Tag Archives: Gilead

Prodigal Grace for a Dying Pastor

John Ames struggles to reconcile the true gravity of human sin with the free grace of God's forgiveness.

Dying with a Quiet Heart

With death approaching, the protagonist reminisces about the past, which he describes honestly and poignantly without lapsing into undue sentimentality.

The Challenges Every Pastor Faces

One of Marilynne Robinson's extraordinary accomplishments in Gilead is to establish, as a woman, a plausible narrative voice for a man and, as a layperson, a pastor.

Positive Portrayal of the Pastorate

Ames is an admirable man, whose ministry upholds many of the highest ideals of gospel ministry.

Getting the Gist of Gilead

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novel Gilead, by Marilynne Robinson, is a richly textured exploration of family life and pastoral ministry in small town America.

Gilead: A Novel View of Pastoral Ministry

Marilynne Robinson's multi-dimensional portrait of this honorable minister enables us to see him as he is.