Threads of Paradise: In the Fabric of Everyday Life

Front Cover
Zondervan Publishing House, 1996 - Christian life - 191 pages
0 Reviews
Much of our life is knit together with material so simple we fail to glimpse God's glory woven into the fabric. Christopher de Vinck brings a purer vision of life's beauty and meaning in these brief meditations on the ordinary, the small, and the hidden. This gifted writer, deftly using the power of language, helps us experience the wonder of a child's smile, a castle in the sand, a poet's heart, a mother's offering of freshly baked spice cake - and to see them as signs of Christ's eternal love speaking through common clay. Offering a lyrical look at the fabric of our lives - the jumbled threads and tangled moments that seem to have no pattern - the author uses the small and finite to open the mind to a world of larger ideals. A cricket's song, a wheel of white cheese, worn stone steps, a jaunty straw hat, the giggle of a little girl, the splash of a small boy playing in a creek, the morning sun lighting the eastern horizon - de Vinck weaves images and anecdotes to remind us that golden threads shine among the dark in the tapestry of life.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

Introduction
11
The Child of Light
26
May God Protect Us and Forgive Us
41
Copyright

11 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1996)

CHRISTOPHER DE VINCK has been a high school English teacher and administrator for twenty-five years. He has written many book including Finding Heaven and The Power of the Powerless, and his writings have appeared in such publications as the the Wall Street Journal, Reader's Digest, and the Catholic Digest. In addition, he speaks at many large conferences and retreats throughout the year. Christopher and his wife, Rosemary, have three children and live in New Jersey.

Bibliographic information