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The Light of Glory: Readings from John Donne for Lent and Easter Week

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The prose and poetry of John Donne comes alive in these fresh translations for daily Lenten reading. Each passage gives material on which to mediate throughout the day. At the end of the reading, a few words are repeated to help the reader focus on the theme and keep it in memory.This modern interpretation marries the timeless wisdom of Donne's writing with the sensitivity ...more
Paperback, 111 pages
Published January 1st 1998 by Morehouse Publishing
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Karen Floyd
Apr 26, 2014 Karen Floyd rated it liked it
A selection of John Donne's sermons, prayers and poems arranged as daily readings for Lent and Easter week. The editor has revised Donne's works used "to present them as nearly as possible in contemporary English." I have very mixed feelings about this - where is the line between making something more accessible and dumbing it down? Updating the spelling is fine, but what of Donne's wonderful phraseology are we missing?
That said, I did enjoy the book. The readings made me think, and examine my
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"Priest, poet, and farmer" is the short summary. After many years of ministry in inner city, overseas (Tokyo), suburban, and rural locations I lived for twenty years in the northwest corner of Connecticut. Twenty acres of woods, garden, and orchard provided an excellent balance to writing. There's no better cure for writer's block than splitting some more firewood. Less than two years ago, however ...more
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