Friends And Strangers

Overview

The true stories that make up this book were milestones in the author's journey from isolation to community -- from haunting estrangement to a deeper, more vital connection with others.

In a sense, Friends and Strangers is about loneliness -- how we become cut off from other people and estranged from ourselves.

More important, it is about the precious gift of other people, friends and strangers alike, and the ...

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Overview

The true stories that make up this book were milestones in the author's journey from isolation to community -- from haunting estrangement to a deeper, more vital connection with others.

In a sense, Friends and Strangers is about loneliness -- how we become cut off from other people and estranged from ourselves.

More important, it is about the precious gift of other people, friends and strangers alike, and the contributions they make in our lives.

For it is through our chance encounters and our everyday relationships, Karen Mains has discovered, that we grow into our real selves. And it is often those we meet in life's lonely places that show us the face of Christ.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780849990359
  • Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/19/1990
  • Pages: 164
  • Product dimensions: 0.38 (w) x 5.50 (h) x 8.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix
Part I Friends and Strangers 1
1. Friends and Strangers 3
Part II Alone with Strangers 11
2. The Loneliest Man I Ever Met 13
3. Guess Who Came to St. Patrick's Day Dinner 20
4. A Writer Without Words 26
5. A Comfortably Rumpled Advocate 32
6. Voice on the Phone 38
Part III Travels with Strangers 45
7. People You Meet on Texas Back Roads 47
8. The Morning Hymn Singers 53
9. The Women's Circle 61
10. Angels on My Way Home 68
11. The Quiltmakers 74
12. Prison Mates 81
Part IV Befriending the Stranger 87
13. Tin Cup and a Passerby 89
14. The Surrogate Mother 95
15. The Perennial Gardener 101
16. The Co-Conspirators 107
17. A Dancing Partner 113
18. The Rumtopf Maker 119
19. Long-Lost Brother 125
20. Jack-Of-All-Trades 131
21. Friends Again 137
Part V A Community of Strangers 145
22. A Community of Strangers 147
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