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Dark the Night Wild the Sea

4.16  ·  Rating Details ·  19 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
A mix of love story, Scottish myth, and church history, this novel poses the question: What happens when we find redemption and then fear we have lost it for all time? Brown is a pastor, theologian, teacher, and author of several best-sellers from WJK.
Hardcover, 167 pages
Published October 1st 1998 by Westminster John Knox Press (first published September 1998)
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Marilyn Mcentyre
Jul 28, 2016 Marilyn Mcentyre rated it really liked it
Brown wrote this when he was 78, after decades of eloquent speaking and publishing in theology, preaching, and serving many as an anti-war activist and a man of integrity and conscience. The fact that he was willing to venture into fiction late in life is itself cause for admiration. Moreover, the book is a lovely story--tender, imaginative, spiritually and theologically provocative, with memorable characters and a strong sense of Scottish heritage and local color that make their own appeal to t ...more
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May 25, 2012 Sandra rated it it was amazing
I loved it...a beautiful story of love in the Scottish island of Hebrides. From the back cover: "A powerful story of love and redemption...the lilt of the pipes, the call of the Fair Folk, the silkies' lament, and the wash of the waves fill this tender, nostalgic novel. If your heart is in the Hebrides, if you loved Roan Inish, if you believe in love beyond death, this book is for you."
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Jun 05, 2011 Liz rated it it was amazing
I really like this book. Short and sweet with a setting in Ireland. My rating is a bit higher than most because the settings in Ireland just draw me in. Regardless, this is a quick short read into the mythology of Ireland, but written like it could happen to you!
Kayla Wilcox
Feb 17, 2010 Kayla Wilcox rated it it was ok
So far this is a good book. it's a novel so its kind of boring at first but then if you get reading, it feels like your actually in the islands. Erinsay is the island in the book. The real place is called Oronsay Scotland.
Kate
May 17, 2011 Kate rated it really liked it
For it's small size this book sure packs a punch. This romance/mystery/self discovery/ time travel novel had me cptivated from the very beginning. It's a quick read but it was a good read and the music on the inside cover is beautiful when it is played.
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Oct 26, 2013 Beverly rated it it was amazing
Small, but powerful book. One man's endeavor to "make things right". Very well written.
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Robert McAfee Brown was a minister in the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, a theologian, and an activist.

He earned a bachelor's degree from Amherst College in 1943 and was ordained a Presbyterian minister in 1944. Brown earned a Bachelor of Divinity degree from Union Theological Seminary in 1945, and served as a United States Navy chaplain from 1945 to 1946. The recipie
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