On This Day: Daily Inspiration for the History Buff, the Trivia Lover, and the Innately Curious  -     By: Carl D. Windsor
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On This Day: Daily Inspiration for the History Buff, the Trivia Lover, and the Innately Curious

Howard Books / 2007 / Paperback

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Revised and updated, On This Day is a daily inspirati onal devotional for history buffs and trivia lovers. Each day has a suggested Bible reading reference along with a list of historical events and birthdays of famous people. You'll also find a short devotional and inspiring "power point" that will help you grow in your spiritual development. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 384
Vendor: Howard Books
Publication Date: 2007
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches)
ISBN: 1582296545
ISBN-13: 9781582296548

Publisher's Description

Each morning the alarm goes off, and a new day begins.

Who was born on this day of the year?
What happened on this day in history?


This book is a fun, quick-moving way to learn more about each day of the year. You will discover people who share your birthday, and you will learn events that took place on your special day.

When did the Titanic sink? (April 15)
What day was Billy Graham born? (November 7)
When did Carnegie Hall open? (May 5)
What day was Jeff Foxworthy born? (September 6)
When did TV show Meet The Press begin? (November 6)
What day was Eric Clapton born? (March 30)
When did St. Jude's Hospital open? (February 4)
What day was Paul Revere born? (January 1)

Each day includes a list of historical events, the birthdays of famous people, a scripture, and a short devotional thought to inspire you. You will grow in knowledge and in spiritual development.

Read a page each day! Learn for yourself and impress your friends at the same time.

Author Bio

Carl D. Windsor has authored hundreds of stories and articles in a career spanning more than forty years. His work first came to the attention of a nationwide audience when, in his early twenties, he was employed as a broadcast news writer for United Press International. His daily news reports were heard by listeners of some 3,500 radio and television stations. His writings have been published in the Journal of Broadcasting and in various college textbooks. His first book, On This Day, experienced rapid success, going into multiple printings within months of its release. Since its introduction in 1989, numerous radio stations have featured the book’s historic content in their daily broadcasts. His hour-long inspirational radio program A Quiet Place, which aired nightly for eight years, was the basis for the book, On This Day. In addition to the book, he also operates an online inspirational music radio station which attracts daily listeners in more than more than 50 countries worldwide. 

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Author: Carl Windsor
Located in: Virginia
Submitted: March 08, 2007

    Tell us a little about yourself.   Since 1971 I have been a Christian college educator, teaching communication courses to over 6,000 students -- most recently at Liberty University in Virginia. Before teaching I was a radio-TV news writer/reporter and news anchor.
It was while hosting the daily inspirational radio program "A Quiet Place" that the idea came to put the brief stories into a book. The result is "On This Day".

    What was your motivation behind this project?   After eight years on daily, late-night radio, the best of the stories used on the program (and many others) were put into book form. Since the original "On This Day" was published in 1989, more than 30,000 copies have been sold. The current book is a complete update of historic events, birthdays and inspiring stories for each day of the year -- great for the "trivia lover and innately curious."

    What do you hope folks will gain from this project?   If you're looking for daily inspiration in an easy-to-read, intriguing format "On This Day" is the book for you. Readers call it "the book for people who don't like books" as each day's one- page entry can be read in less than five minutes and proves to be as "addictive" as munching snacks (with a whole lot fewer calories)!

    Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists?   I've always enjoyed a good story. Starting with my local pastor who used many illustrations in his sermons and continuing through to the late-night program, NightSounds with Bill Pearce, which I regularly enjoyed as an adult, I've collected hundreds of inspiring stories ("parables") that I've enjoyed being able to pass along to others.

    Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know:   If you like trivia, or are looking for a gift for someone who "has everything" or one who is "not normally into books" check out "On This Day." It makes a great witnessing tool for a neighbor or boss who is not a believer but who loves short, inspiring stories, history or trivia. The book's website: www.onthisdayonline.com features a clear-cut plan of salvation and other resources.

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