Life Is Mostly Edges: A Memoir

Life Is Mostly Edges: A Memoir

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by Calvin Miller
     
 

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In Life is Mostly Edges, best-selling author and poet Calvin Miller finally turns his hand to the one story he has yet to tell—his own. These pages take readers on a warm, moving, and often-humorous journey from the difficulties of a poverty-stricken upbringing to the successes of a celebrated scholar.  See more details below

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In Life is Mostly Edges, best-selling author and poet Calvin Miller finally turns his hand to the one story he has yet to tell—his own. These pages take readers on a warm, moving, and often-humorous journey from the difficulties of a poverty-stricken upbringing to the successes of a celebrated scholar.

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ISBN-13:
9780785297987
Publisher:
Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date:
05/25/2010
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Calvin Miller (PhD Min, Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary) served as a senior pastor in Omaha, as writer-in-residence and professor of communications and homiletics at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and taught at Beeson Divinity School. He was a poet, artist, novelist, and evangelist who wrote over forty books, including the Singer trilogy, Snow, Wind, Shade, The Book of Jesus, and Into the Depths of God.

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Life Is Mostly Edges 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
JamBLang More than 1 year ago
Calvin Miller has always been one of my favorite authors. I, especially, liked Life is Mostly Edges because I grew up in the same time frame he did & was flooded w/ memories of events, things he talked about. His works always touch me deep inside...JBL
Guest More than 1 year ago
Life Is Mostly Edges is the beautiful memoir of Calvin Miller, author and professor. I was struck by his poignant look at a postage stamp¿¿¿For life is mostly edges. It is small¿like a postage stamp¿and I liked the middle of my stamp more than the edges¿the middle is safe. Only the edges are dangerous, but it¿s also where we learn life¿s greatest truth: joy rarely erupts in the safe centers of our lives¿Joy lies only along the edges.¿ There is deep wisdom lying in that statement. Life Is Mostly Edges is divided into three sections. Each section deals with a different aspect of his life. I loved the story about the headstone. I had to wipe the tears from my eyes. Calvin Miller has led a remarkable life. You might ask me what was remarkable¿He can look back on his life and remember the good parts. He can share the tales with others. He does not dwell on bad memories. The Lord was always first in his life. My favorite part of the book was the last section. He shares his thoughts on growing older. ¿Being Old Is An Option!¿ Like you, Mr. Miller, I refuse to grow old. Miller writes with a lot of insight and humor. He demonstrates his love for his family and for the Lord. His life is an inspiration. This is a must read!