Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season

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Thirty inspirational writings from a variety of authors delve into the feelings that winter conjures in us, calling up both the barrenness and beauty of the natural world in wintertime, and helping readers express and understand their own personal reaction to the season, showing them the way from the cold of winter to the warmth of the human soul.

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For many, winter is a time of postponed activity - and of shovelling snow, navigating ice, and trying to keep warm. What can easily be forgotten in winter's cold and occasional dreariness is that it can also be a time of shoring up, of purity, praise, delight, and play. In thirty stirring pieces - from translated Sanskrit and Hebrew poems to Henry David Thoreau and Basho, Jane Kenyon, John Updike, Kathleen Norris, and Annie Dillard - we share in the recognition of winter's hardships and celebrate the glory of winter as a spiritual gift - a quiet time in the rhythm of life, a time of thoughtfulness, of looking forward, and of unexpected hope. Examining our retreat and hibernation from the world, and our ultimate breaking free from icy paralysis, these inspiring selections help us express and understand our own personal reaction to wintertime. They show us the way from the cold of this season to the warmth of the human soul.

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Susan M. Felch teaches literature at Calvin College and is coeditor of Winter: A Spiritual Biography of the Season; Autumn: A Spiritual Biography of the Season and Spring: A Spiritual Biography of the Season. She also edited The Collected Works of Anne Vaughan Lock and Bakhtin and Religion.

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