Item description for Patches of Godlight: Father Tim's Favorite Quotes (Father Tim) by Jan Karon...
Overview In a touching novel by the author of A Common Life, Episcopal minister Father Tim Kavanagh seeks the wisdom of Mark Twain, C. S. Lewis, St. Paul, Wordsworth, and others to help him lead his flock.
Publishers Description A beautiful collection of some of Father Tim's favorite quotes and a great companion to the Mitford series by the bestselling author of "At Home in Mitford" and "Somebody Safe with Somebody Good" Written in Father Tim Kavanagh's own hand, this wonderful collection of quotes brings to life the personal reflections of Mitford's beloved Episcopal priest. Here Father Tim has carefully recorded his favorite quotes from a variety of thinkers, philosophers, and poets whom he has admired over the years. Next to the quotes are Father Tim's personal comments, scribblings, and doodlings. From C. S. Lewis and Mark Twain to Aristophanes and St. Paul, these heartwarming words on love, life, and faith are a perfect addition to the Mitford series--and a must-have for Jan Karon's millions of readers. Further inspirational and uplifting quotes are collected in a second volume, "A Continual Feast."
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Studio: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.6" Width: 5" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.45 lbs.
Release Date Sep 24, 2002
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Series Father Tim
ISBN 014200197X ISBN13 9780142001974
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More About Jan Karon
Born Janice Meredith Wilson in 1937, Jan Karon was raised on a farm near Lenoir, North Carolina. Karon knew at a very early age that she wanted to be a writer. She penned her first novel when she was just 10 years old, the same year she won a shirt-story contest organized by the local highschool.
Karon married as a teenager and hand a daughter, Candace. At 18, Karon began working as a receptionist for a Charlotte, N.C. advertising agency. She advanced in the company after leaving samples of her writing on the desk of her boss, who eventually noticed her talent. Karon went on to have a highly successful career in the field, winning awards for ad agencies from Charlotte to San Francisco. In time, she became a creative vice president at the high-profile McKinney & Silver, in Raleigh. Wile there she won the prestigious Stephen Kelly Award, with which the Magazine Publishers of America honor the year's best print campaign.
During her hears in advertising, Karon kept alive her childhood ambition to be an author. At the age of 50 she left her career in advertising and moved to Blowing Rock, North Carolina, to pursue that dream. After struggling - and failing - to get a novel underway, Karon awoke one night with a mental image of an Episcopal priest walking down a village street. She grew curious about him, and started writing. Soon, Karon was publishing weekly installments about Father Tim in her local newspaper, the The Blowing Rocket, which saw its circulation double as a result. "It certainly worked for Mr. Dickens", says Karon.
The Father Tim stories became Karon's first Mitford novel, At Home in Mitford. The book has since been nominated three times for an ABBY (American Booksellers Book Of the Year Award), which honors titles that bookstore owners most enjoy recommending to customers. The fourth Mitford novel, A New Song, won both the Christy and Gold Medallion awards for outstanding contemporary fiction in 2000. A Common Life, In This Mountain, and Shepherd's Abiding have also won Gold Medallion awards. Out to Canaan was the first Mitford novel to hit the New York Times bestseller list, subsequent novels have debuted on the New York Times list, often landing the #1 spot.
Karon says her character-driven work seeks to give readers a large, extended family they can call their own.
Jan Karon currently resides in Blowing Rock, in the state of North Carolina. Jan Karon was born in 1937.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Patches Of Godlight (Mitford Years)?
Very Enjoyable Nov 2, 2006
This is a great book and I enjoyed reading all of father Tim's sayings. It just makes the Mitford series seem more real. Highly recommend. Great fun reading with a seriousness to it.
Patches of Godlight Jun 12, 2006
Dear Father Tim, Millions of readers admire your wisdom and only wish we could make an appointment to discuss our issues. Love your quotes and find myself repeating them when I need inspiration. Love ya', Charlene Mikkelsen, author of Wild Flowers Are Forever
Excellent Collection of Quotes Jan 9, 2006
I've never read the first word of any of Jan Karon's books (which says nothing of her abilities.) I just happened to pick up this book at the "new book" section of the local library, took it home and was enthralled with the collection of quotes from various authors. And that's all the book is--quotes. But, I was so impressed with the book that I bought a copy for myself to keep and have lent it out to others.
If you want an excellent book to "jog" your spirituality or for meditation, this is a very good place to start. It is obvious that Karon has picked some of the cream of christian quotes. The book lends itself to skipping around or just read it page after page, which lends to the fun of the book.
Very enjoyable and thought provoking.
Spiritual Delight Jul 20, 2005
Anyone who is a fan of Father Tim and his Chrisitian insights and appreciates the wisdom of others that he finds in his life, will appreciate Jan Karon's clever presentation in this book. Pretty enough for your table, whether coffe or bedside, this little book is a jewel. One really feels that you have something of Father Tim's own journal, and you share some private and special insight into the thoughts of Mitford's best-loved shepherd of souls. From the first flyleaf where Father Tim writes his name, through the post-it notes and asides written in the margins, this is uplifting reading whenever the need for a great thought arises. Adding to the uniqueness of the volume are several blank pages at the end to which the reader can add personal quotes and insights. All of the the publishing information is placed at the end of the journal also. The volume makes a great gift for special friends that share your life and the love of the Mitford series.
Better than bartletts quotations! Apr 6, 2005
I'm often looking for a quote to include in a toast, a note or even an invitation... I've checked out the standard quotation books and they are stilted in their organization and even when there's a fairly straightforward subject (babies, for a congratulatory note, for example) the quotations are mundane and uninspiring. This book is different. It collects thoughts on things like reading, life, letter writing, love, service, death and lots on prayer and God. You'll be surprised how often you reach for it when writing! Plus it's a great read.