The Reed of God

The Reed of God

A New Edition of a Spiritual Classic 

Author: Caryll Houselander

Foreword by: Marie Anne Mayeski

Price: $13.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 192

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-0-87061-240-4

Imprint: Christian Classics

On-sale date: October 1, 2006

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First published in 1944, The Reed of God is an enduring, timeless spiritual classic. Through beautiful prose and meditations, the British Catholic writer, artist, and poet Caryll Houselander depicts the intimately human side of Mary, Mother of God, as an empty reed waiting for God's music to be played through her. Lovingly bringing Our Lady down off her time-honored, ancient pedestal, Houselander shares her insightful and beautiful vision of Mary on earth, Mary among us, Mary as a confused but trusting teenager whose holiness flowered with her eternal "Yes."


"A privileged peek into the soul of a holy woman."

"This wonderful book gives us a privileged peek into the soul of a holy woman as she engages beautiful biblical texts in prayer. In ways witty and winsome, Miss Houselander teaches us to unite our will with God's will, as the Blessed Virgin Mary did."

Scott Hahn, Author of Hail, Holy Queen

"Refreshes my sense of the Holy."

"Caryll Houselander has profoundly influenced my spirituality. Her practical, earthy approach refreshes my sense of the Holy and encourages me to seek the divine presence in what is most ordinary."

Joyce Rupp, Author of Open the Door

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