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About the author


Art Edwards has bounced around a bit mostly as an adult. He's worked in an amusement park where he was a beauty queen, engineer, train robber, and undertaker. He served on special assignment as a United Methodist minister in The Purple Dragon Coffee House and a State Park and Day Camp ministry in Washington's Okanogan Valley. He worked as a more or less regular minister in New Jersey, Illinois, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. After losing his voice, he went to work at various incarnations of AT&T and its progeny as a technical writer, speech writer, AT&T Foundation COO, and leader for an in-house PR agency. His "retirement" life has included lots of travel and time with four grand kids. He and his wife Joyce now live in Decatur, Georgia.

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Puzzle Pieces
Patterns in the Chaos
by Art Edwards

Overview


This book comes out of the chaos of 2020. The "puzzle pieces" here wrestle with the pandemic and protests of the year, but they also take a spiritual look at the author's lifetime of experience. The religiously conservative are likely to find these puzzle pieces too progressive. The religiously progressive are likely to find them too conservative. In the end, this book is one person's attempt to find meaning from the past in a disrupted present with the hope of seeing patterns in chaos that will be useful for life in the future.

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Description


These "Puzzle Pieces" come out of the chaos of 2020.

This book searches for experiences that bring uncommon understandings to common things. These meditations  were originally published in a newsletter designed to help people in the midst of the pandemic.

There are stories about families of birth and families of choice.  They include surprising  inspiration from special people and pets including the dog who understood Advent and the Grandma who turned gizzards into a delicacy. 

There are some rants mostly sparked by nearly two years of house arrest under COVID-19 including essays on "The Great Awokening" and "The Election of 1800."
There are lessons learned from "Changing a Light Bulb" and during "The Great Alaskan Sewer Disaster."

As you read, you'll be able to join in excursions to Papua New Guinea and on Metropolitan Atlanta's Rapid Transit system where a Pharisee gets schooled by a prostitute.  The Angel Gabriel makes an appearance with a message for our time and there is a magical manger scene in a chocolate shop.

Finally, there are some perceptions that have become clear with age like an invitation to "Lower Your Standards" and an assist in understanding heaven from string theory.

I suppose these thoughts and stories will be too secular for people who are religious in the traditional sense of the word. They will also be too religious for those who have abandoned any appreciation of spiritual dimensions.

In the end, this book is one person's attempt to find meaning from the past in a disrupted present with the hope of seeing patterns in chaos that will be useful for life in the future.

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Overview


This book comes out of the chaos of 2020. The "puzzle pieces" here wrestle with the pandemic and protests of the year, but they also take a spiritual look at the author's lifetime of experience. The religiously conservative are likely to find these puzzle pieces too progressive. The religiously progressive are likely to find them too conservative. In the end, this book is one person's attempt to find meaning from the past in a disrupted present with the hope of seeing patterns in chaos that will be useful for life in the future.

Read more

Description


These "Puzzle Pieces" come out of the chaos of 2020.

This book searches for experiences that bring uncommon understandings to common things. These meditations  were originally published in a newsletter designed to help people in the midst of the pandemic.

There are stories about families of birth and families of choice.  They include surprising  inspiration from special people and pets including the dog who understood Advent and the Grandma who turned gizzards into a delicacy. 

There are some rants mostly sparked by nearly two years of house arrest under COVID-19 including essays on "The Great Awokening" and "The Election of 1800."
There are lessons learned from "Changing a Light Bulb" and during "The Great Alaskan Sewer Disaster."

As you read, you'll be able to join in excursions to Papua New Guinea and on Metropolitan Atlanta's Rapid Transit system where a Pharisee gets schooled by a prostitute.  The Angel Gabriel makes an appearance with a message for our time and there is a magical manger scene in a chocolate shop.

Finally, there are some perceptions that have become clear with age like an invitation to "Lower Your Standards" and an assist in understanding heaven from string theory.

I suppose these thoughts and stories will be too secular for people who are religious in the traditional sense of the word. They will also be too religious for those who have abandoned any appreciation of spiritual dimensions.

In the end, this book is one person's attempt to find meaning from the past in a disrupted present with the hope of seeing patterns in chaos that will be useful for life in the future.

Read more

Book details

Genre:BODY, MIND & SPIRIT

Subgenre:Inspiration & Personal Growth

Language:English

Pages:124

Format:Hardcover

eBook ISBN:9781098375119

Hardcover ISBN:9781098375102


Overview


This book comes out of the chaos of 2020. The "puzzle pieces" here wrestle with the pandemic and protests of the year, but they also take a spiritual look at the author's lifetime of experience. The religiously conservative are likely to find these puzzle pieces too progressive. The religiously progressive are likely to find them too conservative. In the end, this book is one person's attempt to find meaning from the past in a disrupted present with the hope of seeing patterns in chaos that will be useful for life in the future.

Read more

Description


These "Puzzle Pieces" come out of the chaos of 2020.

This book searches for experiences that bring uncommon understandings to common things. These meditations  were originally published in a newsletter designed to help people in the midst of the pandemic.

There are stories about families of birth and families of choice.  They include surprising  inspiration from special people and pets including the dog who understood Advent and the Grandma who turned gizzards into a delicacy. 

There are some rants mostly sparked by nearly two years of house arrest under COVID-19 including essays on "The Great Awokening" and "The Election of 1800."
There are lessons learned from "Changing a Light Bulb" and during "The Great Alaskan Sewer Disaster."

As you read, you'll be able to join in excursions to Papua New Guinea and on Metropolitan Atlanta's Rapid Transit system where a Pharisee gets schooled by a prostitute.  The Angel Gabriel makes an appearance with a message for our time and there is a magical manger scene in a chocolate shop.

Finally, there are some perceptions that have become clear with age like an invitation to "Lower Your Standards" and an assist in understanding heaven from string theory.

I suppose these thoughts and stories will be too secular for people who are religious in the traditional sense of the word. They will also be too religious for those who have abandoned any appreciation of spiritual dimensions.

In the end, this book is one person's attempt to find meaning from the past in a disrupted present with the hope of seeing patterns in chaos that will be useful for life in the future.

Read more

About the author


Art Edwards has bounced around a bit mostly as an adult. He's worked in an amusement park where he was a beauty queen, engineer, train robber, and undertaker. He served on special assignment as a United Methodist minister in The Purple Dragon Coffee House and a State Park and Day Camp ministry in Washington's Okanogan Valley. He worked as a more or less regular minister in New Jersey, Illinois, Washington, Idaho, and Alaska. After losing his voice, he went to work at various incarnations of AT&T and its progeny as a technical writer, speech writer, AT&T Foundation COO, and leader for an in-house PR agency. His "retirement" life has included lots of travel and time with four grand kids. He and his wife Joyce now live in Decatur, Georgia.

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