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NEW LOCATION in SE Portland
(just East of i205 Between Holgate & Powell)
Delivery: Close in SE Portland
*Our physical location is permanently closed*
I'm happy to bring items out for you to see in person, before you commit to buying.
*Every day inventory is being added to this site; if there is something you need and do not see here, give a call, we may have it & We do special orders!*
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A wickedly witty satire, The Loser Letters chronicles the conversion of a young adult Christian to atheism. With modern humor rivaling that of the media lampooning Onion, found on college campuses all over America, A. F. Christian's open letters to the "spokesmen of the New Atheism" explain her reasons for rejecting God and the logical consequences of that choice. Along the way she offers pithy advice to famous atheists such as Richard Dawkins and Christopher Hitchens, in the hope of helping them win over more Christians.
"Of course we score big time with the young guys who aren't responsible for anything, and don't really care about anything besides spending most of their time in the basement playing video games and texting girls," A.F. Christian points out. But what about all those serious, thoughtful people who are Christian believers? If the New Atheism is to make real headway, she argues, its advocates must do more to persuade intelligent theists living meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Amid the many current books arguing for or against religion, social critic and writer Mary Eberstadt's The Loser Letters is truly unique: a black comedy about theism and atheism that is simultaneously a rollicking defense of Christianity.
Echoing C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters and Dante's Divine Comedy, Eberstadt takes aim at bestsellers like The God Delusion and God Is Not Great with the sexual libertinism their authors advocate. In her loveable and articulate tragic-comic heroine, A.F. Christian, Dawkins, Hitchens and the other "Brights" have met their match.
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The Duffy Family
Gifts of the Spirit
Gifts of the Spirit was founded in 1983 by Gladys and Mary Dieringer. When Natalie Duffy heard it was set to close, in September of 2018, she knew that our city couldn’t lose this little gem and has been operating it ever since, with her 6 little boys in tow. As of the March 2020 Covid shelter in order, she has been operating the shop remotely. In November 2020, we made the decision to permanently close the storefront, to accommodate digital learning in conjunction with meeting our customer’s needs.
We are happy to offer shipping and pick up options, as well as delivery to close in Portland, OR areas.We do special orders!
Although our physical storefront has closed, we offer contactless pickup and browsing from my covered porch in the SE Portland Vicinity not far from i205 and SE Powell Blvd.
Gifts of the Spirit pick -Up Vicinity Map
SE Powell & 99th, Portland, OR 97266
Monday — Friday
9 a.m. — 6 p.m.
9 a.m. — 5 p.m.