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From his vantage point at the Monastery of the Holy Spirit in Conyers, Georgia, Trappist James Stephen Behrens looks back at events that span the years from his childhood in New Jersey through his two decades as a parish priest and his journey to the cloistered life. In this delightful collection of stories he remembers family and friends, store clerks and cleaning ladies, the famous and the all-but-forgotten. He weaves the everyday and the unusual into the fabric of his portraits, always seeing and sharing with his readers the presence of God and the lingering memory of grace.
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Studio: ACTA Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date May 31, 2003
Publisher ACTA Publications
ISBN 0879462205 ISBN13 9780879462208
Availability 0 units.
More About James S. Behrens
James S. Behrens currently resides in Conyers, in the state of New Jersey.
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A Prayerful Proust Sep 4, 2001
James Stephen Behrens is more than a Trappist Priest; he is quickly becoming a Trappist Proust.
His first collection, "Grace is Everywhere," looked at life in and around the Monastery of the Holy Spirit, in Conyers, Georgia. Now, in his newest collection, he reaches back to the world he knew outside the cloister wall, and the memories that he's collected and cherished.
Plumbing his earlier life, he finds large truths in small events. Recalling the death of his brother, or friendships forged long ago, he weaves word portraits that are vivid and vital, with insights that will open your eyes, and your heart.
This is a collection to read and re-read, written by a man with something to say, and a beautiful way of saying it. Read it yourself and find out why. You can thank me later :-) .