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ISBN: 155725785X
Author: Sarah Arthur
Language: English
Publisher: Paraclete Press (May 1, 2011)
Pages: 200
Category: Christian Living
Subcategory: Bibles
Rating: 4.2
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Size Fb2: 1254 kb
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Light Upon Light: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany by Sarah Arthur Paperback . As we look toward Lent and Easter, I am happy to recommend a new book by Sarah Arthur, At the Still Point.

As we look toward Lent and Easter, I am happy to recommend a new book by Sarah Arthur, At the Still Point.

At the Still Point book. A literary devotional for ordinary time, offering some 29 weeks of set prayer and Scripture readings, accompanied by literary texts (poems and excerpts from novels, heavily from 19th century England and Russia). The Advent and Epiphany one is just as great.

Sarah Arthur’s anthology of liturgically arranged devotional, literary . At the Still Point is a timely and salutary achievement

Sarah Arthur’s anthology of liturgically arranged devotional, literary readings is a creme-de-la-crème book. At the Still Point is a timely and salutary achievement. In a day when quiet and stillness, and the very idea of the ‘ordinary,’ are increasingly elusive concepts for many Christians, Sarah Arthur poignantly re-infuses them with vigor and meaning with her skilled and perceptive gleanings from the wellsprings of theology and the literary tradition.

The liturgical season of Ordinary Time runs for roughly twenty-nine weeks, from Pentecost Sunday (June 12, 2011) .

The liturgical season of Ordinary Time runs for roughly twenty-nine weeks, from Pentecost Sunday (June 12, 2011) in the spring until the first Sunday of Advent in late fall. It's the longest season of the church year, with few significant events along the way, which gives it a kind of ordinariness that the other seasons lack. In this lovely book, the author has compiled selections from Holy Scripture, along with works from 20th century writers to give her reader something new each day.

Light Upon Light: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. Mommy Time: 90 Devotions for New Moms. A Light So Lovely: The Spiritual Legacy of Madeleine L'Engle, Author of A Wrinkle in Time. Between Midnight and Dawn: A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide.

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Spend the summer and fall praying with poets and novelists through Sarah Arthur's anthology "At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time" ww. araharthur. ecost or Ordinary Time. Readings from Donne, Dostoevsky, Hawthorne, Jane Austen, Kathleen Norris, Enuma Okoro, Garrison Keillor and others create a prayerful journey of the imagination.

Sarah Arthur's anthology of liturgically arranged devotional, literary readings is a creme-de-la-crème book.

With a title inspired by T. S. Eliot, this literary prayer book is for every Christian who has ever felt led to pray while reading a novel or a poem. These great writers know the things of God but speak in metaphor. Sarah Arthur's anthology of liturgically arranged devotional, literary readings is a creme-de-la-crème book.

A Literary Guide to Prayer for Lent, Holy Week, and Eastertide Compiled by Sarah Arthur (2016). Needless to say, I picked up the two other books in the series: At the Still Point (for Ordinary Time) and Light Upon Light (for Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany). Between Midnight and Dawn is one of three books that guide you through the church calendar in a wonderfully unique way. Each week presents a loosely themed collection of prayers, Scriptures, fiction excerpts, and poems. Some Instructions on Writing and Life by Anne Lamott (1995).

Well-loved classics by Andersen, Dickens, and Eliot join contemporary works by Frederick Buechner and Gary Schmidt. Poems by Donne, Herbert, and Rossetti are paired with newer voices: Scott Cairns, Benjamín Alire Sáenz, Susanna Childress, and Amit Majmudar.

“What a delight to find so extraordinary a collection meant for use in ordinary time! Any book that includes passages from The Wind in the Willows and Moby Dick, as well as poems by George Herbert and Christina Rossetti, is all right with me. Especially because each of the works chosen is meant to awaken me to the movement of the spirit in daily life.”

—Kathleen Norris, author of Dakota and Cloister Walk

 

With a title inspired by T. S. Eliot, this “literary” prayer book is for every Christian who has ever felt led to pray while reading a novel or a poem. These great writers know the things of God but speak in metaphor. They tell the truth, as Emily Dickinson put it, but they “tell it slant.” In not stating out loud what they know, they have left much to our imaginations—which is a way of saying they have trusted the Holy Spirit. Let those who have ears, hear.

 

“Sarah Arthur's anthology of liturgically arranged devotional, literary readings is a creme-de-la-crème book. The passages lovingly collected and arranged are the best available. There is something here for every reader. This book is both a literary treasure store and a devotional feast.”

Leland Ryken, professor of English, Wheaton College; author of Windows to the World: Literature in Christian Perspective and many other books

Comments:

Thofyn
A dear friend had recommended this book months ago; when I finally bought it, I could see why.

Each week's reflections are orderly, gentle, powerful, rhythmic, and soothing, all by turns. There are ancient prayers and poetry, excerpts from authors loved long ago (George MacDonald, Herman Melville), and others new to me but well loved by others (George and Mary Herbert, Dostoevsky). This is not a sentimental book, or a large squishy greeting card. It is a robust reminder of a broad, rich and wide orthodox heritage that is fresh today.

Pull up a chair and a cup of strong coffee. Start your day - or end it - with words that lift your thoughts to prayer.
Zehaffy
Sarah Arthur gets 5 stars just for putting a book like this together! I have a church coffe klatch meeting where we have read scripture and our own spiritual poetry...but we ran out of our poems. Along came Sarah Arthurs book and I feel in love with it. I learned about "ordinary time", and felt the movement of God's Spirit as the weeks went on. The secular writings ignited discussion. We are soaking the words up as sponges. I do hope she is inspired to writ and put together a sequel.
Brol
What is "ordinary time"? This little gem will explain that term, and as you follow the weeks of ordinary time this year (for ordinary time is about to begin), the author has found beautiful poetry and excerpts from literature to enhance some of the free hours you may find on your hands this year during "ordinary time." The blessing for me was the author took her literary excerpts from books that I became interested in by reading the excerpts she had chosen -- so I bought the books to read myself -- many of them books I had not heard of before. A mind stretcher.
saafari
Wonderful resource for keeping your faith development going strong through "ordinary time." Being exposed to beautiful and sometimes puzzling literature helps me to grow, and deepens my appreciation of the many past generations that have struggled with the challenges of living in faith. I have become of fan of Sarah Arthur's literary guides for Advent and Lent, as well. Thank you, Sarah Arthur!
Maman
I meditated on the Psalm every day each week and divided the readings so that I read at least one every day. The downside was that I wasn't always reading Scripture every day (except for the Psalm), but I enjoyed being exposed to different poems and excerpts. I started late, so I only read a few weeks from this book, but I look forward to making my way through the entire thing next year. I never really paid attention to the liturgical calendar before, but it's kind of fun. Now on to Advent!
Dusho
This is a wonderful devotional for those who love poetry and literature. Every week has about 4 Scripture passages and 4 literature excerpts, all of which bear repeated reading and are framed in an opening and closing prayer. I started late, so I am feeling free to complete a "week" in less than 7 days if desired.
Virn
This is another fine devotional book by Sarah Arthur. It has various reading from a wide variety of sources. It is well laid out and user friendly. The author takes a very reverent view of Scripture as well as applying it to modern everyday life. I highly recommend this book.
Get it! Read it! If you love God and poetry and literature, this will rock your world in a grand way!!!!

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