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Anna was four years old when Fynn, then only 16 himself, found her wandering round London's Docklands one foggy night in the s. Mister God, this is Anna by Fynn., , Ballantine Books edition, 1 edition of Mister God, this is Anna found in the catalog. Add another edition? next in line. Download ebook for print-disabled Download Protected DAISY. THE TOUCHING TRUE STORY THAT WON THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS OF READERS AROUND THE WORLD! Anna was only four years old when Fynn found.
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Published November 7th by Ballantine Books first published More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Mister God, This is Anna , please sign up. Orinoco Womble tidy bag and all Buy a copy, or find it at a library. See all 3 questions about Mister God, This is Anna…. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Rating details. Sort order. Five stars are not enough.
So I am going to take my "mirror book" and create an endlessly repeating circle of stars. Anna deserves no less. This is a spiritual and philosophical book, but it is not tied into religion. Every fibre of her being hums and sparks with life, feeling and imagination. What makes me sad about reading this again after almost 30 years is the realisation that I have become so full of holes.
This became obvious when the Five stars are not enough. This became obvious when the little nagging voice in my head insisted that the relationship between Fynn and Anna was odd. It's really not. Anna and Fynn loved each other.
They fully trusted and believed in each other. It's a sign of how jaded I've become that I doubted the purity of that feeling for even a moment.
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This book is like night-time: And that View 2 comments. Oct 01, Vivian rated it really liked it Shelves: As I began reading this I was prepared to dismiss it as a cheap attempt by "anonymous" to challenge the accepted philosophy and practices of Christianity. It begins with a teenage dock worker, Fynn, in pre-WWII London finding an abandoned four-year-old girl one night and taking her home to his mother.
Over the next several years the girl, whom they call Anna, fills his life with wonder and his mind with her ideas about "Mister God". How, I wondered, could this young man have the quantity of idle As I began reading this I was prepared to dismiss it as a cheap attempt by "anonymous" to challenge the accepted philosophy and practices of Christianity.
How, I wondered, could this young man have the quantity of idle time he appears to spend with this girl AND work AND study math and science AND read philosophy and classics to the extent he says he does. He has a microscope and a slide rule and he assembles a radio set. In short, he does not fit with the neighborhood he describes nor the person he professes to be.
I was sufficiently troubled about all this to execute some google searching. Searching the word "Fynn", I found: There are some thoughts in the book that did not resonate with me, but much that did. In fact, so much so that I began reading aloud full chapters to various members of my family and enjoying the passages even more with each reading.
Anna has the capacity to think out of the box, so to speak, because she has never been fettered with a box. Fynn is something of a child prodigy himself when it comes to all things mathematical. The combination of the two produces some amazing theories about metaphysics and Christianity. This is by no means a sentimental, trite, or simple story, as the title might suggest to today's reader. In fact, I intend to re-read parts of it and add reference notes in my copy of the book.
As a whole it is beyond amazing. It is astounding. Post script: This story is also an exploration about a revolutionary model of the education process. Ideally, all children would be more like Anna, and perhaps they are. In which case, providing MORE time for idle wanderings, tinkering, and engaging in the scientific process combined with discussion, questioning, postulating, framing solutions by the child and extensive reading of the classics and immersion in acquired areas of interest and expertise by teens and adults with the same eagerness as the child would result in a more invigorating and effective educational process.
Three cheers for Anna and Fynn!!!!! View all 4 comments. View 1 comment. May 06, Shubhangi rated it it was amazing Shelves: This book changed my entire world, my entire life. Its explanation and insight into what God is, is a completely different outlook onto a topic as old as humanity.
It has a refreshing way of describing things, but without the various pretenses that most authors seem to have. Honest writing is a really rare find nowadays but this book, despite convention, remains, even if untrue, honest. This book is so very, very beautiful.
It is simple and yet profound. It is a book that I have read, re-read and re-read again and again. And I never tire of it. Every time I read it I discover some new gem. My copy of the book makes it an art to read as it is beyond the 'falling apart' stage. The pages are no longer attached and yet for me that is just a sign of how loved the book is. Loved by my parents and then passed on and loved by me. I never met Anna, but I feel like I have, and I like her. I like her a lot! Badly neglected and abandoned by her parents, he took her home to be cared for by his own family.
She was little and she was young but her impact by far outsized her. Nobody who met Anna remained the same: As Fynn said of her, "this was no casual knowing; it required total application. Not some distant childhood vision of a god sitting on a throne up in the clouds, but in her wonderful matter of fact way she just really knew 'Mister God'.
And her insights were just incredible. And as you read you find yourself, along with Fynn, learning so much. Anna's mirror book, her understanding that you can do billions of sums when you start with the answer, the way she could see everyday objects in a way which reflected her understanding of 'Mister God' are just some of the amazing aspects of Anna. Each time I read it I feel like I come away having gleaned more than from any sermon, or from all my years at school.
On this reading one of the things that struck me was the understanding that God's greatest creative act was rest. He spent 6 days sorting out the muddle that was there in the first place and then to crown it all he created rest for us.
Then you can rest, so that's why rest is the very, very biggest miracle of all. Of course not. He's God! He created rest! Anna dies before she even reaches her eighth birthday and yet at the end of the book I put it down with a sense of feeling full, of wonder and of gratitude for the life she lived and the impact she made. Read it, and see what your eyes get opened to!
I read this book quite a while ago. It is engagingly written but it contains some very errant and very wishful thinking theology. The story centers around the relationship between a year old girl story takes place over 3 years and a year old boy who finds her on the street one night and brings her home to his mother. The girl lives with them over the next three years and the "action", in so far as it happens and not much of it does is basically just to give context for Fynn and Ann I read this book quite a while ago.
The girl lives with them over the next three years and the "action", in so far as it happens and not much of it does is basically just to give context for Fynn and Anna's conversations about life and the nature of God. Anna sees God as her mentor and personal teacher but the church and Scripture don't factor in. Anna teaches Fynn that God is in everyone and everyone is in God. As I mentioned, the book is fairly well written but the content is really just a hybrid form of pantheistic universalism.
The narrative plays on your emotions all the way along until the tear-jerking finish, with Anna dying in a tragic accident this is not a spoiler as the narrator makes you aware of this very near the beginning of the book. The book is often billed as a Christian book, but the true gospel is not presented in any way and much that runs directly contradictory to Scripture is, along with the emotional manipulation to sway you to believe it.
I could not recommend this book. Keine Bewertung, da die Geschichte anscheinend auf wahrer Begebenheit beruht. Ganz am Anfang steht: May 07, Charlotte rated it it was amazing. True story of a 4-year-old found on the streets of London in the 's by a year old blue collar worker with a passion for math and music and all things mechanical. The first edition included the tale of how the book's manuscript came into the hands of the publisher and of a meeting with "Fynn," the book's author; all subsequent editions have omitted it.
Anna had an intimate relationship with "Mister God," and searched for him in all things. Everything and everyone in creation was evidence for True story of a 4-year-old found on the streets of London in the 's by a year old blue collar worker with a passion for math and music and all things mechanical.
Everything and everyone in creation was evidence for Anna that God existed, that he was a gentleman, and that he loved people in ways they could not possible comprehend. She prayed for the gift of asking "real questions" and to avoid those which led nowhere. Theology has been a lifelong passion for me; Anna is my favorite theologian.
Her ideas resonate with the child inside me - her fearless trust, her refusal to accept adult explanations based on fear, her spirit afire with love of God. I have probably given away 25 or more copies of this book; people are often daunted by the explanations in the language of math and mechanics.
I can only say look beyond; look at Anna's love; look at the relationship between Anna and Fynn. Smile at their willingness to turn the world upside down and see God everywhere.
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Sie stirbt also sehr jung. Toll beschrieben und mit einer wunderbaren Anekdote, die zum Buch passt. Sie ist mit Mister Gott sehr verbunden und sieht in allem etwas Wunderbares.
Sie entdeckt die Welt mit Kinderaugen, aber eben auch mit Augen, die viel tiefer als diese blicken. Sie sieht mehr, als jeder andere sieht und vielleicht auch mehr als man selbst je gesehen hat. Von der kleinen Anna kann jeder noch etwas lernen und auch, wenn man mit Gott und dem Christentum so gar nichts am Hut hat, wie ich beinah, dann kann man dieses Buch trotzdem lieben!
Ein Buch, das man verschenken sollte, selbst lesen und stark verinnerlichen sollte. Bitte lest es!! Und das sagt jemand, der damit nicht viel zu tun hat. Wagt euch. Es lohnt sich. Fynn und Anna haben wirklich gelebt. Michael McCamish. The book recounts the friendship formed between the author and narrator Fynn who is in his late teens or early 20s in the narrative and a foundling named Anna in London's East End, in the s. Anna, reminiscent of a character from Dickens, is a little girl who lives on the streets until she is taken in by the narrator.
She has a unique perspective on life, a mystical spirituality, and a boundless curiosity that she shares with the author and the reader on every page.
She occasionally at lea The book recounts the friendship formed between the author and narrator Fynn who is in his late teens or early 20s in the narrative and a foundling named Anna in London's East End, in the s. She occasionally at least once per chapter lets loose with a metaphor or pronouncement that is as deep as they come, but it is hard to imagine a real five-year old spouting these profundities with such regularity. Was she a real kid or just a figment of the author's imagination?
I have no idea, but I do know that her death in the final chapter this isn't a spoilerFynn tells us about her death in the first few pages felt real enough. I loved the characters of Fynn and Anna, yet I have mixed feelings about the book itself. It was given to me as a gift by a good friend, who in turn had it recommended to him. Both recommendations came with the suggestion that the book had substantially shifted their perspectives.
Yet in reading the book, I could never shake my suspicion that the author was just using sentimental tricks to make the book seem profounder than it really was. It felt like the same kind of emotional manipulation that I associate with the movie Forrest Gump. Put it this way: Luckily, the book is an easy read and is readily available in almost every thrift store in the country, so you can read it for yourself and see what you think.
Sep 28, Pasha rated it did not like it Shelves: Too religious for my callous soul. Mister God, This is Anna is a book a bout a man who finds a little girl wandering the streets, and he takes her home. This always tickles me, because: Granted it does sort of explain itself out of that hole, and the book is set in the s so it is forgivable, but still, it makes me giggle.
Then again, if you pulled that kind of thing today, would anyone notice? I think it's probably less likely than we expect. Anyway, the book is ok, I suppose. I don't think you need to be a believ Mister God, This is Anna is a book a bout a man who finds a little girl wandering the streets, and he takes her home.
I don't think you need to be a believer in God to enjoy it, you simply need to be respectful of religion, I suppose. Anna is a precocious little thing who spends her days puzzling the narrator, Fynn, with intense questions and poignant observations about the world around her. It does get a bit blahblahblah in the middle, but all-in-all it is quite a sweet story.
View all 5 comments. More of a 4. I loooved the relationship between fynn and Anna, it was just so lovely to see how this little girl affected him. It definitely makes you think and I recommend this to everyone, even if you're not religious. View all 3 comments. Oct 03, Svetla Angelova rated it it was amazing.
Feb 02, Orinoco Womble tidy bag and all rated it it was amazing Shelves: I remember when the American paperback edition of this book came out in the s and all of the adults in my parents' immediate circle jumped on it. I must have been about 13 when I got my hands on it and read it and loved it. Unlike Fynn and Anna, I've never understood math, partly thanks to being forced into "the new math" at age 8 and missing three vital years of basic arithmetic, and then transferring to a school that had never taught the new math, realising kids my age needed the old one m I remember when the American paperback edition of this book came out in the s and all of the adults in my parents' immediate circle jumped on it.
Unlike Fynn and Anna, I've never understood math, partly thanks to being forced into "the new math" at age 8 and missing three vital years of basic arithmetic, and then transferring to a school that had never taught the new math, realising kids my age needed the old one more. I never had a slide rule and the people around me don't even know what it is these days or a piano or even an oscilliscope, but their adventures sure sounded like fun.
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