Finding God Abiding
Christine Marie Eberle
Through four weeks of daily meditations, Finding God Abiding identifies movements that run like threads through the story of our lives. We awaken to the world around us, discover and rediscover our path, practice love in its many forms, and grieve the loss of much that we hold dear. Gazing too closely at the tangled strands and frayed knots of our false starts and failures, often we see just the back of the tapestry, and one square inch at a time. Only God beholds it whole: not a random collection of short stories, but one great narrative of grace at work. Drawing on the author’s thirty years in ministry and her Jesuit education, each meditation contains a true story, a nugget of spiritual insight, thought-provoking questions, and a memorable Scripture quote. The recollections are simple: biting into a juicy peach; mending a broken pipe; weeping over a parent’s death. These common experiences invite the reader to consider their own story and discover the God who abides as the one constant in a life marked by ceaseless change.
Praise for Finding God Abiding:
“Bit by bit, story after story, Eberle lays the foundation for a full-bodied, fully-alive spirituality—and invites us to imagine ourselves doing the same. Page after page, we are confronted by simple, spiritual truths that permeate each of our lives. From the Jersey shore to the halls of campus ministry to the quiet stillness of a hospital room, Eberle’s storytelling encompasses the full range of human experiences—joy, sadness, suffering and hope—and reminds us that God really does abide in those specific, seemingly mundane details of our ordinary lives. Ultimately, in her own words, Eberle gives us a great gift: “the joy of sensing God’s familiar presence in surprising places."
—Eric A. Clayton, author of Cannonball Moments: Telling Your Story, Deepening Your Faith
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About the Author
Christine Marie Eberle passionately connects Scripture, spirituality, and everyday life. After the 2018 publication of her first book, Finding God in Ordinary Time, Christine concluded her 26-year career as a college campus minister to devote her time to writing, public speaking, and retreat facilitation.