Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Earth Gospel: A Guide to Prayer for God's Creation

My good friend Sam Hamilton-Poore has written a lovely book that offers a guide to prayer,meditation with scripture and reflections for four weeks--seven days per week with prayers for morning, midday, and evening.

This small volume is packed with great help and great insights from many such as Sallie McFague, Anne Rowthorn, some mystical writers, Mary Oliver and the author/editor.

I'm proposing that our Leadership and Ministries team, and perhaps our Session, too, use it as a guide during the second quarter of this year. Our stewardship year is divided into quarters, focusing on time and talents from January-March, our environmental covenant (April-June), observing Sabbath (July-September) and our fall financial campaign (October-December.)

I think we'll be the better for our shared attention to prayer and God's creation.

8 comments:

Diane said...

great book! great ideas!

Purple said...

Sam's book was well received at the DASD booking signing event in January, according to one of my friends who attended.

Very unique way to focus on stewardship...may I borrow for my files?

Jan said...

Jennifer, I always trust your book recommendations. Plus, I'm impressed that he uses Sallie McFague, a favorite author of mine.

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

It sounds like a wonderful approach.

Barbara B. said...

I've just started reading some writings by Sallie McFague!

Jan said...

PS
So true what you wrote in your profile--"friend."

Yes, yes, yes.

Gannet Girl said...

Sounds wonderful.

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