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All rivers run to the sea
Joyce Hifler

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All rivers run to the sea.
A book of reflection and renewal by the author of Think on These Things
[1st ed.]

Published 1971 by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English.

About the Book

There is a dream I have dreamed so many times. It is a dream of rivers, all kinds of rivers, gentle, shallow, deep, turbulent, flooding, rocky, smooth, but always flowing. I have watched them from great heights, from very near, in fear and in quiet peace. But from these dreams I have learned that truly all rivers do run to the sea. There were the turbulent, the peaceful, the depths and shallow places of my life. And they were all building within me a central point towhich all my rivers flow and from which all life abounds.

The place from where the rivers come, there they go again. It is life on a cycle, the endless, limitless infinity, born and reborn, alive to the fullest!

First Sentence

Rivers, like people, carry responsibility according to their inner size. It is not always possible to tell by looking at a iver how deep it is. There are hints of shallow places, but there are also hidden depths. Said Henry Van Dyke, "The life of a river, like that of a human being, consists in the union of sould and body, the water and the banks. They belong together. They act and react upon each other."

Table of Contents

One All Rivers Run to the Sea... 1
Two The Tide Goes Out, Another Comes in... 11
Three The Sun Also Rises, and the Sun Goes Down... 23
Four The Wind Blows to the South and Turns to the North... 33
Five The Rivers Come, and go There Again... 43
Six The Crooked is not Straight, the Wanting is not Numbered... 51

Edition Notes

Devotion, Relationship with God


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
PS3558.I35 A8

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123 p.
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