Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Britt Towery Books

"Saints Alive: Saints Are Sinners Who Keep On Trying" Contains encounters with Mother Teresa in Calcutta; Corrie ten Boom in Keelung, Taiwan and Berlin; Gladys Aylward (the Small Woman) in Taipei, Taiwan; W.A. Criswell in Hong Kong and Macao; Gordon Wood in Brownwood, Texas; Estelle Newman in Brownwood and San Angelo, Texas; J. Alex Herring in Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Richard Morris in Taiwan; and Jody Towery in Texas, Arizona, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Mainland China and Singapore, and others.

The moving story of two pioneer Southern Baptist missionaries from Texas to North China's Shandong province over 100 years ago. Carey Daniel, uncle of Texas Governor Price Daniel and Guam Governor Bill Daniel and his bride, Jewell Legett, whose uncle had lot to do with the founding of Hardin-Simmons College, Abilene, Texas. Preface by Governor Bill Daniel. PRESENTLY OUT OF PRINT, BUT IN THE PROCESS OF A NEW EDITION.

Fifth Edition of 1986 book written in Hong Kong and the China Mainland as the Protestant churches were beginning to re-open in major East Coast cities in China. This edition can be purchased from AUTHOR HOUSE c/o Author Solutions. (Formerly 1st Books Library)

"Along The Way" is an anthology of newspaper columns by Britt Towery. Life on the opinion page with this West Texas columnist. Owl in the Oak Tree Books, San Angelo, Texas. Subjects include Bum Phillips didn't wear his hat indoors; Life is like an arithmetic class; Horse Sense and Idioms; Being Stubborn as a mule is not all bad; Afghan hounds and Texas Donkeys; Cousin Ken Towery won a Pulitzer Prize; Cow Pasture football without cheerleaders; Being a celebrity is not all it is cracked up to be; The man who got his hair cut in the wrong barbershop; Finding Corporal Smith; The Day Jim Jerffrey introduced me to Oral Roberts' healing hands; It is time to bring Noah T. Byars' monument home, back to Howard Payne University campus; Easier to preach than practice; Conan the Barbarian is really from Cross Plains and many more.

Chinese around the world have acclaimed Lao She as the greatest of modern Chinese writers. He was born the last year of the 19th century and as a Manchu lived through the fall of the Qing dynasty and the war lord years and the war with Japan. The coming of the Communist was both a blessing and a tragedy. He was not a political writer and in his early years professed Christianity.

This book, at the time of publication, 1999, honoring Lao She's 100th birth anniversary, it was the only book on his life and much of his work. He has been translated into over seven languages and is read in public schools both in Taiwan, Singapore and mainland China. Words of preface for the book are by Lao She's son, Shu Yi, writer and Curator of the Chinese Literary Museum, Beijing and his daughter Shu Ji, writer and Curator of the Lao She Museum in downtown Beijing.

The Towery-Lao She Collection was also dedicated in 1999 at Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas, and houses the largest selection of his work and Chinese artifacts other than in Beijing and Tokyo, where he was always honored by the Japanese.

The book is ideal for university courses in foreign language literature and is in many libraries around the world. It can be purchased from the author with special discounts for students in classes studying Chinese literature.

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