The Sermon Other Stories

A pioneering writer of extraordinary complexity, his body of work represents a gigantic literary project that ranges from Jerusalem to Paris, from shtetls in the Ukraine to the sandstorms of the Yemen.

The Sermon   Other Stories

A pioneering writer of extraordinary complexity, his body of work represents a gigantic literary project that ranges from Jerusalem to Paris, from shtetls in the Ukraine to the sandstorms of the Yemen.

The Heart stirring Sermon and Other Stories

His hundreds of short fictions dealing with life in the shtetl create an unforgettable portrait of Jews in Eastern Europe, and the 27 stories presented here are among his best.

The Heart stirring Sermon and Other Stories

Eastern Europe. He writes about poor and struggling Jews with insight, compassion and humor, about their spiritual values, social justice and sense of community. His hundreds of short fictions dealing with life in the shtetl create an unforgettable portrait of Jews in Eastern Europe, and the 27 stories presented here are among his best. In the title story a young traveling preacher inadvertently makes a sensation in a town notorious for its harsh criticism of sermons.

My Circus Train and other Stories and Reflections from Sermons

then stands in the mouth of the whale to preach the sermon. Picture that. And
picture what our pulpit would look like here if it had been carved to be a whale.
Those of us who preach would come up through the dark belly and then come
out ...

My Circus Train and other Stories and Reflections from Sermons

As I go on in this life, a verse from Psalm 16 is my story: "You will show me the path of life. In your presence there is fullness of joy." That path has taken me on adventures wanted and unwanted, and led to dreams that came true and dreams that died along the way. That is my story so far. I've come to know that each of us is a story and how we tell our story makes a difference as we walk through this world. We all have broken pieces of ourselves that we've left along the path, but we can decide whether to pick them up and put them together in a new way and go on, or we can go on with the broken pieces hurting us with every step. That's our choice, and with the help of God and companions along the way, the grace and fullness of healing and joy can come.

Roundhearts and Other Stories

Why , but that the eloquence that would have fired the sensation sermon , fired
the children's story , in its way , and made it so much more striking than Mrs.
Johnson's story , as the sermon would have been more strik . ing than the sermon
of ...

Roundhearts  and Other Stories


The Unkind Word and Other Stories

So much for the high ideal of what a sermon is or ought to be . Beneath this there
are its commonplace practical necessities . A sermon should be , as its name
implies , a discourselike any other discourse on a secular subject : and from it ...

The Unkind Word  and Other Stories


Bobby s Wolf and Other Stories

she did not know she had preached a sermon . She went away , humming , I am
so glad that our Father in heaven , Tells of His love in the book He has given .
Years and years after that , when Rosie was nineteen , one day she went to
church ...

Bobby s Wolf and Other Stories


The unkind word and other stories by the author of John Halifax gentleman

So much for the high ideal of what a sermon is or ought to be . Beneath this there
are its commonplace practical necessities . A sermon should be , as its name
implies , a discourse - like any other discourse on a secular subject : and from it ...

The unkind word  and other stories  by the author of  John Halifax  gentleman


The Satellite and Other Stories

He was not sure , but he fancied that if he were , he would not feel quite so
hungry as he did , nor so anxious that the sermon , which had now begun , might
not be a very long one , so that , in spite of his hunger , he might have time for a
good ...

The Satellite and Other Stories


Afterwards and other stories by Ian Maclaren

little sermon preached in St . Agatha ' s by a “ Father ” of the “ Anglican Friars ”
was as water to wine . The Pastor declared that although he did not agree with
his doctrine , he knew no man who had lived nearer his Lord , or had done more
 ...

Afterwards  and other stories  by Ian Maclaren


Wolves at the Door and Other Stories

He started thumbing through Genesis and decided to prepare a sermon based
on the theme of the Old Testament story of Jacob's flight to Gilead and ultimately
his wrestling with God and God's naming Jacob Israel for his valiant struggle.

Wolves at the Door and Other Stories

Wolves at the Door and Other Stories by J. A. Jones In the story “Wolves at the Door” Your preacher has been convicted of murder and other felonies earlier in his life and is now working on his fifth wife. This is the situation facing the congregation of one Robert Shackelford who has left a trail of wrecked churches and lives across the United States. We see him in and out of jail, we see his children and wives as they cope with his antisocial personality. His congregation has to choose whether to keep him or show him the door. In the story “Bach’s Chaconne” A tale of a man who in middle life decides to play the violin and one of Bach’s most demanding scores, while his wife has other ideas. She pursues the violin teacher and decides to murder her – but the wife’s plan backfires. In the story “Michael and Penelope” Flashback to the 1960s and see two people in love whose lives are destroyed by drugs and sex; everything about them is intense and it is the intensity that draws them together and apart. In the story “Weatherman” A retired teacher falls into a deep sleep and imagines himself locked away for an armed robbery he didn’t commit. The various dream sequences are their own mini stories. The main character, Kincaid, remains rooted in his absolute certainty that he could not possibly have any connection with the crime. In the story “A Likely Story” A man named Sam attempts suicide, recovers and finds a new life with a new woman, only to lose it on an adventure he couldn’t resist. In the story “Ennui” A man’s boredom leads him to witness crimes that keep him moving from coast to coast for fear of being eliminated. Since the title is “Ennui,” the reader must consider the extent to which the whole story is a fiction made up by Jackson as a desperate response to his utter boredom.

Coupon Bonds and Other Stories

He thought of the sermon he was to have preached that day as something he
might have written in a previous state of existence , something quite foreign to the
dread realities of life . “ I can't stand here holding up a door forever ! ” thought he
at ...

Coupon Bonds  and Other Stories


The Archbishop s Unguarded Moment and Other Stories

Not without some inward discomfort had the minister perceived the bishop
entering his church. He was very sure that the sermon he had expected to preach
on that morning would not be at all to the bishop's liking, and he dreaded an
outburst ...

The Archbishop s Unguarded Moment and Other Stories


Sunbeam Willie and other stories

Well , you see , ” said her husband , quietly , " I ain ' t much fit for church - going
and such like now - a - days ; but for the matter of that , I ' ve heard as good a
sermon to - day as I need wish to have . ” " A sermon , ” interrupted his wife , “ why
 ...

Sunbeam Willie  and other stories


The gamekeeper s little son and other stories for children

Sermon at the Month ' s Mind of Most Rev . Abp . Spalding I Sermons ,
Repertorium Oratoris Sacri . 4 vols . Sermons . Divine Paraclete . By Rev . T . S .
Preston . . . 5 Sermons . By the Paulists , 1864 , 1865 , 1871 . Five Minutes , each
Sermons ...

The gamekeeper s little son  and other stories for children


Tom Ilderton and other stories by the author of Mary Mathieson

... about people not living to themselves ; and I can see quite well how that has to
do with grown - up people ; but I don ' t see what it has to do with children , as Mr
Grant said it had . You know a fellow of my age can ' t be preaching to the other ...

Tom Ilderton  and other stories  by the author of  Mary Mathieson


Mary s Meadow Snap dragons Dandelion Clocks and Other Stories

Nothing displeases the Kyrkegrim more than when people fall asleep during the
sermon . This will be seen in the following story . Once upon a time there was a
certain country church , which was served by a very mild and excellent priest ,
and ...

Mary s Meadow  Snap dragons  Dandelion Clocks and Other Stories


Mary s meadow Snap dragons Dandelion clocks and other stories

Nothing displeases the Kyrkegrim more than when people fall asleep during the
sermon . This will be seen in the following story . Once upon a time there was a
certain country church , which was served by a very mild and excellent priest ,
and ...

Mary s meadow  Snap dragons  Dandelion clocks  and other stories


A vantage ground and other stories

402 , I bope so ; but I don ' t remember that part of the sermon so much : what I
liked best was the piece about real love sometimes being betrayed into unloving
acts by want of self - control , and about the loves of earth being types of the ...

A vantage ground  and other stories


Claude Russell s sister and other stories

But , looking again at the girl , he saw she was gazing fixedly once more at the
water . It seemed to him it was to be either the river or the Mission for her that
night . For her sake he would go . So he almost compelled her to come with him
to the ...

Claude Russell s sister  and other stories