Rapture of Canaan

Rapture of Canaan

At the Church of Fire and Brimstone and Gods Almighty Baptizing Wind, Grandpa Herman makes the rules for everyone, and everyone obeys, or else.

Author: Sheri Reynolds

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440673788

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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At the Church of Fire and Brimstone and Gods Almighty Baptizing Wind, Grandpa Herman makes the rules for everyone, and everyone obeys, or else. Try as she might, Ninah hasn't succeeded in resisting temptation her prayer partner, James and finds herself pregnant. She fears the wrath of Grandpa Herman, the congregation and of God Himself. But the events that follow show Ninah that Gods ways are more mysterious than even Grandpa Herman understands.
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Reading Oprah

Reading Oprah

33 " The rapture is always there , " she says of Rapture of Canaan , for ex- ample . " You always have it and it's never outside yourself . It's always right where you are right now . " This is , perhaps , the novel's main mes- sage ...

Author: Cecilia Konchar Farr

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791462579

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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Conversations with American Writers

Conversations with American Writers

TheRapture of Canaan is the least favorite of my books. I look back at Bitterroot Landingand I go, “ugh” about the things that slipped through — very, very young things. Nonetheless, BitterrootLandingwill always be very special to me; ...

Author: Dale Brown

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802862280

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 331

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For years, Dale Brown has interviewed American writers, listening particularly for what they have to say about "wrestling with the sacred" in their writing. In this book, a follow-up to his earlier collection, Of Fiction and Faith, Brown gives readers the opportunity to listen in on his thoughtful conversations with ten contemporary writers.While many of these authors shy away from being labeled "Christian" writers, they all have much truth to tell through their work as they struggle with expressing both faith and doubt. The conversations recorded here offer a fresh dialogue on the power of art to sustain faith in unexpected ways.Interviews with: Eleanor Taylor Bland, David James Duncan, Terence Faherty, Ernest Gaines, Philip Gulley, Ron Hansen, Silas House, Jan Karon, Sheri Reynolds, Lee Smith.
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Novel Ideas

Novel Ideas

IX/ould you talk about what happened to you—and your writing career— when The Rapture of Canaan was selected as an “Oprah” book? The Oprah Experience is definitely one I'd write out in all capital letters. It was the biggest, ...

Author: Barbara Shoup

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820346281

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 343

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Novel Ideas provides a substantial introduction to the elements of fiction followed by in-depth interviews with successful novelists who speak with candor and insight into the complex process by which a novel is made. This edition includes new and updated interviews as well as writing exercises to enhance its use in the writing classroom. Dorothy Allison recalls "deliciously self-indulgent" days of writing in her bathrobe, wrapped in misery and exultation; Peter Cameron explains how he made the move from short fiction to the novel with the aid of a music composer's notebook to track the movement of his characters. Writers as different as Ha Jin, Jill McCorkle, Richard Ford, and Michael Chabon describe their unique approaches to their work while consistently affirming the necessity of committing to the hard effort of it while also remaining open to surprise. Aspiring novelists will find hands-on strategies for beginning, working through, and revising a novel; accomplished novelists will discover new ways to solve the problems they face in process; and serious readers of contemporary fiction will enjoy a glimpse into the way novels are made. Includes interviews with:Dorothy AllisonLarry BrownPeter CameronMichael ChabonMichael CunninghamRobb Forman DewRichard FordHa JinPatricia HenleyCharles JohnsonWally LambValerie MartinJill McCorkleSena Jeter NaslundLewis NordanSheri ReynoldsS. J. RozanJane SmileyLee SmithTheodore Weesner
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Reading with Oprah

Reading with Oprah

... Janice , A Feeling for Books , 60 ; " The Book - of - the - Month Club and the General Reader , " 17 Random House , 181 , 188-89 Rapture of Canaan ( Reynolds ) , 10 Reader , The ( Schlink ) , 20 , 68 , 70 reading , and gender , 9-10 ...

Author: Kathleen Rooney

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 1557287821

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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Extensive research and an engaging narrative style untangle the myths and presuppositions surrounding the Oprah Book Club and reveal its complex and far-reaching cultural influence, confronting head-on how the club became a crucible for the heated clash between "high" and "low" literary taste, with the most extensive analysis yet of the Oprah Winfrey-Jonathan Franzen contretemps.
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Mercer Dictionary of the Bible

Mercer Dictionary of the Bible

See REDEMPTION IN THE NEW TESTAMENT insurrectionists in Canaan ( including a first mention of • Raphael . ... Rapture . The concept of the rapture is part of the church's Ramses III ( 1188–1157 B.C.e. ) , founder of the Twen - response ...

Author: Watson E. Mills

Publisher: Mercer University Press

ISBN: 0865543739

Category: Religion

Page: 1106

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An encyclopedic guide to the interpretation and understanding of biblical literature. Though written by members of the National Association of Baptist Professors of Religion, the 1,450 original entries by some 225 contributors are diverse in viewpoint and devoid of theological prescription. They're
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Spirituality in Young Adult Literature

Spirituality in Young Adult Literature

See Koran rabbis, 10, 115, 118–119, 156 Rama, 133 Ramadan, 125 Randle, Kristen, 163 Raphael (angel), 54 the Rapture, 60–69,84 The Rapture of Canaan, 59 Rapture Practice, 67–69 Rebel: A Tibetan Odyssey, 138 Red Spikes, Index 181.

Author: Patty Campbell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781442252394

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 208

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In a time when almost any gritty topic can be featured in a young adult novel, there is one subject that is avoided by writers and publishers. Faith and belief in God seldom appear in traditional form in novels for teens. The lack of such ideas in mainstream adolescent literature can be interpreted by teens to mean that these matters are not important. Yet a significant part of growing up is struggling with issues of spirituality. The underlying problem, of course, is that there are so few writers who are willing to talk to teenagers about God, even indirectly, or who themselves have the religious literacy for the task. Spirituality in Young Adult Literature: The Last Taboo tackles a subject rarely portrayed in fiction aimed at teens. In this volume, Patty Campbell examines not only realistic fiction, but young adult literature that deals with mysticism, apocalyptical end times, and even YA novels that depict the Divine Encounter. Campbell maintains that fantasy works are inherently spiritual, because the plots nearly always progress toward a showdown between good and evil. As such, the author surmises that the popularity of fantasy among teens may represent their interest in the mystical dimensions of faith and the otherworldly. In this study, Campbell examines works of fiction that express perspectives from Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, and Sikhism. Distinguished YA novelist Chris Crowe provides a chapter on Mormon values and Mormon YA authors and how their novels integrate those values into their books. By looking at how spirituality is represented in novels aimed at teens, this book asks what progress, if any, has been made in slaying the taboo. Although most of the books discussed in this study are recent, an appendix lists YA books from 1967 to the present that have dealt with issues of faith. A timely look at an important subject, Spirituality in Young Adult Literature will be of interest to young adult librarians, junior and senior high school teachers, and students and instructors of college courses in adolescent literature, as well as to parents of teens.
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Billboard

Billboard

THE RAPTURE OF CANAAN By Sheri Reynolds Read by Melissa J. Hayden Putnam Berkley Audio ISBN 0-399-14355-6 3 hours (abridged), $17 This colorful novel tells the story of Ninah, a young girl growing up in a tiny, ultra-religious community ...

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Spy

Spy

When Winfrey told fans to read The Rapture of Canaan by Sheri Reynolds, bonbon-inhaling viewers sent both Reynolds' book and an utterly unrelated title, Out To Canaan by Jan Karon, into the national top ten. GRACE: At one point Winfrey ...

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Smart. Funny. Fearless."It's pretty safe to say that Spy was the most influential magazine of the 1980s. It might have remade New York's cultural landscape; it definitely changed the whole tone of magazine journalism. It was cruel, brilliant, beautifully written and perfectly designed, and feared by all. There's no magazine I know of that's so continually referenced, held up as a benchmark, and whose demise is so lamented" --Dave Eggers. "It's a piece of garbage" --Donald Trump.
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