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|Author||: Marilynne Robinson|
As the Reverend John Ames approaches the hour of his own death, he writes a letter to his son chronicling three previous generations of his family, a story that stretches back to the Civil War and reveals uncomfortable secrets about the family of preachers. Reader's Guide available. Reprint.
|Author||: Marilynne Robinson|
|Editor||: HarperCollins Publishers|
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE - OPRAH'S BOOK CLUB PICK - NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER A hymn of praise and lamentation from a 1950s preacher man. A testament to the sacred bonds between fathers and sons. A psalm of celebration and acceptance of the best and the worst that the world has to offer. This is the story of generations, as told through a family history written by Reverend John Ames, a legacy for the young son he will never see grow up. As John records the tale of the rift between his own father and grandfather, he also struggles with the return to his small town of a friend's prodigal son in search of forgiveness and redemption. The winner of two major literary awards and a New York Times Top10 Book of 2004, Gilead is an exquisitely written work of literary fiction, destined to become a classic, by one of today's finest writers.
|Author||: Marilynne Robinson|
|Editor||: Farrar, Straus and Giroux|
Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Critics Circle Award, Gilead is the long-hoped-for second novel by Marilynne Robinson, one of our finest writers--a hymn of praise and lamentation to the God-haunted existence that Reverend Ames loves passionately, and from which he will soon part. In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, an account of himself and his forebears. Ames is the son of an Iowan preacher and the grandson of a minister who, as a young man in Maine, saw a vision of Christ bound in chains and came west to Kansas to fight for abolition: He "preached men into the Civil War," then, at age fifty, became a chaplain in the Union Army, losing his right eye in battle. Reverend Ames writes to his son about the tension between his father--an ardent pacifist--and his grandfather, whose pistol and bloody shirts, concealed in an army blanket, may be relics from the fight between the abolitionists and those settlers who wanted to vote Kansas into the union as a slave state. And he tells a story of the sacred bonds between fathers and sons, which are tested in his tender and strained relationship with his namesake, John Ames Boughton, his best friend's wayward son. This is also the tale of another remarkable vision--not a corporeal vision of God but the vision of life as a wondrously strange creation. It tells how wisdom was forged in Ames's soul during his solitary life, and how history lives through generations, pervasively present even when betrayed and forgotten.
|Author||: Marilynne Robinson|
En 1956, sentant sa fin prochaine, le révérend John Ames rédige à l'attention de son très jeune fils une longue lettre en forme de méditation, seul héritage que sa pauvreté matérielle l'autorise à transmettre. Ames avait lui-même pour père un prêcheur de l'Iowa et pour grand-père un pasteur engagé, durant la guerre civile, dans la lutte pour l'abolition de l'esclavage. En rapportant les tensions dont il fut le témoin entre l'ardent pacifisme de l'un et l'activisme belliqueux de l'autre, le révérend Ames évoque au fil des pages le lien sacré qui, entre tendresse et inévitables conflits, unit les pères aux fils. De l'exercice du souvenir aux illuminations, des défaites de l'esprit à ses incertaines victoires, des enivrements de la chair ou des errements du coeur aux vertiges du mysticisme, c'est dans une langue aussi émouvante qu'inspirée que l'ultime sermon du révérend Ames élève à l'étrange grâce de vivre un hymne superbe, ample comme le pays dont il narre, à sa façon, l'histoire, bouleversant comme une prière.
|Author||: Timothy Larsen,Keith L. Johnson|
|Editor||: InterVarsity Press|
Pulitzer Prize–winning novelist Marilynne Robinson is one of the most eminent public intellectuals in America today, and her writing offers probing meditations on the Christian faith. Based on the 2018 Wheaton Theology Conference, this volume brings together the thoughts of leading theologians, historians, literary scholars, and church leaders who engaged in theological dialogue with Robinson's work—and with the author herself.
|Author||: Dan Abnett,Nik Vincent|
|Editor||: Games Workshop|
Re-release of classic Black Library fantasy title Gilead Lothain, shadowfast warrior and last of the line of Tor Anrok, travels the land slaking his thirst for vengeance on the dark creatures that stalk the forests and mountains of the Old World. With his faithful retainer Fithvael at his side, the doom-laden Gilead battles corrupt humans, beastmen, warriors of the Dark Gods and more in this collection of action-packed tales.
|Author||: Daniel P. Sulmasy|
|Editor||: Georgetown University Press|
Once rarely discussed in medical circles, the relationship between spirituality and health has become an important topic in health care. This change is evidenced in courses on religion and medicine taught in most medical schools, articles in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, and conferences being held all over the country. Yet, much of the discussion of the role of religion and spirituality in health care keeps the critical distance of only being about spirituality. A Balm for Gilead goes further, offering a work of spirituality. Sulmasy moves between the poetic and the speculative, addressing his subject in the tradition of great spiritual writers like Augustine and Bonaventure. He draws from philosophical and theological sources—specifically, Hebrew and Christian scripture—to illuminate how the art of healing is integrally tied to a sense of the divine and our ultimate interconnectedness. Health care professionals—and anyone else involved with the care of the sick and dying—will find this series of meditations both inspiring and instructive. Sulmasy addresses the spiritual malaise that physicians, nurses, and other health care workers experience in their professional lives, and explores how these Christian healers can be inspired to persevere in the care of the sick. Drawing on the parable of the prodigal son, for instance, Sulmasy illustrates how some physicians have put financial gain ahead of their patients, and how genuine spirituality might change their hearts. He examines both enigmatic topics such as the relationship between sinfulness, sickness, and suffering and the spirituality of more routine topics such as preventive medicine. In one especially stirring and poignant meditation, he reflects on the spirituality of dying in the light of Christian hope. A Balm for Gilead interweaves prayer and reflection, pointing the way to a twenty-first-century spirituality for health care professionals and their patients.
|Author||: M. Robinson|
|Editor||: Hachette Digital|
In 1956, toward the end of Reverend John Ames's life, he begins a letter to his young son, a kind of last testament to his remarkable forebears. 'It is a book of such meditative calm, such spiritual intensity that is seems miraculous that her silence was only for 23 years; such measure of wisdom is the fruit of a lifetime. Robinson's prose, aligned with the sublime simplicity of the language of the bible, is nothing short of a benediction. You might not share its faith, but it is difficult not to be awed moved and ultimately humbled by the spiritual effulgence that lights up the novel from within' Neel Mukherjee, The Times 'Writing of this quality, with an authority as unforced as the perfect pitch in music, is rare and carries with it a sense almost of danger - that at any moment, it might all go wrong. In Gilead, however, nothing goes wrong' Jane Shilling, Sunday Telegraph
|Author||: Stephen King,Peter David,Robin Furth|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Enter once more the world of Roland Deschain—and the world of the Dark Tower...now presented in a stunning graphic novel form that will unlock the doorways to terrifying secrets and bold storytelling as part of the dark fantasy masterwork and magnum opus from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stephen King. “The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed.” With these unforgettable words, millions of readers were introduced to Stephen King’s iconic character Roland Deschain of Gilead. Roland is the last of his kind, a “gunslinger” charged with protecting whatever goodness and light remains in his world—a world that “moved on,” as they say. In this desolate reality—a dangerous land filled with ancient technology and deadly magic, and yet one that mirrors our own in frightening ways—Roland is on a spellbinding and soul-shattering quest to locate and somehow save the mystical nexus of all worlds, all universes: the Dark Tower. Now, in the graphic novel series Stephen King's The Dark Tower: Beginnings, originally published by Marvel Comics in single-issue form and creatively overseen by Stephen King himself, the full story of Roland's troubled past and coming-of-age is revealed. Sumptuously drawn by Jae Lee and Richard Isanove, plotted by longtime Stephen King expert Robin Furth, and scripted by New York Times bestselling author Peter David, Beginnings is an extraordinary and terrifying journey into Roland’s origins—ultimately serving as the perfect introduction for new readers to Stephen King’s modern literary classic The Dark Tower, while giving longtime fans thrilling adventures merely hinted at in his blockbuster novels. The evil deceptions woven by the merciless, mesmerizing power of the mystical seeing sphere known as “Maerlyn’s Grapefruit” warped Roland Deschain of Gilead’s sense of reality, causing him to unintentionally commit a shocking and unforgivable crime—one that may surely earn him a swift journey to the gallows. But what has happened to Roland is only a taste of the bitter fate for all of Mid-World’s noblest defenders, as the violent insanity and destructive scheming of the monstrous “Good Man” John Farson and the inhuman Marten Broadcloak finally culminate in an all-out assault on the city of Gilead itself....
|Author||: Stephen King|
|Editor||: Marvel Entertainment|
Upon discovering the deadly seeing sphere known as Maerlyn's Grapefruit has been stolen, Steven Deschain also finds that his son Roland has murdered his mother.
|Author||: Marilynne Robinson|
|Editor||: Galaxia Gutenberg / Círculo de Lectores|
Gilead es un pequeño pueblo de Iowa, apenas un puñado de casas dispuestas a lo largo de unas pocas calles, tiendas, un elevador de grano, una torre del agua y la vieja estación del tren. Las generaciones se suceden en una vida en apariencia apacible que se organiza alrededor de las comunidades religiosas. A través de una extensa carta que el reverendo John Ames escribe a su hijo de siete años para que éste la lea una vez él haya muerto, Marilynne Robinson narra con mano maestra el orden y la nada aparentes de la comunidad. Pero en cualquier grupo humano, como en la consciencia de cualquier hombre, basta escarbar un poco para que afloren las limitaciones y las bajezas que los pueblan. Con una voz luminosa e inolvidable, John Ames abre su alma, elucubra acerca de la soledad, la guerra, la pérdida de la fe, la redención, los celos, para descubrirnos la condición humana y conseguir transmitir el milagro de la existencia. Porque Gilead es, en sí misma, una esplendorosa celebración de la vida, pero también un fiel retrato de la América profunda dominada por la religiosidad y por la ignorancia de todo lo que sucede unos kilómetros más allá. De gran intensidad poética, Gilead atesora la desnuda sencillez y la serena y abrumadora belleza de las obras que logran perdurar en el tiempo. Publicada por vez primera en lengua castellana, Gilead mereció el premio Pulitzer 2005 y el National Book Critic Circles Award y consolidó a Marilynne Robinson como una de las narradoras más imponentes y de mayor calidad de la actual narrativa norteamericana.
Gilead s Gambit Sci fi novel space opera adventure inspired by Mass Effect Star Wars Judge Dredd Blade Runner
|Author||: Alexei Cyren|
|Editor||: Alexei Cyren|
Ariel Blake is one of the top Siren agents of the System Alliance who is driven by one thing: revenge. She discovers the Black Phoenix terrorists are after her childhood friend, Eve Lang when they attack the mall in their home town. Worse still, Eve is not all she appears to be and Ariel must wrestle with her transformation into something that is no longer… human. That doesn’t stop her from putting Eve’s safety as priority number one and keeping her out of Phoenix hands. Rake Ashcor, the assassin who nearly killed her at Night Harbour is also gunning for Eve. If Rake gets her, the Black Phoenix may obtain the key to using the Solid State Shadow technology. Something Ariel fears more than anything. Solid State Shadow: Gilead’s Gambit is part of an action packed sci-fi space opera that is inspired by Mass Effect, Star Wars, Judge Dredd, Die Hard, Continuum and Blade Runner. Adventure, romance, revenge, mecha, paranormal powers and intrigue fill the pages of this continuing saga. If you’re looking for nearly non-stop, blood pumping excitement you should get this book! Gilead’s Gambit is Book Two of the Solid State Sigma Series.
|Author||: Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot|
|Editor||: Penguin Mass Market|
"Combining the passion of a family member with the skepticism of a social sicentist, Lightfoot raises the standard of authenticity in African American biography."-Washington Post Book World. Winner of the Christopher Award.
|Author||: David Harze|
|Editor||: Writers Republic LLC|
It's about life people and love. It is how I express my kindness to an audience willing to be captivated by words. May my words enlighten each individual wishing to learn or be inspired whatsoever with this ingenuity. It's a story about the hardships of a businessman growing up in the boroughs of New York mainly queens, hell's kitchen or tribeca. One sort of experiencing a spiritual renaissance. Taking note of the factors for reconditioning. There's a lot to see, and believe in. And the area drags you to initiate work patterns into environmental success. As more becomes available to me the further can my writings extend and who knows to how far will my thoughts be heard, and bring joy, love and peace.
|Author||: Margaret Atwood|
|Editor||: McClelland & Stewart|
WINNER OF THE BOOKER PRIZE LONGLISTED FOR THE SCOTIABANK GILLER PRIZE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER Margaret Atwood's dystopian masterpiece, The Handmaid's Tale, has become a modern classic—and now she brings the iconic story to a dramatic conclusion in this riveting sequel. More than fifteen years after the events of The Handmaid's Tale, the theocratic regime of the Republic of Gilead maintains its grip on power, but there are signs it is beginning to rot from within. At this crucial moment, the lives of three radically different women converge, with potentially explosive results. Two have grown up as part of the first generation to come of age in the new order. The testimonies of these two young women are joined by a third voice: a woman who wields power through the ruthless accumulation and deployment of secrets. As Atwood unfolds The Testaments, she opens up the innermost workings of Gilead as each woman is forced to come to terms with who she is, and how far she will go for what she believes. "The literary event of the year." —The Guardian "The international literary event of the season." —Globe and Mail "It’s terrifying and exhilarating." —Judges of the Booker Prize 2019
|Author||: Mazs M. Yebbus|
|Editor||: Dorrance Publishing|
Going for Balm in Gilead By: Masz M. Yebbus Samuel was born in an African village, where the ancestors used to depend on natural indicators to predict the start of seasonal rains. Lately, the indicators had become unreliable, and when the community failed to predict the onset of rains, crops failed, and the threat of famine loomed large on the horizon. Samuel was blamed because he had passed on information about the rains, which turned out to be wrong. Assisted by an enigmatic village pastor, Samuel escaped to the city before society could exact its retribution. Enticed by the prospects of better income abroad, Samuel crossed the Mediterranean Sea illegally, to settle in Gilead in Europe. Unfortunately, life in Gilead did not turn out as he had envisaged. This book chronicles Samuel’s struggle to achieve success. It tells the story of how he had to straddle two parallel worlds of existence, and the ultimate discovery that because he had become exotic in both worlds, ‘home’ was nowhere. This is Samuel’s story of how he ultimately discovers that the secret of success lay in self-reconciliation, and that at the heart of this, was the definition of ‘home.’