Search Results: "Bruce Chilton"


BOOK REVIEW

RABBI PAUL by Bruce Chilton
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 17, 2004

"Though speculative at turns, followers of Pauline will find this account illuminating."
"Jesus is Christianity's founder," writes Chilton, "but Paul is its maker." Read full book review >

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MARY MAGDALENE by Bruce Chilton
NON-FICTION
Released: Nov. 1, 2005

"Straightforward, bold, easy reading. The author's careful survey serves as a useful corrective to Dan Brown's fiction, which seems to be taken as truth by an alarming number of people."
Episcopal priest and prolific author Chilton (Rabbi Paul, 2004, etc.) argues that Mary Magdalene influenced early Christianity—but not by sleeping with Jesus. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 19, 2008

"It seems that Chilton forces more blame on the Abraham story than it can reasonably bear, but his careful look at the contemporary problem of religious violence merits attention."
Sweeping overview of monotheistic violence and sacrifice, tied to one of the most studied and academically tortured portions of the Bible. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 24, 2000

"As far as biographies of Jesus go, you'll do better to stick with Matthew, Mark, Luke, or John."
Chilton (Religion/Bard Coll.) goes out hunting for that mythical Victorian beast, the "historical Jesus." Read full book review >

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Blue & Gray Cross Current by Dan Chilton
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 2, 2013

"A well-researched Civil War novel based on true events."
A Missouri family with Rebel sympathies faces excruciating hardship during the Civil War in this debut historical novel. Read full book review >

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TÍA'S TAMALES by Ana Baca
by Ana Baca, illustrated by Noël Chilton, translated by Noël Chilton
CHILDREN'S
Released: May 1, 2011

"An embarrassment of riches. (Picture book. 7-12)"
Every family recipe has a flavorful story behind it. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

Neo-Luddite/New Age pop apocalypticism from the author of Magical Child Matures (1985), The Bond of Power (1981), etc. There's precious little here that hasn't cropped up in Pearce's other books, reshuffled but adding up to the same old message: that we make the world that we inhabit (``our world is a construction of knowledge and each act of knowledge brings forth a world''), and that modern living is mucking it up. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BAD NEWS! I’M IN CHARGE! by Bruce Ingman
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2003

"Fans of Jules Feiffer's recent excursions into the preteen id will find themselves on familiar ground here. (Picture book. 6-8)"
Unearthing a proclamation that makes him the boss of everything, a lad proceeds to make the best of it in this undiluted wish-fulfillment fantasy. Read full book review >

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LOST PROPERTY by Bruce Ingman
ANIMALS
Released: March 1, 1998

"The story is not particularly new, but the pictures can be seen from the back of the room; the book works best as inspiration for children to put together their own scenes of comic domestic turmoil. (Picture book. 4-8)"
The mind behind When Martha's Away (1995) mines humor from the story of a family and a trail of disappearing objects. Read full book review >

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BEACH BALL--LEFT, RIGHT by Bruce McMillan
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 15, 1992

"Notes on the photography and the participants. (Nonfiction/Picture book. 3-7)"
A huge plastic ball appears on one side of each appealing double-spread photo here, with the added interest of a child (playing at the shore); an artist; a dog; a fire truck; or simply the foaming surf. Read full book review >

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MUTANT MANTIS LUNCH LADIES! by Bruce Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 7, 2017

"'Freakity freaking freakiness!' (to quote Carlos) on a high and gleeful level. (Horror. 8-10)"
Seasoned fourth-grade monster hunters Carlos and Benny find heaping helpings of horror in the lunchroom. Read full book review >

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CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 19, 2016

"An emphasis on questioning fate, societal rules, and traditions as well as the importance of wit and logic rather than brawn renders this lighthearted adventure fresh. (Fantasy. 10-13)"
The princess is kidnapped, a kingdom imperiled, and the fate of West Stanhope's throne rests on a trickster goblin's riddles and a boy without a name. Read full book review >