Out of the Ordinary

Prayers, Poems, and Reflections for Every Season
Author: Joyce Rupp

Format: Paperback

Publication date: January 10, 2011

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This perennial bestseller is now available in a tenth-anniversary edition that showcases Joyce Rupp's poems, a new preface by the author, and a new design.

Joyce Rupp's characteristic creativity and reverence for the divine are on full display in this collection of prayer resources for birthdays, holidays, holy days, transitions, and many other occasions, helping readers enter more deeply and reflectively into the liturgical and seasonal celebrations of their lives.

Ideal for personal use, or as a gift for loved ones celebrating a landmark occasion, Out of the Ordinary: Prayers, Poems, and Reflections for Every Season is an invaluable resource for ministers, spiritual directors, and lay leaders alike, who turn to its prayers, reflections, and rituals for personal and communal occasions both “ordinary” and profound.

Product Details

Pages: 256

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781594712203

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “An incomparable resource.”

    “Over the years, I have often wished there were more relevant, life-sustaining, inspirational, and meaningful rituals for Christians to use in a variety of situations. This book by writer and retreat leader Joyce Rupp arrives like a Godsend. With her keen sense of the Indwelling presence of God, the author is truly a gifted spiritual midwife. These soulful poems, prayers, and reflections for group or individual use are designed 'to revitalize the spiritual blood pulsating through the veins of faith.' . . . Out of the Ordinary is an incomparable resource for spiritual directors and lay leaders of all stripes.”

    Spirituality & Practice

  • “Familiar prayer traditions.”

    “Joyce weaves familiar prayer traditions with contemporary life, gathered around themes that invite us to draw close to God.”

    Sr. Laura Swan, O.S.B.,
    Editor of The Benedictine Tradition: Spirituality in History

  • “No ordinary book.”

    Out of the Ordinary is no ordinary book, as browsing through it leads to stopping at various prayers and poems which touch one’s heart—and may be the perfect solution for opening or closing a gathering.”

    The Leaven

  • “A good one.”

    “Filled with expressions of prayers, sorrow, worry, and trust, this small book is a good one to keep on your desk or prayer space for your 'ordinary' days.”

    Spirit & Life

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