Description : The story of four modern American Catholics who made literature out of their search for God In the mid-twentieth century four American Catholics came to believe that the best way to explore the questions of religious faith was to write about them-in works that readers of all kinds could admire. The Life You Save May Be Your Own is their story-a vivid and enthralling account of great writers and their power over us. Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Dorothy Day the founder of the Catholic Worker in New York; Flannery O'Connor a "Christ-haunted" literary prodigy in Georgia; Walker Percy a doctor in New Orleans who quit medicine to write fiction and philosophy. A friend came up with a name for them-the School of the Holy Ghost-and for three decades they exchanged letters, ardently read one another's books, and grappled with what one of them called a "predicament shared in common." A pilgrimage is a journey taken in light of a story; and in The Life You Save May Be Your Own Paul Elie tells these writers' story as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary past of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the thrilling chaos of postwar American life. It is a story of how the Catholic faith, in their vision of things, took on forms the faithful could not have anticipated. And it is a story about the ways we look to great books and writers to help us make sense of our experience, about the power of literature to change-to save-our lives.
Description : When Tom Shiftlet arrives on a farm owned by an old woman and her deaf daughter, he is at first only interested in finding a place to stay in exchange for work. However, when the old woman offers her daughter Lucynell to him in marriage, along with a sum of money, he accepts, though his intentions towards the girl remain unclear. Similar in theme and style to many of other Flannery O’Connor’s short stories, “The Life You Save My Be Your Own” was originally published in O’Connor’s short story collection, A Good Man Is Hard to Find. HarperPerennial Classics brings great works of literature to life in digital format, upholding the highest standards in ebook production and celebrating reading in all its forms. Look for more titles in the HarperPerennial Classics collection to build your digital library.
Description : A Study Guide for Flannery O'Connor's "Life You Save May Be Your Own," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.
Description : In what way can one think about ethical questions if one's starting point is Christian belief and a Christian view of life? This is the fundamental theme in Goran Moller's book Ethics and the Life of Faith: a Christian Moral Perspective. This book offers a contribution to a deeper understanding of morality as a human phenomenon. The author discusses how to set about forming moral judgements. Thus he asks what role the Bible should play in Christian ethics and to what extent we can rely on our moral intuitions. As regards method the author associates himself with the contemporary phenomenological tradition.
Description : This is the companion text to The Tyranny of the Normal: An Anthology. It examines the issues of abnormalities in mental health, intelligence, and sexual behaviour. Both books are comprised of literary and fictional readings and commentary by health care professionals and medical ethicists.
Description : About the Book Follow the adventures of my real-life journeys of learning to laugh at everyday life. Discover ways to approach living that make every day better in every way for you, your family, friends and colleagues. Learn the lessons from my experiences of better living through laughter in a light-hearted style of writing that will entertain as well as empower you to enjoy life more. It's a simple thing to laugh, yet we make it much harder than it needs to be. This book provides nine different ways to look at life's happenings and samples of observations I have made that demonstrate the twisted perspective I have that makes everything tickle my funny bone. Laughter saved my life, seriously. Allow me to introduce you to major benefits of laughter including: stress relief, pain management, grief release, trauma recovery, improving business communications, relationship growth, enhancing romance, easier weight loss, stronger cardio-fitness, and mental wellness and crises management. When life gets in the way of living, Seriously, LAUGH.
Description : Imagine for a moment that you hear shots outside your classroom door. You wish there had been time for drills or training, but at least you have your Comprehensive Emergency Plan manual to help you survive. You thumb through the pages of the manual as shot after shot echoes in the hallway. You see chapter after chapter on mercury spills, pandemic flu outbreaks, bus accidents, and chapters to cover every school emergency imaginable. Finally, you come to the chapter on school violence just as the gunman breaks through your classroom door. Too bad the manual did not address your present situation by telling you in bold face lettering to, Put down this manual and run like hell! Instinctsome might even call it common sense - is a survival skill that is far more important than all the media hype or emergency manuals you will ever read about school shooters and it is a survival skill that is lacking in many schools today. Do not ignore your instincts. This book will help you sharpen those instincts to help you stay alive. John Giduck, School terrorism expert and author of Terror at Beslan
Description : This book situates American literature from the Great Depression to the present day in its historical context Explores the issues that engaged American writers from 1929 to the present Draws on a range of documents from magazine and newspaper accounts to government reports and important non-fiction The book covers political ferment of the 1930s; post-World War II anti-Communism; post-War affluence; suburbanization and demographic change; juvenile delinquency, mental illness and the perception of the U.S. as a “sick” society; and post-1965 immigration Designed to be compatible with the major anthologies of literature from the period Equips students and general readers with the necessary historical context needed to understand the writings from this period and provides original and useful readings that demonstrate how context contributes to meaning Includes a historical timeline, featuring key literary works, American presidents, and historical events