Wounded in Spirit

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  • Hardcover
  • 176 pages
  • Wounded in Spirit
  • David Bannon
  • English
  • 03 July 2017
  • 1640601457

About the Author: David Bannon

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Wounded in Spirit Christmas can be a time of joy but also of tears, memory and prayer Celebration does not always come easily In twenty five illustrated daily readings we commune with Scripture and the wounded artists that gave the world masterpieces of hope Gauguin, Tissot, Caravaggio, Tanner, Delacroix, van Gogh, D rer We ve heard the names We recognize the paintings But do we know the artists They were flawed and often troubled people a widower that saw a vision of Christ a murderer who painted himself as Peter a grieving father that drew his sons as Jesus and John an orphan who saw his salvation in the Holy Family Despite their wounds perhaps because of them these artists achieved the sublime Their humanity inspires us Based on the latest research in history and grief, Wounded in Spirit returns us to where Christian art began From mourning in Roman catacombs to works of the masters, we join the world s great religious artists on their pilgrimages of hope and brokenness In their wounds, in our wounds, we may once again encounter God with us From the PublisherReviewsI wish I had had this book six years ago, when my mother was dying It was hard And I think it would have been better if I had been able to spend a little time each day that December with the new book Wounded in Spirit, by David Bannon If you like art and find that it feeds your soul, and you are struggling with grief as Christmas approaches, this may be the Advent book for you Jana Riess, Religion News Service RNS , Getting through a Christmas of grief For those who are hesitant to leap into the good news too quickly, David Bannon s book of Advent art and reflections will be a valuable resource We are so accustomed to rushing through life, says the author in the introduction Bannon, who has a felony conviction and whose adult daughter died in 2015, has lived through the realities of failure and grief In this book, he intersperses carefully curated photos of Christian art with his own reflections on the artists their lives, their tragedies, and their persistent hopes Bannon also evokes an honest grappling with grief by including brief quotations from a variety of thinkers Carl Jung, Annie Dillard, Terence Fretheim, Isabel Allende, Elie Wiesel, Julian of Norwich, Simone Weil, N.T Wright, and S ren Kierkegaard make appearances Particularly evocative are the excerpts from Friedrich R ckert s poems, which Bannon translates here into English for the first time Do not wrap yourself around the night, bathe it in eternal light My tent is dark, the lamp is cold, bless the light, the Joy of the World Elizabeth Palmer, Christian Century, What s new this Advent Four of the best new resources This book summons an almost visceral response in its brilliant counterpoint to the customary understanding and celebration of Advent and Christmas In the arena of wounds and griefs, though each experience is unique, we are joined in our humanness, finding common ground The word sympathy means being together in profound distress Art makes such anguish visible Commentary penetrates and elucidates These meditations and images are a marvelous gift Luci Shaw, Writer in Residence, Regent College, author and poet Wounded in Spirit has become my guide Philip YanceyFrom the Inside FlapDepression and suicides spike at Christmas, as loneliness and the memories of lost loved ones invade the background cheer My own father died in mid December, before his twenty fourth birthday, an untimely death that forever cast a pall over our family s Christmases We know, all of us, the dissonance of which Simeon spoke to Mary of love splattered with blood, of consolation that proves diffused and fleeting Art brings that dissonance to the foreground, with a poignancy that wounds the spirit like a sword Philip Yancey, from the forewordFrom the Back CoverDavid Bannon taught college for many years and publishes on art, history, culture, and translation He has appeared on The Discovery Channel, AE, and The History Channel and has been interviewed by NPR, Fox News, and The Wall Street Journal He has lectured at libraries and museums and was curator of Asian art for the Florence Museum of Art and History in South Carolina The present book is a result of the author s own brokenness, wounds and grief, which he describes in the opening pages David currently lives in South Carolina with his wife and their cat, Yeti.Philip Yancey is the author of What s So Amazing about Graceand other books that have sold 14 million copies worldwide. Read Wounded in Spirit Author David Bannon – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “Wounded in Spirit

  1. Michele Morin says:

    In just a few days, we ll begin the season of Advent Even if you don t observe much else on the liturgical calendar, it s hard to avoid the on ramp to Christmas Instead of counting shopping days and check marks on my do list, my practice has been to think of Advent as a time of preparation for the celebration of Jesus s birth There s no magic formula for this When my sons were all young and enthusiastic and boisterous , we did a daily project baking together, crafting an ornament, visitin In just a few days, we ll begin the season of Advent Even if you don t observe much else on the liturgical calendar, it s hard to avoid the on ramp to Christmas Instead of counting shopping days and check marks on my do list, my practice has been to think of Advent as a time of preparation for the celebration of Jesus s birth There s no magic formula for this When my sons were all young and enthusiastic and boisterous , we did a daily project baking together, crafting an ornament, visiting a nursing home, or even bailing out of the homeschool schedule early and reading big stacks of Christmas books We ve looked at Old Testament prophecies and thought about the message of the angel, the response of the shepherds, and the visitation of the mysterious magi Advent puts time on our side forin depth teaching than can ever happen in a quick read through of Luke 2 on Christmas eve.One component of Advent that seems to get lost in the tinsel is the recognition that Jesus had a very somber and ser...

  2. Amanda Patchin says:

    Beautiful meditation in art, prose, and poetry on the expectation of Advent Not a sweet or sentimental book but one that touches the grief of this world of tears where sorrows touch the heart.

  3. James says:

    My pick for Advent 2018 Read my preview on my blog