Castles and Catch

Castles and Catch


  • Release: 2015-06-15
  • Publisher: AuthorHouse
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 338 page
  • ISBN: 9781504911535
GET EBOOK

As adults, we instruct our children in many life skills—how to catch a ball, ride a bike, and read a book. Yet children have a special spark to them. How can we catch their outlook? Ilana Grinblat shows us how by revealing the spiritual insights that children teach us: — How a roller coaster ride becomes a lesson in overcoming fear and embracing joy —When baking cookies demonstrates how to grapple with failure and redefine success — What we learn from children’s tough questions about death, sex, God, and growing up In this enchanting memoir, Grinblat shares personal stories interwoven with biblical narratives. Through these reflections, she grapples honestly with the struggles of raising children and how to cherish the extraordinary nature of ordinary moments. Castles and Catch leads us on a personal journey to discover the wonder within the everyday. “Looking for wisdom, heart, and resilience? Rabbi Ilana Grinblat offers a steady supply, all through the words and deeds of her children, her own keen insights as a mother whose soul has been seasoned with the insights of Jewish tradition and scripture. Join her on this rewarding journey of faith, of feeling, and of love!” —Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson, DHL, author of God of Becoming and Relationship “With a rabbi’s soul and a writer’s eye, Ilana Grinblat shows us the intimate moments others overlook: the holiness of a family hike, the sanctity of ice skating lessons, the sacredness of a pancake breakfast. Discovering Torah in daily life and daily life in Torah, she will help you to do the same, making both more meaningful and poignant.” —Tom Fields-Meyer, author of Following Ezra: What One Father Learned About Gumby, Otters, Autism, and Love from His Extraordinary Son

I Capture the Castle

I Capture the Castle


  • Release: 2003-04-01
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 352 page
  • ISBN: 9781466842120
GET EBOOK

One of the 20th Century's most beloved novels is still winning hearts! I Capture the Castle tells the story of seventeen-year-old Cassandra and her family, who live in not-so-genteel poverty in a ramshackle old English castle. Here she strives, over six turbulent months, to hone her writing skills. She fills three notebooks with sharply funny yet poignant entries. Her journals candidly chronicle the great changes that take place within the castle's walls, and her own first descent into love. By the time she pens her final entry, she has "captured the castle"-- and the heart of the reader-- in one of literature's most enchanting entertainments. “This book has one of the most charismatic narrators I've ever met.” -- J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series