In her new book Holy Is the Day, Carolyn Weber (author of Surprised by Oxford) invites readers on a journey to find the meaning of stillness in relation to God’s grace, hope and holy presence in our lives.
This story of a young mom, emotionally and physically drained from the demands of a career in academia, writing a first book, and raising three young children, exemplifies for all readers the need to take time and put down the desire to “do it all,” living in the moment and finding grace therein.
“Each day is holy when we trace various ways of understanding the ‘present’ in relation to God’s grace in our lives, for when we are really with God we are reminded that he is with us, always,” writes Carolyn. “Through looking at the everyday questions of our lives—ranging from the kitchen to the crucible, the classroom to the emergency room, whether we are faced with professional upheaval or personal reflection—how do we see God’s handiwork in our lives?”
Weaving funny and poignant stories throughout her spiritual journey, Carolyn chronicles the season in her life when she finds the meaning behind “God with us.” Learning to rest and become intimate with this presence, she explores the themes of endurance, humility, compassion, remembrance, gratitude and the nature of time.
“Regardless of life circumstances, we can choose to be aware of being in God’s presence at any moment, with eternal repercussions,” encourages Carolyn.
For the reader who wants to bring wonder back to their walk, for the individual who wants to further develop their reflective practices, and for the busy parent who fears watching God’s presence passing by, this book will open the eyes of all who read it to the infinite grace God pours out on us when we simply choose to be present with him.
About Carolyn Weber
Carolyn Weber (Ph.D., 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: An Unlikely Journey of Spiritual Discovery.
She blogs at Pressing Save and lives in London, Ontario.
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