Item description for The Circle Of Life: The Heart's Journey Through The Seasons by Osm Joyce Rupp, Macrina Wiederkehr & Mary Southard...
Overview We long for connections in the midst of disconnected lives--connections to ourselves, to others, to the world we live in. Most of all we yearn to connect with the sacred. In The Circle of Life Joyce Rupp and Macrina Wiederkehr invite us to listen carefully and closely to the wisdom of each season. Using reflections, poems, prayers, and meditations, they explore the relationship between the seasons of the earth and the seasons of our lives. The Circle of Life encourages readers to connect their experience of the unfolding seasons with inner spiritual growth and movement, and to know that the presence of God is within and around us all.
Publishers Description Invites us to listen carefully and closely to the wisdom of each season. Using reflections, poems, prayers, and meditations, this book explores the relationship between the seasons of the earth and the seasons of our lives. It also helps us connect our experience of the unfolding seasons, with inner spiritual growth and movement.
Awards and Recognitions The Circle Of Life: The Heart's Journey Through The Seasons by Osm Joyce Rupp, Macrina Wiederkehr & Mary Southard has received the following awards and recognitions -
Benjamin Franklin Award - 2006 Finalist - Religion category
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Studio: Sorin Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.7" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.54" Weight: 0.9 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2005
Publisher Sorin Books
ISBN 1893732827 ISBN13 9781893732827
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More About Osm Joyce Rupp, Macrina Wiederkehr & Mary Southard
JOYCE RUPP, O.S.M., is well known as a writer, spiritual guide, retreat leader and international speaker. She is a member of the Servite Community and a volunteer for Hospice. Her latest books are "Cosmic Dance" and "Inviting God In."
Joyce Rupp currently resides in Ames Des Moines De.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Circle Of Life: The Heart's Journey Through The Seasons?
A real heart's journey. Jan 10, 2007
This book is so very special. It is definitely a wonderful companion prayer book for those who want to be in harmony with all of the elements of creation.
Overkill Jan 25, 2006
I was pretty disappointed with this book. I guess I went in with high expectations. In the beginning of the book, I thought it might be worthwhile, but as I read on.......the repetitive nature of the book got old very fast. The book could have gotten its message across with a lot less pages. I found the ceremonies that they had in there useless....I hope they don't recommend this book for someone that is lonely. I think the authors idea for the book was a good one, but the execution of their idea didn't deliver in print.
Prayer Jan 15, 2006
I like the concept of viewing life and prayer through the four seasons. I like how the prayers can be used as an individual prays or for group prayer. The words speak to the heart when one does not have the words within. It encourages one to be aware of the presence of God in the day to day ordinary. Simple and direct yet challenging one to move from the head to the heart and be conscious of the movement of prayer. Helps to open our eyes and see life differently. A great addition and help especially when planning for prayer for groups.
A positive Catholic look Nov 27, 2005
If you are looking for a stern, in-your-face, pre-Vatican ll book on religion, this is not it! What you will find is a beautiful spiritual companian written by two wise and sensitive nuns and gorgeously illustrated by another talented sister. This is a healing book for many, especially those who feel their Catholic faith has let them down at some point in their life. I think this would also be great for anyone who embraces Waldorf- style education or parenting. I absolutely loved it!!!!!!
Wicca Watch! Nov 17, 2005
If you remain at all confused as to the nature of this book, simply try google-ing the names of the authors. We find here a trend in the Wiccan religious tradition being written by purportedly Catholic nuns. Here is a quote by Wiederkehr in one of her other books, "God is Someone who has taken the time to sit on a quilt with me waiting for beauty. She is a Mother of Presence." -- Yes, you heard right, God is a woman; does that make Jesus a woman too? It's all so confusing. Buyer beware! This isn't the placid book it claims to be about happy, let's-hold-hands-in-the-sunshine banal spirituality, it is a quiet indoctrination into Wicca.