Search Results: "Paul Farmer"


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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

FARMER DOOGIE by Peter Curry
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2002

Farmer Doogie is a good and handy—and busy soul. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HAITI AFTER THE EARTHQUAKE by Paul Farmer
NON-FICTION
Released: July 12, 2011

"An eye-opener of a report and a wake-up call that change is needed."
From the UN Deputy Special Envoy for Haiti and chair of the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and members of his team, a searing firsthand account of the earthquake and its aftermath. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

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 >

BOOK REVIEW

FARMER HAM by Alec Sillifant
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2007

"Spoor's paintings find great variety and humor in his bird villains, and young listeners should take great pleasure in anticipating the ending. (Picture book. 3-6)"
With the noisy crows growing in number and audacity, what can a farmer do? Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

FARMER DUCK by Martin Waddell
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1992

"MPQUOTEPAGECOUNT 58): a book with all the marks of a nursery classic. (Picture book. 2-7)"
A faithful duck labors while the indolent farmer lazes in bed, eating candy and occasionally inquiring, "How goes the work?"—to which the duck replies, "Quack!" Read full book review >