What the Land Already Knows by Phyllis Tickle
Winter's Sacred Days (Stories from the Farm in Lucy)

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In this memoir about winters on her family's farm, author Phyllis Tickle offers glimpses of rural family life while telling a simple story of faith lived out and grace revealed. The first in a series of three books based on the liturgical year, this book is a collection of nostalgic tales that explores the mysteries of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany and reveals the presence of God in the everyday.

From making homemade grapevine wreaths, to rescuing a newborn calf from the cold, Tickle, a physician's wife and mother of seven, illuminates small moments of meditation and worship in the ordinary events of life. Scripture passages enrich the narratives and add biblical context. In the stillness of winter, Tickle discovers a stillness of soul and nearness to God that show the thread of liturgy woven into the fabric of everyday life.


About Phyllis Tickle

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Phyllis Tickle is the founding editor of the Religion Department of Publishers Weekly, the international journal of the book industry, and is frequently quoted in print sources like USA Today, the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times as well as in electronic media like PBS, NPR, the Hallmark Channel, and numerous blogs and web sites. Tickle is an authority on religion in America and a much sought after lecturer.
Published September 1, 2003 by Loyola Pr. 128 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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As Western culture and Christianity go through a period of upheaval, what historical forces and participants are shaping the birth of “emergence Christianity?” Building upon the foundation she created in her previous volume The Great Emergence, longtime religion observer and scholar Tickle, f...

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