9781933495262

A Time to Plant: Life Lessons in Work, Prayer, and Dirt

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  • ISBN13:

    9781933495262

  • ISBN10:

    193349526X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1/1/2011
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Pr

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Summary

In his moving debut book, "America" columnist Kyle Kramer recounts the sometimes-gritty story of how he came to experience the joys of real community through a journey of honest reckoning with his own ambitions. For Kramer, this story involves lots of dirt. In the spring of 2000, Kramer, an earnest and high-achieving private school teacher in Atlanta, decided to forego a promising academic career. Instead, he heeded the voices of the unlikely prophets in his life and purchased a block of hardscrabble land in southern Indiana in order to start a small farm. Tending it back to health┐one difficult lesson at a time┐Kramer founded Genesis Organic Farm, built a self-sustaining and environmentally friendly home, and began to fully embrace the Benedictine traditions of physical labor, prayer, and hospitality. "A Time to Plant" is a deeply human story of one man┐s attempt to make simple living a reality as a spiritual discipline for himself, as a model for his children, and for the good of creation.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Coming Homep. 13
Settling Inp. 39
Loneliness and Lovep. 61
Building Homep. 79
Farming and Foodp. 103
Children at Playp. 121
Open Home, Open Heart: Hospitality and Belongingp. 133
Simplicity, Sacrifice, and the Struggle to Stay Putp. 145
Conclusion: Home-Grown Hopep. 161
Acknowledgmentsp. 171
Notesp. 175
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