cover image Everyday Sacred: A Woman's Journey Home

Everyday Sacred: A Woman's Journey Home

Sue Bender. HarperOne, $24 (176pp) ISBN 978-0-06-251289-5

The Zen monk's begging bowl is the pervasive image in this author's continuing spiritual journey she began recording in her bestselling Plain and Simple, in which she described her time living among the Amish. Here, she tells how, back home amid the more mundane experience of her daily life, she accepted the challenge of finding meaning by daily proferring the beggar's bowl to be filled with the sacredness of everyday life. The lessons and stories that fill her bowl are related to Bender's life-ordinary events seen with fresh eyes and offered as simple ways for busy people to incorporate reflective periods into their lives. The simplicity that made her earlier book appealing is also evident here. Illustrations. $100,000 ad/promo; author tour. (Oct.)