What's in a Phrase?: Pausing Where Scripture Gives You Pause

What s in a Phrase Pausing Where Scripture Gives You Pause Well known biblical phrases in the fullness of time fearfully and wonderfully made in the beauty of holiness and others suggest and evoke and invite In this book Marilyn Chandler McEntyre offers br

  • Title: What's in a Phrase?: Pausing Where Scripture Gives You Pause
  • Author: Marilyn Chandler McEntyre
  • ISBN: 9780802871145
  • Page: 435
  • Format: Paperback
  • Well known biblical phrases in the fullness of time, fearfully and wonderfully made, in the beauty of holiness, and others suggest and evoke and invite In this book Marilyn Chandler McEntyre offers brief reflections on than fifty such scriptural phrases that prompt readers to pay attention, to pause where we sense a beckoning Some of these select phrasesWell known biblical phrases in the fullness of time, fearfully and wonderfully made, in the beauty of holiness, and others suggest and evoke and invite In this book Marilyn Chandler McEntyre offers brief reflections on than fifty such scriptural phrases that prompt readers to pay attention, to pause where we sense a beckoning Some of these select phrases are devotional, some speculative, some whimsical, some edgy McEntyre encourages us to see such words within the Word as invitations and, in doing so, to discover that they are places of divine encounter, epiphany, or unexpected guidance.The three sections of the book Assurance, Invitation, and Surprise organize the reflections by tone as well as theme Rich with eloquence, wisdom, and wonder, these reflections will lead readers to enter the sacred spaces of Scripture, play with possibilities, and connect the biblical word with the ordinary and extraordinary lives we ve been given to live.

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    About “Marilyn Chandler McEntyre

    • Marilyn Chandler McEntyre

      Marilyn Chandler McEntyre is a fellow of the Gaede Institute for the Liberal Arts at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California, and she teaches at UC Berkeley Her other books include Drawn to the Light Poems on Rembrandt s Religious Paintings, In Quiet Light Poems on Vermeer s Women, and Patient Poets Illness from Inside Out.

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    • This is a lovely book. I say that in the hope you will pause over the word lovely. Perhaps you will linger with the phrase in the hope. Marilyn McEntyre pays attention to words and in this book we can learn to do the same. This listening is done with the conviction that the Spirit meets us in the places where we are stopped and summoned by a word or phrase. Incline your ear becomes a doorway into a the nature of divine assurance; consider the poor is an invitation (or admonition) to consider our [...]


    • A book to be savoured. Here's a brief review I wrote for the The Banner: wp/p12w21-AOThe Bible can trouble us, comfort us, and perplex us. Sometimes even just a few words can bring us to a stop. In What’s in a Phrase? Pausing Where Scripture Gives You Pause, Marilyn Chandler McEntyre invites readers to join her in quietly and prayerfully contemplating passages that have caught her attention over the years. As McEntyre notes, hers is a book shaped by lectio divina, the ancient Benedictine pract [...]


    • This book was a gift. I thought it was going to be a kind of Christian self-help pablum. Well, I was wrong. The author takes phrases from the Bible and essentially writes riffs on them. They are highly intelligent riffs. She is good enough to take a phrase that I have always loved and savored and make me listen to her spin on it. For example, I liked her chapter on Mark 10:21 a lot because she went outside the immediate moment of Jesus' encounter with the rich young man and extrapolated into the [...]


    • AMAZING. I'm ready to start it over from the beginning. I cannot speak highly enough of how profound and beautiful - a rare combination - this book is. I'd like to add this book, though not its intention, helped me through a difficult chapter in my life. The world is a better place because books like this one exist.


    • One of the most helpful and nourishing books of spiritual depth I have read in a long time. Prompts my own spiritual practice.


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