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The Misfit, The - Haunting the Human - Unveiling the Divine (Paperback): Larry Lewis

The Misfit, The - Haunting the Human - Unveiling the Divine (Paperback)

Larry Lewis

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Set against the tumultuous backdrop of contemporary China, Larry Lewis's autobiographical The Misfit tells a moving story of how God breaks through the aridity of human hearts, and how healing occurs in the midst of the everyday. Father Lewis, a Maryknoll missioner, was estranged from himself, his church, and his Maryknoll colleagues when he accepted an assignment to teach English to Chinese students in the interior Chinese city of Wuhan. It was a year before the now-infamous massacre in Tiananmen Square. The Misfit tells how the young Chinese Lewis taught saved him from his alienation and revealed that an important dimension in the growth of all human beings lies in accepting their "misfitness" for the unidimensional life that contemporary culture seeks to impose. With the political turmoil of 1980s China always in the background, Lewis and his Chinese students discover eternal truths through the American literature they study and the growing bonds of friendship they share. Reading John Gardner's "Redemption", Emily Dickinson's poetry, and Flannery O'Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find", Lewis and his students discover that they live in "a world without a roof", and the missioner finds himself rescued from estrangement by the humanity all around him.

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Imprint: Orbis Books (USA)
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 1997
First published: March 1997
Authors: Larry Lewis
Dimensions: 136 x 210 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 150
ISBN-13: 978-1-57075-122-6
Categories: Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > Philosophy of religion
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > Christian institutions & organizations
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > General > Philosophy of religion > Nature & existence of God
Books > Humanities > Religion & beliefs > Christianity > Christian institutions & organizations > Christian mission & evangelism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian institutions & organizations
Books > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Christian institutions & organizations > Christian mission & evangelism
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > Philosophy of religion
Books > Religion & Spirituality > General > Philosophy of religion > Nature & existence of God
Books > Christianity
Books > Christianity > Christian institutions & organizations
Books > Christianity > Christian institutions & organizations > Christian mission & evangelism
LSN: 1-57075-122-6
Barcode: 9781570751226

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