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Letter to a Godchild: Concerning Faith By Reynolds Price Harper Peck Voll,

  • Title: Letter to a Godchild: Concerning Faith
  • Author: Reynolds Price Harper Peck Voll
  • ISBN: 9780743291804
  • Page: 329
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the year 2000 acclaimed author Reynolds Price became honorary godfather to Harper Peck Voll As a christening gift, Price composed a letter to the child, one intended as a brief guide for Harper s spiritual future The letter sketched the crucial roles which faith had played in Price s own life and whittled down those lessons the author felt were most valuable Later, PIn the year 2000 acclaimed author Reynolds Price became honorary godfather to Harper Peck Voll As a christening gift, Price composed a letter to the child, one intended as a brief guide for Harper s spiritual future The letter sketched the crucial roles which faith had played in Price s own life and whittled down those lessons the author felt were most valuable Later, Price realized that in a rapidly complicating world, his thoughts might also be useful for other children and their parents Here, then, is an expanded version of the original letter an eloquent, thoughtful, and inspiring look at faith from one of the most revered American writers and most respected students of religion In Letter to a Godchild, Price recounts how his life has been shaped by numerous and varied spiritual influences from the Bible story books his parents bought him before he could read, to the childhood days spent exploring dense woods near his home woods where he searched for arrowheads and spied on numerous wild animals , to Sundays at church with his father and mother, his travels around the world to magisterial structures as various as St Peter s and the old Penn Station, and years of study both in and out of the classroom With no trace of self pity, he explains how his faith grew and deepened when in 1984 after a life of robust health he suffered a cancer that eventually led to paralysis of his lower body Letter to a Godchild includes striking pictures of the buildings, objects, places, and events that have deepened the author s religious sensibility He has also compiled a comprehensive section on further reading, looking, and listening that provides suggestions for books, art, and music that will entertain as well as enhance this volume A profoundly intelligent and moving explication of religion and spirituality, Letter to a Godchild is an exhilarating experience for readers of all faiths.
    Letter to a Godchild Concerning Faith In the year acclaimed author Reynolds Price became honorary godfather to Harper Peck Voll As a christening gift Price composed a letter to the child one intended as a brief guide for Harper s s

    One thought on “Letter to a Godchild: Concerning Faith”

    1. Price was a critically esteemed novelist and longtime Duke University professor, but interestingly to me he wrote several books in his later decades of life sharing his religious experiences and beliefs He had an individualist approach to a form of liberal Christianity deeply informed by a handful of mystical experiences with the divine which he was not embarrassed to write about, perhaps something of a surprise given his social and academic position In this slim but extremely rich volume Price [...]

    2. Not an overly easy read, but certainly a thought provoking one Reynolds Price gave his godson quite a gift in this letter concerning life and faith.

    3. Reynolds Price is very eloquent and I love his wording, whether in fiction or non fiction This book was an easy read and one that allowed for personal meditation on faith and religion.

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