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Amazing grace: a vocabulary of faith
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New York : Riverhead Books, 1999.
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First Riverhead trade paperback edition.
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384 pages ; 21 cm
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Struggling with her return to the Christian church after many years away, Kathleen Norris found it was the language of Christianity that most distanced her from faith. Words like "judgment", "faith", "dogma", "salvation", "sinner" -- even "Christ" -- formed what she called her "scary vocabulary", words that had become so codified or abstract that their meanings were all but impenetrable. She found she had to wrestle with them and make them her own before they could confer their blessings and their grace. Blending history, theology, story-telling, etymology, and memoir, Norris uses these words as a starting point for reflection, and offers a moving account of her own gradual conversion. She evokes a rich spirituality rooted firmly in the chaos of everyday life -- and offers believers and doubters alike an illuminating perspective on how we can embrace ancient traditions and find faith in the contemporary world.

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English
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9781573227216, 1573227218

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Struggling with her return to the Christian church after many years away, Kathleen Norris found it was the language of Christianity that most distanced her from faith. Words like "judgment", "faith", "dogma", "salvation", "sinner" -- even "Christ" -- formed what she called her "scary vocabulary", words that had become so codified or abstract that their meanings were all but impenetrable. She found she had to wrestle with them and make them her own before they could confer their blessings and their grace. Blending history, theology, story-telling, etymology, and memoir, Norris uses these words as a starting point for reflection, and offers a moving account of her own gradual conversion. She evokes a rich spirituality rooted firmly in the chaos of everyday life -- and offers believers and doubters alike an illuminating perspective on how we can embrace ancient traditions and find faith in the contemporary world.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Norris, K. (1999). Amazing grace: a vocabulary of faith. First Riverhead trade paperback edition. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Norris, Kathleen, 1947-. 1999. Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith. New York: Riverhead Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Norris, Kathleen, 1947-, Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith. New York: Riverhead Books, 1999.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Norris, Kathleen. Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith. First Riverhead trade paperback edition. New York: Riverhead Books, 1999. Print.

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