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Member: zappa

CollectionsYour library (3,994), Currently reading (15), Favorites (5), All collections (3,994)

Reviews109 reviews

Tagschildren's literature (216), New Testament (119), humour (100), literary criticism (83), Church history: early (72), D.H. Lawrence (61), Pauline studies (58), Hebrew scriptures (45), sacramental theology (43), twentieth century theology (40) — see all tags

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About meA dull lapsed atheist lapsed broadcaster lapsed fire-fighter netball umpiring sports-keen lit-freakin' Dylan-freakin' lapsed arch-deaconing priesty-person and lapsed school chaplain who stumbled into deaning with lots of children.

About my libraryWhat I snobbishly describe as "serious" theology, and a kind of diverse gallop through literature - mainly "serious", too. Whatever that means. Or doesn't. Sniffs of other disciplines, but not a hint of anything scientific - Being dyscalculant I gave up anything involving numbers when I was about ten. And then there's kids' books. I want my kids to love books as I do. I have eight kids. That's a truck load o' books. Ah yes, and Wodehouse. I kinda married him. The things we do for love.

GroupsA Pearl of Wisdom and Enlightenment, Australian LibraryThingers, Bob Dylan, Christian Worship and Liturgy, Jürgen Moltmann, Lovers of NZ Literature

Favorite authorsChinua Achebe, James K. Baxter, Walter Brueggemann, Brendan Byrne, Paulo Coelho, Oscar Cullmann, T. S. Eliot, Janet Frame, Graham Greene, Luke Timothy Johnson, James Joyce, Alan E. Lewis, John Macquarrie, Gabriel García Márquez, John Marsden, Jürgen Moltmann, Jaroslav Pelikan, Laurence Sterne, R. S. Thomas, Claus Westermann (Shared favorites)

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Real nameMike/Michael

LocationNapier, New Zealand

Account typepublic, lifetime

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Member sinceJul 17, 2006

Currently readingTheology of Hope: on the grounds and the implications of a Christian eschatology by Jürgen Moltmann
The Yellow Wallpaper and other sermons by Peter Carnley
The Tournament by John Clarke
Nausea (Modern Classics S.) by Jean-Paul Sartre
Eucharistic Sacrifice: The Roots of a Metaphor (Liturgical Studies) by Rowan Williams
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Loved your review of "Foal's Bread". I just read it for the second time over Christmas. Not bad, given that it's only been out since November. It's a glorious piece of writing, isn't it?
Sorry for not replying sooner. As I checked the page, I found everything ok, so I assume you did the right thing!
Happy to be of help.

Paola :-)
You are welcome. I hope you found the book useful. I do, but at the time I wrote the review of Collins, I was an undergrad feeling in over his head. Now, I go back to him periodically to find things I missed previously.
Dear Mike, I notice you entered an author as "Thewell".
I think it should be "Thelwell". I am sure it is just a typo, and I have already contacted 2 other members who have made the same typo. Unfortunately this did create a "new" author. I would like to get
rid of this non-existant person and have "Norman Thelwell" rejoin the small (but elite) company of people who appreciate his lovely penmanship :-)
Thus if would edit your copy/work, I would be very appreciative.
and what is your name
where were y ou in oz?
we share some interesting volumes - what part of NZ are you in? - i am in the far west of the west island!
thanks -- sorry it took me so long to make the change you asked for (changing Terry Veiling to Terry Veling!)
Hi Zappa,

Nice to see someone else in NZ likes Sandra Boynton too!
Hey Zappa,nice to meet you on line,instead of just in person.You do know to not eat the yellow snow don't you,not that there is a lot of it around here.Lots of mud though.I shall visit you at work one day,and throw you off your stride.
Hey zappa,

Fancy bumping into you here ;) I found you when I was adding the book I was given at my confirmation - I see it's one which, you with your impeccable taste already have.

Take care,

chive
Zappa, I saw that you're the only other person who has this book, so I thought I'd let you know that I uploaded a cover for A Discourse Analysis of Philippians by Reed.
Hi there! Nice to see that our libraries have some overlap!
Hi Z!

Re-reading your profile.....8 kids...WOW!
What are their names and ages? Your lovely wife must be an angel!

I wish half of the books for kids today had been around when I was one.
I ended up reading adult novels WAY too early - beneath the covers, of course.
Guess that explains a bit more about me!

Nice to make your acquaintance!

Bleu
Hi Zappa,

Thanks for the compliment about my library! Tell me, what brought you there?

Best for 2008!

Bleu
I am sure many people ignore requests such as this. So, again, thank you!
Thanks zappa, I've got books like that, too, stuff in boxes and so on that I haven't looked at; appreciate the reply about Grollenberg nonetheless - ER
Hello Mike, I noticed that you have a book by Martin Luther King, Jr.. The Trumpet of Conscience. What do you think the value of a 1st edition copy in mint condition is? Just Curious!

T. L.
Hi Mike,

How do have time to be a lit-freak. Have you read any Thomas Moore. Interesting. Jungian Catholic mystic. I like him. Puts God back into mystery where he/she belongs.

Alana.
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