Authors, Playrights & 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.

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101 Hymn Stories
by Kenneth Osbeck
from Kregel Publications
for 6th-12th grade
in History of Hymns (Location: XCH-HYMN)
$18.99
101 Hymn Stories
by Kenneth Osbeck
40th Anniversary from Kregel Publications
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by Kenneth Osbeck, read by Wayne Shepherd
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by Kenneth Osbeck
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by Tomie De Paola
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by Agatha Christie
2012 Reissue from William Morrow & Company
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Albert Schweitzer
by Geoff & Janet Benge
from YWAM Publishing
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America's Mark Twain
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Christian Renegades Series
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from William Morrow & Company
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Ben Franklin
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by Thomas Fleming
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Benjamin Franklin
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by Geoff & Janet Benge
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C. S. Lewis
by Roger Green & Walter Hooper
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$34.99
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Daring Nellie Bly
by Bonnie Christensen
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Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank
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Dr. Seuss: Young Author and Artist
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Kathleen V. Kudlinski
Original from Aladdin Paperbacks
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by Olivia Coolidge
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by Louis L'amour
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Elisabeth Elliot
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by Angelica Shirley Carpenter, Jean Shirley
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by David Collins
from Mott Media
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Frederick Douglass: The Right to Dignity
from Emerald Books
for 3rd-6th grade
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$11.99
Freedom's Pen
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by Wendy G. Lawton
New Edition from Moody Press
for 3rd-6th grade
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by June Cummins, with Alexandra Dunietz
from Yale University Press
for 11th-Adult
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by Peter Leithart
from Thomas Nelson Publishers
for 9th-Adult
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by Marchette Chute
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$3.20 (1 in stock)
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by George Manville Fenn
from Salem Ridge Press
for 6th-10th grade
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by Olivia Coolidge
from Houghton Mifflin
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George MacDonald
by Michael R Phillips
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for 11th-Adult
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by Mary Ellen Ellsworth
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for 3rd-6th grade
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$4.00 (1 in stock)
Gift of Music
by Jane Stuart Smith & Betty Carlson
3rd edition from Crossway Books
for 6th-12th grade
in Music History (Location: ELE-MUSHIS)
$23.99
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by Beverly Cleary
from HarperCollins
for 3rd-7th grade
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$12.99
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by John Bunyan
from Hendrickson Publishers
Autobiography for 10th-Adult
in Hendrickson Christian Classics (Location: XCL-DEV)
$8.00 (1 in stock)
Great Christian Hymn Writers
by Jane Stuart Smith & Betty Carlson
from Crossway Books
for 7th-12th grade
in History of Hymns (Location: XCH-HYMN)
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by C. S. Lewis
from HarperCollins
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in 20th & 21st Century Literature (Location: LIT7-20)
$17.99
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by Noel Bertram Gerson
1st edition from Henry Holt and Company
for 10th-Adult
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$3.00 (1 in stock)
Harriet Beecher Stowe
by Suzanne M. Coil
from Franklin Watts
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$6.00 (1 in stock)
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by Jean Fritz
from PaperStar Books
Biography for 5th-8th grade
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by Margaret Davidson
from Scholastic Inc.
Biography for 2nd-5th grade
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Helen Keller: From Tragedy to Triumph
Childhood of Famous Americans
by Katharine Elliot Wilkie
from Aladdin Paperbacks
Biography for 3rd-6th grade
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$7.99
Helen Keller: The Story of My Life
Signet Classics
by Helen Keller
Reprint from Signet Classics
Autobiography for 7th-10th grade
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$5.95
Helen Keller: The Story of My Life
by Helen Keller
from Dover Publications
Autobiography for 7th-10th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$1.50 (4 in stock)
Henry David Thoreau
by Steven P. Olson
from Rosen Central
for 3rd-6th grade
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Homesick: My Own Story
by Jean Fritz
from Penguin Putnam
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$6.00 (1 in stock)
In Search of History
by Theodore H. White
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for Adult
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$4.90 (1 in stock)
In Search of the Little Prince
by Bimba Landmann
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for 1st-4th grade
in Biographies (Location: BIO)
$17.00
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by Joseph M. Canfield
2nd edition from Chalcedon / Ross House Books
for Adult
in Covenant Theology (Location: XTH-COV)
Invincible Louisa
by Cornelia Meigs
from Little, Brown & Company
Biography for 5th-8th grade
1934 Newbery Medal winner
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$13.99
It Can't Be Done, Nellie Bly!
by Nancy Butcher
1st edition from Peachtree Publishers, Ltd.
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