Practice Resurrection: And Other Essays

Erik Reece (Author)
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Product Details

Price
$16.95  $15.59
Publisher
Counterpoint LLC
Publish Date
April 09, 2019
Pages
224
Dimensions
5.7 X 0.8 X 8.7 inches | 0.65 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781640092068
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About the Author

Erik Reece is Davenport's literary executor. He lives in Lexington, KY.

Reviews

Praise for Practice Resurrection

"With his singular wit and pith, environmental writer Reece explores issues such as God, Christianity, the environment (of course), and his father's suicide in essays rife with sentient turns of phrase and exceptionally insightful passages...few are better than [Reece] is at discussing a personal crisis of faith--although he prefers to say his religion "vanished like a mist off the creek"--in such authentic language. For Reece, universal truth is personal." --Booklist (starred review)

"[A] fine collection, which will interest readers grappling with how to think of their faith in an environmentally precarious world." --Publishers Weekly

"[D]elightful and illuminating. Reece's insightful, witty, and reflective essays offer up new ways of thinking about spirituality, culture, and the environment." --Kirkus Reviews
"With his singular wit and pith, environmental writer Reece explores issues such as God, Christianity, the environment (of course), and his father's suicide in essays rife with sentient turns of phrase and exceptionally insightful passages . . . few are better than [Reece] is at discussing a personal crisis of faith--although he prefers to say his religion "vanished like a mist off the creek"--in such authentic language. For Reece, universal truth is personal." --Starred Booklist

"[A] fine collection, which will interest readers grappling with how to think of their faith in an environmentally precarious world." --Publishers Weekly

"[D]elightful and illuminating. Reece's insightful, witty, and reflective essays offer up new ways of thinking about spirituality, culture, and the environment." --Kirkus

Praise for An American Gospel: On Family, History, and the Kingdom of God

Written with a scholar's precision but in frank, readable prose, the book advances an optimistic, intellectual, environmentalist reclamation of sacred Christian beliefs and of Americans' complex relationship with Jesus. --Kirkus Review

"Sometimes religious inspiration can come from the most unlikely places . . . [Reece] intercalates his personal story, which is one of great tragedy, with those of [the] great historical figures. His goal is not quite clear from the outset, but that is the point. He is searching for a form of Christianity that he can live with."--Publishers Weekly

"Erik Reece's An American Gospel is a rich and poignant memoir of the author's theological grappling . . . The story he tells here is one that will resonate with many in the postmodern generations, pointing the way past that place where religion has broke down for the final time is left discarded on the side of the road." --The Englewood Review of Books