Lift Every Voice: Four Gifts

Lift Every Voice: Contemplative Writers of Color is a new book club launched this year by Abbey of the Arts. What a delight to learn that Four Gifts had been chosen as the feature title for May! And as a resource for the book club, I loved talking with the Abbey’s Christine Valters Paintner and author Claudia Love Mairs.

Here’s just a sampling of their questions:

  • With such a frightening rise of violence against Asians—which is not new in this country—how do you take care of yourself and your loved ones in that context?
  • What would you say to a person who was shamed in their church for needing medication for a mental illness?
  • One of my favorite questions in the book is about serving out of God’s abundance instead of scarcity. What are the ways you encourage people to soften into that grace?
  • What is your own growing edge right now around self-care?

See for yourself:

Lift Every Voice Book Club: Four Gifts with April Yamasaki (May 2021) from Abbey of the Arts on Vimeo.

Writing/Reflection Prompt: What is your own growing edge right now around self-care?


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