Sunday, April 15, 2012

Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas

I’ve decided to recommend Bonhoeffer by Eric Metaxas for next year’s book club selection.  In order to have it finished by the next meeting in May, I have to read at least 22 pages a day. The following description is from Truth and Triumph, for which he’d done an interview:

“Eric Metaxas is the New York Times bestselling author of Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery. His work has been published in The New York Times, Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, Regeneration Quarterly, Christianity Today, National Review Online, Beliefnet, and First Things. He's also been featured on CNN, The Fox News Channel, and National Public Radio. He lives with his family in Manhattan.

Last fall, Metaxas' newest book, Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Prophet, Martyr, Spy, became a New York Times No. 1 bestseller. In the book, Metaxas explores what happened when the German theologian's profound faith convictions ran up against a Nazi regime determined to co-opt, corrupt, and then neutralize the voice of the church in Germany.”

Sandra Lee Semi-homemade cooking

My goodness she has written a lot of books.  It took me awhile to find the right cover photo!  I got it for 90 cents today at the Volunteers of America thrift shop on Henderson Road.  I don’t do a lot of “scratch” cooking these days, and hers are guaranteed “nothing is made from scratch.” However, the photos and menu ideas area good.

Sandra Lee

  • Recipes for every palate and mood—the Semi-Homemade way creates an inspiring pairing of fresh ingredients and packaged foods.
  • Quick-to-the-table, delicious recipes to satisfy any culinary whim any time of the day. Delectable breakfast fare, light lunch bites, family-pleasing dinners, simple appetizers and snacks, sassy cocktails, and more.
  • Most recipes prepared in 30 minutes or less.
  • All-new bonus chapters on red-hot topics: slow cooker favorites, restaurant remakes, and kid’s cooking.
  • Time-saving tips for shopping, prepping, leftover storage, and Sandra’s brand recommendations for success.
  • Wine suggestions to create delicious dining occasions every day.
  • Beautiful photo of every recipe.