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The Stream & the Sapphire

The Stream & the Sapphire

Selected Poems on Religious Themes

  • Author: Denise Levertov
  • Publisher: New Directions Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780811213547
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 88
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The poet presents a selection of thirty-four of her own poems culled from previously published volumes, tracing her movement from agnosticism to Christian faith and her oscillation from doubt to affirmation along the way.

Beyond the Sapphire Gate

Beyond the Sapphire Gate

'The Flow of Power' Book 1

  • Author: R.V. Johnson
  • Publisher: Lost In New World Publishing
  • ISBN: 0986165506
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 438
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The Blue Sapphire of the Mind

The Blue Sapphire of the Mind

Notes for a Contemplative Ecology

  • Author: Douglas E. Christie
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199986649
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 488
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"There are no unsacred places," the poet Wendell Berry has written. "There are only sacred places and desecrated places." What might it mean to behold the world with such depth and feeling that it is no longer possible to imagine it as something separate from ourselves, or to live without regard for its well-being? To understand the work of seeing things as an utterly involving moral and spiritual act? Such questions have long occupied the center of contemplative spiritual traditions. In The Blue Sapphire of the Mind, Douglas E. Christie proposes a distinctively contemplative approach to ecological thought and practice that can help restore our sense of the earth as a sacred place. Drawing on the insights of the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and many others, Christie argues that, at the most basic level, it is the quality of our attention to the natural world that must change if we are to learn how to live in a sustainable relationship with other living organisms and with one another. He notes that in this uniquely challenging historical moment, there is a deep and pervasive hunger for a less fragmented and more integrated way of apprehending and inhabiting the living world--and for a way of responding to the ecological crisis that expresses our deepest moral and spiritual values. Christie explores how the wisdom of ancient and modern contemplative traditions can inspire both an honest reckoning with the destructive patterns of thought and behavior that have contributed so much to our current crisis, and a greater sense of care and responsibility for all living beings. These traditions can help us cultivate the simple, spacious awareness of the enduring beauty and wholeness of the natural world that will be necessary if we are to live with greater purpose and meaning, and with less harm, to our planet.

The Sapphire Song

The Sapphire Song

  • Author: Todd Erick Pedersen
  • Publisher: Balboa Press
  • ISBN: 1452597464
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 112
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The time and the place are universal. Metaxaeus, a youthful yet visionary sculptor, will embark on an odyssey in which he will at last meet face to face with Akasha, a talented storyteller from a distant township. Set in a simple landscape of mountains and rivers, The Sapphire Song is a meditation on the possibilities of love, when seen in the light of the spirit. Underscoring a fidelity to the sacred dimension of life, that so often reveals itself to us in the inmost presence of our dreams, and written with the poignancy of a parable, this timeless story is an evocation of the spiritual power, and the lasting truth, inherent in our quest for an enduring love.

The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes

The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes

  • Author: Cathy Ace
  • Publisher: TouchWood Editions
  • ISBN: 1771511214
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 272
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It's Cait and Bud's wedding weekend and for the first time she feels like a bride—or at least, she's supposed to. But then the rain won't quit, the supposedly romantic Welsh castle feels creepy, and there's a dead body on the stairs. What first appears to have been the untimely, unfortunate, and accidental death of their wedding choirmaster quickly reveals itself to have been a murder. And when a series of mysterious events occur around the castle, Cait, Bud, and Cait's sister Sian tackle the case of The Corpse with the Sapphire Eyes, attempting to solve the mystery before another sinister event can ruin their destination wedding. The fifth Cait Morgan mystery will have you stumbling to catch up to Cait's brilliant mind, and keep you guessing until its shocking conclusion.

The Tomb

The Tomb

A Novel of Martha

  • Author: Stephanie Landsem
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster
  • ISBN: 1451689136
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 352
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In this captivating retelling of a classic biblical story, Jesus shocks the town of Bethany with Lazarus’s resurrection from the dead, leading Martha—a seemingly perfect woman trapped by the secrets of her past—to hope and a new life. Everyone in Bethany admires Martha—the perfect Jewish woman. She feeds and clothes her loved ones, looks after the family farm, and meticulously follows every precept of the Pharisees’ strict laws. But Martha is hiding a secret. At her sister’s marriage feast, she gave her heart and her innocence to a young musician who promised to return and marry her, but instead betrayed her love and abandoned her. Seven years later, only two people in Bethany know of Martha’s secret sin: her brother, Lazarus, and Simon, the righteous Pharisee to whom Martha is betrothed. When Lazarus falls ill, Martha is faced with a choice: send for Jesus to save her dying brother—risking the wrath of Simon who threatens to betray her—or deny Jesus’ healing power and remain trapped in her tomb of secrecy and lies. Meanwhile, on the shores of Galilee, Isa roams the wilderness, tortured by demons and knowing only that someone is waiting for him. When he is healed by Jesus, he finds that seven years have passed since his descent into madness. Isa journeys home to Bethany only to find he is too late to win back Martha’s love. When Martha risks all to heal Lazarus, will Jesus arrive in time, or will he—like Isa—come too late?

Progress in Transmission Electron Microscopy 2

Progress in Transmission Electron Microscopy 2

Applications in Materials Science

  • Author: Xiao-Feng Zhang,Ze Zhang
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
  • ISBN: 9783540676812
  • Category: Science
  • Page: 307
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Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) is now recognized as a crucial tool in materials science. This book, authored by a team of expert Chinese and international authors, covers many aspects of modern electron microscopy, from the architecture of novel electron microscopes, advanced theories and techniques in TEM and sample preparation, to a variety of hands-on examples of TEM applications. Volume 2 illustrates the important role that TEM is playing in the development and characterization of advanced materials, including nanostructures, interfacial structures, defects, and macromolecular complexes.

Exploring Catholic Literature

Exploring Catholic Literature

A Companion and Resource Guide

  • Author: Mary R. Reichardt
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 0742531740
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 213
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Designed for students of all ages, this resource guide provides an engaging and succinct introduction to twelve recognized masterpieces of Catholic literature, from Augustine's 4th century conversion narrative to the recent poetry of Denise Levertov.

Forest and Stream

Forest and Stream

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Birds
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The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature

The Cyclopædia, Or, Universal Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and Literature

  • Author: Abraham Rees
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries
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