Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Library Loot: March 9 to 15

Library Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Claire from The Captive Reader and Marg from The Adventures of an Intrepid Reader that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

Marg has Mr Linky this week

Telling the truth: the Gospel as tragedy, comedy, and fairy tale by Frederick Buechner

In these first two theologian/preacher/novelist frederick Buechner muses on the gospel as story and use of storytelling techniques to communicate its message and the role of literature in faith and faith in the creation of literature.

The Clown in the Belfry: Writings on Faith and Fiction by Buechner, Frederick, 1926-

Chapter titles from The Clown hint at the content:

Faith and fiction -- Good books as a good book -- Paul sends his love -- Emerald city : a commencement address -- Flannery O'Connor --Opening of veins -- Adolescence and the stewardship of pain -- Advice to the next generation -- Clown in the belfry -- Light and dark -- Truth of stories -- Growing up -- Church -- Kingdom of God.

From Jesus to Christianity: How Four Generations of Visionaries & Storytellers Created the New Testament and Christian Faith by L. Michael White

A scholar of antiquities tells the story of the origins of Christianity as revealed via scholarly analysis of contemporary artifacts and manuscripts. With special attention paid to the role storytelling played in the propagation of the new faith.

A Language Older Than Words by Derrick Jensen.

I checked out the sequel to this at the Ashland branch a couple weeks ago. They are explorations of the impact human culture has on the environment with a strong emphasis on humanity's tendency towards violence as a means of control whether of other humans, other species, or the land itself.

Every Visible Thing by Lisa Carey

I saw this novel on a blog a couple of weeks ago and sent for it and now can't remember whose blog or why I was interested or even a glimmer of what it is about and I can't get to it right now to look as it is on the shelf on the other side of my sleeping husband.

Ocean Sea by Alessandro Baricco

This novel I sent for after watching the film The Legend of 1900 and then discovering in my research about it afterward that the screenplay had been an adaptation of his theatrical monologue Novecento. When I checked to see what our library system had of this Italian novelist/performer/director I found a half dozen short novels and chose this one to begin with as it seemed most closely related to The Legend of 1900 if only because they both are set on the sea.

4 tell me a story:

Bev Hankins 3/10/2011 11:38 AM  

Very interesting mix of books! Hope you enjoy them.

Here's my Loot:

Linda 3/10/2011 8:54 PM  

Lots of great books! Enjoy your loot!

Chinoiseries 3/11/2011 10:48 AM  

Great variety of books! I've added Ocean Sea, it looks quite interesting!

Marg 3/11/2011 1:17 PM  

What an interesting list of book!

Enjoy your loot.

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