Broken but Beautiful

Author: Joseph P. Conway

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 172527146X

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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American church participation has plummeted in recent decades. Abuse scandals and hypocrisy hang in the air. Weekly, I talk to friends and neighbors who have left church, even as many still identify as Christians. I get what they’re saying. When I consider the pain that so many have experienced in church life, the body of Christ sure seems broken. It’s no wonder many don’t find church to be worth it. But maybe there’s more to the story. As a child, my family experienced deep crisis. I felt alone and vulnerable. Into that void, the church stepped in. I discovered a family, a people that have my back and forever changed my life. Even now, I see tangible ways the church works for the common good. The church possesses a resilient beauty that continually pushes through the brokenness. If we love Jesus, we have to eventually ask what Jesus loves. Surprising to me at times, Jesus loves the church, despite her brokenness. If we learn to see what Jesus sees, we’ll discover a powerful, often untapped means towards human flourishing. No other social group offers what the church offers. Yes, the church is broken, but there’s more. She’s beautiful.

But Beautiful

Author: Geoff Dyer

Publisher: North Point Press

ISBN: 1466869852

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 205

View: 6533

"May be the best book ever written about jazz."—David Thomson, Los Angeles Times In eight poetically charged vignettes, Geoff Dyer skillfully evokes the music and the men who shaped modern jazz. Drawing on photos, anecdotes, and, most important, the way he hears the music, Dyer imaginatively reconstructs scenes from the embattled lives of some of the greats: Lester Young fading away in a hotel room; Charles Mingus storming down the streets of New York on a too-small bicycle; Thelonious Monk creating his own private language on the piano. However, music is the driving force of But Beautiful, and wildly metaphoric prose that mirrors the quirks, eccentricity, and brilliance of each musician's style.

Listening to Classic American Popular Songs

Author: Allen Forte,Richard Lalli,Gary Chapman

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300133359

Category: Music

Page: 240

View: 9127

In the twenties, thirties, and forties, now-legendary American songwriters and lyricists created a repertoire of popular songs, songs that have captured the hearts of generations of music lovers. George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Harold Arlen, Hoagy Carmichael and many others, along with such lyricists as Ira Gershwin, Lorenz Hart, and Dorothy Fields, produced extraordinary songs of signal importance to the American musical heritage. In this book Allen Forte shares his love of American popular song. He discusses in detail twenty-three songs, ranging from Gershwin’s “Fascinating Rhythm” (1924) to Irving Berlin’s “Steppin’ Out with My Baby” (1947), guiding readers and listeners toward a deeper appreciation of this vital and engaging music. Forte writes for the general reader, assuming no background other than a familiarity with basic music notation. Each song is discussed individually and includes complete lyrics and simple leadsheet notation. Forte discusses the songs’ distinctive musical features and their sophisticated, often touching and witty lyrics. Readers can follow the music while they listen to the accompanying compact disc, which was specially recorded for this volume by baritone Richard Lalli and pianist-arranger Gary Chapman, with Allen Forte, pianist-arranger for “Embraceable You” and “Come Rain or Come Shine”. Learn about these favorite songs and more: “How Long Has This Been Going On?” “What Is This Thing Called Love?” “Embraceable You” “Autumn in New York” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” “The Nearness of You” “That Old Black Magic” “Come Rain or Come Shine”

Fraser's Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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An Examination of Plato's Doctrines Vol 2 (RLE: Plato)

Author: I M Crombie

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136215956

Category: Philosophy

Page: 4

View: 4203

Ian Crombie’s impressive volumes provide a comprehensive interpretation of Plato’s doctrines. Volume 2 deals with more technical philosophical topics, including the theory of knowledge, philosophy of nature, and the methodology of science and philosophy. Each volume is self-contained.

Greater Hippias

Author: Plato

Publisher: Good Press


Category: Nature

Page: 29

View: 8804

"Greater Hippias" by Plato (translated by Benjamin Jowett). Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Out of the Cloister: Scholastic Exegesis of the Song of Songs, 1100-1250

Author: Suzanne LaVere

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004313842

Category: History

Page: 204

View: 6940

In Out of the Cloister, Suzanne LaVere uncovers a particular strain of interpretation of the biblical Song of Songs in and around 12th and 13th-century Paris that champions an active life of preaching and reform for the secular clergy.

A Poetic Life

Author: Ink Stains

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1646285263

Category: Social Science

Page: 410

View: 6767

A polarizing collection of poetic musings that illuminate the struggles of the African-American male. Each work evaluates the complexities of the black experience from various perspectives and is meant to precipitate discussion. Ink Stains utilizes his political art as a means to collapse emotional barriers and inspire empathy from those that have rejected the tribulations black men face. Infused with both poignancy and triumph this collection speaks to love, religion, politics, and race relations. (N. A. Robinson) A work of art which resonates deep within us by continually speaking to our souls.

White Elephant (A Holiday Tale)

Author: Hugh Gentry

Publisher: Mandalay Publishing


Category: Fiction

Page: 31

View: 8332

Animosity has built up over the years, and Rose may finally have a chance for retribution at the annual Christmas party. White Elephant is a ~10 page short story. Bonus Material: The entire first episode of the serial thriller The Blind: Episode I (Plank Bridge Bayou).