"Over the years, I have often wished there were more relevant, life-sustaining, inspirational, and meaningful rituals for Christians to use in a variety of situations. This book by writer and retreat leader Joyce Rupp arrives like a Godsend. With her keen sense of the Indwelling presence of God, the author is truly a gifted spiritual midwife. These soulful poems, prayers, and reflections for group or individual use are designed 'to revitalize the spiritual blood pulsating through the veins of faith.' ...Out of the Ordinary is an incomparable resource for spiritual directors and lay leaders of all stripes." --Spirituality & Practice
"Joyce weaves familiar prayer traditions with contemporary life, gathered around themes that invite us to draw close to God." --Sr. Laura Swan, O.S.B., Editor of The Benedictine Tradition: Spirituality in History
"Out of the Ordinary is no ordinary book, as browsing through it leads to stopping at various prayers and poems which touch one's heart--and may be the perfect solution for opening or closing a gathering." --The Leaven
"Filled with expressions of prayers, sorrow, worry, and trust, this small book is a good one to keep on your desk or prayer space for your 'ordinary' days." -- --Spirit & Life
Contains over 125 thoughtful compositions drawn from the author's never-before published work. Includes resources for both groups and individuals.