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Wendell Berry and the Given Life

Narrated by: Ragan Sutterfield
Length: 5 hrs and 42 mins
4 out of 5 stars (24 ratings)

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For the past 50 years, Wendell Berry has been helping seekers chart a return to the practice of being creatures. Through his essays, poetry, and fiction, Berry has repeatedly drawn our attention to the ways in which our lives are gifts in a whole economy of gifts. Berry presents us with the sort of coherent vision for the lived moral and spiritual life that we need now. His work helps us remember our givenness and embrace our life as creatures. His insights flow from a life and practices, and so it is a vision that can be practiced and lived - it is a vision that is grounded in the art of being a creature. In Wendell Berry and the Given Life, Ragan Sutterfield articulates Berry's vision for the creaturely life and the Christian understandings of humility and creation that underpin it.

©2017 Ragan Sutterfield (P)2017 Franciscan Media

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The Narrator is extremely ........ frustrating

I was unable to... finish listening to this... book. The content was... really great. But... the narrator paused... a lot ... for ... no reason. it finally just... got too annoying... to listen to.

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Wonderful book. I will need to listen again and again.

Wonderful book. I will need to listen again and again. Definately a different way of viewing. The world.

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Ugh

I bought this thinking it was by WB, not realizing it was another author. I have dozens of WB’s books and he is a revered fav. This book was largely disappointing because:
1. Heavily religious overtones by a member of organized religion (which WB rightly holds suspect);
2. The self narration is annoyingly plodding as mentioned by another reviewer, I finally put it on 1.5x speed to get through it;
3. The author/narrator tellingly misstates the title of Wallace Stegner’s influential novel ANGLE of Repose as ANGEL of Repose; and finally
4. Nothing new or particularly insightful is presented—it reads like an undergraduate term paper.