Spirituality

150: Finding Your Story in the Psalms

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Sung, whispered, shouted, and groaned by Muslims and Jews, Protestants and Catholics, Bob Marley and J. S. Bach, the Psalms express the faith of a thousand generations. People have used psalms to voice their deepest anguish and delight, to comfort others, to express emotions they hardly dare to admit.

In this book Kevin Adams shares stories of unlikely Psalm prayers and an unpredictable God, opening up the honest and earthy world of the Psalms in new and unexpected ways. And he invites us to find our own story within that community of faith.

Reading this book you will find yourself underlining an especially poignant verse here or jotting notes in the margin there, as the psalms come alive through the stories of those who have used and abused them through the centuries.

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9781592555604
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2011-09-01

Abbey Up the Hill: A Year in the Life of a Monastic Day Tripper

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Artist, crafter, diarist, recovering alcoholic, Episcopal, Catholic, spiritual gypsy. These are some of the ways that Carol Bonomo has described herself. Like many of her generation, she had trouble finding a spiritual home. "I'm one of those 'seekers' who doesn't known what she's looking for, and wouldn't recognize an answer to the meaning of life if she tripped on it in the dark."

Her spiritual adventures included the Catholic Church, the Episcopal Church, Alcoholics Anonymous, and her attempt to become a lay associate of the Franciscans. But the Franciscans sent her away. "Run, don't walk, to the abbey up the hill, " they advised her. And so she did, heading to the Benedictine abbey she was pointed to. Much to her surprise, there she found the home she'd been seeking for so long.

The Abbey Up the Hill is Bonomo's reflection on her first year as a Benedictine oblate -- a lay person vowing to live according to the 6th century Rule of St. Benedict, a monastic guide to living a balanced life with God at the center. Month-by-month, she records her spiritual growth with honesty, humor, and insight. This is the unforgettable story of a pilgrim's struggles to leave off wandering and finally come home.

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9780819219121
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2002-07-01
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Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People

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New York Times Bestseller - One of NPR's Best Books of 2015

What if that person you've been trying to avoid is your best shot at grace today?
And what if that's the point?


In Accidental Saints, New York Times best-selling author Nadia Bolz-Weber invites readers into a surprising encounter with what she calls a religious but not-so-spiritual life. Tattooed, angry and profane, this former standup comic turned pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. But God keeps showing up in the least likely of people a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, a felonious Bishop and a gun-toting member of the NRA.
As she lives and worships alongside these accidental saints, Nadia is swept into first-hand encounters with grace a gift that feels to her less like being wrapped in a warm blanket and more like being hit with a blunt instrument. But by this grace, people are transformed in ways they couldn t have been on their own.
In a time when many have rightly become disillusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints demonstrates what happens when ordinary people share bread and wine, struggle with scripture together, and tell each other the truth about their real lives. This unforgettable account of their faltering steps toward wholeness will ring true for believer and skeptic alike.
Told in Nadia s trademark confessional style, Accidental Saints is the stunning next work from one of today s most important religious voices.

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2016-09-27
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Accidental Saints: Finding God in All the Wrong People

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New York Times Bestseller - One of NPR's Best Books of 2015

What if that person you've been trying to avoid is your best shot at grace today?
And what if that's the point?


In Accidental Saints, New York Times best-selling author Nadia Bolz-Weber invites readers into a surprising encounter with what she calls a religious but not-so-spiritual life. Tattooed, angry and profane, this former standup comic turned pastor stubbornly, sometimes hilariously, resists the God she feels called to serve. But God keeps showing up in the least likely of people a church-loving agnostic, a drag queen, a felonious Bishop and a gun-toting member of the NRA.
As she lives and worships alongside these accidental saints, Nadia is swept into first-hand encounters with grace a gift that feels to her less like being wrapped in a warm blanket and more like being hit with a blunt instrument. But by this grace, people are transformed in ways they couldn t have been on their own.
In a time when many have rightly become disillusioned with Christianity, Accidental Saints demonstrates what happens when ordinary people share bread and wine, struggle with scripture together, and tell each other the truth about their real lives. This unforgettable account of their faltering steps toward wholeness will ring true for believer and skeptic alike.
Told in Nadia s trademark confessional style, Accidental Saints is the stunning next work from one of today s most important religious voices."
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9781601427557
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2015-09-08
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After the Locusts: Letters from a Landscape of Faith

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This unique collection of six letters written by Denise Ackermann to family and friends both living and dead is one woman's account of her life, faith, and work as an Anglican theologian during South Africa's apartheid years and afterwards. In the letters, which are intensely personal memoirs as well as review of the theological and political issues that have marked her career as a feminist Christian in a deeply wounded society, Ackermann discusses such issues as identity and difference, her struggles with sexism and racism, the power of naming, the evils of the apartheid years, the scourge of AIDS, and the function of faith in the midst of misery and conflict.
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9780802810199
Publication Date: 
2006-06-01

Ain't Too Proud to Beg: Living through the Lord's Prayer

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Karl Barth's legendary image of preaching with the Bible in one hand and the newspaper in the other now has a matching image for praying. In "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" Telford Work encourages praying with a social documentary in one hand and the Lord's Prayer in the other. The result is neither a commentary on the Lord's Prayer nor a theology of prayer. Instead it is an exercise book that uses prayer to strengthen our theological muscles.
Work proposes that we take whatever is happening in our world -- a political election or the latest war will do -- and set the Lord's Prayer in the middle of it. Let that prayer shed light on the scene and expose what matters. Then "pray" it. Then look again and see how the prayer is a response to what matters. These three movements give structure to the book as a whole and to each chapter within it. Prayed this way, the Lord's Prayer is always new and never quite the same.
Ecumenical, evangelical, postmodern, and irenic in tone, "Ain't Too Proud to Beg" ends not with a neat scholarly wrap-up but with an open-ended "Amen" -- three sparkling, joyful sermons -- a fitting ending to Work's provocative exploration of prayer as a theological process.
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9780802803931
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2007-07-01

Alive and Loose in the Ordinary: Stories of the Incarnation

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"Except for once, I have never heard the voice of Jesus without some person or place in the creation doing the speaking for him. So I want to witness to the power of the Incarnation alive and aloose in the ordinariness of the world for us and through us and among us. And I offer these little sketches of remembered grace to invite you to notice your own soul's companions and the thin places in your life through which grace, well, springs." With a light touch and warm voice, and just a hint of a Southern accent, Martha Sterne tells the stories of her encounters with Christ - in the supermarket and the beauty parlor, in the garden, the kitchen, and sometimes even church. Sterne shares her gift for storytelling, showing readers that the Incarnation is alive and loose everywhere they look, in the listening ears, kind voices, and loving hearts of people they bump into everywhere. Each essay is followed by reflection questions, making this a lovely volume for group study.
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9780819221551
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2006-03-31
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Aloof: Figuring Out Life with a God Who Hides

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"God, are you there?" is a near universal cry of the human heart.

We have all longed for God to be tangible. Some might sway to worship music, others go on missions, others fast from food. The universal quest is to feel the divine . . . and yet the divine seems aloof, even shy. In this narrative-driven book, Tony Kriz leads the reader on a journey of "orchestrated epiphanies" along the eternal quest to tangibly encounter God, including the unpredictable moments that give us hope, and even more so, the long gaps between those moments that challenge our faith.

Written in an authentic, conversational style, "Aloof"is easily accessible to those who don't know much about the Bible, yet the message is still theologically informed and culturally relevant. This book will help you process how God acts uniquely towards us, depending upon each stage of life. The chapters include contemporary real-life stories that normalize the experience of an often hidden God, while also aiding the reader to acknowledge the very real moments (rare though they may be) when God has shown up in a tangible way.
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2014-12-31
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American Prayer Book

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This well-researched anthology looks at American history through the prayers its people have offered over the past two-and-a-half centuries. Prayers are drawn from a wide variety of faiths, including Judaism, Islam, and Christianity.

Sections include: Prayers for America: for an Election, for the Government, in Times of War or Crisis, for Repentance and Renewal, for Peace, Thanksgivings and Litanies

Prayers for national occasions: Inauguration Day, Presidential birthdays, Martin Luther King, Jr. s birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Election Day, Thanksgiving Day, and others

Prayers from American history: Prayers said on historic occasions such as Washington s funeral, the American Revolution, the death of George Washington, the slave trade and abolition, the Civil War, the death of Abraham Lincoln, the Industrial Revolution, the Spanish-American War, the First World War, the Second World War, the Clinton impeachment crisis, the 9/11 attack, and more. "

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9780819223326
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2008-09-01

Ancient Paths: Discover Christian Formaiton the Benedictine Way

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This field-tested guidebook presents Benedictine spirituality and monastic spiritual practices as a source of wisdom and practical guidance for Christian formation today.
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9781557257734
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2010-07-01
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Ancient-Future Time: Forming Spirituality through the Christian Year

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Millions of Christians worldwide follow the liturgical Christian calendar in their worship services and in their own personal devotions. The seasons of the Christian year connect believers of diverse backgrounds and offer the sense of unity Jesus desired.
Robert Webber believes that we can get even more out of the Christian calendar. He contends that through its rich theological meanings the Christian year can become a cycle for evangelism and spiritual formation. He offers pastors, church leaders, and those of the "younger evangelical" mind-set practical steps to help achieve this end, including preaching texts and worship themes for Lent, Easter, Pentecost, Advent, and Christmas.
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9780801091759
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2004-10-01
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Ascent to Joy: Transforming Deadness of Spirit

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9780940989528
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1989-04-01

Athena's Disguises: Mentors in Everyday Life

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In this wise and perceptive book, Susan Ford Wiltshire explores the multitude of ways mentoring occurs in our lives: through serendipitous contacts with friends, family, children, elders, artists, community peacemakers - even chance encounters with strangers. Using inspiring examples of several remarkable women who touched her own life. Wiltshire shows that mentors often are not recognized as such at first, and, in some cases, not until many years after their contributions are made. This book demonstrates how women can adapt to circumstances and fate in pursuing their intellectual and spiritual development.
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9780664221010
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1998-10-01

Awake in the Spirit: A Personal Handbook on Prayer

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In this practical book the author presents time-tested ways that Christian have cultivated a deep inner relationship with God, including praying with the Scriptures, Centering Prayer, the use of the Rosary, the Stations of the Cross, and the Prayer of the Hours.
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9780824511678
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1992-05-01

Awakened Heart: Opening Yourself to the Love You Need

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"Integrating the wisdom of ancient mystics and the insights of contemporary thinkers, May examines the spiritual longings that are often hidden and controlled by society's pressures and expectations."-- "Publishers Weekly"
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9780060654733
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1993-04-09
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Becoming Human

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Acclaimed as a man who inspires the world, (Maclean's) and a nation builder (Globe and Mail), Jean Vanier has made a difference in the lives of countless people. In this provocative book, Vanier shares his profoundly human vision for creating a common good that radically changes our communities, our relationships, and ourselves. He proposes that by opening ourselves to outsiders, those we perceive as weak, different, or inferior, we can achieve true personal and societal freedom. Becoming Human is not only a book of extraordinary ideas, but a revolutionary call to action. The 10th anniversary edition includea a new Introduction by the author.
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9780809145874
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2008-09-01
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Bede and the Psalter

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0928301598

Being Disciples: Essentials of the Christian Life

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Basic instruction in Christian discipleship from one of the world s greatest living theologians

Discipleship, says Rowan Williams in this companion to his best-selling Being Christian, is a state of being. Discipleship is about how we live; not just the decisions we make, not just the things we believe, but a state of being.

Having covered baptism, Bible, Eucharist, and prayer in Being Christian, Williams turns his attention in this book to what is required for us to continue following Jesus and growing in faith. The book has six succinct chapters:
  1. Being Disciples
  2. Faith, Hope, and Love
  3. Forgiveness
  4. Holiness
  5. Faith in Society
  6. Life in the Spirit

In his typically gentle, inviting, pastoral writing style, Williams offers biblically grounded wisdom for Christians at all stages of their journeys as disciples of Jesus.
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9780802874320
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2016-09-16

Being God's Partner: How to Find the Hidden Link between Spirituality and Your Work

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Exploding our assumptions that work and spirituality are irreconcilable, Salkin explores how spirituality can enhance our 9-to-5 lives. Thought-provoking, practical, and exhilarating, Being God's Partner goes beyond just talking about the subject to give you specific actions to take-right now-to find greater meaning in your work, and see yourself continuing God's work in the world.
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9781879045651
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1997-02-28

Believing Again

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In Believing Again Roger Lundin brilliantly explores the cultural consequences of the rather sudden nineteenth-century emergence of unbelief as a widespread social and intellectual option in the English-speaking world. / Lundin's narrative focuses on key poets and novelists from the past two centuries Dostoevsky, Dickinson, Melville, Auden, and more showing how they portray the modern mind and heart balancing between belief and unbelief. Lundin engages these literary luminaries through chapters on a series of vital subjects, from history and interpretation to beauty and memory. Such theologians as Barth and Balthasar also enter the fray, facing the challenge of modern unbelief with a creative brilliance that has gone largely unnoticed outside the world of faith. Lundin's Believing Again is a beautifully written, erudite examination of the drama and dynamics of belief in the modern world. In Believing Again Roger Lundin brilliantly explores the cultural consequences of the rather sudden nineteenth-century emergence of unbelief as a widespread social and intellectual option in the English-speaking world.
Lundin s narrative focuses on key poets and novelists from the past two centuries Dostoevsky, Dickinson, Melville, Auden, and more showing how they portray the modern mind in tension between faith and doubt. Lundin engages these literary luminaries through chapters on a series of vital subjects, from history and interpretation to beauty and memory. Such theologians as Barth and Balthasar also enter the discussion, facing the challenge of modern unbelief with a creative brilliance that has gone largely unnoticed outside the world of faith. Lundin s Believing Again is a beautifully written, erudite examination of the drama and dynamics of belief in the modern world."
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9780802830777
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2009-01-31

Biography of Jesus: 32 Simple Lessons from His Life

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Study the life events, teachings, and claims of Jesus for yourself.

Don’t rely on what others have said about Jesus. Here is the narrative of Jesus’ life in a brief, chronological, and easy-to-understand presentation. Bible scholars say that we have only about 45 days from the life of Jesus as told in the Bible’s four gospels. Tom Cowley has selected the 32 most representative events.

“Tom opens up the basics of Christian theology with original insight that offers much wisdom.”

                        —Leonard Sweet, author of Jesus Drives Me Crazy and many other books

“As a pastor, my job is to present Jesus as savior to non-Christians and to stimulate Christians to ‘    grow up’ in Christ. This excellent book helps me in both.”

                        —Kent Philpott, pastor, Miller Avenue Church, Mill Valley, CA

“I recommend travelers to Israel use A Biography of Jesus. It provides a geographic outline and reference for events in his life and ministry.”

                        —Rosemary Schindler, tourism ambassador, World Express Travel

“The organization of the material in a systematic fashion to aid memory is genius.”

                        —Mark Earley, President and CEO, Prison Fellowship

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9781612611457
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2012-05-01
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BIRTH OF A CHURCH

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In 1964, Fr. Nangle, a young Franciscan priest from the U.S., was assigned to found a new parish in a middle-class neighbourhood in Lima, Peru. This book tells the inspiring story of his journey with that parish - eleven years that saw the impact of Vatican II and Medellin - and what happened when they made an "option for the poor." Unlike most accounts of liberation theology, set among the poor and marginalized, this story highlights the impact of renewal on a middle-class parish. Ultimately it is a story about new life and conversion; it is an image of a church reborn.
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9781570755606
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2004-09-01
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Blowing the Lid Off the God-Box: Opening Up to a Limitless Faith

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What's in your God-box? Each of us, says author Anne Robertson, builds our own way of understanding God-our "God-box"-- and fills it up with bits of scripture, wisdom, and our experiences of God at work in our lives. It's a perfectly good way to puzzle out what God means to us. Encountering God through our human limitations, we learn something about the meaning of Incarnation. But to say that our experience of God is the only valid one is to put a lid on the box and create an idol. This book is about examining our God-boxes and bursting them wide open. Blowing the Lid Off the God-Box starts with the ministry of Jesus - who blew the lid off everyone's God-box by constantly challenging his followers with the unexpected. Subsequent chapters examine the God-boxes we create with scripture, worship, and political and social agendas. In a world marked by extremism on both the right and left, the author calls readers to spiritual balance as they learn to integrate others' experiences of God, rather than insisting on their own.
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9780819221780
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2005-03-31
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Book of Family Prayer

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The Book of Family Prayer is a wonderful resource in bringing the life of prayer into the daily junctures of family experience. - Richard J. Foster author of The Celebration of Discipline
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9781565632493
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1996-05-01
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Book of Hours

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Written in the tradition of the exquisite prayer books of the medieval period, this modern book of hours offers you a unique devotional experience with beautiful poems for meditation on Christ and the Christian life.
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9780802849076
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2001-08-01
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