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About the Author

Adam S. McHugh is a Presbyterian minister, speaker and spiritual director who has served in churches, as a hospice chaplain, and as a campus minister. His book The Listening Life won the 2017 Christianity Today Book Award for spiritual formation. He lives on the central coast of California.
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Obras por Adam S. McHugh


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Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
This book about a hospice chaplain/wine enthusiast was a really good New Years Day read. McHugh really shows his struggles with his work and marriage and examines what it takes to make life what you want it to be. However I thought the parts about the wine got a little too in the weeds- I'm not a wine person though.
Jillian_Kay | 19 outras críticas | Jan 3, 2024 |
This book gives introverts permission to serve God within the context of their God-given personalities.

I did feel that there was a greater emphasis on introverted leaders in the church rather than simply introverts in the church. I'm sure this has to do with the fact that the author is an introverted pastor. I imagine that many of the introverts he has extensive contact with (and subsequently, interviewed) are fellow pastors or leaders of some sort. I guess I think it would be nice if laypeople were appreciated a bit more. Leaders need followers, after all!

Here's a quote I liked:

"Our [introverts'] gift of helping others slow down is important in our witness to the nature of God. Postmodern people are not as persuaded by rational argumentation as much as they are by a lifestyle that substantiates a person's worldview. If we want to be persuasive apologists in this culture, we need to invite people into a lifestyle that is different from the status quo. If we are advertising to a world, which is weighed down with busyness, that becoming a Christian just involves adding more activities to your already-overloaded agenda, what is the appeal of the Christian life? Introverts who lead slower, unhurried, reflective lifestyles are very appealing representatives of the One who said, "Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest" (Mt 11:28). (p. 180)
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RachelRachelRachel | 15 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |
Esta crítica foi escrita no âmbito dos Primeiros Críticos do LibraryThing.
Blood From a Stone: A Memoir of how Wine Brought me back from the Dead by Adam McHugh is an interesting tale about a hospital chaplain who decides to change careers and start learning about wine, vineyards and the winemaking process.
I would recommend this book to anyone who has an interest in these topics. There are some interesting details and antidotes about wine that enthusiasts are sure to find fascinating. And as a memoir, it is equally interesting to learn about the author’s journey into this field. You. An tell he has a such love for his subject matter. This would be a great gift to any wine enthusiast.… (mais)
PhilipJMac | 19 outras críticas | Oct 27, 2023 |
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The book was good, although at first it was a bit hard to get into. I liked how the author included how wine happened to come about and his experiences from trying different wines. It was enlightening to read about his journey. I loved the artwork at the beginning of the chapters and the map that was included on one of the pages.
KaitiePankonien | 19 outras críticas | Oct 10, 2023 |



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