Tag: book excerpt

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    Listen to singer-songwriter Carrie Newcomer read from her book “A Permeable Life.” More

    July 25, 2014 | Comments

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    “We become less human if we don’t tend to grief in an open-hearted and generous way,” says Episcopal Bishop Mariann Budde of Washington, DC. “We face into that abyss and say yet I will live, yet I will pass on life and joy. Even if I can’t know it myself, I will ensure that others will, and I will find my greater meaning in that.” More

    February 7, 2014 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt from R&E correspondent Judy Valente’s new book about Mount St. Scholastica monastery in Kansas. More

    August 30, 2013 | Comments

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    Watch Buddhist teacher and author Lewis Richmond explain a Buddhist approach to old age and read an excerpt from his book “Aging as a Spiritual Practice: A Contemplative Guide to Growing Older and Wiser.”
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    August 16, 2013 | Comments

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    Baseball, like religion, has its own relics, prophets, rituals, and in the game’s most magnificent moments, a sense of “the ineffable,” according to John Sexton, president of New York University and author of “Baseball as a Road to God.” More

    April 26, 2013 | Comments

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    MaryAnn KcKibben Dana, pastor of Idylwood Presbyterian Church in Falls Church, Virginia, and her family are spending one day a week without computers, work, or other distractions to see if a modern family can spend “holy time” together. More

    April 5, 2013 | Comments

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    “St. Francis considers himself to be a brother to everyone,” say Father Larry Dunham of the Franciscan Monastery of the Holy Land in America. “He had his own special vision.” More

    March 22, 2013 | Comments

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    Is this a film aimed at helping audiences find God? “It wouldn’t be that easy,” says director Ang Lee. “You have to go through suffering and pain. You have to be in awe. You have to go through tests to believe in God—or not believe in God, in some cases.” More

    November 16, 2012 | Comments

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    Read an excerpt and view a gallery of pictures from “How the Other Half Worships” by Camilo Jose Vergara. More

    July 14, 2006 | Comments

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    Read excerpts from LUMINOUS ART: HANUKKAH MENORAHS OF THE JEWISH MUSEUM by Susan L. Braunstein and an excerpt about Hanukkah lights from THE BOOK OF CUSTOMS: A COMPLETE HANDBOOK FOR THE JEWISH YEAR by Scott-Martin Kosofsky. More

    December 3, 2004 | Comments