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The Quantity of a Hazelnut

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Fae Malania's lovely book is a small offering, like a hazelnut. Like the hazelnut, this book is a reminder of God's love. And like a hazelnut, it can unlock a world.--Lauren F. Winner, author of Girl Meets God and Mudbath Sabbath The resurrection of a good book is always cause for celebration. The Quantity of a Hazelnut is a very good book indeed, neither extremely loud no ...more
Paperback, 138 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Seabury Books (first published January 1968)
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Feb 22, 2016 Kerfe rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction, essays
"I have a great deal to learn about the virtue of silence. I wish I could be quiet long enough to figure out how to begin."

I saw this book mentioned in a review on Goodreads and checked it out of the library, not really knowing what to expect. It's essentially a book of meditations on the Christian life, which surprised me.

But reading should expose you to different worlds, different viewpoints. Disagreements? Useful to focus thinking: why do you see things differently?

"We saw that he was alone,
Nov 17, 2013 Joanne rated it it was amazing
Shelves: devotional
Quirky little devotional -- two or so pages, sort of like blog postings, but before there were blogs. Malania comes from a high Episcopalian tradition, so there are thoughts about saints and contemplative prayer.

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The only thing you can hope to carry home from a retreat is the habit of recollection, the practice of the presence of God. The beauty of choir and candles is not exportable, religious emotions don't keep. Devotional practices, no matter how sweet, are ashes in the mouth w
I was on retreat over the weekend and the retreat house had a library. I am not sure how often the books get used in this library, but special libraries serve special needs. In my case, it was curiosity that took me into the library and serendipity that made me take this book off the shelves.

Seeing the words Hazel Nut made me think of St Julian of Norwich. Not only did St Julian write, “All shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of thing shall be well.”, which may be her most famous
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Aug 03, 2015 Brenda Whitner rated it liked it
This was a book of short essays. They were good but unremarkable.
Mar 21, 2008 Nellie rated it it was amazing
A lovely book of essays that follow the author's everyday 'ponderings' on her own faith.
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