Cold Tangerines is a collection of stories that celebrate the extraordinary moments hidden in our everyday lives. It is about God, and about life, and about the thousands of daily ways in which an awareness of God changes and infuses everything. It is about spiritual life, and about all the things that we have called nonspiritual life that might be spiritual after all. It is the snapshots of a young woman making peace with herself and her life, and trying to craft a life that captures the energy and exuberance we long for in the midst of the fear and regret and envy we all carry with us. It is both a voice of challenge and song of comfort, calling us upward to the best possible life, and giving us room to breathe, to rest, to break down and break through. Cold Tangerines offers bright and varied glimpses of hope and redemption, in and among the heartbreak And boredom and broken glass.
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"It would be good for all of us if Shauna Niequist would promise to write a book like Cold Tangerines every year or two for the rest of our lives. Her sensitivity would sensitize us. Her honesty would puncture our pretensions. Her spiritual insight would take us deep. Her beautiful literary style would fire our imaginations. And her love - for life, for family, for God - would recenter us on what matters most. Let's hope this is the first of many books from this talented new first-rate writer." -Brian McLaren, author/speaker
"This is a book you can taste. No lights or makeup, no clichés or pretense. It is raw. It is refreshing... So real that you can hear the baby in the background as Shauna reflects on the hidden sacredness of everyday life." -Shane Claiborne, author / activist / recovering sinner (thesimpleway.org)
"I could not put down this remarkable book. But after the last page, I wanted to hug my kids harder, really taste the raspberries at dinner, and do a happy dance for the stunning gift of life. Shauna uses words to tap into the raw emotions of our humanity - joy, deep sadness, surprise, anger, jealousy, and most of all, delight. Not only do her stories open up a window into the life of this young woman, they also tap into all of our stories, reminding us of the wonder and privilege it is to walk for a time on this planet." -Nancy Beach, author/Willow Creek Association
"Shauna Niequist sets out to celebrate the often overlooked, sparkling details of life in her first book, Cold Tangerines. Through her collection of inspiring essays and stories, Niequist eloquently describes the seemingly insignificant fringes of our day-to-day lives, like the value of a favorite sweater or the sensation of being a solo traveler. The author demonstrates a keen prowess to tap into some of the deepest human emotions and describes her own with absolute sincerity. Cold Tangerines is not only a celebration of life's intricacies, but also a memoir of Niequist's life as an self-conscious teen, a wife and new mother, and a member of Willow Creek Church and the Mars Hill community. She writes: "I choose to believe that there may be a thousand big moments, embedded in this day, waiting to be discovered like tiny shards of gold. The big moments are the daily, tiny moments of courage and forgiveness and hope that we grab on to and extend to one another." Cold Tangerines offers a fresh perspective and outlook on life, bringing new hope to readers." -Radiant MagazineFrom the Back Cover:
"I want a life that sizzles and pops and makes me laugh out loud. And I don't want to get to the end, or to tomorrow, even, and realize that my life is a collection of meetings and pop cans and errands and receipts and dirty dishes. I want to eat cold tangerines and sing loud in the car with the windows open and wear pink shoes and stay up all night laughing and paint my walls the exact color of the sky right now. I want to sleep hard on clean white sheets and throw parties and eat ripe tomatoes and read books so good they make me jump up and down, and I want my everyday to make God belly laugh, glad that he gave life to someone who loves the gift."
Cold Tangerines is a collection of stories about God, and about life, and about the thousands of daily ways in which an awareness of God changes and infuses everything. It offers bright and varied glimpses of hope and redemption, giving us room to breathe, to break down and break through, calling us to our best possible lives.
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Descrizione libro Zondervan, 2007. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0310273609
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