Thursday, May 26, 2011

Spring Update 2011

Just a note to let you know that at long last I have another book coming out! I know I haven't posted much since last summer, but in the meantime I've been, well, writing a book. Oh, and having a baby (lousy excuses, I know!). On November 17 I turned in the final edits for At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time and on November 27 Micah John Arthur entered the world. You might call them twins. Both are delightful, as far as I'm concerned, and I can't wait for you to meet them.

At the Still Point, published by Paraclete Press, is a collection of readings from classic and contemporary poetry and fiction, organized by theme, for each of the twenty-nine weeks in the season of Pentecost or Ordinary Time. During the summer when many of us "go to sleep" spiritually, as Phyllis Tickle says, my book is a prayerful journey of the imagination, guided by poets and authors from throughout the centuries. It's something of a departure from my youth-related resources, since it is for a broader readership. But it still focuses on great stories and nurtures the imagination on the spiritual journey. Check out the details on Paraclete's website.

At the Still Point is now available all over the internet (Amazon, Borders, Barnes & Noble, etc.). Signed copies will be available soon on my website, is in the process of being completely overhauled. I hope for the new site to "go live" in the next week or two, at which point the old site and all of my blogs (including this one) will redirect to the new site.

Stay tuned for more details!

Sarah Arthur