Items related to Walking With Arthur: Finding God On My Way to New York...

Walking With Arthur: Finding God On My Way to New York [A Spiritual Memoir] - Softcover

3.91 avg rating
( 32 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9781881273677: Walking With Arthur: Finding God On My Way to New York [A Spiritual Memoir]
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

1984 was a big year for James (Jim) O’Donnell.

It was the year his delinquent father died. It was the year his salary was cut after achieving some heroic success for his firm. It was the year his 9-year-old son talked about killing himself. And it was the year that he decided to divorce his wife.

It was in 1984 that Jim discovered he believed in nothing. He held nothing sacred. He trusted no one. And no one he knew was worth trusting.

That was, until he met Arthur.

In this spiritual memoir, Jim recounts his daily commutes with Arthur. Commutes during which Arthur never preached to Jim or handed him a tract, but the two men just walked. And God worked.

Written in frank and inviting style, Walking with Arthur will make you feel as if you are taking this journey alongside Jim.

A Short Excerpt from the Prologue:

In meeting Arthur, in 1984, I awoke as if from a long sleep. From a lifetime of self-absorption, I awoke to want to learn about the purpose and meaning of life.

I’m writing this book to encourage men, especially, to seek good friends—not any friends. Men need to look for friends who will help them discover what’s important in life. I hope men will talk to each other about the kinds of things my friend Arthur talked to me about.

What follows are some things that two friends talked about during five special years together. Our conversations appear in no particular order, though they are linked by the common hope that men might learn, grow, discover, and desire the good life—the really good life, that is.

This is a story about the great good that real friendship can do. It’s a story about my friend Arthur, how we met, what we did, what we talked about, and the profound effect his friendship has had on my life. I hope you have—or one day will have—such a friend, because such a friend is priceless inthe confusion and difficulty that life holds for us.

If hope you find a good friend with whom to share your won life and to grow wise, as good and wise a friend as Arthur was to me. May you find that someone, or may you come to desire to find such a friend—someone with whom you can share trivia as well as search out the deepest riches of wisdom. I hope you find a friend who not only watches Monday Night Football with you but who challenges your deepest convictions.

For me, that someone came into my life in 1984.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:
JAMES OżDONNELL spent many years as an executive in the financial services industry with such firms as Fidelity Investments and the Dreyfus Corporation. He is currently a professor of Business and Economics at Huntington University. He received his undergraduate degree from Brown University and his MBA from Columbia University. He is the author of Letters for Lizzie and Walking with Arthur, which chronicle his wifeżs battle with cancer and his spiritual journey as they walked through those trials together. OżDonnell currently resides in Huntington, Indiana.
Excerpt. İ Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
As I watched and learned from Arthur, I saw a new model of an adult man, so different from my cronies at work. I saw a Christian man seeking to live out a purposeful existence, serving his God and helping others. In him, I saw a man trying to do right and always willing to think through what "doing right" might be. From the very beginning, I asked Arthur my hardest questions, the kind of questions that I thought made faith impossible to accept. Like, how did he know Jesus was the one true God, and what did that mean? Or, with so much suffering in the world, how could he believe God is loving or powerful? Why do the good suffer as much as those who don't give a rip?" Arthur never recoiled from my nagging questions, nor did he seem to have a compulsive need to explain the ways of God. I learned as much from his silences and his manners as from his words.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

  • PublisherNorthfield Publishing
  • Publication date2005
  • ISBN 10 1881273679
  • ISBN 13 9781881273677
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages152
  • Rating
    3.91 avg rating
    ( 32 ratings by Goodreads )

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

O'Donnell, James
Published by Northfield Publishing (2005)
ISBN 10: 1881273679 ISBN 13: 9781881273677
New Soft Cover Quantity: 1
Seller:
booksXpress
(Bayonne, NJ, U.S.A.)

Book Description Soft Cover. Condition: new. Seller Inventory # 9781881273677

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 17.36
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

O'Donnell, James
Published by Northfield Publishing (2005)
ISBN 10: 1881273679 ISBN 13: 9781881273677
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldenWavesOfBooks
(Fayetteville, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. New. Fast Shipping and good customer service. Seller Inventory # Holz_New_1881273679

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 21.10
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

O'Donnell, James
Published by Northfield Publishing (2005)
ISBN 10: 1881273679 ISBN 13: 9781881273677
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
GoldBooks
(Austin, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: new. New Copy. Customer Service Guaranteed. Seller Inventory # think1881273679

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 28.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.25
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

O'Donnell, James
Published by Northfield Publishing (2005)
ISBN 10: 1881273679 ISBN 13: 9781881273677
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
Front Cover Books
(Denver, CO, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: new. Seller Inventory # FrontCover1881273679

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 28.83
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.30
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

James O'Donnell
Published by Northfield Pub (2005)
ISBN 10: 1881273679 ISBN 13: 9781881273677
New Paperback Quantity: 1
Seller:
Revaluation Books
(Exeter, United Kingdom)

Book Description Paperback. Condition: Brand New. new edition edition. 160 pages. 7.25x5.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1881273679

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 25.66
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 12.65
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

O'Donnell, James
Published by Northfield Publishing (2005)
ISBN 10: 1881273679 ISBN 13: 9781881273677
New Softcover Quantity: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(LOS ANGELES, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. In shrink wrap. Looks like an interesting title! 0.3. Seller Inventory # Q-1881273679

More information about this seller | Contact seller

Buy New
US$ 59.20
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.92
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds