Silence and Beauty

Silence and Beauty
Author: Makoto Fujimura
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 281
Release: 2016-05-01
ISBN 10: 0830894357
ISBN 13: 9780830894352
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silence and Beauty Book Review:

Shusaku Endo's novel Silence, first published in 1966, endures as one of the greatest works of twentieth-century Japanese literature. Its narrative of the persecution of Christians in seventeenth-century Japan raises uncomfortable questions about God and the ambiguity of faith in the midst of suffering and hostility. Endo's Silence took internationally renowned visual artist Makoto Fujimura on a pilgrimage of grappling with the nature of art, the significance of pain and his own cultural heritage. His artistic faith journey overlaps with Endo's as he uncovers deep layers of meaning in Japanese history and literature, expressed in art both past and present. He finds connections to how faith is lived in contemporary contexts of trauma and glimpses of how the gospel is conveyed in Christ-hidden cultures. In this world of pain and suffering, God often seems silent. Fujimura's reflections show that light is yet present in darkness, and that silence speaks with hidden beauty and truth.

Silence and Beauty

Silence and Beauty
Author: Makoto Fujimura
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 261
Release: 2016-05
ISBN 10: 0830844597
ISBN 13: 9780830844593
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silence and Beauty Book Review:

Internationally renowned artist Makoto Fujimura reflects on Shusaku Endo's novel Silence and grapples with the nature of art, pain and culture. Showing that light is yet present in darkness, he uncovers deep layers of meaning in Japanese history and finds connections to how faith is lived in contexts of trauma.

Silence and Beauty

Silence and Beauty
Author: Makoto Fujimura,Philip Yancey
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 263
Release: 2016-03-31
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silence and Beauty Book Review:

Internationally renowned artist Makoto Fujimura reflects on Shusaku Endo's novel Silence and grapples with the nature of art, pain and culture. Showing that light is yet present in darkness, he uncovers deep layers of meaning in Japanese history and finds connections to how faith is lived in contexts of trauma. --Publisher.

Culture Care

Culture Care
Author: Makoto Fujimura
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-01-14
ISBN 10: 0830891110
ISBN 13: 9780830891115
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture Care Book Review:

We all have a responsibility to care for culture. Artist Makoto Fujimura issues a call to cultural stewardship, in which we feed our culture's soul with beauty, creativity, and generosity. This is a book for artists and all "creative catalysts" who understand how much the culture we all share affects human thriving today and shapes the generations to come.

The Beauty of the In Between

The Beauty of the In Between
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-03-20
ISBN 10: 9781733766708
ISBN 13: 1733766707
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Art and Faith

Art and Faith
Author: Makoto Fujimura
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-01-05
ISBN 10: 0300255934
ISBN 13: 9780300255935
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art and Faith Book Review:

From a world-renowned painter, an exploration of creativity’s quintessential—and often overlooked—role in the spiritual lifeWritten over thirty years of painting and creating in his studio, this book is Makoto Fujimura’s broad and deep exploration of creativity and the spiritual aspects of “making.” What he does in the studio, he asserts, is theological work as much as it is aesthetic work. In between pouring precious, pulverized minerals onto handmade paper to create the prismatic, refractive surfaces of his art, he comes into the quiet space in the studio, in a discipline of awareness, waiting, prayer, and praise. Ranging from the Bible to T. S. Eliot, and from Mark Rothko to Japanese Kintsugi technique, he shows how unless we are making something, we cannot know the depth of God’s being and God’s grace permeating our lives. This poignant and beautiful book offers the perspective of, in Christian Wiman’s words, “an accidental theologian,” one who comes to spiritual questions always through the prism of art.

The Sound of Silence

The Sound of Silence
Author: Katrina Goldsaito
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 40
Release: 2016-08-02
ISBN 10: 0316271292
ISBN 13: 9780316271295
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sound of Silence Book Review:

"Do you have a favorite sound?" little Yoshio asks. The musician answers, "The most beautiful sound is the sound of ma, of silence." But Yoshio lives in Tokyo, Japan: a giant, noisy, busy city. He hears shoes squishing through puddles, trains whooshing, cars beeping, and families laughing. Tokyo is like a symphony hall! Where is silence? Join Yoshio on his journey through the hustle and bustle of the city to find the most beautiful sound of all.

The Fountains of Silence

The Fountains of Silence
Author: Ruta Sepetys
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 0698174518
ISBN 13: 9780698174511
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Fountains of Silence Book Review:

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Salt to the Sea and Between Shades of Gray comes a gripping, extraordinary portrait of love, silence, and secrets under a Spanish dictatorship. Madrid, 1957. Under the fascist dictatorship of General Francisco Franco, Spain is hiding a dark secret. Meanwhile, tourists and foreign businessmen flood into Spain under the welcoming promise of sunshine and wine. Among them is eighteen-year-old Daniel Matheson, the son of an oil tycoon, who arrives in Madrid with his parents hoping to connect with the country of his mother's birth through the lens of his camera. Photography--and fate--introduce him to Ana, whose family's interweaving obstacles reveal the lingering grasp of the Spanish Civil War--as well as chilling definitions of fortune and fear. Daniel's photographs leave him with uncomfortable questions amidst shadows of danger. He is backed into a corner of difficult decisions to protect those he loves. Lives and hearts collide, revealing an incredibly dark side to the sunny Spanish city. Master storyteller Ruta Sepetys once again shines light into one of history's darkest corners in this epic, heart-wrenching novel about identity, unforgettable love, repercussions of war, and the hidden violence of silence--inspired by the true postwar struggles of Spain. Includes vintage media reports, oral history commentary, photos, and more. Praise for The Fountains of Silence "Spain under Francisco Franco is as dystopian a setting as Margaret Atwood’s Gilead in Ruta Sepetys’s suspenseful, romantic and timely new work of historical fiction . . . Like [Shakespeare's family romances], 'The Fountains of Silence' speaks truth to power, persuading future rulers to avoid repeating the crimes of the past." --The New York Times Book Review “Full of twists and revelations…an excellent story, and timely, too.” --The Wall Street Journal "A staggering tale of love, loss, and national shame." --Entertainment Weekly * "[Sepetys] tells a moving story made even more powerful by its placement in a lesser-known historical moment. Captivating, deft, and illuminating historical fiction." --Booklist, *STARRED REVIEW* * "This gripping, often haunting historical novel offers a memorable portrait of fascist Spain." --Publishers Weekly, *STARRED REVIEW* * "This richly woven historical fiction . . . will keep young adults as well as adults interested from the first page to the last." --SLC, *STARRED REVIEW* * "Riveting . . . An exemplary work of historical fiction." --The Horn Book, *STARRED REVIEW*

Silence

Silence
Author: Thich Nhat Hanh
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2015-01-27
ISBN 10: 0062224719
ISBN 13: 9780062224712
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silence Book Review:

The Zen master and one of the world's most beloved teachers returns with a concise, practical guide to understanding and developing our most powerful inner resource—silence—to help us find happiness, purpose, and peace. Many people embark on a seemingly futile search for happiness, running as if there is somewhere else to get to, when the world they live in is full of wonder. To be alive is a miracle. Beauty calls to us every day, yet we rarely are in the position to listen. To hear the call of beauty and respond to it, we need silence. Silence shows us how to find and maintain our equanimity amid the barrage of noise. Thich Nhat Hanh guides us on a path to cultivate calm even in the most chaotic places. This gift of silence doesn't require hours upon hours of silent meditation or an existing practice of any kind. Through careful breathing and mindfulness techniques he teaches us how to become truly present in the moment, to recognize the beauty surrounding us, and to find harmony. With mindfulness comes stillness—and the silence we need to come back to ourselves and discover who we are and what we truly want, the keys to happiness and well-being.

Charlie Chaplin

Charlie Chaplin
Author: Alan Schroeder
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780531113172
ISBN 13: 0531113175
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Charlie Chaplin Book Review:

Traces Chaplin's career as a comedian, an actor, and a director, and discusses his stormy private life

The Beauty of Silence

The Beauty of Silence
Author: Robert Schaap,J. Thomas Rimer,H. Kerlen
Publsiher: Hotei Pub
Total Pages: 191
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 9789004193857
ISBN 13: 9004193855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beauty of Silence Book Review:

The Beauty of Silence. Japanese N and Nature Prints by Tsukioka K gyo (1867-1927) is the first monograph in English on Tsukioka K gyo, one of the lesser-known exponents of Japanese woodblock prints of the Meiji period (1868-1912). This publication exposes K gyo s life and work, presenting a detailed and abundantly-illustrated overview of his rich oeuvre of prints and paintings, and places them in the context of his times. For the first time, K gyo s life and work are accessible to readers throughout the world.K gyo is particularly well-known for his many depictions of the N , Japan s elegant and poetic theatrical form, dating back to medieval times. Performances of N continue to have wide audiences even today, with admirers not only in Japan, but throughout Asia, Europe and the United States. K gyo often created unusual images of the theatrical productions he attended, and his prints provide fascinating visual clues and insights into how these classic plays were actually performed during his lifetime. In these theatrical prints, K gyo created images of an evocative beauty that are comparable with the work of some of the great artists in the European tradition who also recorded the theatrical practices of their times. The Beauty of Silence illustrates a range of K gyo s works on a variety of subjects, including landscapes, as well as samples of his art created in other media. The publication includes his biography, historical information on the N , a detailed analysis of the prints, and useful information on each of the N plays pictured. The appendices section includes listings of more than a hundred artist-seals used by K gyo, an index of N plays and illustrations of all 120 prints belonging to K gyo s famous print series N gaku hyakuban (One Hundred N Plays).This book, with almost 400 full color illustrations, will be of wide interest both to lovers of woodblock prints and to those interested in the power and beauty of Japan s theatrical traditions.

Silence Is My Mother Tongue

Silence Is My Mother Tongue
Author: Sulaiman Addonia
Publsiher: Graywolf Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-09-08
ISBN 10: 1644451298
ISBN 13: 9781644451298
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silence Is My Mother Tongue Book Review:

A sensuous, textured novel of life in a refugee camp, long-listed for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction On a hill overlooking a refugee camp in Sudan, a young man strings up bedsheets that, in an act of imaginative resilience, will serve as a screen in his silent cinema. From the cinema he can see all the comings and goings in the camp, especially those of two new arrivals: a girl named Saba, and her mute brother, Hagos. For these siblings, adapting to life in the camp is not easy. Saba mourns the future she lost when she was forced to abandon school, while Hagos, scorned for his inability to speak, must live vicariously through his sister. Both resist societal expectations by seeking to redefine love, sex, and gender roles in their lives, and when a businessman opens a shop and befriends Hagos, they cast off those pressures and make an unconventional choice. With this cast of complex, beautifully drawn characters, Sulaiman Addonia details the textures and rhythms of everyday life in a refugee camp, and questions what it means to be an individual when one has lost all that makes a home or a future. Intimate and subversive, Silence Is My Mother Tongue dissects the ways society wages war on women and explores the stories we must tell to survive in a broken, inhospitable environment.

A Symphony of Silence An Enlightened Vision 2nd Edition

A Symphony of Silence  An Enlightened Vision 2nd Edition
Author: George A. Ellis
Publsiher: George A. Ellis
Total Pages: 678
Release: 2015-05-01
ISBN 10: 1508944253
ISBN 13: 9781508944256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Symphony of Silence An Enlightened Vision 2nd Edition Book Review:

The first edition of A Symphony of Silence: An Enlightened Vision was inspired by the desire to share with humanity, through multiple voices, the ineffable beauty we experience in our lives when the veil of ignorance is pulled back and the wonder of our essential nature is revealed.. The voices emerging from these pages add vitality and validity to our shared experience of the silence of the transcendent. It is not something beyond our reach, but a reality that has always been with us, quietly awaiting an opportunity to unfold. In this second edition of A Symphony of Silence, several new voices are added to the chorus of the first edition. A Catholic priest tells us of using TM as part of his inspired vision of the power of love to transform the lives of abused and destitute children from the streets of South America. The founding director of an orphanage and school in Uganda, who likewise brings TM to children in need, describes to us his compassionate resolve to eradicate suffering within his community. A poet expresses for us in verse the joy of a seeker reaching for the light. A scientist and his colleagues show us the power of TM to reduce stress and alleviate PTSD in the field of law enforcement. An actor, director, producer, and entrepreneur, explores with us his innovative projects for inner city students through “Edutainment.” Women, who for decades dedicated themselves to introducing the TM program to their multicultural community, share with us delightful and very personal stories. A pioneering social activist brings us into the conversation he had with Maharishi in 1968 at a conference in Squaw Valley, California. He talked candidly with Maharishi about the need to introduce TM as a tool to bring inner freedom to the inner cities, helping to fulfill the quest for true civil rights. The voices in A Symphony of Silence create a glimpse into the vast impact that Maharishi has on many lives throughout the world.

Speak Silence

Speak  Silence
Author: Kim Echlin
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-03-02
ISBN 10: 0735240620
ISBN 13: 9780735240629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Speak Silence Book Review:

From the internationally bestselling and Giller-shortlisted author of The Disappeared, an astounding, poetic novel about war and loss, suffering and courage, and the strength of women through it all. It’s been eleven years since Gota has seen Kosmos, yet she still finds herself fantasizing about their intimate year together in Paris. Now it’s 1999 and, working as a journalist, she hears about a film festival in Sarajevo, where she knows Kosmos will be with his theatre company. She takes the assignment to investigate the fallout of the Bosnian war—and to reconnect with the love of her life. But when they are reunited, she finds a man, and a country, altered beyond recognition. Kosmos introduces Gota to Edina, the woman he has always loved. While Gota treads the precarious terrain of her evolving connection to Kosmos, she and Edina forge an unexpected bond. A lawyer and a force to be reckoned with, Edina exposes the sexual violence that she and thousands of others survived in the war. Before long, Gota finds her life entwined with the community of women and travels with them to The Hague to confront their abusers. The events she covers—and the stories she hears—will change her life forever. Written in Kim Echlin’s masterfully luminescent prose, Speak, Silence weaves together the experiences of a resilient sisterhood and tells the story of the real-life trial that would come to shape history. In a heart-wrenching tale of suffering and loss and a beautiful illustration of power and love, Echlin explores what it means to speak out against the very people who would do anything to silence you.

A Time to Keep Silence

A Time to Keep Silence
Author: Patrick Leigh Fermor
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2011-12-08
ISBN 10: 1848547021
ISBN 13: 9781848547025
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Time to Keep Silence Book Review:

From the French Abbey of St Wandrille to the abandoned and awesome Rock Monasteries of Cappadocia in Turkey, the celebrated travel writer Patrick Leigh Fermor studies the rigorous contemplative lives of the monks and the timeless beauty of their monastic surroundings. In his occasional retreats, the peaceful solitude and the calm enchantment of the monasteries was passed on as a kind of 'supernatural windfall' which A Time to Keep Silence so effortlessly records.

The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence
Author: Robert Cardinal Sarah,Nicolas Diat
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2017-03-08
ISBN 10: 1681497581
ISBN 13: 9781681497587
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Power of Silence Book Review:

In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before. Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat. Within the hushed and hallowed walls of the La Grande Chartreux, the famous Carthusian monastery in the French Alps, Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love? Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart? After the international success of God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. "Silence is more important than any other human work," he says, "for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service."

Silence Is Goldfish

Silence Is Goldfish
Author: Annabel Pitcher
Publsiher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2016-05-17
ISBN 10: 0316370746
ISBN 13: 9780316370745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Silence Is Goldfish Book Review:

My name is Tess Turner--at least, that's what I've always been told. I have a voice but it isn't mine. It used to say things so I'd fit in, to please my parents, to please my teachers. It used to tell the universe I was something I wasn't. It lied. It never occurred to me that everyone else was lying too. Fifteen-year-old Tess doesn't mean to become mute. At first, she's just too shocked to speak. And who wouldn't be? Discovering your whole life has been a lie because your dad isn't your real father is a pretty big deal. Terrified of the truth, Tess retreats into silence. Reeling from her family's betrayal, Tess sets out to discover the identity of her real father. He could be anyone--even the familiar-looking teacher at her school. Tess continues to investigate, uncovering a secret that could ruin multiple lives. It all may be too much for Tess to handle, but how can she ask for help when she's forgotten how to use her voice? In a brilliant study of identity, betrayal, and complex family dynamics, award-winning author Annabel Pitcher explores the importance of communication, even when we're faced with unspeakable truths.

The Beauty of Your Face

The Beauty of Your Face
Author: Sahar Mustafah
Publsiher: Legend Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2020-08-03
ISBN 10: 1789559723
ISBN 13: 9781789559729
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beauty of Your Face Book Review:

The New York Times Staff PickThe Best Fiction by Women in 2020Marie ClaireBest Feminist Books Coming Out in 2020Ms. MagazineMost Anticipated Books of 2020LithubTwenty Must-Read Books of 2020BustleMost Anticipated Books of 2020Real SimpleMost Anticipated BooksThe MillionsOne of 15 Books By Women to Read in 2020The LilyStarred ReviewShelf Awareness'Stunning'Marie Claire'Striking'Rebecca Makkai'With grace, empathy and wisdom'Ms. Magazine'Indelible'Laila Lalami'Insightful'Rajia Hassib'Richly empathetic'Maurice Carlos Ruffin'Haunting' Lit Hub'Exquisite'Shelf Awareness'Soared beyond my wildest expectations'Terry Galvan, Third Coast Review'Gripping'Lorraine Kleinwaks, Enchanted Prose'One of my favorite books this year'Susie Boutry, Novel Visits'Lyrical prose, achingly real characters, and a driving narrative'Christine Maul Rice, Hypertext Magazine'Profound'Emma Doettling, The Michigan Daily---Afaf Rahman, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants, is the principal of Nurrideen School for Girls, a Muslim school in the Chicago suburbs. One morning, a shooter?radicalized by the online alt-right?attacks the school.As Afaf listens to his terrifying progress, we are swept back through her memories: the bigotry she faced as a child, her mother’s dreams of returning to Palestine, and the devastating disappearance of her older sister that tore her family apart. Still, there is the sweetness of the music from her father’s oud, and the hope and community Afaf finally finds in Islam.The Beauty of Your Face is a profound and poignant exploration of one woman’s life in a nation at odds with its ideals.---'A story of survival and hope, forgiveness and connection. It’s not just about the beauty of Afaf’s face, as the title implies, it’s about the beauty of her heart and the hearts of the people around her, no matter how lonely or scared they are'The New York Times'Stunning... A timely family saga with faith and forgiveness at its core'Marie Claire'The Beauty of Your Face is a striking and stirring debut, one that reaches its hands straight into the fire. Sahar Mustafah writes with wisdom and grace about the unthinkable, the unspeakable, and the unspoken'Rebecca Makkai, Pulitzer finalist for The Great Believers'With grace, empathy and wisdom, this robustly written debut examines an American Muslim immigrant experience against the backdrop of a school shooting'Ms. Magazine'Mustafah’s arresting debut about a mass shooting at a Muslim girls’ school grapples with issues of faith, identity, hatred, and forgiveness... Throughout, Mustafah powerfully demonstrates the human capacity for redemption and renewal. This inviting, topical tale will stay with readers'Publishers Weekly'Profound insights and glittering words . . . a complex generational novel that is all too relevant in today’s divided America... the message rings loud and clear. Maybe violence could be avoided if people took the time to understand other people’s pain and find commonalities in their shared human experience'The Michigan Daily'Mustafah writes impressively and convincingly of her Palestinian American immigrant community... an adept author well worth reading'Terry Hong, Booklist'Mustafah's novel is frequently moving, especially in her depictions of Afaf's inner state. The sections of the book that describe Afaf's early life are especially vivid'Kirkus'The indelible story of a Palestinian-American woman whose life is torn apart by loss, finds solace in her faith, and faces a violent threat that tests how far she has come. Sahar Mustafah writes about family and community with compassion and sensitivity. The Beauty of Your Face is a gift to readers'Laila Lalami, award winning author of The Other Americans and The Moor’s Account'Rich with details of Islamic faith and Arab culture, The Beauty of Your Face is an insightful and beautifully-drawn study of the complexity of being an American Muslim immigrant. This compelling novel brilliantly challenges the notion of a unified religious and ethnic n

Into Great Silence

Into Great Silence
Author: Eva Saulitis
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2013-01-15
ISBN 10: 0807014362
ISBN 13: 9780807014363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Into Great Silence Book Review:

Science entwines with matters of the human heart as a whale researcher chronicles the lives of an endangered family of orcas Ever since Eva Saulitis began her whale research in Alaska in the 1980s, she has been drawn deeply into the lives of a single extended family of endangered orcas struggling to survive in Prince William Sound. Over the course of a decades-long career spent observing and studying these whales, and eventually coming to know them as individuals, she has, sadly, witnessed the devastation wrought by the Exxon Valdez oil spill of 1989—after which not a single calf has been born to the group. With the intellectual rigor of a scientist and the heart of a poet, Saulitis gives voice to these vital yet vanishing survivors and the place they are so loyal to. Both an elegy for one orca family and a celebration of the entire species, Into Great Silence is a moving portrait of the interconnectedness of humans with animals and place—and of the responsibility we have to protect them.

Refractions

Refractions
Author: Makoto Fujimura
Publsiher: NavPress Publishing Group
Total Pages: 174
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781600063015
ISBN 13: 1600063012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Refractions Book Review:

Explore how the arts and faith live together and how you can bring healing to a hurting world through your own creation.