The Hawk and the Dove Trilogy Rich with imagery and emotion this collection of captivating tales of a th century community reflect the timeless human drama of people learning to love and to accept God s grace Though they be

  • Title: The Hawk and the Dove Trilogy
  • Author: Penelope Wilcock
  • ISBN: 9781581341386
  • Page: 204
  • Format: Paperback
  • Rich with imagery and emotion, this collection of captivating tales of a 13th century community reflect the timeless human drama of people learning to love and to accept God s grace Though they be

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    1. This is, without a doubt, one of the most powerful books I have ever read. I think it is the first to have made me cry out loud while reading to myself. Prepare to feel compassion for painfully human characters: Wilcock paints a startlingly real picture of the people in this book. We clearly see their virtues, but their vices are made just as plain. Prepare to be convicted by these stories. I read myself into many of them the characters' struggles are definitely not limited to the book. They are [...]

    2. Reviewed at The Power of Words: bit/1GKKY7WPoignanttimelessspiringentertainingflectiveunexpectedemotionala literary gem.ghtful The Hawk and the Dove Trilogy is all that and more. We are reminded that human nature has always been the same and I often had the feeling that I was looking at myself through the mirror of these stories. It troubles me that there's no way my words can adequately convey the beauty of these books and why readers should be moved to open their pages.The setting of this tril [...]

    3. Wow. Honestly, if you read only one of the books on my , make it this one. I enjoy classics, and this work belongs in that category. It is one of the most beautiful works of literature I've ever experienced. Let me see if I can explain why.This book is accessible. I loved that the author keeps it real. The characters are very human, the settings not overly idyllic, and each little vignette wraps up in a perfect, yet believably redemptive way. Reading it is like curling up with a slice of bread a [...]

    4. I am divided in my mind about this book. It’s a trilogy bound in one volume, dealing with the stories of 14th century Benedictine monks. While I felt that the first two books were poorly written and childish and didn’t enjoy them at all, the third book, The Long Fall, was an entirely different matter. Dealing with the friendship between Brother Thomas and the enigmatic and proud Father Peregrine, suddenly incapacitated by illness, this book leaves no holds barred and is altogether heartbreak [...]

    5. The stories told of life in a monastery in the Middle Ages were interesting most of the time, but the narrative device of the stories being passed on by descendants of the abbot was distracting and not very helpful. It might make the first two books in the trilogy appeal more to the young, however. There were helpful moral lessons throughout, especially in the handling of Brother Francis. But it seemed to border on taking modern counselling methods and putting them in the minds and practices of [...]

    6. This is really three books bundled as one. Set in a 1303 medieval monastry in North Yorkshire, the first two books consist of self-contained stories about one monk or another in the abbey. The "moral" of the story comes through strong, almost like the medieval morality plays. But that doesn't minimize the importance of the teaching. I saw confession and forgiveness vividly played out among the brothers. Some of the theological discussions are also well worth the price of the book.Part three leav [...]

    7. This book was a surprise, for sure. I read it on the recommendation of a sweet friend, but I don't read fiction very often. However, this is the type of fiction that I love--profound and interesting. I spent many nights with tears streaming down my face as God used the examples of Father Peregrine and the other monks to speak into my life. No doubt some of the reason this book spoke so clearly to me was due to life circumstances, though I think it will speak volumes to anyone. (In fact, I want m [...]

    8. Overall, a very enjoyable book. Of course, I found myself disagreeing with the author's theology at times, but it was so refreshing to read a book by an orthodox Christian- and one who knows how to write! I felt like the masculinity of the monks suffered a bit; they didn't seem to interact in quite the way that I suspect men actually do. Since I have no way to actually *know* that, I asked my husband- and he agreed. He hasn't read enough to give a complete and final answer, but he at least confi [...]

    9. A mother tells her daughter stories from the lives of monks in the middle ages that teach life lessons. I really liked the first book. It was upbeat, all the stories ended on a positive note. It was a sweet little book. The second book felt a little darker, the stories weren't quite so happy, things didn't end quite so sweetly. But I cut it some slack, because the second book of a trilogy is often that way. And then the third book was completely different. Not a collection of stories told by a m [...]

    10. An absolute favorite, a tale I read to myself nearly every year. Father Peregrine has become one of my dearest friends, and each time I journey back in time with his own decendents I am elated, and dismayed, overjoyed, or heartbroken This book is simply a classic. I can not give it any higher regard, for in my mind, it has nearly the highest It is for me a challenge to my walk with Christ, a centering of my own faith, a reminder of all that is true in regards to GRACE. Excellent read, and fantas [...]

    11. My husband heard a review on this trilogy and bought it as a gift for me. I knew nothing about it and started reading it completely unaware. Well, what a beautiful book it turned out to be. I usually read a book quickly, but this had so many gems that I savored it over time. I have already loaned it to a friend and recommend it highly. It was wonderful to have the trilogy all in one book so I didn't have to wait for each one separately.

    12. This is really a 4+ for mee first two books of the trilogy are told as stories to a 15 year-old girl by her mother. opportunities for a little self-reflection. The third is a continuation, centered around two of the monks in the earlier stories. What a great revelation of love and suffering and self-sacrifice and self-indulgence/pity.Great read for those of us who pity ourselves with our "first world" problems.

    13. I'm usually (i.e. never) a fan of Christian fiction, but this was so unlike other Christian fiction I've read and so much better. The majority of the stories take place in a fourteenth-century monastery in the UK. The wisdom, faith and even weakness of the brothers made for profound, deeply moving stories with a little humor here and there to round it out. Truly a great book; I will be rereading it in the future.

    14. Loved an awful lot about these books. Truths flowed without being heavy-handed and much of it was written beautifully. My only complaint, and it's very minor, is that I didn't love the format of the first two books, the story-within-the story thing. I found the quality of writing a bit choppy, the framework for the stories being almost child-like, while the stories themselves were meaty and beautiful. The third book broke with the format and I think was the better for it.

    15. This is one book that I hated to end. Amazingly well written, you felt like you were right there in the room, the author really captured the emotions and described them with such authenticity. Regardless of the time period very real emotions about life, death, sickness, and why bad things happen to good people. Can't wait to read more of her books.

    16. I have loved this book for a long time. the writing isn't perfect, especially if you consider it one book instead of three books. The first two books are short stories and the framing for the stories is a little weak. The third book is one longer story and a very deeply moving story. All three parts are worth reading and prayerfully engaging the truths and challenges Wilcock explores.

    17. Best book ever. This books is absolutly, without a doubt the best book I have ever read. It leaves you considering everything you thought you knew. You are a changed person after you read it.LOVED IT, and will read it over and over again.

    18. It took me probably over a year to make it through this trilogy, but I returned to it whenever in need of peace. In this book you won't find villains or great perils or overly dramatic tragedies. You will find a brotherhood of fully fleshed-out characters, incarnational in the truest sense, working out their salvation with fear and trembling.We moderns often forget the truth of the medieval mindset that the spiritual and material are interwoven in this world. Father Peregrine, through the master [...]

    19. This has been, and probably will be, the best book I've read in 2017. Some books are so great, you want to buy a copy for all kinds of people. This is one of those books. Actually, it is three books in one volume. These books tell the story of St. Alcuin's monastery in Yorkshire during the 13th century. We follow the stories of several brothers, especially Father Peregrine, the abbot, and his assistant, Tom. In the first two books, the stories are presented as stories told by a mother to her tee [...]

    20. The Hawk and the Dove series is a trilogy which follows the life of Father Peregrine, the Abbot of St. Alcuin's Benedictine abbey. Along with learning about Father Peregrine's life, there is much to learn about the brothers. After reading the first book The Hawk and the Dove" and the next two books, I wanted to immediately read another book in the series.In each book, Penelope Wilcock describes these lovable characters not as saintly but as flawed men who love God and who have given their lives [...]

    21. A book I have had on my Kindle for years but only recently got around to actually reading. There are other stories set in and around Medieval Monasteries, like the Cadfael series, but the device of the stories of the individual monks, told by mother to daughter centuries later holds an interesting spin. Covering a series of themes from friendship, to pride, forgiveness, despair, learning to live with difficult personalities, the ways in God may communicate with men, and the place of sometimes ma [...]

    22. Written over 25 years ago and set during the 14th century, The Hawk And The Dove trilogy is a timeless piece of literature. It follows the life of Father Peregrine, abbott of the community of St. Alcuin in Yorkshire, England, along with the men who call the monastery home and Peregrine their friend, confidante, counselor and mentor. Filled with spiritual truths, the struggles common to man and a sense of God’s care and provision, Wilcock’s impeccably researched novels are sure to appeal to t [...]

    23. It's a bit hard to write a review for this book. It's just so beautiful with so many gems hidden in it. I won't say it's theologically sound. There were moments when I wanted to yell about the simplicity of God and such, but there was a great human beauty and some deep theological truths shown through suffering.I really enjoyed how the first two books were written with the current Melissa being told her stories. Several reviewers didn't seem to enjoy that element of the story, but oral storytell [...]

    24. Some of the most beautiful books I have ever read. The author's books have had a profound affect upon me. One of the rare authors whose writings have brought me to tears. They are about the understanding of the strength and frailties of the human heart. The author gets right down deep into the souls of her main characters. I read Penelope's books years ago and am loving them all over again. I like the format too with two settings that intertwine. There is a background of a simple tale of an ordi [...]

    25. I am LOVING this so far! It is a beautiful, profound picture of grace for weakness in the lives of 13th-century English Benedictines. Those stories unfold in the context of a 20th-century young woman's receiving them as her family heritage from her mother. If it continues as it has begun, it will be a new top-tier favorite.Update: The last third of the trilogy, in which characters deal with severe disbility, caregiving, and bereavement, was much more difficult emotionally than the first two sect [...]

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