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Two Books About Steve Jobs Now To Be Published Posthumously

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Many books have already been published about Steve Jobs and his career and unparalleled success. But two books containing some of Steve Jobs own words will now be published posthumously. Jobs authorized biography “Steve Jobs: A Biography,”  was going to […]

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Read ‘Pink’ This Month

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I try to support some pretty high brow reading here on this blog , doing my best  to bring a little awareness to some excellent, but not mainstream , spiritual reads. However, this month I will t to read a little […]

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Banned Books Read Aloud

posted by Kris Rasmussen

It’s National Banned Book, that time of year when freedom of speech and the written word are celebrated. As a teacher I have  dealt with my own battles to keep certain books on the classroom shelves and I may post […]

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Books to Memorialize 9/11

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I had every intention of compiling my own list of must-reads in honor of 9/11’s anniversary, but I quickly realized there are some pretty amazing lists out there already.My favorite list of books related to the tragedy at Ground Zero […]

Win An Advance Copy of ‘How To Save a Life’

posted by Kris Rasmussen

National Book Award  finalist Sara Zarr’s fourth book is going to be released in just a few weeks, but I can’t wait that long to share her latest effort with readers. I have already read MY advance copy , but […]

Back-to-School Reading and Fabulous Book Deals

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Back to school Bargains Some readers are back to school already or have sent your kidsback to school already, but in my neck of the woods, school begns next week.  So that means it’s time to find some back-to-school bargains […]

‘The Sacred Acre': Ed Thomas’s Inspiration on and off the field

posted by Kris Rasmussen

As football season kicks off,  here’s a real life story from the gridiron that goes beyond anything I have heard  of. “The Sacred Acre ”  chronicles the life of football Coach Ed Thomas  and his murder by a former student […]

‘When You Were Mine': See the Movie Before You Read the Book???

posted by Kris Rasmussen

This is the kind of bok news that makes book lovers like me a little nuts.  Movies rights to books have often gotten snapped up quickly off of good advance word-of-mouth, but htis is ridiculous. It seems  the debut novel […]

‘Shack’ Author Working on a New Book

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Millions were moved by Paul Young’s unusual recounting of a meeting with God in “The Shack” and if you weren’t moved by the novel, maybe youwere moved by his own personal rags-to -riches story. Now that legal dealings are concluded […]

Twenty-Five Books That Shaped America’s Faith, Part 3

posted by Kris Rasmussen

It’s time to continue  my list, my rants, my reflections about spiritual books that have shaped  America’s faith. This week the list will take me over the half way point. This section of the list has some surprises, and has […]

Wendell Berry and Matthew Paul Turner Books for Free!

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Two free downloads caught my eye over at Christian Audio  this week. One of the most prolific and spiritual poets and essayists of the last few decades, Wendell Berry, is featured for this month. You can download his book “Hannah COulter” […]

Chris Seay on Storytelling and Our Lives

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Pastor and author Chris Seay  spoke recently at a Ted event in Houston about the importance of understanding and embracing  our individual stories. He gets bonus points from me for quoting a poem by one of my favorite poets, spoken […]

What’s Next For Stockett After ‘The Help’

posted by Kris Rasmussen

With the opening of the movie “The Help” this week – a beloved book now a movie with a huge all-star cast- I began wondering what is next for author Kathryn Stockett.  After all, “The Help”  was rejected over 60 […]

Facebook Gets into Book Publishing – Maybe

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Sure, Mark Zuckerberg keeps insisting Facebook is not trying to take over the world through social media, but today Facebook just got into the publishing biz -sort of. Facebook has acquired an ebook company, Push Pop Press. They creative interactive […]

Revisiting ‘Angry Conversations With God’

posted by Kris Rasmussen

A  couple of years have passed since I read the painful yet  laugh-out-loud memoir “Angry Conversations With God.” Written by talented actress Susan Isaacs, it chronicled her struggles with  God and  framed those struggles in the context of marriage counseling. This week […]

This Week’s Giveaway: A Subscription to Image Journal

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I am at one of my favorite places on earth, The Glen Workshop West in Santa Fe. This is my third year of schmoozing with authors and  other aspiring writers such as myself.  If you want to hang out with […]

Boy Publishes Book – And He’s Only Seven!

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I needed a bit of  old-fashioned , feel good inspiration today to  break me out of a cynical mindset brought on by deadlines and travels plans gone awry. This story about seven-year-old Evan Moss was just the story I needed […]

‘Delicate Machinery Suspended':The Inner Workings of the Human Heart

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I have hit a poetry phase in my life in the last few months. I have been discovering many poets who are challenging me and inspiring me  in a way other work is not. Certainly one of them is Anne […]

‘Night Circus': Will Harry Potter Fans Love It?

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Yes, speculation has been rampant for some time on who is going to fill the gap left by Harry Potter now that the final movie installment is out. Well the frontrunner seems to be  Erin Morgenstern’s “Night Circus”.  It debuts […]

Twenty-Five Books That Have Shaped America’s Faith, Part 2

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Last week I began a  list, a rambling, a rant that reflected on books that have shaped American culture in regards to faith. Last week I focused on some postmodern authors like Anne Lamott and Donald Miller. This week I want […]

Win a Copy of ‘At the Still Point’

posted by Kris Rasmussen

For a few years now I have tried to be more observant of the church calendar in my devotional life as a Christian. I own several books about incorporating liturgical prayer and spiritual practice into my daily life. I have […]

Comic-Con and Jesus: Read All About It

posted by Kris Rasmussen

I am not a graphic novel enthusiast per se, but even I take note of the goings on at Comic Con International. And part of the hoopla revolves around Christians and their influence on the world of graphic novels.  The […]

Kate Middleton Loves ‘Anne’

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Oh, I couldn’t help but share this bit of bookish news. Kate Middleton and I have something very important in common. We both have a longtime love of the classic “Anne of Green Gables.” On her tour in Canada she […]

Twenty-Five Books That Have Shaped America’s Faith, Part One

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Several of my friends are currently reading the book  “The Twenty-Five Books That Shaped America”.  It’s an okay read. Interesting wording. Not the  twenty-five  best books or twenty-five most memorable books. Twenty five books that shaped  the U.S.’s culture – not someone […]

A Few Good Reads About Harry Potter

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Over the years, there certainly has been a cottage industry that developed out of discussing all spiritual aspects of the world of Harry Potter. As Harry Potter frenzy hits an all itme  high with the movie finale, I thought now […]

Love Harry Potter? Win ‘The Auralia Thread’ series

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Sure there’s been lots of fuss over  the weekend about  the finale of some wizard by the name of Harry Potter, but if  you heartbroken Harry Potter fans are looking to discover a fantasy series  to feed your souls, well, let me […]

This Week’s Giveaway: Win a copy of ‘Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society ‘

posted by Kris Rasmussen

If you attended the Jubilee conference earlier this year – or any number of other conferences- then you have already heard about one of the “it” books of the year in Christian publishing:”Veneer: Living Deeply in a Surface Society. ” It’s […]

Win Copies of Sara Zarr’s “Once Was Lost”

posted by Kris Rasmussen

One of the novels I am looking forward to most this fall is young adult fiction author Sara Zarr’s latest, “How to Save a Life.” Ever since her first book, the acclaimed “Story of a Girl,” she has been on […]

From Page to Screen: ‘Of Gods and Men’

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Certainly one of the best movies of last year was the foreign film “Of Gods and Men”  about the murders of a group of monks in Algeria.Yes, the movie has subtitles, but it is a haunting story  that is both […]

Free Fourth of July Book Downloads

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Holidays are always a good time to look for internet deals and this July 4th weekend is a good time to scour the internet for some free book downloads. The biggest deal of the weekend is through Barnes  & Noble. They […]

A God-less Fourth of July? Atheists Write It in the Sky…

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Some atheists really know to be a buzz-kill. In fact they want to ruin my cook-out and sunbathing time at the beach by preaching their non-religion to me.In  Mitch Albom’s  latest column, he describes how a group called American Atheists will […]

The Secrets of Ann Patchett’s ‘State of Wonder’

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Ann Patchett’s latest novel, “State of Wonder”, is one of the summer’s bestselling books and it is getting rave reviews as well. So I have a confession. I have never read an Ann Patchett book before this summer. I now […]

The Bible Has Typos??

posted by Kris Rasmussen

Typos in publishing are, of course, a never-ending source of comedy, but I particularly liked this commentary over at Huffington Post about Kevin Salwen’s  musings on Amazon, Kindle and typos in tne Bible. Well, at least certain editions of the Bible. […]

I Invite You to Begin Reading My Mind…

posted by Kris Rasmussen

My time writing for Beliefnet has been long – well, by internet standards anyway- and varied.  I have grown as a writer even as Beliefnet has grown and gone through numerous changes over the years.  It’s been an enjoyable platform […]

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Two Books About Steve Jobs Now To Be Published Posthumously
Many books have already been published about Steve Jobs and his career and unparalleled success. But two books containing some of Steve Jobs own words will now be published posthumously. Jobs authorized biography "Steve Jobs: A Biography,"  was ...

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Read 'Pink' This Month
I try to support some pretty high brow reading here on this blog , doing my best  to bring a little awareness to some excellent, but not mainstream , spiritual reads. However, this month I will t to read a little pulp fiction, a little ...

posted 10:10:09pm Oct. 01, 2011 | read full post »

Banned Books Read Aloud
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCfTeat4eEs&feature=player_profilepage[/youtube] It's National Banned Book, that time of year when freedom of speech and the written word are celebrated. As a teacher I have  dealt with my own ...

posted 2:56:45am Sep. 29, 2011 | read full post »

Books to Memorialize 9/11
I had every intention of compiling my own list of must-reads in honor of 9/11's anniversary, but I quickly realized there are some pretty amazing lists out there already.My favorite list of books related to the tragedy at Ground Zero is over at ...

posted 1:43:29pm Sep. 11, 2011 | read full post »

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