Soon to be released from FSG in May of 2010, a chilling novel about the isolation of being stalked and the abuse of power.
Olivia Peters is over the moon when her literary idol, the celebrated novelist and muchadored local priest Mark D. Brendan, offers to become her personal writing mentor. But when Father Mark’s enthusiasm for Olivia’s prose develops into something more, Olivia’s emotions quickly shift from wonder to confusion to despair. Exactly what game is Father Mark playing, and how on earth can she get out of it?
This remarkable novel about overcoming the isolation that stems from victimization is powerful, luminous, and impossible to put down.
“A remarkable book that will speak not just to teens, but to women of all ages.” —Sara Zarr, author of National Book Award Finalist Story of a Girl
“A riveting portrayal of the corruption of power and, ultimately, the triumph of innocence.” —Francisco Stork, author of Marcelo in the Real World
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KILLING THE IMPOSTER GOD:
Philip Pullman's Spiritual Imagination in His Dark Materials
BY DONNA FREITAS AND JASON KING
Jossey-Bass, an imprint of Wiley - November 2007
From the press release:
Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials trilogy presents a magical world often compared to those of Lewis, Tolkien, and Rowling. Despite the growing literature of commentary written about this bestselling trilogy, the theological dimension of analysis has, until now, been completely disregarded.
Timed with the release of the first His Dark Materials motion picture, Killing the Imposter God: Philip Pullman's Spiritual Imagination in His Dark Materials (November 2007; Jossey-Bass, a Wiley imprint; $17.95, Paper, 978-0-7879-8237-9) is the first look at the spiritual and religious themes in this bestselling fantasy series. Written by two religion scholars, this book explores the complex theological themes running throughout this literary phenomenon.
For a triology that explores what a universe looks like without a God, His Dark MaterialsHis Dark Materials really about killing God? Is this a book about the death of God or about the defeat of institutionalized religion? Is there a Creator of all things? When is religion a means toward salvation, and when is it a tool of destruction? Killing the Imposter God takes on these issues, and in doing so presents a vision of a universe permeated with divinity and the Christian traditions Pullman himself so publicly adjures. presents a world abundant with deep religious and spiritual ambiguities. Is
Donna Freitas is a professor of spirituality at Saint Michael's College in Colchester, Vermont [and now an Assistant Professor of Religion at Boston University]. She lectures on pop culture and spirituality throughout the United States and the UK, and is a regular Beliefnet contributor. Jason King is a professor of theology at Lourdes College in Toledo, Ohio. His writing and speaking explore the intersection of pop culture and fantasy with theology.
To schedule interviews with the authors, contact their publicist Sarah Gorback.
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BECOMING A GODDESS OF INNER POISE:
SPIRITUALITY FOR THE BRIDGET JONES IN ALL OF US
BY DONNA FREITAS
Jossey-Bass, an imprint of Wiley - October 2004
From the Jossey-Bass website:
Today’s young women are smart, educated, career-oriented, and maybe a little bit fashion-obsessed. So where does the spiritual life fit in? With InStyle magazine on one nightstand, and Julian of Norwich on the other, author Donna Freitas has her finger on the pulse of a new generation of women and understands the spiritual issues that most concern them. Drawing on the stories of popular heroines such as Bridget Jones and Carrie Bradshaw, Becoming a Goddess of Inner Poise illustrates how our life choices can have a profoundly spiritual dimension—in the bedroom, the boardroom, the beach, and at Barney’s. Freitas combines wisdom from a variety of spiritual traditions and with a generous dash of humor, giving modern women a new model for the spiritual journey.
Save the Date
By Donna Freitas and Jason King
Crossroad General Interest - September 2003
In this funny and lighthearted book by twentysomethings Freitas and King, the authors present a positive view of dating, showing young people how dating can be a spiritual path that promotes maturity and growth.