This is the dashboard, if you will, to all current publications and works in progress. Some of these titles have links to pages on this site that provide more detail and a selection of reviews and endorsements.
This book was written during the first year after my husband and I received his diagnosis of vascular dementia. The text began as a diary of sorts, my thoughts at the end of each day about what went right and what went horribly wrong. Eventually, it grew into a conversation with those who face the same or similar challenges.
There are several posts on this site that tell more of that journey. Check out the category for Caregiving Backstage.
Cuddles at Midnight is a short creative fiction piece published in the Eastern Iowa Review, Spring of 2015. The Journal was edited by Chila Woychik. The entire text is available here.
As a species, we are storytellers. Our best stories, those that endure for generations, are stories of trials and suffering and of surmounting the challenges set before us. The biblical Job is such a story, one that has become encrusted with centuries of interpretations. Redefining Job and the Conundrum of Suffering sets out to retell the story, to make “once upon a time” have meaning for us today.
The best way to break old patterns is to start from scratch. Redefining Job dissects the story, the history of interpretations, and the history of how humanity has dealt with suffering. As the story is rebuilt with different insights gained from research in biblical studies, humanities, and science, the message can be viewed in a fresh light. The author of Job lived at a time when knowledge was expanding and our perception of our place in the universe was changing. From this perspective, Job becomes a hero. No longer patiently waiting for some ambiguous answer, he is demanding something more of his Maker. “Before I heard, but now I see” becomes an affirmation that he grasped a new path to discovering why we suffer and how we should respond.
Redefining Job and the Conundrum of Suffering is available on the publishers website with a 20% Discount and Look Inside functions. Wipf & Stock
The book is also available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Soon, it will be available through this website, and can be ordered through any local bookstore.