustine's  On Christian Doctrine.)
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A collection for all readers for any season of the year. Beginning with the joy, terror, and wonder of the annunciation, Shaw leads the reader on a poetic journey through the birth, life, and death of Jesus the Christ, culminating in the joyous and unexpected wonder of his resurrection. Her subjects run from the mundane to the sublime, from birds in flight and waiting old men to fiery angels and storm-ravaged ridges. 

From critical reviews swooning over the elegant storytelling to fashion design paying homage to the show's sleek sensibility, everyone is talking about Mad Men. This companion volume provides readers with detailed episode guides, cast biographies and further historical context reflecting the breadth and depth of a series that sketches the 1960s cultural landscape with skill.

Sinners welcome: poems /Mary Karr. (2009)
These poems, even more than the essay, demonstrate poetry as religion's kin. While not for the unquestioning devout, this book should stand beside works by writers like Thomas Merton or William Everson (a.k.a. Brother Antonitus) in both poetry and spiritual collections 

Writing with deep empathy and with fidelity to historic Christian teaching, Wesley Hill retrieves a rich understanding of friendship as a spiritual vocation and explains how the church can foster friendship as a basic component of Christian discipleship. He helps us reimagine friendship as a robust form of love that is worthy of honor and attention in communities of faith. This book sets forth a positive calling for celibate gay Christians and suggests practical ways for all Christians to cultivate stronger friendships.

The lives of the heart /Jane Hirshfield. (1997)
The poems are of the moment; each a single gesture encompassing the dichotomies of presence and absence, life and death, being and not-being -- and are heavily influenced by classical Japanese verse. 

Spufford here exhibits his trademark brilliance, humor, and acumen, demolishing the intellectual emptiness of the New Atheism along the way. VERDICT Richly rewarding to mind and heart, and a fine example of one of the era's best writers at full tilt, this book deserves a wide audience.

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