Life Is Mostly Edges: A Memoir [NOOK Book]

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One man’s backward glance at unexpected lessons, the beauty of relationship, and God’s mysterious guiding hand.

Bestselling author and poet Calvin Miller turns his hand to the most moving story of all – his own. The reader is taken through a myriad of experiences of a young man coming of age in mid-20th century America. Following his life into college, seminary, a small local church and eventually to a new life as an author and professor, the memoir touches on those points that...

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Life Is Mostly Edges: A Memoir

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Overview

One man’s backward glance at unexpected lessons, the beauty of relationship, and God’s mysterious guiding hand.

Bestselling author and poet Calvin Miller turns his hand to the most moving story of all – his own. The reader is taken through a myriad of experiences of a young man coming of age in mid-20th century America. Following his life into college, seminary, a small local church and eventually to a new life as an author and professor, the memoir touches on those points that make all of us uniquely human and intensely vulnerable.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781418573973
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/2/2008
  • Sold by: THOMAS NELSON
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,037,901
  • File size: 632 KB

Meet the Author

Dr. Calvin Miller is Professor of Preaching and Pastoral Studies at Samford University, Beeson Divinity School, in Birmingham, Alabama. The author of more than forty books of popular theology and inspiration, his work has appeared in various journals and magazines such as Christianity Today, Campus Life, Leadership, and His, and his book Preaching: The Art of Narrative Exposition was chosen 2007 Book of the Year by Preaching magazine.
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  • Posted February 6, 2010

    Calvin Miller--Great Author

    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

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 18, 2008

    Memoir¿

    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!

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