Category : Books by the Society
Epiphanies
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One of the most powerful and lasting ways of keeping time in the ancient world was with stories and traditions. The first Christians were influenced by both the Jewish and Roman calendars. But they soon found that neither could meet their unique needs as the first followers of Christ. So Christians developed their own stories. These narratives, eventually replacing those on the Roman calendar, became the basis of the familiar Christian calendar of today. But just as Roman observances gave [...]

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More Than Words
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Good books inspire the imagination, jump-start creativity, and kindle new ideas. So it’s no surprise that for these twenty-one members of the Chrysostom Society (a renowned contemporary Christian writers’ group) the works of classic literary masters have played an influential role in shaping their writing. In this revised and updated volume of Reality and the Vision, which includes five new chapters, best-selling authors Philip Yancey and James Calvin Schaap ask the question, “Who has helped form you as a writer [...]

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The Eternal Present
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Edited by Andrea Wells Miller Reflecting on the Eternal one day at a time. That is exactly what The Eternal Present offers in 365 days of scriptural reflections. This contemporary devotional teems with the published essays, memoirs, fiction and poetry of fifteen inspiring Christian writers, all of whom are members of the Chrysostom Society.  Each vignette invites the reader into deeper contemplation with a scripture passage and prayer that corresponds directly to the theme of the day’s reflection. This book [...]

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A Syllable of Water
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In A Syllable of Water, twenty members of the Chrysostom society write about what they know best: writing. Essays in this cohesive and well-organized collection touch on a variety of topics ranging from how faith informs writing and how writing informs faith, to how to get started writing or escape writer’s block, to the process of revision, to many specific aspects of the craft of writing.   After a beautiful introduction by the poet Robert Siegel, Part One of this [...]

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