Holy Is the Day

Living in the Gift of the Present

By Carolyn A. Weber
(IVP Books, Paperback, 9780830843077, 192pp.)

Publication Date: August 2013

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Life pulls us in many directions, sometimes even to the point of pulling our souls apart. We know rest and reflection are necessary for a healthy life even Jesus took time to get away from the crowds, away from the demands of everyday life, to pray, to spend time with close friends, to sleep. But when Carolyn Weber emotionally and physically exhausted from managing her career as a college professor, writing her first book and parenting three children under the age of three hears this truth from a friend, all she can think is: but who will do everything if I don't? And this sets her on a journey to find the still, small space in each day. In these pages Carolyn reflects on the eternal beauty that lurks within the present. Drawing from literature, history and everyday life, Holy Is the Day is a collection of spiritual reflections that trace the way God's ever-renewing grace is a gift of the present. Opening it we find poignant stories of endurance, humility, compassion, remembrance and gratitude, as well a harrowing account of near-death experience. Carolyn gives us new eyes to receive the precious gift of the present and give it away to others.

About the Author
Carolyn Weber (D. Phil., University of Oxford) is an author, speaker and teacher who has specialized in eighteenth and nineteenth century British and European Literature. Her recent academic positions include associate professor of English literature at Seattle University and visiting associate professor of English literature at Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California. Writing at the intersection of Romanticism and gender and family issues, Weber is the editor of Romanticism and Parenting: Image, Instruction and Ideology and author of the forthcoming monograph Metempsychosis in the Early Works and Short Stories of Mary Shelley. She is also the author of Surprised by Oxford: A Memoir.
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