Finding Time for Serenity

Every Woman's Book of Days

by Barbara Cawthorne Crafton

Sep/2004, 256 Pages, PAPERBACK

ISBN-13: 9780819221216



Almost every woman knows the press of busy days days when we can't keep track of what we've done (or haven't done), much less find five minutes to rest. These daily meditations from best-selling author Barbara Crafton - wife, grandmother, priest, retreat leader, and spiritual director - will help women restore the balance and bring perspective into their daily lives.

Crafton explores the things women know well: bags under the eyes, people who monopolize meetings, office politics, middle-age pride, kids leaving home, faith, love, destiny, the impossible images women's magazines perpetuate, friendship, and many more. Here she becomes the wise and funny friend every woman needs every day.


Barbara Cawthorne Crafton is a popular preacher, retreat leader, and writer who teaches at Marble Collegiate Church and at the General Theological Seminary in New York City. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, Reader's Digest, Episcopal Life, and many other publications. She is the author of many books, including Called, The Courage to Grow Old, The AlsoLife, Jesus Wept: When Faith and Depression Meet, Mass in Time of War, The Sewing Room, Living Lent, and many others.


"Crafton, an Episcopal priest, presents a series of 365 finely crafted daily meditations that urge women gently and persuasively to seek serenity in the midst of their harried lives. With evocative imagery and sparkling narrative, Crafton locates the sacred in daily experiences such as a mother and child's sharing a subway ride to work and school and a single mother's quest to provide food, housing, and love for her children. These powerful meditations are beautifully rendered and cut across the range of women's experiences. Highly recommended." - Library Journal
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