Those familiar with biblical texts will be drawn in by the vivid images and relevant messages of the poems. Similarly, those for whom biblical texts are less well-known, will find intriguing and accessible images that might even prompt a desire to learn more. Lay people and clergy across denominations will find comfort and challenge in the familiar being made new should they accept the invitation to follow Christ into the desert and the wilderness contained within us all, and persevere until the journey ends in resurrection.
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About the Author
Table of Contents
Week 1 An Invitation to Follow 1
Week 2 Encountering the Tempter 15
Week 3 Searching for the Path 37
Week 4 Shadows in the Darkness 55
Week 5 The Journey Back 75
Week 6 Approaching the Horizon 93
Week 7 From Celebration to Suffering 111
Scripture Index 139
What People are Saying About This
"Rachael writes with a keen intellect, a gift for creative phrasing, an idiosyncratic scriptural perspective that is both insightful and challenging, and an impressive invitation to trust in the absoute truth, love, and goodness of our Creator and Redeemer God. Sometimes the reader will have to reread and review a meditation in order to grasp its profound spiritual nuances. These meditations will guide many to a deep and meaningful spiritual Lenten journey."
Professor Emeritus of Pastoral Psychology
"In Negotiating the Shadows Rachael Keefe offers poetry for today and a prophetic word for tomorrow. Opening up this small volume of poems and meditations, the reader will find that she is holding in her hands a missive of hope, a gift borne by a writer who has traversed the shadows, finding precisely there the blessing of the Beloved. From the silent depths she brings words drenched with holiness, offering them to those who hunger for something good and true and yes, bittersweet. Her words bring comfort and challenge to those reaching out for new life. This book is truly a rare gem!"
Sharon G. Thornton
Professor of Pastoral Theology
Andover Newton Theological School_