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The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
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Tryst by Elswyth Thane
Tryst
by Elswyth Thane
read in April, 2015
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Second reading. I enjoyed it more the first time, when I was closer in age to the main character. But it was still enjoyable. Novel about a lonely, isolated 17-year-old who becomes fascinated with a dead man. Picture of how a young introvert can live ...more
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Looking into the Well by Maureen Conroy
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Excellent resource for spiritual directors as well as those who supervise them. I understand the purpose and process of supervision much better having read it. Extremely thorough. Lots of good questions for reflection.
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The Wikkeling by Steven Arntson
The Wikkeling
by Steven Arntson
read in April, 2015
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Creative children's story about a near future time when school work is monitored and evaluated as it is being done, pollution is endemic, and everything including books and houses is made out of plastic. The Wikkeling is a creature that haunts and hu ...more
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Far Away and Long Ago by William Henry Hudson
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Engaging book about growing up on the pampas of Argentina in the 1800s. A shy, introverted youngster, the author spent long hours observing and communing with nature even as a quite young child. He expresses a love of the earth and its ways at a time ...more
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The Wife of Pontius Pilate by Agnes Sligh Turnbull
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60 page novelette about what Pilate's wife might have thought of Jesus if she had seen & heard him speak. Author imagines what might have come before and after her dream about Jesus recorded in Matt. 27:19.
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So Brave, Young and Handsome by Leif Enger
So Brave, Young and Handsome
by Leif Enger
read in February, 2015
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Well written, interesting characters and, minus about 70 pages in the middle of the book, not too violent. One version of the adventure story where “a man goes on a trip...”
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The Complete Fairy Tales Of Oscar Wilde by Oscar Wilde
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A talented but tormented soul. These stories are beautiful, sad, horrible and noble all at the same time. The Selfish Giant remains my favorite but The Fisherman and His Soul was also quite compelling. Not really for children, the images are like dre ...more
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The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
The Signature of All Things
by Elizabeth Gilbert (Goodreads Author)
read in January, 2015
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About a female scientist in the 1800s. A true intellectual, she was very isolated in her own time and culture. Character driven, interesting, satisfying reading. Although there were some violent and depressing parts, it was not depressing to read. Hi ...more
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The Lutheran Handbook by Kristofer Skrade
The Lutheran Handbook
by Kristofer Skrade
read in January, 2015
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Gives the basics of what it means to be a Lutheran Protestant in the Christian church today. Tries to be light-hearted and humorous, but is not entirely successful.
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“Monastic contemplatives have staked out a clearly limited area to be transformed by contemplation: the monastery. Lay contemplatives face the challenge of transforming the whole world.”
David Steindl-Rast

William Wordsworth
“With an eye made quiet by the power of harmony, and the deep power of joy, we see into the life of things.”
William Wordsworth

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“Two things cannot be in one place. Where you tend a rose, my lad, a thistle cannot grow.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett

Roberto Calasso
“Whatever else it might be, the divine is certainly the thing that imposes with maximum intensity the sensation of being alive.”
Roberto Calasso, Literature and the Gods

George MacDonald
“I repent me of the ignorance wherein I ever said that God made man out of nothing: there is no nothing out of which to make anything; God is all in all, and he made us out of himself. ”
George MacDonald, Wind from the Stars

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