On Sale: 2021-09-14
Becca Stevens--social justice entrepreneur, childhood sexual abuse survivor, episcopal priest, and Thistle Farms founder--shares how she, along with the hundreds of women her organizations have helped out of prostitution, trafficking, and addiction, have found healing by recognizing the practically divine love surrounding and within all of us.
About the Book
When we allow ourselves to embrace both ordinary and extraordinary experiences, we can feel the divine anywhere.
No matter where we are—on a walk in the woods, in a sacred building, or in a dusty refugee camp—signs of love abound. There is no secret formula to experiencing the sacred in our lives, it just takes practice and practicality.
You’re invited to search this path with entrepreneur Becca Stevens as she explores what it means to be practically divine. Woven throughout the narrative are poetry and rants, as well as ruminations on her mother’s wit, wisdom, and passion.
In Practically Divine, Becca shares how to live a life that’s practically divine by:
- Redefining old lies and stories, to learn from the past
- Appreciating the gifts that come from imperfections or trauma
- Using creativity to spark new revolutions
- Accepting the chaos of the unknown before us with courage
- Sharing in a feast of love, knowing there’s enough mercy and forgiveness
Embracing the practically divine compels us to do something, anything, to share in the feast of love together. When we start from wherever we are, we can recognize the potential for humor, wonder, and freedom.
Practically Divine teaches you to use your senses to transform information into holy compassion. When we open our hearts to it, we can experience the divine anywhere - like sacred breadcrumbs marking our path.
'President of Thistle Farms, a Nashville-based organization that helps women leave abusive and dangerous situations and puts them on a path to healing and reclaiming their lives, Episcopalian priest Becca Stevens preaches love and acceptance in this book. Embracing the divine influence in one's life can look like many things, she says: a walk in the woods, a chat with a friend, making the best of a bad situation, and above all, loving one another. Stevens' father was killed when she was young, leaving her mother to raise Stevens and her siblings on her own. Still, Stevens looks back fondly on her childhood, and frequently references her mother's words of wisdom. She bravely writes about her past trauma, explaining how she held onto her faith to get her through. Drawing from her personal experiences and those of the women she's worked with in social justice organizations all over the world, Stevens' empathy for others in tough situations shines through as, without ever passing judgment, she offers readers hope, love, and understanding.'
- ISBN: 9780785241744
- ISBN 10: 0785241744
- Imprint: Harper Horizon
- On Sale: 2021-09-14
- Pages: 224
- List Price: $27.99
- Publisher: Harper Horizon
- Publication Date: 2021-09-14
- Category 1 : SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
- Category 2 : BODY, MIND & SPIRIT / Inspiration & Personal Growth
- Category 3 : SELF-HELP / Personal Growth / Happiness
- Category 4 : BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Social Activists