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City of God

Faith In The Streets

By Sara Miles, 1952-

Paradise is a garden...but heaven is a city.

From the acclaimed author of Take This Bread and Jesus Freak comes a powerful new account of venturing beyond the borders of religion into the unpredictable territory of faith.

On Ash Wednesday, 2012, Sara Miles and her friends left their church buildings and carried ashes to the buzzing city streets: the crowded dollar stores, beauty shops, hospital waiting rooms, street corners and fast-food joints of her neighborhood. They marked the foreheads of neighbors and strangers, sharing blessings with waitresses and drunks, believers and doubters alike.

CITY OF GOD narrates the events of the day in vivid detail, exploring the profound implications of touching strangers with a reminder of common mortality. As the story unfolds, Sara Miles also reflects on life in her city over the last two decades, where the people of God suffer and rejoice, building community amid the grit and beauty of this urban landscape.

CITY OF GOD is a beautifully written personal narrative, rich in complex, real-life characters, and full of the "wild, funny, joyful, raucous, reverent" moments of struggle and faith that have made Miles one of the most enthralling Christian writers of our time.

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • 248.4 Mil, Nonfiction

Publish Date

2014

ISBN

9781455547319


Format: Book
Author: Miles, Sara, 1952-
Title: City of God : faith in the streets / Sara Miles.
Publisher Date: New York, NY : Jericho Books, 2014.
Subject: Miles, Sara, 1952- Saint Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church (San Francisco, Calif.) Church work with the poor -- California -- San Francisco. Christian life -- Anglican authors.
Isbn: 9781455547319 (hardback) 145554731X (hardback)
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System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: 248.4 Mil
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Bib Id: 495654

Format: Book
Author: Miles, Sara, 1952-
Title: City of God : faith in the streets / Sara Miles.
Edition: First edition.
Publisher, Date: New York, NY : Jericho Books, 2014.
Description: xiii, 205 pages ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Miles, Sara, 1952-
Subjects: Saint Gregory of Nyssa Episcopal Church (San Francisco, Calif.)
Subjects: Church work with the poor -- California -- San Francisco.
Subjects: Christian life -- Anglican authors.
ISBN: 9781455547319 (hardback)
ISBN: 145554731X (hardback)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: 248.4 Mil