LITHOGRAPHS FROM LITHUANIA: Crossings and Crosses

  • Publish Date: 2004-05-13
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: David Markay

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In the wake of communism's collapse in Lithuania, a group of Methodists sought to re-emergefrom years of forced inactivity. Writtenduring his time as a pastor in Lithuania, David Markay'slithographs invite the reader to peer through ice-covered bus windows, observeawkward Christmas celebrations, and meet characters ranging from Ukrainianbasketball players to fresco artists. The reader is a witness to the humorousand the holy, the public and the personal, the tragic and the hopeful. If you want to know a little more about the people in Lithuania--about human beauty and dignity in smallcircumstances--here is an unobtrusive but clear spiritual guide--What a privilegeto follow David Markay and see with his eyes. Hans Vaxby, Bishop of the United Methodist Church in the Nordic and Baltic Episcopal Area(1989-2001) David Markay has a lovely gift of storytelling and poetic expression. By narrating the church's familiarthemes and practices through the filter of an unfamiliar culture, he helpsus see the joys and sorrows of Christian ministry as if for the firsttime. Reading this book was a moving and enlightening experience. Richard Lischer, Professor of Homiletics, Duke Divinity School

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