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eBook Ordinary Time: Cycles in Marriage, Faith, and Renewal epub
  • ISBN: 0807070572
  • Author: Nancy Mairs
  • Genre: Other
  • Subcategory: Humanities
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Beacon Press; Reprint edition (August 30, 1994)
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • ePUB size: 1850 kb
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Ordinary Time: Cycles i. .has been added to your Cart. This is no ordinary book. As a Catholic feminist (an oxymoron, she observes), contemplates the thorny relationships she has had with the Church and with her family (at one time in her marriage, both partners were adulterous). She examines the effects of her multiple sclerosis and of her husband's cancer, conditions which contributed to their reconciliation and personal growth.

In Ordinary Time, Nancy Mairs brings her trademark directness to the subject of religion. Themes that bring out piety and sentimentality in many writers, Mairs treats with all her usual outspokenness, candor, and courage. Mairs is a passionate questioner and storyteller, and above all Ordinary Time is writing firmly rooted in the messy realities and questions - the "ordinary time" - of one woman's life

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What exactly is healing and how is it different from curing? In Paper 167, Section 3. of The URANTIA Book, we are told about an elderly woman with a downcast expression and much bent in form who had come to hear Jesus teach. For eighteen years this woman had been fear-ridden, and all joy had passed out of her life.

Ordinary Time: Cycles in Marriage, Faith and Renewal Boston: Beacon . A Dynamic God: Living an Unconventional Catholic Faith. Bloomington: Indiana UP, 1993. Spacks, Patricia Meyers. Women’s Autobiography: Essays in Criticism.

Ordinary Time: Cycles in Marriage, Faith and Renewal Boston: Beacon, 1993. Voice Lessons: On Becoming a (Woman) Writer. Boston: Beacon, 2007. McKay, Nellie Y. Race, Gender and Cultural Context in Zora Neale Hurston’s Dust Tracks on a Road. Life/Lines: Theorizing Women’s Autobiography.

Ordinary Time is a collection of essays by Nancy Mairs documenting her spiritual journey through a fatherless childhood and adolescents, marriage, parenting and infidelity, conversion and acceptance in the Catholic Church as a self proclaimed feminist, illness and death

Ordinary Time is a collection of essays by Nancy Mairs documenting her spiritual journey through a fatherless childhood and adolescents, marriage, parenting and infidelity, conversion and acceptance in the Catholic Church as a self proclaimed feminist, illness and death.

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year 1993An unconventional spiritual autobiography, told in a remarkable, outspoken voice and rooted in the messy realities and questions—the 'ordinary time'—of one woman's life, from infidelity to living with multiple sclerosis, to death, to renewing a marriage.
Comments: (7)
Goldcrusher
A dark memoir by a troubled lady.
lolike
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First of all, Mairs is an extraordinary prose stylist. "Each life must hold one, I think: one pain that overarches and obscures all others, one haunting irreversible fault for which one can never atone." There is no other living prose writer who regularly makes me put the book down, take several deep breaths, and then gingerly pick it up again to go back and find out what hit me. This is, I suppose, what the word "breathtaking" originally meant.
Second of all, Mairs wriggles between categories with perverse delight: I'm not surprised that some reviewers here express bewilderment. She's never quite where you expect her to be. Catholic activists don't write explicitly about their own sex lives. Inspirational writers don't admit to screwing up on their child-rearing. Feminists don't point out that there was no possible way male authorities could have avoided stifling their voices while they (the feminists) were in a dysfunctional relationship with God. If you're looking for a book to pet you and sooth you and reassure you that everything you already think is exactly right, you've come to the wrong shop.
But third -- most surprising of all, given all this -- Mairs is humane, inclusive, tender, and loving. This book is about adultery. In Mair's hands, adultery becomes the paradigm for the human relationship with God: we have all been unfaithful, and we have all felt betrayed. Okay. Then what comes next? What do we do with these betrayals? How do we look at them steadily, and turn them into a deeper love and a more meaningful faith?
Painfully, that's how.
I love this book. I don't know if you will. Probably not, unless you're one of those people who has to touch paintings to feel the stipple, shut yourself in closets to see what the dark looks like, and touch ice cubes with your tongue.
Orll
I knew what this book was SUPPOSED to be about but I was only confused by it. The author offers little in the way of personal insight or growth, instead tossing out disconnected facts about her life, and Mairs puts a lot of those into this reflection on her own life: her illnesses, her husband's infidelity & cancer, her conversion to Catholocism. Interesting as it all is (and she does have the occasional poetic thought) it doesn't really hang together or go anywhere. I never really got WHY she converted to Catholocism (which is why I picked up the book to begin with) or why she stays there or with her husband. There doesn't seem to be an overriding point to this book other than the author musing about her dysfunctional self and the dysfunctional life she has created and maintains.
Some chapters were tremendously moving and like hearing a voice in the wilderness. Your heart leaps towards that lovely, heartbreaking voice only to find it continually retreating from you and leaving nothing behind to nourish you. She offers little for the reader to use and learn from, not even a particularly unique perspective, which is usually the point to any kind of memoir, isn't it?
In the end, I found this to be more like a vanity piece and myself rather purient to be nibbling on the tidbits of the author's life.
DEAD-SHOT
Autobiographical reflections of a convert to Catholicism, about her committed struggles with marriage and with faith. ("A Catholic feminist? Dear God, couldn't I please be something else?") What I love about this and all of Nancy Mairs's books is her uncompromising honesty about the difficulties of living a human life, and the way she shows that joy and gratitude and humor can be found right in the midst of the big mess we're in. I'm on my third or fourth copy of this book because I keep giving it away. This and "Waist-High in the World" are my favorites by Mairs.
Onoxyleili
Ordinary Time is a collection of essays by Nancy Mairs documenting her spiritual journey through a fatherless childhood and adolescents, marriage, parenting and infidelity, conversion and acceptance in the Catholic Church as a self proclaimed feminist, illness and death. Nancy's journey is often an upsetting one as she maneuvers through her life trials. She is very frank about her feelings and life experiences. I was drawn into her story and was in awe as she described her families struggle through her husband's battle with cancer. This was accentuated when later we discover that she is also dealing with a debilitating illness. Her strength and reliance on her spirituality guided her through the "Ordinary Time" of life.
I found myself often feeling confused during her story as she does not arrange her journey chronologically. Despite this quirk, which at times was really more of an annoyance, it kept me interested in the story because I were never sure what she might reveal next. I was encouraged the strength she displayed during her many struggles in life. She wrote with such a candid voice that I felt like a good friend sitting around the table having coffee sharing our frustrations. Being a Catholic women myself, I could relate to the feelings of frustration that she had with the Catholic Church but at the same time being attracted to the richness of the history, tradition and teachings of the Catholic Church. I would highly recommend this very easy to read spiritual journey.
Vobei
Ordinary Time: Cycles In Marriage, Faith, and Renewal, written by Nancy Mairs, is a very inspiring adult faith memoir. This book is about a woman's search for God's presence day after day. Nancy writes about her life, highlighting some major events such as illnesses, raising children, and infidelity in her marriage and discusses these situations as a Catholic feminist. She also discusses her faith journey in great detail.
I would recommend this book to others. Nancy presents very tough issues that we all can relate to at some point in our lives. She inspires her readers to examine their own faith journeys, because she is so honest when relating her feelings and thoughts. As a reader, the only negative I found with the book is that it jumped around a lot and at times, it was hard to follow. I believe it would have been more helpful if the story had been presented chronologically.
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