- member since April 13, 2009
Hi. I noticed you were also reading The World According To Garp. It's my first John Irving novel. I'm about half way through (liked the first 200 pages more than the last 100 pages) and starting to lose interest. I may put it down and come back to it later but sometimes later never happens. Would love to know whether you think I should stick with it. Happy Thanksgiving.
"May you listen to your longing to be free.
May the frames of your belonging be large
enough for the dreams of your soul.
May you arise each day with a voice of blessing whispering in your heart ...something good is going to happen to you.
May you find harmony between your soul and your life.
May the mansion of your soul never become a haunted place.
May you know the eternal longing that lies at the heart of time.
May there be kindness in your gaze when you look within.
May you never place walls between the light and yourself.
May you be set free from the prisons of guilt, fear, disappointment
May you allow the wild beauty of the invisible world to gather you,
mind you, and embrace you in belonging.
- by John O'Donohue
The Moderators of the group based on the book 1001 BOOKS YOU MUST READ BEFORE YOU DIE welcome you.
There is a general explanation of the group and some answers to FAQ under the discussion thread GROUP GUIDELINES. The past BOTM can be found pinned to the top for 2010 and 2009 if you want to search discussions you can join in anytime.
Our March BOTMs are:
1. The Awakening by Kate Chopin
2. Breakfast at Tiffany’s by Truman Capote
3. Woman In White by Wilkie Collins
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Many Biblical scholars believe that the gospel of Mark was the foundational source for Matthew and Luke, but these two gospels have details in common not found in Mark’s narrative. What is the mystery of the unknown source? Who was on the scene as an eyewitness but lost in the dust of centuries? The Sandal Maker reveals the possibilities in a fascinating journey of how the gospel came to be.
Hello, Susie. I’m the author of The Sandal Maker, a new book about the public ministry of Jesus from a unique point of view, a little edgy at times. It’s a detailed, chronological story that will take you on a fascinating journey in first century Galilee. What part did women play in his ministry? Was he the first feminist? What miracles were real? Why did Judas betray the Master? How does the gospel of Jesus compare to the gospel according to Peter and Paul? This is a “must read” for those on a true spiritual quest. You can read reviews at Amazon.com. I’m including here the publisher's notes. Read the reviews and let me know what you think.