The Hawk and the Dove

The Hawk and the Dove

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by Penelope Wilcock
     
 

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14th-century Yorkshire, the time of Chaucer

Father Peregrine is appointed Abbot of St. Alcuin’s Benedictine abbey. An arrogant, impatient man, a hawk trying hard to be a dove—his name in religion is “Columba”—he is respected, but not loved.

A sudden, shocking act of violence changes everything. As the story unfolds, this community of

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14th-century Yorkshire, the time of Chaucer

Father Peregrine is appointed Abbot of St. Alcuin’s Benedictine abbey. An arrogant, impatient man, a hawk trying hard to be a dove—his name in religion is “Columba”—he is respected, but not loved.

A sudden, shocking act of violence changes everything. As the story unfolds, this community of monks, serious about their calling but as flawed and human as we are, come to love their ascetic but now vulnerable leader.

They lived six centuries ago, but their struggles are our own: finding our niche; coping with failure; living with impossible people; and discovering that we are the impossible ones.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782641391
Publisher:
Lion Hudson
Publication date:
03/27/2015
Series:
Hawk and the Dove Series, #1
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
405,745
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.50(d)

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Meet the Author

Penelope Wilcock is the author of The Hawk and the Dove Series and many other books such as In Celebration of Simplicity and 100 Stand-Alone Bible Studies. She has many years of experience as a Methodist minister and has worked as a hospice and school chaplain. She has five adult daughters and lives in Hastings, East Sussex.

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