Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season

Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season

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Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season by Gary Schmidt, Barry Moser

Explore the rich vibrancy of summer and reflect on how nature teaches us to value time in this lush collection of reflections by our greatest writers.

"Summer has gone by so fast," we often say—the only season for which we say that. Summer does seem to make us keenly aware of time. In our vacations, we step out of time. Watching our gardens, we see the progress of time. Seeing the geese come honking back, we are aware of the passing of time. In essays, poems, and meditations organized around themes of time and our responses to it, twenty-five writers consider summer and its spiritual meanings.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781683365778
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/01/2005
Pages: 258
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Gary Schmidt teaches literature at Calvin College. He is coeditor of Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season; Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season and Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (all SkyLight Paths). He is also author of Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy , a Newbery Honor book; Mara's Stories: Glimmers in the Darkness , a Fanfare 2002 Horn Book honor list book; Straw into Gold; and, with Lawrence Kushner, In God's Hands.

Susan M. Felch teaches literature at Calvin College and is coeditor of Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season; Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season and Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season . She also edited The Collected Works of Anne Vaughan Lock and Bakhtin and Religion.

Barry Mosher, one of the foremost illustrators working today, has illustrated many books for adults and children, including The Pennyroyal Caxton edition of the King James Bible and Lewis Carroll's Alice: Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There.

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