Coming this Spring! A new collection of meditations on the theme of forgiveness by Thom Rock. To be published by Resource Publications, an imprint of Wipf and Stock, A Table in the Wilderness: Forty Days of Forgiveness is rooted in the notion of journeying–of setting out each day to discover yet another peak in the mountain range, some new vista along the wide horizon of forgiveness–and draws upon the wisdom of multiple religious traditions as well as non-religious sources in order to gain new perspectives on this long misunderstood subject. Readers are just as likely to encounter Dr. Seuss or Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s Little Prince as they are to read the words of Sri Ramakrishna or Saint Augustine along the way. . . (read more here)
Advance praise for A Table in the Wilderness:
Thom Rock leads us gently through the wisdom of the ages on a forty-day journey toward a forgiving heart. Setting aside unrealistic—and all too often unrealizable—expectations of apology or reconciliation, we find ourselves moving toward an inner transformation, finally allowing our defensive shell to be broken, our fists to be unclenched, and old hurts and resentments to be washed away in the healing waters of forgiveness. —Linda Klepinger Keenan, translator of Beyond Loyalty: The Story of Kibei ; author, with John P. Keenan, of I am / No Self: A Christian Commentary on the Heart Sutra ; and co-editor of Beside Still Waters: Jews, Christians, and the Way of the Buddha.
A Table in the Wilderness probes the theme of forgiveness in a beautifully written invitation to spend forty days and nights on a journey toward that place where ‘forgiveness becomes not only possible, but irresistible.’ With images, metaphors and examples drawn from a myriad of sacred and secular sources, and then wonderfully woven into 40 rich and inspirational meditations, Thom Rock offers us a refreshing way to discover and know in our hearts that ‘forgiveness is not something we find, but live.’ —The Right Reverend Thomas Clark Ely, 10th Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Vermont