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Garrett, Greg

Overview
Works: 36 works in 79 publications in 3 languages and 3,962 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular works  Commentaries  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Paraphrases 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3607.A77, 813.6
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Most widely held works about Greg Garrett
 
Most widely held works by Greg Garrett
The prodigal : a ragamuffin story by Brennan Manning( Book )

6 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and German and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the inspirational author of The Ragamuffin Gospel comes a powerful contemporary retelling of the Parable of the Prodigal Son
The Gospel according to Hollywood by Greg Garrett( Book )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author explores the theological themes in dozens of classic and new classic Hollywood films
Entertaining judgment : the afterlife in popular imagination by Greg Garrett( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nowadays references to the afterlife--angels strumming harps, demons brandishing pitchforks, God enthroned on heavenly clouds--are more often encountered in New Yorker cartoons than in serious Christian theological reflection. Speculation about death and its sequel seems to embarrass many theologians; however, as Greg Garrett shows in Entertaining Judgment, popular culture in the U.S. has found rich ground for creative expression in the search for answers to the question: What lies in store for us after we die? The lyrics of Madonna, Los Lonely Boys, and Sean Combs; the plotlines of TV's Lost, South Park, and The Walking Dead; the implied theology in films such as The Dark Knight, Ghost, and Field of Dreams; the heavenly half-light of Thomas Kinkade's popular paintings; the ghosts, shades, and after-life way-stations in Harry Potter; and the characters, situations, and locations in the Hunger Games saga all speak to our hopes and fears about what comes next. In a rich survey of literature and popular media, Garrett compares cultural accounts of death and the afterlife with those found in scripture. Denizens of the imagined afterlife, whether in heaven, hell, on earth, or in purgatory, speak to what awaits us, at once shaping and reflecting our deeply held--if often somewhat nebulous--beliefs. They show us what rewards and punishments we might expect, offer us divine assistance, and even diabolically attack us. Ultimately, we are drawn to these stories of heaven, hell, and purgatory--and to stories about death and the undead--not only because they entertain us, but because they help us to create meaning and to learn about ourselves, our world, and, perhaps, the next world. Garrett's deft analysis sheds new light on what popular culture can tell us about the startlingly sharp divide between what modern people profess to believe and what they truly hope and expect to find after death and how they use those stories to help them understand this life. -- Publisher
Shame : a novel by Greg Garrett( Book )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Tilden's glory days are far behind him. He certainly thought there'd be more to it than his ramshackle Oklahoma farm and a mundane job coaching basketball. He loves his wife, but the marriage has settled into complacency. With his twentieth high school reunion approaching, he has agreed to play in an exhibition game with the old championship team. And his ex-girlfriend's back in town, newly single. What might have been now seems closer than ever
Free bird by Greg Garrett( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 350 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One man's cross-country pilgrimage from North Carolina to New Mexico ; from the depths of despair to a glimmer of hope gleaned from the last place he ever expected to find redemption"--Page 4 of cover
We get to carry each other : the Gospel according to U2 by Greg Garrett( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who among us has not experienced hearing a song that moved us deeply, that spoke to us in a truly spiritual way? Millions of fans around the world have found that inspiration in the music of U2, arguably the biggest band in the world today. Now, on the heels of their latest studio album No Line on the Horizon, comes this engaging and informative examination of the spirituality that drives the band and its music. The author, who as a teen interviewed the fledgling band on their first U.S. tour, takes us from their upbringing in war-torn Northern Ireland, to their dominance over the music scene in the early 1990s, and then to their role as spiritual ambassadors to post-9/11 America. Throughout we get a picture of the spirituality that flows out of U2's music and how their influence has spread beyond music into issues such as AIDS activism, debt relief for developing nations, and the crisis in Darfur
One fine potion : the literary magic of Harry Potter by Greg Garrett( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In One Fine Potion Garrett examines the textual intricacies of the Harry Potter narrative and argues that its author earns her rightful place next to C.S. Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien, and other literary giants of old
Stories from the edge : a theology of grief by Greg Garrett( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Where is God in the midst of suffering? How do people find strength and comfort in times of terrible adversity? Greg Garrett addresses these questions and others as he helps readers grapple with the question of where God can be found in times of tragedy. He explores the theological themes of biblical stories and American myths and discusses how these stories have shaped our beliefs about God. He further examines what these foundational narratives reveal about our understanding of God, how they inform how we live our lives, and how we experience God's presence in the midst of grief and suffering.--From publisher's description
The Gospel reloaded : exploring spirituality and faith in The matrix by Chris Seay( Book )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cycling by Greg Garrett( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brad Cannon wrote a Civil War bestseller five years ago; since then, hasn't written a word. Instead, he spends his days bicycling along hot Texas roads, eating chicken-fried steak with his baseball-philosopher buddies, and courting a series of women whose lives he seems to drift in and out of like the tide
Holy superheroes! : exploring the sacred in comics, graphic novels, and film by Greg Garrett( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in Spanish and English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The other Jesus : rejecting a religion of fear for the God of love by Greg Garrett( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holy superheroes! : exploring faith & spirituality in comic books by Greg Garrett( Book )

2 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prodigal : a ragamuffin story by Brennan Manning( Recording )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack loses everything, overnight: his church, his friends, his money, his reputation, and his family. His wife, Tracy, humiliated and disgusted with Jack's recklessness and unwillingness to take responsibility, takes the church's buy-out and their daughter Alison and goes into hiding. Jack has been a pastor his entire adult life. His only marketable skill, proclaiming the Word of the Lord, is now valueless
My church is not dying : Episcopalians in the 21st century by Greg Garrett( Book )

2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voice of Hebrews : the mystery of Mēl-kĭz'ĕ-dĕk by Greg Garrett( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The voice of Mark : let them listen ; the Gospel of Mark retold by Greg Garrett( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No idea : entrusting your journey to a God who knows by Greg Garrett( Book )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

LIVING WITH THE LIVING DEAD : the wisdom of the zombie apocalypse by Greg Garrett( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bloodmetal : an original screenplay by Greg Garrett( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Shame : a novelFree birdWe get to carry each other : the Gospel according to U2One fine potion : the literary magic of Harry PotterStories from the edge : a theology of griefThe Gospel reloaded : exploring spirituality and faith in The matrixCyclingHoly superheroes! : exploring the sacred in comics, graphic novels, and film