Those who affirm with Madeleine L'Engle that a Christian writer should write 'good art' above all will relish the challenging explorations of faith found in this two-volume collection of short stories. First and foremost, the authors (among them Tolstoy, G. K. Chesterton, Marilynne Robinson, Flannery O'Connor, and George MacDonald) are acclaimed masters of the craft of short fiction. As editor Bret Lott confesses in his preface, there is 'something beautiful and moving about holding in one's hand a narrative, gem-like and perfect, that could be read in one sitting, opening its world before [our] eyes and revealing its secrets in a small pocket of time.' Each 'gem-like' story gathered here overflows with unforgettable characters and a serendipity likely to enchant the most demanding reader, regardless of religious persuasion. At the same time, for those with 'eyes to see,' each writer brings his or her Christian worldview to bear upon the mysteries of life, love, and the often unexpected encounter with the divine. Reading one of these stand-alone masterpieces will, Lott promises, 'pierce this present world...which we think we already understand' and force us to ask 'how then shall we live?' This second volume includes stories by Chesterton, O'Connor, and Tolstoy; other featured authors are Dickens, Robinson, MacDonald, Charles Williams, and John Updike. 340 pp. Like New, mylar covered jacket. Book itself shows no external wear, but text shows age toning, though unmarked.
An Eighth Day View:
"Great stories pierce this present world in which we live and which we think we already understand, and through that piercing bring us to a deeper understanding of ourselves; the best stories reveal ourselves to ourselves, and ask us how then shall we live." - Bret Lott
A story is not only a window into another person's life; it is also a glimpse into the complexities of the human heart. This new volume of "Eyes to See" presents a stellar collection of short stories by masters of the craft, gathered together by best-selling author Bret Lott. He has chosen stories that speak to the heart with passion and precision, offering moments of delight and insight that give us a glimpse of ourselves, no matter where we live or who we are.
From such classic writers as Flannery O'Connor, Leo Tolstoy, G.K. Chesterton, and Charles Dickens to newer voices like Gina Ochsner and John Updike, ""Eyes to See ""offers those with "eyes to see" a wonderful collection of short stories with a shared Christian worldview of life, love, and transformation.