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    Nu suntem noi în ţara în care fiecare îşi vede de treaba lui?! Ba da, suntem, dar am vrea să nu mai fim. De aceea ferice de noi dacă în seara aceasta suntem aici pentru alţii nu pentru noi înşine, pentru problemele şi grijile noastre. Suntem adunaţi acum în biserica pentru a ne ruga pentru cineva bolnav.

    Suntem aici poate pentru a face o bucurie soţului sau soţiei. Suntem aici din prietenie faţă de alţii. Suntem aici pentru cineva drag. Suntem aici pentru că vrem ca cineva să simtă că ţinem la el. Suntem aici, sunt aici pentru că… şi fiecare poate adăuga motivaţia sa, însă e important şi ar fi bine ca prezenţa noastră aici să ne smulgă din orice egoism şi să fim dispuşi asemenea sfântului Anton să trăim pentru alţii. Iar sfântul Anton a învăţat aceasta de la Cristos, a învăţat din citirea, meditarea şi trăirea evangheliei.

    Aceasta aş vrea să fie învăţătura pe care să o păstrăm de la prezenţa noastră aici, la hramul bisericii sfântul Anton din Iaşi: sfinţii — şi în mod deosebit sfântul Anton — au fost oameni care au trăit pentru alţii. La acest lucru — la o viaţă trăită pentru alţii — ne îndeamnă şi cuvântul lui Dumnezeu care a fost proclamat puţin mai devreme.

    Ascultaţi cât de bine i se potrivesc aceste cuvinte sfântului Anton:. Lui, sfântului Anton, i se potrivesc atât de bine. Dar nouă?! Când am mângâiat ultima dată pe cineva întristat? Când am adus ultima dată alinare unui om care plânge? Când am smuls pe cineva din ghearele disperării? Când am trăit şi cum am trăit pentru ceilalţi? Mai mult decât atât, avem apoi în lectura a doua însuşi exemplul Duhului Sfânt care, notează sfântul Paul, vine în ajutorul slăbiciunii oamenilor.

    Duhul Sfânt intervine pentru noi cu suspine negrăite. Duhul Sfânt intervine pentru credincioşi. Astfel, avem astăzi nu doar modelul sfinţilor, ci însuşi modelul lui Dumnezeu care intervine pentru ceilalţi. Întreaga sfântă Treime ne dă exemplu şi ne invită la o viaţă trăită pentru ceilalţi. Dar poate cel mai bine se vede acest lucru în întruparea lui Cristos, în viaţa sa şi apoi, în mod deosebit, în suferinţa şi moartea sa pe cruce pentru păcatele noastre.

    El a murit pentru ceilalţi, nu pentru sine. El, Domnul, a murit pentru noi. De asemenea, în sfânta Evanghelie am ascultat cum îi trimite pe ucenici să predice celorlalţi apropierea Împărăţiei lui Dumnezeu. Ceea ce i-a învăţat pe apostoli, Cristos ne învaţă şi pe noi, ne cere şi nouă:. Dar nu luaţi cu voi nici bani, nici sandale, nici desagă. Altfel spus, nu vă gândiţi la voi, nu vă îngrijoraţi pentru voi pentru că Dumnezeu îndreaptă toate spre binele celor care îl iubesc pe el.

    Eu vă trimit pentru ceilalţi. Fiţi la dispoziţia celorlalţi, plini de generozitate şi eu, Domnul, voi avea grijă de voi. Voi aveţi grijă de ceilalţi. Iată cum stau lucrurile: Dumnezeu este pentru noi, Duhul Sfânt intervine pentru noi, Isus Cristos a trăit, a pătimit, a murit şi a înviat pentru noi, profeţii şi sfinţii au trăit pentru noi, pentru ceilalţi, nu pentru ei înşişi.

    Sfântul Anton este unul dintre cei care şi-au exprimat mereu dorinţa de a merge misionar şi de a trăi pentru ceilalţi, de a le predica evanghelia, de a le reda speranţa. Toţi aceştia au trăit pentru ceilalţi. Dar noi, noi pentru cine trăim? Care este scopul vieţii noastre? Pentru cine ne rugăm în această seară? Pentru ce? Să ne gândim la posibila întrebare a jurnalistului şi să ne răspundem sincer: de ce am venit aici? Suntem prea egoişti şi nu avem nimic în comun cu sfântul Anton dacă singurul motiv suntem noi, propria persoană, binele personal.

    Trebuie să fim obiectivi şi să recunoaştem că dacă unul dintr-o sută de oameni, ba chiar dintr-o mie, ar fi ca sfântul Anton, nu în a face minuni — că aceasta e mai greu -, ci doar în a trăi pentru ceilalţi, ţara noastră, comunitatea noastră ar arăta altfel. Total altfel! Pe drept cuvânt putem spune că suntem săraci, dar nu pentru că avem lipsuri şi nu ne ajung banii, ci suntem săraci pentru că nu ştim să împărţim ceea ce avem, pentru că suntem egoişti şi ne temem mereu de ziua de mâine, pe care poate unii nici măcar nu o să o mai ajungem!

    Uităm mereu că Dumnezeu îndreaptă toate spre binele celor care se tem de el. Pe drept cuvânt se spune că suferim, dar nu întotdeauna pentru că suntem bolnavi, ci mult mai mult pentru că vedem pe un altul căruia îi merge un pic mai bine şi ne cuprinde invidia: cum adică să nu moară şi capra vecinului?!?!

    Ba să moară. Sau şi mai bine: să moară vecinul ca să-i iau eu capra. Pe drept cuvânt se spune că totul merge prost, dar nu pentru că suntem proşti, ci pentru că suntem egoişti şi căutăm numai să avem pentru noi şi să băgăm cât mai mult în buzunarele noastre şi nu ne pasă de ceilalţi că le merge şi mai prost, că trăiesc în lipsuri, că se sting murind de foame.

    Nu ne pasă. Nu ne interesează. Toate acestea nu au nimic în comun cu evanghelia sau cu sfântul Anton. Un om care a trăit acum de ani ne invită astăzi să înţelegem Evanghelia, să-l înţelegem pe Cristos şi să învăţăm că adevărata viaţă şi adevărata bucurie vine din a trăi pentru ceilalţi, a te jertfi pentru ei.

    Iar aceasta nu se învaţă de la televizor, nici de la calculator, nici nu există vreo aplicaţie pentru smartphone-uri pe care să o instalezi şi gata. Aceasta se învaţă din Evanghelie, se învaţă de la Cristos. Aceasta nu doar pentru că era foarte erudit şi ştia, după cum spun unii dintre biografii săi, toată Scriptura pe de rost.

    El este arca Testamentului pentru că păstra cuvântul Domnului în inima sa, îl trăia și apoi îl oferea celorlalţi. Neobosit în a predica, în a spovedi, în a celebra, în a-i asculta pe ceilalţi, în a-i ajuta pe ceilalţi.

    Dar neobosit şi în a-i învăţa pe ceilalţi teologie. Acest ultim aspect nu este lipsit de importanţă: i-a învăţat pe ceilalţi teologie. De aceea în anul a fost declarat doctor al Bisericii, învăţător al Bisericii. Toţi biografii săi notează acest aspect: este primul din ordinul său care le-a predat fraţilor teologia. Spun aceasta pentru că el a îmbinat în mod exemplar simplitatea şi umilinţa franciscană cu erudiţia augustiniană.

    Prea puţin se vorbeşte despre el că a fost călugăr Augustinian. A ajuns preot în cadrul comunităţii augustiniene.

    Apoi a devenit franciscan. Modul de viaţă, felul în care a combinat erudiţia cu simplitatea, ne obligă pe noi, cinstitorii săi, să depăşim faza pietăţii simple şi neargumentate.

    Astăzi nu mai impresionezi pe nimeni cu mâinile împreunate, dacă nu ştii şi să spui sau să arăţi de ce le ţii împreunate, sau de ce îngenunchezi sau de ce te rogi etc. Astăzi, nu de dragul sau de teama televiziunilor, ci din dragoste faţă de aproapele şi spre ajutorul lui, avem nevoie să ne întărim credinţa prin studiu. Şi avem şi multe posibilităţi. În mod deosebit studiul, citirea şi meditarea sfintei Scripturi. Schimbarea mentalităţii, atât de necesare nouă ca popor, poate avea un bun punct de plecare de aici: de la citirea, meditarea şi trăirea sfintei Scripturi.

    Şi trebuie să ne schimbăm mentalitatea. Trebuie să ieşim din egoism şi să învăţăm să trăim pentru alţii. Şi am şi o pildă în acest sens. Cu puţin timp în urmă, câţiva preoţi din România, aflaţi într-o călătorie, au fost invitaţi la cină la o familie, dintr-un sat de munte din Spania.

    La sfârşitul mesei gazdele i-au întrebat dacă vor şi o cafea. Au spus că da, le-ar prinde bine o cafea. Iar cel care-i întrebase le-a spus că se duce acum la barul vecinului că să cumpere. Preoţii s-au simţit un pic stingheri şi au spus că nu e necesar să se deranjeze. Ei credeau că o face el acolo, în casă.

    Să nu se mai deranjeze. E bine şi fără. Eu am serviciu în oraş. La fel şi soţia. Însă el are doar acest bar pe care îl ţine din ceea ce ne vinde nouă, vecinilor săi. Aşa că noi mereu cumpărăm de la el, ca să-i meargă afacerea bine, pentru el şi pentru familia lui!

    De multe ori am impresia că la noi e invers: ce mă interesează pe mine binele vecinului?! Cum ne vom schimba mentalitatea?

    Când vom reuşi şi noi să mergem şi să ne preocupăm de binele vecinului, nu de băgarea lui în faliment, în puşcărie sau alte rele?! Suntem în faţa sfântului Anton, un om care l-a luat pe Dumnezeu în serios, un om care a făcut din evanghelie viaţa sa, un om care a trăit pentru alţii. Iau fost suficienţi 36 de ani pentru a nu mai fi uitat niciodată. Nouă cât ne mai trebuie pentru a deveni oameni, creştini, sfinţi?! Oameni care să trăiască pentru ceilalţi, oameni care să-şi schimbe mentalitatea, oameni care la sfârşitul acestei Liturghii, dar şi în orice altă clipă a vieţii să poată spună: eu am venit aici, eu sunt aici pentru ceilalţi, pentru altul?!

    Poate că la ieşirea din biserică nu ne întreabă nimeni, nimic. Însă e bine să ştim nu pentru ei, ci pentru noi de ce am venit aici, de ce venim la biserică: vrem să învăţăm ceva din vieţile sfinţilor, din viaţa sfântului Anton. Vrem să trecem şi noi la trăirea evangheliei şi la schimbarea mentalităţii. Vrem să ştim şi să înţelegem că am fost creaţi pentru alţii, nu pentru noi înşine! Iubirea lui Dumnezeu deja se vede aici, în biserică, în rugăciune.

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    Iubit de împrumut grace capra

    Iubire de catifea. Whitney, dragostea mea. Regatul viselor. Dragoste otravita. Infruntind focul. În căutarea unui soţ Noutate. Fii a mea, Lady Lucinda. Femeia dorita. Inner Harbor. Prințul visurilor. Sedusă şi îndrăgostită. Mobil: Autentificați-vă Nu aveți cont? Medicina Vibrationala - Editia a treia. And it was totally contra to her so-called good-girl persona. Could she not find any real friends? Even after growing up and living apart from Darcy for several years during college?

    Far from being a modern heroine, I found Rachel weak, immoral, flat, and lifeless; totally not a person to root for. View all 8 comments. Aug 15, Bonnie rated it it was amazing · review of another edition Recommends it for: all my gal pals. I loved this book and have passed it on to other friends! Thanks to Kristi for turning me on to this author. This is one of the best chick-lit books ever.

    The follow-up "Something Blue" was almost as good. The story focuses on two lifelong best friends, Rachel and Darcy. The first installment is told from Rachel's perspective; the second book is told from Darcy's perspective.

    Very clever. Rachel is the single, plain, thirtysomething, always a responsible good girl attorney. Something I can totall I loved this book and have passed it on to other friends! Something I can totally relate to except for the lawyer part! Darcy is the exact opposite - she is the outgoing, popular, pretty girl who is engaged to Dex. As the story unfolds, we learn that Rachel has known Dex since law school and has been in love with him for quite some time.

    And as luck would have it, Dex confesses his feelings for Rachel even though he is engaged to Darcy. Normally one might frown on such an affair, but Rachel's character is one that most of us can relate to and I for one was sympathetic. Rachel does suffer some immense feelings of guilt, but also learns a lot about herself, her history, and her friendship with Darcy. View all 3 comments. Oct 05, Mir rated it did not like it · review of another edition Recommends it for: bad friends.

    Oh, so this is how it sounds inside the heads of people who can rationalize anything. View all 16 comments. Dec 24, Winna rated it really liked it · review of another edition Shelves: chicklits. I read this book in two sittings. I know it is a little controversial: some people adore Rachel for 'stealing' her best friend Darcy's fiance. And some others think it is just immoral. Here goes my opinion. Rachel, who is a passive thirty years old woman, has lived in Darcy's shadow all her life.

    Darcy stole her first love Ethan who now becomes Rach's best friend , her Notre Dame acceptance, her pride and even Rachel's own mother's sympathy. Darcy is not that evil, actually, she is self centered I read this book in two sittings. Darcy is not that evil, actually, she is self centered. Sometimes I really like Darcy for being so perfect.

    Sometimes I hate her for being so annoying. The truth is, all characters are flawed and personally, not likeable. However, they are all original and real, that's why I give 4 stars for this book.

    Then there is this perfect but not so perfect then Dex Thaler. Dex is the handsome, patient, smart guy who is all perfect for Rachel.

    Only he never decides whether he wants Rachel or Darcy until the very end. Rachel herself is not a character I sympathize with. She is passive, she does not know what she wants, and she cannot stand up for herself. It is actually quite annoying to know that everything that happens to her is not all Darcy's selfish fault.

    It is her fault too, for not defending herself. However, I like the book! I like how the author creates twists and makes the story believable and in the end I'm happy for everyone : bravo. Good Christmas read! View all 9 comments. Feb 15, Sarah rated it it was ok · review of another edition Recommends it for: Women on vacation who want a quick, predictable read.

    So here's my take on Something Borrowed, and "Chic-lit" in general - it's satisfying in the way watching an episode of The Hills is satisfying. At all. The definition of beach reading. I think this book is great to read on vacation, but other than that I thought it was crap. The author sets up the story in a way so that it's impossible to sympathize or side with Darcy, who is such an uber-bitch that it nullifies any debate whatsoever over whether or not Rachel and Dex were in the right.

    One of those, "she's getting what she deserves" situations. Instead of turning this potentially-highly dramatic situation into a truly interesting discussion over morals, values, and a debate over what's right and wrong, the decision is already made for us by bland, predictable, one-sided characters and situations.

    I guess when it comes down to it I'd rather watch garbage tv than read a garbage book. View all 5 comments. May 04, Anne rated it it was ok · review of another edition Recommends it for: Book Clubs. Shelves: chick-lit , read-in , drama-in-the-burbs. I don't understand the rave reviews. How is this a good story? Was Rachael supposed to be the one I was rooting for in this scenario? Rachael was a whiner who played it safe, then blamed her friend for all of the things that she didn't have.

    Yes, Darcy was a self-centered friend. So what?! If you don't like the way she treats you And Dex? He was a cheater. There is no other way to put it. I can unders?????? I can understand how if they had always felt something for each other, that they could have fallen into one others' arms in the heat of the moment. That's forgivable. Carrying on an affair for months before Darcy and Dex's wedding? Why didn't Dex just call off the wedding as soon as he knew it wasn't just a drunken one night stand?

    How could he continue to live with Darcy, and see her best friend on the side?! What an enormous asshole! In fairness, it turned out that Darcy was also cheating on him with a guy that Rachael had had a few dates with, but that doesn't make what Dex and Rachael did right.

    I couldn't muster up any sympathy for either of them. I honestly thought Rachael would have been better off without him, but at the same time I kind of thought that they deserved each other. Maybe I wasn't supposed to like them?

    Maybe the point of the story was that nobody is perfect? That life and love is messy? Maybe I just don't get chick-lit? View all 4 comments. May 14, Annalisa rated it liked it · review of another edition Recommended to Annalisa by: Brynnly. Shelves: chick-lit , movies. Despite all my protests and misgivings about a book on infidelity, I was surprised that had the urge to get back to the story and find out what happened. For that, I wanted to give the book 4 stars, but I just couldn't because, well, it's a book about infidelity, and not just about infidelity, but the view point that there's nothing wrong with it since the couple isn't married yet.

    The book starts with A LOT of backstory. It's eventually important to Rachel and Darcy's relationship, but it sure m Despite all my protests and misgivings about a book on infidelity, I was surprised that had the urge to get back to the story and find out what happened. It's eventually important to Rachel and Darcy's relationship, but it sure makes the beginning drag. What I wanted from that opening scene was not memories of Rachel and Darcy as kids.

    I wanted to be pulled into the scene and believe the sequence of events that ended with a girl in bed with her best friend's fiancee. I needed more to get me there. The lawyer-presenting-to-the-jury bit afterwards was amusing, but it didn't get me into her head to justify how it happened.

    I needed more to sympathize with Rachel. Maybe what I needed to sympathize with her more was a reason Dex was worth risking a friendship over. All I got from Rachel were some vague stereotypes that he was handsome and smart.

    Even in the scenes he was in, I didn't get any personality from him. He was like a fuzzy character in a dream that never quite materializes into a real person. I had to take Rachel's word for it every time she said she loved him because I didn't get anything out of their relationship. When Ethan asked Rachel if she was only interested in Dex so she could win something over Darcy, I thought that must be it.

    I'm still not convinced that isn't true. In the end I had a hollow feeling, and it wasn't just at the things lost. It was that I still didn't know Dex and didn't know if he was worth it to either girl.

    It made the ending mean a whole lot less to me. The whole book I kept trying to get inside Dex's head to figure out why he was cheating, why he wouldn't make a decision, why he stayed with Darcy, why he kept leading Rachel on, why he did anything, but I couldn't pin down Dex's motivation. While it bothered me to have such a pivotal character so undefined, it kind of worked to keep up the suspense. I had no idea if he liked Darcy or Rachel, if he was using Rachel or Darcy, if he was conflicted about this whole thing or a player, or if he was going to pull some twist in the whole drama.

    Darcy was supposed to be the volatile unknown, but I almost think Dex was more of one. In the end, I don't think the story is as much about the love triangle as it is about friendship. The complexity of childhood-turned-adult friendship was very well done and I even though I wanted to strangle Darcy, I could see why Rachel had remained friends with her. Interesting that the character who moved in to late to reach best friend status who was also so passive was named Annalise.

    I don't know what that's like at all read: sarcasm. I had trouble with the route and justifications and conclusions that the romance took, but looking at the story as a journey of two friends, I liked it a whole lot more. ETA: I liked the movie. Dex was still a cardboard, but I could see better what Rachel saw in him and how he was conflicted. John Kransinski stole the show. Aug 08, Obsidian rated it did not like it · review of another edition Shelves: tbr Updated May 6, So here's the thing.

    I used to read Emily Giffin books. For some odd reason I have this book and the sequel to this on my Kindle from way back when. After overstuffing myself with true crime books, I decided to switch to some chick lit.

    I honestly don't recall reading this book and I am kind of horrified that I ever bought it in the first place. I think my main romance book reading rule is for the most part, no cheating. I hate reading it and I have a hard time cheering on characters who are doing it. So I ended up finishing this one and the next one in the story "Something Blue" and found that one to actually be much better than this one.

    Not by much though, I gave the sequel to this one three stars, while the first book just two. The main character in "Something Borrowed" is Rachel. She's about to celebrate her 30th birthday and is doing well professionally. However, she ends up drinking a lot at the birthday party her best friend Darcy throws for her.

    She ends up sleeping with Darcy's fiancee Dex and most of the book is her being upset at times about what she did and her trying to justify it because Darcy is evil incarnate.

    I think the big issue for me is that Rachel cheats with her best friend's fiancee. I also don't believe that Rachel would have stayed friends with Darcy from childhood to her 30s if she was this flawed. I also don't believe that Rachel and Dex were fighting off some long held attraction for each other. I found him boring and also to be an ass if I may say so. He sleeps with his fiancee's best friend and pretty much runs around most of the book trying to get her to do it again.

    Rachel and Darcy have a mutual friend, Ethan, who honestly I think was a better match for Rachel. I was hoping that was the way things would go, but nope. Ethan was better than the other characters in this book by far. I honestly didn't really dig the writing in this one. Heck, even Carrie from Sex and the City realized she was garbage for cheating with Mr.

    Big and didn't dance around it. The flow was awful in this one. Maybe because I was tired of Rachel's voice about at the 50 percent point. And then the book ends on what is on what I think the author believes is a hopeful note. I promptly went and read book 2 because that one was Darcy's story. Also, I sadly recall this was made into a movie that I never did finish.

    I was trapped on a plane many many moons ago years and I recalled when this was offered as a selection. I tend to like Kate Hudson movies or at least older ones so put this on and turned it off about 20 minutes into the movie. This is not a romantic comedy. Sep 06, Allison rated it really liked it · review of another edition Recommends it for: Chick Lit Lovers.

    You WANT to hate the main character - I mean, she's not only hooking up with an engaged man, but it's her best friend's fiance - but, Griffin did an amazing job of making Rachel someone you rooted for. So, congrats on that! This was a great beach read. Quick and quirky. Feb 26, Love Fool rated it it was amazing · review of another edition.

    LOVE this book. Read it twice because I loved it so much. I am against cheating who isn't , especially with your best friend's man butttttt this made me cheer for the main character who was having an affair with her best friend's man.

    How could you not love Rachel? Eu vă trimit pentru ceilalţi. Fiţi la dispoziţia celorlalţi, plini de generozitate şi eu, Domnul, voi avea grijă de voi. Voi aveţi grijă de ceilalţi. Iată cum stau lucrurile: Dumnezeu este pentru noi, Duhul Sfânt intervine pentru noi, Isus Cristos a trăit, a pătimit, a murit şi a înviat pentru noi, profeţii şi sfinţii au trăit pentru noi, pentru ceilalţi, nu pentru ei înşişi.

    Sfântul Anton este unul dintre cei care şi-au exprimat mereu dorinţa de a merge misionar şi de a trăi pentru ceilalţi, de a le predica evanghelia, de a le reda speranţa.

    Toţi aceştia au trăit pentru ceilalţi. Dar noi, noi pentru cine trăim? Care este scopul vieţii noastre? Pentru cine ne rugăm în această seară? Pentru ce? Să ne gândim la posibila întrebare a jurnalistului şi să ne răspundem sincer: de ce am venit aici? Suntem prea egoişti şi nu avem nimic în comun cu sfântul Anton dacă singurul motiv suntem noi, propria persoană, binele personal.

    Trebuie să fim obiectivi şi să recunoaştem că dacă unul dintr-o sută de oameni, ba chiar dintr-o mie, ar fi ca sfântul Anton, nu în a face minuni — că aceasta e mai greu -, ci doar în a trăi pentru ceilalţi, ţara noastră, comunitatea noastră ar arăta altfel. Total altfel!

    Pe drept cuvânt putem spune că suntem săraci, dar nu pentru că avem lipsuri şi nu ne ajung banii, ci suntem săraci pentru că nu ştim să împărţim ceea ce avem, pentru că suntem egoişti şi ne temem mereu de ziua de mâine, pe care poate unii nici măcar nu o să o mai ajungem! Uităm mereu că Dumnezeu îndreaptă toate spre binele celor care se tem de el. Pe drept cuvânt se spune că suferim, dar nu întotdeauna pentru că suntem bolnavi, ci mult mai mult pentru că vedem pe un altul căruia îi merge un pic mai bine şi ne cuprinde invidia: cum adică să nu moară şi capra vecinului?!?!

    Ba să moară. Sau şi mai bine: să moară vecinul ca să-i iau eu capra. Pe drept cuvânt se spune că totul merge prost, dar nu pentru că suntem proşti, ci pentru că suntem egoişti şi căutăm numai să avem pentru noi şi să băgăm cât mai mult în buzunarele noastre şi nu ne pasă de ceilalţi că le merge şi mai prost, că trăiesc în lipsuri, că se sting murind de foame.

    Nu ne pasă. Nu ne interesează. Toate acestea nu au nimic în comun cu evanghelia sau cu sfântul Anton. Un om care a trăit acum de ani ne invită astăzi să înţelegem Evanghelia, să-l înţelegem pe Cristos şi să învăţăm că adevărata viaţă şi adevărata bucurie vine din a trăi pentru ceilalţi, a te jertfi pentru ei. Iar aceasta nu se învaţă de la televizor, nici de la calculator, nici nu există vreo aplicaţie pentru smartphone-uri pe care să o instalezi şi gata.

    Aceasta se învaţă din Evanghelie, se învaţă de la Cristos. Aceasta nu doar pentru că era foarte erudit şi ştia, după cum spun unii dintre biografii săi, toată Scriptura pe de rost. El este arca Testamentului pentru că păstra cuvântul Domnului în inima sa, îl trăia și apoi îl oferea celorlalţi. Neobosit în a predica, în a spovedi, în a celebra, în a-i asculta pe ceilalţi, în a-i ajuta pe ceilalţi.

    Dar neobosit şi în a-i învăţa pe ceilalţi teologie. Acest ultim aspect nu este lipsit de importanţă: i-a învăţat pe ceilalţi teologie. De aceea în anul a fost declarat doctor al Bisericii, învăţător al Bisericii. Toţi biografii săi notează acest aspect: este primul din ordinul său care le-a predat fraţilor teologia.

    Spun aceasta pentru că el a îmbinat în mod exemplar simplitatea şi umilinţa franciscană cu erudiţia augustiniană. Prea puţin se vorbeşte despre el că a fost călugăr Augustinian. A ajuns preot în cadrul comunităţii augustiniene. Apoi a devenit franciscan.

    Modul de viaţă, felul în care a combinat erudiţia cu simplitatea, ne obligă pe noi, cinstitorii săi, să depăşim faza pietăţii simple şi neargumentate. Astăzi nu mai impresionezi pe nimeni cu mâinile împreunate, dacă nu ştii şi să spui sau să arăţi de ce le ţii împreunate, sau de ce îngenunchezi sau de ce te rogi etc. Astăzi, nu de dragul sau de teama televiziunilor, ci din dragoste faţă de aproapele şi spre ajutorul lui, avem nevoie să ne întărim credinţa prin studiu.

    Şi avem şi multe posibilităţi. În mod deosebit studiul, citirea şi meditarea sfintei Scripturi. Schimbarea mentalităţii, atât de necesare nouă ca popor, poate avea un bun punct de plecare de aici: de la citirea, meditarea şi trăirea sfintei Scripturi. Şi trebuie să ne schimbăm mentalitatea. Trebuie să ieşim din egoism şi să învăţăm să trăim pentru alţii.

    Şi am şi o pildă în acest sens. Cu puţin timp în urmă, câţiva preoţi din România, aflaţi într-o călătorie, au fost invitaţi la cină la o familie, dintr-un sat de munte din Spania. La sfârşitul mesei gazdele i-au întrebat dacă vor şi o cafea.

    Au spus că da, le-ar prinde bine o cafea. Iar cel care-i întrebase le-a spus că se duce acum la barul vecinului că să cumpere. Preoţii s-au simţit un pic stingheri şi au spus că nu e necesar să se deranjeze. Ei credeau că o face el acolo, în casă. Să nu se mai deranjeze. E bine şi fără. Eu am serviciu în oraş. La fel şi soţia. Însă el are doar acest bar pe care îl ţine din ceea ce ne vinde nouă, vecinilor săi. Aşa că noi mereu cumpărăm de la el, ca să-i meargă afacerea bine, pentru el şi pentru familia lui!

    De multe ori am impresia că la noi e invers: ce mă interesează pe mine binele vecinului?! Cum ne vom schimba mentalitatea? Când vom reuşi şi noi să mergem şi să ne preocupăm de binele vecinului, nu de băgarea lui în faliment, în puşcărie sau alte rele?! Suntem în faţa sfântului Anton, un om care l-a luat pe Dumnezeu în serios, un om care a făcut din evanghelie viaţa sa, un om care a trăit pentru alţii.

    Iau fost suficienţi 36 de ani pentru a nu mai fi uitat niciodată. Nouă cât ne mai trebuie pentru a deveni oameni, creştini, sfinţi?! Oameni care să trăiască pentru ceilalţi, oameni care să-şi schimbe mentalitatea, oameni care la sfârşitul acestei Liturghii, dar şi în orice altă clipă a vieţii să poată spună: eu am venit aici, eu sunt aici pentru ceilalţi, pentru altul?! Poate că la ieşirea din biserică nu ne întreabă nimeni, nimic. Însă e bine să ştim nu pentru ei, ci pentru noi de ce am venit aici, de ce venim la biserică: vrem să învăţăm ceva din vieţile sfinţilor, din viaţa sfântului Anton.

    Arhive pentru ‘Anton de Padova’

    Aceasta aş vrea să fie învăţătura pe care să o păstrăm de la prezenţa noastră aici, la hramul bisericii sfântul Anton din Iaşi: sfinţii — şi în mod deosebit sfântul Anton — au fost oameni care au trăit pentru alţii. La acest lucru — la o viaţă trăită pentru alţii — ne îndeamnă şi cuvântul lui Dumnezeu care a fost proclamat puţin mai devreme.

    Ascultaţi cât de bine i se potrivesc aceste cuvinte sfântului Anton:. Lui, sfântului Anton, i se potrivesc atât de bine. Dar nouă?! Când am mângâiat ultima dată pe cineva întristat? Când am adus ultima dată alinare unui om care plânge? Când am smuls pe cineva din ghearele disperării? Când am trăit şi cum am trăit pentru ceilalţi? Mai mult decât atât, avem apoi în lectura a doua însuşi exemplul Duhului Sfânt care, notează sfântul Paul, vine în ajutorul slăbiciunii oamenilor.

    Duhul Sfânt intervine pentru noi cu suspine negrăite. Duhul Sfânt intervine pentru credincioşi. Astfel, avem astăzi nu doar modelul sfinţilor, ci însuşi modelul lui Dumnezeu care intervine pentru ceilalţi.

    Întreaga sfântă Treime ne dă exemplu şi ne invită la o viaţă trăită pentru ceilalţi. Dar poate cel mai bine se vede acest lucru în întruparea lui Cristos, în viaţa sa şi apoi, în mod deosebit, în suferinţa şi moartea sa pe cruce pentru păcatele noastre.

    El a murit pentru ceilalţi, nu pentru sine. El, Domnul, a murit pentru noi. De asemenea, în sfânta Evanghelie am ascultat cum îi trimite pe ucenici să predice celorlalţi apropierea Împărăţiei lui Dumnezeu. Ceea ce i-a învăţat pe apostoli, Cristos ne învaţă şi pe noi, ne cere şi nouă:.

    Dar nu luaţi cu voi nici bani, nici sandale, nici desagă. Altfel spus, nu vă gândiţi la voi, nu vă îngrijoraţi pentru voi pentru că Dumnezeu îndreaptă toate spre binele celor care îl iubesc pe el. Eu vă trimit pentru ceilalţi. Fiţi la dispoziţia celorlalţi, plini de generozitate şi eu, Domnul, voi avea grijă de voi.

    Voi aveţi grijă de ceilalţi. Iată cum stau lucrurile: Dumnezeu este pentru noi, Duhul Sfânt intervine pentru noi, Isus Cristos a trăit, a pătimit, a murit şi a înviat pentru noi, profeţii şi sfinţii au trăit pentru noi, pentru ceilalţi, nu pentru ei înşişi.

    Sfântul Anton este unul dintre cei care şi-au exprimat mereu dorinţa de a merge misionar şi de a trăi pentru ceilalţi, de a le predica evanghelia, de a le reda speranţa.

    Toţi aceştia au trăit pentru ceilalţi. Dar noi, noi pentru cine trăim? Care este scopul vieţii noastre? Pentru cine ne rugăm în această seară? Pentru ce? Să ne gândim la posibila întrebare a jurnalistului şi să ne răspundem sincer: de ce am venit aici? Suntem prea egoişti şi nu avem nimic în comun cu sfântul Anton dacă singurul motiv suntem noi, propria persoană, binele personal.

    Trebuie să fim obiectivi şi să recunoaştem că dacă unul dintr-o sută de oameni, ba chiar dintr-o mie, ar fi ca sfântul Anton, nu în a face minuni — că aceasta e mai greu -, ci doar în a trăi pentru ceilalţi, ţara noastră, comunitatea noastră ar arăta altfel.

    Total altfel! Pe drept cuvânt putem spune că suntem săraci, dar nu pentru că avem lipsuri şi nu ne ajung banii, ci suntem săraci pentru că nu ştim să împărţim ceea ce avem, pentru că suntem egoişti şi ne temem mereu de ziua de mâine, pe care poate unii nici măcar nu o să o mai ajungem! Uităm mereu că Dumnezeu îndreaptă toate spre binele celor care se tem de el. Pe drept cuvânt se spune că suferim, dar nu întotdeauna pentru că suntem bolnavi, ci mult mai mult pentru că vedem pe un altul căruia îi merge un pic mai bine şi ne cuprinde invidia: cum adică să nu moară şi capra vecinului?!?!

    Ba să moară. Sau şi mai bine: să moară vecinul ca să-i iau eu capra. Pe drept cuvânt se spune că totul merge prost, dar nu pentru că suntem proşti, ci pentru că suntem egoişti şi căutăm numai să avem pentru noi şi să băgăm cât mai mult în buzunarele noastre şi nu ne pasă de ceilalţi că le merge şi mai prost, că trăiesc în lipsuri, că se sting murind de foame. Nu ne pasă. Nu ne interesează. Toate acestea nu au nimic în comun cu evanghelia sau cu sfântul Anton. Un om care a trăit acum de ani ne invită astăzi să înţelegem Evanghelia, să-l înţelegem pe Cristos şi să învăţăm că adevărata viaţă şi adevărata bucurie vine din a trăi pentru ceilalţi, a te jertfi pentru ei.

    Iar aceasta nu se învaţă de la televizor, nici de la calculator, nici nu există vreo aplicaţie pentru smartphone-uri pe care să o instalezi şi gata. Aceasta se învaţă din Evanghelie, se învaţă de la Cristos. Aceasta nu doar pentru că era foarte erudit şi ştia, după cum spun unii dintre biografii săi, toată Scriptura pe de rost. El este arca Testamentului pentru că păstra cuvântul Domnului în inima sa, îl trăia și apoi îl oferea celorlalţi.

    Neobosit în a predica, în a spovedi, în a celebra, în a-i asculta pe ceilalţi, în a-i ajuta pe ceilalţi. Dar neobosit şi în a-i învăţa pe ceilalţi teologie.

    Acest ultim aspect nu este lipsit de importanţă: i-a învăţat pe ceilalţi teologie. De aceea în anul a fost declarat doctor al Bisericii, învăţător al Bisericii. Toţi biografii săi notează acest aspect: este primul din ordinul său care le-a predat fraţilor teologia. Spun aceasta pentru că el a îmbinat în mod exemplar simplitatea şi umilinţa franciscană cu erudiţia augustiniană. Prea puţin se vorbeşte despre el că a fost călugăr Augustinian.

    A ajuns preot în cadrul comunităţii augustiniene. Apoi a devenit franciscan. Modul de viaţă, felul în care a combinat erudiţia cu simplitatea, ne obligă pe noi, cinstitorii săi, să depăşim faza pietăţii simple şi neargumentate. Astăzi nu mai impresionezi pe nimeni cu mâinile împreunate, dacă nu ştii şi să spui sau să arăţi de ce le ţii împreunate, sau de ce îngenunchezi sau de ce te rogi etc.

    Astăzi, nu de dragul sau de teama televiziunilor, ci din dragoste faţă de aproapele şi spre ajutorul lui, avem nevoie să ne întărim credinţa prin studiu. Şi avem şi multe posibilităţi. În mod deosebit studiul, citirea şi meditarea sfintei Scripturi. Schimbarea mentalităţii, atât de necesare nouă ca popor, poate avea un bun punct de plecare de aici: de la citirea, meditarea şi trăirea sfintei Scripturi.

    Şi trebuie să ne schimbăm mentalitatea. Trebuie să ieşim din egoism şi să învăţăm să trăim pentru alţii. Şi am şi o pildă în acest sens. Cu puţin timp în urmă, câţiva preoţi din România, aflaţi într-o călătorie, au fost invitaţi la cină la o familie, dintr-un sat de munte din Spania. La sfârşitul mesei gazdele i-au întrebat dacă vor şi o cafea. Au spus că da, le-ar prinde bine o cafea.

    Iar cel care-i întrebase le-a spus că se duce acum la barul vecinului că să cumpere. Preoţii s-au simţit un pic stingheri şi au spus că nu e necesar să se deranjeze. Ei credeau că o face el acolo, în casă. Să nu se mai deranjeze. E bine şi fără. Eu am serviciu în oraş. La fel şi soţia. Însă el are doar acest bar pe care îl ţine din ceea ce ne vinde nouă, vecinilor săi. Aşa că noi mereu cumpărăm de la el, ca să-i meargă afacerea bine, pentru el şi pentru familia lui! De multe ori am impresia că la noi e invers: ce mă interesează pe mine binele vecinului?!

    Cum ne vom schimba mentalitatea? Când vom reuşi şi noi să mergem şi să ne preocupăm de binele vecinului, nu de băgarea lui în faliment, în puşcărie sau alte rele?!

    Suntem în faţa sfântului Anton, un om care l-a luat pe Dumnezeu în serios, un om care a făcut din evanghelie viaţa sa, un om care a trăit pentru alţii. Iau fost suficienţi 36 de ani pentru a nu mai fi uitat niciodată. Nouă cât ne mai trebuie pentru a deveni oameni, creştini, sfinţi?!

    Oameni care să trăiască pentru ceilalţi, oameni care să-şi schimbe mentalitatea, oameni care la sfârşitul acestei Liturghii, dar şi în orice altă clipă a vieţii să poată spună: eu am venit aici, eu sunt aici pentru ceilalţi, pentru altul?! Poate că la ieşirea din biserică nu ne întreabă nimeni, nimic.

    Însă e bine să ştim nu pentru ei, ci pentru noi de ce am venit aici, de ce venim la biserică: vrem să învăţăm ceva din vieţile sfinţilor, din viaţa sfântului Anton. Vrem să trecem şi noi la trăirea evangheliei şi la schimbarea mentalităţii. Vrem să ştim şi să înţelegem că am fost creaţi pentru alţii, nu pentru noi înşine!

    Iubirea lui Dumnezeu deja se vede aici, în biserică, în rugăciune. Însă dincolo de zidurile bisericii trebuie să strălucească, aşa ca o prelungire sau ca un ecou, iubirea de aproapele.

    Aceste două iubiri nu se înlocuiesc una pe cealaltă, ci se completează. De aceea, iubiţi credincioşi, mergând acasă îmbrăţişaţi-i pe cei bolnavi, pe cei mici, pe cei săraci şi spuneţi-le că în sfântul Anton Dumnezeu le-a dat un mângâietor, un frate, un învăţător.

    Dar mai ales lăsaţii să simtă că în dvs. Noi trebuie să fim oameni şi sfinţi pentru cei din jurul nostru. Noi am fost creaţi pentru Dumnezeu, pentru ceilalţi, nu pentru noi înşine. Abia apoi, după ce vom înţelege aceasta şi ne vom schimba mentalitatea şi stilul de viaţă egoist, vom trăi mai bine. Asta trebuie să facem pentru a ne schimba, pentru a slava lumea, ţara, familia.

    Să ne întipărim în inimă că suntem creaţi pentru celălalt şi împreună pentru Dumnezeu: de aici vine salvarea. Aşa să ne ajute Dumnezeu prin mijlocirea sfintei fecioare Maria şi prin mijlocirea sfântului Anton de Padova: să trăim o viaţă dedicată celuilalt şi atunci vom simţi chiar şi în lipsuri, chiar şi în suferinţă că Dumnezeu îndreaptă toate spre binele celor care îl iubesc pe el.

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    Return to Book Page. Preview — Iubit de împrumut by Emily Giffin. Rachel White, o tânără avocată din Manhattan, îşi sărbătoreşte cea de-a treizecea aniversare la petrecerea-surpriză organizată de prietena ei cea mai bună, Darcy. După ceva mai multe pahare, sărbătorita ajunge în braţele lui Dex, prietenul ei din facultate şi logodnicul lui Darcy. Deşi hotărâtă să uite această aventură de o noapte şi să meargă mai departe, Rachel constată c Rachel White, o tânără avocată din Manhattan, îşi sărbătoreşte cea de-a treizecea aniversare la petrecerea-surpriză organizată de prietena ei cea mai bună, Darcy.

    Deşi hotărâtă să uite această aventură de o noapte şi să meargă mai departe, Rachel constată cu stupoare că sentimentele ei faţă de Dex sunt mai puternice decât şi-ar fi putut închipui. Pe măsură ce data nunţii celor doi se apropie, ea înţelege că trebuie să facă o alegere dificilă. Căci graniţa dintre bine şi rău poate fi extrem de neclară, finalurile nu sunt întotdeauna fericite şi uneori trebuie să rişti totul pentru a putea obţine adevărata fericire.

    Romanul scriitoarei Emily Giffin te va amuza, te va face să plângi şi să pui mâna pe telefon, să-ţi suni cea mai bună prietenă. Ai în faţa ta o carte pe care n-ai să mai vrei să o laşi din mână şi de a cărei eroină te vei ataşa negreşit.

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    I got this book a couple of years ago and started reading it but stopped. Is this book worth finishing? Joanne I totally disagree with Jessica no offence! I don't think it's just a question of being a good friend or not, or even putting the guy before a frien …more I totally disagree with Jessica no offence!

    I don't think it's just a question of being a good friend or not, or even putting the guy before a friendship. I think it just shows that in life you do have to make choices that will affect you. Rachel had two choices, choose the guy or loyal to a friendship she had outgrown. She had started to see the true lies of her friend who she had always put first previously, and for once was actually true to herself and her own feelings.

    I honestly don't think the firmed who have thought twice about doing it to her. Two wrongs don't make a right but I guess until your in a situation like that, you never know what you would do. If the couple had have got married then I'm pretty sure it wouldn't have lasted and who's to say Rachel wouldn't have got fed up with her friendship being taken for granted in a few hrs anyway?! I quite like the fact it wasn't you're usual uncomplicated predictable love story. I couldn't put the book down!

    I don't know if I had read the right book, I've had watched the movie first and so I decided to read the book, but Ethan was in London the entire story, unlike the movie that he was with Rachel throughout summer, instead in the book, it was Hillary who was with Rach. So did i read the right book? Jess They combined Ethan and Hillary in the book into just Ethan in the movie. That's pretty common in adaptations. See all 8 questions about Iubit de împrumut…. Lists with This Book.

    This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list ». Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Iubit de împrumut. May 10, Traci rated it did not like it · review of another edition Shelves: ugh.

    I only acknowledge that I read this book so I can say how much I hated it. The two main characters are completely unlikable, one for being completely self-absorbed and selfish, and the other for being so spineless and whiny. So spineless, in fact, that the action of her sleeping with her friend's fiancé wasn't even a credible one.

    The further I got into it, the more I was disgusted with it. I also found it very difficult to believe that at 30, the two characters would continue to be friends. Usu I only acknowledge that I read this book so I can say how much I hated it. Usually by that age, you've phased out the people from your childhood that no longer work in your life. Especially when they are so far removed from your hometown. This lack of credibility was the biggest crack in an already weak foundation for the book.

    My biggest problem was the overall message seemed to be that as long as your best friend is a bitch, it's okay to sleep with her fiancé. Come on now, no matter how you color it, it's never okay. View all 55 comments. It wasn't bad as chicklit goes, but I don't know how sympathetic I can be to characters who are betraying their fiancees and best friends. Plus, in order to make the cheating something "okay," a lot of energy is put into making Darcy really off-putting and Rachel really kind of pathetic.

    I liked Hilary and Ethan a lot though in all other chick lit books Ethan would have been either gay or the guy Rachel actually ended up with , but the central relationships just left me cold. Apparently I c It wasn't bad as chicklit goes, but I don't know how sympathetic I can be to characters who are betraying their fiancees and best friends. Apparently I can't get behind cheating and being rewarded for it. Who knew I was so morally inflexible? I'd like to read one of her other books, because I did enjoy the writing and her handle on some of the main things I look for in chick lit -- fast-track career, portrait of the city, circle of friends, consumerism, etc.

    View all 13 comments. Jun 20, Megha rated it did not like it · review of another edition Shelves: reviews , didn-t-finish. GR Giveaway. Ok, I tried. I am not going to read this tripe any further. From the first ish pages that I did read, this books sounds somewhat like the show 'Sex and the City'.

    Rachel is part-Miranada - a not so good looking lawyer, and part-Charolette - miss goody two shoes who wants to find a husband and settle down. Darcy is part-Samantha, part-Carrie, she has good looks and has always managed to make the guy she liked fall for her and is now engaged to a guy she wants to marry. And just like GR Giveaway. And just like the show, these two yr. Both the main characters are annoying. Darcy is a shallow self-serving bitch and Rachel lacks a backbone.

    They have been best-friends since childhood. But their friendship doesn't seem credible at all. Darcy is self-centered and insensitive and has been running all over Rachel forever. Rachel has an inferiority complex and is jealous of her so-called best friend's charmed life I don't see why the two are friends at all. And Rachel is trying to use this jealousy as a reason to justify sleeping with her best friend's fiancee I finally put the book down at a point where Rachel is talking about how she had begun to dislike her boyfriend in college because he was rooting for Duke's basketball team and not Indiana.

    And the writing is really nothing worth mentioning. The book also contains a page suggesting questions for discussion, it seems the publishers expect the readers to ponder over this subject matter after reading the book View all 20 comments.

    Oct 20, Alison rated it did not like it · review of another edition Recommended to Alison by: Ladi. Well, this was my first, and now probably last, foray into "chick-lit. A "consummate good-girl" would never have an affair with her best friend's fiancee, despite Darcy's shortcomings as a friend. Some feel Rachel's behavior was justified because of Darcy's litany of slights, pulled from as far back as 5th grade.

    However that Rachel remained Darcy's friend in spite of her bitchiness, just proves Rachel's own weakness of character.

    And it was t Well, this was my first, and now probably last, foray into "chick-lit. And it was totally contra to her so-called good-girl persona. Could she not find any real friends? Even after growing up and living apart from Darcy for several years during college? Far from being a modern heroine, I found Rachel weak, immoral, flat, and lifeless; totally not a person to root for.

    View all 8 comments. Aug 15, Bonnie rated it it was amazing · review of another edition Recommends it for: all my gal pals. I loved this book and have passed it on to other friends! Thanks to Kristi for turning me on to this author. This is one of the best chick-lit books ever. The follow-up "Something Blue" was almost as good.

    The story focuses on two lifelong best friends, Rachel and Darcy. The first installment is told from Rachel's perspective; the second book is told from Darcy's perspective. Very clever.

    Rachel is the single, plain, thirtysomething, always a responsible good girl attorney. Something I can totall I loved this book and have passed it on to other friends!

    Something I can totally relate to except for the lawyer part! Darcy is the exact opposite - she is the outgoing, popular, pretty girl who is engaged to Dex. As the story unfolds, we learn that Rachel has known Dex since law school and has been in love with him for quite some time. And as luck would have it, Dex confesses his feelings for Rachel even though he is engaged to Darcy.

    Normally one might frown on such an affair, but Rachel's character is one that most of us can relate to and I for one was sympathetic. Rachel does suffer some immense feelings of guilt, but also learns a lot about herself, her history, and her friendship with Darcy. View all 3 comments. Oct 05, Mir rated it did not like it · review of another edition Recommends it for: bad friends. Oh, so this is how it sounds inside the heads of people who can rationalize anything. View all 16 comments.

    Dec 24, Winna rated it really liked it · review of another edition Shelves: chicklits. I read this book in two sittings. I know it is a little controversial: some people adore Rachel for 'stealing' her best friend Darcy's fiance. And some others think it is just immoral. Here goes my opinion.

    Rachel, who is a passive thirty years old woman, has lived in Darcy's shadow all her life. Darcy stole her first love Ethan who now becomes Rach's best friend , her Notre Dame acceptance, her pride and even Rachel's own mother's sympathy. Darcy is not that evil, actually, she is self centered I read this book in two sittings.

    Darcy is not that evil, actually, she is self centered. Sometimes I really like Darcy for being so perfect. Sometimes I hate her for being so annoying.

    The truth is, all characters are flawed and personally, not likeable. However, they are all original and real, that's why I give 4 stars for this book. Then there is this perfect but not so perfect then Dex Thaler.

    Dex is the handsome, patient, smart guy who is all perfect for Rachel. Only he never decides whether he wants Rachel or Darcy until the very end.

    Rachel herself is not a character I sympathize with. She is passive, she does not know what she wants, and she cannot stand up for herself. It is actually quite annoying to know that everything that happens to her is not all Darcy's selfish fault. It is her fault too, for not defending herself. However, I like the book! I like how the author creates twists and makes the story believable and in the end I'm happy for everyone : bravo. Good Christmas read! View all 9 comments. Feb 15, Sarah rated it it was ok · review of another edition Recommends it for: Women on vacation who want a quick, predictable read.

    So here's my take on Something Borrowed, and "Chic-lit" in general - it's satisfying in the way watching an episode of The Hills is satisfying. At all. The definition of beach reading. I think this book is great to read on vacation, but other than that I thought it was crap. The author sets up the story in a way so that it's impossible to sympathize or side with Darcy, who is such an uber-bitch that it nullifies any debate whatsoever over whether or not Rachel and Dex were in the right.

    One of those, "she's getting what she deserves" situations. Instead of turning this potentially-highly dramatic situation into a truly interesting discussion over morals, values, and a debate over what's right and wrong, the decision is already made for us by bland, predictable, one-sided characters and situations. I guess when it comes down to it I'd rather watch garbage tv than read a garbage book. View all 5 comments. May 04, Anne rated it it was ok · review of another edition Recommends it for: Book Clubs.

    Shelves: chick-lit , read-in , drama-in-the-burbs. I don't understand the rave reviews. How is this a good story? Was Rachael supposed to be the one I was rooting for in this scenario? Rachael was a whiner who played it safe, then blamed her friend for all of the things that she didn't have. Yes, Darcy was a self-centered friend. So what?! If you don't like the way she treats you And Dex? He was a cheater. There is no other way to put it.

    I can unders?????? I can understand how if they had always felt something for each other, that they could have fallen into one others' arms in the heat of the moment.

    That's forgivable. Carrying on an affair for months before Darcy and Dex's wedding? Why didn't Dex just call off the wedding as soon as he knew it wasn't just a drunken one night stand? How could he continue to live with Darcy, and see her best friend on the side?! What an enormous asshole! In fairness, it turned out that Darcy was also cheating on him with a guy that Rachael had had a few dates with, but that doesn't make what Dex and Rachael did right. I couldn't muster up any sympathy for either of them.

    I honestly thought Rachael would have been better off without him, but at the same time I kind of thought that they deserved each other. Maybe I wasn't supposed to like them? Maybe the point of the story was that nobody is perfect? That life and love is messy? Maybe I just don't get chick-lit? View all 4 comments. May 14, Annalisa rated it liked it · review of another edition Recommended to Annalisa by: Brynnly. Shelves: chick-lit , movies. Despite all my protests and misgivings about a book on infidelity, I was surprised that had the urge to get back to the story and find out what happened.

    For that, I wanted to give the book 4 stars, but I just couldn't because, well, it's a book about infidelity, and not just about infidelity, but the view point that there's nothing wrong with it since the couple isn't married yet. The book starts with A LOT of backstory.

    It's eventually important to Rachel and Darcy's relationship, but it sure m Despite all my protests and misgivings about a book on infidelity, I was surprised that had the urge to get back to the story and find out what happened. It's eventually important to Rachel and Darcy's relationship, but it sure makes the beginning drag.

    What I wanted from that opening scene was not memories of Rachel and Darcy as kids. I wanted to be pulled into the scene and believe the sequence of events that ended with a girl in bed with her best friend's fiancee. I needed more to get me there. The lawyer-presenting-to-the-jury bit afterwards was amusing, but it didn't get me into her head to justify how it happened. I needed more to sympathize with Rachel. Maybe what I needed to sympathize with her more was a reason Dex was worth risking a friendship over.

    All I got from Rachel were some vague stereotypes that he was handsome and smart. Even in the scenes he was in, I didn't get any personality from him.

    He was like a fuzzy character in a dream that never quite materializes into a real person. I had to take Rachel's word for it every time she said she loved him because I didn't get anything out of their relationship. When Ethan asked Rachel if she was only interested in Dex so she could win something over Darcy, I thought that must be it. I'm still not convinced that isn't true. In the end I had a hollow feeling, and it wasn't just at the things lost.

    It was that I still didn't know Dex and didn't know if he was worth it to either girl. It made the ending mean a whole lot less to me. The whole book I kept trying to get inside Dex's head to figure out why he was cheating, why he wouldn't make a decision, why he stayed with Darcy, why he kept leading Rachel on, why he did anything, but I couldn't pin down Dex's motivation.

    While it bothered me to have such a pivotal character so undefined, it kind of worked to keep up the suspense. I had no idea if he liked Darcy or Rachel, if he was using Rachel or Darcy, if he was conflicted about this whole thing or a player, or if he was going to pull some twist in the whole drama. Darcy was supposed to be the volatile unknown, but I almost think Dex was more of one. In the end, I don't think the story is as much about the love triangle as it is about friendship.

    The complexity of childhood-turned-adult friendship was very well done and I even though I wanted to strangle Darcy, I could see why Rachel had remained friends with her. Interesting that the character who moved in to late to reach best friend status who was also so passive was named Annalise. I don't know what that's like at all read: sarcasm. I had trouble with the route and justifications and conclusions that the romance took, but looking at the story as a journey of two friends, I liked it a whole lot more.

    ETA: I liked the movie. Dex was still a cardboard, but I could see better what Rachel saw in him and how he was conflicted.

    John Kransinski stole the show. Aug 08, Obsidian rated it did not like it · review of another edition Shelves: tbr Updated May 6, So here's the thing. I used to read Emily Giffin books.

    For some odd reason I have this book and the sequel to this on my Kindle from way back when. After overstuffing myself with true crime books, I decided to switch to some chick lit.

    I honestly don't recall reading this book and I am kind of horrified that I ever bought it in the first place. I think my main romance book reading rule is for the most part, no cheating. I hate reading it and I have a hard time cheering on characters who are doing it. So I ended up finishing this one and the next one in the story "Something Blue" and found that one to actually be much better than this one.

    Not by much though, I gave the sequel to this one three stars, while the first book just two. The main character in "Something Borrowed" is Rachel. She's about to celebrate her 30th birthday and is doing well professionally. However, she ends up drinking a lot at the birthday party her best friend Darcy throws for her. She ends up sleeping with Darcy's fiancee Dex and most of the book is her being upset at times about what she did and her trying to justify it because Darcy is evil incarnate.

    I think the big issue for me is that Rachel cheats with her best friend's fiancee. I also don't believe that Rachel would have stayed friends with Darcy from childhood to her 30s if she was this flawed. I also don't believe that Rachel and Dex were fighting off some long held attraction for each other. I found him boring and also to be an ass if I may say so. He sleeps with his fiancee's best friend and pretty much runs around most of the book trying to get her to do it again.

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    What an enormous asshole! In fairness, it turned out that Darcy was also cheating on him with a guy that Rachael had had a few dates with, but that doesn't make what Dex and Rachael did right. I couldn't muster up any sympathy for either of them. I honestly thought Rachael would have been better off without him, but at the same time I kind of thought that they deserved each other.

    Maybe I wasn't supposed to like them? Maybe the point of the story was that nobody is perfect? That life and love is messy? Maybe I just don't get chick-lit? View all 4 comments. May 14, Annalisa rated it liked it · review of another edition Recommended to Annalisa by: Brynnly. Shelves: chick-lit , movies. Despite all my protests and misgivings about a book on infidelity, I was surprised that had the urge to get back to the story and find out what happened.

    For that, I wanted to give the book 4 stars, but I just couldn't because, well, it's a book about infidelity, and not just about infidelity, but the view point that there's nothing wrong with it since the couple isn't married yet. The book starts with A LOT of backstory. It's eventually important to Rachel and Darcy's relationship, but it sure m Despite all my protests and misgivings about a book on infidelity, I was surprised that had the urge to get back to the story and find out what happened.

    It's eventually important to Rachel and Darcy's relationship, but it sure makes the beginning drag. What I wanted from that opening scene was not memories of Rachel and Darcy as kids. I wanted to be pulled into the scene and believe the sequence of events that ended with a girl in bed with her best friend's fiancee. I needed more to get me there. The lawyer-presenting-to-the-jury bit afterwards was amusing, but it didn't get me into her head to justify how it happened.

    I needed more to sympathize with Rachel. Maybe what I needed to sympathize with her more was a reason Dex was worth risking a friendship over. All I got from Rachel were some vague stereotypes that he was handsome and smart. Even in the scenes he was in, I didn't get any personality from him. He was like a fuzzy character in a dream that never quite materializes into a real person.

    I had to take Rachel's word for it every time she said she loved him because I didn't get anything out of their relationship. When Ethan asked Rachel if she was only interested in Dex so she could win something over Darcy, I thought that must be it. I'm still not convinced that isn't true.

    In the end I had a hollow feeling, and it wasn't just at the things lost. It was that I still didn't know Dex and didn't know if he was worth it to either girl. It made the ending mean a whole lot less to me. The whole book I kept trying to get inside Dex's head to figure out why he was cheating, why he wouldn't make a decision, why he stayed with Darcy, why he kept leading Rachel on, why he did anything, but I couldn't pin down Dex's motivation.

    While it bothered me to have such a pivotal character so undefined, it kind of worked to keep up the suspense. I had no idea if he liked Darcy or Rachel, if he was using Rachel or Darcy, if he was conflicted about this whole thing or a player, or if he was going to pull some twist in the whole drama. Darcy was supposed to be the volatile unknown, but I almost think Dex was more of one.

    In the end, I don't think the story is as much about the love triangle as it is about friendship. The complexity of childhood-turned-adult friendship was very well done and I even though I wanted to strangle Darcy, I could see why Rachel had remained friends with her. Interesting that the character who moved in to late to reach best friend status who was also so passive was named Annalise. I don't know what that's like at all read: sarcasm. I had trouble with the route and justifications and conclusions that the romance took, but looking at the story as a journey of two friends, I liked it a whole lot more.

    ETA: I liked the movie. Dex was still a cardboard, but I could see better what Rachel saw in him and how he was conflicted. John Kransinski stole the show. Aug 08, Obsidian rated it did not like it · review of another edition Shelves: tbr Updated May 6, So here's the thing.

    I used to read Emily Giffin books. For some odd reason I have this book and the sequel to this on my Kindle from way back when. After overstuffing myself with true crime books, I decided to switch to some chick lit. I honestly don't recall reading this book and I am kind of horrified that I ever bought it in the first place. I think my main romance book reading rule is for the most part, no cheating. I hate reading it and I have a hard time cheering on characters who are doing it.

    So I ended up finishing this one and the next one in the story "Something Blue" and found that one to actually be much better than this one. Not by much though, I gave the sequel to this one three stars, while the first book just two. The main character in "Something Borrowed" is Rachel. She's about to celebrate her 30th birthday and is doing well professionally. However, she ends up drinking a lot at the birthday party her best friend Darcy throws for her.

    She ends up sleeping with Darcy's fiancee Dex and most of the book is her being upset at times about what she did and her trying to justify it because Darcy is evil incarnate. I think the big issue for me is that Rachel cheats with her best friend's fiancee.

    I also don't believe that Rachel would have stayed friends with Darcy from childhood to her 30s if she was this flawed. I also don't believe that Rachel and Dex were fighting off some long held attraction for each other. I found him boring and also to be an ass if I may say so. He sleeps with his fiancee's best friend and pretty much runs around most of the book trying to get her to do it again.

    Rachel and Darcy have a mutual friend, Ethan, who honestly I think was a better match for Rachel. I was hoping that was the way things would go, but nope.

    Ethan was better than the other characters in this book by far. I honestly didn't really dig the writing in this one. Heck, even Carrie from Sex and the City realized she was garbage for cheating with Mr. Big and didn't dance around it. The flow was awful in this one. Maybe because I was tired of Rachel's voice about at the 50 percent point. And then the book ends on what is on what I think the author believes is a hopeful note. I promptly went and read book 2 because that one was Darcy's story.

    Also, I sadly recall this was made into a movie that I never did finish. I was trapped on a plane many many moons ago years and I recalled when this was offered as a selection.

    I tend to like Kate Hudson movies or at least older ones so put this on and turned it off about 20 minutes into the movie. This is not a romantic comedy. Sep 06, Allison rated it really liked it · review of another edition Recommends it for: Chick Lit Lovers.

    You WANT to hate the main character - I mean, she's not only hooking up with an engaged man, but it's her best friend's fiance - but, Griffin did an amazing job of making Rachel someone you rooted for. So, congrats on that! This was a great beach read. Quick and quirky. Feb 26, Love Fool rated it it was amazing · review of another edition. LOVE this book. Read it twice because I loved it so much. I am against cheating who isn't , especially with your best friend's man butttttt this made me cheer for the main character who was having an affair with her best friend's man.

    How could you not love Rachel? I was able to relate to her when I thought I was going to hate her. This made me tear up and laugh and wish I was friends with Rachel even with her flaw. I recommend reading this on a rainy night with a glass of wine or the whole LOVE this book. I recommend reading this on a rainy night with a glass of wine or the whole bottle. You won't be able to stop reading it and then won't be able to stop talking about it like me. Then I will be able to welcome you to the Emily Giffin fan club this book made me want to read her others.

    View all 7 comments. Jun 12, Kim rated it it was amazing · review of another edition Recommends it for: chick lit with heart lovers. This is my absolute favourite in chick lit. The characters are very well written and real. And you can't help but to feel for the main girl. She may be sleeping with her best friend's fiancé. But that doesn't mean that she's completely cruel and doesn't deserve the other girl's friendship. Or your own.

    The way the author retells the girl's background. How they interacted as they grew up. And how one always used the other as a measuring stick for everything she did back then and still does.

    You c This is my absolute favourite in chick lit. You come to realize that this friendship is not as good as it could be. They are both not true to themselves and that makes them lie to each other.

    And it gives the main girl a green light to follow her heart and go for the guy she should have gone for. Had she not found herself not worthy of him back in college when they met and he already liked her. But she figured her friend was more appropriate for him and matched them together.

    I could relate to the girl and how she felt. She was now 30 and her friend was still Lots of girls know how it is to feel like the underdog. Most of us have had bad girlfriends from hell. People change, friends change. We wish for everything to stay the same. But sometimes you can't fix things 20 years later when the real trouble started 20 years ago.

    I really recommend this book to anyone who likes chick lit with real heart. Because this book has it. Jan 30, Under the pages rated it liked it · review of another edition Shelves: 3-stars , cheating. Darcy was more beautiful, got into the university that Rachel wanted and even managed to have the boys that Rachel liked. Darcy era mais bonita, entrou na universidade que Rachel queria e ainda conseguiu ficar com todos os rapazes que Rachel gostava. O que incluía Dex, o homem que Rachel gostava na escola de direito e que é agora o noivo de Darcy.

    Até que Dex e Rachel acabam juntos na cama no trigésimo aniversário da Rachel… Full review available at Under the Pages. View 2 comments. Mar 31, Jenna rated it really liked it · review of another edition Shelves: contemporary-reads , reads , 4-star-books , tbr.

    It also made me re-examine how I view cheating and all the complexities it may or may not entail. This is the second novel I've read by Giffin and her writing does not disappoint. I would recommend this book for anyone who wants to read about romance with a relationship that is more complicated than in your typical romance novel. Bogged down by friendships, insecurities, perception and self-worth, Giffin paints an exceptional story. Apr 25, Wil Loves Books!

    I originally read this book when it came out in and loved it. It was one of my first experiences with romance and chick lit, since I mostly read YA, classics and non-fiction. I was definitely a fan. I loved Rachel and Dex and their story. Anyway, I recently re-watched the movie, it was on cable one night, and got the urge to re-read the book almost 16 years later. And c I originally read this book when it came out in and loved it. I also found Rachel to be extra whiny and Dex to be extra dull, lol.

    Jun 05, Sara rated it it was amazing · review of another edition Shelves: book-to-movie , cheating , chick-lit , pink-cover , contemporary , bestfriends-females , favorites , 5-star-chick-lit , unputdownable , paperback. This was the first book by Emily Giffin that I read also her first one , and she immediately became one of my favorite authors.

    Her books can be defined as chick-lit, but they all have a slightly more serious tone. They maintain an easy style, but they also pose serious questions along the line. Something Borrowed is the story of two best friends Darcy and Rachel. As all best friend This was the first book by Emily Giffin that I read also her first one , and she immediately became one of my favorite authors.

    And when you put guys into the mix, well the plot just becomes explosive. This book is about love, friendship, betrayal, secrets, lies, and life-changing decisions. Have you ever fought with your best friend over a guy? This book portrays the feelings so well that I wonder if Emily ever experienced it herself.

    Aug 22, Shannon marked it as will-never-read · review of another edition Shelves: first-reads , think-about , swaps. This book is the reason I haven't won a giveaway on here for over three years. I won this from Goodreads in one of the first giveaways I entered, back in , I believe. I think they gave away over copies of this book, or something around that?

    Since then I've realized that unless you read the books they send you you're probably not going to win another giveaway. Oh we This book is the reason I haven't won a giveaway on here for over three years.

    Oh well, I have thousands of books to read. I wish I hadn't entered to win this book though, because even though it's pink, I really don't like chick-lit. It has pretty good reviews and I have friends who liked it so there was always a chance that even though it wasn't my favorite genre I might have found something about it to like.

    I was probably going to read this someday, mostly just because GR gave it to me to read, but not anymore. I don't expect this to count as "reviewing" this book just so I could maybe start winning giveaways, but that doesn't mean I still didn't have something to say.

    View all 23 comments. Dec 13, Jennifer rated it it was ok · review of another edition Shelves: authors-first-novel-debut , book-to-screen , adult-content , dropped-series , womens-fiction-chicklit , listened-to-audiobook , read I have just discovered Ms. Giffin , and while I loved the first book I read that was written by her, I have to admit, I didn't love this one so much. Prea puţin se vorbeşte despre el că a fost călugăr Augustinian. A ajuns preot în cadrul comunităţii augustiniene.

    Apoi a devenit franciscan. Modul de viaţă, felul în care a combinat erudiţia cu simplitatea, ne obligă pe noi, cinstitorii săi, să depăşim faza pietăţii simple şi neargumentate. Astăzi nu mai impresionezi pe nimeni cu mâinile împreunate, dacă nu ştii şi să spui sau să arăţi de ce le ţii împreunate, sau de ce îngenunchezi sau de ce te rogi etc. Astăzi, nu de dragul sau de teama televiziunilor, ci din dragoste faţă de aproapele şi spre ajutorul lui, avem nevoie să ne întărim credinţa prin studiu.

    Şi avem şi multe posibilităţi. În mod deosebit studiul, citirea şi meditarea sfintei Scripturi. Schimbarea mentalităţii, atât de necesare nouă ca popor, poate avea un bun punct de plecare de aici: de la citirea, meditarea şi trăirea sfintei Scripturi. Şi trebuie să ne schimbăm mentalitatea.

    Trebuie să ieşim din egoism şi să învăţăm să trăim pentru alţii. Şi am şi o pildă în acest sens. Cu puţin timp în urmă, câţiva preoţi din România, aflaţi într-o călătorie, au fost invitaţi la cină la o familie, dintr-un sat de munte din Spania. La sfârşitul mesei gazdele i-au întrebat dacă vor şi o cafea.

    Au spus că da, le-ar prinde bine o cafea. Iar cel care-i întrebase le-a spus că se duce acum la barul vecinului că să cumpere. Preoţii s-au simţit un pic stingheri şi au spus că nu e necesar să se deranjeze. Ei credeau că o face el acolo, în casă. Să nu se mai deranjeze.

    E bine şi fără. Eu am serviciu în oraş. La fel şi soţia. Însă el are doar acest bar pe care îl ţine din ceea ce ne vinde nouă, vecinilor săi. Aşa că noi mereu cumpărăm de la el, ca să-i meargă afacerea bine, pentru el şi pentru familia lui! De multe ori am impresia că la noi e invers: ce mă interesează pe mine binele vecinului?! Cum ne vom schimba mentalitatea? Când vom reuşi şi noi să mergem şi să ne preocupăm de binele vecinului, nu de băgarea lui în faliment, în puşcărie sau alte rele?!

    Suntem în faţa sfântului Anton, un om care l-a luat pe Dumnezeu în serios, un om care a făcut din evanghelie viaţa sa, un om care a trăit pentru alţii. Iau fost suficienţi 36 de ani pentru a nu mai fi uitat niciodată. Nouă cât ne mai trebuie pentru a deveni oameni, creştini, sfinţi?! Oameni care să trăiască pentru ceilalţi, oameni care să-şi schimbe mentalitatea, oameni care la sfârşitul acestei Liturghii, dar şi în orice altă clipă a vieţii să poată spună: eu am venit aici, eu sunt aici pentru ceilalţi, pentru altul?!

    Poate că la ieşirea din biserică nu ne întreabă nimeni, nimic. Însă e bine să ştim nu pentru ei, ci pentru noi de ce am venit aici, de ce venim la biserică: vrem să învăţăm ceva din vieţile sfinţilor, din viaţa sfântului Anton. Vrem să trecem şi noi la trăirea evangheliei şi la schimbarea mentalităţii. Vrem să ştim şi să înţelegem că am fost creaţi pentru alţii, nu pentru noi înşine!

    Iubirea lui Dumnezeu deja se vede aici, în biserică, în rugăciune. Însă dincolo de zidurile bisericii trebuie să strălucească, aşa ca o prelungire sau ca un ecou, iubirea de aproapele.

    Aceste două iubiri nu se înlocuiesc una pe cealaltă, ci se completează. De aceea, iubiţi credincioşi, mergând acasă îmbrăţişaţi-i pe cei bolnavi, pe cei mici, pe cei săraci şi spuneţi-le că în sfântul Anton Dumnezeu le-a dat un mângâietor, un frate, un învăţător.

    Dar mai ales lăsaţii să simtă că în dvs. Noi trebuie să fim oameni şi sfinţi pentru cei din jurul nostru. Noi am fost creaţi pentru Dumnezeu, pentru ceilalţi, nu pentru noi înşine. Abia apoi, după ce vom înţelege aceasta şi ne vom schimba mentalitatea şi stilul de viaţă egoist, vom trăi mai bine. Asta trebuie să facem pentru a ne schimba, pentru a slava lumea, ţara, familia. Să ne întipărim în inimă că suntem creaţi pentru celălalt şi împreună pentru Dumnezeu: de aici vine salvarea. Aşa să ne ajute Dumnezeu prin mijlocirea sfintei fecioare Maria şi prin mijlocirea sfântului Anton de Padova: să trăim o viaţă dedicată celuilalt şi atunci vom simţi chiar şi în lipsuri, chiar şi în suferinţă că Dumnezeu îndreaptă toate spre binele celor care îl iubesc pe el.

    O parte din aceste gânduri le-am spus în predica de joi, 13 iunie , din biserica Sfântul Anton din Iaşi, cu ocazia hramului. Citire din cartea profetului Isaia 61,a 1 Duhul Domnului este peste mine, căci Domnul m-a uns şi m-a trimis să aduc săracilor vestea cea bună, să-i vindec pe cei cu inima zdrobită; să le vestesc celor închişi eliberarea şi celor prinşi în război libertatea; 2 să dau de ştire un an de milostivire al Domnului şi o zi de răzbunare a Dumnezeului nostru; să-i mângâi pe toţi cei întristaţi; 3a să aduc alinare celor care plâng în Sion; să le pun pe cap o coroană împărătească în locul cenuşii de pocăinţă, să le schimb veşmântul de doliu cu untdelemnul bucuriei, să le pun haine de sărbătoare în locul disperării.

    Fraţilor, Duhul Sfânt vine în ajutorul slăbiciunii noastre, căci noi nu ştim să ne rugăm cum trebuie. Însuşi Duhul Sfânt intervine pentru noi prin strigăte negrăite, iar Dumnezeu, care vede adâncul inimilor, cunoaşte gândurile Duhului Sfânt: el ştie că, intervenind pentru credincioşi, Duhul vrea ceea ce vrea Dumnezeu. Noi ştim că Dumnezeu toate le îndreaptă spre binele celor care îl iubesc pe el, adică al acelora care au fost chemaţi potrivit planului său.

    Într-adevăr, pe aceia pe care i-a ştiut mai dinainte i-a şi predestinat să poarte chipul Fiului său, ca Fiul să fie primul născut dintr-o mulţime de fraţi.

    Pe cei pe care i-a predestinat să aibă această asemănare i-a şi chemat; pe cei pe care i-a chemat i-a şi îndreptăţit; pe cei pe care i-a îndreptăţit i-a şi condus la mărirea sa. Lc 4,18 Aleluia Domnul m-a trimis să vestesc săracilor evanghelia; să propovăduiesc celor închişi eliberarea. Citire din Evanghelia Domnului nostru Isus Cristos după sfântul Luca 10, În acel timp, Domnul a ales încă şaptezeci şi doi de ucenici şi i-a trimis doi câte doi înaintea sa, în fiecare cetate sau loc pe unde avea să treacă el.

    Rugaţi-l deci pe stăpânul secerişului să trimită lucrători la secerişul său. Iată, eu vă trimit ca pe nişte miei în mijlocul lupilor. Nu vă mutaţi din casă în casă. E ceva de care aveam atât de multă nevoie şi-mi pusesem atât de multă speranţă într-un miracol, singura şansă ca totul să fie bine. Şi a fost. Home Despre mine Despre mine De ce sunt preot? Dezbateri și problematici. Întrebare și încercări de răspuns Scurt, dar cuprinzător Haz… şi de necaz Cărți Susține proiectele Paxlaur.

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    Iubit de împrumut

    Capra da, suntem, dar am grace să împrumut mai fim. Conclusion : What a complete waste of time. Iubit was better than the other characters in this book by far. A "consummate good-girl" would never have an affair with her best friend's fiancee, despite Darcy's shortcomings as a friend. Trebuie să ieşim din egoism şi să învăţăm să trăim pentru alţii.

    „M-AM ÎNDRĂGOSTIT!” CLAUDIA PĂTRĂȘCANU, DEDICAȚIE DE IUBIRE PENTRU UN NOU IUBIT

    Jess They combined Ethan and Hillary in the book into just Ethan in the movie. That's pretty common in adaptations. See all 8 questions about Iubit de împrumut…. Lists with This Book.

    This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list ». Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Start your review of Iubit de împrumut. May 10, Traci rated it did not like it · review of another edition Shelves: ugh.

    I only acknowledge that I read this book so I can say how much I hated it. The two main characters are completely unlikable, one for being completely self-absorbed and selfish, and the other for being so spineless and whiny. So spineless, in fact, that the action of her sleeping with her friend's fiancé wasn't even a credible one.

    The further I got into it, the more I was disgusted with it. I also found it very difficult to believe that at 30, the two characters would continue to be friends. Usu I only acknowledge that I read this book so I can say how much I hated it. Usually by that age, you've phased out the people from your childhood that no longer work in your life.

    Especially when they are so far removed from your hometown. This lack of credibility was the biggest crack in an already weak foundation for the book. My biggest problem was the overall message seemed to be that as long as your best friend is a bitch, it's okay to sleep with her fiancé.

    Come on now, no matter how you color it, it's never okay. View all 55 comments. It wasn't bad as chicklit goes, but I don't know how sympathetic I can be to characters who are betraying their fiancees and best friends. Plus, in order to make the cheating something "okay," a lot of energy is put into making Darcy really off-putting and Rachel really kind of pathetic. I liked Hilary and Ethan a lot though in all other chick lit books Ethan would have been either gay or the guy Rachel actually ended up with , but the central relationships just left me cold.

    Apparently I c It wasn't bad as chicklit goes, but I don't know how sympathetic I can be to characters who are betraying their fiancees and best friends. Apparently I can't get behind cheating and being rewarded for it.

    Who knew I was so morally inflexible? I'd like to read one of her other books, because I did enjoy the writing and her handle on some of the main things I look for in chick lit -- fast-track career, portrait of the city, circle of friends, consumerism, etc. View all 13 comments. Jun 20, Megha rated it did not like it · review of another edition Shelves: reviews , didn-t-finish.

    GR Giveaway. Ok, I tried. I am not going to read this tripe any further. From the first ish pages that I did read, this books sounds somewhat like the show 'Sex and the City'. Rachel is part-Miranada - a not so good looking lawyer, and part-Charolette - miss goody two shoes who wants to find a husband and settle down. Darcy is part-Samantha, part-Carrie, she has good looks and has always managed to make the guy she liked fall for her and is now engaged to a guy she wants to marry.

    And just like GR Giveaway. And just like the show, these two yr. Both the main characters are annoying. Darcy is a shallow self-serving bitch and Rachel lacks a backbone. They have been best-friends since childhood. But their friendship doesn't seem credible at all. Darcy is self-centered and insensitive and has been running all over Rachel forever.

    Rachel has an inferiority complex and is jealous of her so-called best friend's charmed life I don't see why the two are friends at all. And Rachel is trying to use this jealousy as a reason to justify sleeping with her best friend's fiancee I finally put the book down at a point where Rachel is talking about how she had begun to dislike her boyfriend in college because he was rooting for Duke's basketball team and not Indiana.

    And the writing is really nothing worth mentioning. The book also contains a page suggesting questions for discussion, it seems the publishers expect the readers to ponder over this subject matter after reading the book View all 20 comments. Oct 20, Alison rated it did not like it · review of another edition Recommended to Alison by: Ladi.

    Well, this was my first, and now probably last, foray into "chick-lit. A "consummate good-girl" would never have an affair with her best friend's fiancee, despite Darcy's shortcomings as a friend. Some feel Rachel's behavior was justified because of Darcy's litany of slights, pulled from as far back as 5th grade.

    However that Rachel remained Darcy's friend in spite of her bitchiness, just proves Rachel's own weakness of character. And it was t Well, this was my first, and now probably last, foray into "chick-lit.

    And it was totally contra to her so-called good-girl persona. Could she not find any real friends? Even after growing up and living apart from Darcy for several years during college?

    Far from being a modern heroine, I found Rachel weak, immoral, flat, and lifeless; totally not a person to root for. View all 8 comments. Aug 15, Bonnie rated it it was amazing · review of another edition Recommends it for: all my gal pals. I loved this book and have passed it on to other friends! Thanks to Kristi for turning me on to this author. This is one of the best chick-lit books ever. The follow-up "Something Blue" was almost as good.

    The story focuses on two lifelong best friends, Rachel and Darcy. The first installment is told from Rachel's perspective; the second book is told from Darcy's perspective.

    Very clever. Rachel is the single, plain, thirtysomething, always a responsible good girl attorney. Something I can totall I loved this book and have passed it on to other friends! Something I can totally relate to except for the lawyer part!

    Darcy is the exact opposite - she is the outgoing, popular, pretty girl who is engaged to Dex. As the story unfolds, we learn that Rachel has known Dex since law school and has been in love with him for quite some time. And as luck would have it, Dex confesses his feelings for Rachel even though he is engaged to Darcy. Normally one might frown on such an affair, but Rachel's character is one that most of us can relate to and I for one was sympathetic.

    Rachel does suffer some immense feelings of guilt, but also learns a lot about herself, her history, and her friendship with Darcy. View all 3 comments. Oct 05, Mir rated it did not like it · review of another edition Recommends it for: bad friends. Oh, so this is how it sounds inside the heads of people who can rationalize anything.

    View all 16 comments. Dec 24, Winna rated it really liked it · review of another edition Shelves: chicklits. I read this book in two sittings. I know it is a little controversial: some people adore Rachel for 'stealing' her best friend Darcy's fiance. And some others think it is just immoral.

    Here goes my opinion. Rachel, who is a passive thirty years old woman, has lived in Darcy's shadow all her life. Darcy stole her first love Ethan who now becomes Rach's best friend , her Notre Dame acceptance, her pride and even Rachel's own mother's sympathy. Darcy is not that evil, actually, she is self centered I read this book in two sittings. Darcy is not that evil, actually, she is self centered. Sometimes I really like Darcy for being so perfect. Sometimes I hate her for being so annoying.

    The truth is, all characters are flawed and personally, not likeable. However, they are all original and real, that's why I give 4 stars for this book. Then there is this perfect but not so perfect then Dex Thaler. Dex is the handsome, patient, smart guy who is all perfect for Rachel. Only he never decides whether he wants Rachel or Darcy until the very end.

    Rachel herself is not a character I sympathize with. She is passive, she does not know what she wants, and she cannot stand up for herself. It is actually quite annoying to know that everything that happens to her is not all Darcy's selfish fault. It is her fault too, for not defending herself. However, I like the book! I like how the author creates twists and makes the story believable and in the end I'm happy for everyone : bravo.

    Good Christmas read! View all 9 comments. Feb 15, Sarah rated it it was ok · review of another edition Recommends it for: Women on vacation who want a quick, predictable read. So here's my take on Something Borrowed, and "Chic-lit" in general - it's satisfying in the way watching an episode of The Hills is satisfying.

    At all. The definition of beach reading. I think this book is great to read on vacation, but other than that I thought it was crap. The author sets up the story in a way so that it's impossible to sympathize or side with Darcy, who is such an uber-bitch that it nullifies any debate whatsoever over whether or not Rachel and Dex were in the right.

    One of those, "she's getting what she deserves" situations. Instead of turning this potentially-highly dramatic situation into a truly interesting discussion over morals, values, and a debate over what's right and wrong, the decision is already made for us by bland, predictable, one-sided characters and situations. I guess when it comes down to it I'd rather watch garbage tv than read a garbage book. View all 5 comments. May 04, Anne rated it it was ok · review of another edition Recommends it for: Book Clubs.

    Shelves: chick-lit , read-in , drama-in-the-burbs. I don't understand the rave reviews. How is this a good story? Was Rachael supposed to be the one I was rooting for in this scenario? Rachael was a whiner who played it safe, then blamed her friend for all of the things that she didn't have. Yes, Darcy was a self-centered friend. So what?! If you don't like the way she treats you And Dex?

    He was a cheater. There is no other way to put it. I can unders?????? I can understand how if they had always felt something for each other, that they could have fallen into one others' arms in the heat of the moment.

    That's forgivable. Carrying on an affair for months before Darcy and Dex's wedding? Why didn't Dex just call off the wedding as soon as he knew it wasn't just a drunken one night stand? How could he continue to live with Darcy, and see her best friend on the side?! What an enormous asshole! In fairness, it turned out that Darcy was also cheating on him with a guy that Rachael had had a few dates with, but that doesn't make what Dex and Rachael did right.

    I couldn't muster up any sympathy for either of them. I honestly thought Rachael would have been better off without him, but at the same time I kind of thought that they deserved each other. Maybe I wasn't supposed to like them? Maybe the point of the story was that nobody is perfect?

    That life and love is messy? Maybe I just don't get chick-lit? View all 4 comments. May 14, Annalisa rated it liked it · review of another edition Recommended to Annalisa by: Brynnly. Shelves: chick-lit , movies. Despite all my protests and misgivings about a book on infidelity, I was surprised that had the urge to get back to the story and find out what happened.

    For that, I wanted to give the book 4 stars, but I just couldn't because, well, it's a book about infidelity, and not just about infidelity, but the view point that there's nothing wrong with it since the couple isn't married yet. The book starts with A LOT of backstory. It's eventually important to Rachel and Darcy's relationship, but it sure m Despite all my protests and misgivings about a book on infidelity, I was surprised that had the urge to get back to the story and find out what happened.

    It's eventually important to Rachel and Darcy's relationship, but it sure makes the beginning drag. What I wanted from that opening scene was not memories of Rachel and Darcy as kids. I wanted to be pulled into the scene and believe the sequence of events that ended with a girl in bed with her best friend's fiancee. I needed more to get me there. The lawyer-presenting-to-the-jury bit afterwards was amusing, but it didn't get me into her head to justify how it happened.

    I needed more to sympathize with Rachel. Maybe what I needed to sympathize with her more was a reason Dex was worth risking a friendship over. All I got from Rachel were some vague stereotypes that he was handsome and smart. Even in the scenes he was in, I didn't get any personality from him. He was like a fuzzy character in a dream that never quite materializes into a real person. I had to take Rachel's word for it every time she said she loved him because I didn't get anything out of their relationship.

    When Ethan asked Rachel if she was only interested in Dex so she could win something over Darcy, I thought that must be it. I'm still not convinced that isn't true. In the end I had a hollow feeling, and it wasn't just at the things lost. It was that I still didn't know Dex and didn't know if he was worth it to either girl. It made the ending mean a whole lot less to me. The whole book I kept trying to get inside Dex's head to figure out why he was cheating, why he wouldn't make a decision, why he stayed with Darcy, why he kept leading Rachel on, why he did anything, but I couldn't pin down Dex's motivation.

    While it bothered me to have such a pivotal character so undefined, it kind of worked to keep up the suspense. I had no idea if he liked Darcy or Rachel, if he was using Rachel or Darcy, if he was conflicted about this whole thing or a player, or if he was going to pull some twist in the whole drama. Darcy was supposed to be the volatile unknown, but I almost think Dex was more of one. In the end, I don't think the story is as much about the love triangle as it is about friendship.

    The complexity of childhood-turned-adult friendship was very well done and I even though I wanted to strangle Darcy, I could see why Rachel had remained friends with her. Interesting that the character who moved in to late to reach best friend status who was also so passive was named Annalise.

    I don't know what that's like at all read: sarcasm. I had trouble with the route and justifications and conclusions that the romance took, but looking at the story as a journey of two friends, I liked it a whole lot more. ETA: I liked the movie. Dex was still a cardboard, but I could see better what Rachel saw in him and how he was conflicted. John Kransinski stole the show.

    Aug 08, Obsidian rated it did not like it · review of another edition Shelves: tbr Updated May 6, So here's the thing. I used to read Emily Giffin books. For some odd reason I have this book and the sequel to this on my Kindle from way back when. After overstuffing myself with true crime books, I decided to switch to some chick lit. I honestly don't recall reading this book and I am kind of horrified that I ever bought it in the first place.

    I think my main romance book reading rule is for the most part, no cheating. I hate reading it and I have a hard time cheering on characters who are doing it. So I ended up finishing this one and the next one in the story "Something Blue" and found that one to actually be much better than this one.

    Not by much though, I gave the sequel to this one three stars, while the first book just two. The main character in "Something Borrowed" is Rachel. She's about to celebrate her 30th birthday and is doing well professionally. However, she ends up drinking a lot at the birthday party her best friend Darcy throws for her. She ends up sleeping with Darcy's fiancee Dex and most of the book is her being upset at times about what she did and her trying to justify it because Darcy is evil incarnate.

    I think the big issue for me is that Rachel cheats with her best friend's fiancee. I also don't believe that Rachel would have stayed friends with Darcy from childhood to her 30s if she was this flawed.

    I also don't believe that Rachel and Dex were fighting off some long held attraction for each other. I found him boring and also to be an ass if I may say so. He sleeps with his fiancee's best friend and pretty much runs around most of the book trying to get her to do it again. Rachel and Darcy have a mutual friend, Ethan, who honestly I think was a better match for Rachel. I was hoping that was the way things would go, but nope. Ethan was better than the other characters in this book by far.

    I honestly didn't really dig the writing in this one. Heck, even Carrie from Sex and the City realized she was garbage for cheating with Mr. Big and didn't dance around it. The flow was awful in this one. Maybe because I was tired of Rachel's voice about at the 50 percent point. And then the book ends on what is on what I think the author believes is a hopeful note. I promptly went and read book 2 because that one was Darcy's story.

    Also, I sadly recall this was made into a movie that I never did finish. I was trapped on a plane many many moons ago years and I recalled when this was offered as a selection. I tend to like Kate Hudson movies or at least older ones so put this on and turned it off about 20 minutes into the movie. This is not a romantic comedy.

    Sep 06, Allison rated it really liked it · review of another edition Recommends it for: Chick Lit Lovers. You WANT to hate the main character - I mean, she's not only hooking up with an engaged man, but it's her best friend's fiance - but, Griffin did an amazing job of making Rachel someone you rooted for. So, congrats on that! This was a great beach read. Quick and quirky. Feb 26, Love Fool rated it it was amazing · review of another edition.

    LOVE this book. Read it twice because I loved it so much. I am against cheating who isn't , especially with your best friend's man butttttt this made me cheer for the main character who was having an affair with her best friend's man. How could you not love Rachel? I was able to relate to her when I thought I was going to hate her. This made me tear up and laugh and wish I was friends with Rachel even with her flaw.

    I recommend reading this on a rainy night with a glass of wine or the whole LOVE this book. I recommend reading this on a rainy night with a glass of wine or the whole bottle. You won't be able to stop reading it and then won't be able to stop talking about it like me.

    Then I will be able to welcome you to the Emily Giffin fan club this book made me want to read her others. View all 7 comments. Jun 12, Kim rated it it was amazing · review of another edition Recommends it for: chick lit with heart lovers. This is my absolute favourite in chick lit. The characters are very well written and real. And you can't help but to feel for the main girl. She may be sleeping with her best friend's fiancé. But that doesn't mean that she's completely cruel and doesn't deserve the other girl's friendship.

    Or your own. The way the author retells the girl's background. How they interacted as they grew up. And how one always used the other as a measuring stick for everything she did back then and still does.

    You c This is my absolute favourite in chick lit. You come to realize that this friendship is not as good as it could be. They are both not true to themselves and that makes them lie to each other. And it gives the main girl a green light to follow her heart and go for the guy she should have gone for. Steve Howey. Jill Eikenberry. Geoff Pierson. Eric West. Kirsten Day. Rosemary Howard.

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    Dylan Sellers. Hilary Swank. Tom Cruise. Paula Wagner. Something Borrowed Iubit de împrumut 7. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides călătoreşte în frunte. Priest îl întrece pe Thor la încasări. Thor lovește din nou: este primul la box-office! Cool TV

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