ISBN-10:
0807072575
ISBN-13:
9780807072578
Pub. Date:
09/28/2004
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx

Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx

by Heidi Neumark
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ISBN-13: 9780807072578
Publisher: Beacon Press
Publication date: 09/28/2004
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 688,187
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Heidi B. Neumark has served as pastor of Transfiguration Lutheran Church in the South Bronx since 1984. She is a founding member of South Bronx Churches, an ecumenical community organizing group that has trained local leaders, built hundreds of low-cost homes, and established a top-ranked public high school. She lives with her family in New York City.

Table of Contents

PrefaceXIII
Preconstruction
1Church Doors3
La Casita3
Planned Shrinkage5
Reformation9
Malabarriga12
Lessons for Jonah14
Five Weeks23
2Neighborhood Doors31
Visitation31
Mother's Day at Zarephath41
Rizpah's Table54
Longwood Avenue61
Feast of the Transfiguration68
People in the Windows72
3Parsonage Doors77
Babies and Breasts77
Two-Headed Monster80
Lepers in the Bed85
Oma87
Opening Windows90
4Soul Doors--Breathing Space97
These Trees Are Prayers97
Poppies On and Off Broadway100
A Writer's Life104
Conspiracy106
Construction
5Gathering Resources115
Potholes115
Walk-a-thon118
Table Dancing121
Feeling Rich122
6Summer Construction Reports127
Theophany, Part One127
Rise and Shine128
Gates of Heaven133
Theophany, Part Two138
Molech's Throat141
Boom Chica Boom153
7Fall Construction Reports171
Cracks171
Rats 101180
Pillars of the Church186
Rest on the Flight to Egypt198
8Winter Construction Reports203
Frozen Tears203
Soon and Very Soon209
Songlines214
O Holy Night222
9Spring Construction Reports231
Spring Cleaning with St. Jangama231
The Fall of Grit237
Dust to Dust245
Plumbing Problems250
And Still We Rise260
Space for Grace267
Epilogue273
Notes277
Acknowledgments283
Credits285

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