Book Share

IMG_7994There are many wonderful, unsung authors in the blogosphere and I’ve been blessed to discover a few that really capture my heart. I’ve been following Dennis Ference at Merging Traffic for a while now and his short aphorisms sum up spiritual living so succinctly, I’m often left pondering his words for hours afterwards. Reminiscent of Kahlil Gibran in The Prophet, his simple truths strike a chord.

I recently bought his book, From The Water’s Edge from Amazon, and have been savoring the delicate wisdom he shares within its pages. Divided into 365 passages, one for each day of the year, it is a great way to start or end each day with words that guide and awaken us to lead more fulfilling lives. Never preachy, they gently point the way for the seeker to find his or her own way.

kindle-ready-front-cover2This book will have a permanent place on my bookshelf and I envision my turning to it again and again in the years to come. Thank you for writing it, Dennis!

Here are just a few passages that spoke to me:

“Your story does not stand alone. It is interwoven with the stories of countless others, affected by and affecting the lives of persons you love and persons you do not even know. It is, furthermore, a page in the book of the entire universe. Name it as such and dare to claim as your own, that bigger story.”

“The road to acceptance is sometimes strewn with shards of glass.”

“A soul awakened to the divine presence within is freed to find its way to a place of peace in even the severest of life’s laments and losses.”

“Surrendering to our fears is like locking the doors and closing the blinds, peeking through the slats every few minutes to see if Death is walking our block.”

“Feeling unloved does not make you unlovable.”

“When you consider death a curtain rather than a bolted door, you are freed to participate more fully in the mystery, magic, and marvel of life.”

If your interest has been peaked, do head over to Merging Traffic for a look or visit Amazon to order your own copy of this gem of a book.*

*This review is my own volition and I was not compensated by Mr. Ference or Amazon.

About Eliza Waters

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35 Responses to Book Share

  1. Love the Rainbow!!

  2. Thanks for the introduction Eliza, curiosity peaked. Lovely photo too!

  3. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    I will certainly drop by the blog Eliza
    Thanks for sharing link

  4. billtonnis says:

    Dennis is truly a treasure. I am amazed at how consistently he wows me with his short sayings. His creativity and wisdom have brought such inspiration, enjoyment and comfort to me. I really can’t understand why he isn’t famous!

  5. Alice Pratt says:

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if more people were aware and appreciated thoughtful thinking.

  6. His writing is filled with beautiful captures of truth and wisdom. A thoughtful share Eliza and a book many will benefit from reading. šŸ’ššŸ’•

  7. Treah says:

    Sounds like a good one!

  8. Vicki says:

    I’ll have to check him out, Eliza. I’m always keen on wisdom that is not preachy and short to read. My eyes wander and I lose concentration easily these days.
    Thanks for the link…..I’ll head on over there now.

  9. SunnyD says:

    Sounds like something everyone should read. Thanks for sharing….I might need to check this one!

  10. Laurie Graves says:

    Sounds like a bright spot in a not so bright time.

  11. Kris P says:

    I can’t think of a better introduction to the excerpts of this book than that provided by your photo – it speaks of peering through a veil to the beauty beyond.

  12. I had just recently discovered Dennis’s blog, and share your enthusiasm, Eliza. Thanks for sharing – I’ve added his book to my cart on Amazon. ā˜ŗļø

  13. Ali says:

    I love those quotations that you have picked out, Eliza.

  14. Wonderful rainbow and passages!šŸ™‚ Thank you for the introduction to a new blog to follow.šŸ™‚

  15. Maria says:

    I love aphorisms so I’ll check it out. Thanks!

  16. Rebecca says:

    ‘Strewn with shards of glass’. That’s my favourite image from the quotes you listed, Eliza. I like the sense that to get to acceptance, which is a place of calm, you have to be willing to tread over things that hurt first …

  17. That looks interesting. I love the quote about considering death as a curtain rather than a bolted door. A much better way of looking at it.

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