To Buy a Field

Unearthing Spiritual Treasure

by Barbara Esch Shisler



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/2/2010

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781449700591
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 96
ISBN : 9781449700584

About the Book

To Buy a Field—unearthing spiritual treasure is a collection of twelve essays that takes a sharp look at ordinary experience through the lens of a Christian spirituality. Chapters on the church, worship, and the Bible are joined by art, family, and the “world” as the author in journal entries, personal reflection, and insights from literary sources describes spiritual treasure found in every particular of life. She believes Jesus’ parable in Matthew’s Gospel that this “kingdom of heaven” is worth selling everything to find. Ending with suffering, aging, and dying, the book gives readers a lively mix of the serious and silly, ecstatic and grievous, human and divine—all gifts of life and grace to the humans God so joyfully created.

About the Author

Religious faith has been a core value as long as the author can remember, leading to her pastor-vocation. Stories and poems, many published in books and periodicals, capture the flow of time. Children and grandchildren also gladden her life. Retired, she lives with her husband in eastern Pennsylvania.