Overall, I would recommend this book (as a friend) to someone who might need to do a little soul searching or perhaps one with a crisis of faith. I personally did feel real emotional about it. I felt it was a little heavy handed in how one can create or achieve anything. As a realist, it’s not something I personally believe, however, I do believe that we are capable of great things. It’s also nice to have a religious book that isn’t hyper-focused on the Bible.
At times, I became frustrated, feeling unappreciated and wondering why we had chosen such a lonely life. My husband was the only person I had, and yet he seemed so distant. Before I could ever become despondent though, my husband would find small ways to reaffirm our love and commitment. Thankfully that time of our lives passed and we eventually returned home, secure in the knowledge that we could overcome any struggles as long as remained dedicated to each
First, ministry is not something that we do for “others,” instead ministry is a two-way relationship that also includes the minister. By engaging in ministry with this mentality, it will then become a more fruitful and life-giving experience for everyone involved. Second, there are two essential qualities that a minister needs to look for in someone who is interested in helping him in his ministry, and that is honesty and love. Without these two qualities, the team will never be truly able to accomplish all that God has in store for them. Third, a minister needs to take good care of himself by eating well, getting a restful sleep each night, and exercising regularly.
As a result, I struggled to focus on my studies and my depressive state led me to question the point of learning. This viewpoint was later eradicated when I realized I should be learning despite my struggles. Consequently, Lewis’ sermon explains what I had discerned, that it isn’t healthy to quit studying during hardships because God makes us knowledgeable, and to utilize our minds is to glorify
In both books, our main characters explore faith/lack of faith in the people dearest to their hearts, their families. It tests them, and makes them learn that you have to be independent sometimes. For example, ¨I did not weep, and it pained me that I could not weep. But I was out of tears. And deep inside me, if I could have searched the recesses of my feeble conscience, I might have found something like: Free at last!..¨ (Wiesel 112) Wiesel keeps faith in his father for quite some time.
Twain may have some deep issues and that 's why he uses so many different religions, he may not know what he believes. Religion in this story is a huge part of what happens and how others react to what happen. In the end, everyone is in an okay place spiritually. Huck didn’t really care about having to go home with Miss Watson and Tom didn’t really care that he had to stay with Miss Polly. The end of the story ended very happily and everyone
In many cases, reading religious stories would not be something that excites college students, but Traveling Mercies is not the average religious tale. The turning point in the novel is Lamott’s conversion; she sees Jesus in her bedroom and decides to stop resisting and let him into her life. The moment she does this is when her life changes completely and she is able to communicate with God through people and places in her life. Her friends, her home town, her church, even her neighbor are seemingly able to possess traits that God’s “perfect human” would have: kindness, generosity, patience, approachability, etc. The person who stood out the most, being Rick Fields of Lamott’s essay Fields.
For example, being quiet when my roommate is sleeping, keeping my belongings in my space, and keeping the room neat. I like to say, “I’m neat but not a clean freak.” I can 't wait to share the DIS Copenhagen study abroad program with my
Even in the midst of Mr. Goodman’s struggle and guilty conscience, he struggles whether or not to keep his ‘faith’. Faith is Goodman’s wife but also figuratively depicts Mr. Brown’s religious faith. A play of words with both literal and figurative meaning is used. Faith asking Brown not to leave and then later Brown telling the ‘devil’ that he was delayed by Faith. Figuratively it shows how Brown is held back because of his religious faith which could have stopped him from getting-together with the
“Somewhere else, huh?” His eyes narrowed. “What do you mean by that?” “A place where I don’t have to worry about anything, preferably heaven.” I felt myself starting to fall back into that happier place. “Walter?” I heard the counselor say as snapped back into reality. After he recaptured my attention, he continued to
In Fahrenheit 451, as the books become less and less present in society, so does religion. If I were to be put in a situation such as this, and all sources of knowledge was gone, I would still choose to preserve religion over all else. The moral and spiritual knowledge gained from the Bible would be more useful. In a society where education and learning doesn 't matter and isn 't valued, religion would still be valued to me; no matter what the society does or how it changes. The Bible originated from Oral Tradition, so I find it ironic that this would be the way to preserve it in such a twisted society.
It requests that you feel ok with not knowing answers to life’s questions while being skeptical and goes on to say in quite a few chapters to know your internal and external limitations “All you can do is tend to the causes—but you can’t control the results.” (Page 152) and be open to change and know that not everything in the world needs to be petrifying. It ends with the usually preached and rarely practiced message to be generous. Part five stays true in its message of: Be at Peace. Rick Hanson ends his novel off with the message of, albeit a bit cliché; love. Give love and receive love.
The resolution in a story presents you with a new and at least somewhat stable situation- that gives you a since of closure because the conflict has resolved. In the story of Cathedral, the resolution was when the narrator left his eyes closed, allowing him to see without his eyes and he feels free. He experienced what Robert feels in his everyday life and he learned a valuable less, you should never judge a book by its cover.
When reading a novel about the ideal society you begin think, this often leads to odd thoughts that you would have to share with your family unit if you had lived in this apparently perfect community. Just think about it, no homicide, no robbery, nothing that could possible put you or your assigned (yes, assigned) family in harm 's way, it really makes you ponder upon what you would be losing. But what about what you gain. We would call this place Utopia, a seemingly perfect, yet imagery (emphasis on imaginary) community. I prefer to think of it as a game, the only twist is you are the game creator your task is to keep everybody comfortable and relaxed, but still able to provide for themselves and others.
The first way to keep yourself from getting bored in tedious situations is to read. Always make sure you have a good book or interesting magazine with you wherever you go. not only does reading keep your mind sharp, but it helps you pass the time without becoming bored, tired, and grumpy. Many waiting rooms have magazines, but there may not be anything that you find interesting to read, and