All Things Give God Glory: A Catholic Anthology

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9780860124153: All Things Give God Glory: A Catholic Anthology

An anthology of mainly Catholic writings, which have given strength and courage to the compilers in times of hardship and difficulty. A book of hope. The compilers of this anthology (who are cousins) have assembled texts from a wide range of sources. Sally Rena in particular, has endured much personal hardship and loss, and 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, 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, however, and important contributions are from Chesterton, Teresa of Avila, Newman and Thomas Merton. This beautiful anthology has been collected over a number of years and each extract is carefully set in a sequence. The book has its own rhythm. Along with Victor Gollancz's "God of a Hundred Names" and Elizabeth Basset's "Love is My Meaning", this is an anthology with sales for many years ahead. Sally Rena has written an Introduction explaining the origins and sense of the anthology. Fr Timothy Radcliffe has written a Foreword describing the style, content and ethos of the books as a whole.

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Sally Rena is a novelist and journalist. Her novels including the prize winning The Sea Road West were published by Weidenfeld. Fr Timothy Radcliffe was until recently Master of The Dominican Order. He lives in Oxford.

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'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 The Catholic Herald)

'an outstanding collection of material' (The Universe)

'This book has a strong Catholic flavour, but as there are sources and opinions from people who are not Christian, there is a great variety in these 500 extracts. It is interspersed with passages that made me smile, it is grounded in reality and speaks to me in my daily life, and I think would be a valuable companion for others too...I certainly recommend this book.'Beverley CSF, Franciscan (Beverley CSF, Franciscan, Vol 19. No. 3, Sept 2007)

'...fascinating and insightful.' (Sanford Lakoff The Catholic Herald)

'This book has a strong Catholic flavour, but as there are sources and opinions from people who are not Christian, there is a great variety in these 500 extracts. It is interspersed with passages that made me smile, it is grounded in reality and speaks to me in my daily life, and I think would be a valuable companion for others too...I certainly recommend this book.'Beverley CSF, Franciscan (Sanford Lakoff)

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Published by Anglican Book Centre (2005)
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