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A Time to Grow

Lenten Lessons from the Garden to the Table

Kara Eidson

  • 1/11/2022
  • 0664267041
  • 978-0-664-26704-9
  • Paperback
  • 7-10 days processing

Product Details

  • Paperback
  • 125
  • 5.5 x 8.5
  • 8.00 oz

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“This Ash Wednesday, deep in winter, longing for spring, and beset by unprecedented alienation from the soil, is an ideal time to begin reexamining the miraculous processes that feed us. Eidson’s thoughtful Lenten Bible study offers timely wisdom for reconsidering our daily dependence on farming, farm workers, and farm practices.”

-Patricia K. Tull, author of Inhabiting Eden: Christians, the Bible, and the Ecological Crisis

A Time to Grow is a delightful reminder of the value of slowing down as it walks us through the themes of soil, water, light, time, fasting, feasting, and more. The approachable style, digestible daily reflections, and questions for reflection guide the reader from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday. Her lessons from composting and cultivating food to sharing precious family stuffing recipes that become a connector between past and future speak deeply to the soul.”

-Jessica Maudlin Phelps, Associate for Sustainable Living and Earth Care Concerns, Presbyterian Hunger Program

“With the care of a pastor and gardener, Eidson’s A Time to Grow helpfully introduces a variety of ways in which food intersects with Christian faith. Grounded in incarnational spiritual exercises, this book marks out a Lenten journey of personal growth, rather than denial.”

-T. Wilson Dickinson, author of The Green Good News: Christ’s Path to Sustainable and Joyful Life

“Tending our souls is like tending a garden. A Time to Grow guides us through the scriptures and themes of Lent in our own soul cultivation so that come Easter morning, the fruit of the Spirit will be evident!”

-Bishop Sally Dyck, Ecumenical Officer of The United Methodist Church and co-author of A Hopeful Earth: Faith, Science, and the Message of Jesus

“Eidson has written a terrific Lenten devotional. Its thoughtful reflections are deeply meaningful, its simple exercises help readers and congregations to grow. Like Jesus, whose parables and teachings were so often rooted in agriculture and food, Eidson helps readers see the good news of the Kingdom in all that grows around us.”

-Adam Hamilton, author of The Lord’s Prayer: The Meaning and Power of the Prayer Jesus Taught


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