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10 must-read books recommended by co-authors Terryl and Fiona Givens

Published: Thursday, Nov. 15 2012 6:19 a.m. MST

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Traherne (1636-1674) received a master's degree in arts and divinity from Brasenose College, Oxford. He worked as a parish priest and wrote a handful of books.

For more than 200 years, Traherne's "Centuries of Meditations" was undiscovered and unpublished. The manuscript passed through many hands before finally being compiled into a book by bookseller and scholar Bertram Dobell (1842-1914) in 1908. "Centuries" is a collection of poems written to express the rapture of life lived in accordance with God.

Terryl Givens: "Some works reveal more about the Christly qualities of their authors than information about his subject. Traherne is the author with whom I would most like to break bread."
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