Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden ~ Kathryn Hall


Over the years through the contemplative practice of daily early morning gardening, internationally popular gardening blogger Kathryn Hall has garnered 52 succinct and powerful metaphors or life lessons. She then illustrates each with timeless heartwarming stories from her own life, sure to capture the reader’s imagination.

Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden is built upon such life lessons as:

*Clean up after a storm.
*Feel not obliged to make good use of every ripe fruit on the vine.
*Fiercely guard the seedlings.
*Judge not the flower by its bud.
*Resist the temptation to plant more than you can care for.
*Gently guide the tender vine else it become wild, tangled and impossible.
*Move gently among bees.

From the Back Cover
Plant Whatever Brings You Joy appeals to all readers interested in exploring the riches of a well examined life. Kathryn Hall is known worldwide for her successful gardening blog Plant Whatever Brings You Joy. She is also an internationally known book publicist, who has spent over three decades promoting books designed to make a difference, expressed in her popular tagline, “Changing the world one book at a time.” In Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden she adds her own voice to those she has promoted. Grounded in her over twenty years of careful observations working in a wide variety of gardens, Hall extracts 52 profound, succinct, and memorable insights–and then goes a step further, using these finely honed metaphors as a jumping off point to share a lifetime of heartwarming and poignant stories, designed to spark the reader’s own inner explorations.

Plant Whatever Brings You Joy Trailer

Book trailer for Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden by Kathryn Hall


Kathryn Hall is an internationally known book publicist, who has spent the major part of over three decades promoting books designed to make a difference, expressed in her popular tagline, “Changing the world one book at a time.”

Kathryn is the author of the book Plant Whatever Brings You Joy: Blessed Wisdom from the Garden (Estrella Catarina, 2010), a popular gardening blogger, a passionate gardener, a devoted mother, a keen Nature observer and an animal lover. She was the contributing health writer for The Financial Times Guide to Business Travel (Financial Times/Prentice Hall, London). Her articles have appeared in Science of Mind magazine, Ode Magazine, The Whole Person Calendar, Personal Excellence, Bird Watcher’s Digest, the San Francisco Business Times, Journal for Quality and Participation, Western North Carolina Woman, Training and Development Journal and Garden Writer…

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Naked Spirituality : A Life with God in 12 Simple Words By Brian D. McLaren

Book Description

Christianity is in crisis. Many sincere Christians feel their traditional Christian practices are in danger of becoming irrelevant, empty rituals. In his previous book A New Kind of Christianity, Brian D. McLaren offered new biblical models for how we understand the central ideas of a faith that provides hope for restoring and reinvigorating the power of the gospels to transform us and our communities.

In Naked Spirituality, McLaren takes his prophetic work a step further by confronting how the lack of a simple, doable, durable spirituality undermines the very transformation God is calling us to undergo. As a result, our religious structures become tools to maintain the status quo and not catalysts for personal and social change.

McLaren presents a four-stage framework for understanding the spiritual life, and he unfolds spiritual practices appropriate to each stage. Each practice is rooted in a simple word: here, thanks, O, sorry, help, please, when, no, why, behold, yes, and silence. Naked Spirituality offers accessible, practical wisdom for living a truly spiritual life. Staying true to Jesus’s core message while engaging faithfully with our postmodern world, McLaren presents a proven spiritual program for engaging in and sustaining a meaningful relationship with God.

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Here’s an introduction to Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in Twelve Simple Words

Are You Ready to be Spiritually Naked? Naked Spirituality by Brian McLaren


Church leader Brian McLaren reinvigorates our approach to spiritual fulfillment in Naked Spirituality—by tearing down the old dogmatic practices that hamper our spiritual sensitivity, and leading us toward the meaningful spiritual practices that can help transform our lives.

Naked Spirituality: A Life with God in 12 Simple Words

James Swartz – Buddha at the Gas Pump Interview

My name is James Swartz and I was born in Butte, Montana in 1941. I grew up in Lewiston, Idaho and had a very happy childhood. However, the small world of Lewiston could not contain me and at seventeen I left for a military prep school in Minnesota. I spent two years in a liberal arts college in Wisconscin, was expelled for disciplinary reasons, and enrolled in the University of California at Berkeley in 1963. Six months short of graduation I ran off to Hawaii where I started a successful small business. But something was terribly wrong; at twenty six I had become an alcoholic, chain smoking glutonous adulterer and life in every respect was not worth living. One day in the Post Office in Waikiki I had a life changing epiphany that put me on the path to freedom. We’ll discuss what happened next in this interview.

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