How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History's Greatest Poem

How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History's Greatest Poem

by Rod Dreher

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ISBN-13: 9781941393772
Publisher: Regan Arts.
Publication date: 04/14/2015
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 476,982
File size: 33 MB
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About the Author

Rod Dreher is a senior editor at The American Conservative and the author of Crunchy Cons and The Little Way of Ruthie Leming. His work has appeared in numerous publications including the New York Post, the Dallas Morning NewsNational ReviewFirst Things, and the Wall Street Journal, and broadcast on NPR’s All Things Considered and BBC Radio. He lives in St. Francisville, Louisiana, with his wife Julie and their three children.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Why Dante? xiii

Part I From the Garden to the Dark Wood 1

1 The Child Is Father to the Man 3

2 There and Back Again-Twice 16

3 The Super Tuscan 36

4 The Rides of the Road 43

Part II Inferno, Or, Why You Are Broken 51

5 The Stories of Our Lives 53

6 Into the Black Hole 64

7 The Tempest 72

8 Uncle Jimmy Versus the Golden Calf 85

9 The Life of Books, the Books of Life 95

10 The Power of the Image 106

11 False Gods and Heretics 117

12 Is Life Ever Not Worth Living? 128

13 The Great and the Good 137

14 Sins of the Fathers 149

15 The End of All Our Exploring 160

16 Out of Egypt 170

Part III Purgatorio, Or, How to Be Healed 181

17 Stand Up and Walk 183

18 The Will to Love 195

19 The Ghost in You 207

20 Pride 215

21 Envy 224

22 Wrath 231

23 Sloth 237

24 Gluttony 246

25 Lust 253

Part IV Paradiso, Or, the Way Things Ought to Be 267

26 Into the Light 269

27 Down by the Riverside 282

Conclusion: How to Make Your Own Dante Pilgrimage 293

Acknowledgments 297

Bibliography 299

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How Dante Can Save Your Life: The Life-Changing Wisdom of History's Greatest Poem 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
ReasonReligionKindness More than 1 year ago
I'm about 10 pages from finishing this book and the more I read the harder it was to put down. I've been following Rod on and off since his days at National Review. Rod has written a book about self examination and self improvement using the story of his own life and the lessons that can be learned from Dante's Divine Comedy. The book is easy to read and easily holds your attention. The book is a Christian's guide to understanding the weakness of man  and how to reform through God's grace and mercy. Rod describes how he has begun and continues the process of reforming himself. There were times that it brought me to tears. It has helped me to examine myself. May God bless you and your family Rod.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rod writes about his soul struggles and parallel journey to Dante's with crystal clear spiritual vision
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Rod Dreher's third book is his best yet.  It tells the story of how a 700 year old poem pulled the author out of a sever depression.  It is a joy to read and it is loaded with practical advice.