The Lion Literature Collection

The Lion Literature Collection : On the Human and the Divine

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This comprehensive anthology brings together literary writing from the Bible onwards. Authors include Dante, Chaucer, Jane Austen, Maya Angelou, C.S. Lewis, A.A. Milne, Sebastian Faulks and Penelope Lively. Reading a good book is for most people a deeply satisfying experience. What, though, makes a book good? According to Mary Batchelor good fiction "rings true". It encourages us to exercise our moral judgement, leads to greater understanding of ourselves and others, broadens our compassion and expands our knowledge of life and of human strength and frailty. In this collection, readers are taken on a stimulating journey through some of the finest world literature. extracts of power and profundity are mixed with ones of humour and satire. The book is divided into five parts: the world we live in; being human; knowing God; good and evil; and the cycle of life.
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  • Hardback | 432 pages
  • 168 x 240mm | 1,060g
  • Lion Hudson Plc
  • Lion Books
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • 0745950817
  • 9780745950815
  • 2,208,646

Table of contents

The world we live in; being human; knowing God; good and evil; the cycle of life.
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Inspirational writing from literary sources arranged by theme (The World We Live In; Being Human; Knowing God; Good and Evil; The Cycle of Life) with full indexes and brief biographies of each writer. This is a literary reference book with a Christian slant, compiled to emphasise the moral or religious message of its contents. It is also extremely wide ranging, including not just the usual suspects (the Bible, C S Lewis, Bede, Dante, John Bunyan, etc.), but also many contemporary authors (J M Coetzee, Doris Lessing, Alan Bennett, Penelope Lively, John Irving). The editor produced two previous volumes in this highly successful series, The Lion Prayer Collection and The Lion Christian Poetry Collection, and this latest addition can be expected to continue the success story.
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About Mary Batchelor

MARY BATCHELOR has compiled two bestselling Lion Collections - The Lion Prayer Collection and The Lion Christian Poetry Collection. She read English at London University and taught English and Religious Studies for a number of years.
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