"We carry a red plastick wicker basket. We are bombarded by m anufactured chose, by artificial and glamourising lights, by colourful labels, by ersatz music and by the smell of disinfectant. We get plastic greetings as we pay with plastic. We wander through the supermarket of life, navigating the aisles of education, jobs, ideas, relationships, institutions, families, mortgages, bills, media, economics, politics and spiritual options."
Has God disappeared? Is there room for profound joy? How do we find faith? In this tour de force, The Age contributor Terry Monagle proffers his own fierce sense of knowing God in the intimacies of the familiar, and his ongoing personal journey to find transcendence. Through loving and knowing relationships with family, self, and nature, Monagle shows us how to beat the "red plastic", and even how to celebrate it. HIs writing marries the secular with the sacred, giving new understandings of what it might mean to be holy, of what it might mean to have faith.
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