The Sound

Our first book "Der Klang. Vom unerhörten Sinn des Lebens" (Koesel Verlag Munich 2010) will be published in English by Eerdmans Publishing (Michigan, USA) in April 2020. Also available in Korean and Bulgarian.

"A declaration of love to creation and to life itself..." Bayerischer Rundfunk (Bavarian broadcast).

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368 Pages

The Sound of Life’s Unspeakable Beauty

Author Martin Schleske
Foreword by Makoto Fujimura
with photographs by Donata Wenders
Translated by Janet Gesme

HARDCOVER; Coming Soon: 4/14/2020 ISBN: 978-0-8028-7614-0 Price: $ 24.99 Trim Size, in inches: 5.50 x 8.50 

Table of Contents

Translator’s Note

Preface: Creating Metaphors for Life

1. The Singing Tree: The Heart’s Search

2. The Tree’s Wisdom: The Beginning of Spiritual Strength

3. The Design: The Harmony of Opposites

4. Tone Colors: Beauty’s Vulnerability

5. The Arching and the Wood’s Grain: Belief as Reverence and Mercy

6. To Be an Instrument: The Beauty of our Calling

7. The Closed Sound: Belief in a Loving and Therefore Suffering God

8. Reworking the Violin: The Pain and Crisis of Faith

9. The Sculpture (I): The Meaning of Doubt

10. The Charisma of the Stradivarius: The Meaning of Grace

11. The Secret of the Violin’s Varnish: Reconciliation in the Diversity of Community

12. The Inner Fire: Living by the Holy Spirit

13. The Concert: From “Me” to “You”

14. The Sculpture (II): The Meaning of Beauty

Conclusion: A New Beginning

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