Eight Whopping Lies and Other Stories of Bruised Grace

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Franciscan Media #ad - Brian doyle is an extraordinary writer whose tales will endure. Cynthia ozick, national book critics circle award-winning author of Quarrel and Quandary    This is a guided tour through the mind of one of the most acclaimed voices in contemporary Catholic writing. Brian doyle effortlessly connects the everyday with the inexpressible and consistently marries searingly honest prose with interruptions of humor and humanity.

Eight Whopping Lies and Other Stories of Bruised Grace #ad - These essays bear doyle’s trademark depth and deliver with eloquence his piercing observations on mohawks and miracles, vigils and velociraptors, syntax and scapulars, jail and jihad, and mercy beyond sense. A 2018 catholic press Association Book Award winner. The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.

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A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary

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Ave Maria Press #ad - By focusing on experiences that may seem the most unprayerful one prayer is titled "Prayer on Seeing Yet Another Egregious Parade of Muddy Paw Prints on the Floor", he gives permission to discover the joys and treasures in what he often calls the muddle of everyday life. Doyle's often-dazzling, always-poignant prayers include eye-opening hymns to shoes and faith and family.

In doyle's words, so crammed and tumultuous that if we stop, see, savor, we are agog, "the world is crammed with miracles, " and the pages of his newest book give voice and body to this credo. Acclaimed, award-winning essayist and novelist brian doyle--whose writing, in the words of Mary Oliver, is "a gift to us all"--presents one hundred new prayers that evoke his deep Catholic belief in the mystery and miracle of the ordinary and the whimsical in human life.

A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary #ad - In doyle's newest work, which was named "a best spiritual book of the year" by spirituality & practice, his readers will find a series of prayers unlike any of the beautiful, A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary, orthodox prayers of the Catholic tradition or the warm, formal, extemporized prayers heard from pulpits and dinner tables.

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The Kind of Brave You Wanted to Be: Prose Prayers and Cheerful Chants against the Dark

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Liturgical Press #ad - Proems, taut tales, small stories with rhythm and blues and grace and bruise and laughter between the lines. Brian doyle’s the kind of brave you wanted to be is a book of cadenced notes on the swirl of miracle and the holy of attentiveness; a book about children and birds, love and grief and everything alive, which is to say all prayers.

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How the Light Gets in: And Other Headlong Epiphanies

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Orbis Books #ad - Sixty prose poems "proems, spiritual, " by the author's reckoning on matters theological, and mystical. In his previous books and articles, he has written spiritual/theological glosses on everything from fatherhood to basketball to religious vocations to his Sunday school classroom. White a bit outside orbis' traditional spirituality offerings, suffering, prayer, sin, this book will offer readers a lyrical but commonsense take on the ways grace, and redemption play out in our daily lives.

How the Light Gets in: And Other Headlong Epiphanies #ad - Doyle's "proems" are lyrical creations resemble poetry, but devoid of any meter or typical poetic structure - and yet they are not strictly prose either. Some will also be explicitly theological. Doyle is a prominent catholic writer and editor, and his reflections in journals ranging from America to Harper's to The New York Times have earned him a significant following in the field of Catholic spiritual writing.

These sixty selections will focus on the mundane and the everyday, but with a theological and a spiritual focus/gloss.

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The Thorny Grace of It: And Other Essays for Imperfect Catholics

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Loyola Press #ad - Best-selling and award-winning essayist Brian Doyle knows that the heartbeat of Catholicism is found not in papal decrees and pageantry, but in the parish halls, potluck dinners, and the believing community. The thorny grace of it reaffirms that the Catholic faith—imperfect as it is—is wildly aflame in hearts and lives everywhere.

It is a boon, handy, to have brian Doyle’s vagabond essays now rubbing elbows in a single, a blessing, and altogether delightful volume. Kenneth L. Woodward, author of The Book of Miracles Used book in Good Condition. In this spirited collection of more than 40 essays, doyle employs his trademark wit, candor, and gusto for life and faith to reignite readers’ excitement for Catholicism as he plumbs some of the stickier and trickier elements of the Catholic character.

The Thorny Grace of It: And Other Essays for Imperfect Catholics #ad - From preparing for his first confession with a fake laundry list of sins to his young observations of President Kennedy’s assassination, Doyle’s passionate writing makes for a heartfelt, genuine, and often laugh-out-loud read.

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Grace Notes: True stories about sins, sons, shrines, marriage...

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Saint Mary's Press #ad - Attentiveness is the beginning of all prayer, says the undersigned muddleness, says the testy poet van morrison, and grace under duress is the great story of us, says the confusing poet Billy Blake, says the great poet Mary Oliver, and everything that lives is holy, and let grief be a falling leaf, says the tart Saint Catherine of Siena, and all the way to heaven is heaven, and how we reach for one another and listen to one another's music and share stories like the most amazing and nutritious food--that's what we are all here for.

Grace Notes: True stories about sins, sons, shrines, marriage... #ad - In 37 short snapshots, his family, his community, and his church, he captures the spiritual essence of everyday life from the perspective of a committed Catholic who loves his faith, even with all their warts and failings. Stories live forever and are how we shuffle quickest toward the Mercy greater than the ocean and denser than the stars in the sky.

In this eclectic and compelling collection of stories author Brian Doyle writes about his discovery of the incarnated Spirit of God every time he turns around, often in the most unlikely of people, places, and things. Used book in Good Condition.

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Mink River

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Oregon State University Press #ad - A car is cut in half with a saw. Used book in Good Condition. A river confesses what it's thinking. It's the tale of a town, and readers will close the book more than a little sad to leave the village of Neawanaka, on the wet coast of Oregon, written in a distinct and lyrical voice, beneath the hills that used to boast the biggest trees in the history of the world.

Babies are born. An expedition is mounted, a crime committed, and there's an unbelievably huge picnic on the football field. There's a department of public works that gives haircuts and counts insects, a policeman addicted to Puccini, a philosophizing crow, beer and berries. In a small fictional town on the oregon coast there are love affairs and almost-love-affairs, brawls and boats, rain and pain, bears and tears, Irish immigrants and Salish stories, a garrulous logger and a silent doctor, mystery and hilarity, mud and laughter.

Mink River #ad - Like dylan thomas' under milk wood and sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio, Brian Doyle's stunning fiction debut brings a town to life through the jumbled lives and braided stories of its people.

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Reading In Bed 2nd Edition: Bried headlong essays about books & writers & reading & readers

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Saint Mary's Press #ad - Maybe that happens the most with essays. Was brian doyle the most passionate essayist in America? I don’t know, but he was the most passionate writer I ever worked with. This could be. Used book in Good Condition. Also one of the most prolific. From the introduction by gregory pierceif you love to read, or both, or write, you’ll appreciate Brain Doyleâ€"passionate observer of and commentator on all things written.

In this ultimate collection of his thoughts on writers and writing and readers and reading, to in his humble opinion the great and not-so-great-but-still-essential writers, to the pleasures of reading box scores or what’s hung on refrigerator doors, to the scent that books and newspapers give off as they age, he covered everything from what the books people keep stashed in the cars or sitting on their bookshelves tell you about them, to literary genres of books about nature or travel or Portland or almost any subject you can name, to why the essay is the coolest wildest literary form of all.

Reading In Bed 2nd Edition: Bried headlong essays about books & writers & reading & readers #ad - And most talented. But don’t believe us, and suddenly you wrote something you didn’t know you felt so powerfully, and maybe you cried right there by the old typewriter, cursing and humming, listen to him:“Think how many times in your own work you were typing along happily, not always happily, and marveled, at what dark thread your typing had pulled from the mysterious fabric of your heart.

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A Sense of Wonder: The World's Best Writers on the Sacred, the Profane, and the Ordinary

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Orbis Books #ad - Used book in Good Condition. An anthology of 36 astonishing personal stories and essays from some of America's best writers that first appeared in Portland Magazine, "the best university magazine in America" Newsweek and "the best spiritual magazine in the country" Annie Dillard.

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Leaping: Revelations & Epiphanies

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Loyola Press #ad - In this spirited collection of essays, bees, the Mass, Birds, and gusto for life as he shares with readers his thoughts on Jesus, wisdom, Brian Doyle employs his wit, and so much more. Used book in Good Condition. What would be a good alternative name for jesus? what does a honeybee at mass have to tell us about Christ? What is, after all, the real point of saying prayers when someone is suffering?Through the good and the bad, the serious and the hilarious, Doyle finds just the right story and just the right words to help us better understand life and love—and to help us see our faith in a whole new light.

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Martin Marten: A Novel

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Picador #ad - Winner of the leslie bradshaw award for young adult literature winner of the banff mountain book award for fictiondave is fourteen years old, living with his family in a cabin on Oregon’s Mount Hood or as he prefers to call it, like the Multnomah tribal peoples once did, Wy’east. Used book in Good Condition.

Why not come with them as they set forth into the forest and crags of oregon’s soaring mountain wilderness in search of life, enemies, mystery, family, wonder, told in Brian Doyle’s joyous, friends, and good things to eat?Martin Marten is a braided coming-of-age tale like no other, rollicking style.

Martin Marten: A Novel #ad - Martin, a pine marten of the mustelid family is leaving his own mother and siblings and setting off on his own as well. As dave and martin set off on their own adventures, their lives, and trails will cross, weave, paths, and blend. Dave will soon enter high school, father, with adulthood and a future not far off―a future away from his mother, his precocious younger sister, and the wilderness where he’s lived all his life.

And dave is not the only one approaching adulthood and its freedoms on Wy’east that summer. Picador USA.

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