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The First Drop of Rain - 0

Leslie Parrott

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Have you ever felt plucked out and suddenly dropped by the hand of God into the wasteland? Have you felt desolate, dry, and fragile? No sign of God, no sound of water?' Here is the personal and passionate, 'Me too!' that fans of Leslie Parrott have been waiting for. For 'Seattlite' Parrott, rain isn't a date-canceling, mood-altering nuisance. Rather, that first drop of rain and the following drizzle or downpour is a persistent, positive, mystical fact of life that both confirms the presence of God and underscores his (seeming) absences. Through original poetry, vividly-drawn vignettes, and honest reflection, Parrott mixes images of rain and 'wasteland' to explore the daily juxtaposition of deluge and desert we all encounter. A conversation about grief and death takes place in lush gardens teeming with life. A prayer, delivered and answered at a dying friend's bedside, leads to bittersweet understanding. And personal confidences ('My flaws and fears are so real, they demand my full attention.') strike a chord in all of us who struggle earnestly, if sometimes defiantly, to see God's purpose in everything.

Language:

English

Length:

3h 8m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

03:33


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:38


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

02:31


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

04:02


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

03:01


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

03:49


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

02:50


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

03:35


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:43


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:50


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:40


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

08:19


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:12


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

04:38


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:00


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

03:24


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:43


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

08:52


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:15


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:10


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:45


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:19


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

07:16


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:30


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:48


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:41


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:27


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:44


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:15