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A gift of meaning, Bill Tammeus

Label
A gift of meaning
Title
A gift of meaning
Statement of responsibility
Bill Tammeus
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Because of the peculiar momentary nature of journalism, not every column can stand the test of time. But many{u2014}even those about events nearly gone from the public consciousness--contain lasting truths. A Gift of Meaning is a collection of those lasting truths from Bill Tammeus, a columnist for the Kansas City Star. Each piece reveals Tammeus's attempt to wrestle eternal meaning from the events and experiences that sweep us along day by day. I stopped by a homeless shelter the other day to see someone I know. As I waited, I felt rather conspicuous in my suit and tie. In fact, the friendly man at the information desk asked me if I was a pastor. I chuckled. But as I sat in the lobby waiting to see the man I came to check on, I was struck again by what may be the most difficult of all human tasks: empathy. That is, the challenge of really putting ourselves in the shoes of others. In the end, A Gift of Meaning is not just a presentation of found meaning, but also a call to readers to stop and think for themselves. This book is an invitation to breathe deeply and seek out the meaning of what the world heaves at us each day. It is an offering of insights that will provide fresh ways of comprehending things readers thought they already understood."--Publishers website
Cataloging source
DLC
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Tammeus, Bill
Dewey number
814/.6
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN4874.T22
LC item number
A25 2001
Literary form
non fiction
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University of Missouri Press
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  • Tammeus, Bill
  • American newspapers
Label
A gift of meaning, Bill Tammeus
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Because of the peculiar momentary nature of journalism, not every column can stand the test of time. But many--even those about events nearly gone from the public consciousness--contain lasting truths. A Gift of meaning is a collection of those lasting truths from Bill Tammeus, a columnist for the Kansas City Star."--cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47971459
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780826213662
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001053439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
A gift of meaning, Bill Tammeus
Publication
Note
"Because of the peculiar momentary nature of journalism, not every column can stand the test of time. But many--even those about events nearly gone from the public consciousness--contain lasting truths. A Gift of meaning is a collection of those lasting truths from Bill Tammeus, a columnist for the Kansas City Star."--cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47971459
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
viii, 253 pages
Isbn
9780826213662
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2001053439
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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