God Laughs & Plays: Churchless Sermons in Response to the Preachments of the Fundamentalist Right

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Triad Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. In opposition, memoir, " stories, duncan offers a thought-provoking collection of "churchless sermons, and conversations--all united by the contention that the way of life preached and embodied by Jesus is apolitical and should be free of media machinery. In god laughs & plays, duncan argues that the de facto political party embodied by the so-called "Christian Right" has turned worship into a self-righteous betrayal of the words and example of the very Jesus it claims to praise.

While reminding us that the true christian ethos scorns riches and embraces the poor; blesses peacemakers, not war-makers; and asks us to love and serve neighbors and "do good" even unto enemies, Duncan also goes a step further: he offers a poignant and inspiring glimpse into a profound new cosmology that can help humanity manage the epochal challenges of a fast globalizing and ecologically challenged world.

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The River Why

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Back Bay Books #ad - Taking refuge in a remote cabin, he sets out in pursuit of the Pacific Northwest's elusive steelhead. Like gus, the reader emerges utterly changed, stripped bare by the journey Duncan so expertly navigates. Back Bay Books. The classic novel of fly fishing and spirituality republished with a new Afterword by the author.

Since its publication in 1983, THE RIVER WHY has become a classic. David james duncan's sweeping novel is a coming-of-age comedy about love, and the quest for self-discovery, nature, written in a voice as distinct and powerful as any in American letters. Gus orviston is a young fly fisherman who leaves behind his comically schizoid family to find his own path.

The River Why #ad - But what begins as a physical quarry becomes a spiritual one as his quest for self-knowledge batters him with unforeseeable experiences. Profoundly reflective about our connection to nature and to one another, THE RIVER WHY is also a comedic rollercoaster.

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My Story as Told by Water: Confessions, Druidic Rants, Reflections, Bird-watchings, Fish-stalkings, Visions, Songs and Prayers Refracting Light, From Living Rivers, in the Age of the Industrial Dark

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Counterpoint #ad - Back Bay Books. With a bracing blend of story, science, duncan relates mystical, and comedy, life-changing adventures; draws incisive portraits of the humans and wild creatures who shaped his destiny; rips the corporate greed and political folly that have brought whole ecosystems to ruin; and meditates on the spiritual and practical necessity of acknowledging our dependence on water in its primal state.

My Story as Told by Water: Confessions, Druidic Rants, Reflections, Bird-watchings, Fish-stalkings, Visions, Songs and Prayers Refracting Light, From Living Rivers, in the Age of the Industrial Dark #ad - All twenty-two pieces in this collection swirl and eddy around his early-forged bond with the rivers of the Pacific Northwest and their endangered native salmon. In this remarkable collection of essays, and activist voices together into a potently distinctive whole, rhapsodic, acclaimed author David James Duncan braids his contemplative, speaking with power and urgency about the vital connections between our water-filled bodies and this water-covered planet.

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The Heart of the Monster

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All Against the Haul #ad - The Heart of the Monster #ad - 6x9 inches 293 pages. Used book in Good Condition. Back Bay Books. Follow their fight to save salmon, Montana, and, forests, ultimately, & communities throughout Idaho, the world.

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The Brothers K

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Dial Press Trade Paperback #ad - Praise for the brothers K “The pages of The Brothers K sparkle. The new york times book Review “Duncan is a wonderfully engaging writer. Los angeles times “This ambitious book succeeds on almost every level and every page. Usa today “duncan’s prose is a blend of lyrical rhapsody, sassy hyperbole and all-American vernacular.

San francisco chronicle “The Brothers K affords the. A father whose dreams of glory on a baseball field are shattered by a mill accident. By turns uproariously funny and deeply moving, and beautifully written throughout, The Brothers K is one of the finest chronicles of our lives in many years. This touching, uplifting novel spans decades of loyalty, anger, regret, and love in the lives of the Chance family.

The Brothers K #ad - A mother who clings obsessively to religion as a ward against the darkest hour of her past. Deep pleasures of novels that exhaustively create, and alter, complex worlds. Tells the larger story of an entire popular culture struggling to redefine itself—something he does with the comic excitement and depth of feeling one expects from Tom Robbins.

Chicago tribune Back Bay Books. And in the brothers k he tells a story both striking and in its originality and poignant in its universality.

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The Brothers K

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Doubleday #ad - 6x9 inches 293 pages. Used book in Good Condition. Tells the story of the baseball loving Chance family, as they grow up during the 1950s and 1960s Back Bay Books.

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My Story as Told by Water

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Sierra Club Books #ad - As an advocate for the bankrupted fishing towns, native tribes, and unraveling web of life of the Pacific Northwest, he lays bare our biological and religious obligation to breach four of the Columbia and the Snake rivers' 221 massive dams to save wild salmon. But the first time i walked up a trout stream, fly rod in hand, I didn't feel I was 'outside' at all: I was traveling further and further in.

An estimated three thousand river walks later comes my story as told by Water, and rhapsodic voices together into an irresistibly distinctive whole, activist, in which Duncan braids his contemplative, speaking with a power and urgency that will recharge our national appreciation of the vital connections between our water-filled bodies and this water-covered planet.

Offering a wide-ranging, contemplative exploration of the rivers that touch his life, Duncan backs his insights with a fierce defense of the sacred cultures and fauna that living waters sustain. 6x9 inches 293 pages. Used book in Good Condition. In his own words, david james Duncan was "struck by a boyhood suspicion that rivers and mountains are myself turned inside out.

My Story as Told by Water #ad - Here are rivers perceived as prayer wheels, wilderness as our true home, salmon as life-givers, dying birds as prophets, wonder as true ownership, brown trout as role models, and justice as biologically and spiritually inescapable. Standing up for the river made famous by the pen of his neighbor, Norman Maclean, Duncan exposes America's anachronistic federal mining policy and the devastating cyanide technology to which it has led.

With a bracing blend of story, logic, science, and comedy, he dissects the hollow industrial platitudes that lead to the ruin of publicly owned rivers for private profit.

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River Teeth: Stories and Writings

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The Dial Press #ad - In river teeth, taking us into the rivers of truth and make-believe, a uniquely gifted American writer blends two forms, and all that lies in between. Back Bay Books. Salinger, to name just a few. At the heart of duncan's tales are characters undergoing the complex and violent process of transformation, with results both painful and wondrous.

Used book in Good Condition. 6x9 inches 293 pages. Used book in Good Condition. He likens his memories to the remains of old-growth trees that fall into Northwestern rivers and are sculpted by time and water. Now duncan distills his remarkable powers of observation into this unique collection of short stories and essays.

River Teeth: Stories and Writings #ad - . Equally affecting are his nonfiction reminiscences, the "river teeth" of the title. Used book in Good Condition. These experiences—shaped by his own river of time—are related with the art and grace of a master storyteller. In his passionate, earning comparisons to Harper Lee, Tom Robbins, David James Duncan has won the devotion of countless critics and readers, luminous novels, and J.

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River Teeth

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Doubleday #ad - Back Bay Books. Equally affecting are his nonfiction reminiscences, the "river teeth" of the title. Used book in Good Condition. 6x9 inches 293 pages. At the heart of duncan's tales are characters undergoing the complex and violent process of transformation, with results both painful and wondrous. He likens his memories to the remains of old-growth trees that fall into Northwestern rivers and are sculpted by time and water.

In river teeth, a uniquely gifted American writer blends two forms, taking us into the rivers of truth and make-believe, and all that lies in between. From the Trade Paperback edition. Salinger, to name just a few. In his passionate, luminous novels, david James Duncan has won the devotion of countless critics and readers, Tom Robbins, earning comparisons to Harper Lee, and J.

River Teeth #ad - D. Used book in Good Condition. Now duncan distills his remarkable powers of observation into this unique collection of short stories and essays. These experiences—shaped by his own river of time—are related with the art and grace of a master storyteller. Used book in Good Condition.

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The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe

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Convergent Books #ad - When we recover this fundamental truth, and more about learning to recognize the Creator’s presence all around us, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God, and in everyone we meet. Thought-provoking, practical, the universal christ is a landmark book from one of our most beloved spiritual writers, and full of deep hope and vision, and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is.

6x9 inches 293 pages. Used book in Good Condition. Yet rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who jesus was, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious debate, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’s last name? Too often, Rohr writes, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center.

The Universal Christ: How a Forgotten Reality Can Change Everything We See, Hope For, and Believe #ad - Drawing on scripture, rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, and spiritual practice, history, unfolding work in the world. God loves things by becoming them, ” he writes, and Jesus’s life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God—except by its own negative choice.

New york times bestseller • from one of the world’s most influential spiritual thinkers, a long-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called “Christ, ” and how this forgotten truth can restore hope and meaning to our lives. Anyone who strives to put their faith into action will find encouragement and inspiration in the pages of this book.

Melinda gatesin his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality.

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