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Amazing Grace
By Kathleen Norris

Amazing Grace

A Vocabulary of Faith

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Amazing Grace by Kathleen Norris

Book Description

From Kathleen Norris, the author who "writes about religion with the imagination of a poet" ( "Chicago Tribune" ), comes this unusual, accessible, and profound investigation of Christian faith. Taking as her starting point the "scary words" that can intimidate and distance us from our religious heritage — words like judgment, faith, dogma, salvation and sinner, Norris blends history, theology, storytelling, etymology and memoir to help us reflect on their meanings. Always entertaining, and thought provoking, Norris awakens us to the possibility of belief. Through this exhilarating journey, readers will come to know more about the gradual conversion and the daily struggle for faith that Norris described in her bestseller "The Cloister Walk." "Amazing Grace" will grant an illuminating perspective on how we can embrace ancient traditions and find faith in the contemporary, everyday world.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781573227216
ISBN-10: 1573227218
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 139mm x 26mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Riverhead Books
Publisher: Riverhead Books
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1999
Country of Publication: United States

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Virgin of Bennington by Kathleen Norris Virgin of Bennington, Paperback / softback (May 2004)

Shy and sheltered as a young woman, Kathleen Norris wasn't prepared for the sex, drugs, and bohemianism of Bennington College in the late 1960s. In this chronicle, Norris remembers the education she received, both formal and fortuitous.

Dakota by Kathleen Norris Dakota, Paperback (August 2002)

Enamored by her native state, Norris examines how life continually renews itself in South Dakota. From its changes in climate, population and atmosphere, she lovingly chronicles a place she calls home.

Best American Essays by Kathleen Norris Best American Essays, Paperback / softback (October 2001)

Calling this anthology a "rich and rewarding book", the bestselling author of "Dakota" and "The Virgin of Bennington" collects the best American essays of 2001.

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Author Biography - Kathleen Norris

Kathleen Norris is the award-winning, bestselling author ofThe Cloister Walkand Dakota: A Spiritual Geography, among others.Her poems have appeared in The New Yorker, in various anthologies, and in her own three volumes of poetry. She divides her time between South Dakota and Hawaii."

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