Bathed in Prayer: Father Tim's Prayers, Sermons, and Reflections from the Mitford Series

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Author: Karon, Jan

Brand: G.P. Putnam's Sons

Color: Brown

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

Number Of Pages: 240

Release Date: 30-10-2018

Details: Product Description A new must-have collection for fans of the New York Times bestselling Mitford series, featuring the prayers, sermons, and inspiration from beloved Father Tim, as well as new essays and reflections on faith from author Jan Karon. Over the course of fourteen novels, millions of readers have fallen in love with the faith, encouragement, and wisdom that are at the very heart of Jan Karon's Mitford series. Now, for the first time, readers will have the chance to walk with Father Tim through a collection of prayers, sermons, and inspirational passages that incorporates material from each of the novels. In addition, fans will get to hear directly from author Jan Karon, in a brand-new essay about her own personal journey in faith and the ways that the Mitford novels have impacted her. Full of advice and inspiration from the characters that fans have followed for years, this beautifully designed compilation will soon become a staple for any Mitford reader. About the Author Jan Karon is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of fourteen novels in the Mitford series, featuring Episcopal priest Father Tim Kavanagh. She has authored twelve other books, including Jan Karon's Mitford Cookbook and Kitchen Reader, and several titles for children. Jan lives in Virginia near the World Heritage site of Jefferson's Monticello. Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. AT HOME IN MITFORD   In the first of fourteen Mitford novels, we meet Father Tim, an Episcopal rector yearning for more . . . until he finds himself with more than he can handle. The introduction of a dog as big as a sofa, a beautiful next-door neighbor, and the abandoned eleven-year-old Dooley shake up Father Tim's comfortable bachelor routines. He begins a new life, shedding old habits and embracing unfamiliar ones, and emerging from his cocoon along the way.   He arrived at the office, uttering the prayer he had offered at its door every morning for twelve years: 'Father, make me a blessing to someone today, through Christ our Lord. Amen.'   As he took the key from his pocket, he felt something warm and disgustingly wet on his hand.   He looked down into the face of a large, black, mud-caked dog, whose tail began to beat wildly against his pant leg.   'Good grief!' he said, wiping his hand on his windbreaker.   At that, the dog leaped up and licked his face, sending a shower of saliva into his right ear.   'Get away! Be gone!' he shouted. He tried to protect the notebook he was carrying, but the dog gave it a proper licking before he could stuff it in his jacket, then tried to snatch it from him.   'Down!' he commanded, at which the dog leaped up and gave his chin a bath.   He tried to fend the animal off with his elbow, while inserting the key in the office door. If he were a cussing man, he reasoned, this would offer a premier opportunity to indulge himself.   '"Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth,"' he quoted in a loud voice from Ephesians, '"but that which is good to the use of edifying . . ."'   Suddenly, the dog sat down and looked at his prey with fond admiration.   -Chapter 1   Barnabas         Father Tim visits his elderly-and favorite-parishioner at the big house on the hill above Mitford.   Miss Sadie held her hands out to the rector.   'At Fernbank,' she said, 'we always hold hands when we say the blessing.'   He prayed with a contented heart. 'Accept, O Lord, our thanks and praise for all that you've done for us. We thank you for the blessing of family and friends, and for the loving care which surrounds us on every side. Above all, we give you thanks for the great mercies and promises given to us in Christ Jesus our Lord, in whose name we pray.'   'Amen!' they said in unison.   -Chapter 5   The Big Six-O         In this scene, Father Tim is speaking with Uncle Billy Watson, who worries that he'll lose his home. Father Tim has offered to look into a special dispensation from the town that will allow B

EAN: 9780525537564

Languages: English

Binding: Hardcover

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