Thin Places

Thin Places


  • Author: Mary E. DeMuth
  • Release Date : 2010-02-02
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
  • File Size: 961689 Bytes


In her moving spiritual memoir, Mary DeMuth traces the winding path of “thin places” in her life—places where she experienced longing and healing more intensely than before. As DeMuth writes, “Thin places are snatches of holy ground, tucked into the corners of our world, where we might just catch a glimpse of eternity. They are aha moments, beautiful realizations, when the Son of God bursts through the hazy fog of our monotony and shines on us afresh.”From losing her earthly father to discovering a heavenly Father who never leaves, from singing Olivia Newton-John songs to the sky to worshiping God under a French sun, from surviving abuse as a latchkey kid to experiencing the joy of mothering three children, DeMuth’s story calls readers to...

Thin Places

Thin Places


  • Author: Jordan Kisner
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Essays
  • File Size: 1217627 Bytes


A Los Angeles Times BestsellerA Lit Hub | Chicago Review | Ms. Magazine March pick A Lambda Literary Most Anticipated BookIn this perceptive and provocative essay collection, an award-winning writer shares her personal and reportorial investigation into America’s search for meaningWhen Jordan Kisner was a child, she was saved by Jesus Christ at summer camp, much to the confusion of her nonreligious family. She was, she writes, “just naturally reverent,” a fact that didn’t change when she—much to her own confusion—lost her faith as a teenager. Not sure why her religious conviction had come or where it had gone, she did what anyone would do: “You go about the great American work of assigning yourself to other gods: yoga, talk radio, neoat...

Thin Places
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Thin Places


  • Author : Jordan Kisner
  • Publisher : Farrar, Straus and Giroux
  • Release Date : 2020-03-03
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374719388


Thin Places Book Description :

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller A Lit Hub | Chicago Review | Ms. Magazine March pick A Lambda Literary Most Anticipated Book In this perceptive and provocative essay collection, an award-winning writer shares her personal and reportorial investigation into America’s search for meaning When Jordan Kisner was a child, she was saved by Jesus Christ at summer camp, much to the confusion of her nonreligious family. She was, she writes, “just naturally reverent,” a fact that didn’t change when she—much to her own confusion—lost her faith as a teenager. Not sure why her religious conviction had come or where it had gone, she did what anyone would do: “You go about the great American work of assigning yourself to other gods: yoga, talk radio, ne...

Thin Places

Thin Places


  • Author : Jon Huckins
  • Publisher : House Studio
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 083412887X


Thin Places Book Description :

While praying for his community on the Island of Iona, the Celtic monk St. Columba described his experience as a thin place- a location where heaven and earth seemed only thinly separated.In the same way, God’s kingdom is being realized here on earth with stories of restoration and redemption. Our God moved into the neighborhood, seeking to invite us into his story of reconciliation, and commission us to missionally engage our neighborhoods with the good news of the kingdom.Joining the concepts of monasticism and mission, author Jon Huckins will walk you through six postures of missional formation: listening, submerging, inviting, contending, imagining, and entrusting. As you begin to employ these postures, become apprentices of Jesus who are commi...

Thin Places

Thin Places


  • Author : Kerri ni Dochartaigh
  • Publisher : Canongate Books
  • Release Date : 2021-01-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781786899620


Thin Places Book Description :

A breathtaking mix of memoir, nature writing and history: this is Kerri ní Dochartaigh’s story of a wild Ireland, an invisible border, an old conflict and the healing power of the natural world 'A special, beautiful, many-faceted book' Amy Liptrot 'A remarkable piece of writing . . . Luminous' Robert Macfarlane Kerri ní Dochartaigh was born in Derry, Northern Ireland, at the very height of the Troubles. She was brought up on a grey and impoverished council estate on the wrong side of town. But for her family, and many others, there was no right side. One parent was Catholic, the other was Protestant. In the space of one year they were forced out of two homes and when she was eleven a homemade petrol bomb was thrown through her bedroom window. Ter...

Thin Places

Thin Places


  • Author : Tracy Balzer
  • Publisher : Leafwood Publishers
  • Release Date : 2007-05-03
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0891125132


Thin Places Book Description :

There has been a revival of all things Celtic in recent decades, producing everything from Irish folk music to a rise in pagan mysticism. By contrast, Tracy Balzer's book, THIN PLACES: An Evangelical Journey into Celtic Christianity is written to introduce contemporary Christians to the great spiritual legacy of the early Celts, a legacy that has remained undiscovered or inaccessible for many in the evangelical tradition. Thin Places not only reveals the deeply scriptural, sacramental faith of the Celts, but also provides ways for us to learn from this ancient faith expression, applying fresh and lively spiritual disciplines to our lives today....

The Thin Places

The Thin Places


  • Author : Kevin Koch
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2018-10-01
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781532639845


The Thin Places Book Description :

In Irish Celtic lore, "thin places" are those locales where the veil between this world and the otherworld is porous, where there is mystery in the landscape. The earth takes on the hue of the sacred among peoples whose connection to place has remained unbroken through the ages. What happens, then, when a Celtic view of nature is brought home to a North American landscape in which many inhabitants' ancestral connections to place are surface-thin? In a quest to find a deeper spiritual landscape in his own home, Kevin Koch applies eight principles of a Celtic spiritual view of nature to places in Ireland and to the American Midwest's rugged Driftless Area, an unglaciated region of river bluffs, rock outcrops, and steeply wooded hills. The Thin Places b...

Thin Places

Thin Places


  • Author : Ann Armbrecht
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-12-22
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780231146531


Thin Places Book Description :

Thin Places is an eloquent meditation on what it means to move between cultures and how one might finally come home, a particular paradox in a culture that lacks deep ties to the natural world. During the 1990s, Ann Armbrecht, an American anthropologist, made several trips to northeastern Nepal to research how the Yamphu Rai acquired, farmed, and held onto their land; how they perceived their area's recent designation as a national park and conservation area; and whether-as she believed-they held a wisdom about living on the earth that the industrialized West had forgotten. What Armbrecht found instead were men and women who shared her restlessness, people also driven by the feeling that there must be more to life than they could find in their villag...

Thin Places
Score: 4.5
From 62 Ratings

Thin Places


  • Author : Mary E DeMuth
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2010-02-02
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780310564744


Thin Places Book Description :

In her moving spiritual memoir, Mary DeMuth traces the winding path of “thin places” in her life—places where she experienced longing and healing more intensely than before. As DeMuth writes, “Thin places are snatches of holy ground, tucked into the corners of our world, where we might just catch a glimpse of eternity. They are aha moments, beautiful realizations, when the Son of God bursts through the hazy fog of our monotony and shines on us afresh.”From losing her earthly father to discovering a heavenly Father who never leaves, from singing Olivia Newton-John songs to the sky to worshiping God under a French sun, from surviving abuse as a latchkey kid to experiencing the joy of mothering three children, DeMuth’s story calls readers to...

Thin Places

Thin Places


  • Author : John Crossley Morgan
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Genre: Philosophy
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781606081860


Thin Places Book Description :

When he was asked to summarize his philosophy, Plato reportedly said: Practice dying, which seems a rather strange, even morbid, comment until one realizes that every life consists of passages, some smooth and some not. Within these passages are what John Morgan calls thin places. On a trip to Wales, Morgan discovered that the term thin places is part of Celtic culture. Thin places are those places where the eternal and the temporal touch, if only for a brief glimpse; where you know that life is more than just the obvious. Thin places can be of great beauty, where life's meaning breaks through by the ocean or in the mountains; but thin places can also arise in the life of every person, whether with the birth of a child or the death of a family member...

Thin Places and Five Clues in Their Architecture

Thin Places and Five Clues in Their Architecture


  • Author : Page Highfill
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2009-07
  • Genre: Art
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780578031583


Thin Places and Five Clues in Their Architecture Book Description :

Ever felt a "been-there-before" presence at a place you visited... for the first time? If so, you may have stumbled upon a Thin Place, described in Celtic history as places where the veil between this world and another becomes very thin; places where different eras often seem to merge; and places where people feel connected to a stirring presence. In this book you will discover how to identify five ways Thin Places engage with us; how to utilize the low-cost benefits at Thin Places; how to score engagement levels at places you visit; and how to "seed" new Thin Places with your architect....

Into Thin Places

Into Thin Places


  • Author : Robert P. Vande Kappelle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-01-12
  • Genre: Religion
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781610970938


Into Thin Places Book Description :

In this third volume of his "Adventures in Spirituality" trilogy, Dr. Robert Vande Kappelle travels from Amsterdam to Cairo in search of his cultural and spiritual roots, inviting readers to join him in exploring fabled places across the Mediterranean World. Despite the grave problems centered in this region, it is the birthplace of Western civilization and the source of the world's three guiding religions. Readers unfamiliar with the emergence and development of Western civilization will find Into Thin Places a compelling introduction; others will discover here a new perspective.Affirming the human quest for adventure, meaning, and wholeness, Professor Vande Kappelle beckons adventurers to enjoy the wonderful experiences described in the book's "tra...