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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221249383
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 252
Size : 1 x 215 mm
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Let's Not Stay the Way We Are

Release date : 17/09/2020
When the world is  turned on its head, the reading of books and texts becomes even more necessary. In this collection of homilies, François Esperet shows us how spirituality is critical to our individual growth, and ultimately our survival.
François Esperet well known for his talents as a poet, but he is also a prophet who pronounces the liturgy every Sunday at a little church built of wooden logs where he serves as a deacon. He comments on selections from the Bible, weaving his own humble words as a... François Esperet well known for his talents as a poet, but he is also a prophet who pronounces the liturgy every Sunday at a little church built of wooden logs where he serves as a deacon. He comments on selections from the Bible, weaving his own humble words as a layman into the sacred texts and striving to make them holy. In this way, he revives a literary genre invented by the Church fathers, who offered the better part of their inspired thoughts to the faithful who gathered on Sundays to commune with the divine Word. Yet there is no need to be a practicing churchgoer, or even a believer, to follow the complexity of Paul’s letters illuminated by the light of a fervently creative exegesis. Esperet also takes us elsewhere to come alongside the Desert Fathers, poets like Baudelaire and Apollinaire, and even philosophers like Ernst Bloch and Theodor Adorno. He writes of mankind and our divine possibilities. Of a God both strange and familiar, in whose image we were created. Of an eternity within a moment’s reach and a Kingdom whose perfume here below announces its imminence. In seven stages, each addressing one of the requests in the Lord’s Prayer, he leads us on a path to discover God’s humanity and the deeply moving revelation of own divine future.
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EAN : 9782221249383
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 252
Size : 1 x 215 mm
Robert Laffont