H. Harris Healy, III, President, Logos Bookstore,
1575 York Avenue (between 83rd and 84th Sts.)
New York, NY 10028 (212) 517-7292
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Rabbits, and Painted Eggs, by Edna Barth, illustrated by Ursula
Arndt (Clarion Books, $7.95)
Face Of Truth, by William Edgar (P&R Publishing, $10.99)
is April; it is springtime; it is the Easter season. Lilies, Rabbits
and Painted Eggs, by Edna Barth, with pleasing, thematic illustrations
by Ursula Arndt, is a wonderful, straightforward account of the
history and traditions of the Easter symbols for children. There
are chapters about the Easter season and the relationship of chickens,
fireworks, rabbits, lambs, flowers, plants, eggs and hot cross
buns, among other topics. At the beginning and the end of the
book are instructions for making blown and tissue paper eggs and
eggheads, as well as recipe suggestions for eggs and Chicken and
Egg Yolks (Jokes) good for some chuckles.
For teenagers and adults, the Easter season is a good time to
consider for themselves the importance of the Gospel, God, Jesus
and the Resurrection and their own beliefs. The Face Of Truth
by William Edgar will challenge readers to come to terms with
their own beliefs and pursue answers to their questions about
life through evaluating their culture, the society they live in
and the Bible. Edgar achieves this by engaging readers with their
culture with references to the Impressionists, Camus, the Scopes
Trial, Woody Allen, Galileo and reality television shows such
as ‘Real World’ and ‘Big Brother.’ Alongside this, Edgar presents
Jesus as shown in the biblical accounts of Jesus giving sight
to the blind man, and raising Lazarus from the dead. Edgar discusses
the Trinity, and the nature of scripture. His great achievement
with this book is his clarity of expression and his engaging writing
style that makes his subject matter fascinating to his readers.
Events At Logos:
April 4, 7 p.m.
Reading Group will discuss The Natural History Of Love, by Diane
May 2, 7 p.m.
Reading Group will discuss A Heartbreaking Work Of Staggering
Genius, by Dave Eggers.
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