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Past Destinies aHis flock John 10The sheep hear his voice He calls his own sheep by namend leads them out When he has brought out Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 all his own he goeshead of them If Wishes Were Horses and the sheep follow him because they know his voice They will not follow stranger but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers I m the good shepherd I know my own nd my own know me just s the Father knows me nd I know the Father And I lay down my life for the sheep I have other sheep that do not belong to this fold I must bring them lso nd they will listen to my voice My sheep hear my voice I know them nd they follow me I give them eternal life nd they will never perish No one will snatch them out of my hand what my father has given my hand What my Father has given is greater than ll else nd no one can snatch it out of the Father s hand The Father nd I re oneAnd this finally is the merciful conseuence of the Savior s calling our names Eternal lifeLinda how did Jesus raise Lazarus whom he dearly loved from the dead He called the dead man by his name LazarusAnd how did he revive Mary Magdalene grieving the death of her whole existence MarySo it shall be with meThe shepherd will come he who leads me out by my name nd by the resounding gift of his voiceAnd he will say to my dead self WalterAnd I will be gainThe creating word itself will give me ears to his voice And A Social History of Modern Art, Volume 2: Art in an Age of Bonapartism, 1800-1815 a mind of soaring mystery to know it And I like Lazarus will riseI like Mary Magdalene will emerge from the death of hopelessnessnd nguished tears nd distressWalter Jesus will say nd in that instant my soul will know Jesus that it is he And in the light of his familiar voice in the sweet re Declaration Of My Name I Will Even of my name I will even me who I m nd therefore that I mResurrected do you seeRight now therefore I The Unspeakable Mind am to hold lightly both deathnd life nd the life which shall be I listened to the udio version of this read by the Time and Philosophy: A History of Continental Thought author It s collection of letters to friends Murder at Beechwood and family that were written while Wangerin was receiving treatments for lung cancer It was meaningful to me because I have friend who s dying of cancer right now nd unwilling to talk bout his impending death so I looked to Wangerin to have those discussions with me His letters re honest nd he faces his death with true courage Wangerin s hope is in Christ s resurrection nd he feels no need to desperately cling to few months or years on this earth Some would find the letters depressing but I Ask an Astronaut: My Guide to Life in Space actually found them encouragingnd hopefulAnd spoiler lert *I Just Googled Wangerin And *just Googled Wangerin nd he s still Jane and the Stillroom Maid (Jane Austen Mysteries, alivet 75 n December 2005 Walter Wangerin Jrfelt Crude World: The Violent Twilight of Oil a lumpbove his clavicle by chance when he reached for can on grocery shelf It was Stage IIIB Non Small Cell Lung Cancer The cancer had metastacized from his lung to his lymph nodes but had not yet I read this book t the time that my friend Carl found himself diagnosed with stage 4 cancer There re many similarities with Walt Wangerin s life so it was easy to enter into the world of someone who suddenly sees everything through the eyes of someone with Alien: Sea of Sorrows a cancer diagnosisAs man of faith I could Journey Of Fate also relate to Wangerin s thoughts onnother levelI enjoyed how Wangerin described near the end of the book the change in the nature of time usually we think in terms of moving uickly or passing slowly but he used illustrations of how time broadens out Judas of Nazareth: How the Greatest Teacher of First-Century Israel Was Replaced by a Literary Creation and is full comparing touching his grand daughter s fingers Make it Happen: Surrender Your Fear. Take the Leap. Live On Purpose. a full experience satisfyings living to see her wedding dayI wish I could give the book higher praise but I didn t feel the book had the cohesion or power of other memoirs in this genre. Lanced his days nd the fragilities nd strengths of the relationships that surrounded him Letters from the Land of Cancer is made up of these writings Cadenced within the letters Holding Up the Universe are Wangerin's elouent meditations derived from his pastoral experiences with the faithful passage of death to life Seldom has the greatdventure of life nd death been s beautifully presented Satellite as it is in this testimony to faith lovend the shocking reality of hop. .


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Read in two days On my must read before you die list If ever someone is suffering
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m going to them that book Whether it be cancer or ny type of severe suffering this is now my top book to help people understand God nd suffering1 of my top 4 books of 2013 The others reThe Immortal Life of Henrietta LacksHammer of GodThe Invisible Wall A Love Story That Broke Barriers Very raw Kneller's Happy Campers and transparent letters of someone facing possible death from cancer It was uite hard to readt parts Haunted Houses For the Millions and the ending was very uick with no resolution This is beautifully written nd honest collection of letters nd reflections from Reclaiming Love: Radical Relationships in a Complex World a prolificuthor on his experience with the cancer that will one day kill him Wangerin is Playing with Fire: How the Bible Ignites Change in Your Soul a Lutheran pastornd professor The People's Songs: The Story of Modern Britain in 50 Records at Valparaiso University His writing weaves together faithnd frailty detailed ccounts both of the decline of his body nd the cuity of his spiritual journey throughoutThe bulk of the writing is group letters sent to family nd friends A few letters never sent The Dawn of Christmas are includeds well s half dozen interlude reflectionsThe first thing I noticed was that the letters began in December 2006 but the book cover mentions Wangerin Bark as living this was just published So the effect is that of reading someone who is wrestling with theirpproaching death while ll effect is that of reading someone who is wrestling with their pproaching death while Her Bear Twins all knowing that he will survivet least four yearsThere Bumps, Bruises and Bouncing Back: A Young Woman's Adventures into Womanhood are many profound thoughtslong the way Just to give one example Wangerin wonders why we limit the experience of living with nd often dying from cancer by resorting to battle language fight battled lost victorious etc Likewise his poetic pondering on how resurrection takes shape is stunningAs future pastor I found myself marking several places in this book where powerful sermon material may be drawn I found this book My Lady Viper (Tales From the Tudor Court, at my public library while looking fornother title It is memoir written 2006 2008 in letters to friends nd family It begins with the diagnosis of lung cancer concludes t period of remission I read this t the end of 2016 Before I had read two chapters I had to know Wangerin s fate how comforting to discover he lives He used to be pastor then taught writing t Valparaiso University He sks uirky uestions Why does cancer have to be battle How is it heroic He explains why he doesn t pray for his own healing As writer he has to prioritize which projects to complete which ones to set Dunkirk: Fight to the Last Man aside One letter details how he views death He incidentally uotes two writers whose nameslways remind me I want to learn Jaroslav Pelikan The Light in Our Houses and Jeremy TaylorA uote soppropriate for those contemplating retirement Ah but s long s I make commitments to others to teach to sustain to befriend to love s long s I willingly How to Get People to Do Stuff: The Psychology of Persuasion and knowingly schedule new commitments I have no right to self pity My project then To get goodnd old Spiritually to pproach my losses with the same craft nd talent nd devotion which I bring to the writing of novel poem sermonI Highland Hucow: Milking Marie appreciate this book While I don tgree with some of his Call the Fire Brigade: Fighting London's Fires assumptions he challenged my thinking I have visceral loathing for cremation but n lmost eually strong opposition to embalming I found Walter s explanation of how he wanted to be cremated nd the shes buried not scattered plausible which is Edward Keating a first I got the chance to see Wangerin to literally sitt his feet in Berlin på 8 kapitel a packed roomt the 2018 Festival of Faith Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City and Writing He was skeletal with oxygennd he read from his powerful recent poetry This book is from the initial experience of cancer than ten years earlier It is powerful incredible I ll have to Shelley And Nonviolence add it to my mental syllabus of bo. In Letters from the Land of Cancerward winning writer Walter Wangerin Jr offers his profound insights into the greatest challenge we face confronting our own mortality Shortly fter the cancer had been diagnosed I began writing letters to the members of my immediate family to relatives nd to lifelong friends The following book will consist mostly of those letters They will invite you into my most intimate dancing with the cancer even Cross (Jack Taylor, as tha.