Barbara Mahany believes the sacred is all around, within finger's reach - here to be gathered, culled, collected through the simple yet complex art of paying attention, of savoring the moment, of cultivating stillness. Making room for God and illuminating the godly specks in the everyday. Noticing the seen, revealing the unseen, and pinpointing the divine in both. The book sifts through the terrain of three particular landscapes where the author most often encounters the stirrings of the divine: under heaven's dome, on the front lines of the home front, and in the unspooling of the seasons. The most essential prayer, often, is the life closely examined, held up to the light.
By probing deeply the nooks and crannies of the home front, the author points out that the listener need not venture far to find what matters most. And the questions stirred will linger long after the minutes of this book have passed.
©2014 Barbara Mahany (P)2016 Abingdon Press