This ebook of poems is ready the non secular lifestyles and is geared up in accordance with a monastic good judgment. The compact and strong language speaks to the lifelong Christian or to the religious seeker.
“Practicing Silence bears each proof of a poet who has performed accurately that, and bespeaks monastic adventure with actual authenticity. The poetry emerges from a brain given over to the single hidden in silence.” -Brother Paul Quenon ocso, poet, writer of Unquiet Vigil: New & chosen Poems
“Bonnie Thurston’s whole training Silence permits that mild abides within the center, but there's darkness continually within the edges. the popularity of such encroachment provides this natural and severe assortment an further experience of urgency. those holy verses will draw us inexorably in.” -Sofia M. Starnes, Poet Laureate of Virginia, 2012-2014
“With masterly craft and actual voice, Thurston bargains us poems that either problem and luxury, that dance at the residing waters of knowledge and provide a midrash of perception for our tempestuous global. working towards Silence is a superb and such a lot welcome offering!” -Dr. Michael S. Glaser, Professor Emeritus, St. Mary’s collage of Maryland, Poet Laureate of Maryland, 2004-2009
“The previous barren region priests insisted that staying in one’s mobile may educate you every thing. Bonnie Thurston stocks, in finely crafted language, what she has discovered in those deeply contemplative poems welling up from her personal solitude. it's sheer grace to obtain the fruit of her personal religious journey.” -Lawrence S. Cunningham, The college of Notre Dame
Formerly a professor of recent testomony, Bonnie Thurston is a poet and religious director who lives quietly in her domestic nation of West Virginia. She additionally writes theological works and travels to offer lectures and retreats.