Sacred Necessities

Sacred Necessities

Gifts for Living with Passion, Purpose, and Grace 

Author: Terry Hershey

Price: $16.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 192

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-893732-93-3

Imprint: Sorin Books

On-sale date: July 15, 2005

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What is it that makes life worth living? What makes the everyday, ordinary world extraordinary—even sacred? If we want to be truly alive there are few things we really need, a few sacred necessities: Amazement, Sanctuary, Stillness, Grace, Simplicity, Resilience, and Friendship.

Unfortunately, we can't buy these things, nor can we force them to become a part of our lives. But if we are willing to accept rather than grasp at them, they will come to us as felicitous gifts waiting to be experienced and practiced. This is not simply a prescription for the good life; it is a gentle nudge to live with an open heart and a willing spirit.


"Set aside your to-do lists."

"Come. Set aside your to-do lists for a while and join Terry Hershey for some stories, quotations, and musings on this crazy, wonderful, mysterious, and grace-filled world we share."

Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Coauthors of
Spiritual Literacy and Spiritual Rx

"Stirs a hunger."

"This book stirs a hunger to pay attention to God’s outrageous generosity."

Harold Ivan Smith, Author of
Finding Your Way to Say Goodbye