Threads of Paradise: In the Fabric of Everyday Life

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Zondervan Publishing House, 1996 - Christian life - 191 pages
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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.

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