As the first religion editor at Publishers Weekly, a leading exponent of the emerging church, and a popularizer of fixed-hour prayer, Tickle has profoundly shaped modern spirituality for six decades. Now a window has been opened into her inner life, where self-revelation and lyricism embrace. 128 pages, softcover. Paraclete.
"I think that Phyllis was a poet first and foremost, before anything else. Here she has attentively gathered all of the poems she wished to preserve from the last half century. A handful of them were written in the last few years. This book should surprise a lot of people. It honestly leaves me breathless."
Jon M. Sweeney, editor of Phyllis Tickle: Essential Spiritual Writings (Orbis), and author of the biography, Phyllis Tickle (forthcoming)
Phyllis Tickle (1934-2015) was a writer, poet, book publisher, and journalist. She was the founding religion editor at Publishers Weekly and a leading voice in the Emerging Christianity movement. She was also the author of nearly forty books including The Divine Hours series and The Great Emergence. The mother of seven children, for 38 years she lived with her husband, Sam, on The Farm in Lucy, TN.