MALCOLM BOYD'S BOOK OF DAYS by Malcolm Boyd

MALCOLM BOYD'S BOOK OF DAYS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Malcolm Boyd, of Are You Running With Me, Jesus? fame, has compiled a ""book of days"" reflecting the things, people, and situations of which everyman's days are composed: the problems, places, revolutions and rebellions, joys, pains and moral issues of human life. Each day, from January 1 to December 31, is characterized by some reflection, observation, or quotation or commentary, ranging from germane one-liners (January 11: ""My brother doesn't want a keeper. He wants a brother."") to a mini-fable about bigotry in the life of a ""rigger"" (a red boy, born of a purple mother and an orange father). There is not one of Boyd's three hundred and sixty-five bits of miscellanea that isn't fascinatingly readable and memorable--though his language occasionally may shock some, and his belief that God is, quite literally, everywhere, may scandalize others. This book has the vital spark that made a best-seller of Are You Running With Me. it should be a hit with the bright young people both in and out of the churches.

Pub Date: May 8th, 1968
Publisher: Random House