Make Peace Before The Sun Goes Down

Author: Roger Lipsey
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1611802253
Size: 14.80 MB
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A fascinating account of Thomas Merton's conflicted relationship with his abbot, Dom James Fox--by an esteemed modern Merton scholar. In the 1950s and '60s, Thomas Merton, a monk of the Trappist monastery of Gethsemani in Kentucky, published a string of books that are among the most influential spiritual books of the twentieth century--including the mega-best seller The Seven-Storey Mountain. He was something of a rock star for a cloistered monk, and from his monastic cell he enjoyed a wide and lively correspondence with people from the worlds of religion, literature, and politics. During that period he also explored and wrote extensively on Buddhism, Sufism, art, and social action. The man to whom he owed obedience in the cloistered life was a much more traditional Catholic, his abbot, Dom James Fox. To say that these two men had a conflicted relationship would be an understatement, but the tension their differences in orientation brought actually led to creative results on both sides and to a kind of hard-won respect and love. Roger Lipsey's portrait of this unusual relationship is compelling and moving; it shows Merton in the years his imagination was taking him far beyond the walls of the monastery, and eventually, literally to Asia.

When The Sun Goes Down

Author: Marcus Lyndale
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 9781847538222
Size: 12.51 MB
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The Inner Hebridean island of Breágha has long been considered one of the most beautiful parts of the British Isles but now its natural beauty has become of secondary importance to the people who live there.Is it just coincidence that the most devastating storm in the region's history completely cuts the island off from the rest of the world whilst masking the changes that are taking place there?The opening of a new shop, managed by the good and kind Francine Duval, brings much more than just a mysterious sign above its windows.Each evening, with the setting of the sun, the island becomes a very strange and sinister place.

When The Sun Goes Down

Author: Gwynne Forster
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corp.
ISBN: 0758285183
Size: 12.45 MB
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“When the sun goes down on my life, you’ll all come apart like ripped balloons.” When stingy self-made millionaire and widower Leon Farrell dies, he leaves behind a legacy of family dysfunction—and a missing will. It’s soon clear that his three grown children, Edgar, Gunther, and Shirley, don’t handle loss well—the possible loss of a fortune, that is. And when Edgar hires a private investigator to track down the will, it’s just the beginning of a search that will lead the siblings to re-visit their childhoods, uncover buried secrets, and ultimately learn for themselves what it means to be a family… Praise for the Novels of Gwynne Forster “Wise and wonderful as it points out, once again, the importance of honesty and appreciating what you have while you have it.” —Publishers Weekly on A Different Kind of Blues

The Big Book Of Animal Devotions

Author: William L. Coleman
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 9781441260376
Size: 12.26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The Big Book of Animal Devotions teaches children about the wonders of God's creation while also using each animal to illustrate a character-development lesson straight from the Bible. Each reading includes a Scripture verse, discussion questions, and a concise nugget of take-away wisdom.

Still Selling The Righteous

Author: Graham R. Hamborg
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567625632
Size: 11.62 MB
Format: PDF
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Investigates the composition history of the Amos-text by drawing on the influential works of Hans W Wolff and J Jeremias.