What makes a book good? According to Mary Batchelor, good fiction 'rings true'. It encourages us to exercise our moral judgment, leads to greater understanding of ourselves and others, broadens our compassion, and expands our knowledge of life and of human strength and frailty. This book takes readers on a rich and stimulating journey through some of the world's finest literature, where the struggles and joys of life and faith are illustrated in timeless words and images. From Dante, Jane Austen, and Charles Dickens to Graham Greene, C.S. Lewis, and Maya Angelou, this comprehensive anthology brings together some of the best literary writing from the Bible onwards. Ranging from imaginative excerpts both powerful and profound to delightful selections of humor and satire, it offers a literary feast for browsing, discovery, and growth. The collection is divided into five topical sections reflecting the desires, sufferings, and searchings of human existence: the world we live in, being human, knowing God, good and evil, and the cycle of life.
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Customer Reviews for Common Grace: Life and Faith in Classic Literature
Review 1 for Common Grace: Life and Faith in Classic Literature
Date:May 29, 2012
Location:Kings Park, New York
Excellent subject matter for the discerning reader.
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Review 2 for Common Grace: Life and Faith in Classic Literature
This book is a good overview,has many selections.
Date:October 8, 2010
I enjoyed this book simply because of all the variety of authors and their books that they wrote,if you like a little inspiration with only a little depth ,then this is for you
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Review 3 for Common Grace: Life and Faith in Classic Literature
Date:June 18, 2010
Common Grace is one of the most exciting bargains I've received in the many years I've been a member! I so enjoyed this book I ordered three to give as gifts, and will probably order more...I haven't read the classics often, and only a fraction of them; this book has vastly renewed my interest. What a wonderful way to know which titles and authors I want to start with. And the brief bio's are an added treat...I did not realize how many were/are christians! Being elderly myself, I am looking forward to sharing this book with younger folks.