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What Grows in a Garden?

Happy Publication Day to Fred Bahnson.  Soil and Sacrament is receiving strong praise, including these words from a starred Kirkus:” Bahnson’s lively prose is spiritual without ever being preachy or heavy-handed, and the overall effect is akin to reading a Wendell Berry essay, if Berry also had a sense of humor. Bahnson’s story and its message is constantly, deeply thought-provoking.”

Fred Bahnson wrote this op-ed  in The Washington Post  “American spirituality is discovering itself anew as people of faith reconnect with the land. As I’ve traveled the country I’ve met fellow Christians who are falling in love with their faith all over again, and in every instance this love affair is tied to a place. Not a lofty cathedral directing the worshipper’s thoughts heavenward; these places draw the eyes—and the hands—down to earth, back to the soil from which Genesis tells us we were formed, and which we’re called to “tend and keep.” Our first and most basic human task, I’ve come to learn, is to care for the garden.”   MORE

Some books truly change the way you see the world.   This is one of them – WS

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