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An Anthology of Madness

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These selected poems, essays, and journals are the raw and unedited works of author Max Andrew Dubinsky, documenting his addiction, his homelessness, his loss of faith, his search for God, and his abandonment of the church and religion as he wandered the streets of America. Featuring brand new stories and some old favorites, many of these tell-all, gritty tales were ...more
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Published 2013
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Tim Beck
Nov 04, 2013 Tim Beck rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Max Dubinsky is a raw, real, emotional and captivating blogger and author who speaks from the heart and cuts to the chase with every post. An Anthology of Madness is a collection of his best stuff as he opens up about his journey of faith, filled with unexpected twists and turns. What's fascinating are the everyday, average moments he recorded, where God's light shone through, in conversations and coffee with homeless people as well as the other random interactions Max experienced as he ...more
Aug 28, 2016 Sarah-E. rated it did not like it
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Jun 02, 2013 Michael rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of Max Dubinsky’s latest book An Anthology of Madness through Story Cartel because I had previously reviewed Dislocated. As I noted in that review, Dislocated is not the typical type of book that I would pick up but I liked it and said that I would look forward to reading more from Dubinsky.

So I was glad when I received the email about the opportunity to review An Anthology of Madness. In exchange for the review I received an e-version for my Kindle.

An Anthology of Madness is a
Aug 09, 2013 Jen rated it really liked it
After being intrigued by a posted quote from this book on facebook, I knew I had to add it to my reading list. I really wasn't sure what I was ordering but I knew the quote had struck a chord inside and I needed to read more.
Overall, this book was a challenging wake up for me to not just live a simple faith, but instead take it beyond the doors of my home and church. One of the quotes that stuck out to me and has since been replayed in my mind over and over is this "The only difference between
Jun 23, 2013 latybug rated it it was amazing
I received a free download of this book from Story Cartel.
I enjoyed reading this book. It was interesting to read about all the people that the author met and how their stories influenced his life. I also appreciated the author's honesty about his struggles with his faith, and with life in general. It reminded me not to judge others right away, as everyone is fighting some sort of battle.
I will read other works by this author.
Oct 14, 2013 Cj rated it liked it
This is an interesting book. Max Dubinsky basically compiles his thoughts, stories, and poetry as he ponders God, Christianity, and the Church today. I appreciate how real and raw he is in An Anthology of Madness, even thought I'm not sure I'm totally onboard with everything he says. I think he brings up some very valid thoughts and ideas all while maintaining a fresh, unique style of writing that isn't normally seen in the Christian genre.
Melissa Boles
Jan 05, 2015 Melissa Boles rated it it was amazing
An Anthology of Madness is a beautiful piece of work. Dubinsky is honest and sincere, and manages to show people how to be like Jesus just by telling us his story. An Anthology of Madness is a book this world really needs. – Melissa Boles, blogger & storyteller
Apr 28, 2015 Suesue rated it it was amazing
I met the author a number of years ago through a mutual friend, when he was a struggling writer, working at Starbucks; it's fascinating to see his journey unfold - his words are brutally honest, compelling, refreshing and humbling. Must read.
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Second time reading through and it still hits me. Powerful yet simple writing that sticks with you.
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I am in the business of storytelling. The stories I write are not about you or anyone you know. If your likeness ever appears in my work, it's nothing personal. It's just the business of fiction.

I don't eat mayonnaise and fear sharks in all water situations.

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“Yet people are still showing up to lift their hands after all these years even though the church is flawed and broken and beautiful and has a shameful, ugly side to it that I'll bet it wishes it didn't have and repeatedly tries to hide.
Just like me.
Just like you.
Just like always.”
“We are anxious human beings, desperately seeking approval because we've invested our hope for happiness in things which will inevitable let us down. Your family. Your job. Sex. Pornography. School. It's time for you to realize disappointment is God's way of reminding you -- his creation -- that you've invested your life into something other than him. Things that will never live up to their expectations. He created you. He wants you all to himself.” 0 likes
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