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A World of Faith by Peggy Fletcher Stack
A World of Faith
by Peggy Fletcher Stack
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With my work for The Parliament of the World's Religions, I have had numerous amazing experiences and relationships with people of other faiths and within the Interfaith Roundtable. This book and the Roundtable are some of the legacy from the work do ...more
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Tattoos on the Heart by Gregory Boyle
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The Impossible Will Take a Little While by Paul Rogat Loeb
" Oh, Kimberly! I love these quotes (especially that last one); thank you for sharing them. I will add that book to my list.

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The Impossible Will Take a Little While by Paul Rogat Loeb
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I spent a great deal of time pouring over this collection of stories and essays and found myself attached to and comforted by this book as if it were a dear, wise friend.

I marked up the pages. I noted powerful sections. I found myself constantly want
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The Missing Piece Meets the Big O by Shel Silverstein
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A whimsical (yet meaningful) tool for teaching healthy relationships.
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The Missing Piece by Shel Silverstein
The Missing Piece
by Shel Silverstein
read in May, 2015
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Insightful analysis to how we view relationships and ourselves.
Shel Silverstein's depth is found in his simplicity.

(I prefer the companion book The Missing Piece Meets The Big O.)
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Far from the Madding Crowd by Thomas Hardy
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
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Maus I by Art Spiegelman
Maus I: A Survivor's Tale: My Father Bleeds History (Maus, #1)
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recommended to Rebecca by: Jodi Stapp
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How does one make a Holocaust retelling palatable?

I'm not a fan of the graphic novel genre, but the street-wise, crude nature of the style serves to emphasize the baseness and inhumanity of what occurred to this Jewish family in Nazi Germany. Simult
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Joseph Smith Jr.
“Seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith.”
Joseph Smith Jr., The Doctrine and Covenants, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints: Containing the Revelations Given to Joseph Smith, Jun., the Prophet, F

Susan Hill
“Books help to form us. If you cut me open, you will find volume after volume, page after page, the contents of every one I have ever read, somehow transmuted and transformed into me. Alice in Wonderland. the Magic Faraway Tree. The Hound of the Baskervilles. The Book of Job. Bleak House. Wuthering Heights. The Complete Poems of W H Auden. The Tale of Mr Tod. Howard''s End. What a strange person I must be. But if the books I have read have helped to form me, then probably nobody else who ever lived has read exactly the same books, all the same books and only the same books as me. So just as my genes and the soul within me make me uniquely me, so I am the unique sum of the books I have read. I am my literary DNA.”
Susan Hill, Howards End Is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home

Walter Moers
“Sometimes, in the course of my hopeless quest, I would pick up and dip into one of the ordinary books that lay strewn around the castle. Whenever I did, it seemed so insipid and insubstantial that I flew into a rage and hurled it at the wall after reading the first few sentences. I was spoilt for any other form of literature, and the mental torment I endured was comparable to the agony of unrequited love compounded by the withdrawal symptoms associated with a severe addiction.”
Walter Moers, The City of Dreaming Books

Louise Erdrich
“When we are young, the words are scattered all around us. As they are assembled by experience, so also are we, sentence by sentence, until the story takes shape.”
Louise Erdrich, The Plague of Doves

Rudyard Kipling
“If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;

If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
Or being hated, don't give way to hating,
And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise

If you can dream - and not make dreams your master;
If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same;

If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken,
And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools

If you can make one heap of all your winnings
And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
And lose, and start again at your beginnings
And never breathe a word about your loss;

If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
To serve your turn long after they are gone,
And so hold on when there is nothing in you
Except the will which says to them: 'Hold on!'

If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
Or walk with Kings - nor lose the common touch,
If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
If all men count with you, but none too much;

If you can fill the unforgiving minute
With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it,
And - which is more - you'll be a Man, my son!”
Rudyard Kipling, If: A Father's Advice to His Son

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