Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison Summary
‘Song of Solomon...profoundly changed my life’ Marlon James Macon ‘Milkman’ Dead was born shortly after a neighbourhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. In 1930s America Macon learns about the tyranny of white society from his friend Guitar, though he is more concerned with escaping the familial tyranny of his own father. So while Guitar joins a terrorist group Macon goes home to the South, lured by tales of buried family treasure. But his odyssey back home and a deadly confrontation with Guitar leads to the discovery of something infinitely more valuable than gold: his past and the origins of his true self. ‘The story of Milkman Dead and Guitar had me in thrall’ Salman Rushdie, New York Times BY THE NOBEL PRIZE-WINNING AUTHOR OF BELOVED Winner of the PEN/Saul Bellow award for achievement in American fiction
The Song of Solomon by Jeffrey A. Johnson Summary
In this unique treatment of the Song of Solomon, Pastor Johnson unearths the mysteries of love, sex and marriage as the Creator intended them to be understood and enjoyed."--Tony Evans, senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship. (Practical Life)
Le Chant de Salomon by Toni Morrison Summary
On le surnomme « Laitier » parce que sa mère a continué à lui donner le sein en cachette jusqu’à l’âge de trois ou quatre ans. Son vrai nom, c’est Macon Mort, le même que son père. Mais cela aussi est faux. Un jour, un employé s’est trompé de ligne en remplissant un bulletin de naissance. Ce problème de l’identité et des origines est celui de tous les Noirs des États-Unis. Alors, comment faire quand on vit au nord, dans la région des Grands Lacs, et que sa famille est originaire du sud ? C’est ce voyage à rebours que va entreprendre Laitier, à la recherche d’un trésor mythique enfoui dans une grotte. Mais ce qu’il découvrira, c’est l’histoire de sa famille que seule une comptine chantée par les enfants d’un village a conservée : l’histoire de Salomon qui s’envola pour retourner en Afrique et qui laissa tomber le bébé qu’il portait dans ses bras.
Song of Solomon by Ron M. Phillips,Paulette Phillips Summary
The beautiful language of love found in Song of Solomon reflects the gift of sexual intimacy that is God's gift to married couples. Although true intimacy requires devotion, self-sacrifice, and whole-hearted commitment, it is an experience worth treasuring, full of joy, sorrow, ecstasy and love. So precious is this culmination of love in marriage that it was patterned after Jesus' relationship to His people. Those who understand how to be intimate with God will know how to be intimate with their mate. Ron and Paulette Phillips demystify the intimacy of the lovers in Song of Solomon and point us toward the Lover of our soul. Book jacket.
Song of Solomon by Glorious Ekaette Inyang Summary
Encounter His presence. Experience His glory! Bringing the church to the place of intimacy with Christ, this book is packaged with empowering the body of believers from all background in the place of intimacy with Jesus to impact the world. The word of the Lord came to me saying, "Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion for I will make your horn iron and your hooves bronze, you shall beat in pieces many peoples." A movement is being birthed, an army of God lovers who will cover the earth and herald the second coming of Jesus Christ. You are not here by accident but by design. There is a purpose for your life; and until that purpose is realized, you will not be fulfilled. There is a place specially designed for you to flourish and blossom in life. Do not waste your life wandering where you do not belong. Find your place and purpose and allow God to use you as His channel to impact your world. We live in the last days filled with uncertainties. We are seeing Bible prophecies being fulfilled in our own eyes. In case you are wondering when this will end, the answer is when Jesus returns, which is happening sooner than thought. There is not much time to waste. Whatever condition you find yourself, this book addresses every area of life that you can relate. You are not alone in your struggles. You are not defined by your failures and circumstances. You have an all-loving God that has so much in stock for you. All you need to do is connect with Him and take your place in life. Let this book open you up to the amazing treasures locked up on your inside. Find your long-awaited desires being fulfilled in His presence.
Song of Solomon by Ahacan Kanat Summary
Milkman Dead was born shortly after a neighborhood eccentric hurled himself off a rooftop in a vain attempt at flight. For the rest of his life he, too, will be trying to fly. With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his rustbelt city to the place of his family’s origins, Morrison introduces an entire cast of strivers and seeresses, liars and assassins, the inhabitants of a fully realized black world. From the Trade Paperback edition. Amazon.com Review The third novel from one America's most powerful writers turns 20 years old in 1997, but Song of Solomon long ago ascended to the top shelf in the ranks of great literature. This Everyman's Library hardcover edition of the Nobel Prize-winning Morrison's lyrical, powerful, and erudite novel contains a chronology that situates the book in its historical context, and an introduction from author Reynolds Price. From Library Journal This new version of Morrison's 1977 novel is a fitting reminder of her early creative mastery. Song of Solomon is a powerful, sensual, and poetic exploration of four generations of a family mistakenly named Dead. Told through the eyes of "Milkman," a rare male protagonist in Morrison's wonderful catalog of unforgettable characters, we discover a century's worth of secrets, ghosts, and troubles. Milkman is faced with resolving the differing memories of his parents and his mysterious aunt Pilate, while questioning the historically charged realities thrown at him by the death of real-life victims of racism like Emmett Till as viewed by his lifelong friend Guitar. Lynne Thigpen was born to tell the author's stories, catching every lyrical note and each painful cry. A perfect marriage of author and reader, this will win new audiences and reassure audio veterans that by listening to books one truly can appreciate the magic of storytelling. -Joyce Kessel, Villa Maria Coll., Buffalo, NY Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc.
The Song of Solomon by A.S. Byatt Summary
The only piece of erotic literature in the Bible, this book was regarded by earlier devotees as an allegory of God's love for his people. Taking the form of a poem, the song tells of two lovers praising each other's bodies. The text is introduced by A.S. Byatt
Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon by J. Robert Wright Summary
Editor J. Robert Wright presents commentary on Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Song of Solomon, showcasing response by the early church fathers to what they judged to be the finest wisdom about the deeper issues of life prior to the time of God's taking human form in Jesus Christ.
Song of Solomon by Deloris "Dee" Fox Summary
ABOUT THE BOOK: Creative, inspiring, scriptural and personal insight for married and single women. You are divinely and purposefully created to be the gatekeeper of the heart of marriage! Through an enlightening, enriching, fascinating and sometimes humorous study of God's word, Song of Solomon: Refreshing Your Marriage will help you to understand God's plan for marriage and the role of the husband and wife. As you read the book, Dee will guide you in developing a personal "Song of Solomon" for your marriage. **** ABOUT THE AUTHOR: As a certified facilitator, elder, church counselor, and mediator with more than 25 years' experience, Deloris "Dee" Fox conducts workshops all across the U.S. for married couples, single women, church leadership, youth, and children. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and godmother living in California.
Exploring Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon by George R. Knight Summary
Ecclesiastes and Song of Solomon are often overlooked scriptural jewels. This devotional commentary will help uncover new facets in these books. It will present the reader with an abundance of material about biblical writing style, poetry, marital customs, original language, and practical application for today. These things make it truly a devotional commentary good for many purposes.