Chaos, Wonder and the Spiritual Adventure of Parenting: An Anthology

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Chaos, Wonder and t he Spiritual Adventure of Parenting

Chaos, Wonder and the Spiritual Adventure of Parenting

Exceptional writers such as Barbara Kingsolver, Barry Lopez, Rosemary Bray McNatt and Scott Russell Sanders reflect on how children have transformed their spiritual lives. Contributors explore those times when children helped them appreciate the mystery and beauty of life, how children threw them into battles with their souls, and how children helped them say “yes” to living. The writers are from diverse spiritual traditions.

Formerly At Work in Life’s Garden: Writers on the Spiritual Adventure of Parenting

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“Compilations of essays, if not skillfully edited, can often dart and ramble, leaving-the reader a bit disheveled trying to hold on.  Not so in this treasure of a book. These essays, organized into three sections — Walking, Struggles with Love, and Embracing Life–flow elegantly one to the next, never redundant, as no parent-child relationship ever is. Each piece illuminates another surprising example of the extraordinary to be found in the ordinary. This is not a book about religion; nor is it a book about how to parent; yet, it is a profoundly spiritual collection, which every parent should read. The authors bravely share intimate moments from their own parenting journeys. Readers, the lucky recipients, are privy to the sacred surprises that surface even during the most difficult of times with kids.”

— Mimi Doe, Foreword Magazine

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An Anthology
Edited by Sarah Conoverand Tracy Springberry
ISBN: 9781558966154
Book (Paperback)
Skinner House Books

5 1/2 x 8 1/2
256 pages
September 1, 2011

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