Leaping: Revelations & Epiphanies

Leaping: Revelations & Epiphanies

by Brian Doyle

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In Leaping, a spirited, tumbling, and passionate collection of essays, Brian Doyle employs wit and cheerful verve to explore a myriad of Catholic topics, from the intricate genius and theater of the Mass, to Jesus' pointy elbows, to the relentless, joyous curiosity of children-and so much more. In his playful and distinctly clever voice, Doyle ponders the sweet madness of forgiveness, other names we might confer on Jesus, and the real point of praying when it feels empty and shallow at the time. From the serious to the hilarious, Doyle masterfully weaves stories that make you grin, weep, remember, reflect, and perhaps plunge anew, refreshed, into your own leaps of faith.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780829439045
Publisher: Loyola Press
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Edition description: First Edition, New Edition, 10th Anniversary Ed.
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 491,434
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Brian Doyle edits Portland Magazine at the University of Portland in Oregon, called “the best spiritual magazine in the country” by Annie Dillard. Doyle is also the author of 13 books of essays, fiction, and poetry; among the honors for his work are the Christopher Medal and a Catholic Press Association Book Award. He lives with his family in Portland.

Table of Contents

Part One: I Believe
Chapter 1 Room Eight
Chapter 2 Joey's Doll's Other Arm
Chapter 3 The Primary Wish of Your Creator Is Love, Is That Not So?
Chapter 4 Grace Notes
Chapter 5 Washed Clean
Part Two: Yesuah ben Joseph
Chapter 6 Joe's Boy
Chapter 7 JC1654
Chapter 8 Mister Louie
Chapter 9 Christ's Elbows
Chapter 10 A Thin Ragged Man
Part Three: A Catholic Being
Chapter 11 Credo
Chapter 12 Altar Boy
Chapter 13 Father, Son, Spirit Holy
Chapter 14 The Mass Is a Genius
Chapter 15 A Sunday, in October, under a Flight of Geese
Part Four: Revelations & Epiphanies
Chapter 16 Eating Dirt
Chapter 17 The Anchoviad
Chapter 18 Diary: Summer
Chapter 19 Reading the Birds
Chapter 20 Glory Bee
Chapter 21 Crushing a Car
Chapter 22 The Sudden Flight of Mrs. Wilhemina Kettell, in Summer
Part Five: Grace under Duress
Chapter 23 Leap
Chapter 24 Kaddish
Chapter 25 His Sweet Weight
Chapter 26 Last Supper
Chapter 27 A Prayer for Pete
Chapter 28 Two Hearts
Chapter 29 In the Country of Fear
Chapter 30 With His Hat on His Head
Part Six: Children Are Verbs
Chapter 31 The Meteorites
Chapter 32 Two on Two
Chapter 33 The Death of Rascal
Chapter 34 Weal
Chapter 35 Making the Bed
Chapter 36 Pop Art
Chapter 37 The Measure of Mystery
Chapter 38 Yes

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