Life Lines: Holding on (and Letting Go)

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Beacon Press, 1997 - Psychology - 190 pages
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In this eloquent, personal, hopeful book, popular writer and minister Forrest Church explores the lifelines that can sustain us in times of trouble: deeper connections to neighbor and stranger, a better understanding of human limits, a larger view of our place in the universe.

"Excellent, truly excellent!"

—M. Scott Peck "Wise and wonderful. With great courage and compassion, Forrest Church helps us face the core issues of human existence: being alive and having to die."

—Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of When the Bough Breaks: The Cost of Neglecting Our Childr en "With wisdom from Ecclesiastes guiding the contemporary wisdom of one of our nation's leading pastors, Life Lines offers good counsel, comfort, and insight for today's dilemmas. Forrest Church takes on the toughest issues--love, death, guilt, and forgiveness--and comes up with practical, usable advice."

—Dan Wakefield, author of Expect a Miracle "At once insightful, provocative and comforting."

—Rabbi Michael Lerner, author of The Politics of Meaning

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Forrest Church was the Senior Minister of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City, until late 2006 when he was appointed as Minister of Public Theology. This book drew positive comments ... Read full review

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Unitarian minister Church examines the questions of human suffering, death, and the existence of God. He ultimately affirms the worthiness of faith in the mystery of God--not because of reasonable ... Read full review

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Forrest Church served almost three decades as senior minister and is now Minister of Public Theology of All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church in New York City. He was educated at Stanford University, Harvard Divinity School, and Harvard University, where he received his Ph.D. in early church history. He has written or edited twenty-three books, including Life Lines; Lifecraft; Bringing God Home; The American Creed; Freedom from Fear; and Love & Death.

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