Father Matt Pennington recently published Journal of a Country Priest, a beautiful collection of short, insightful reflections. rbl, writer provided copyediting services and worked with his publisher, Kenos Press, to ready the manuscript for printing.
from Amazon Reviews There is something universally human in every one of these journal entries—fear, longing, anxiety and disappointment . . . the author’s own vulnerability is so touching and you’ll find his joyful, optimistic vision refreshing. The journal was written after 25 years of ministry and carries with it the wisdom born from experience, by someone whose job it has been to stand beside people through both unimaginable moments of heartbreak and unbelievable acts of charity and selflessness, and as he reflects on the unfolding story of his life, what comes through is his unwillingness to become disillusioned by it. There’s always a hopeful offering intended to lift his readers skyward. In this way, the collected stories become an inspiring act of transcendence—an opportunity to revel in the mystery of God, the infinite possibilities born of faith, the sure knowledge that each of us in our longing is an angel at the ready, reminding us that we are not alone. It is a profound testimony of our capacity for loving connection, filled with tenderness, good humor, and gratitude. I treasured reading it and know you will, too. ~2or3littlebirds
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