Surprised by Oxford

Author: Carolyn Weber

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 0849949319

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

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"Well written, often poignant and surprisingly relatable." - Kirkus Reviews "A hugely readable journey of cultural and spiritual discovery, sparkling with wit and wisdom." - Alister McGrath "Carolyn Weber's memoir reads like a fast-paced novel. I loved the humor, skillful use of language and her compelling account of her steps to finding God at Oxford. I was totally captivated from beginning to end." - Marilyn Meberg Surprised by Oxford is the memoir of a skeptical agnostic who comes to a dynamic personal faith in God during graduate studies in literature at Oxford University. Carolyn Weber arrives at Oxford a feminist from a loving but broken family, suspicious of men and intellectually hostile to all things religious. As she grapples with her God-shaped void alongside the friends, classmates, and professors she meets, she tackles big questions in search of Truth, love, and a life that matters. From issues of fatherhood, feminism, doubt, doctrine, and love, Weber explores the intricacies of coming to faith with an aching honesty and insight echoing that of the poets and writers she studied. Rich with illustration and literary references, Surprised by Oxford is at once gritty and lyrical; both humorous and spiritually perceptive. This savvy, credible account of Christian conversion and its after-effects follows the calendar year and events of the school year as it entertains, informs, and promises to engage even the most skeptical and unlikely reader. "Surprised by Oxford is a sprightly contribution to the genre of spiritual memoirs in the vein of C.S. Lewis's Surprised by Joy and Lauren F. Winner's Girl Meets God. Carolyn Weber is an unconventional thinker whose engagingly told faith journey will speak to folks who still believe that thoughtful people cannot be Christian." - Lyle W. Dorsett

Sex and the City of God

Author: Carolyn Weber

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830843841

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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After studying at Oxford University and finding God, Carolyn Weber grappled with a new invitation: to think bigger about love. Through Weber's personal story of courtship, marriage, and parenthood, as well as spiritual, theological, and literary reflection, this memoir explores what life looks like when we choose to love God first.

Death of Shakespeare - Part One

Author: Jon Benson

Publisher: eBook Partnership

ISBN: 0692573380

Category: Fiction

Page: 573

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The Death of Shakespeare is a novel that imagines how the Earl of Oxford and William Shakespeare came to be partners in the creation of the plays people think were written by William. The book contains hand drawn maps and eight lineage charts of noble families involved in the background of the plays.The Reader's Companion to The Death of Shakespeare - Part One is a separate publication containing research keyed to each chapter in The Death of Shakespeare that explains the factual basis for the novel. There are more facts in The Death of Shakespeare than any recent "e;biography"e; of the man from Stratford.

Home Going

Author: Carolyn Weber

Publisher: Ano Zeteo Press

ISBN: 9780988057296

Category:

Page: 80

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"Home Going: Poetry for a Season" is the first print collection of poetry from award winning author Carolyn Weber. Weber weaves together an affinity for place, nature and journey, and takes her readers on a diverse path of both landscapes as well as several topical spiritual journeys in the daily life of Christian faith. This volume includes poems from Weber's previously published digital-only collections, "True North" and "Summering" along with 13 new poems. The poetry in this collection echoes the signature style of Weber's prose in her recent memoir "Surprised by Oxford" which has been distinguished with multiple international awards, including the Grace Irwin Literary Prize, designated for the 2014 Christian book of the year by a Canadian Author. Christian poetry.

Holy Is the Day

Author: Carolyn A. Weber

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830843078

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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English professor and mother Carolyn Weber tells how her desire to control the events of her life came into contact with God's desire to give her each day as a gift from himself. Join her on a winding path through literature, history and daily life—leading finally to the still, quiet place of the present moment.

Holy Is the Day

Author: Carolyn Weber

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780369317490

Category: Religion

Page: 324

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Life pulls us in many directions, sometimes even to the point of pulling our souls apart. We know rest and reflection are necessary for a healthy life - even Jesus took time to get away from the crowds, away from the demands of everyday life, to pray, to spend time with close friends, to sleep. But when Carolyn Weber - emotionally and physically exhausted from managing her career as a college professor, writing her first book and parenting three children under the age of three - hears this truth from a friend, all she can think is: but who will do everything if I don't? And this sets her on a journey to find the still, small space in each day. In these pages Carolyn reflects on the eternal beauty that lurks within the present. Drawing from literature, history and everyday life, Holy Is the Day is a collection of spiritual reflections that trace the way God's ever - renewing grace is a gift of the present. Opening it we find poignant stories of endurance, humility, compassion, remembrance and gratitude, as well a harrowing account of near - death experience. Carolyn gives us new eyes to receive the precious gift of the present and give it away to others.

Tuttitalia

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Italian language

Page: N.A

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The Speaker

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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