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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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Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.
A beautiful authentic story about the love of wine and turning a passion into a career.
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hschuster06 | 21 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Jul 15, 2024 |
This is a beautiful and witty story that weaves together elements of memoir, California history, wine industry, and life pilgrimage without being like anything else you've read. Adam Hugh's words are engaging, tender and memorable as he tells the story of vocation transition from hospice care to wine hospitality. But, if you are thinking this is Yet Another Napa Valley Story, you'll be thrilled that the tale and the telling is more complex than what that first impression of a wine memoir might lead you to think.

As a reader who discovered McHugh via his first book and has read, loved and recommended both previous books, I'm impressed with the maturity and growth in his craft and skill. I found myself rereading passages or chapters with a highlighter in hand just because I enjoyed it so much.

Highly recommended.
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patl | 21 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Feb 29, 2024 |
Tämä arvostelu kirjoitettiin LibraryThingin Varhaisia arvostelijoita varten.
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.
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Jillian_Kay | 21 muuta kirja-arvostelua | 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 muuta kirja-arvostelua | Nov 21, 2023 |



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