Search Results: "Richard Paul Evans"


BOOK REVIEW

PAUL by N.T. Wright
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 27, 2018

"A very human Paul, brought to life by an experienced teacher and pastor—an excellent introduction for general readers."
Wright (New Testament and Early Christianity/University of St. Andrews; The Day the Revolution Began: Reconsidering the Meaning of Jesus's Crucifixion, 2016, etc.) draws from a lifetime of study on the figure of Paul to construct this useful biography of the early Christian missionary. Read full book review >

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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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WALKER EVANS by Thomas Nau
MUSIC AND THE ARTS
Released: April 1, 2007

"Nevertheless, it succeeds in conveying the intellectual and social environment that nurtured Evans and his unwavering artistic vision—for that reason, it's an important document. (source notes, bibliography, chronology, index) (Nonfiction. 12+)"
Nau presents the life and times of photographer Walker Evans, who first found widespread recognition with his photos for James Agee's Let Us Now Praise Famous Men. Read full book review >

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THE BROKEN ROAD by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 2, 2017

"A thoughtful, well-plotted yarn that will evoke either pity or schadenfreude."
In a prologue, novelist Evans (The Mistletoe Secret, 2016, etc.) recounts meeting a (fictional) man in a restaurant on Route 66 in the Mojave Desert who has hiked the famous highway all the way from Chicago. Read full book review >

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WALKING ON WATER by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 6, 2014

"Readers of the first four volumes will enjoy this conclusion. Others who are interested should read these feel-good books in sequence, starting with The Walk."
The fifth volume in the Walk series brings it to a pedestrian close. Read full book review >

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A STEP OF FAITH by Richard Paul Evans
Released: May 7, 2013

"The stories collected on this journey, as in life, are left unfinished, raise many questions and, depending on what the reader brings, might provide some answers."
The diary of a traveler. The young widower, Alan Christoffersen, decides to deal with his grief by planning a walk across America from Seattle to Key West. Read full book review >

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THE WALK by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 6, 2010

"Jane and Michael Stern meet Paulo Coelho."
From Evans (The Sunflower, 2005, etc.), the first installment of a new series starring a Seattle adman who loses everything and embarks on a soul-cleansing cross-country trek. Read full book review >

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LOST DECEMBER by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2011

"Wish-fulfillment for a blighted economy."
The parable of the Prodigal Son reworked as a parable for Corporate America. Read full book review >

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MILES TO GO by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 5, 2011

"This leg of the Walk series is brisker and, thankfully, less didactic than the last."
Second in Evan's new series (The Walk, 2010, etc.) about an adman seeking redemption while going through several pairs of Nikes. Read full book review >

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TIMEPIECE by Richard Paul Evans
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 24, 1996

"Certain handkerchief heaven for many, while others may experience the stirring of—well, let's just say other feelings. (First printing of 500,000; author tour)"
The prequel to Evans's mega bestseller, The Christmas Box, is longer than the earlier book, has its same cartoony thinness, is just as creaky at the joints—and reveals, if anything, a considerable rise in the tears-per-page ratio. Read full book review >