The Poisonwood Bible

The Poisonwood Bible (Paperback)

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In 1959, Nathan Price, a fierce, evangelical Baptist, takes his four young daughters, his wife, and his mission to the Belgian Congo -- a place, he is sure, where he can save needy souls. But the seeds they plant bloom in tragic ways within this complex culture. Set against one of the most dramatic political events of the twentieth century -- the Congo's fight for independence from Belgium and its devastating consequences -- here is "New York Times-bestselling author Barbara Kingslover's beautiful, heartbreaking, and unforgettable epic that chronicles the disintegration of family and a nation.

Product Details ISBN-10: 0060930535
ISBN-13: 9780060930530
Published: Harper Perennial, 10/01/1999
Pages: 560
Language: English

Poor Richard's in the Guardian

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Suzanne Gray's 'Mindfulness Journal'



We live in an age of visual noise, responding to flashing graphics, electronic devices and fast-moving video.

This constant stimulation makes it hard to remember that our eyes can be a source of rest.  The quieter, simpler things we so often overlook can be the ones to refresh and restore us.

Each of these prompt invites your attention to a small detail over the course of a single day, and to write briefly about what you see.  This mindfulness practice will retrain your eye and bring you closer to your sprititual and creative center.

Suzanne Gray of Frankfort is the creator of a blog devoted to creative living.  Her blog was nominated and a finalist for the Best Art Blog in the Weblog 2014 Awards.


New Title From Richard Taylor!

Richard Taylor has done it again- another book of poetry! You can get a SIGNED copy of Rain Shadow in the store for only $18.00 (plus tax). Come get yours today!

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Comments on Rain Shadow

"The poems come from solitude and close study of the immediate world with things in it, living and dying.  Richard Taylor makes this exalted state seem perfectly natural."       

- Maurice Manning

" Rain Shadow contains some of Taylor's strongest work. And though it's his nature poems I love best here, there are pleasures on every page."

- Jeff Worley

"This book explains much, / including how each of us / becomes each. The mortality of people, the immortality of suffering. The interaction of shadow and light."

-Katerina Stoykova-Klemer