Monday, August 06, 2007

"Here If You Need Me" by Kate Braestrup

Memoir of a chaplain to the Maine Warden Service, "Here If You Need Me" is a good read for anyone. It's well-written. My guess is that would-be priests aka seminarians would love it. Here's a review from the Christian Science Monitor. It's causing a stir here in Maine.

A paragraph from the review:-

The common thread in these riveting accounts – a young husband's death, a snowmobiler trapped under the ice, a lost girl, a couple who have been swept over a dam while swimming, and others – is the value of mindful presence, Braestrup's uncanny ability "to just show up, shut my mouth, and be." When friends and family ask the hard questions, she suggests, "if you want to know where God is in this or in anything, look for love."

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