All Things Give God Glory
A Catholic Anthology
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Paperback / softback
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of Pages: 256
Width: 13.8 cm
Height: 21.6 cm
This beautiful anthology has been collected over a number of years. The compilers have assembled texts from a vast range of sources; Sally Rena, in particular, has endured much personal hardship and loss - the origins of this anthology lie in her own personal needs. As she coped with the problems she faced, she gathered together texts which she found gave her courage, hope, and inspiration. The result is an outstanding collection of material ranging from St. Augustine to Ruth Burrows, Malcolm Muggderidge, Rerne Voillaume, and Vincent McNab. The book is full of the most pleasant surprises for it also contains words of encouragement from writers like Eric Newby, Willa Cather, and Osip Mandelstam. There is a text from Napoleon and an outstanding short passage by Albert Einstein called "The Sensation of the Mystical" - a remarkable piece of writing for a scientist. The writers are mainly drawn from the Catholic tradition with each piece carefully set in a sequence giving the book its own rhythm. Timothy Radcliffe's Foreword sets the style, content, and ethos of the book as a whole.
"'This is a true anthology. It is the history of someone's reading, which is almost the same as the history of someone's life. The difference between this and the usual anthology of uplifting thoughts is the difference between a cherished collection of china some collected, some inherited and some accidentally acquired and a well-designed but conformist dinner set from IKEA... there is nothing obvious or trite or sugary about Sally Rena's choices.' Catholic Herald '...fascinating and insightful.' Jack Carrigan, Catholic Herald"