How the Light Gets In: And Other Headlong Epiphanies (Paperback)
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Sixty prose poems ("proems," by the author's reckoning) on matters theological, spiritual, and mystical. White a bit outside Orbis' traditional spirituality offerings, this book will offer readers a lyrical but commonsense take on the ways grace, prayer, sin, suffering, and redemption play out in our daily lives. Doyle's "proems" are lyrical creations resemble poetry, but devoid of any meter or typical poetic structure - and yet they are not strictly prose either. These sixty selections will focus on the mundane and the everyday, but with a theological and a spiritual focus/gloss. Some will also be explicitly theological. Doyle is a prominent Catholic writer and editor, and his reflections in journals ranging from America to Harper's to The New York Times have earned him a significant following in the field of Catholic spiritual writing. In his previous books and articles, he has written spiritual/theological glosses on everything from fatherhood to basketball to religious vocations to his Sunday school classroom.
About the Author
Brian Doyle was the editor of Portland Magazine at the University of Portland - "the finest spiritual magazine in America" says Annie Dillard. He was the author of many books of essays and fiction, notably the novels Mink River and The Plover. Among honors for his work are the Catholic Book Award, three Pushcart Prizes, and the Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His work has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Harpers's, The New York Times, and many other periodicals around the world.