Digging In

Author: Robert Benson
Editor: WaterBrook
ISBN: 9780307499486
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The story of a small garden large enough to hold everything in life that really matters. “These days the portion of Eden for which I am responsible is fairly modest. . . . It is a small house in a small garden in a small neighborhood. But it is large enough . . . Large enough to hold everything dear.” Digging In tells the story of the author’s move into an early twentieth-century cottage with a long abandoned back yard, and the work that he and his family had to do to bring a garden to life there. It is the story of the way that the garden became the ground upon which deeper relationships with his family, friends, and neighbors began to blossom and grow. Written in the gentle, revealing prose for which Benson is acclaimed, this is a lyrical and wise book, beautifully evoking the wonder of planting and seasons, humorously recalling the challenges and the struggles of the labor itself, and carefully observing the simple truths and timeless joys that were there to be found. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Cat On My Lap

Author: Callie Smith Grant
Editor: Revell
ISBN: 1441220054
Size: 11,99 MB
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Pets are such a big part of so many of our lives. As any pet lover knows, a wagging tail or a tender purr can soothe the soul after a hard day. And sometimes, the presence of dogs and cats in our lives can do even more. In these delightful books, Callie Smith Grant collects stories that celebrate the dogs and cats in our lives--stories that touch our hearts, renew our spirit, and show us how God created these beasts for unique purposes. A funny little dog named Prince earns his title by protecting the children of the house. A "dickens of a cat" gives a cancer survivor something else to think about. A lively litter of puppies soothes a troubled child. A scrawny kitten helps an anorexic girl begin to eat. Well-known authors, including Melody Carlson, Tracie Peterson, and Robert Benson, as well as new voices share their inspirational true stories of these otherwise ordinary cats and dogs whose presence in the lives of humans make them remarkable. Each book also includes interesting sidebars, memorable quotes, helpful hints for living with dogs and cats, and forewords by H. Norman Wright. The stories are warm, captivating, and ideal for a good curl-up-and-read or for a gift to any pet lover. Cat lovers, dog lovers, and anyone who likes to read uplifting stories will cherish these books.

Backyard Vegetable Gardening In Winter

Author: Martha Stone
Editor: Martha Stone
ISBN:
Size: 13,64 MB
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What's Inside Backyard Gardening in Winter Backyard Vegetable Gardening in Winter is a useful resource that can help you achieve self-sufficiency during the winter season, especially when the prices of store-bought produce reach sky high. With proven and timeless techniques in backyard gardening, you will appreciate how unbelievably easy and manageable it is to produce homegrown fruits and vegetables in the challenging winter season. And soon enough, your backyard winter garden will become ripe with rewards and fruits of your hardwork. This book contains essential information in successful backyard gardening for the winter season. Some of the topics covered in its 8 chapters include: • How essential and possible it is to take care of a backyard garden in winter. • Fruits and vegetables that easily thrive during the winter season, without artificial heat and electricity. • How to get started with your backyard winter garden, including the selection of location, tools, soil and fertilizers. • Tips and techniques in keeping a backyard garden thriving all winter long, including watering, mulching, and planting dimensions. • Natural ways to manage pests and diseases that may infect your winter plants. • Benefits and techniques in creating a homemade compost. After reading this book, you should: • Find inspiration to dig your garden beds even at the latter part of the year. • Consider a small selection of winter plants to start with. As soon you begin to see that you can indeed make fruits and vegetables grow even in cold climate, inspiration will refuel itself. • Know how to protect your winter produce in a more natural and organic way. • Manage to perennially grow fruits and vegetables that you thought would only survive in other seasons. • Find yourself immensely enjoying the products of your labor, from the backyard garden right to your dining table.

Tending The Flame

Author:
Editor: Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations
ISBN: 1558965882
Size: 10,92 MB
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The Bloomsbury Handbook Of Religion And Nature

Author: Laura Hobgood
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1350046833
Size: 12,67 MB
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Divided into four parts-Earth, Air, Fire, and Water-this book takes an elemental approach to the study of religion and ecology. It reflects recent theoretical and methodological developments in this field which seek to understand the ways that ideas and matter, minds and bodies exist together within an immanent frame of reference. The Bloomsbury Handbook of Religion and Nature focuses on how these matters materialize in the world around us, thereby addressing key topics in this area of study. The editors provide an extensive introduction to the book, as well as useful introductions to each of its parts. The volume's international contributors are drawn from the USA, South Africa, Netherlands, Norway, Indonesia, and South Korea, and offer a variety of perspectives, voices, cultural settings, and geographical locales. This handbook shows that human concern and engagement with material existence is present in all sectors of the global community, regardless of religious tradition. It challenges the traditional methodological approach of comparative religion, and argues that globalization renders a comparative religious approach to the environment insufficient.

In Constant Prayer

Author: Robert Benson
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418567965
Size: 19,38 MB
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What does it mean to pray without ceasing? Is it really that important to pray as the early Church did? In this installment of The Ancient Practices series, Robert Benson presents a structure for our lives where we can live in continued awareness of God’s presence and reality. A pattern for worship and prayer that is offered to God at specific times throughout the day, the daily office is meant to be prayed by all the faithful so the Church may be continuous and God’s work in this world may be sustained. Yet it is highly personal too—an anchor between the daily and the divine, the mundane and the marvelous. Says author Robert Benson, “At some point, high-minded discussion about our life of prayer has to work its way into the dailyness of our lives. At some point, we have to move from talking about prayer to saying our prayers so that the marvelous that is possible has a chance to appear.” In Constant Prayer is your gateway to deeper communion with God. Expect something new to unfold before you and within you while heeding this ancient call. The Ancient Practices There is a hunger in every human heart for connection, primitive and raw, to God. To satisfy it, many are beginning to explore traditional spiritual disciplines used for centuries . . . everything from fixed-hour prayer to fasting to sincere observance of the Sabbath. Compelling and readable, the Ancient Practices series is for every spiritual sojourner, for every Christian seeker who wants more.