Item description for An Eclectic Almanac for the Faithful: People, Places, and Events that Shape Us by W. Paul Jones...
Overview An Eclectic Almanac for the Faithful is an exuberant month-by-month guide, describing saints ancient and modern in short, lively summaries. But Jones stretches beyond official church saints to include personalities from the world of contemporary politics and the arts. God?s hand is at work in the life of Martin Luther King Jr., George Orwell, Mahalia Jackson, Thurgood Marshall, George Frederich Handel, Anne Frank, Tecumseh, Thomas Merton and Maggie Kuhn, co-founder of the Gray Panthers. Jones goes even further, listing spirit-shaking events, some somber, others playful ? Earth Day, the Oklahoma City bombing, global warming, April Fool?s Day. No human endeavor or sorrow is beyond the reach of God. Each day?s roster ends in a prayer of passion and zest. One declares: ?God, put me to your will, rank me with whom you will. Put me to doing, put me to suffering. Let me be full, let me be empty. Let me have all things, let me have nothing. I freely and heartily yield all things to your pleasure and disposal.? His eclectic collection includes space to write down the names of mentors and luminaries in your own life.
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Studio: Upper Room
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.02" Width: 6.34" Height: 1.06" Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2006
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
ISBN 0835898490 ISBN13 9780835898492
Availability 0 units.
More About W. Paul Jones
W. PAUL JONES served for more than forty years as a United Methodist minister. He also taught at Yale University, Princeton University, and St. Paul School of Theology. He later became a Roman Catholic priest and a Family Brother of the Trappists. He now lives as a hermit in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri. He is a regular contributor to numerous popular journals, and is the author of several books, including A Season in the Desert: Making Time Holy.
W. Paul Jones currently resides in the state of Missouri. W. Paul Jones has an academic affiliation as follows - University of Nevada, Los Angeles University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA.