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Ash Wednesday

By Ethan Hawke
  • ISBN Code: : 1400040116
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 240
  • Category : Fiction
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From the actor, director, and writer Ethan Hawke: a piercing novel of love, marriage, and renewal. Jimmy is AWOL from the army, but—with characteristic fierceness and terror—he’s about to embark on the biggest commitment of his life. Christy is pregnant with Jimmy’s child, and she’s determined to head home, with or without Jimmy, to face up to her past and prepare for the future. Somehow, barreling across America from Albany to New Orleans to Ohio and Texas in a souped-up Chevy Nova, Christy and Jimmy are transformed from passionate but conflicted lovers into a young family on a magnificent journey. Ash Wednesday is a novel of blazing emotion and remarkable grace, a tale that captures the intensity—the excitement, fear, and joy—of being on the threshold of the mysterious country of marriage and parenthood. Powerful, assured, large of heart, and punctuated by moments of tremendous humor, it represents, for Hawke the novelist, a major leap forward.

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Reasons for the Seasons

By William Paul Jones
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1498292127
  • Total of Pages : 162
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 230
  • Pdf File: reasons-for-the-seasons.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Do you ever find yourself drowning in secularization and commercialization, being pulled under as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas intermingle and fly by in a frantic blur? Have you ever wondered if there is any way to reclaim the true meaning of such seasons as Advent and Lent, and be helped to live more intentionally and meaningfully the other Christian celebrations? Reasons for the Seasons makes that possible in a delightfully engaging manner. With humor and rich illustrations, this widely read spiritual author draws upon life experiences from childhood in Appalachia to his teaching at Princeton University and into his spiritual pilgrimage intent on uniting his Protestant mind with a Catholic heart. Focus is given to the church's central seasons of Advent/Christmas/Epiphany and Lent/Easter/Pentecost. Lesser-known Christian celebrations are engaged, such as Candlemas, Trinity Sunday, and the Feast of the Transfiguration. Additionally, illumination is provided for exploring such secular holidays as New Year's, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Halloween. This book will be informative and engaging not only for personal use but also in enabling families to deepen their celebrative time together. Groups will also find it helpful for study, as will churches in giving depth to their liturgical planning.

An Infinity of Little Hours

By Nancy Klein Maguire
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  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Book Code : 1586485423
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 699
  • Pdf File: an-infinity-of-little-hours.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In 1960, five young men arrived at the imposing gates of Parkminster, the largest center of the most rigorous and ascetic monastic order in the Western world: the Carthusians. This is the story of their five-year journey into a society virtually unchanged in its behavior and lifestyle since its foundation in 1084. An Infinity of Little Hours is a uniquely intimate portrait of the customs and practices of a monastic order almost entirely unknown until now. It is also a drama of the men's struggle as they avoid the 1960s -- the decade of hedonism, music, fashion, and amorality -- and enter an entirely different era and a spiritual world of their own making. After five years each must face a choice: to make "solemn profession" and never leave Parkminster; or to turn his back on his life's ambition to find God in solitude. A remarkable investigative work, the book combines first-hand testimony with unique source material to describe the Carthusian life. And in the final chapter, which recounts a reunion forty years after the events described elsewhere in the book, Nancy Klein Maguire reveals which of the five succeeded in their quest, and which did not.

The Mythic Forest, the Green Man and the Spirit of Nature

By Gary R. Varner
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  • Publisher : Algora Publishing
  • Book Code : 0875864368
  • Total of Pages : 212
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 492
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Book Short Summary:

In this world tour of folklore and ancient art, Varner examines the images we give to the spirit of nature and explores this important aspect of human perception.

Everybody Calls Me Father

By Deacon John Farrell
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1512791598
  • Total of Pages : 326
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 471
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Book Short Summary:

Everybody Calls Me Father is a collection of stories, reflections, and musings with a down-to-earth touch. From amusing anecdotes about Catholic geography to touching explanations of the gift of tears, from stirring thoughts on eternal values to remembering the last gift to a dying man, Everybody Calls Me Father will brighten your outlook and bring a smile to your days.

Hazard-Wise

By Chris Dolan
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  • Publisher : DIANE Publishing
  • Book Code : 0788127314
  • Total of Pages : 112
  • Category :
  • Members : 986
  • Pdf File: hazard-wise.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Provides the teachers with a ready-to-use classroom resource which covers many aspects of major national hazards and disasters. Through a series of exercises, students are stimulated to investigate the causes and effects of hazards and the way in which people can respond effectively to them. Well-know Australian case studies are used to illustrate the impact of natural disasters. Each section also contains activities designed to arouse greater interest in the topic such as crossword puzzles, research activities, and role-play exercises.

Journey with Jesus

By Larry Warner
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 0830867538
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 567
  • Pdf File: journey-with-jesus.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In A Journey with Jesus, spiritual director Larry Warner guides us through the Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius, similar to the way he's been leading people through them in person. Ignatius wanted to help everyone, no matter what age or stage of life, experience Jesus. Through prayers and Scripture readings that largely focus on the life of Christ, the Spiritual Exercises that have been so powerful and growth-inducing for so many, including Warner, can be a tool for transformation in you as well.

God, Grace, and Gooseberry

By Max Brennan
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1490859039
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 882
  • Pdf File: god-grace-and-gooseberry.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The author hopes to entertain you with these 101 short articles. You may laugh (or cry) at the stories about Gooseberry the cat, Max the dog, and a possum that was far too good at playing dead. But all of the articles in this book are essentially about the gospel. They push us to see that God is not just real, but accessible. There are numerous stories about people who have had what William James called “business with God.” You will read accounts of profound religious experiences, including near-death experiences. There are moving stories of conversion and dramatic accounts of divine intervention. And there are articles here about the logic of faith and the relationship between science and religion. You will be told in these pages that faith makes sense and science and religion are ultimately one. If you are a skeptic about God, or if you believe in a do-nothing God far removed from our lives, this book may challenge you. The cumulative impact of these 101 short articles could overwhelm your skepticism. You may come to agree with the author that God is not just real—and accessible—but obviously so.