Vesper Time

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WINNER 2018 ASSOCIATION OF CATHOLIC PUBLISHERS AWARD! - PRAYER AND SPIRITUALITY

WINNER 2018 CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION BOOK AWARD! - SPIRITUALITY

WINNER 2018 CATHOLIC PRESS ASSOCIATION BOOK AWARD! - FIRST TIME AUTHOR

INDEPENDENT PUBLISHER 2018 ILLUMINATION AWARD SILVER MEDAL WINNER (SPIRITUALITY)

2017 NAUTLUS GOLD AWARD WINNER - AGING CONSCIOUSLY

"Wonderfully well-written . . . . a book for all seasons."--Parker J. Palmer

"An invitation to more fully engage this stage of our journey and be enriched by it."--Richard Rohr

"Frank Cunningham reminds us that the 'vesper time'  of life is a rich seedbed for spiritual growth."--Judith Valente

"Reading Vesper Time is like taking a long walk with a wise but down to earth friend. Relax with this book. It will nourish your tired soul." —Robert Wicks

From a writer, editor, and publisher in his eighth decade, Vesper Time addresses the yearning among elders for continued growth, expansiveness of heart, improvement of mind, and a meaningful understanding of our lives. As with Christianity’s age-old practice of Vespers, or evening prayer, observed at the time of the lighting of the lamps just before darkness descends, Frank Cunningham views it is a time of life, when colors deepen and our experience of aging becomes spiritual practice.  With humor and wisdom, he looks at five facets of this integral spirituality—memory, intimacy, diminishment, gratitude, and acceptance—offering guidance and encouragement for those who are on this stage in their journey of life.

Frank J. Cunningham is a former newspaper and magazine writer and editor; university writing instructor; and book editor and publisher of Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN. One of the most successful religion publishers of his generation, since his retirement Frank has been discovering and enjoying, as well as sharing with others in talks and workshops, the spiritual practice of aging.

Book Details

Title:
Vesper Time
Subtitle:
The Spiritual Practice of Growing Older
Author:
Frank Cunnigham
Other:
Foreword by Joyce Rupp
Pages:
168
Binding:
softcover
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Vesper Time Table of Contents 53 Kb
A thoughtful little book that reflects on the issues and graces that influence the spiritual life as one grows older.... [Cunningham's] words are sensitive, validating, and encouraging as he describes the challenges and blessings encountered at each stage. This is not a work of psychology or philosophy but a loving affirmation of life nearing its completion.... Recommended for parish libraries and personal enrichment.
Reading 'Vesper Time' is like taking a long walk with a wise but down-to-earth friend . . . . Relax with this book. It will nourish your tired soul.
Anyone who has gazed at the rising moon or the emerging stars at twilight knows the beauty of this hour of day. Frank Cunningham reminds us that the "vesper time" of life is a rich seedbed for spiritual growth.
What good work Frank Cunningham has done . . . . His book is an invitation to more fully engage this stage of our journey and be enriched by it.
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