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Life Lines: Holding On (and Letting Go) Paperback – Sep 17 1997


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  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Beacon Press; 1 edition (Sept. 17 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0807027235
  • ISBN-13: 978-0807027233
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13 x 1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 218 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #955,693 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Format: Paperback
I tried and tried to read this book, but it just didn't grab my interest. I wanted badly to like the book since it was written by a popular Unitarian Universalist minister, but I found it poorly written and not interesting.
Obviously other persons have a different view of this book, but I think it would be helpful if you read some of the pages available online before purchasing this one. That should help give you an idea of whether or not the author's writing style and the subject matter impress you.
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Life Lines offered an abundance of information and perspectives that are quite timely for all of us as we enter the new millenium. We are offered the opportunity for introspection and self-evaluation of our moral, ethical and spiritual fabric. Most importantly, it offers us hope that we can evolve in spite of and in celebration of our humaness.
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In Lifelines, the Harvard Divinity School-educated senior minister of New York City's All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church relates moving stories from his work in pastoral care, and offers a "guide for the perplexed".
I recommend this book highly to anyone looking for insights into the conondrums and common miseries of daily life.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Wonderful, moving experiences of a skilled pastor Sept. 28 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
In Lifelines, the Harvard Divinity School-educated senior minister of New York City's All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church relates moving stories from his work in pastoral care, and offers a "guide for the perplexed".
I recommend this book highly to anyone looking for insights into the conondrums and common miseries of daily life.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
One of his best Oct. 16 2009
By Yours Truly - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
Forrest Church, who died in September 2009, was a religious liberal with a particular ability to focus on the essence of life. My brother, whose theology is considerably more conservative, said this was the only book he read after his wife died that assuaged his grief, and I often give it to people who are in mourning. It's worth reading even if you are not.
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
I couldn't pick it up Dec 28 2001
By Geoffrey L Smith - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
I tried and tried to read this book, but it just didn't grab my interest. I wanted badly to like the book since it was written by a popular Unitarian Universalist minister, but I found it poorly written and not interesting.
Obviously other persons have a different view of this book, but I think it would be helpful if you read some of the pages available online before purchasing this one. That should help give you an idea of whether or not the author's writing style and the subject matter impress you.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
For the mature audience July 10 2010
By thomgail - Published on Amazon.com
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Profound ideas and spiritual insights are released in this writing. This is life-changing reading. Best for those who are open and ready to enlarge their spiritual territory. Something to chew on and slowly digest.Not for the reader who likes to consume a work quickly. For those who prefer to savor each line. One to hold on to for your personal library to pick up and show passages to friends on the journey.
7 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Timely Reading for the New Millenium Dec 31 1999
By Liza Molina - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
Life Lines offered an abundance of information and perspectives that are quite timely for all of us as we enter the new millenium. We are offered the opportunity for introspection and self-evaluation of our moral, ethical and spiritual fabric. Most importantly, it offers us hope that we can evolve in spite of and in celebration of our humaness.

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