Friday, August 26, 2011

From Bauhan Publishing

Sabbath Meditations

by Leaf Seligman (a close and dear friend)

Why do we do what we do? What happens as a result? How do we make sense of, and find meaning in, our lives and in the world that contains us? How do we render wholeness out of brokenness, creating mosaics of beauty and functionality from the rent pieces of our lives? This collection of Sabbath meditations invites readers to inhabit the questions with intention and joy. With a pastor's sensibility, a writer's lyricism, and a generous heart, Leaf Seligman invokes poetry, thinking from diverse spiritual traditions, and stories from her own walk through life to grapple with enduring religious themes and contemporary challenges. It is the preacher's responsibility to be of use, to choose words with great care, and open the window so spirit can move in and out, she writes in her afterword. Indeed, these meditations the words themselves and their call to a more fully understood, more deeply felt life resonate long after the bookmark is tucked into place and the covers closed. Read them slowly and deliberately. Let them be your company as you journey through the Sabbath and into the week.

ISBN: 978-087233-148-8, 232 pages, $16.50


In these insightful and engaging Sabbath Meditations, Leaf Seligman invites us into a rich and spacious conversation marked by respect,  wisdom and joy. The conversation engages traditional texts often a challenge for religious liberals in creative, non-traditional ways, quietly encouraging us to reclaim this neglected resource. Her deep love for the craft of writing gives these meditations an unforced and graceful elegance that makes them a delight to read. --Rev. Dr. Paul Rasor, Director of the Center for the Study of Religious Freedom, Virginia Wesleyan College, and author of Faith Without Certainty: Liberal Theology in the 20th Century.

With penetrating insight into human life and a deep, scholarly engagement with the sacred texts, Leaf Seligman has lifted the art form of a sermon to a new level of integrity. --Rt. Rev. John Shelby SpongAuthor, Re-Claiming the Bible for a Non-Religious World     

1 comment:

mythopolis said...

" the window so spirit can move in and out...." That's such a great expression!