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Summer Edition 2017

Book Look

Motivation is what allows us, when the heat is on, to take that next step. Seeing the big picture, leaning into results that are not immediately evident, can be the hot work of summer.

Wisdom Walking: Pilgrimage as a Way of Life, by Church Publishing author Gil Stafford, looks at the walking we do in our life, both literal and metaphorical:

“Everyone has taken a pilgrimage. Some pilgrimages are intentional: I walked across Ireland. Some are unintentional: I walked my mother through the final days of her life. Life is a pilgrimage. But, do we walk intentionally, embracing the transformational process?”

Where are you walking? Who are your companions? Are you slowing down to smell the roses? Are you taking that next step, even when it is not easy? Stafford’s book offers some companionship — and some motivation — for your own wisdom walking.

So many communities across the country have an extraordinary story to tell. Harvesting Abundance by Church Publishing author Brian Sellers-Petersen profiles the inspirational efforts of 25 Episcopal congregations, schools, and organizations planting seeds of change in their communities through their food and faith initiatives.

Ultimately, this book is about how a connection to the land can be used to build deeper connections with other people. It can give you ideas for starting your own food and faith initiative, or the inspiration to increase your outreach and impact on your community.

To Katharine Jefferts Schori, the 26th Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, this book presents “a great opportunity to pray that ancient collect ‘read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest … ’ in a new context, in the fertile scripture of creation: read and grow, read and eat, read and share, and know that the earth in which we all have our origins is the stuff of divine creativity and abundant life.” Find this book on Church Publishing’s website.