The children of god book

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the children of god book

Children of God (The Sparrow, #2) by Mary Doria Russell

Mary Doria Russells debut novel, The Sparrow, took us on a journey to a distant planet and into the center of the human soul. A critically acclaimed bestseller, The Sparrow was chosen as one of Entertainment Weeklys Ten Best Books of the Year, a finalist for the Book-of-the-Month Clubs First Fiction Prize and the winner of the James M. Tiptree Memorial Award. Now, in Children of God, Russell further establishes herself as one of the most innovative, entertaining and philosophically provocative novelists writing today.

The only member of the original mission to the planet Rakhat to return to Earth, Father Emilio Sandoz has barely begun to recover from his ordeal when the Society of Jesus calls upon him for help in preparing for another mission to Alpha Centauri. Despite his objections and fear, he cannot escape his past or the future.

Old friends, new discoveries and difficult questions await Emilio as he struggles for inner peace and understanding in a moral...
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Mary Doria Russell

Children of God

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Graywolf Press. There is an entire subgenre of serious modern fiction that focuses on Jesus and other characters from the New Testament. Stead: The list is long. Too often, though, works in this genre feel like social or psychological projects: their writers needing to either exorcise some childhood indoctrination, reveal or revise some history felt to be fraudulent, or expose some ancient prejudice that continues to infect contemporary minds and society. Its neutrality seems to me a strength. Another is its indirection.

At the height of the religious ferment of the s, David Van Zandt studied firsthand the most vilified of the new radical religious movements--the Children of God, or the Family of Love. First feigning membership and later gaining the permission of the Family, the author lived full-time in COG colonies in England and the Netherlands. From that experience, he has produced an informed, insightful, and humane report on how COG members function in what seems at first to be a completely bizarre setting. The COG, an offshoot of the Jesus People movement of the late s, was one of the first radical religious groups to be accused of "brainwashing. Until recently the COG used sex as a proselytizing tool, and it continues to encourage full sexual sharing among group members. Instead of examining the COG's ideology in the abstract, Van Zandt analyzes how its ideas are understood and used by ordinary members in their daily lives.


Book review: Child of God, by Cormac Mc Carthy.

Children of God is the second book, and the second science fiction novel, written by author Mary Doria Russell. It is the sequel to the novel The Sparrow. Father Emilio Sandoz is a Jesuit priest who has returned to Earth and is recovering from his experiences on the planet Rakhat detailed in The Sparrow. He is exposed to Father Vincenzo Giuliani's organized crime "family," the Camorra. At a christening celebration, he meets Celestina, aged four, and her mother Gina, a divorcee with whom Emilio begins to fall in love.



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