Logos Bookstore’s Recommendations
By H. Harris Healy, III, President,
1575 York Avenue (Between 83rd and
84th Sts.), New York, NY 10028
(212) 517-7292, Fax (212) 517-7197
With the month of April upon us and Easter coming up in the middle of the month, a book to consider for the Lent and Easter seasons is The Revolutionary Communicator: Seven Principles Jesus Lived To Impact, Connect And Lead.
The Revolutionary Communicator: Seven Principles Jesus Lived To Impact, Connect And Lead
by Jedd Medefind and Erik Lokkesmoe
(Relevant Books, $15.99)
The two authors, Jedd Medefind, chief of staff and former communication director in the California State Legislature, and Erik Lokkesmoe, director of communications for a Federal Government cultural agency and a former cabinet-level speechwriter and press secretary to several members of Congress present Jesus in the context of the modern day media age of publicity and spin. Each chapter starts with an assumption about the modern media age as well as a truth about every age. The contrast between these sayings is an indicator that what will be presented will be a whole different way of looking at the communication process and of taking action. Chapter Two on seeking connection with the following quotes is a good start for the direction the book will take, “IN A MEDIA AGE, we assume that….Effective communication must come from a position of power.
IN EVERY AGE, the truth is …..The best communication requires drawing near, whatever the cost.” Other helpful features are the personal asides of the authors where they discuss personal issues of communication. All throughout the book the authors present examples how Jesus communicated to people. This book is a good way to understand Jesus amidst this age of media, spin, and technology, because the book is written to be understood by people who are used to sound bites and concise summaries of information.
Going Places, Where Does It Come From, Mommy and Me, The colorful zoo
(Rich Frog, $8 each)
What Goes In My Sippy Cup?, Where Does it Come From, Mommy And Me, Foods That Go Together
(Rich Frog, $4.50 each)
Surfer Dude Tub Toys
(Rich Frog, $5.30 each)
For young children for gift giving at this time of year are some wonderful items from Rich Frog. First there are four foldout soft books with fabric and velcro lockets to keep the books closed when not in use. Going Places features cute animals flying planes, traveling on trains, riding bikes to name a few means of transit. Where Does It Come From shows different photos and where they come from, milk and its origin, wool and where it came from to name some of the items shown, Mommy and Me present full-grown animals and young animals explaining what type of mommy is the animal and giving the word for what her offspring would be called. The colorful zoo presents pictures and names of different animals. There are smaller size foldout books including smaller versions of Mommy and Me and Where Does It Come From. The two original titles are Foods That Go Together and What Goes In My Sippy Cup. A great treat for the very young are the Surfer Dude Tub Toys, hippos, frogs and ducks on surfboards floating in one’s bathtub. Logos is also the place to come for Passover gifts as well as gifts in general, music and unusual greeting cards.
Upcoming Events At Logos Bookstore:
• Wed., April 5, 2006, KYTV Reading Group will discuss Bleak House by Charles Dickens.
• Monday, April 17, 2006, The Sacred Texts Group led by Richard Curtis will discuss the book of Esther.
•Wednesday, May 3, 2006, KYTV Reading Group will discuss The History Of The Siege Of Lisbon by Jose Saramago.
Transit: 4, 5, 6 Subway to 86th St. and Lexington Avenue, M86 Bus (86th St.), M79 Bus (79th St.), M31 Bus (York Ave.), M15 Bus (1st and 2nd Aves.)