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Author: Jamie Langston Turner
ISBN: 0764202979
Pages: 400 pages
Publisher: Bethany House Publishers; Repack edition (March 1, 2007)
Language: English
Category: Genre Fiction
Size ePUB: 1752 kb
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Rating: 4.7
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e-Book Suncatchers (The Derby Series #1) epub download

by Jamie Langston Turner



Suncatchers (The Derby Series Hardcover – 2000. by Jamie Langston Turner (Author). Book 1 of 5 in the Derby Series.

Suncatchers (The Derby Series Hardcover – 2000.

Jamie Langston Turner is such a talented author

Jamie Langston Turner is such a talented author. She doesn't whitewash Christianity, but rather confronts the bias that all of us hold toward humanity, evangelistic or no. Turner writes with humor and inserts situations into the plot to expose how often we can mistake our own perceptions and judge without truly knowing the full circumstances of a person's heart and life

He could well remember his first book-waking early every morning, skipping meals, walking through rain and snow, worrying Dinah sick with his single-mindedness, all for the joy of recording every observable detail at Lifegate, a private preschool for children with orthopedic disabilities. Then the second book published three years later-a study of an artists’ colony outside Beloit called The Lemon Grove-had absorbed his interest just as much.

Jamie Langston Turner. Jamie Langston Turner  . Listen to books in audio format instead of reading. People have always fascinated sociologist Perry Warren, yet his most personal relationships-with his wife and young son-are in shambles. Jamie Langston Turner Every day of her life Julia Rich lives with the memory of a horrible accident she caused long ag.

Jamie Langston Turner, a college professor for thirty-four years, has written extensively for a variety of periodicals. Her acclaimed novels have earned both the Angel and Christy awards

Jamie Langston Turner, a college professor for thirty-four years, has written extensively for a variety of periodicals. Her acclaimed novels have earned both the Angel and Christy awards. Currently a professor of creative writing and literature at Bob Jones University, Jamie has lived in the South all her life and resides with her husband in Greenville, South Carolina. Something in the chill of Jewel’s voice and the frozen blue of her eyes told Perry that this was more than a washing machine overflow. Something in the chill of Jewel’s voice and the frozen blue of her eyes told Perry that this was more than a washing machine overflow rry’s front doorjamb. Her breath was coming in shallow gasps. Later Perry couldn’t remember the act of moving toward her, but somehow he found his hands grasping her shoulders-partly, he thought, to steady her but also to prepare himself for what was coming

People have always fascinated sociologist Perry Warren, yet his most personal relationships-with his wife and young son-are in shambles.

Jamie Langston Turner (born 1949) is a Christian novelist. Jamie Turner was born in Mississippi and taught writing and poetry at Bob Jones University. She has written eight novels: Suncatchers (1995), Some Wildflower in My Heart (1998), By the Light.

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People have always fascinated sociologist Perry Warren, yet his most personal relationships--with his wife and young son--are in shambles. If his marriage crumbles, will his son be raised fatherless, just as he was? Hoping distance will offer answers, Perry accepts a writing project in the town of Derby, South Carolina, and there discovers a wealth of research--and a reason to hope--in the strange yet fascinating neighbors next door. Eldeen Rafferty seems completely unfettered by the sorrows she has known. Instead, she embraces life in all its gritty, glorious detail, determined to leave cheer in her wake. Perry is baffled by her unending joy and her boundless gratitude, and he wonders what she might be able to offer to a life haunted by troubles…a life he is at a loss to repair on his own. Suncatchers, Jamie Langston Turner's first novel, launched this premier novelist's journey toward recognition of her Winter Birds in Publishers Weekly's Best Books of 2006.
Conjukus
I don't remember why I ordered this book and in the beginning, I almost put it down which I almost never do. But as I persevered the protagonist's depression began to lift and I really enjoyed the characters. They were lovingly wrought. This is a story about a man from Ohio separated from his wife because he lived within himself too much, could not share himself with his family. He went to South Carolina to live in his sister's home while she took another job in DC. His purpose was to write an expose' about fundamentalist religion. Instead, he found a warm loving group of people that showed him what faith means. I would have liked more exposition of what happened when Perry went home to see his family for Christmas.
Legend 33
I finished reading "some wildflower in my heart" recently and gave it 5 stars as well. Though much different to this book both have a depth to them 're "Christianity" that is often lacking, I find. That said it is in no way "twee" or "preachy" though this book is not one I would easily pass on to someone who didn't have a least some understanding of the gospel. I love the slow pace of this writer's books, and her detailed descriptions of the characters which I appreciate won't suit everyone. Looking for a soppy light read then look elsewhere! Want a story that will stay with you long after you read the last page then any of this author's book will fit that brief. As a "fundamental" myself I LOVED the questions asked by the non believer and the answers given which in essence are summed up by saying "we don't have all the answers, that's why it's called faith, and would we want to worship a God who wasn't bigger than our understanding anyway?" not me for one!! Good job done, thanks
Olelifan
Jamie Langston Turner is one of my favorite authors. I know her style isn't for everyone, but I love her characters. They become like old friends that I think about from time to time and smile at something they said or did. And not just the main characters; even minor characters are memorable.
I grew up in an independent fundamental church, and although I've moved away from that culture a bit, I enjoy reading about it in this book. I appreciate that Turner presents the culture in a sympathetic light. It's funny to read about it from the perspective of Perry, the main character, who is there simply to observe and write about it. I found his reaction to the lingo and the songs especially humorous.
It's refreshing to read "Christian fiction" that is well written and that does not follow one of the typical plot formulas. I was thankful to find the book available for free for my Kindle.
Little Devil
This book brought out so much about our faith, how to get there if you don't have any and how someone who has faith can be interpreted for good or bad. You will laugh, cry, get angry, and scratch your head with wonder! Perry will drive you crazy with all his second guessing everything, but Eldeen will drive you ever crazier with all her talking and going on and on. Such vivid characters to love or hate, but in the end it all melds together and you love them all.
Zugar
Perry was a character I could readily identify with, his shyness, insecurity, and self doubt, the very things hindering his belief in God and Jesus. The author uses a clever strategy to tell the story-Perry is an author who is writing a book based on his research of the fundamentalist movement while attending the Church of the Open Door for a year as an observer. His observations of the church activities and its engaging congregation, including his next door neighbors, are the basis for his own book, as well as Turner's book, Suncatchers. Perry asks honest questions that any thinking person might ask when presented with the Gospel throughout the book, and comes to his own conclusion at the end.
Xwnaydan
I loved this book, it did not move fast, but since I have a similar mind, I enjoyed the escapes into memories that Perry enjoys, and Eldeen's incredible penchant for continuous conversation was a delight to me! Being a born-again Christian means that the end was just right too, so it ends on a high note. The change in Perry's life in just a year is a wonderful testimony. Thank you!
Mushicage
A painfully long men don't really know what women want and can this marriage be saved book. Remove the unnecessary words and there may be a magazine article.
Jamie Langston Turner is my favorite author since finding her material a year or two ago. She has a true gift of writing that makes you think and relate. I would (and have) recommended her to my friends. I believe Suncatchers is the first book, but each is a story unto itself, so reading it out of order has not been a problem. I love the way the characters are mentioned from other books, so it would be best to start with the first, but I have enjoyed each one.