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THE TOUCHING TRUE STORY THAT WON THE HEARTS OF MILLIONS OF READERS AROUND THE WORLD! Anna was only four years old when Fynn found. Fynn Hallo Mister Gott, hier spricht Anna»Der Unnerschied von einen Mensch und einen Engel ist leicht. Das meiste von. Mister God, this is Anna. byFynn. Publication date For print-disabled users. Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.
This was a wonderful story that made me both laugh and think deeply. I can only say look beyond; look at Anna's love; look at the relationship between Anna and Fynn. 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. No notes for slide. Welcome back. I also don't think this is a book for people who think that math is just math and physics is just physics. I read this book as a teenager and continue to re-read it as an adult.
Submit Search. Successfully reported this slideshow. We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime. Upcoming SlideShare. 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.
I read it several times, stole my parents' copy when I went off to college and moved to Europe, and finally lost it at about age 30 when I lent it to someone who left the country without returning it.
I would have returned it, but she left no adress, and this was in the days before the Internet, where I live now. Fast forward to the 90s, and I came across a copy of Anna and the Black Knight and pounced on it. Read it, but found it less about Mr God and more about math and physics. It also made me wonder; the main characters in Fynn's books all seem to have a habit of dying at the end.
And the older, more cynical me wonders still: Was Anna a real person, or a device that Fynn used to float his ruminations on reality, mathematics, spirituality and so on? I know that in s London there were many street kids who basically floated through life--Fynn himself seems to have been one, after a fashion, as he was first a student and then a staff member of a "therapeutic community" according to Wikipedia and a website called "therealfynn.
If Anna was real, and she had lived, she would probably have been a math or science whizkid, and as that plus an idealist plus a woman, at that time in that place probably would have been a misfit and quite unhappy. Jun 12, Anna Katmore rated it it was amazing.
My father read this book to me when I was five. I read this book to my son when he was five. And not only the title, but also all the adventures that Anna and Fynn went on in this book. On a silent night, down by the docks, Fynn finds Anna. Or rather, she finds him. She ran from her alcoholic mother and a terrible father.
When Fynn offers her some sausages as she sits down beside hi My father read this book to me when I was five. Anna was only 4 when Fynn met her. He took her home to his mother who always had a heart for the poor, and without any discussion necessary, the little girl was adopted the very same minute.
As Anna grows a little older, Fynn teaches her things like science, biology, and some math. In return, she teaches him about God and the angels.
She has a very simple, very striking and unforgettable way of understanding God and the world. She asks tons of questions and at the same time answers many of them herself. Fynn described Anna like this: So far as Anna was concerned, one thing was absolutely certain. When you began to see what it was all about, how things worked, how things were put together, then you were beginning to understand what Mr. God was.
Anna died when she was 8. She fell from a tree. She died with a smile on her face. The book is for children and adults alike. A wonderful, touching, very emotional story about a girl that changed not only the life of the people she lived with, but also of the thousands who read about her.
In 27 Kapiteln werden verschiedene gedankliche Experimente und Erkenntnisse und - vor allem - wichtige Fragen in kleinen Episoden dargestellt. Unklar bleibt, ob das Buch Fiktion oder autobiographisch ist, eventuell ist es eine Mischung. Jan 02, BetteRose Ryan rated it it was amazing.
A book I loved, loved, loved when I first read it in the late 's. It is one of those books that stays with you for decades. The book allows us to meet Anna, a precocious child of four years. She has run away from home and makes a life with Fynn and his mum. During her short life, Anna develops a refined way of looking at almost everything around her and manages to teach twenty year old Fynn a thing or two about life.
From the moment Anna refused to tell anyone where her parents lived to the A book I loved, loved, loved when I first read it in the late 's. From the moment Anna refused to tell anyone where her parents lived to the moment of her death, Anna manages to control her environment and those around her, although her control is a loving, gentle control.
Anna treats Fynn with her special philosophy of church, God, sex, and numbers. The reader is taken along for this wonderful ride. My Take: This is a short book I want everyone to read, though there are some who will find it too simple to enjoy. I loved Anna and her many ideas.
One of my favorites is when Anna realized she knew the answer to a squillion the biggest number Anna could think of questions. Just when Fynn thinks he is going to set her right, she proves she is already right: How much is 4 take away 1? How much is 2 plus 1? How much is 5 take away 2? By now you must have figured out we could go on all day with this line of reasoning. Indeed, Anna taught Fynn that it is the questions that are truly important. Even beyond that, it is the circumstance of the question that is important.
Saying yes to the offer of a drink of water may be drastically different depending on if you are three days into the desert or just newly arrived at the restaurant. There are some who say this child could not have just come to live with this family, It did happen in the 's and having little children run the streets was not unheard of.
There are some who may say no child could ever do or think what Anna did but I am here to tell you, I personally know of at least one. And don't forget Mozart wrote music at this same age and played his sister's violin without being taught at this same age or younger.
I highly recommend this little treasure! Jun 10, Borum rated it it was amazing.
As I read this book I kept having this image of Anna as not a little girl of five, but a tiny version of Socrates deeply emerged in a Platonic dialogue or Jesus enlightening both his ignorant enemies and followers in one of his allegorical parables.
Although the prose is relatively simple and somewhat coarse in some parts of the book and Anna's explanations are rough and terse even to the point of being abtruse, it just goes to show you that not all beauty is created by skilled and stylish techn As I read this book I kept having this image of Anna as not a little girl of five, but a tiny version of Socrates deeply emerged in a Platonic dialogue or Jesus enlightening both his ignorant enemies and followers in one of his allegorical parables.
Although the prose is relatively simple and somewhat coarse in some parts of the book and Anna's explanations are rough and terse even to the point of being abtruse, it just goes to show you that not all beauty is created by skilled and stylish techniques of trained artists and not all truth lies in fanciful and coherent arguments.
Just as Jesus lied in the manger and Buddah among the ragged, sometimes the most beautiful poetry and the deepest, truest philosophy is 'in the middle' of a field of wildflowers, a child's indecipherable scribble or the silent smile of the common prostitute. In fact, this book eventually goes to demonstrate that when you're 'full' inside, you don't need to fret about what's outside or peripheral, you can concentrate on what's 'in the middle' and being 'what I am' and Mister God. This book, of course, is not for everyone.
I wouldn't recommend it to people who don't want to be turned 'inside out' and keep being confined inside the box they built around themselves. I also don't think this is a book for people who think that math is just math and physics is just physics. It is for those who vaguely suspect that 2 and 2 might not always be four and are on a lifetime search for not only answers but also for questions that landed somewhere and answers that all questions are headed for.
It is also for those who long for many others that sing in the same chord yet are often confounded by the different names of the chord. It is for those who wish to be step across the borders of knowledge and senses, but be liberated with imagination, wit and compassion. Out of the mouths of babes, indeed!
The tale of a truly remarkable little girl and the impact of her short life. Were this a work of fiction I would have found young Anna an unbelievable character. Beyond precocious, Anna is deep and preceptive. Her observations and revelations, particularly those involving her view on Mister God, blew me away. Many times I had trouble following her line of thought and had to work my own lil' noggin in order to grasp the meaning she was trying to convey.
To moder Out of the mouths of babes, indeed! To modern American sensibilities the relationship between this man and the child he discovers late one night are odd, to be sure. But, that was part of the book's charm. It forced me to set aside my preconceived notions about childcare and focus instead on the content of their relationship rather than the parameters. I will definitely be checking out Fynn's further musings about Anna. Mar 22, Suki rated it it was amazing.
This is one of two books that perfectly encapsulates my view of the world and life. Anna sees everything around her in terms of God, but not the frowning, disappointed God that so many small people use as a means of judging others. Anna's God is so big that he is practically beyond our perception of emotions, in the way that an ant cannot comprehend the vastness of the picnickers on the grass. Anna brings God down out of the subconsciously-assumed clouds of Heaven and places Him solidly in the r This is one of two books that perfectly encapsulates my view of the world and life.
Anna brings God down out of the subconsciously-assumed clouds of Heaven and places Him solidly in the reality of prostitutes, balloons, and music, to name just a few vessels. Her God is truly omniscient because he is truly omnipresent, seeing His creation from every possible angle. All this insight from an eight year old girl from London's East Side. Aug 07, Kathryn rated it really liked it Shelves: What an peculiar little book.
The publisher writes in the front that the story is true and the author uses the name Fynn so people will read what he has to say and not judge the man. Whether it's true or not I guess doesn't matter. This little girl's pure view of everything was a joy to read. I just got bogged down by how obscure many of the stories were. I wanted them written plainly and easy to follow and comprehend.
Shouldn't Mr. God be easy to understand when explained by a little girl? My l What an peculiar little book. My library went to great lengths to get this book for me and for that I am grateful. I am very glad I got the opportunity to experience this book, fact or fiction the reader can only decide.
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