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Dresser of Sycamore Trees: The Finding of a Ministry

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Title: Dresser of Sycamore Trees: The Finding of a Ministry
Author: Keizer, Garret
ISBN: 9781567926453
Publisher: Nonpareil Books
Published: 2019
Binding: Quality
Language: English
Condition: New
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A refreshing and often very funny account of the hands-on work needed to maintain a church and sustain its spirit.

Episcopalian minister, Garret Keizer, takes his inspiration from the prophet Amos, a herdsman and a dresser of sycamore trees, who also had the calling as a shepherd of human souls. This profoundly contemporary book, set in Keizer's community of Island Pond in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom, displays not only a knowledge of life's small practicalities (winding the church clock, shopping for groceries), but also insights about faith and the mysterious ways of God.

With an eye attuned to both the pleasures and foibles that make life on earth so rich, Garret Keizer believes that God's intentions, if seldom apparent, are inevitably compassionate and wise to trust.

Chosen as one of the 1,000 Books to Read Before You Die, James Mustich recommends this memoir by saying, "Garret Keizer grapples with epiphanies and aggravations with equal eloquence . . . A Dresser of Sycamore Trees is an inspiriting book, its alertness to what one reader calls 'the extraordinary dailiness of grace' is both uncanny and true-to-life."