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My Bright Abyss

Meditation of A Modern Believer
Wiman, Christian, 1966- (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"Composed in the difficult years since [having written a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death] and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, [this book] is a ... meditation on what a viable contemporary faith--responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition--might feel like"--Dust jacket flap.
Authors: Wiman, Christian, 1966-
Statement of Responsibility: Christian Wiman
Title: My bright abyss
meditation of a modern believer
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2013
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: x, 182 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: My bright abyss
Sorrow's flower
Tender interior
God's truth is life
O thou mastering light
Dear oblivion
Hive of nerves
God is not beyond
Varieties of quiet
Mortify our wolves
Million little oblivions
Summary: "Composed in the difficult years since [having written a now-famous essay about having faith in the face of death] and completed in the wake of a bone marrow transplant, [this book] is a ... meditation on what a viable contemporary faith--responsive not only to modern thought and science but also to religious tradition--might feel like"--Dust jacket flap.
Subject Headings: Christianity and literature Religion and poetry
Topical Term: Christianity and literature
Religion and poetry
LCCN: 2012021271
ISBN: 0374216789
9780374216788
Research Call Number: JFD 13-3012
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Jun 19, 2013
  • patienceandfortitude rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This is a book that I would like to return to and read several times. It seems filled with insight and beauty and I know I did not glean from it all the wisdom that is there. Anyone who is searching for understanding and God in the face of pain, illness, and death, would appreciate this book.

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