Search Results: "Paul Elie"


BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by A.N. Wilson
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1997

In a worthy companion volume to his Jesus: A Life (1992), novelist-biographer Wilson (A Watch in the Night, 1996, etc.) adeptly recreates the milieu of Christianity's greatest interpreter and missionary. Read full book review >

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PAUL by Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
NON-FICTION
Released: July 1, 1996

"Acts, though historically imprecise, makes for a much better story."
A dry historical tome that would be more aptly titled ``Paul: A Cultural History.'' The difficulties of doing ancient biography are compounded when one of the two major sources available is believed to be historically unreliable and corrupt. Read full book review >

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Paul by Gesner Noel
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 5, 2016

"An excellent single-volume introduction to Christianity's first theologian."
A brief but thorough account of St. Paul's life and an analysis of its significance in the subsequent development of Christianity. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"B&w photos; chronology; notes; further reading plus nine videos; index. (Biography. 11-16)"
In the People to Know series, an awkward account of the life of a thoughtful and eminent Holocaust survivor whose life has been dedicated to keeping memory of the Holocaust alive lest it be repeated. Read full book review >

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ELIE WIESEL by Michael Pariser
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"With its clear, narrative style, useful bibliography, chronology, and index, this is an excellent introduction to what is undeniably one of the darkest periods in modern history. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
A clear, understandable account of a young Jewish boy's terrible experiences during the World War II. Read full book review >

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ELIE WIESEL by Steven T. Katz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2013

"Criticism that enhances the appreciation of readers well-versed in the author's work."
Close, scholarly readings of a master storyteller's fiction, memoirs and essays suggest his uncommon breadth and depth. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 2003

"That conversation—and this lucid work—will greatly interest readers on literary and spiritual quests of their own."
The lives of four spiritually hungry, sometimes renegade, and now well-known American Catholics meet in a thoughtful study of ideas in action. Read full book review >

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REINVENTING BACH by Paul Elie
NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 18, 2012

"The author's passion, thorough research and imaginative heart produce one revelation after another."
The author of The Life You Save May Be Your Own (2003) returns with a tour de force about Johann Sebastian Bach and a description and assessment of the recordings that have made his work an essential part of our culture. Read full book review >

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A TREMOR OF BLISS by Paul Elie
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 1, 1994

"Valuable for inspiration, but also for information—the details of the lives and deaths of many saints are here, refracted through 20 idiosyncratic, often powerful points of view."
Lambent prose and a general lack of self-indulgence characterize these essays on the Catholic canon of saints. Read full book review >

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FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 8, 2005

"Flawed, but surprisingly engrossing."
Another knock-off of Anita Diamant's The Red Tent: this time, the story of Saint Paul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PAUL GAUGUIN by David Sweetman
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 21, 1996

"And if Sweetman doesn't entirely succeed in maintaining his narrative focus, he does provide a biography that brings our own time into clearer view along with that of his subject. (color and b&w illustrations, not seen)"
This sprawling narrative of Paul Gauguin's messy life provides new insights, despite its lack of formal coherence. Read full book review >