A Time for Leaving (Paperback)

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A Time for Leaving (Paperback)

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Although we often think of fables as intended for the enlightenment and entertainment of children, here is one that adults will want to read. Mary Fahy has written a winning sequel to her bestselling The Tree That Survived Winter, aimed at people who find themselves in a period of transition, or who are experiencing loss or new birth in their lives. In this parable of hope, a young tree, facing her first autumn, experiences resistance and fear as she realizes she will soon be losing her magnificent leaves. A TIME FOR LEAVING describes the universal struggle to let go of the illusion of being in control and to surrender into the mystery of God. A group of other trees, including the central figure in The Tree That Survived the Winter, share their own unique stories, and lend their support and wisdom. But the young tree must make this journey by herself, learning that there is beauty and purpose in every season and that each one invites her to further growth and depth. The various trees in this parable describe what their own struggle of letting go has taught them. These include: - the painful consequences of holding on too long, - the awareness that letting go is not a decision, but a grace, - the trauma that occurs, when "the leaving" happens out of season, - the patience and support needed to enable healing. As with any good story, A TIME FOR LEAVING allows the reader to wander freely among its pages and gently come face to face with a character who mirrors his or her reality. +
Product Details ISBN: 9780809144969
ISBN-10: 0809144964
Publisher: Paulist Press
Publication Date: November 1st, 2007
Pages: 64
Language: English