November 28, 2017

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By Rachael A. Keefe

This booklet invitations the reader to adventure creation as a non secular trip to Bethlehem, a trip from darkness to gentle. each one week explores the normal topics of desire, Peace, pleasure, and Love which are current during the season. It starts at the first Sunday of creation inviting the reader to be open to new or unforeseen encounters with God, to discover the secret and beauty so frequently overlooked in daily lifestyles. each one day-by-day meditation deals a poetic, insightful mirrored image on scripture verses that voice the human spirit's eager for the Holy Spirit--the persevered fight to discover gentle in a gloomy global. because the trip unfolds, the reader will stroll during the chilly bleakness of the iciness season and the bitterness of melancholy, guided through the desire, peace, pleasure, and love promised in Christ, fulfilled on Christmas Day.
Those accustomed to biblical texts can be drawn in by way of the shiny pictures and suitable messages of the poems. equally, these for whom biblical texts are much less popular will locate exciting and available photos that will advised a wish to study extra. Laypeople and clergy throughout denominations will locate convenience and problem within the ordinary being made new may still they settle for the invitation to hunt the sunshine of Christ at the lengthy, frequently tough, trip to Bethlehem.

"These creation meditations are the main difficult, inventive, and significant ones ever released. Rachael Keefe integrates her biblical wisdom, her pastoral and prophetic views, her mental and non secular figuring out of individuals, and her personal life's pilgrimage to supply profound insights and demanding situations for our religious trip via introduction. Anyone's introduction might be enriched and made extra significant through interacting with Keefe's soul and brain within the meditations."
-Merle Jordan
Emeritus Professor
Boston college college of Theology

"Rachael Keefe bargains contributors and groups of religion a clean, well timed, and genuine invitation to the season of creation. Her readers will locate thought-provoking verses with references and pictures that verify the complexity of contemporary existence. via her poetry that resonates with Scripture, she opens up a number of layers of a lived religion that retains desire alive in the course of doubt. Readers will locate the braveness to dream back. This publication is a important source for private reflections and public worship."
-Sharon G. Thornton
Professor of Pastoral Theology
Andover Newton Theological School

Rachael Keefe is the chaplain on the New Hampshire medical institution, the kingdom psychiatric facility. She is the writer of Negotiating the Shadows (2010).

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