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Overview In the second book from Tickle's Stories from the Farm in Lucy series, Tickle celebrates the "luminous beauty that burst forth in spring," and offers heartwarming reflections about the sacrifice of Lent, the darkness of Good Friday, the rebirth of Easter, and the reminder of eternal life.
Publishers Description In her three-book series that spans the liturgical year, renowned author Phyllis Tickle recalls simple stories from life on her family's farm in Lucy, Tennessee. In these spiritually uplifting and nostalgic memoirs, Tickle records the richness of faith in everyday life. What the Land Already Knows celebrates Advent, Christmas, and the Epiphany. Wisdom in the Waiting reflects on Lent, Easter, and Pentecost. The Graces We Remember provides tales from the end of Pentecost to the beginning of Advent.
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Publishers Weekly - 12/15/2003 page 70
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Studio: Loyola Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.2" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.65" Weight: 0.55 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2004
Publisher Loyola Press
ISBN 0829417656 ISBN13 9780829417654
Availability 0 units.
More About Phyllis Tickle
PHYLLIS TICKLE, founding editor of the Religion Department of PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, the international journal of the book industry, is frequently quoted in print sources, electronic media, and innumerable blogs and web sites. Tickle is an authority on religion in America and a much sought after lecturer on the subject.
In addition to lectures and numerous essays, articles, and interviews, Tickle is the author of over two dozen books in religion and spirituality, most recently Emergence Christianity-What It Is, Where It Is Going, and Why It Matters, The Great Emergence, How Christianity is Changing and Why and The Words of Jesus, A Gospel of the Sayings of Our Lord. She is also the author of the notable and popular The Divine Hours series of manuals for observing fixed-hour prayer: The Divine Hours – Prayers for Summertime, The Divine Hours – Prayers for Autumn and Wintertime, The Divine Hours – Prayers for Springtime, Eastertide- Prayers for Lent Through Easter from The Divine Hours, and Christmastide – Prayers for Advent through Epiphany from The Divine Hours (Doubleday); The Night Offices from The Divine Hours and The Pocket Edition of The Divine Hours (Oxford University Press); and This Is What I Pray Today – The Divine Hours Prayers for Children(Dutton)
Tickle began her career as a college teacher and, for almost six years, served as academic dean to the Memphis College of Art before entering full time into writing and publishing. In September 1996 she received the Mays Award, one of the book industry’s most prestigious awards for lifetime achievement in writing and publishing, and specifically in recognition of her work in gaining mainstream media coverage of religion publishing. In 2007 she received a Lifetime Achievement Award from The Christy Awards “In gratitude for a lifetime as an advocate for fiction written to the glory of God.” In 2004, she received the honorary degree of Doctor of Humane Letters from the Berkeley School of Divinity at Yale University. In 2009 she received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from North Park University.
Tickle serves now, as she has in the past, on a number of advisory and corporate boards. A lay eucharistic minister and lector in the Episcopal Church, she is the mother of seven children and, with her physician-husband, makes her home on a small farm in Lucy, Tennessee.
Phyllis Tickle currently resides in Lucy, in the state of Tennessee.
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A great writer Jul 5, 2007
Phyllis Tickle uses stories of her own family to illustrate the liturgical calendar. A wonderful education for those of us raised in churches that don't celebrate the liturgical calendar. Stories are full of wisdom. I quote the lost security blanket with Rebecca's dreams in it and the mourning for a lost child that never goes away, just becomes less arrogant.