Item description for Common Grace: Life And Faith in Classic Literature by Mary Batchelor...
Overview A captivating collection for preachers, teachers, writers, and everybody who appreciates the power of literature to open minds and move hearts. From Dante, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens to Fyodor Dostoevsky, C.S. Lewis, and John Grisham, this topically-arranged anthology illustrates the struggles and joys of life through the unforgettable imagery of great writing.
Publishers Description A captivating collection for preachers, teachers, writers, and anybody who appreciates the power of great literature to open minds and move hearts. What makes a book good? According to Mary Batchelor, good fiction 'rings true'. It encourages us to exercise our moral judgment, leads to greater understanding of ourselves and others, broadens our compassion, and expands our knowledge of life and of human strength and frailty. Common Grace takes readers on a rich and stimulating journey through some of the world's finest literature--where the struggles and joys of life and faith are illustrated in timeless words and images. From Dante, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens to Graham Greene, C.S. Lewis, and Maya Angelou, this comprehensive anthology brings together some of the best literary writing from the Bible onwards. Ranging from imaginative excerpts both powerful and profound to delightful selections of humor and satire, it offers a literary feast for browsing, discovery, and growth. The collection is divided into five topical sections reflecting the desires, sufferings, and searchings of human existence: The World We Live In - Home - Countryside and Animals - Food - The Church and its People Being Human - Happiness, Laughter, and Recreation - Giving and Self-Giving - Suffering - Grief and Loss - Human Love Knowing God - The Cross and the Resurrection - Repentance, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation - Prayer and the Presence of God - Divine Love - Last Things Good and Evil - Angels and Devils - Goodness and Strivings for Goodness - Reaching out to Others - Foibles and Vices - Truth and Pretence - War and Peace The Cycle of Life - Birth, Childhood, and Youth - Age - Death and Dying Good and Evil - Angels and Devils - Goodness and Strivings for Goodness - Reaching out to Others - Foibles and Vices - Truth and Pretence - War and Peace The Cycle of Life - Birth, Childhood, and Youth - Age - Death and Dying
Promise Angels is dedicated to bringing you great books at great prices. Whether you read for entertainment, to learn, or for literacy - you will find what you want at promiseangels.com!
Studio: Hendrickson Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.56" Width: 6.6" Height: 1.34" Weight: 2.08 lbs.
Release Date Nov 30, 2005
Publisher Hendrickson Publishers
ISBN 1565639634 ISBN13 9781565639638
Availability 0 units.
More About Mary Batchelor
Mary Batchelor is the author of many books which have been published on both sides of the Atlantic. They include Children's Bible in 365, Lion Book of Children's Prayers, Lion Christian Poetry Collection, Lion Prayer Collection, My Own Book of Prayers, Opening Up the Bible, and Windows on the Bible.