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Dialogues with Jen: On Issues of Daily Living

Dialogues with Jen: On Issues of Daily Living

by Donald R. Fletcher


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In Dialogues with Jen: On Issues of Daily Living, five friends, representing three generations, get together to discuss contemporary topics that touch their lives. The six dialogues unfold dramatically, reflecting situations of the participants, who share personal insights, sometimes surprisingly.
Jen, the senior member, suggests the lead topic of romantic love, and the discussion moves from carnal attraction to conscious, purposeful love, citing Shakespeare's "marriage of two minds." Events of the tragic death of one member's sister and a terrorist attack witnessed by another member lead them to consider guilt, justice, and forgiveness.
The dialogues are deeply rooted in spirituality, while not specific to any particular religious tradition.
The author loosely draws on the classic Dialogues of Plato to develop arguments through the exchange of ideas of his fictional characters. This book is a sequel to Dialogues with Jay: On Life and Afterlife, but can be read independently.

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ISBN-13: 9781532651076
Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
Publication date: 09/19/2018
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.14(d)

About the Author

Now in his late nineties, Donald R. Fletcher continues to write, publishing eight books since 2003. Born in 1919, he grew up in Korea, son of Presbyterian medical missionaries, earned degrees at Princeton University and Princeton Theological Seminary, and served the Presbyterian Church in Chile, the Caribbean, and at headquarters. He also taught at high school, college, and university levels in New Jersey, Alabama, and Texas. In 2007 he moved to Lions Gate, a continuing care retirement community, with his wife, Martha, caring for her until her death from Alzheimer’s disease in 2014.

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“Don Fletcher invites us into a conversation on the big questions of life: relationships, consciousness, faith, death—above all, love. This brief book is a wise guide and a safe space in which to have the conversation. Dialogues with Jen would be a helpful resource for a small group to begin their own conversation.”

—Gregory C. Faulkner, Senior Pastor/Head of Staff, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Cherry Hill, NJ

“For only love, the more you try to give it away, comes back in ever increasing amounts.”

—Jeanette Axelrod, Coordinator, Current Affairs Forum, Lions Gate CCRC, Voorhees, NJ

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