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Soul Gardening

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This book is about what it means to be a soul gardener. Reading it is not unlike walking in a garden-where it feels good to be alive, where we sit for a while and talk about what we learn there-which allows us to be more fully human. Terry Hershey recounts experiences from his own life, using the metaphor of gardening to speak to our longing for spiritual growth, a healthy ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published December 1st 1999 by Augsburg Fortress Publishing (first published 1999)
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Michael Duncan
This book by Terry Hershey is a garden-walk for the soul. I found it encouraging as well as compelling as it caused me to considered how much clutter I've allowed in my own life. If you're looking for a book that will speak to your heart - this one is it.

Michael Duncan, author of: Shadows: Book of Aleth, Part One
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Hologram Ninethousand
Various anecdotes, quotes, and observations with the goal of inspiring one to appreciate small gifts in nature. “Because gardening is not just about digging. Or planting for that matter. Gardening is about cherishing. And to cherish, one must be present.”

“Cultivate appreciation for the ordinary gifts of grace, the value of solitude, the art of listening, and the healing power of nature.”
Loved it so much I didn't want the book to end, but only a gardener would appreciate this comment! Actually the book was more about understanding and knowing our core being from a former pastor and passionate gardener who splendedly wove the two together. Will look for more of his literary works and would love to visit his garden.
Lots of reminders that gardening, like anything, is a journey not a destination. Hershey tells anecdotes about his own gardens and ones he's seen, and encourages the reader/gardener to slow down and enjoy the journey.
wonderful book about nature and gardening
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