A bestselling author joins with the artist of the Earth Calendar to create an inspiring book that will sing in your soul and make you feel alive. Perfect for gift-giving, all year round!
Through powerful prose and poetry, Joyce Rupp makes it easy for us to experience our unity with each other and all of life. She calls us to live compassionately with each person and particle of creation. She challenges us to hear the pain of the planet and to care for the earth and its inhabitants. Most of all, she draws us to fuller enjoyment and appreciation of life and its unbreakable goodness in ourselves and in everyone and everything around us.
Beautiful full-color art by Mary Southard accompanies the text. Together they fill our souls with feelings of awe, gratitude, and love. The Cosmic Dance is a melody that each of us is dimly aware of; after reading this book, we will hear it sing.
Joyce Rupp is well-known for her work as a writer, spiritual midwife, international retreat leader, and conference speaker. She is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Praying Our Goodbyes, Open the Door, and Fragments of Your Ancient Name. Rupp is a member of the Servite (Servants of Mary) community and the codirector of the Institute of Compassionate Presence. She resides in Des Moines, Iowa.
A book to be slowly savored and reflected upon . . . . it helps prayer rise to a loving God who created such a great gift in the many aspects of creation . . .
Fr Tom Caswell, Inland Register
"There have been many books on ecospirituality, but few that are so lovely to look at as Joyce Rupps The Cosmic Dance. Mary Southards full-color art complements Rupps ruminations on the unity of all creation. Rupps reflections, in poetry and prose, are also enhancedThis is a well-designed and thoughtful book."
, Publishers Weekly
"With natural ease and abundant enthusiasm, the author takes our hands and leads us on to the dance floor where we can swing and sway to the melody of the cosmic dance. Rupps fine poetry and supple prose, along with Southards fluid art, emphasize the kinship of all creation. Here is a convincing portrait of Gaias bounty, dignity, elegance, and wisdom. Reading these paeans to trees, sky, stones, wind, rain, birds, and humankind, you will shout words of praise."
, Spirituality and Health