Keeping Faith: A Skeptic’s Journey

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Houghton Mifflin #ad - Used book in Good Condition. The author of the award-winning crossing the river recounts his spiritual journey from the abbey of Gethsemani to the San Francisco Zen Center, during which he explored world religions and considered his role as a faithful skeptic.

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Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays

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Sarabande Books #ad - Johnson's wanderings take him from the hills of Kentucky to those of San Francisco, from the streets of Paris to the sidewalks of Calcutta. Johnson has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts. He writes regularly for harper's, and is a professor in the creative writing programs at the University of Arizona and Spalding University.

Part retrospective, religion, fenton johnson's collection Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays explores sexuality, geography, the AIDS crisis, part memoir, and more. His subject matter ranges from Oscar Wilde to censorship in journalism to Kentucky basketball. Everywhere home is the latest title in Sarabande's Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature.

Everywhere Home: A Life in Essays #ad - Fenton johnson is the author of the novels the man who Loved Birds, Scissors, Rock, Paper, and Crossing the River, and the nonfiction books Keeping Faith and Geography of the Heart. Johnson reports from the front lines of the AIDS epidemic, from Burning Man, from monasteries near and far. Along the way, all things considered and elsewhere, the new york times, he investigates questions large and small: What's the relationship between artists and museums, illuminated in a New Guinean display of shrunken heads? What's the difference between empiricism and intuition?The collection draws together essays that originally appeared in Harper's, along with new work.

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In Praise of the Useless Life: A Monk's Memoir

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Ave Maria Press #ad - Helen prejean and Seamus Heaney, to Merton's hermitage. Paul quenon, O. C. S. O. During his more than five decades as a Trappist at the Abbey of Gethsemani. Inspired by his novice master merton, spending time in contemplation—in our vocations, the poet and photographer’s stories remind us that the beauty of life can best be seen in the "uselessness" of daily life—having a quiet chat with a friend, and in the memories we make along the way.

In praise of the useless life includes Quenon's quiet reflections on what it means to live each day with careful attentiveness. Whether it be through the daily routine of the monastery, or his lively and interesting conversations with visitors reciting Emily Dickinson with Pico Iyer, discussing Merton and poetry with Czeslaw Milosz, his love of the outdoors no matter the season, Quenon's gentle musings display his love for the beauty in his vocation and the people he’s encountered along the way.

In Praise of the Useless Life: A Monk's Memoir #ad - He served as a novice under Thomas Merton and he also welcomed some of the monastery's more well-known visitors, including Sr. Winner of two 2019 catholic press Association Awards: Memoir First Place and Cover Design Second Place. The humble peace and simplicity of the monastery and of Quenon's daily life are beautifully portrayed in this memoir.

Monastic life and its counter-cultural wisdom come alive in the stories and lessons of Br.

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