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Leaping: Revelations & Epiphanies #2020

Leaping Revelations Epiphanies Brian Doyle sees stories in everything around him his children Catholicism birds cars and friends In this collection of essays Brian Doyle celebrates the mystery of life Advertising

  • Title: Leaping: Revelations & Epiphanies
  • Author: BrianDoyle
  • ISBN: 9780829418132
  • Page: 157
  • Format: Paperback
  • Leaping: Revelations & Epiphanies By BrianDoyle, Brian Doyle sees stories in everything around him his children, Catholicism, birds, cars, and friends In this collection of essays, Brian Doyle celebrates the mystery of life Advertising

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    1. There are several must read essays in this collection, and I ve added links to online versions of these at the bottom, in order of recommendation.It is clear that most of Doyle s essays are written for himself I consider this a strength The naked, humble honesty of emotion he reveals is lovely because it is so human The essays that inspire are compelling because you have felt the same as the author Those that fail to draw me in are no less artful or honest, they merely speak of things with which [...]

    2. Author Brian Doyle has such a way with words the essays found within this book run the gamut of emotions always direct and honest, this collection is a keeper I would like to find my own copy and add it to my overflowing, trying to whittle down library I could list a few favorites found within but they are all grand If the only thing I had read was the beginning before the essays actually Why Write the book would have been worth it.December 2014 a Christmas gift from my son and so a reread Very [...]

    3. The 10th Anniversary edition of a 2003 collection of essays which Doyle wrote when his children were small and directly after 9 11 The 9 11 essays are laments unlike any others I have read Since Brian s death this year, I am attempting to read all of his writing.

    4. Love Brian Doyle s intelligent, heartfelt, spiritual, honest writing He has such a way with words and meaning that you must stop and think, relate, and feel as you read through his essays I am happy that I got to hear him speak in person and got to meet him, but very sad to learn of his recent passing away His words endure.

    5. Fabulous collection of essays I love Doyle s poetic prose He takes usually difficult situations and helps us see the humor I was reading out loud to hubby while we were waiting to receive the news about my brain scan I m not sure if neuro surgeons are used to hearing laughter coming from their exam rooms, but they would be if folks read Doyle there

    6. Brian Doyle s Leaping Revelation and Epiphanies is a delightful book full of stories of everyday miracles and metaphorical prayers From the beginning, he makes clear his ability and talent of seeing the significance of otherwise menial and ordinary happenings Drawing upon experiences and observations of such things as his young twin sons eating mud to the lost limbs of dolls, Doyle takes something small and captures the big picture beauty of it in his energetic and emotive essays It seems that D [...]

    7. Admittedly, this was not a cover to cover read, but a dip here and there into the book in preparation to go meet the author Brian Doyle is an excellent essayist, primarily of spiritual subjects, though always approached in an earthy way He liberally uses life and family experiences to arrive at Truth and meaning and he does it with a good dose of humor and a lot of raw emotion He himself broke down at least twice while reading his work, which sent me over the emotional edge along with him I admi [...]

    8. I read this book in a few hours and thoroughly enjoyed most of the essays contained within I love Doyle s perspective and the stories of his children, his past, his faith, and 9 11 The first portion of this collection is mostly his thoughts on the Catholic religion, which I found to be very interesting and informative, especially as a non Catholic I really enjoyed the essay entitled Christ s Elbows , and the ideas Doyle offered on the physicality of Christ, and what he may have been like as a yo [...]

    9. I thought it was emotionally honest.Also, I loved his descriptions of nature, especially This book is mostly essays But I wouldn t classify all of it as essay Some of it seems like stream of consciousness and feels unfinished But I don t mean that as a critique I would like to read of his essays I don t think this volume contained all of his best work For book group, Melissa Franklin sent out additional essays, one of which was Rich Rich Rich Rich, which was beautiful and powerful and actually [...]

    10. A book of essays by one of my favorite essayists Brian Doyle s writing feels smooth and natural, like he s put the prose through a rock tumbler until it shines I was surprised by just how much of this volume dealt with his belief and living Catholicism I actually read it on Sunday while camping and it made for marvelous spiritual contemplation Pretty magnificent cogitations on family, church, and life, and made for good out loud reading too.

    11. A celebration of life, mad life to be sure, but it s true to life too.This book has a bunch of spirited essays pulsed out by a clever thinking mind.The essay Credo attacks the question of why Doyle is a Catholic It is quite direct yet ethereal and moving in several ways.And that Altar Boy essay about Doyle s childhood really brought back some memories of the days I assisted priests at Holy Mass.

    12. This is a collection of essays on lots of topics, all of which Doyle weaves into his faith and his fatherhood The essays are all very personal and are really musings I liked several of the essays very much I particularly liked Grace Notes where Doyle explores many ideas and definitions of grace The rest were interesting but not compelling.

    13. I m really not a fan of compilations books This one contained essays the author had written over many years The book lacked continuity as the age of his children jumped from birth to 3 years back to 1 years up to six years and back again and again However, the anchovy chapter and chapter directly following it were heart warming and funny.

    14. So dang good SOOO dang good If you re crazy and can t read creative non fiction, this might not be for you If you like to read anything that has depth and beauty, this book is just for you Do yourself a favor and read it.

    15. I loved the essay on writing and 09 11 I also loved the introductory material as much as the actual essays Doyle is a talented and personable writer, sure to resonate with every reader However, this book is deeply influenced by his catholic faith and many of the essays focus on Catholicism.

    16. Inspirational, touching, and refreshing This is a quick read If you like creative essays you should definitely give this a try.

    17. I really liked the last section about kids The ones about the Savior weren t my favorite In general he writes really good essays, though.

    18. Some of the essays fall into the category of must reads Why Write and the section titled Grace under Duress and some I just endured but those good ones were really good.

    19. Amazing and wonderful essays on faith, on parenthood, on life The I read of Brian Doyle s writing the I am pleased with his skill at sharing his thoughts.

    20. Brian Doyle writes in a way that makes me proud of my faith His observations are simple and profound.

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