I wanted to share with you a quick review of my book, School Spirit, from third-party reviewer, Brandon Vogt @ thinveil.net. Thank you very much for this Brandon. It is really appreciated.
This new devotional book by Timothy Burdick, School Sprit: A Profound Journey Through the Gospels for Teachers (Lulu, paperback, 181 pages) is not just for schoolteachers. The 180 Biblical reflections within would help anybody who teaches at home, church, the workplace, or in the community.
Burdick essentially journeys through the entire Gospel of Mark, gazing on certain passage through the lens of teaching. What he finds is pretty interesting. He sees in Jesus’ repetitive parables a model for driving points home—to deliver messages with a “tremendous whack” as Churchill would say. Burdick uses Peter’s denial of Christ to demonstrate the need for self-correction, to teach young people how to overcome their own mistakes.
School Spirit is self-published and does carry a couple of minor typesetting issues. Nevertheless any teacher would find much to meditate on. If you’re looking for an end-of-the-year gift for a teacher, catechist, or coach, this would be a great choice.
To view the review @ Brandon’s site, click here.
Live Jesus in our hearts forever!