Sweet Heaven When I Die

Autor: Jeff Sharlet
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393079635
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Paints a portrait of the American spiritual landscape by profiling religious radicals, realists and escapists from a congregation of urban anarchists to a youth evangelist in this linked narrative from the author of best-selling The Family. 15,000 first printing.

Write Choices

Autor: Susan (Sue) M. Hertz
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452230854
File Size: 39,28 MB
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This book helps writers cultivate their nonfiction storytelling skills by exploring the hard choices writers confront when crafting any kind of factual narrative. Rather than isolating various forms of narrative nonfiction into categories or genres, Sue Hertz focuses on examining the common challenges that are unique to the nonfiction writing process. Integrating not only her own insights and experience as a journalist, nonfiction book author, and writing instructor, but also those of other established writers and editors representing all nonfiction styles of writing, Hertz aims to guide writers through key decisions in order to tell the best story possible. Blending how-to instruction with illuminating examples and writers' commentaries drawn from original interviews, Write Choices is a valuable resource for writers at any stage of their career seeking to understand the art and craft of factual narrative.

Postmarks From A Political Traveler

Autor: Phil Karber
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317253744
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As spring and summer vacations beckon, this book invites and incites a whole new approach to travel. "Postmarks from a Political Traveler" is a series of travel recollections confronting the troubling topics of roots and racism, polar bears and climate change, anti-Americanism, and the war in Afghanistan. The book opens with the story of the author s experience growing up in the Jim Crow South, traveling in apartheid South Africa, and living in the post-apartheid South Africa of 2009 and 2010. It explores the not-so-dissimilar roots and racism of the United States and South Africa, as well as the cross-fertilization of ideas between the two countries. The next installment chronicles two trips to Churchill, Manitoba, where the planet s largest population of polar bears congregate each October. It recounts the dramatic changes that have occurred in both the human and the polar bear communities in just the last decade and shows how the bears have become an Arctic version of the proverbial canary in the coalmine. Then the book shifts to the author s journey back to the United States on a German freighter with a rabidly anti-American captain. Woven into this account of life aboard a long haul ship are threads of the author s travels and anti-American encounters over a decade of living in Africa and Asia. The book concludes with reflections on trips to Afghanistan in 2004 and in 2012, describing the effects of war and conflict zone politics on women, education, refugees, and aid workers. What ties these episodes together is the author s commitment to social justice and to changing the world through travel and writing that is, affirming travel as a political act."

Radiant Truths

Autor: Jeff Sharlet
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780300212686
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A startling and immensely pleasurable collection of American writings on belief, from the Civil War to Occupy Wall Street

Believer Beware

Autor: Jeff Sharlet
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807077399
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Collects ambivalent confessions, skeptical testimonies, and accounts of faith lost and found and lost again from Americans who have floundered in their search for an authentic spiritual life.

C Street

Autor: Jeff Sharlet
Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press
ISBN: 0702238651
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'A gripping political thriller, a masterpiece of investigative journalism' Peter Manseau, author of Rag and Bone The secretive Christian fundamentalist group known as 'The Family' is leading a new crusade for 'God-led government'. Jeff Sharlet, author The Family (more than 100,000 copies sold worldwide), is the only journalist to have reported from inside the organisation. The Family garnered intense media coverage in 2009 when their townhouse on Washington's C Street was central to three Republican sex scandals. Now Sharlet uncovers the convert efforts of C Street to transform the very fabric of Western democracy, with the Family, steeped in the influence and corruption usually associated with the notorious lobbing industry, fueling political fundamentalism from within government. When Barack Obama took office, headlines declared the age of culture wars over. In C Street, Sharlet show why these conflicts endure and why they matter now-from Uganda, where culture warriors are determined to eradicate homosexuality, to the battle for the soul of America's armed forces. Reporting with exclusive sources and explosives documents, Sharlet reveals the terrifying new front-lines of fundamentalism. PRAISE FOR THE FAMILY 'This expose of the hidden face of Christian fundamentalism is authoritative and alarming.' The Age 'One of the most compelling and brilliantly researched exposes you'll ever read.' Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Smile or Die

Writing To Wake The Soul

Autor: Karen Hering
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476706611
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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.

All Night In The New Country

Autor: Miriam Bird Greenberg
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781939639028
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Poetry. In this latest chapbook from Sixteen Rivers Press, Miriam Bird Greenberg takes us on a dark ride through a dystopian landscape, where the comforts of civilization and the consolations of art are few. "Each poem catalogs a truth both ravished and ravishing....I could not put the pages down."—Camille Dungy

Sexy Liberal Of Me I Sing

Autor: Stephanie Miller
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781940724065
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"Stephanie Miller is like ice cream for breakfast, or box-wine through a Krazy Straw: pure pleasure that some people say is bad for you, but you know better. Sexy Liberal! is deeply, deeply profane, big-hearted, surprising, and it might make you pee your pants a little. Just what you need! Read this book. Stephanie Miller for Everything, 2016!"--Rachel Maddow

Killing The Buddha

Autor: Peter Manseau
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9780743253833
File Size: 77,93 MB
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"If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him." The ninth-century sage Lin Chi gave this advice to one of his monks, admonishing him that this Buddha would only be a reflection of his unexamined beliefs and desires. Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet took Lin Chi's advice to heart and set out on a car trip around America, looking for Buddhas along the road and the people who meet them: prophets in G-strings dancing to pay the rent, storm chasers hunting for meaning in devastating tornados, gangbangers inking God on their bodies as protection from bullets, cross-dressing terrorist angels looking for a place to sing. Along the way Manseau and Sharlet began to wonder what the traditional scripture they encountered everywhere -- in motels, on billboards, up and down the radio dial -- would look like remade for today's world. To find out, they called upon some of today's most intriguing writers to recast books of the Bible by taking them apart, blowing them up with ink and paper. Rick Moody recasts Jonah as a modern-day gay Jewish man living in Queens. A.L. Kennedy meditates on the absurdity of Genesis. In Samuel, April Reynolds visits a man of tremendous vision in Harlem. Peter Trachtenberg unravels the Gordian logic of Job by way of the Borscht Belt. Haven Kimmel dives into Revelation and comes out in a swoon. Woven through these divine books are Manseau and Sharlet's dispatches from the road, their Psalms of the people. What emerges from this work of calling is not an attack on any religion, but a many-colored, positively riveting look at the facets of true belief. Together these curious minds tell the strange, funny, sad, and true story of religion in America for the spiritual seeker in all of us: A Heretic's Bible.