Only the heart knows how to find them: precious memories for a faithless time

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Viking, 1991 - Biography & Autobiography - 217 pages
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Christopher de Vinck writes, "This book is a collection of memories and in memory stays with us the truth of our lives, not judicial truth, poetic truth; not accurate evidence, but instead wisdom, that notion we spend the rest of our lives trying to recapture". De Vinck writes about childhood and adolescence, marriage and family, career and loneliness, but his true subject is the ebb and flow of doubt and faith that underlies our daily lives.

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Only the heart knows how to find them: precious memories for a faithless time

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This book brings together over 40 of De Vinck's ( The Power of the Powerless , Doubleday, 1987) previously published essays. Each is brief, usually two or three pages, and easily read. However, they ... Read full review

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This book is short stories written by the author about his life. He is Catholic and mentions his faith a time or two but that is not the focus of the book. I very much enjoyed the light reading and his insight into the journey of life. Read full review


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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.

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