Telling Secrets Test | Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. According to the author what batters and shapes us in all sorts of ways?

2. What place of torment eventually becomes home if you live there long enough, according to the author?

3. Who wrote "The Man Who Was Thursday?"

4. In what year was "The Sacred Journey" written?

5. The author writes about how he cannot preach about ____, after an atheist student tells him she and others do not believe in God.

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

In Part Two of the book, the author talks about the "mystery" of Genesis 1:26-27. What is the "mystery" and how does this relate to what the author calls our deepest, original self? What happens to this original self after the world "does its work?" What does the author mean when he talks about the weather of the world, hats and coats, and "all our other selves?"

Essay Topic 2

Explain what the author means when he writes that by watching and listening we are praying. How does God speak to us in quietness? What is "God's place" in us? What deadens us to God's presence within us? How does Psalm 131 illustrate these points from the author?

Essay Topic 3

The author talks about being as deaf about his family and himself as his mother was, even with a purse full of half or not working hearing aids. The author uses two pieces of stained glass in his office to help readers understand this time in his life. Explain how the author felt he was "deaf" about his life and how he used the stained glass pieces to convey these experiences, thoughts and feelings to readers.

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