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1984 GOD KNOWS by JOSEPH HELLER SIGNED 1st ed
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1984 GOD KNOWS by JOSEPH HELLER SIGNED 1st ed

1984 RARE FINE 1st Edition, 1st Issue, FINE

 

Bruce Gold, a middle-aged, Jewish professor of English literature, finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics and not a moment too soon, as Gold yearns for an opportunity to transform a less than picture perfect life: His children think little of him, his intimidating father endlessly bullies him, and his wife is so oblivious that she doesn't even notice he's left her. As funny as it is sad, Good as Gold is a story of children growing up, parents grown old, and friends and lovers grown apart; a story that is inimitably Heller.

An anecdotal, highly allusive series of Christian-oriented observations on life.
Christianity insists that grace comes through the commonplace, writes Orr The Instruction of Youth in the Christian Life, 2018, etc. in his latest book, stressing that we become human in the network of everyday.

 In a series of interconnected meditations on that network, he explores how Christianity can provide invaluable direction for solving problems, whether they are man-made or not.

People do get lost in life he writes, lost sometimes because they are simply in harms way, in the march of human evil, or the catastrophes of nature. Specifically, Orr stresses how the Christian faith can provide an all-embracing support system for its believers. He criticizes the modern view of God as a great celestial nag, insisting instead that Christianity is not a religion of control, but a religion of redemption and that Gods love is not manipulative, He treasures our freedom. However, some of the observations here will strike readers as a bit confusing, as when the book asserts that the assassination of Mohandas K. Gandhi, a Hindu who was murdered by a Hindu was a rejection of the Christian Gods grace.

But the principal charm of this book lies in the wonderfully broad range of its references in a series of smoothly presented stories and anecdotes, the author alludes to classic films as well as the writings of Leo Rosten, Arnold Bennett, Mark Twain, Stewart Alsop, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Paul Tillich, Loren Eiseley, and the lyrics of the Beatles. Orr effectively marshals his quoted sources to underscore his central, uplifting point that There is something more to your life.

Something, which lies deep inside, which hungers and thirsts for something permanent.  In quick-paced prose, he sympathetically attempts to sketch out what that something more could be for his Christian readers. A brisk set of optimistic, religious life-lessons.

 

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1984 GOD KNOWS by JOSEPH HELLER SIGNED 1st ed

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1984 GOD KNOWS by JOSEPH HELLER SIGNED 1st ed

1984 RARE FINE 1st Edition, 1st Issue, FINE

 

Bruce Gold, a middle-aged, Jewish professor of English literature, finds himself on the brink of a golden career in politics and not a moment too soon, as Gold yearns for an opportunity to transform a less than picture perfect life: His children think little of him, his intimidating father endlessly bullies him, and his wife is so oblivious that she doesn't even notice he's left her. As funny as it is sad, Good as Gold is a story of children growing up, parents grown old, and friends and lovers grown apart; a story that is inimitably Heller.

An anecdotal, highly allusive series of Christian-oriented observations on life.
Christianity insists that grace comes through the commonplace, writes Orr The Instruction of Youth in the Christian Life, 2018, etc. in his latest book, stressing that we become human in the network of everyday.

 In a series of interconnected meditations on that network, he explores how Christianity can provide invaluable direction for solving problems, whether they are man-made or not.

People do get lost in life he writes, lost sometimes because they are simply in harms way, in the march of human evil, or the catastrophes of nature. Specifically, Orr stresses how the Christian faith can provide an all-embracing support system for its believers. He criticizes the modern view of God as a great celestial nag, insisting instead that Christianity is not a religion of control, but a religion of redemption and that Gods love is not manipulative, He treasures our freedom. However, some of the observations here will strike readers as a bit confusing, as when the book asserts that the assassination of Mohandas K. Gandhi, a Hindu who was murdered by a Hindu was a rejection of the Christian Gods grace.

But the principal charm of this book lies in the wonderfully broad range of its references in a series of smoothly presented stories and anecdotes, the author alludes to classic films as well as the writings of Leo Rosten, Arnold Bennett, Mark Twain, Stewart Alsop, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Paul Tillich, Loren Eiseley, and the lyrics of the Beatles. Orr effectively marshals his quoted sources to underscore his central, uplifting point that There is something more to your life.

Something, which lies deep inside, which hungers and thirsts for something permanent.  In quick-paced prose, he sympathetically attempts to sketch out what that something more could be for his Christian readers. A brisk set of optimistic, religious life-lessons.

 

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