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eBook formatPaperback, (torrent)En
File size3 Mb
GanreNon Fiction
Release date 01.01.1984
Pages count224
Book rating4.2 (1245 votes)
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I loved this book.It is the kind of book I want to buy several copies of to pass around to friends.

Originally, written in the mid 70's when L'Engle was in her 50's, it is similar to a personal spiritual diary. The 3rd in the Crosswicks Journals, this book takes place after the Summer of the Great Grandmother but beforeThe Two-Part Invention, a memoir of her marriage.In here she shares what she has learned on the journey about motherhood, marriage, church and living a Christian life.

Ms. L'Engle takes a tour through the church year beginning at Advent, thebeginning of the liturgical new year in the West.However, it is not always immediately obvious which season she is in, so those unfamiliar with the liturgical year won't be puzzled. By far my favorite chapter is when she delves into The Beatitudes.We sing them every week during Liturgy and Irrational Season gave me new things to meditate upon.

My only difficulty was her frequent referenceto "the failure of God" when speaking of the cross. It grated on my ears since Orthodox see the cross as a triumph of love. I don't know if she was using it because she really saw the cross as a failure or because she was trying explain it the way the world sees the cross (and to shock us into paying attention).I lean toward believing the latter because of all the other things she wrote in the book.

This book more than any in a very long time made me so wish that I could have sat down with Ms. L'Engle over a cup of tea.She writes in such a way to make the reader feel like a friend and confidant.Oh, not that she gives away deep dark family secrets, but there is a kindness in her writing that speaks like a friend.

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