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Author: Kerri ni Dochartaigh
Publisher: Canongate Books
ISBN: 1786899620
Size: 26.39 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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A breathtaking mix of memoir, nature writing and history: this is Kerri ní Dochartaigh’s story of a wild Ireland, an invisible border, an old conflict and the healing power of the natural world 'A special, beautiful, many-faceted book' Amy Liptrot 'A remarkable piece of writing . . . Luminous' Robert Macfarlane Kerri ní Dochartaigh was born in Derry, on the border of the North and South of Ireland, at the very height of the Troubles. She was brought up on a council estate on the wrong side of town. But for her family, and many others, there was no right side. One parent was Catholic, the other was Protestant. In the space of one year they were forced out of two homes and when she was eleven a homemade petrol bomb was thrown through her bedroom window. Terror was in the very fabric of the city, and for families like Kerri’s, the ones who fell between the cracks of identity, it seemed there was no escape. In Thin Places, a mixture of memoir, history and nature writing, Kerri explores how nature kept her sane and helped her heal, how violence and poverty are never more than a stone’s throw from beauty and hope, and how we are, once again, allowing our borders to become hard, and terror to creep back in. Kerri asks us to reclaim our landscape through language and study, and remember that the land we fight over is much more than lines on a map. It will always be ours but, at the same time, it never really was.

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Author: Kevin Koch
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532639848
Size: 14.59 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 172
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In Irish Celtic lore, "thin places" are those locales where the veil between this world and the otherworld is porous, where there is mystery in the landscape. The earth takes on the hue of the sacred among peoples whose connection to place has remained unbroken through the ages. What happens, then, when a Celtic view of nature is brought home to a North American landscape in which many inhabitants' ancestral connections to place are surface-thin? In a quest to find a deeper spiritual landscape in his own home, Kevin Koch applies eight principles of a Celtic spiritual view of nature to places in Ireland and to the American Midwest's rugged Driftless Area, an unglaciated region of river bluffs, rock outcrops, and steeply wooded hills. The Thin Places brings onsite mountaineering guides, spiritual leaders, geologists, and archaeologists alongside scholars in the fields of Celtic studies, religion, and conservation. But the text never strays far from story, from a trek through the Wicklow Mountains and the bogs of Western Ireland or among ancient Native American burial mounds and abandoned nineteenth-century lead mines in the bluffs above the Mississippi River.

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Author: Jon Huckins
Publisher: House Studio
ISBN: 9780834128873
Size: 48.52 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 159
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While praying for his community on the Island of Iona, the Celtic monk St. Columba described his experience as a thin place- a location where heaven and earth seemed only thinly separated.In the same way, God’s kingdom is being realized here on earth with stories of restoration and redemption. Our God moved into the neighborhood, seeking to invite us into his story of reconciliation, and commission us to missionally engage our neighborhoods with the good news of the kingdom.Joining the concepts of monasticism and mission, author Jon Huckins will walk you through six postures of missional formation: listening, submerging, inviting, contending, imagining, and entrusting. As you begin to employ these postures, become apprentices of Jesus who are committed to living in and experiencing the thin places.Through Thin Places, create a fertile soil to commune with God, live in deep community with others, and extend the good news of the kingdom in your local contexts.

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Author: Jordan Kisner
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374719381
Size: 52.24 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 272
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A Los Angeles Times Bestseller A Lit Hub | Chicago Review | Ms. Magazine March pick A Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Book In this perceptive and provocative essay collection, an award-winning writer shares her personal and reportorial investigation into America’s search for meaning When Jordan Kisner was a child, she was saved by Jesus Christ at summer camp, much to the confusion of her nonreligious family. She was, she writes, “just naturally reverent,” a fact that didn’t change when she—much to her own confusion—lost her faith as a teenager. Not sure why her religious conviction had come or where it had gone, she did what anyone would do: “You go about the great American work of assigning yourself to other gods: yoga, talk radio, neoatheism, CrossFit, cleanses, football, the academy, the American Dream, Beyoncé.” A curiosity about the subtle systems guiding contemporary life pervades Kisner’s work. Her celebrated essay “Thin Places” (Best American Essays 2016), about an experimental neurosurgery developed to treat severe obsessive-compulsive disorder, asks how putting the neural touchpoint of the soul on a pacemaker may collide science and psychology with philosophical questions about illness, the limits of the self, and spiritual transformation. How should she understand the appearance of her own obsessive compulsive disorder at the very age she lost her faith? Intellectually curious and emotionally engaging, the essays in Thin Places manage to be both intimate and expansive, illuminating an unusual facet of American life, as well as how it reverberates with the author’s past and present preoccupations.

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Author: Ann Armbrecht
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231146531
Size: 33.40 MB
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Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 296
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Thin Places is an eloquent meditation on what it means to move between cultures and how one might finally come home, a particular paradox in a culture that lacks deep ties to the natural world. During the 1990s, Ann Armbrecht, an American anthropologist, made several trips to northeastern Nepal to research how the Yamphu Rai acquired, farmed, and held onto their land; how they perceived their area's recent designation as a national park and conservation area; and whether-as she believed-they held a wisdom about living on the earth that the industrialized West had forgotten. What Armbrecht found instead were men and women who shared her restlessness, people also driven by the feeling that there must be more to life than they could find in their village. Charting Armbrecht's travels in the mountains of Nepal and in the United States, as well as her disintegrating marriage back home, Thin Places is ultimately an exploration not of the sacred far-off but of the sacredness of places that are between?between the internal and external landscape, the self and others, and the self and the land. She finds that home is not a place where we arrive but a way of being in place, wherever that place may be.

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Author: Sabra Ciancanelli
Publisher:
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Size: 65.13 MB
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Category : Angels
Languages : en
Pages : 236
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Sabra Ciancanelli reveals how her sister's sudden death at age forty-five catapulted her into numbing grief. To her great surprise, though, it opened her eyes to "thin places"-moments when the spiritual realm felt close, immediate, even tangible. Sabra discovered that the more she took notice, the more present the thin places seemed to be. What's more, she became convinced that her sister was still lovingly present in her life. Sabra and others just like you share their own incomprehensible glimpses of God and experiences of thin places. Through these accounts of God's divine guidance, mysterious comfort from beyond, inexplicable protection, immeasurable reassurance, answers that come in dreams and visions, and angles who give aid at the exact right moment, you will move through your own hard times and feel God's blessings again and again. You will come to know that the veil between heaven and earth is very thin and parts at times, giving us glimpses of eternity.

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Author: Tracy Balzer
Publisher: ACU Press
ISBN: 0891129685
Size: 73.73 MB
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Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 163
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Thin Places introduces contemporary Christians to the great spiritual legacy of the early Celts, a legacy that has remained undiscovered or inaccessible for many evangelical Christians. It provides ways for us to learn from this ancient faith expression, applying fresh and lively spiritual disciplines to our own modern context.

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Author: Lesley Choyce
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459739590
Size: 68.38 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Young Adult Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 176
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Sixteen-year-old Declan Lynch starts hearing the voice of a girl inside his head. It isn’t long until he starts falling in love and sets out on a quest that brings him to the shores of Ireland, and places where the “real” world seems like a thin veil stretched over someplace else, in the hopes of finding her.

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Author: John C. Morgan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1606081861
Size: 43.62 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 64
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When he was asked to summarize his philosophy, Plato reportedly said: Practice dying, which seems a rather strange, even morbid, comment until one realizes that every life consists of passages, some smooth and some not. Within these passages are what John Morgan calls thin places. On a trip to Wales, Morgan discovered that the term thin places is part of Celtic culture. Thin places are those places where the eternal and the temporal touch, if only for a brief glimpse; where you know that life is more than just the obvious. Thin places can be of great beauty, where life's meaning breaks through by the ocean or in the mountains; but thin places can also arise in the life of every person, whether with the birth of a child or the death of a family member. John Morgan believes that being fully awake to such times and places holds a clue to living more deeply and with greater wisdom about what's really important. His poems express this understanding.

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Author: Mary E DeMuth
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310564743
Size: 20.47 MB
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Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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In her moving spiritual memoir, Mary DeMuth traces the winding path of “thin places” in her life—places where she experienced longing and healing more intensely than before. As DeMuth writes, “Thin places are snatches of holy ground, tucked into the corners of our world, where we might just catch a glimpse of eternity. They are aha moments, beautiful realizations, when the Son of God bursts through the hazy fog of our monotony and shines on us afresh.”From losing her earthly father to discovering a heavenly Father who never leaves, from singing Olivia Newton-John songs to the sky to worshiping God under a French sun, from surviving abuse as a latchkey kid to experiencing the joy of mothering three children, DeMuth’s story calls readers to a deeper understanding of their own story. With unusual spiritual wisdom, she looks for God in the past so that she might experience him more profoundly in the present. Her powerful words invite readers to know God in a new way—a God ready to break through any ordinary day or extraordinary pain and offer a glimpse of eternity.

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Author: Mary Treacy O'Keefe
Publisher: Bookhouse Fulfillment
ISBN: 9781592981120
Size: 60.53 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 163
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Bill and Terry Treacy died three months apart, after fifty years of marriage and a lifetime of faith. Devastated by this loss, their ten children found comfort in inexplicable signs assuring them that their parents were at peace, reunited in heaven, and yet still present in the lives of those who grieved for them. In Thin Places: Where Faith Is Affirmed and Hope Dwells, Mary Treacy O?Keefe describes such signs as thin places?sudden realizations of that ethereal veil between what we know of earth and what we believe of heaven. In sharing her family's story (and those of many others), she shows how thin places are present in ordinary places at ordinary times?and how such moments of grace reveal Divine loving messages of faith and hope in our daily lives.

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Author: M. L. Mcintosh
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781537255538
Size: 40.36 MB
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Languages : en
Pages : 272
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A unicorn on Times Square, a missing child and a dead lover. Ewan must solve the riddles of the thin places before his demons kill again. Thin Places is a slip-stream of UNconsciousness thrill ride that borrowed a cup of horror from it's carny neighbor and will leave you asking: Am I dreaming this, or is someone else dreaming me?

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