A Circle of Quiet

Author: Madeleine L'Engle

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504041259

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 245

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The beloved author of A Wrinkle in Time takes an introspective look at her life and muses on creativity in this memoir, the first of her Crosswicks Journals. Every so often I need OUT. . . . My special place is a small brook in a green glade, a circle of quiet from which there is no visible sign of human beings. . . . I sit there, dangling my legs and looking through the foliage at the sky reflected in the water, and things slowly come back into perspective. Set against the lush backdrop of Crosswicks, her family’s farmhouse in rural Connecticut, this deeply personal memoir details Madeleine L’Engle’s journey to find balance between her career as a Newbery Medal–winning author and her responsibilities as a wife, mother, teacher, and Christian. As she considers the roles that creativity, family, citizenship, and faith play in her life, L’Engle reveals the complexities behind the author whose works—honored with the National Book Award, the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award, and countless other prizes—have long been cherished by children and adults alike. Written in simple, profound, and often humorous prose, A Circle of Quiet is an insightful woman’s elegant search for the meaning and purpose of her life. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Madeleine L’Engle including rare images from the author’s estate.


Author: Madeleine L'Engle,Luci Shaw

Publisher: Regent College Publishing

ISBN: 9781573833325

Category: Religion

Page: 205

View: 3052

Have a cup of coffee and put a log on the fire, settle info a comforable chair and enjoy a winter's day with the writings of novelist Madeleine L'Engle and poet Luci Shaw. Participate in the winter season: the wonder, the solemnity, the power, and the miracles. These readings reflect on the winter world around us, drawing joy from winter days, hope from Christmas celebrations, and promise for the New Year. This elegant collection is the natural outflow of the long-standing friendship between Madeleine L'Engle and Luci Shaw. Sharing similar themes and a reflective style of writing, they combine their two rich literary worlds. Newbery Award Winner Madeleine L'Engle is widely known for her children's books, and adult fiction and nonfiction. Her most recent book is Live Coal in the Sea. Renowned poet Luci Shaw's most recent book is The Green Earth: Poems of Creation. Both women are widely known throughout the United States and Canada for their workshops on writing and journaling, lectures, and retreats.

A Circle of Friends

Author: Katherine Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0557227887

Category: Authorship

Page: 224

View: 5242

Madeleine L’Engle’s friends and writing studentsremember the beloved author in nearly three dozenessays and poems, illustrated with photographs.Second edition has a black and white interior.

Wonderful Ways to Love a Child

Author: Judy Ford

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 160925144X

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 160

View: 7090

A Powerful Lesson on Unconditional Love and How to Raise Happy Children This collection of essays offers a gentle guide on how to put a parent's love into daily actions. A parent’s calling is to raise a person. By making loving actions part of your life, you have the power to build the kind of family unit most people long for. Wonderful Ways to Love a Child is filled with true stories of parents and children who are nurturing strong and loving families. The book provides the support that empowers you to be the parent you want to be and expands your parenting skills. No simple tricks. Cultivating a loving relationship with your child demands integrity, compassion, and emotional honesty. It is a forever commitment to continuous loving actions–even when you are too tired. This low-stress approach to positive parenting produces happy children with high self-esteem. This is how children succeed. A perfect gift for new parents. Wonderful Ways to Love a Child is a prescription to strengthen family bonds that will last a lifetime. There are many different parenting styles–this one is based in love and logic, and positive discipline. Learn to put yourselves in your children’s shoes–and have fun in the process. In this book you’ll discover guides to: Loving yourself and allowing your child to love themselves Giving the gift of your presence and being open to the miracle of transformation Saying yes as often as possible, and knowing when to say no Teaching that all feelings are acceptable and making room for the Crankies Delighting in silliness by laughing, dancing and singing together Teaching values by example Other essential tools to ensure a loving, lasting friendship with your children–and make them want to come visit when they are older If you enjoyed parenting books such as How to Talk so Kids Will Listen and How to Listen so Kids Will Talk, 1-2-3 Magic, or Parenting with Love and Logic, you’ll love Wonderful Ways to Love a Child.

Walking Away from Faith

Author: Ruth Tucker

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830823321

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 2984

Why do some people lose their faith?Why do some choose to abandon religious beliefs that were once meaningful to them?And what happens when they do?In this no-holds-barred book, Ruth Tucker tackles the tough questions about losing faith. Providing historical perspective, she looks at the stories of prominent Christians, like Chuck Templeton and Billy Graham, who have struggled with faith. She grapples with difficult philosophical and theological issues, exploring the intractable questions that bring people to the point of losing faith--suffering, science, answer to prayer, hypocrisy in the church, and more. Throughout the book, she explores the testimonies of some who have made the choice to walk away--and some who have returned.Tucker writes not just as a detached observer but as one who has also struggled with doubt and disappointment. In Walking Away from Faith, she shares her from her experience and tells you why she continues to choose faith. Reading her story and her interviews of others, you will find help for working through your own questions and doubts. You will also find insight for ministering to your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors who stumble between belief and unbelief.

A Book of Quiet Prayer

Author: William J. Byron

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809143627

Category: Religion

Page: 155

View: 3318

A Book of Quiet Prayer provides ways for ordinary men and women to grow closer to God. It invites us to let God touch our lives on our own terms and timetable, wherever we may be, in whatever age or state of mind, in all imaginable circumstances. When we want to reach out to God but are stuck for the right words to use in making contact, A Book of Quiet Prayer offers comfort, encouragement, and inspiration for finding our own voice. Book jacket.

Pilgrim Souls

Author: Amy Mandelker,Elizabeth Powers

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684843110

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 543

View: 5735

A journey through religious thought collects the autobiographical writings of sixty authors, and explores the nature of the inner life and spiritual realization

A Circle of Three

Author: A. Valentine Smith

Publisher: Alien Time Treasure

ISBN: 097273094X

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 4262

Mandy enters A Circle of Three with her friends April and Sandy in a Newport, Rhode Island summer of seventeenth birthdays, summer jobs, an Enchanted Hurricane, and a Dream Invader, who's after a secret that the girls don't even know they're guarding. Struggling to catch up in her Magikal training with her friends, Mandy's newfound chaotic skills are both helpful and dangerous as the three teens and April's precocious younger sister, Brenna, try to have a normal summer amidst the coming Hurricane's 'Winds of Misfortune', the appearance of Aisling, the mischievous Invader of their summer Dreams, and an unwelcome return of Courtney who helps and hinders their every step. Each girl deals with a recent past as Sandys mom, Karen, struggles with her own past, a past that only Three can Free.

The Seasons of the Soul

Author: Sharon Dexter

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1640270884

Category: Poetry

Page: 196

View: 7867

Wintertime—cold, desolate, cut off from God Spring—reawakening life within Summer—lush, full growth, warmth and caring Autumn—contentment, a sense of waiting. Each soul has its seasons. Sometimes one slips back into a season of winter—cold, out of sequence. But when God dwells within, the soul will soon thaw and bring forth blossoms of glory. Each individual has the capacity to grow wider, deeper, taller, more colorful. Root yourself in God’s Word, open yourself to a closer relationship, and grow in personal faith in your Creator.

Bold Beliefs in Camouflage

Author: Linda Carol Harms Case

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 1770976329

Category: History

Page: 264

View: 9527

Welcome to "Bold Beliefs in Camouflage." It is an extraordinary collection of personal and public prayers, military prayers and quotations, Scripture verses and stories, hymns, and testimonies that track the soul through keywords. These keywords embrace core values that are promoted from each branch of the military. And, each of the 50 chapters is titled with a keyword that is relevant to the military, such as "battle," "courage," "enemy," "integrity," and "wounded." Subtitles of each chapter are symbolic of traditional military practice: Radio Transmission, Battle Command, Spiritual Intelligence, An Appeal to Heaven, At Ease, and Battle Hymns. Uniquely, each Radio Transmission ends with the sacred oath and shortest military prayer: So help me God. Three biblical studies based on themes of victory, spiritual warfare, and standing firm, are also included for further enrichment. Reader-friendly for any member of the Armed Forces, it is especially helpful to Christian chaplains looking for a library of resources contained in one volume! Any chapter choice would be an excellent guide for a military chapel service. Both active duty and retired military personnel have found this resource to be devotional, engaging, and useful. Patriotic civilians and military family members have also enjoyed reading this volume.