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"parts of this feel vindictive." Mar 15, 2017 06:31AM

 

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As a book about the beautiful game, maybe 3 stars - of interest to those that understand the game and its history, but little relevance to others. However, if you've read the My Struggle series, this is a fascinating and quick read of the man behind ...more
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I really enjoyed this book. Maybe because I got to the heart of it on Ash Wednesday, and finished up in the days after, "dust to dust" fresh on my mind.
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Nadia Bolz-Weber
“God’s grace is a gift that is freely given to us. We don’t earn a thing when it comes to God’s love, and we only try to live in response to the gift. No one is climbing the spiritual ladder. We don’t continually improve until we are so spiritual we no longer need God. We die and are made new, but that’s different from spiritual self-improvement. We are simultaneously sinner and saint, 100 percent of both, all the time. The Bible is not God. The Bible is simply the cradle that holds Christ. Anything in the Bible that does not hold up to the Gospel of Jesus Christ simply does not have the same authority. The movement in our relationship to God is always from God to us. Always. We can’t, through our piety or goodness, move closer to God. God is always coming near to us. Most especially in the Eucharist and in the stranger.”
Nadia Bolz-Weber, Pastrix: The Cranky, Beautiful Faith of a Sinner & Saint

Phil Klay
“[Prayer] will not protect you. It will help your soul. It's for while you're alive.”
Phil Klay, Redeployment

Zadie Smith
“Every moment happens twice: inside and outside, and they are two different histories.”
Zadie Smith, White Teeth

Marilynne Robinson
“She could see it surprised him, too, sometimes. He told her once when there was a storm a bird had flown into the house. He’d never seen one like it. The wind must have carried it in from some far-off place. He opened all the doors and windows, but it was so desperate to escape that for a while it couldn’t find a way out. “It left a blessing in the house,” he said. “The wildness of it. Bringing the wind inside.”
Marilynne Robinson, Lila

Phil Klay
“First time was instinct. I hear O’Leary go, “Jesus,” and there’s a skinny brown dog lapping up blood the same way he’d lap up water from a bowl. It wasn’t American blood, but still, there’s that dog, lapping it up. And that’s the last straw, I guess, and then it’s open season on dogs.”
Phil Klay, Redeployment

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