My Name Is Child Of God Not Those People

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Overview

This personal and provocative look at poverty in America is shaped around the author's own engaging stories, song lyrics, and poems, including the well-known Call Me Child of God ... Not Those People. The story of her growing up in a large Irish Catholic working-class family in Minneapolis, Minnesota, draws together the experiences of living in poverty, the role of the church and music in her life, and the many remarkable people who populated her life and the lives of her family.

The author describes economic hardship and social challenges as being as "regular as the turning seasons in my coming up years," and refers to her life in poverty as the "soil of my art." Through her stories and reflections, Julia Dinsmore puts a face on poverty and challenges readers to answer God's call to respond to poverty and its effects.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780806656243
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 5/1/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 178
  • Sales rank: 635,168
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents


Foreword   Marlise Riffel     9
Quantum Bridges     12
Foreword   Nancy Maeker     13
Preface     16
My Name Is Not "Those People"     20
Story of a Poem     22
Head Winds-The Promise of a Sure Foot     29
Spring     29
Coming Up Years     30
Sown Seed     51
Baptism Prayer     52
Peace Poem     53
I Am the Puppet     54
I'm a Lot Like You     54
Food Stories     55
Oh, Little One     69
Blame & Shame     70
There Were Rainbows Somewhere over Our Sorrow     77
By Grace Go I     77
Reclaiming Working-Class Men     78
Introduction to "When We Left Minneapolis"     82
When We Left Minneapolis     83
Cold Day Thankfulness     87
Angels Unaware?     88
Song for Jerome     92
Terrible Storms, Night's Weeping Endured     95
Be Careful What You Pray For     95
Don't Give Up     103
Depth Charges     104
Home     112
History, Survival, and theUnderground Economy     115
What's in a Poem? Introduction to "A Glimmer of Heaven"     118
A Glimmer of Heaven     120
Song for Jacob     121
If, When, and Did You Know?     123
Company Came Calling     129
In the Tail Winds with No Construction Materials in Sight     132
Born Again?     132
Birds in the BBQ, Chronic Sorrows, and Speaking Life     133
Katrina Survivor     136
When God Created You     137
The Main Course     140
Me and the Lutherans     141
Grace on the Loose!     146
We the People     149
Meg's Robin     150
Birds Live in Nests     154
Just Like God?     155
Psoem in Six Movements: Rant/Ode to My Desire for Change     158
The Muse and I     158
Freedom Train     159
Missin' Papa     160
Motherless Child     162
Tedious Journey     164
Strangest Dream     166
Just This Week     169
Dear Mother     171
I Call Myself...     176
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2007

    Julia deflects adversities and challenges into wisdom and education

    Julia has an amazing story telling ability and her articulate expression of her experiences are capitivating. Her stories are honest, heartfelt, insightful, thought provoking and touched on every emotion. Discussing this book simply does not do justice to the content, the wisdom and lessons of adversity, encouragement and self preservation shared by Julia. The journey taken with Julia as you experience her life through her very creative, expressive, and gifted story telling will be impactful and will leave an impression on many people. Julia K.Dinsmore is inspiring, profound and talented. We need to hear more from her!

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