"Glorify Each Day is the study of a middle-aged man delving into his own psyche to find the source of his troubles. There is a definite complexity simmering beneath the surface of the narrative voice, a sense that by patching together life's remnants, one can create something whole and begin anew."
--Foreward Clarion Reviews
John Banks typifies the tradition of southern writers through his use of engaging storytelling, meticulously drawn characters, and a penchant for finding humor in most anything. Simultaneously, he also demonstrates an ability to create moving imagery of the tragic side of people and situations.
-Joseph Yurt for blogcritics.org
"Tommy "Teach" Morrison is one of the most humorous, haunted and honest characters to cross the page in a long time. Glorify Each Day
is a witty and gripping, if not addictive, read.... A read this good should not be ignored."
--San Francisco Book Review
"As Tommy retraces his troubled past and reads his way into the lives of his community college students, he comes to challenge our expectations about the qualities that make a teacher, a soul mate, and ultimately a good man who must confront the demons within himself -- and the demons abroad in the world."
--Valerie Nieman, author of Blood Clay
"(A) very compelling and thought-provoking reading experience. John Banks creates a unique realism in his characters, drawing the reader into the story in such a way one might forget you're reading a work of fiction."
--Pacific Book Review
"John Banks does a wonderful job at creating a fascinating cast of characters. Glorify Each Day
is quite a unique work of fiction."
"A unique, emotional story." -- Kirkus Reviews"Glorify Each Day
is as complex as Tommy himself. Patience is required. The reward is an interesting grab bag of clever commentary on modern-day life."