In words as refreshing as trhe wash of waves on a shore, Benson welcomes us into a new world, capturing the beauty and hospitality of his newly discovered haven. His gentle humor, stories of island life, and thought-provoking insights will open a different window on finding our special place in this world.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 208 Vendor: Random House, Inc Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.5 (inches) ISBN: 1400071720 ISBN-13: 9781400071722 Availability: In Stock
A lovely Caribbean island and its people awaken in author Robert Benson a sense of place and home. The islanders’ warmth and welcome prompt a new understanding of ideas of beauty, community and spiritual belonging.
“We live in a world where such welcome and gentleness and civility are increasingly rare. Most of the conversation between strangers is terse and quick and far too often, it is cold and rude. It can even be that way, more often than we care to admit, among people who are not strangers. And such is the way of the world that we live in that we are almost stunned by welcome whenever it breaks out around us, and we are certainly drawn to the people and to the places where we find such welcome in abundance.”
Robert Benson is an acclaimed author and retreat leader who writes and speaks often on the subject of prayer and the meditative life. Known for his warmth and creativity, in very accessible terms he invites readers to think meditatively about spiritual things and better connect with God. He lives with his wife Sara in Nashville, Tennessee.