Life Lines: Holding on (and Letting Go)

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Beacon Press, Sep 17, 1997 - Religion - 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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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 (1948-2009) served for almost three decades as senior minister and was minister of public theology at All Souls Unitarian Church in New York City. He wrote or edited twenty-five books, including Love & Death: My Journey through the Valley of the Shadow; So Help Me God: The Founding Fathers and the First Great Battle Over Church and State; Freedom from Fear: Finding the Courage to Act, Love and Be; and The Cathedral of the World: A Universalist Theology.

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