Logos Bookstore’s Recommendations
March is quite the month this year as both St. Patrick’s Day and Easter are celebrated less than a week apart, the 17th and the 23rd of the month respectively.
In addition to greeting cards and music for St. Patrick’s Day, Logos has an extensive collection of writings of Irish authors like Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, John M. Synge, Roddy Doyle, John McGahern, John Banville, Seamus Deane, Flann O’Brien, Elizabeth Bowen, Patrick Taylor, William Trevor, Brendan O’Carroll, Liam O’Flaherty, William Butler Yeats and Anne Enright, winner of the 2007 Man Booker prize, among others. Irish American authors whose works are present in the store are Andrew Greeley, Eugene O’Neill, Thomas Cahill, Frank McCourt and Michael Patrick MacDonald among others.
For Lent and Easter there are several books about Jesus by such authors as Marcus Borg, John Dominic Crossan, Alfred Edersheim, Bart D. Ehrman, Paula Fredriksen, E.P. Sanders, Geza Vermes and Garry Wills. Sanders and Vermes in particular discuss Jesus with regard to his Jewish background.
Jesus, the Word
By Mark Francisco Bozzuti-Jones
Illustrated by Shelly Hehenberger
(Augsburg Books, $16.99)
For children there is a wonderfully illustrated book by Shelly Hehenberger, written by Mark Francisco Bozzuiti-Jones, an Episcopal priest, called Jesus, the Word which conveys so simply and powerfully the gospel message in language similar to the Gospel of John and is an effective way to introduce that gospel to young children.
Meanwhile The Truth About Easter Rabbits compiled by Blue Lantern Studio is the definitive book to have if you want to know about Easter Rabbits, who they are, what kind of preparations they make for the feast of Easter and how they spend the rest of their year. The book is filled with colorful, amusing, lively, full-color illustrations. At the back of the book is a page of picture credits, where the reader can find out about the original artwork. In addition Logos has Easter cards, music and gifts.
Upcoming Events At Logos
Tuesday, March 4 and April 1, 2008 at 7 P.M.., Sit-n-Knit will meet.
Wednesday, March 5 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss What Maisie Saw by Henry James.
Monday, March 10, 2008, the Sacred Texts Group led by Richard Curtis will discuss further the Gospel of Matthew.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008 at 7 P.M., KYTV Reading Group will discuss Franny And Zooey by J.D. Salinger.
Every Monday at 3 P.M. is Children’s Story Time with Lily.
Transit: 4,5,6 Subways to Lexington Avenue and 86th St., M86 Bus (86th St.),
M79 Bus (79th St.), M31 Bus (York Ave), M15 Bus (1st and 2nd Aves.)