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Water, Wind, Earth & Fire: The Christian Practice of Praying with the… (2010)

by Christine Valters Paintner

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having won the Autumn Blessings poetry party from Abbey of the Arts, today i received Christine's autographed prize gift of her new book *Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire: The Christian Practice of Praying with the Elements*.

i'm already more than pleased in the reading. how about sharing an appetizer with you?

*The element of wind invites us to "open our souls to Being," which means opening ourselves to a God who flows in directions we cannot predict. This element invites us to a radical posture of surrender in releasing our hold on our own plans and making room for God to blow us in the most life-giving direction. As a metaphor for God, wind reminds us that God's ways are not our ways. The invitation of wind requires of us a detachment from our own longing to control the direction of our lives and a simultaneous surrender to Spirit to allow ourselves to be carried to places of growth and newness.*

hungry? i know i am. looking forward to much more...

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To Abbess Petunia and former Abbott Duke (1996-2006) whose four-legged wisdom has taught me about the profound mysteries and graces of the natural world. They have each revealed a face of God in their being just who they were created to be.
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Christian tradition tells us that we have received two books of divine revelation: the book of scripture and the book of nature.
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