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Grace notes

Author: Brian Doyle
Publisher: Chicago, IL : ACTA Publications, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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"The most passionate Catholic storyteller in America? That might be Brian Doyle, the author of this eclectic and compelling collection of stories about discovery the incarnated Spirit of God every time he turns around, often in the most unlikely of people, places, and things. In 37 short snapshots, he captures the spiritual essence of everyday life from the perspective of a committed Catholic who loves his faith,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Named Person: Brian Doyle; Brian Doyle
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian Doyle
ISBN: 9780879464349 0879464348
OCLC Number: 752308837
Notes: "Versions of these articles were published previously..."--T.p. verso.
Description: 150 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Foreword ho --
Prologue: The genius of American Catholicism. --
I. A sin --
Advice to my son --
Journal : Ash Street --
The senator --
[Silence] --
Their thin bony soldiers --
The next eleven minutes --
Rec league --
A child is not a furniture --
Why do we say one thing about children but do another? --
All legs & curiosity. --
II. Cool things --
Mute riven blessed --
On miraculousness --
Pong ping --
The you of you --
The word --
A note on pornography --
Irreconcilable dissonance --
The terrible dissonance --
One night --
The order in which people are admitted to heaven --
His father. --
III. Let it go --
Litany of the blessed mother --
A note on secrets --
Six women --
That's just how he was --
Going to jail --
The knock --
What it's like to be hit by a bullet --
A night in the infirmary --
Homework problems --
Your final exam --
A note on power --
What if? --
What am I doing here?
Other Titles: True stories about sins, sons, shrines, silence, marriage, homework, jail, miracles, dads, legs, basketball, the sinewy grace of women, bullets, music, infirmaries, the power of powerlessness, the ubiquity of prayers, & some other matters
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"The most passionate Catholic storyteller in America? That might be Brian Doyle, the author of this eclectic and compelling collection of stories about discovery the incarnated Spirit of God every time he turns around, often in the most unlikely of people, places, and things. In 37 short snapshots, he captures the spiritual essence of everyday life from the perspective of a committed Catholic who loves his faith, his family, his community, and his church, even with all their warts and failings..."--P. [4] of cover.

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