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We, the Ordinary People of the Streets (Ressourcement: Retrieval & Renewal in Catholic Thought) [Kindle Edition]

Madeleine Delbrel
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Book Description

Preface by Hans Urs von Balthasar

One woman’s shining example of Christian social action.

We, the Ordinary People of the Streets contains a series of powerful reflections by Madeleine Delbrêl (1904-1964), an award-winning poet, writer, and Catholic layperson whose conviction and insight led her to a life of social work in the atheistic, Communist-dominated city of Ivry-sur-Seine, France.

In these posthumously published texts, Delbrêl draws from her own experiences living in Ivry, witnessing to the possibility of a life at once rooted radically in the church and fully engaged in the world. Spanning the whole of Delbrêl’s life— from a piece she wrote as a seventeen-year-old atheist to an essay on the Christian life written just before her death—these passionate literary texts explore the Christian’s role in a secular society, the difficulty of faith in an atheistic environment, the need for prayer, the centrality of the church, and the fundamental importance of loving both God and our neighbors.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2541 KB
  • Print Length: 287 pages
  • Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing (July 31, 2000)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004GJW9ZU
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #691,019 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars The dynamic spiritual journey of Madeleine Delbrel July 16, 2014
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This is an excellent book to understand the struggle to find common ground and understanding between the leftist worker movement of France of the last century and a dynamic idealistic woman who moved from an atheistic view point to become a committed Christian always closely identified with the struggles of the working class in France during the middle of the last century.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Faith and Imagination February 7, 2014
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Though Madeleine's story is not one all will enjoy (what story is?), this text is one that fortifies and inspires. Her down to earth, day in and day out, approach to living Faith is edifying; moreover, especially her own words, spur the imagination. And pondering the photo on the cover has become one of my favorite pastimes..
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent March 25, 2011
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My book selection came in perfect condition with just a few days of shipping and handling time needed. Top quality service!
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