Search Results: "Marty Martin"


BOOK REVIEW

Released: April 25, 2012

"While it's not a road map to riches, this comprehensive guide can help lead you to greater financial understanding and maybe even achievement, no matter your income level."
A financial psychologist encourages consumers to take an introspective approach to achieving financial independence. Read full book review >

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MARTIN WILSON
by Megan Labrise

YA author Martin Wilson’s sophomore novel has a gut-punch premise: One hot day in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an 11-year-old boy takes off on his bike and vanishes. Three years later, he returns, gravely changed.

“I’m trying to write stories that are honest and emotionally powerful,” says Wilson, author of We Now Return to Regular Life, based on a true story ...


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MARTIN LUTHER by Martin Marty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 2, 2004

"'Sin boldly,' Luther proclaimed. The only flaw in this bold interpretation, and one by design, is that it is too short. A fine brief on a world-changing figure."
A noted Lutheran historian turns to the founder of his faith, delivering a thoughtful portrait of a complex, controversial figure. Read full book review >

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MY CHILDREN'S BOOK GHOST FILE
by Julie Danielson

Over at NPR last week, I heard a pop culture critic talk (here) about what he calls his Ghost File, or the books, television shows, and movies he didn’t review during the year. “[I]t's the great frustration,” he said, “that every year I'm haunted by all the terrific things I haven't talked about … ...


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BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Marxist-Leninism."
Something rare: a fair-minded assessment of religious fundamentalism. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2000

"Not all readers will agree with Marty's insightful reflections on the relationship between politics and religion, but his essay is a useful starting point for anyone interested in the role of religion in America's public life."
In a thoughtful antidote to the arguments that usually dominate discussions of politics and religion, Marty (The One and Many, 1997, etc.) here invites us instead to enter into a conversation about the relationship between the two. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 1, 1996

"His volume will be an important link to retrieving the elusive America of McCarthy, the Cold War, and the Niebuhrs. (illustrations, not seen)"
An excellent history by one of the most distinguished American religious scholars of our time. Read full book review >

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ALMOST EVERYBODY FARTS by Marty Kelley
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 4, 2017

"A playful, punchy paean to the pervasive poot. (Picture book. 3-7)"
What's that smell? Oh how rude! But everybody does it. Read full book review >

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BUZZARD BREATH by Marty Crisp
ANIMALS
Released: June 1, 1995

"The occasional insertion of the dog's point of view is also jarring. (Fiction. 8-12)"
Will Winkle wants a dog, and not just any dog. Read full book review >

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FIRE AND GLASS by Marty Chan
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 15, 2016

"This series opener stands as a good reminder that today's generation still has a lot to learn from tales of old. (Supernatural adventure. 10-13)"
While fairy tales might still have application in the modern world, modern gadgets paired with innovative techniques provide terrific tools for fighting evil. Read full book review >

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STUTTERING by Marty Jezer
NON-FICTION
Released: June 4, 1997

"Zen and the Art of Speech Therapy,'' deftly mingling the particulars of a humiliating struggle with the wider disruptions and challenges of life."
An engaging autobiography focusing on the author's lifelong struggle to achieve verbal and metaphysical fluency. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: July 7, 2009

"Exceedingly rosy-hued."
A former PR director for the New York Yankees celebrates the life of catcher Thurman Munson (1947-1979), who died in a plane crash at the age of 32. Read full book review >