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Fragments of Your Ancient Name
365 Glimpses of the Divine for Daily Meditation
by Joyce Rupp
Publisher:Sorin Books imprint of Ave Maria from Alban Books
There’s a big clue in the title!! ‘Fragments’ – a book small in format with a daily quote, reflection and ‘task’ for the day. I put task in quotes because some days it is a task, some days a thought to carry through the day – but each one contains one or two words from the day’s quote.
Rupp chooses from a very catholic palette for her daily quotes – ranging from the Bible to the Qur’an: from Rainier Maria Rilke’s love poems to Leonard Cohen.
Each day a new name for God, ranging from ‘I am that I am’ (Exodus 3: Jan 1) through ‘Stealer of hearts’ (Hindu) and ‘You who question souls’ (Leonard Cohen) to ‘Gate Keeper’ (Wisdom 6: Dec 31)
I suspect that those who use these daily Glimpses, as I intend to do in 2012, will increasingly find their spiritual life enriched. Rupp’s final phrase for the day on New Year’s Eve is ‘I walk with hope into the New Year.’
May you walk with hope into this book and may your hopes be realized.
Reviewer: Nick Horton (18/11/11)