A Closer Walk

A Closer Walk A writer who handles words with grace Catherine Marshall invades fields where most religious leaders fear to tread Nashville Tennessean

  • Title: A Closer Walk
  • Author: Catherine Marshall
  • ISBN: 9780800790653
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A writer who handles words with grace.Catherine Marshall invades fields where most religious leaders fear to tread.Nashville Tennessean

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      Catherine Marshall

    About Author

    1. Marshall was born in Johnson City, Tennessee 1 2 She was the daughter of the Reverend John Ambrose Wood and Leonora Whitaker Wood 1 From the age of nine until her graduation from high school, Marshall was raised in Keyser, West Virginia, 1 where her father served as pastor of a Presbyterian church from 1924 to 1942 1 While a junior at Agnes Scott College, she met Peter Marshall, marrying him in 1936 1 The couple moved to Washington, DC, where her husband served as pastor of the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church and Chaplain of the United States Senate.In 1940, Marshall contracted tuberculosis, 1 for which at that time there was no antibiotic treatment She spent nearly three years recovering from the illness 1 Her husband died in 1949 of a heart attack, leaving her to care for their 9 year old son, Peter John Marshall He later also became a minister and author.Marshall wrote a biography of her husband, A Man Called Peter, published in 1951 It became a nationwide success and was adapted as a film of the same name, released in 1955 Her success encouraged her to keep writing.Marshall wrote or edited than 30 books, which have sold over 16 million copies citation needed They include edited collections of Peter Marshall s sermons and prayers, and her own inspirational writings Her most successful books were A Man Called Peter 1951 and her novel, Christy 1967 , which was inspired by the story of her mother s time in the mountains teaching the impoverished children of Appalachia Christy was adapted as a CBS television series, starring Kellie Martin, beginning in 1994.In 1959, Marshall married Leonard LeSourd, 1 who was the editor of Guideposts Magazine for 28 years Together they founded a book imprint, Chosen Books citation needed They had three children, Linda, Chester and Jeffery 3 Marshall died on March 18, 1983 at the age of 68 She was buried alongside her first husband.

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    1. Catherine Marshall s husband compiled this book from over 23 years of journaling that she had done It covers great topics such as defeating fear, praying for God s will, studying the Scripture and raising kids in a Godly way to name a few of the areas she addresses in her personal life I ve enjoyed several of her other books, both fiction and non fiction and this book is special and different It really shows her vulnerableness and the different learning curves that Christians go through during t [...]

    2. This book helped me realize that there is a deeper, intimate level of relationship that God wants to share with us, but we fail to go any further Whether it s our fear to let God have complete control, or we get so wrapped up with the things of this world that we don t take time with Him When we finally look passed our pride, we realize that we have absolutely no ability at all to do anything without Him It s only through Him that our life has any meaning or purpose.

    3. In this book, Catherine Marshall shares experiences that helped her learn about herself and God Her voice is real she speaks frankly about her own doubts and fears, as well as her spiritual discoveries and the guidance she received This is a book I ve turned to again and again, both for encouragement and practical application of Christian truths I recommend this book highly.

    4. Haven t finished this was recommended about a year ago by a friend mentor It is a great encouragment to stay faithful to the Word of God that we may stay faithful to God Himself and His ways Short chapters and an easy read

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