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  • Original Sinby Alan Jacobs

    Hyperion 2009; US$ 9.99

    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 argued that... more...

  • The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distractionby Alan Jacobs

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 12.99

    Alan Jacobs offers an insightful, accessible, and playfully irreverent guide for aspiring readers. Each chapter focuses on one aspect of approaching literary fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, exploring everything from the invention of silent reading, to reading responsively, rereading, and reading on electronic devices. Invitingly written, with equal... more...

  • Socrates Without Tearsby Alan Jacobs

    John Hunt Publishing 2011; US$ 8.99

    SOCRATES WITHOUT TEARS is a beautifully written Novella which reveals the exciting discovery of the long lost Dialogues of Socrates by his devoted pupil Aeschines. They give us a totally different picture of Socrates' great wisdom told with amusement and irony. It shows Socrates connection with Eastern Non Dual Thought and portrays the mildly camp... more...

  • Original Sinby Alan Jacobs

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.99

    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 argued that we do;... more...

  • 108 Sonnets for Awakeningby Alan Jacobs

    John Hunt Publishing 2012; US$ 11.99

    Alan Jacobs is a well known Mystical Poet and the subject of this long sonnet sequence is Awakening From The Dream of Life.This beautiful book also contains a selection from his most important poems. He is President of the Ramana Maharshi Foundation UK. more...

  • The Narnianby Alan Jacobs

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.26

    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 enchantments. Yet what... more...

  • How To Thinkby Alan Jacobs

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 10.65

    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 life. Most of us don't want to think, writes the American essayist Alan Jacobs. Thinking is trouble. It can force us out of familiar, comforting habits, and it can complicate... more...

  • A Theology Of Readingby Alan Jacobs

    Taylor and Francis 2018; US$ 45.88

    Theology of Reading : the Hermeneutics of Love more...

  • The Year of Our Lord 1943by Alan Jacobs

    Oxford University Press 2018; US$ 19.99

    The Year of Our Lord 1943 tells the story of how five Christian intellectuals - Jacques Maritain, T. S. Eliot, C. S. Lewis, W. H. Auden, and Simone Weil - sought to provide a plan for the moral and spiritual renewal of the Western democracies in the post-World War II world. more...

  • The Book of Common Prayerby Alan Jacobs

    Princeton University Press 2013; Not Available

    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 in 1549. Like the words of the King James Bible and Shakespeare, the language of this prayer book has saturated... more...