Gift of the Red Bird: The Story of a Divine Encounter

( 7 )

Overview

When Paula D'Arcy lost her husband and baby in a car crash, she began an inner search for a faith that was stronger than fear. She tells her story of spiritual exhaustion, her journey alone into the wilderness for three days, and the renewal she was blessed to experience. Now with reflection guide for reading groups.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Paperback
$13.27
BN.com price
(Save 11%)$14.95 List Price

Pick Up In Store

Reserve and pick up in 60 minutes at your local store

Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (41) from $1.99   
  • New (13) from $8.51   
  • Used (28) from $1.99   
Sending request ...

Overview

When Paula D'Arcy lost her husband and baby in a car crash, she began an inner search for a faith that was stronger than fear. She tells her story of spiritual exhaustion, her journey alone into the wilderness for three days, and the renewal she was blessed to experience. Now with reflection guide for reading groups.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780824519568
  • Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Pages: 152
  • Sales rank: 117,250
  • Product dimensions: 5.13 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 0.43 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11
Introduction 13
117
July 1972, Age 24 20
Week One 20
Week Two 21
Week Three 22
229
August 1975, Age 27 31
October 1975 32
November 1975 32
December 1975 33
January 1976 34
February 1976 36
March 1976 37
August 1976 41
343
Fall 1982, Age 34 45
Winter 1982-83 49
Spring 1983 57
465
June 1986, Age 38 67
575
September 1988, Age 40 77
Winter 1989 82
May 1989 83
Sunday 89
Monday 92
Tuesday 102
Wednesday 119
Thursday 124
6133
1990-95 137
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4
( 7 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(2)

4 Star

(2)

3 Star

(3)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 7 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2003

    It Helps If You Like Birds

    Paula D'Arcy gives a very detailed description of her journey in search of God following a terrible tragedy in her personal life. The pilgrimage is long and filled with peaks and valleys. Paula is tested but she survives to write a remarkable tale of how she comes to know God in a deep and intimate way. The reader's enjoyment is enhanced by Paula's excellent writing. It also doesn't hurt if you like birds and the outdoor life.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Posted March 12, 2010

    An Inspiring Easy Read

    If you have an afternoon and evening that need filling up with something easy to digest and spiritually elevating "Gift of the Red Bird" might be a safe choice. It describes the spiritual journey of a grieving woman who undertook a desert retreat after years of unremitting grief following the deaths of her beloved husband and baby daughter in a highway accident. She confronts her pain and fear, learns to accept what is unremediable without having to understand or find a reason for it. All the while, a mysterious cardinal (the red bird) appears at crucial points in her experience providing her with reassurance and even faith.

    This is just my opinion, but there seemed to be places where some of the conclusions of the author tended to tilt toward the New Age "Avatar"-like concepts of spiritual "connectedness" and kumbayah. However, on the whole, the book was a pleasant-enough experience, though, theologically, not anything to write home about.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2009

    Gift of the Red Bird is inspirational.

    Gift of the Red Bird is a beautifully written book of the heart and conviction of the human spirit. It's a book for everyone. The truth written in this book is touching and inspirational!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
  • Anonymous

    Posted January 7, 2011

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2010

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2008

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted November 12, 2009

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 7 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)