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  • Paperback: 100 pages
  • Publisher: Lulu.com (September 22, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1435736532
  • ISBN-13: 978-1435736535
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 6 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,749,239 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Logospilgrim is a writer, renegade, and cosmic love vagabond who spends her days scribbling about Professor Severus Snape, spirituality and mysticism. She is the author of several books; you can find them on her website, logospilgrim.com, and amazon. She is currently at work on her first two novels, Outlaw in the Land of Perfection and Specimen. She has spoken at a number of Harry Potter conventions, including Witching Hour, Lumos, Prophecy, Convention Alley, Infinitus, Aeternitas, Ascendio and MISTI 2013. She has a degree in Religious Studies and enjoys collecting curiosities. She may be somewhat of a curiosity herself. She is also known as the quiet professor.

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I confess, it took a bit of re-reading for me to come to terms with this book.
Snape42
It is full of spirit as well as love for Severus Snape considered as a person and as an example of a life lived in sacrifice.
dronarron
She is working on her second Snape book right now and I am greatly looking forward to it.
K. J. Kebarle

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By Arcturus70 on February 28, 2009
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A Defining Quote from This Book: "The Potion Master...was far from perfect. However, he was willing to give, in his own words 'anything' to protect and honor the one he loved. This love, the seed of what would eventually be selfless love, Dumbledore lauded 'as the best of you...' / True love in the topic of this book you are holding in your hands, most beloved. Using Professor Snape as a template, I wish to extol the best of everyone." (Logospilgrim 15). And so this author does...

I will say up front that this thought-provoking book may not be for everyone due to some of the commentary and Biblical allusions made. Some Christian readers may find discomfort in paralleling Biblical people (personalities) to Harry Potter characters. In addition, my review will no doubt raise a few eye brows and / or fiery responses. Nevertheless, I press on, letting the reader decide for himself / herself about the book, this review, and reviewer. :) At any rate, I can safely say this brilliant book was a necessary bit of literary soul healing, taking mourning Snape Fans--particularly this one fan--through the whole HP series, allowing them / me to confront the five stages of grief--denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance-- to find a true strength and healing in the HP series, a strength and healing that JKR may herself not have been able to anticipate, appreciate, accept, articulate, or explain to the satisfaction of certain fans like myself. This book by Logospilgrim eloquently describes the enigmatic Severus Snape, his very human attempts at remorse and repentance, and his appeal to readers. [Logospilgrim's soul-stirring book puts me in mind of "Forgiveness in a Wounded World: Jonah's Dilemma" (Studies in Biblical Literature by Janet Howe Gaines...
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By xwordslingerx on January 30, 2009
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Who would have thought to use Severus Snape as a spiritual template? Apparently, Logospilgrim has and does it in a way that makes perfect sense. Each chapter is a meditation on different aspects of his character and how it applies to spirituality.

After reading Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, I thought of Severus Snape as a tragic character. One who was abused as a child and as an adult; forever mourning the death of his only love. But Logospilgrim breaks through his snarky exterior and shows us a martyr whose actions are motivated by love.

With the use of quotes from the King James Bible, the Orthodox Study Bible, the Tao Te Ching, J.K. Rowling, and her own insight as a lay monastic, Logospilgrim describes Severus Snape as a symbol of pure love and sacrifice.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was refreshing to see the Harry Potter books from a spiritual perspective. Thank you, Professor!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By dronarron on November 26, 2008
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This a wonderfully thoughtful little book. I am a Pagan, not a Christian, and yet I found the Christian message underlying all of this to be peaceful and comforting. It is full of spirit as well as love for Severus Snape considered as a person and as an example of a life lived in sacrifice.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Lauren on November 27, 2008
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This lovely little book is a series of short meditations on Severus Snape and how his character can be understood from a Christian mindset. I myself am not Christian, but nonetheless found these words contain a lot of wisdom, compassion, and gentleness. As someone who saw in the character of Severus Snape a profound message on imperfection and redemption, i greatly enjoyed this book.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. B. on November 25, 2008
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In this day and age,with the hectic pace of life and unsettling events at every hand, it is easy for one to not only neglect their own spiritual needs, but to overlook the sweet, serene spirituality that runs just beneath the surface of our sometimes ugly world. The collective soul of humanity with all it's wonderful imperfections.

The author of this book is one of the few souls to stop, look, ponder, and then expound upon that beauty which flows beneath the surface; to see those treasures, intangible to touch, but so sweet to the heart, that lie in plain sight and within our reach.

Within this volume you will read not only of the struggle of the author's own struggle to find her way through the darkness of the world and to the bath in the light of God's glory, but you willalso find an examination of the character of a well-known, pop-culture figure, Severus Snape. With quotes from many worthy sources, ponderous thoughts, and genuine insight Logospilgrim, delves into the misunderstood heart of an all too flawed man.

After reading this slim, but beautiful volume, I came away with a greater sense of my own goodness, the goodness of others, and the worthiness of each effort we make toward healing ourselves and each other. Life is a proving ground of the soul, not the final destination. Our actions and reactions are what lifts us above the fray. Even when we are misunderstood, as Snape, we must keep on the path our heart has set before us and, in the end, we will be justified.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Demarest on January 23, 2009
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Bring Forth the Best Robes, the first book to be released on the character of Severus Snape by logospilgrim (not, however, the first book the author has written), is an awesome little character study of Snape which focuses on the spiritual understanding of his part of the story in the Potter series.

Prior to reading this little book, I was already of the opinion that the Potter series is a piece of Christian literature (though it can be appreciated by more than just those of the Christian faith), and I already saw Snape as the redemptive soul, especially after John Granger's essay on Snape and the Dante influence in The Deathly Hallows Lectures: The Hogwarts Professor Explains the Final Harry Potter Adventure. This book solidifies that notion.

I particularly loved the fact that the editing was well done; I really didn't see many (if at all) grammatical errors, or errors in formatting the text. And though a table of contents could have been added, the flow of the work demanded that the book be read from start to finish. On the text of the book itself, the only thing I can say is this: the first time I read, "Look... at... me.." in Deathly Hallows, I was on the verge of tears from pure emotion (I already loved the character), but I never understood the line itself quite so much until I read this book.
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