Words to the Wise: Collected Essays

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Hope Publishing House, 2000 - 140 páginas
George MacDonald said, It is the heart that is not yet sure of its God that is afraid to laugh in his presence. G.K. Chesterton said, Solemnity flows out of us naturally but laughter is a leap. C.S. Lewis said, Joy is the serious business of heaven. This books is for people who enjoy the pleasure of playing with words and ideas. The 60 essays chosen for this collection run the gamut from coolheaded social satire to highspirited human interest and warmhearted inspiration. Some of the pieces gathered here appeared first in The Christian Century, Christianity Today, Eternity, The Wittenburg Door, The Reformed Journal, The Other Side and the Journal of Psychology and Theology.

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Let Paternity Flourish
81
What Price Honor and Who Pays the Bill
84
De gustibus non disputan dum estmy foot
86
A Patients View
88
Reactions from a Partial Woman
92
Making It
96
A Moving Target
97
Lovett or Leave It
99

Who Really Writes Our Books?
22
Screwed Again
24
Incisive Observations
26
Anyone Can Play
29
Hermeneutical Hijinks
31
Nice Good People
32
Our States of Disarray
34
1 Kings 31642
36
All Our Claims
38
That Man in Question
40
The Old Smoke Screen
42
Pure Poppycock
44
Speaking as a Woman
51
Getting Wise to the Wolf
53
An Ovumal Idea
55
They Call Themselves MADD? Well We Are DDAM Mad
57
A Random House Sampling
61
Sorry Wrong Number
65
Measureless to Man
67
Gulled Spelled Galled
70
Separating the Men from the Boys
72
Hymns and Hers in the Family of God
73
On Behalf of Men
76
The Root of the Matter
79
The Sovereignty of God
101
A Pocketful of Lost Coins
103
There Were Giants in Those Days
105
The Wedding Gift
106
We Are All Adopted
108
Loving Touches
110
My Candy Cross
112
Facing Life at Church
114
Little Ones to Him Belong
116
How It All Adds Up
118
The Gospel According to Pinocchio
121
You Choose Your Bed
122
Body Concepts
124
Perspective
126
About Suckers
127
Sixth Summer
129
Learning the Basics
130
Lord of the Differences
132
Kidnapped
134
Ladies Yoga and Christian Knees
135
Checking Out
137
The Bottom Line
139
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Página 105 - JESUS loves me ! this I know, For the Bible tells me so ; Little ones to him belong, They are weak, but He is strong. Yes, Jesus loves me, Yes, Jesus loves me, Yes, Jesus loves me, The Bible tells me so.
Página 105 - I smell the blood of an Englishman, Be he alive or be he dead, I'll grind his bones to make my bread.
Página 95 - That light we see is burning in my hall. How far that little candle throws his beams ! So shines a good deed in a naughty world.
Página 53 - Riding-Hood comes to me one Christmas Eve, to give me information of the cruelty and treachery of that dissembling Wolf who ate her grandmother, without making any impression on his appetite, and then ate her, after making that ferocious joke about his teeth. She was my first love. I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding-Hood, I should have known perfect bliss.
Página 119 - And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.
Página 128 - But there is another law at work within me that is at war with my mind. This law wins the fight and makes me a slave to the sin that is still within me.
Página 119 - For the throne of God and of the Lamb will be there, and His servants will worship Him.
Página 12 - Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases?
Página 96 - In God's eyes* he was like a tender green shoot, sprouting from a root in dry and sterile ground. But in our eyes there was no attractiveness at all, nothing to make us want him. ' We despised him and rejected him — a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief.
Página 13 - LITIGATION, n. A machine which you go into as a pig and come out of as a sausage.

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Kathryn Lindskoog plunged into an independent academic-honors project on C. S. Lewis in 1954, met him in 1956, & has been writing & teaching about him ever since. Although crippled with progressive multiple sclerosis, she has taught literature courses at several colleges as well as New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary & Fuller Seminary. Lewis originally opened the door to George MacDonald & Dante for her, & that has now led to this extraordinary array of discoveries about all three.

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