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Garrett, Greg

Works: 38 works in 86 publications in 3 languages and 4,230 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Religious fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Popular works  Commentaries  Psychological fiction  Paraphrases  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3607.A77, 813.6
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Publications about Greg Garrett
Publications by Greg Garrett
Most widely held works about Greg Garrett
Most widely held works by Greg Garrett
The prodigal : a ragamuffin story by Brennan Manning( Book )
4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 462 libraries worldwide
From the inspirational author of The ragamuffin gospel comes a powerful contemporary retelling of the parable of the prodigal son
Entertaining judgment : the afterlife in popular imagination by Greg Garrett( Book )
5 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 450 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
The Gospel according to Hollywood by Greg Garrett( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 443 libraries worldwide
The author explores the theological themes in dozens of classic and new classic Hollywood films
Shame : a novel by Greg Garrett( Book )
5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 398 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 )
4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 337 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 299 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 298 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
Living with the living dead : the wisdom of the zombie apocalypse by Greg Garrett( Book )
4 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 208 libraries worldwide
The zombie apocalypse, Greg Garrett shows us, has become an archetypal narrative for the contemporary world, in part because zombies can stand in for any of a variety of global threats, from terrorism to Ebola, from economic uncertainty to ecological destruction. But this zombie narrative also brings us emotional and spiritual comfort. These apocalyptic stories, in which the world has been turned upside down and protagonists face the prospect of an imminent and grisly death, can also offer us wisdom about living in a community, present us with real-world ethical solutions, and invite us into conversation about the value and costs of survival. We may indeed be living with the living dead these days, but through the stories we consume and the games we play, we are paradoxically learning what it means to be fully alive.--
The Gospel reloaded : exploring spirituality and faith in The matrix by Chris Seay( Book )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 178 libraries worldwide
Stories from the edge : a theology of grief by Greg Garrett( Book )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 174 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
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 164 libraries worldwide
Cycling by Greg Garrett( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 160 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
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 68 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 libraries worldwide
The prodigal : a ragamuffin story by Brennan Manning( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 64 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 24 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 22 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 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 libraries worldwide
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Verlorener Sohn Roman by Brennan Manning( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in German and Undetermined and held by 4 libraries worldwide
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Garrett, Greg Todd 1961-
Garrett, Gregory Todd
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English (64)
Spanish (4)
German (2)
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