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Average rating: 4.15 · 2,417 ratings · 645 reviews · 26 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Short Stay in Hell

4.18 avg rating — 1,684 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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The Scholar of Moab

4.02 avg rating — 183 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Evolving Faith - Wanderings...

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The Rifts of Rime (Quickene...

4.14 avg rating — 29 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Science the Key to Theology...

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The Gift of the King's Jewler

4.23 avg rating — 26 ratings — published 2003 — 2 editions
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Incorrect Astronomy

4.27 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2013
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Tales from Pleasant Grove

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One of my favorite poetry books this year. Multifaceted, and layered, ‘Good Bones’ explored threads about the difficulties of existence, especially in motherhood and all its complexities. Nature and relationships provided the canvas for the things sh ...more
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‘Overstory’ is a masterpiece. I don’t use that word lightly. The work was beautifully written with rich, detailed characters whose lives interested mine in ways that made them matter. Most important it is timely and expresses concerns that threaten o ...more
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“It seemed funny that one day I would go to bed in her arms and the next not feel anything, like a switch had gone off. But no, that wasn’t honest either. This had been building for a long time. Our silences were getting longer. Our arguments more frequent. How do you stay with someone when there are no dreams to build? No purpose to accomplish? No meaning? No meaning —that was the monster that drove us away from one another in the end. Always.”
Steven L. Peck, A Short Stay in Hell

“The days passed in a dream. I pictured our reunion again and again, played it out in my mind over and over until I’d almost worn a groove in my thoughts, so deep that it seemed the only thing I could think of was our reunion. Anticipation is a gift. Perhaps there is none greater. Anticipation is born of hope. Indeed it is hope’s finest expression. In hope’s loss, however, is the greatest despair.”
Steven L. Peck, A Short Stay in Hell

“[Y]ou are here to learn something. Don’t try to figure out what it is. This can be frustrating and unproductive.”
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“Amid the green peace, amid the rightness of nature, the violence of a lie stands out. It is so utterly wrong, a violation of the rightness of the logos. A lie is at the root of all mental distress, the discord between what humans know and what they say, or more deeply, between what humans know and what they dare to admit to themselves. A century ago, Borden Parker Bowne listed the need for truth as one of the most elementary human needs.44 Today, that may seem quaint. We have become accustomed to living in a world of make-believe, of artifacts masquerading as physical objects—the paper flowers pretending to be living plants, the plastic furniture pretending to be wood, the robots pretending to be humans—and humans pretending to be robots. Yet through the ages humans have known that there is no condition more basic to authentic humanity than to live in truth.”
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Therese Whoo hoo! You got your author page up, so I can finally become your fan - formally speaking! :)


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