Item description for Life Is Mostly Edges: A Memoir by Calvin Miller...
Overview Jacketed Hardcover
AOne 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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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.48" Width: 6.6" Height: 1.38" Weight: 1.43 lbs.
Release Date Sep 2, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 0849920574 ISBN13 9780849920578
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More About Calvin Miller
Calvin Miller is a favorite author of longstanding acclaim best-known for his classic, "The Singer," among other celebrated works on the life of Jesus. He is also professor of preaching at Beeson Divinity School, Samford University, in Birmingham, Alabama.
Calvin Miller currently resides in Birmingham, in the state of Alabama. Calvin Miller was born in 1936.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Life Is Mostly Edges: A Memoir?
Incredible book Aug 1, 2009
Ever since a friend gave me a copy of Calvin Miller's book "The Singer" I have wanted more. Then I read "The Book of 7 Truths" and the rest of what makes up "The Triology" with "The Singer." Then I read "Snow" and the 3 books that followed. Before I even bought this book I just knew I was in for something good. I even bought 2 copies so I would have the perfect birthday gift for the person who gave me "The Singer", knowing he would love it. He sat up until 1:30 AM the first evening of reading because he couldn't leave it alone. This book is so warm, sometimes humorous, but always deeply spiritual as he bared his soul in this recalling of how he grew up, shared his growing knowledge of who Jesus is, fell in love with the woman who is still the "love of his life", and goes on to inspire the reader in more ways than space allows. Word pictures made me feel like I was right there most of the time. I finished this book two days after I received it and I didn't want it to end. I have already read it the second time. All I can say is "incredible" and this is a "must read."
Senior Moments by Calvin Mar 2, 2009
Calvin's writings always touch my heart and this book gave me many laughs and tears. He has such a fabulous way of saying things that I wish I could have said. This book will be a gift to many friends who are of the "age of Calvin".
A Wonderful Memoir! Feb 2, 2009
This is one of the best books I have ever read. Part of the reason for that is that like Dr Miller I too am reaching toward my final years but not ready to give up. The best line in the book for me is 'Getting old is not an option, seeming old is!' Every Pastor, young and old, should read this book. Young Pastor - believe me this book is true. It will tell you what is in store for your future. But it will also keep you in the ministry when you want out of the ministry. And in the end you will agree with Calvin Miller that it is worth it. Older Pastor like me - this book will make you laugh out loud and things only Pastors could understand and shed a tear of thankfulness that God has called you to such a hard time. This book is especially good for those who are married and have chosen to love their wives for a lifetime. Actually I can't think of anyone who would not find this book wonderful to read. I have read The Singer and enjoyed it. But after reading this book I am more hopeful, more positive, and becoming more understanding of those who don't understand me. I also came away with very good advice on what it means to be really spiritual. Falling in love with Jesus is the highest priority - but that does not exclude watching the Superbowl or the Tour De France (doesn't everybody). And it certainly doesn't exclude lots of contact with the many things the world offers in art and poetry, novels and museums, vacations and friendships. Dr Miller models a Christian commitment that is profound but not one dimensional. You will be very glad you read this book.
A memoir to be read. Jan 8, 2009
This book was extremely well written, poetic, charming, funny, sad, informative, and freeing to many of the burdensome thoughts I've had about the church and its people. This book is an autobiographical account of Calvin Millers life from his youngest days in the onset of the depression until recent. I found many things to laugh about, a few things to tear up about and many things to think about. He had a very hard life in many ways, and a very satisfying life in many other ways but most important he is real, he doesn't come accross as holier than thou but rather a man on a path toward truly knowing Jesus. I don't recall a time in my life that I have read an almost 400 page book in 3 days, but this one was hard to put down, he was a Pastor, A Writer, and a Seminary Professor so you get a first hand look at his life through thoses lenses and it is gripping to say the least.
Great book Oct 1, 2008
This is a wonderful book on one man's journey from a humble childhood to becoming one of the creative talents of our time. Calvin lays it all out, the ups and the downs...the successes and failures. There is also a companion DVD available with Calvin Miller and his wife Barbara revisiting the important places in the book and talking about his life. www.calvinmillerauthor.com