Gifts of the Dark Wood

As our Lenten sermon series concludes, we might want to explore its theme more deeply in the source book, “Gifts of the Dark Wood: Seven blessings for souful skeptics (and other wanderers) by  Eric Elnes. It’s available in paperback for about $12, $10 on kindle.  As described: ‘In clear and lucid prose that combines the heart of a mystic, the soul of a poet, and the mind of a biblical scholar, Dr. Eric Elnes demystifies the seven gifts bestowed in the Dark Wood: the gifts of uncertainty, emptiness, being thunderstruck, getting lost, temptation, disappearing, and the gift of misfits.’

‘This is a book for anyone who feels awkward in their search for God, anyone who seeks to find holiness amid their holy mess, and anyone who prefers practicality to piety when it comes to finding their place in this world.’