The Divine Hours Volume One Prayers for Summertime

Author: Phyllis Tickle
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 9780385518796
Format: PDF
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The first volume in a trilogy of prayer manuals compiled by Publishers Weekly religion editor Phyllis Tickle as a contemporary Book of Hours to guide Christians gently yet authoritatively through the daily offices. The Divine Hours is the first major literary and liturgical reworking of the sixth-century Benedictine Rule of fixed-hour prayer. This beautifully conceived and thoroughly modern three-volume guide will appeal to the theological novice as well as to the ecclesiastical sophisticate. Making primary use of the Book of Common Prayer and the writings of the Church Fathers, The Divine Hours is also a companion to the New Jerusalem Bible, from which it draws its Scripture readings. The trilogy blends prayer and praise in a way that, while extraordinarily fresh, respects and builds upon the ancient wisdom of Christianity. The first book in the set, Prayers for Summertime, filled with prayers, psalms, and readings, is one readers will turn to again and again. Compact in size, it is perfect for those seeking greater spiritual depth. As a contemporary Book of Hours, The Divine Hours: Prayers for Summertime heralds a renewal of the tradition of disciplined daily prayer, and will whet the hunger of a large and eager audience for the follow-up autumn/winter and spring volumes.

The American People Volume 1

Author: Larry Kramer
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374712972
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The long-awaited new novel by America's master playwright and activist—a radical reimagining of our history and our hopes and fears Forty years in the making, The American People embodies Larry Kramer's vision of his beloved and accursed homeland. As the founder of ACT UP and the author of Faggots and The Normal Heart, Kramer has decisively affected American lives and letters. Here, as only he can, he tells the heartbreaking and heroic story of one nation under a plague, contaminated by greed, hate, and disease yet host to transcendent acts of courage and kindness. In this magisterial novel's sweeping first volume, which runs up to the 1950s, we meet prehistoric monkeys who spread a peculiar virus, a Native American shaman whose sexual explorations mutate into occult visions, and early English settlers who live as loving same-sex couples only to fall victim to the forces of bigotry. George Washington and Alexander Hamilton revel in unexpected intimacies, and John Wilkes Booth's motives for assassinating Abraham Lincoln are thoroughly revised. In the twentieth century, the nightmare of history deepens as a religious sect conspires with eugenicists, McCarthyites, and Ivy Leaguers to exterminate homosexuals, and the AIDS virus begins to spread. Against all this, Kramer sets the tender story of a middle-class family outside Washington, D.C., trying to get along in the darkest of times. The American People is a work of ribald satire, prophetic anger, and dazzling imagination. It is an encyclopedic indictment written with outrageous love.

Poor in Spirit

Author: You Believe
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1434936880
Format: PDF, Docs
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Poor in Spirit: Guilty, Convicted, Redeemed by Uwe Glaubke is a stirring collection of poetry chronicling the author's journey through a period of soul searching. Included are heartfelt prayers seeking redemption for acts, which have brought a sense of guilt-drug and alcohol use, lies, and always wanting more from life. Glaubke incorporates bits of Scripture that lead to profound spiritual realizations. It is the author's hope other's may be inspired to allow themselves to search for and receive healing and deliverance through God's love and healing power. About the Author The author is a small businessman who tries to survive the economic crises in these times during the last three years as well as the loss of his mother and his current divorce, which is his third. He also had open-heart surgery five years ago. He says overcoming obstacles is daily, and no one is immune to struggles. Out of it all, it has brought a massive amount of guilt to the surface of his own. What you read is the purge of the journal inside us all. Although this is his first attempt at writing, he hopes the readers forgive him for his purge of life as the beginning of seeing things differently. He takes full responsibility for his place in life and blames no one for his struggles as he chooses to see only his part in it and the hope in doing things differently according to Christ's instructions at the base of The Sermon on The Mount. He is, as he believes we all are, "poor in spirit."

The Poems of John Donne Volume One

Author: Robin Robbins
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317905326
Format: PDF, ePub
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John Donne (1572-1631) is firmly fixed in the canon of English literature. "No man is an island" and "For whom the bell tolls" are just two of his phrases known by virtually everyone. The Poems of John Donne is a two volume edition of Donne’s poems based on a comprehensive re-evaluation of his work from composition to circulation and reception. Donne’s output is tremendously varied in style and form and demonstrates his ability to change his writing according to context and occasion. This edition presents the text of all his known poems, from the epigrams, songs and satires written for fellow young men about town, to the more mature verse-epistles and memorial elegies written for his patrons. Volume One contains the Epigrams, Verse Letters to Friends, Love Lyrics, Love Elegies and Satires.