Children of God

by Mary Doria Russell | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0307414744 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wing6of8wing of Silver Spring, Maryland USA on 1/17/2023
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Journal Entry 1 by wing6of8wing from Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Tuesday, January 17, 2023
One of many books that I recently acquired for the purposes of sharing it with others.

Journal Entry 2 by wing6of8wing at Silver Spring, Maryland USA on Friday, January 27, 2023
read The Sparrow over 7 years ago and remember well being blown away by it and the general plot. I have had this sequel on my shelf for over 5 years meaning to read it at some point, yet always certain it would disappoint. I think that, like Emilio, I was afraid of what I would find in a return to Rakhat. Like him, I am glad to have made the journey although I don't know that it has brought me the answers he was able to find.

For some time now I have found myself, like Emilio, wrestling with God and trying to understand what He wants of me and why He has brought me to this point which seems contrary to so much of what I thought He wanted. I am often torn as to the reality of God and the purpose of faith and the place for either concept in an increasingly hostile world. I will be thinking about this book and it's lessons for some time because there are answers there, incomplete and imperfect.

There is a point in the book where it states that the central purpose of the story is the birth of 3 children and the unshakeable truths and earthshattering change they represent. I can accept that and the solution of harmony arising from much that was misunderstood and misbegotten. As Anne was a touchpoint for me in The Sparrow, Ha'anala was a touchpoint for me in this book. And as the title of The Sparrow reflected the fact of God's awareness of the individual, the title Children of God reflects the importance of the aggregate and the family it represents. The key is to balance the two. And to see, with the gift of time, where God has been.

Journal Entry 3 by wing6of8wing at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA on Thursday, February 2, 2023

Released 1 mo ago (2/3/2023 UTC) at -- Mail or by hand-rings, RABCK, meetings, Maryland USA


Sent this book up to Philly and bookczuk, since my Goodreads regularly shows me that she read and enjoyed The Sparrow. She has promised to find a good home for it.

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Journal Entry 4 by wingbookczukwing at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Saturday, February 4, 2023
I read The Sparrow eons ago, and while the details are fuzzy, remember that I really liked it. I am 98% sure I read this, too, but somehow didn’t journal it. I need to do some investigations and refreshing and will either recall, read, or re-read, but will definitely release this book to find a new reader. Thank you for thinking of me!

Journal Entry 5 by wingbookczukwing at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, March 5, 2023
I feel a little like Emilio Sandoz (minus the brutality he suffered) in that it's been probably 15 years since I last read this book, and even longer since I read The Sparrow. Even so, both tell a remarkable task, and have left me with quite a few thoughts swirling around in my head (which is already crowded enough.) I'd like to be articulate and thoughtful in this note, but we're on a quick getaway down the shore, and the beauty of the Atlantic Ocean calls. I will probably release this book while we're here in NJ-- yet another state for it find a reader. Thanks again for thinking of me and sending it on!

Journal Entry 6 by wingbookczukwing at Magic Brain Cafe in Cape May, New Jersey USA on Monday, March 6, 2023

Released 3 wks ago (3/5/2023 UTC) at Magic Brain Cafe in Cape May, New Jersey USA


Released at a wonderful coffee shop in Cape May, in their reading nook. Check out the mini mural on the stairs— it contains the name of the owner’s kids in the books.

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