Through My Christian Prism, or at the Port Rail

by Larry Clayton



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/20/2019

Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781480879942
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781480879935
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 212
ISBN : 9781480879928

About the Book

Larry Clayton brings a refreshing, Christian perspective to these essays that examine the human condition, sharing his thoughts on everything from the flighty and humorous to the serious and transcendent.

His musings and insights--almost of all of which were published as op-ed columns in the Sunday edition of the Tuscaloosa News in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, and national newspapers like the LA Times, Christian Science Monitor, Washington Times, and Miami Herald—seek to make sense of life.

In the tradition of a newspaper op-ed, the essays share profound lessons on everything from religion to history, politics, foreign affairs, education, sports, and other important topics.

While many of the writings revolve around Christian themes and history, Clayton is not afraid to tackle problems that almost everyone has faced, such as the daunting, and humorous, experience of getting through an airport checkpoint these days.

He laces his stories with wit and wisdom derived from his faith and his experiences as a teacher, writer, and even as chairman of the Department of History at the University of Alabama. He references the "port rail" that--when not on duty--he used to hold on to and dream and think a bit while serving on a ship in the Navy making its way through the waters and waves of the Atlantic, Caribbean, and Mediterranean ocean and seas.

About the Author

Larry Clayton is a historian who has published more than a dozen books with major academic and commercial presses like the University of California Press and Harcourt, Brace. He has taught about and traveled through much of Latin America over his career, beginning with life as a boy in Lima, Peru, the son of an American dad and a Chilean mother. He is the former chairman of the Department of History at the University of Alabama.