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I copy them here because they are wonderful books. Oh my, so much great reading out there. Both books tell the story of Dreher leaving his home in rural Louisiana, abandoning small-town life for big-city opportunities, abandoning as well a cohesive family and extended community, shortsightedly, as he comes to believe, leaving behind something profoundly good.
He comes to regard his moving away as a huge mistake. And so he and his wife decide to return to his roots in Starhill, Louisiana to start a new life, perhaps to reclaim what was missing in his life in the city. When they returned, to his surprise, he was struck with severe depression and illness.
How could this be? Here he was pursuing an idealized dream, and he gets profoundly depressed, debilitatingly ill. From the depths of genuine despair, he starts a steady, laborious climb out of the mire.
He comes to discover his troubles are at the deepest levels spiritual. This is where Dante enters the picture. Dante wrote his greatest of poems—The Divine Comedy—from the place of physical and spiritual exile from his beloved Florence: And so as Dante works his way through an extraordinary spiritual journey, Dreher accompanies him along the path toward healing and wholeness and eventually the dazzling light of unity with God.
I highly recommend this book. Eccentric and quirky at times, this is the work of a lively imagination, a deep spiritual curiosity, the honest story of a pilgrim on his way to the promise of Christian flourishing.
Along the way, we are instructed in how to read—for personal, spiritual guidance—one of the greatest pieces of literature ever written.
Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: What a remarkable book. Written by a surgeon and author, we take here a concrete journey through the lives of people suffering through the last stages of life. What happens, Gawande asks, when the whole person is treated with dignity?
How can we change our places of healing and places of dying? How can we change our attitudes and postures for treatment?
While I could wish for more spiritual reflection on these matters, this book is a must read for all of us who care for friends and family members—and ourselves as well—as we all move toward mortality.
And looking back his has not always been a happy journey. But we admire him for his honesty, marvel at his tenacity, and revel in language that is true and authentic.
This book is from the other Dietrich who fiercely resisted the rise of Hitler and suffered the consequences. Von Hildebrand took a different course from Bonhoeffer.
He was pushed out of his professorship at the University of Munich under threat of death. He left the country and marshaled resistance efforts from Vienna. Eventually he ended up in America. This book comes out of the journals of his sometimes harrowing life, a deeply devout Catholic who vehemently stood up to the brutal forces that threatened to destroy Europe and the very Christian roots on which it was founded and which he loved.
Dietrich Von Hildebrand, Humility: These pages are philosophical in nature. They are written, of course, by the German, Austrian, American philosopher who was chased out of Germany with the rise of Hitler. He was a fierce, outspoken opponent of the National Socialist power that was sweeping the world with its brutality, racism, and inhumanity.
Through it all, it seems, he sought to maintain this attractive posture of humility. This little book is an excerpt from Transformation in Christ.
What a beautiful reflection on how to live with humility. After having this book recommended by so many readers I trust, I decided I had to read it.
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The dominant influences on F. Scott Fitzgerald were aspiration, literature, Princeton, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, and alcohol. Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald was born in St. Paul, Minnesota, on September 24, , the namesake and second cousin three times removed of the author of the National Anthem.
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In writing this story, Fitzgerald implicates a generation in the fallout of the Jazz Age (or Roaring Twenties). He accuses the entire generation of extravagances that led to the Great Depression. "Babylon Revisited" is not just the story of Charlie Wales, but also the story of Fitzgerald himself and the generation who shared what he saw as irresponsible behavior in the s.