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Beyond Consolation
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Table of Contents

1. Give Me Back yesterday; 2. Alone in the Dark?; 3. When We Are Free; 4. The Sabotage of Hope; 5. The Utopia of the Now; 6. Courtesy towards Christ; 7. A New Kind of Reason.

About the Author

John Waters is an author, playwright and newspaper columnist. He contributes to a number of publications in Britain and Ireland including a weekly column for The Irish Times and the Catholic weekly The Voice Daily. He lives in Dun Laoghaire.

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A mention on the Ilusussidiario.net website. "[A] beautiful book."
Review in Irish Examiner, 24th May 2010 "John Waters readily embraces and endorses Pope Benedict XVI's conviction that you cannot know true happiness or real meaning unless you have God in your life."
Review in thePost.ie, 3rd May 2010.
Review in Sunday Tribune The Arts, April 2010.
Title mention in Irish Post March 2010
Title mentioned in The Catholic Herald, April 2010.
Review in The Sunday Times, 25th April 2010.
Interview with the author in RTE Guide, 22nd May 2010.
"Lapsed Agnostic and Beyond Consolation are a pair of pointed meditations on the experience of a generation that...finds itself entering the last decades of life without certainties and without rites. ...It is [Waters'] rigor of judgement and of conscience that makes his books worth reading."-Commonweal
"The best passages by far are those which incorporate Waters' reflections on his own life."RTE Guide, 12th June 2010
'Beyond Consolation is a wonderful book and a very important publication for oue times' Midland Tribune August 12th 2010 and Tullamore Tribune August 12th 2010
'Spellbinding' Cathloic Herald, July 23rd 2010
"The author is brutal in his critique of the oversimplifications and gullabilities of modern culture." Church of Ireland Gazette, 2nd July 2010
'[There are] colourful glimpses into Waters's personal life and the life of Ireland; the customs of neighbours, his love of the courntyside, his relationship with his daughter ... Strikingly poetic.' Church Times, 23rd july 2010
"Threaded through the text is a moving account by Waters on his own spiritual journey." The Irish Times, 22nd June 2010

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