The Book of Love

A Treasury Inspired By The Greatest of Virtues

Edited, with Commentary, by Andrew M. Greeley and Mary G. Durkin

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Bestselling author Andrew M. Greeley and his sister Doctor Mary G. Durkin present an inspirational volume celebrating the greatest of all virtues: love.

The ability to love wisely and well is the most important trait parents can pass on to their children. As we grow, the longing to share this love as well as receive it in turn remains throughout our lives. But where does this love come from?

Love emerged in humankind not as a result of our being human, but as the supreme gift from one who loved us before we were even created: God. As a result of this one common bond that unites all races and creeds, the first family emerged, which lead to the creation of communities, civilizations, and all of the accomplishments therein--for nothing is impossible when love is involved.

Through a grand treasury of essays, poems, and stories, Andrew M. Greeley and Doctor Mary G. Durkin portray the limitlessness of the human spirit's capacity to care for one another as a result of the greatest virtue ever bestowed upon members of all nations and faiths: love.

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CHAPTER ONE
 
Generic Love:
A Many-Splendored Thing
 
 
To love deeply in one direction makes us more loving in all directions.
Madame Switchine
 
I do love I know not what;
Sometimes this and sometimes that.
Robert Herrick
 
There is only one kind of love, but there are a thousand different versions.
François de la Rochefoucauld
 
 
Love, it is said, is a many-splendored thing. The various experiences of love, as well as the effects of each experience and the interplay between them, give love its claim to splendor.

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"A master of the human heart."--The Los Angeles Times

"An expert on the emotions that make us human."---Minneapolis Star

"Father Greeley has given great attention to the role of the imagination in the life of faith. "
- --Cardinal Francis George, Archbisop of Chicago as quoted in the National Catholic Reporter

"Greeley writes with passion and narrative force."--Chicago Sun-Times

"A genius for plumbing people's convictions."--Cleveland Press

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Edited, with Commentary, by Andrew M. Greeley and Mary G. Durkin

ANDREW M. GREELEY, a Catholic priest, has written numerous bestselling novels. He divides his time between teaching at the University of Chicago and the University of Arizona at Tucson.

MARY G. DURKIN, PhD, is a pastoral theologian. She has authored books on women, family, marriage, and sexuality. She lives in Chicago

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The Book of Love
A Treasury Inspired By The Greatest of Virtues
Edited, with Commentary, by Andrew M. Greeley and Mary G. Durkin

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
February 2005
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312878382
ISBN10: 0312878389
5 3/4 x 8 15/16 inches, 512 pages
$22.99

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Tom Doherty Associates
Forge Books
January 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429918251
ISBN10: 142991825X
512 pages
$7.99
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