My Name Is Child of God... Not "Those People" A First-Person Look at Poverty

ISBN-10: 0806656247

ISBN-13: 9780806656243

Edition: 2007

Authors: Julia K. Dinsmore

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This personal and provocative look at poverty in America is shaped around the author's own engaging stories, song lyrics, and poems, including the well-known Call Me Child of God ... Not Those People. The story of her growing up in a large Irish Catholic working-class family in Minneapolis, Minnesota, draws together the experiences of living in poverty, the role of the church and music in her life, and the many remarkable people who populated her life and the lives of her family. The author describes economic hardship and social challenges as being as "regular as the turning seasons in my coming up years," and refers to her life in poverty as the "soil of my art." Through her stories and reflections, Julia Dinsmore puts a face on poverty and challenges readers to answer God's call to respond to poverty and its effects.
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Book details

List price: $19.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
Publication date: 4/17/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Foreword
Quantum Bridges
Foreword
Preface
My Name Is Not "Those People"
Story of a Poem
Head Winds-The Promise of a Sure Foot
Spring
Coming Up Years
Sown Seed
Baptism Prayer
Peace Poem
I Am the Puppet
I'm a Lot Like You
Food Stories
Oh, Little One
Blame & Shame
There Were Rainbows Somewhere over Our Sorrow
By Grace Go I
Reclaiming Working-Class Men
Introduction to "When We Left Minneapolis"
When We Left Minneapolis
Cold Day Thankfulness
Angels Unaware?
Song for Jerome
Terrible Storms, Night's Weeping Endured
Be Careful What You Pray For
Don't Give Up
Depth Charges
Home
History, Survival, and the Underground Economy
What's in a Poem? Introduction to "A Glimmer of Heaven"
A Glimmer of Heaven
Song for Jacob
If, When, and Did You Know?
Company Came Calling
In the Tail Winds with No Construction Materials in Sight
Born Again?
Birds in the BBQ, Chronic Sorrows, and Speaking Life
Katrina Survivor
When God Created You
The Main Course
Me and the Lutherans
Grace on the Loose!
We the People
Meg's Robin
Birds Live in Nests
Just Like God?
Psoem in Six Movements: Rant/Ode to My Desire for Change
The Muse and I
Freedom Train
Missin' Papa
Motherless Child
Tedious Journey
Strangest Dream
Just This Week
Dear Mother
I Call Myself...
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