The Holy Or The Broken

Author: Alan Light
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451657854
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A Rolling Stone and Spin editor presents a history of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" that cites its play in a diverse range of movies and television shows as well as its selection as a tribute song, noting its coverage by hundreds of artists while offering insight into its rise from early obscurity. 25,000 first printing.

A Broken Hallelujah Rock And Roll Redemption And The Life Of Leonard Cohen

Author: Liel Leibovitz
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393244202
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Brings to life a passionate poet-turned-musician and what compels him and his work. Why is it that Leonard Cohen receives the sort of reverence we reserve for a precious few living artists? Why are his songs, three or four decades after their original release, suddenly gracing the charts, blockbuster movie sound tracks, and television singing competitions? And why is it that while most of his contemporaries are either long dead or engaged in uninspired nostalgia tours, Cohen is at the peak of his powers and popularity? These are the questions at the heart of A Broken Hallelujah, a meditation on the singer, his music, and the ideas and beliefs at its core. Granted extraordinary access to Cohen’s personal papers, Liel Leibovitz examines the intricacies of the man whose performing career began with a crippling bout of stage fright, yet who, only a few years later, tamed a rowdy crowd on the Isle of Wight, preventing further violence; the artist who had gone from a successful world tour and a movie star girlfriend to a long residency in a remote Zen retreat; and the rare spiritual seeker for whom the principles of traditional Judaism, the tenets of Zen Buddhism, and the iconography of Christianity all align. The portrait that emerges is that of an artist attuned to notions of justice, lust, longing, loneliness, and redemption, and possessing the sort of voice and vision commonly reserved only for the prophets. More than just an account of Cohen’s life, A Broken Hallelujah is an intimate look at the artist that is as emotionally astute as it is philosophically observant. Delving into the sources and meaning of Cohen’s work, Leibovitz beautifully illuminates what Cohen is telling us and why we listen so intensely.


Author: Wendy Johansson
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1449792456
Size: 54.96 MB
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Follow the journey of Wendy and her family when her father was diagnosed with prostate cancer. Find out how God walked with her through the myriad of experiences she faced at the most difficult time of her life. Hallelujah, gives us a new way to embrace illness, death, and grief and be 'led by the spirit'.


Author: Ella Thorp Ellis
Publisher: Atheneum Books
ISBN: 9780689305368
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A girl and her stepbrother are transported to the planet Hallelujah for a study of possible links between Earthlings and Halleluians.

Hallelujah Alabama

Author: Robert Ely
Publisher: Mbf Press
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Meet Richard Steick, PhD, Esquire, professor of literature and attorney-at-law in Hallelujah, Alabama, a good man who wants to do good despite feeling a bit unsteady in his own moral universe. When he discovers that a wealthy corporation has made billions over the decades off mineral rights rightfully belonging to the descendants of a group of ex-slavesone of whom is his own former client Ninety McWilliamsthe gentlemanly barrister takes tooled leather briefcase in hand and mounts the judicial ramparts. His plan will have the side benefit of stopping a scheme to store nuclear waste in a remote Alabama county. Steicks manuevering brings him into an unusual alliance with a powerful black legislator and up against moralizing Governor Sid Scroulous and assorted state bureaucrats. Along the way, he discovers the true meaning of love and happiness. Hallelujah, Alabama! is a wickedly funny and wise satire of contemporary Southern politics and culture.

Hallelujah Anyway

Author: Anne Lamott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0735213593
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From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow and Stitches comes a powerful exploration of mercy, its limitless (if sometimes hidden) presence, why we ignore it, and how we can embrace it. "Mercy is radical kindness," Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book, Hallelujah Anyway. It's the permission you give others—and yourself—to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult. In Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life. We should begin, she suggests, by "facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves." It's up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhere—"within us and outside us, all around us"—and to use it to forge a deeper understanding of ourselves and more honest connections with each other. While that can be difficult to do, Lamott argues that it's crucial, as "kindness towards others, beginning with myself, buys us a shot at a warm and generous heart, the greatest prize of all." Full of Lamott’s trademark honesty, humor and forthrightness, Hallelujah Anyway is profound and caring, funny and wise—a hopeful book of hands-on spirituality. From the Hardcover edition.


Author: Lindsey Stirling
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
ISBN: 1540014339
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(Violin). Lindsey Stirling's version of the modern classic song "Hallelujah" composed by Leonard Cohen is arranged here for violin and piano.