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At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time

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“What a delight to find so extraordinary a collection meant for use in ordinary time! Any book that includes passages from The Wind in the Willows and Moby Dick, as well as poems by George Herbert and Christina Rossetti, is all right with me. Especially because each of the works chosen is meant to awaken me to the movement of the spirit in daily life.”

—Kathleen Norris, aut
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Paperback, 200 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Paraclete Press (first published January 1st 2011)
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Laurie
Sarah Arthur appears to worship as she writes of the truths revealed subtly or indirectly through lines of poetry or passages of prose. She notes that:

We remember certain scenes from certain books like we remember major life events: they become part of our personal histories, listed among the episodes that marked turning points in our lives. Indeed, many of us might include a poet or an author, whether dead or living, among our spiritual mentors. On a quiet evening, curled up with a good story
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Pamela
Had the privilege of meeting and talking withthis author, having my copy of her book signed, and then walked into an ordination where she accompanied her husband in his ordination. Blessings to their family!

This is a wonderful collection of pieces of literature gathered together to enhance prayer sessions. Almost avoiding the usual religious writers, Sarah Arthur selects intentionally authors from various times, ideologies, from Auden, Austen, Donne, Dickinson, Eliot (T.S. and George), Keillor,
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Julie Davis
This unusual devotional is a book after my own heart. Sarah Arthur has thematically arranged classic and contemporary fiction and poetry to look a little deeper at the worship inherent in the words.

Designed for use in Ordinary Time, themes range from "Seeking God's Face" to "Quarrels with Heaven" to "Rending the Veil." Readings are taken from such diverse fiction sources as The Wind in the Willows and Mansfield Park, and from poets spanning the Italian Christina Rossetti to Enuma Okoro, a contem
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Jennifer
A lovely and inspiring collection of devotional readings for the fertile season of Ordinary Time.
Emily
i started this half-way through, but it's been awesome!
Lorisha
a spiritual lyrical ride
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Sarah Arthur is a fun-loving speaker and the author of numerous books, ranging from popular devotionals to serious explorations of faith and literature. She is a twenty-year youth ministry veteran who speaks around the country on the role of imagination and narrative in spiritual formation. Her first books were the bestselling, award-winning youth devotionals "Walking with Frodo: A Devotional Jour ...more
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