Item description for Being Home: Discovering the Spiritual in the Everyday (Hidden Spring) by Gunilla Norris, Greta Sibley, Pamela Vittorio, Jan Forstrom, Marta Pitt, Pat McEown, Glenn Barr & Kevin Nowlan...
Overview A book of household meditations celebrates the spirituality of everyday objects and activities, examining their relationship to the Divine, while inspiring readers to work toward material, social, and spiritual simplicity in their lives. Reprint.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 4.75" Height: 7.75" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2002
Series Hidden Spring
ISBN 1587680149 ISBN13 9781587680144
Availability 0 units.
More About Gunilla Norris, Greta Sibley, Pamela Vittorio, Jan Forstrom, Marta Pitt, Pat McEown, Glenn Barr & Kevin Nowlan
GUNILLA NORRIS is a writer, meditation teacher, and psychotherapist in private practice. Her books include 'Simple Ways', 'Inviting Silence', and 'Being Home'.
Reviews - What do customers think about Being Home: Discovering the Spiritual in the Everyday?
The intro is the best part Jun 5, 2007
I enjoyed this book and the photography in it. But honestly, some of the poetry just seemed a wee bit contrived to me... as if Norris HAD to find something holy in the act of locking a door or shoveling.
There are parts of it that are very well written, I love reading her prefaces and such in all her books. And parts of the actual prose was meaningful for me. But I'm glad it was just a library book.
A note: I got this book thinking it spoke to a strictly Catholic spirituality... it does not. Elements of her writing lead me to believe there was a Catholic influence but she speaks in much more universal tones... even new-agey at times.
Still there is nothing TOTALLY objectionable to most faiths unless one is offended by her referring to her "single-celled ancestors."
I was still able to glean some nice meditation points from this book.
inspiring guide May 18, 2007
This book not only is an accessible guide to the practice of savoring the moment, but it is written and illustrated so beautifully that just reading it is a spiritual pleasure. As a minister, I distribute it to beginners in spiritual practice and also enjoy re-reading it myself.
A beautiful meditation on the real meaning of home Jan 26, 2005
Beautiful to read and to look at, BEING HOME is a celebration of the sacred ordinary and the domestic arts. I have given copies away as housewarming gifts, and continue to refer to my own well-loved copy again and again, whenever I need a gentle reminder to appreciate the gifts of being home. In Norris's eyes, the simplest household objects become holy icons, and the most ordinary "chores" become acts of reverence. She makes us view our surroundings with new eyes. If you're a homebody who longs to find words to express the soul of the domestic arts, this book is for you.