[Download Link] A Prayer Journal Ebook

Author: Flannery O'Connor
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 0374236917 - 9780374236915
Published Date: 2013-11-12
Size: 14703 Kb
Description: "I would like to write a beautiful prayer," writes the young Flannery O'Connor in this deeply spiritual journal, recently discovered among her papers in Georgia. "There is a whole sensible world around me that I should be able to turn to Your praise." Written between 1946 and 1947 while O'Connor was a student far from home at the University of Iowa, A Prayer Journal is a rare portal into the interior life of the great writer. Not only does it map O'Connor's singular relationship with the divine, but it shows how entwined her literary desire was with her yearning for God. "I must write down that I am to be an artist. Not in the sense of aesthetic frippery but in the sense of aesthetic craftsmanship; otherwise I will feel my loneliness continually . . . I do not want to be lonely all my life but people only make us lonelier by reminding us of God. Dear God please help me to be an artist, please let it lead to You."

O'Connor could not be more plain about her literary ambition: "Please help me dear God to be a good writer and to get something else accepted," she writes. Yet she struggles with any trace of self-regard: "Don't let me ever think, dear God, that I was anything but the instrument for Your story."

As W. A. Sessions, who knew O'Connor, writes in his introduction, it was no coincidence that she began writing the stories that would become her first novel, Wise Blood, during the years when she wrote these singularly imaginative Christian meditations. Including a facsimile of the entire journal in O'Connor's own hand, A Prayer Journal is the record of a brilliant young woman's coming-of-age, a cry from the heart for love, grace, and art.
Label: Journal Prayer
BookT15 - Download Ebook PDF, EPUB, MOBI, KINDLE, AUDIO BOOKS Free

DMCA-File Remove Request Here

Sponsors Link


Title: My Bright Abyss: Meditation of a Modern Believer
Author: Christian Wiman
ISBN: 0374216789 - 9780374216788
Title: The Terrible Speed of Mercy: A Spiritual Biography of Flannery O'Connor
Author: Jonathan Rogers
ISBN: 1595550232 - 9781595550231
Title: Flannery: A Life of Flannery O'Connor
Author: Brad Gooch
ISBN: 0316000663 - 9780316000666
Title: The Quotidian Mysteries: Laundry, Liturgy and Women's Work
Author: Kathleen Norris
ISBN: 0809138018 - 9780809138012
Title: The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage
Author: Paul Elie
ISBN: 0374529213 - 9780374529215
Title: Wearing God: Clothing, Laughter, Fire, and Other Overlooked Ways of Meeting God
Author: Lauren F. Winner
ISBN: 006176812X - 9780061768125
Title: Teach Us to Want: Longing, Ambition & the Life of Faith
Author: Jen Pollock Michel
ISBN: 0830843124 - 9780830843121
Title: Bread and Wine: Readings for Lent and Easter
Author: C.S. Lewis
ISBN: 0874869269 - 9780874869262
Title: At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time
Author: Sarah Arthur
ISBN: 155725785X - 9781557257857
Title: Flannery O'Connor and the Christ-Haunted South
Author: Ralph C. Wood
ISBN: 0802829996 - 9780802829993

Sponsor Video