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Letters From The Desert

Author : Carlo Carretto
ISBN : 9781570754319
Genre : Religion
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At the age of 44, after a prominent career as a Catholic activist, Carlo Carretto was summoned by a voice that said: "Leave everything, come with me into the desert. I don't want your action any longer, I want your prayer, your love." Carretto responded by leaving for North Africa, where he joined the Little Brothers of Jesus and embraced the example of Charles de Foucauld. Among the fruits of Brother Carlo's response was Letters from the Desert, the first and most popular of his many books. Its life-affirming message has inspired countless readers in a dozen languages. Simply, it reminds us that in the evening of our lives we will be judged by love. Book jacket.
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Letters From The Desert

Author : Barsanuphius
ISBN : 0881412546
Genre : Religion
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Two monastic elders - the "Great Old Man" Barsanuphius, and the "Other Old Man" John - flourished in the southern region around Gaza in the early part of the sixth century. Maintaining strict seclusion, they spoke to others only through letters by way of Abba Seridos, the abbot of their monastic, desert community.
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Food Plane Soup The Desert Island Letters

Author : Ron-Luc Nickell
ISBN : 9781411662940
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When the dot com bubble burst in the fall of 2001, the newly laid-off author spent three months on Grand Turk in the Turks & Caicos Islands of the British West Indies. This collection comprises the weekly email updates with which he entertained and stymied his audience back home. It follows his misadventures with backwardness and corruption in a colony no longer wanted by its rulers, dealing with the events of September 11 in a foreign country, and the imminent nervous breakdown which threatened his sanity and forced him back into civilization.

The Letters Of St Antony

Author : Samuel Rubenson
ISBN : 0800629108
Genre : Religion
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This book revolutionizes our understanding of the life and thought of the great anchorite father of the Egyptian desert. It is a signal contribution to our knowledge of Egyptian Christianity in the third and fourth centuries.—Birger Pearson, Institute for Antiquity and Christianity Samuel Rubenson, by means of a fresh analysis of the letters of St. Antony, exposes the distortion of the picture of early Christian monks as unlettered and primitive. Rubenson describes the desert monasteries as centers of theological reflection in Egypt, showing how they combined the speculative philosophy of the Greeks and the biblical tradition. Included in this volume is a new translation of the letters themselves, which are shown to be authentic and an important source for the study of the desert fathers and the early monastic tradition. The later image of Antony is demonstrated to be influenced by church politics of the latter part of the fourth century. Samuel Rubenson is Associate Professor at Lund University, Lund, Sweden.
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Disciples Of The Desert

Author : Jennifer L. Hevelone-Harper
ISBN : 0801881102
Genre : History
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Hevelone-Harper reveals fascinating insights into the monastic community and sixth-century Christian spirituality through letters written by the monks of Tawatha.
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In The Heart Of The Desert

Author : John Chryssavgis
ISBN : 9781933316567
Genre : Religion
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Father John's inspiring introduction to the spirituality of the Desert Fathers and Mothers brings their words to life for the modern reader. These key figures of the early church chose lives of hardship and solitude, where they could point their hearts away from the outward world and toward an introspective path of God's calling in a deliberate and individual way. Contains a Foreword by Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, the second highest ranking Orthodox Bishop in England.
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Queen Of The Desert

Author : Georgina Howell
ISBN : 9781447286257
Genre : History
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Archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, mountaineer and nation builder, Gertrude Bell was born in 1868 into a world of privilege and plenty, but she turned her back on all that for her passion for the Arab peoples, becoming the architect of the independent kingdom of Iraq and seeing its first king Faisal safely onto the throne in 1921. Queen of the Desert is her story, vividly told and impeccably researched, drawing on Gertrude's own writings, both published and unpublished. Previously published as Daughter of the Desert, this is a compelling portrait of a woman who transcended the restrictions of her class and age and in so doing created a remarkable and enduring legacy. 'What a great Oscar-laden biopic this will make ...the combination of epic scenes and personal drama makes Georgina Howell's saga a winner' Daily Express 'Howell sketches in the gradations of colour and emotion that have been lacking in hitherto monochrome accounts of Bell's life ... Exemplary' Sunday Times 'Riveting ... few women have had a life more worth reading about.' Diana Athill, Literary Review
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Letters To Laura

Author : Cal Shrock
ISBN : 9781490805023
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Letters to Laura started as a single letter telling how God saved a life, but the letters continued, becoming a series of stories of survival that amazed even the author. Cal has survived a garage door blowing off the wall, near electrocution, wild rides as a hitchhiker, escape from being run down in traffic, an encounter with a wild badger, and more—more than he had realized until writing these letters to Laura. Cal shares his candid conversations with a God who gets involved. He gets mad at God, apologizes, asks favors, and confides, expecting a response—yet finding the unexpected. Each letter is one or more stories of deliverance, humiliation, success, wonder, or sobering reality. Cal is honest as he reconstructs what really happened, yet is completely amazed at how carefully God has guided and guarded his life, all his life. “I should not be here. I just wanted to encourage Laura, but these letters have encouraged me. I had not realized how many times my life has been saved,” is his wondering discovery.
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