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  • Paperback Edition
    • 978-1-03-910927-8
    • 5.0 x 8.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 132 pages
  • Hardcover Edition
    • 978-1-03-910928-5
    • 5.0 x 8.0 inches
    • Black & White interior
    • 132 pages
  • Keywords
    • Short stories,
    • Canadian short stories,
    • Good versus evil,
    • Darkness and light,
    • Human condition,
    • Search for meaning,
    • Suffering and grace

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The Burden of Light
by Michael Buhler

In an age when religion and spirituality have moved to the periphery of Western culture, The Burden of Light reveals characters who find themselves confronted by grace and a transcendent, eternal presence that is the backdrop to their lives. Characters in this collection of eight short stories include a young man who spends three years alone in the wilds of Northern Ontario, wrestling with divine presence; a homeless teenager whose soul is drawn to divine beauty despite her drug addiction; a wealthy woman who feels the presence of grace stirring her soul, but turns back to a confined existence she trusts; and two children who encounter the mystery of evil.

Michael Buhler has been a chaplain in the Roman Catholic school system for twenty-three years. He has a BA in history and religious studies and a master’s degree in religion and culture. Buhler has won literary contests through the Timmins Daily Press for his short stories, and has written two award-winning plays for the National Theatre School Drama Festival. He is an essayist with Buhler lives in Northern Ontario, Canada.


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