Tuesday, July 13, 2010
My Book Arrives (and that's a new experience!)
"I have something for you, Mama," Jesse said, pulling a padded envelope from his carefully crammed backpack. I was standing in the living room with my family and the four travelers who are with us for the next few weeks. It's normal for Jesse to bring us little things from the States, but this time he carried something I'd never seen before--my book! I didn't have the slightest idea what the moment was supposed to feel like.
That was Saturday and the days since then have been very full. It wasn't until today that I had my first coherent response to this rather lovely occasion.
I don't remember stacking Approaching God with the other books on my dresser but my eyes just happened to fall on them all as I was walking by. My title sat silently among the others and it was this plain, matter of fact presence that stopped me. Though I don't presume it holds place among these titles, the stack just said to me, "This is real. This is a book like other 'real' books and anyone might have it on their dresser with assorted recent reads."
It made me happy :-)
Approaching God is an illustrated collection of thoughts on intimacy with God. In it I reflect on relationship with God through the metaphors of Friend, Father, Mother, Artist, Healer and Guide. In his foreword, Pete Greig says, "This exquisite little book leads us deeper into a fuller, more familiar, encounter with God."
It will be available on Amazon UK 1 August. I believe it's available on regular Amazon by the end of October.