The Pebble and the Tower

Xulon Press
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Follow the pebble's pilgrimage during its adventurous travels from Labrador's North Atlantic shore to reach the elusive tower, which certainly holds the answer to every question it possesses! Despite the cynical Buhrstone's belief that all stones should stay where they are, the pebble refuses to accept that as truth. The pebble faces ridiculing judgment from its peers and despite its own inability to move independently, finds itself launched on its way! Follow the pebble as it experiences difficulties, sorrow, pain, danger, and a myriad of emotional highs and lows as it struggles to find the truth. This novel takes us on an allegorical journey through life, and will bring us all to our knees before a righteous and just Creator. This book is sure to help the reader find answers to many of life's questions, and the peace they desire, and the truth of God's Love shown through all creation. About The Author David J. Scott is an up and coming author dedicated to the advancement of the cause of Christ. He struggled through life, veered outside of God's will, and has stated that because of the dedication of his parents and their willingness to pray for him on a daily basis he has always turned back to God and rediscovered the path God has chosen for him. He is a committed Christian, husband, and father. In school, he majored in English, and when asked why he chose to write this book, he answered, "I want to help others see the value in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and to draw people to the saving grace of the cross and into a deeper relationship with God. Every experience we encounter, be it good, bad, even every day activities will mold and shape us and definitely influences our life choices."
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Xulon Press
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Published on
Jul 31, 2007
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Pages
284
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ISBN
9781602665880
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Christian / General
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At this stalled and disillusioned juncture in postcolonial history—when many anticolonial utopias have withered into a morass of exhaustion, corruption, and authoritarianism—David Scott argues the need to reconceptualize the past in order to reimagine a more usable future. He describes how, prior to independence, anticolonialists narrated the transition from colonialism to postcolonialism as romance—as a story of overcoming and vindication, of salvation and redemption. Scott contends that postcolonial scholarship assumes the same trajectory, and that this imposes conceptual limitations. He suggests that tragedy may be a more useful narrative frame than romance. In tragedy, the future does not appear as an uninterrupted movement forward, but instead as a slow and sometimes reversible series of ups and downs.

Scott explores the political and epistemological implications of how the past is conceived in relation to the present and future through a reconsideration of C. L. R. James’s masterpiece of anticolonial history, The Black Jacobins, first published in 1938. In that book, James told the story of Toussaint L’Ouverture and the making of the Haitian Revolution as one of romantic vindication. In the second edition, published in the United States in 1963, James inserted new material suggesting that that story might usefully be told as tragedy. Scott uses James’s recasting of The Black Jacobins to compare the relative yields of romance and tragedy. In an epilogue, he juxtaposes James’s thinking about tragedy, history, and revolution with Hannah Arendt’s in On Revolution. He contrasts their uses of tragedy as a means of situating the past in relation to the present in order to derive a politics for a possible future.

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