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From Beginning to End
From Beginning to End
Author: Robert Fulghum
PBS Market Price: $8.09 or $4.19+1 credit
ISBN-13: 9780804111140
ISBN-10: 0804111146
Publication Date: 1/31/1996
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.
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4.2 stars, based on 23 ratings
Publisher: Ivy Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Enjoy the simple humanity in these short chapters.
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Subtitled "the Rituals of our Lives."
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My thinking was set in motion by those who,knowing I was a parish minister for many years,asked me for advice about ceremonies and celebrations. They wanted words to use at graduations,funerals,and the welcoming of children. They inquired about grace at family meals the reaffirmation of wedding vows,and ways to heal wounds suffered in personal conflict. People requested help with the rituals of solitude,such as meditation,prayer,and contemplation..
Rituals do not always involve words,occasions,officials,or and audience. Rituals are often silent,solitary,and self-contained.The most powerful fites of passage are reflective - when you look back on your like again and again, paying attention to the rivers you have crossed and the gates you have opened and walked on through,the thresholds you have passed over.
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Very interesting book about different rituals of life and about rituals that people make up.
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OUTSTANDING!Fulghum at his best, especially the section dealing with death! A must read, if only for this one single section.
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More from the author of "Everything I Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten"
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Why "rituals"? My thinking was set in motion by those who, knowing I was a parish minister for many years, asked me for advice about ceremonies and celebrations. They wanted words to use at graduations, funerals, and the welcoming of children. They inquired about grace at family meals, the reaffirmation of wedding vows, and ways to heal wounds suffered in personal conflict. People requested help with the rituals of solitude, such as meditation, prayer, and contemplation...
Rituals do not always involve words, occasions, officials, or an audience. Rituals are often silent, solitary, and self-contained. The most powerful rites of passage are reflective---when you look back on your life again and again, paying attention to the rivers you have crossed and the gates you have opened and walked on through, the thresholds you have passed over. I see ritual when people sit together silently by and open fire. Remembering.
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Why "rituals"? My thinking was set in motion by those who, knowing I was a parish minister for many years, asked me for advice about ceremonies and celebrations. They wanted words to use at graduations, funerals, and the welcoming of children. They inquired about grace at family meals, the reaffirmation of wedding vows, and ways to heal wounds suffered in personal conflict. People requested help with the rituals of solitude, such as meditation, prayer, and contemplation...
Rituals do not always involve words, occasions, officials, or an audience. Rituals are often silent, solitary, and self-contained. The most powerful rites of passage are reflective---when you look back on your life again and again, paying attention to the rivers you have crossed and the gates you have opened and walked on through, the thresholds you have passed over. I see ritual when people sit together silently by and open fire. Remembering.