Short, accessible meditations and photography to guide you through the season.
Author Russ Levenson invites readers to slow down, “toward that stillness that, in a particular way, reveals not only the nature of God but our own nature and God’s calling to us.” These and other thoughtful insights seem most appropriate during the summer season. Bits of Heaven provides devotional readings that are companions to the sunlight, opportunities for relaxation, and growth that surround us during the summer.
Forty meditations, reflections for contemplation, and prayers fill this volume designed to accompany and encourage readers throughout the season. This thoughtful book is part of a series by this well-known author.
RUSSELL J. LEVENSON JR. has been an ordained Episcopal priest for nearly thirty years. Having served in various roles at churches in Alabama, Virginia, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Florida, he and his wife Laura live in Houston, Texas, where he has been the rector of St. Martin’s Episcopal Church for the last twelve years.
"The traditional Anglican term for the days and weeks of summer is 'Ordinary Time,' but this small but potent book is anything but. It is an extraordinary gift to all of us from Russ Levenson, priest and pastor." —Jon Meacham
“My friend Russ Levenson invites us to pause and ponder the gladness of God. His words are like his heart: winsome and gracious. Let him lead you into a quiet place where you will receive a gentle touch from your heavenly Father.” —Max Lucado, author
"In this wonderful, refreshing, and powerful book, an experienced Rector holds your hand and take you through the eternal truths that cane shape and enhance a life. With humor and anecdote, he helps you understand the gift of faith. As you plan your summer, this is a must read addition. With this book, Russ Levenson is becoming the finest writer of devotional texts in the Episcopal Church today." —Ian S. Markham, Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary
“Dr. Russ Levenson’s fine reputation as teacher and preacher rests on his deep spirituality. In Bits of Heaven, we are given an anthology of down-to-earth meditations that are accessible, interesting, and relevant. I commend Bits of Heaven!” —The Most Reverend and Right Honorable Dr. George L. Carey, 103rd Archbishop of Canterbury