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The Bishop's Mantle

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A novel about the rector of an Episcopal church. Hilary Laurens, grandson of a bishop, tries to live his faith, his idealism, his enthusiasm for his chosen profession. A book which fulfills the demand for a worthwhile story which is also inspirational.
Hardcover, 314 pages
Published January 1st 2000 by Macmillan Publishing Company (first published 1947)
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Sarah
Jan 30, 2015 Sarah rated it it was amazing
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"In the state you're in, you'd think the very lamp-posts were enamoured of each other."

This is a book about a man in love with his wife. This is a book about a man who would do anything for the Lord.

This book had so many fresh, unique and humorous characters in it that I couldn't help but love them all. Agnes Sligh Turnball has managed to create a story so real with emotion and Christianity and love that I went to bed far too late because I was reading this. And it was so worth it.
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Dec 22, 2012 Diana Hockley rated it it was ok
I read this book many years ago and remember it as a story about an ambitious, self-seeking, ego-driven young vicar who alientates his wife and causes trouble all around, from which he has to be rescued by an enemy.

I don't recall any pleasure in reading it.

A product of it's generation.
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Read this book as a teenager.
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thanks to Mary Jane Noerr for introducing me to this book.
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Quite enjoyed this book about the cultural mores of a society into which the main character at first fits, but then finds he is drowning
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Novelist Agnes Sligh Turnbull was born in 1888 in New Alexandria, PA. After a dozen years as a short story writer, Turnbull wrote her first novel, The Rolling Years, published in 1936. In the 14 additional novels she wrote over the next 40-plus years, Turnbull built a thorough chronicle of the Scots who settled and farmed rural Westmoreland County. Turnbull died in 1982.
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