I only regret that she did not write enough. The movement in 'As Kingfishers. I have a great interest in learning about other cultures through fiction. We are dealing here with a completed work of art. I enjoyed this book and although I found the main a bit naive she was very believable ad I did feel for her. In addition to developing new rhythmic effects, Hopkins was also very interested in ways of rejuvenating poetic language. I am a Teresa so I understood the young Teresa's dismay with her mother.
It is interesting to see that Hopkins reaches for another metaphor to put words on this: 'being indoors each one dwells'. There is a lot of I could not believe this was written sixty years ago. She is living in relative poverty, but, to the villagers, she is a rich outsider who deserves to be cheated and exploited. Now as an adult I've read the book and conjured my own pictures in my mind of kashmir and the people. I listened to this on audiobook. Come you indoors, come home; your fading fire Mend first and vital candle in close heart's vault; You there are master, do your own desire; What hinders? One of Peterson's greatest strengths is his use of imagination in understanding, explaining and applying the Scriptures. What guidelines should we follow? Peterson eschews the notions that spirituality can be pursued apart from everyday life or that it can be sought without the company of others.
In the process of asking them, he uses densely-packed imagery and unconventional rhythms that still have some critics scratching their heads today. The first movement, Following Falls and Falls of Rain, is suspended in tone, but with hope, depicting the kingfisher slowly emerging from its nest in the early morning stillness, just after a heavy rain storm. That time is not wasted either, in my opinion. If you found my review helpful,. Maybe this is why i'm not following it. Our reading of the sonnet should emphasise this by accenting the word 'mortal' as the development which it is.
Though not exaggerated by much. I could not believe this was written sixty years ago. Another must read for India lovers. Highly recommend this to anyone and everyone. A chasm had developed between the way I was preaching from the pulpit and my deepest convictions on what it meant to be a pastor.
This witness from a poem — along with his realization that there was a disconnect between his preaching and his deepest convictions of what he should be doing as a pastor — marked the beginning of a new way of viewing ministry for Eugene Peterson. This isn't a quick read. I have loved Peterson's richness in thought and expression and was looking for some inspiration in those areas. The pattern by which the consonants and vowels are repeated and varied replicates the subtle but discernible change in pitch as pebbles of different shapes and sizes strike the water below. Although I love words, I fail to capture meaning and beauty the way Peterson so consistently does. Once again the words quicken into a richer sense, and imagery is at its core: Acts in God's eye what in God's eye he is - Christ.
And the format reads a bit differently as well. Maybe this is why i'm not following it. Friendship takes time and careful listening. As a collection of sermons the analysis was kept a bit shorter than I would have preferred. Makes you really, really wonder the shock those kids must have gotten when they eventually in their teens had to go to a school with subjects like math in England or Scotland. Anyone who grapples with Greek ends up with a changed perception of English. His sermons don't try to impress, but they do pull you into the heart of the text within the breadth of scripture itself.
Seriously, we're worried about it. The Sophies of the world can live their lives in abandon knowing the Teresas of the world will take care of things when they fall apart. His words, written for speaking, are sure, intimate, and trustworthy. For Sophia, in all her waiting for Toby to save her- not as much. Almost immediately Sophie becomes ill, and the family are required to live at the Mission Hospital while Sophie recovers, a place where Dr Glenister, Little Dr Lochinvar and sisters Pilkington and Locke look after them making Teresa feel safe.
This book is a collection of 49 sermons from his almost 30 years of pastoring in Maryland. There are only a couple of places where I would have a more conservative view on authorship or composition than he plainly states. Her plan is greeted by concern and disbelief by the westerners at the Mission Hospital who regard the Pundit whose house she has taken and other locals Sophie has befriended with suspicion. His focus much of the time is on the incarnation of Jesus not just into the world but into the daily lives of his parishioners. Taking a small ramshackle house called Dilkhush for a nominal rent pledging to undertake repairs herself she plans to set up home in this isolated place during the harsh Kashmiri winter.