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Comfort Christopher Howse

Comfort

Christopher Howse

Published May 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780826472977
Hardcover
215 pages
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This is the alternative to Prozac for a generation which has lost the meaning of the word comfort. This new anthology from Christopher Howse is a sequel to his successful Best Sermons Ever and Best Spiritual Reading Ever. It contains more thanMoreThis is the alternative to Prozac for a generation which has lost the meaning of the word comfort. This new anthology from Christopher Howse is a sequel to his successful Best Sermons Ever and Best Spiritual Reading Ever. It contains more than eighty extracts, in prose and verse, from spiritual writers of a Christian background in the English language tradition. - this means British and American authors or classical authors whose writing were adopted by that tradition. The extracts are varied with shorter prayers and poems. The most celebrated book of comfort to date was published by Elizabeth Goudge thirty years ago. It is an area in which women writers have been particularly strong, and in this new book women writers feature prominently, including Emily Dickinson, Jane Austen, Teresa of Avila and Catherine of Sienna . Mr Howse opens his new collection with a brilliant introduction in which he shows the origin of the word comfort and how its true meaning has been traduced in common usage.