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Glory Happening: Finding the Divine in Everyday Places (Paperback)

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“A stunner...every sentence is a feast for the senses.” —Rachel Held Evans

When you have an experience and tell the story of that experience to someone, something sacred happens inside of you. That experience doesn’t have to be an extravagant moment, but it can be beautiful, nonetheless. And as you store up all those stories and share them, you grow your world’s boundaries. You build community and remind yourself that every moment of your life counts for something holy, good, and glorious.
 
The search for glory will bring freedom and a fresh perspective to whatever season you happen to find yourself in. Glory Happening is a book of stories and prayers that remind you to take a closer look at your everyday circumstances, to find the magical beauty in everyday experiences. It is an invitation to live deeply into every moment with the expectation that something good will find you at the end of the day. And once you experience glory, you have words to speak, a prayer to pray, and a story to tell. And so glory grows from person to person, and community is created around the reality that God is truly in our midst.

About the Author


Kaitlin Curtice has been writing stories since she was young and continues writing today from her Atlanta apartment or the coffee shop around the corner where she spends her Saturday mornings drinking vanilla lattes. Kaitlin is a contributor to Sojourners. She is married to Travis and has two boys and an old husky named Sam.
 

Praise For…


With the insights of a prophet and the attention of a poet, Kaitlin Curtice invites the reader to see the world fresh, in all its everyday glory. You will never look at a sink of dishes, a mound of dough, a game of Rummy, or the family dog the same way again. A stunner of a debut, every sentence a feast for the senses.
—Rachel Held Evans, author of Searching for Sunday

Kaitlin B. Curtice is a young, Native American Christian mystic who portrays the sacredness of the human condition in everyday language. Her poetic prayers and stories inspire us to find the divine in every aspect of life, and gift us with the opportunity to embrace and mirror the gracious reality of God and glory in our midst. 
—Richard Rohr, author of Falling Upward
 
Kaitlin walks with us into the heart of glory, asking what it means to find sacred spaces in everything. Her young, indigenous voice brings a fresh perspective of lyrical prayer and storytelling to the world. If you love the wisdom and poetry of Kathleen Norris, Barbara Brown Taylor, Annie Dillard, Mary Oliver, and Richard Rohr, you'll love Kaitlin Curtice.
–Brian McLaren, author of The Great Spiritual Migration
 
Kaitlin B. Curtice was born with a set of eyes that see beyond the ordinary. She sees beauty and holiness in mess, mayhem, and monotonous routine. She sees miracles in darkness. She sees hope in human heartache and promise in dead ends. Her words change us, lift us, inspire us, transform us, heal us.
―Rachel Macy Stafford, New York Times bestselling author of Hands Free Mama
 
A stunning collection of writings and reflections that call us to return to a posture of awe and wonder in every moment of life. Kaitlin Curtice reflects on ordinary life with captivating prose and penetrating insight that cuts through the fog of our busyness and moves us to see the glory of God at work.
–Brandan Robertson, author of Nomad: A Spirituality for Travelling Light 
 
Kaitlin Curtice looks at life’s moments—large, small, and in between—and she finds God in them. Moreover, she has a beautiful way with words; she can make us see God in every moment, too.
–Joshilyn Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of Gods in Alabama
 
Kaitlin Curtice writes with a deep, sweet, reflectiveness about the odd places she encounters “glory,” that is, Jesus. Kaitlin helps us look for Jesus again, and helps us meet him in some surprising places.
–David P. Gushee, author of Still Christian: Following Jesus Out of American Evangelicalism
 
Kaitlin Curtice prayed, “Teach me the art of tethering.” Her answered prayer is an unfolding of glory—sights and sounds witnessed in words and phrases spare and plain daring us to take delight in life again.
–John Blase, author and poet 
 
For such a time when busy and blindness is par for the course of western culture, Glory Happening is the kindest invitation to slowing and really seeing; a heaven-sent antidote to human ailment.
–Erika Morrison, author of Bandersnatch: An Invitation to Explore Your Unconventional Soul
 
Well-conceived quotes, prose and poetry in a series of real-life, uncomplicated and transformative stories. With word-smithing that flows gently like a mountain stream, her work gifts us with deep content and relevant context.
–Randy Woodley, author of Shalom and the Community of Creation: An Indigenous Vision
 
Kaitlin B. Curtice is the kind of writer whose words carry you to spacious places where you can breathe again. With each of Kaitlin’s stories and prayers, I was gently invited back to a place of rest and grace.
–Steve Wiens, author of Beginnings: The First Seven Days of the Rest of Your Life


Product Details
ISBN: 9781612618968
ISBN-10: 1612618960
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication Date: November 7th, 2017
Pages: 128
Language: English