Eighth Day Books
1. “The World of Silence” by Max Picard
2. “Clinging: The Experience of Prayer” by Emilie Griffin
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3. “This Wide and Universal Theater: Shakespeare in Performance, Then and Now” by David Bevington
4. “Shakespeare: The Seven Ages of Human Experience” by David Bevington
5. “Atheist Delusions: The Christian Revolution and its Fashionable Enemies” by David Bentley Hart
6. “Figured Wheel: New and Collected Poems” by Robert Pinsky
7. “Chesterton and Tolkien as Theologians: The Fantasy of the Real” by Alison Milbank
8. “St. Maximus the Confessor’s Questions and Doubts” translated by Despina Prassas
9. “The Mother of All Arts: Agrarianism and the Creative Impulse” by Gene Logsdon
10. “How Buildings Learn: What Happens After They’re Built” by Stewart Brand
New and notable
“Reinventing Bach” by Paul Elie (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, $30) — Dispelling images of Bach as a stuffy church musician, Elie focuses on Bach the innovator, who restored and road-tested organs and transformed traditional chamber music into lush creations like the Brandenburg Concertos. He then connects this revised portrait with the story of how modern audio advances have enhanced Bach’s already iconic reputation for our own times.