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#1 Michael Stickles

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Posted 11 March 2010 - 03:14 AM

When creating a new thread in the Book Reviews section, the thread name should follow the following format:

Title of Book (Author's Name)

Please remember to make the first post a book description. The description should follow the following format:

Title: Title of the book
Author: Author(s) of the book (can also list editors, translators, etc.)
Publisher: Publisher and year of publication
ISBN: 10-digit or 13-digit ISBN. If you have both, use the following two lines instead.
ISBN-10: 10-digit ISBN.
ISBN-13: 13-digit ISBN.
Pages: Number of pages in book
Sub-Genre: More specific category or categories for the book than those available in the prefix list.
Price: Price book may be purchased for. If price varies, pick one, or give as a range.
Links: Name(s) of bookstore(s), hyperlinked to page(s) listing the book.
Description: Short description of the book, either your own or from a review or publisher's blurb.

You can copy the preceding section to use as a template. If you don't know a piece of information, skip that line. It is also encouraged (though not necessary) to insert a small picture of the book's cover at the bottom of the first post, right after the description.

Here is an example of what a completed first post should look like, copied from an existing book review:

Title: The Mountain of Silence
Author(s): Kyriacos C. Markides
Publisher: Image (Doubleday), New York, NY, 2001
ISBN: 0-385-50092-0
Pages: 256
Sub-Genre: Spiritual Counsels; Orthodox Life
Price: $12.95
Links: Amazon.com; Archangel's Books; Skete.com
Description: From Publishers Weekly: "Markides, a Maine sociologist who was raised in the Greek Orthodox faith and later drifted into agnosticism, continues his spiritual journey homeward in this collection of captivating conversations with the monk Father Maximos. The book is set on the island of Cyprus, where the author and his monastic mentor spent extended periods of time together due to unexpected circumstances that moved Father Maximos from the "Holy Mountain" of Mount Athos. Markides (Riding with the Lion), his interest piqued by an earlier pilgrimage to Mount Athos, used a sabbatical from the University of Maine to further explore the body of Christian mysticism that Mount Athos's monks have preserved since the ninth century. Here, Markides and others pepper the charismatic Maximos with questions on a wide range of topics from angels, saints and demons to the role of icons in worship and the place of hell in Christian belief. Markides is a skillful and skeptical inquisitor whose queries surely must have tried the patience of his mentor. But Maximos rises to the occasion, providing gentle, thoughtful answers that by necessity often transcend the Western mind's reliance on logic in spiritual matters. Markides's work is an excellent resource for spiritual seekers of all levels, answering questions about Christianity in general and Eastern monasticism in particular. It will be of special interest to those who may be unaware of Christianity's deep roots in mysticism."

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Apologies to recent members - the page for creating a new book review used to have a set of instructions like these, but it got lost somewhere during the site upgrades.

In Christ,

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Posted 14 January 2011 - 02:05 AM

For those who might like the extra guidance, we are happy to provide a video tutorial on how to submit details of a new book to our Books Review area:

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