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Authors & Poets

If you asked a child what an author is (assuming this child can speak and has a decent vocabulary), she'd likely tell you that an author is someone who writes books. If you then asked her what a poet is, she'd probably respond that a poet is someone who writes poems, silly. As people who try hard to be sensible and intelligent, we would be compelled to agree with her.

Why, then, do modern critics, philosophers and educators argue so vehemently that authorship is something altogether different? Why the perceived need to attribute creation to something other than the creator? Ah, the child might say (if she were particularly bright and especially sensible), that question answers itself.

As the Author of all things, God demands recognition. Man, on the other hand, always trying harder than before to dissociate himself from the ultimate Judge of the universe, will even deny his own ability to create if it means that God can't, either. Of course, this flawed logic simply means those who hold it are far less sensible and intelligent than they believe themselves to be, not that God doesn't maintain Authorship of the world and everything in it.

Without authors, Exodus Books wouldn't exist. We depend on selling the work of writers, including educators, historians, theologians, philosophers, poets, mathematicians and novelists (especially poets). Reading their own works is a good way to know what these men and women believe, but reading about them as people can be just as helpful, especially for the work of interpreting sometimes abstruse statements. We hope these biographies help.

Review by C. Hollis Crossman
C. Hollis Crossman used to be a child. Now he is a husband and father, teaches adult Sunday school in his Presbyterian congregation, and likes weird stuff. He might be a mythical creature, but he's definitely not a centaur.Read more of his reviews here.

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101 Hymn Stories
by Kenneth Osbeck
from Kregel Publications
for 6th-12th grade
in History of Hymns (Location: C06-03F)
101 Hymn Stories
by Kenneth Osbeck
from Kregel Publications
for 6th-12th grade
in History of Hymns (Location: C06-03F)
101 More Hymn Stories
by Kenneth Osbeck
from Kregel Publications
for 6th-12th grade
in History of Hymns (Location: C06-03F)
Adventures of Herge
by Michael Farr
from Last Gasp
for 4th-10th grade
in Adventures of Tintin (Location: A11-03B)
Anne Bradstreet
by Heidi L. Nichols
from P&R Publishing
Biography for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Anne Bradstreet
Christian Encounters
by D. B. Kellogg
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 7th-Adult
in Christian Encounters (Location: A12-07A)
Anne Frank, Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
from Bantam Books
Biography for 7th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Augustine
by P. de Zeeuw
from Inheritance Publications
Biography for 4th-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Augustine Came to Kent
Bethlehem Books Living History Library
by Barbara Willard
from Bethlehem Books
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Autobiography by Booker T. Washington
Sons of Liberty Series
from A Beka Books
for 7th-10th grade
in A Beka Book Report books (Location: B10-02B)
Autobiography of G. K. Chesterton
by G. K. Chesterton
from Ignatius Press
Autobiography for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Bard of Avon
by Diane Stanley & Peter Vennema
from William Morrow & Company
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Ben Franklin
Sterling Point Books
by Thomas Fleming
from Sterling Publishing Co.
for 5th-9th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Benjamin Franklin
Heroes of History
by Geoff & Janet Benge
from Emerald Books
Biography for 4th-7th grade
in Heroes of History (Location: A12-06D)
Benjamin Franklin: Young Printer
by Augusta Stevenson
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: A12-07D)
Bill Peet
by Bill Peet
from Houghton Mifflin
Biography for 4th-8th grade
1990 Caldecott Honor Book
in Picture Books (Location: CPB-03)
Biography of Benjamin Franklin
Sons of Liberty Series
by William M. Thayer
from A Beka Books
for 5th-9th grade
in A Beka Book Report books (Location: B10-02B)
Bonhoeffer on the Christian Life
Theologians on the Christian Life
by Stephen J. Nichols
from Crossway Books
for Adult
in Theologians On the Christian Life (Location: C03-02C)
Boy Who Loved to Draw
by Barbara Brenner
from Sandpiper Books
Biography for 2nd-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
C. S. Lewis: Images of His World
by Douglas Gilbert & Clyde S. Kilby
from Eerdmans
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Exploring Narnia (Location: A06-00D)
C. S. Lewis: The Man Behind Narnia
by Beatrice Gormley
from Eerdmans
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch - Audio CD
by Jean Lee Latham
from Well-Trained Mind Press
for 5th-8th grade
in Historical Fiction (Location: A05-01A)
Coloring Book of New England Authors
by Eric Tomb
from Bellerophon Books
for 4th-8th grade
in Miscellaneous Coloring Books (Location: A01-02D)
Common Sense 101
by Dale Ahlquist
from Ignatius Press
for 9th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Conversations With C.S. Lewis
by Robert Velarde
from InterVarsity Press
for 9th-Adult
in Philosophy (Location: C08-05B)
Country Artist
by David R. Collins
from First Avenue Editions
Biography for Preschool-3rd Grade
in Clearance: Biographies (Location: A12-05)
Dear Dr. Bell...Your Friend, Helen Keller
by Judith St. George
from Scholastic Inc.
for 5th-8th grade
Dr. Seuss: Young Author and Artist
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Original from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: A12-07D)
Elisabeth Elliot
by Geoff Benge, Janet Benge
from YWAM Publishing
for 4th-6th grade
in Christian Heroes: Then and Now (Location: A12-06E)
First American
by H. W. Brands
from Anchor Books
Biography for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Francis Scott Key
Sowers Series
by David Collins
from Mott Media
for 5th-7th grade
in Sowers Biographies (Location: A12-07F)
Freedom's Pen
Daughters of the Faith
by Wendy G. Lawton
New Edition from Moody Press
for 3rd-6th grade
in Daughters of the Faith (Location: A11-01C)
Fyodor Dostoevsky
Christian Encounters Series
by Peter Leithart
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 9th-Adult
in Christian Encounters (Location: A12-07A)
George Alfred Henty
by George Manville Fenn
from Salem Ridge Press
for 6th-10th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Gift of Music
by Jane Stuart Smith & Betty Carlson
3rd edition from Crossway Books
for 6th-12th grade
in Music History (Location: AMU-05C)
Girl From Yamhill
by Beverly Cleary
from HarperCollins
for 3rd-7th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Great Christian Hymn Writers
by Jane Stuart Smith & Betty Carlson
from Crossway Books
for 7th-12th grade
in History of Hymns (Location: C06-03F)
Grief Observed
by C. S. Lewis
from HarperCollins
Death/Grief for 10th-Adult
in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: CLT-20C)
Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Beecher Preachers
by Jean Fritz
from PaperStar Books
Biography for 5th-8th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Helen Keller
by Margaret Davidson
from Scholastic Inc.
Biography for 2nd-5th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Katharine Elliot Wilkie
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
in Childhood of Famous Americans (Location: A12-07D)
Helen Keller: The Story of My Life
Signet Classics
by Helen Keller
Reprint from Signet Classics
Autobiography for 7th-10th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Homesick: My Own Story
by Jean Fritz
from Penguin Putnam
for 4th-8th grade
In Search of the Little Prince
by Bimba Landmann
from Eerdmans
for 1st-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
Incredible Scofield and His Book
by Joseph M. Canfield
2nd edition from Ross House Books
for Adult
in Covenant Theology (Location: C06-01C)
Invincible Louisa
by Cornelia Meigs
from Little, Brown & Company
Biography for 5th-8th grade
1934 Newbery Medal winner
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
J. R. R. Tolkien
by Humphrey Carpenter
from Houghton Mifflin
Biography for 9th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
J.R.R. Tolkien
by Mark Horne
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 7th-Adult
in Christian Encounters (Location: A12-07A)
Jane Austen
Christian Encounters
by Peter Leithart
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
Biography for 8th-Adult
in Christian Encounters (Location: A12-07A)
John Buchan
by Andrew Lownie, David R. Godine
Revised from David R. Godine
for 11th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: A12-01A)
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