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Kazantzakis – Last temptation of Christ

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Author Kazantzakis, Nikos

Title Last temptation of Christ

Publisher New York : Simon and Schuster, 1960

Description 506 pages ; 22 cm

Summary The internationally renowned novel about the life and death of Jesus Christ. Hailed as a masterpiece by critics worldwide, The Last Temptation of Christ is a monumental reinterpretation of the Gospels that brilliantly fleshes out Christ’s Passion. This literary rendering of the life of Jesus Christ has courted controversy since its publication by depicting a Christ far more human than the one seen in the Bible. He is a figure who is gloriously divine but earthy and human, a man like any other-subject to fear, doubt, and pain. In elegant, thoughtful prose Nikos Kazantzakis, one of the greats of modern literature, follows this Jesus as he struggles to live out God’s will for him, powerfully suggesting that it was Christ’s ultimate triumph over his flawed humanity, when he gave up the temptation to run from the cross and willingly laid down his life for mankind, that truly made him the venerable redeemer of men.

This book was given a non-fiction number for discussion purposes.

Subject Bible — New Testament — History of biblical events — Fiction

Jesus Christ — Fiction

Jesus Christ.

ISBN 08028718369780802871831

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Berg – Handmaid and the carpenter

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Author Berg, Elizabeth.

Title The handmaid and the carpenter : a novel

Publisher New York : Random House, c2006.
Physical Description 153 p. ; 21 cm.
Summary Set in Nazareth in biblical times to re-imagine the events leading up to the birth of Jesus in a novel about love and trust, hope and belief.
Personal Subject Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint-Fiction.
Joseph, Saint-Fiction.
Jesus Christ-Family-Fiction.
Subject Christmas stories.
ISBN 9781400065387

 

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Clairmont – Stardust on my pillow

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Author Clairmont, Patsy

Title Stardust on my pillow : stories to sleep on / Patsy Clairmont.

Publisher Colorado Springs, Colo. : WaterBrook Press, 2000.

Edition 1st ed.

Description 194 p. ; 22 cm.

Contents Chattanooga Choo-Choo — Postcards — Cloistered — What a blessing — Stardust — The kaleidoscope — The woman of the chapel — Runaway — All that jazz — Boxed in — Mrs. Cass’s neighborly ways — The wedding ring — Grandma Moses — Christmas cabin.

Subject Christian fiction, American

ISBN 1578563690

 

 

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Holmes – Two from Galilee

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Author:     Holmes, Marjorie, 1910-
Title:         Two from Galilee / Marjorie Holmes.
Publisher:     New York : Bantam Books, [1986]
Description:     v, 214 p. ; 18 cm.
Notes:     Original copyright: 1972.
    “The story of Mary and Joseph”–Cover.
    Prequel to: Three from Galilee: the young man from Nazareth.

Summary:  Tells the story of Mary and Joseph as “the greatest love story of all.”  A teenage girl and a young carpenter are alone, frightened, in love, faced with family conflict, a hostile world, and an awesome responsibility.
ISBN:     0553281003
Subjects:     Mary, Blessed Virgin, Saint — Fiction.
    Joseph, Saint — Fiction.
    Bible. N.T. — History of Biblical events — Fiction.
    Christian fiction.
Other Title:     2 from Galilee

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Haugk – Journeying through grief

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Main Author:Haugk, Kenneth C., 1945-
Title:Journeying through grief / Kenneth C. Haugk.
Publisher:St. Louis, Mo : Stephen Ministries Permissions, c2004.
Physical Description:4 v. ; 20 cm.
Notes:bk. 1. A time to grieve — bk. 2. Experiencing grief — bk. 3. Finding hope and healing — bk. 3. Rebuilding and remembering.
Subjects:Church work with the bereaved.
Grief–Religious aspects.
Caregivers.
Caring–Religious aspects–Christianity.
ISBN:     1930445113 (set)

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Louder than words

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Title:

Louder Than Words / ed. by William Shore

Publication info:

New York:  Random House, Inc., c1989

Physical description:

340p.

Summary:

An impressive array of writers, from Joyce Carol Oates to Lisa Alther, Louise Erdrich and Mona Simpson, donate previously unpublished stories that display accomplished styles but generally lack lasting impact. Some, such as “A Woman Like a Fieldstone House,” Anne Tyler’s conservatively constructed study of a woman over a span of 50 years, and Michael Dorris’s “Groom Service,” a wry look at Native American courtships, are poignant; and perhaps the most interesting contributions are the two that scrutinize the nature of charity and almsgiving–Michael Rosen’s long poem “ `Gordon Penn Is a Winner!’ ” about wading through junk mail and solicitations from various worthy causes, and Charles Baxter’s “Shelter,” an unsparing assessment of the motives behind one man’s do-goodism.

Subject term:

Public causes

ISBN:

0679721576

Tags:

Short stories, Story collection

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Keillor – Leaving Home

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Personal Author:

Keillor, Garrison.

Title:

Leaving home / Garrison Keillor.

Publication info:

New York : Viking, 1987.

Physical description:

244 p. ; 24 cm.

Summary:

“Home,” in Keillor’s fictional world, is Lake Wobegon, which the radio humorist introduced in print in Lake Wobegon Days. This collection of stories set in Lake Wobegon is taken from monologues performed on A Prairie Home Companion, Keillor’s radio show; each one chronicles some kind of leave-taking or homecoming: trips to Minneapolis, high school graduations, attending the Minnesota State Fair, a waitress quitting her job at the Chatterbox Cafe, a boy joining the army, Father Emil retiring from Our Lady of Perpetual Responsibility, family members returning to Lake Wobegon for Christmas. In the last story, from Keillor’s final show, the storyteller bids farewell to his beloved hometown. Keillor has a rare gift for celebrating and finding humor in commonplace events, and his affection for his characters and for small-town life shines through. These short narratives survive the transition from performance to print beautifully; they are spare, artfully crafted vignettes that will move readers as well as entertain them. Some tales are wildly hilarious, others gently poignantbut all are simply wonderful.

Subject term:

Lake Wobegon (Minn. : Imaginary place)–Fiction.

Subject term:

City and town life–Fiction.

Subject term:

Humorous stories, American.

Geographic term:

Minnesota–Fiction.

Tags:

20th century, America,American, American literature, Americana, autobiography, comedy, essays, humor, Lake Wobegon, Minnesota, short stories, small town, stories, USA

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