cover image Life Lines CL

Life Lines CL

Forrest Church / Author Beacon Press (MA) $18 (0p) ISBN 978-0-

How does one deal with the changes, chances and paradoxes of life? Church, minister of the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City, dives into this tension as he dialogues with an anonymous letter writer who tells him that life is not worth living. Church (God and Other Famous Liberals, 1991) effectively uses the book of Ecclesiastes, which acknowledges life's vanities even as it urges people to find meaning in life. The result is a dynamic interplay between ancient wisdom and contemporary soul-searching. The three ""life lines"" Church articulates extend between love and death, self-acceptance and forgiveness, humility and compassion. (Oct.)