This is a book that asks you to pause and ponder. It’s a miscellany of musings, ranging from the serious to the whimsical and the spiritual to the serendipitous. They are slices of life, reflections on faith, educational commentary, poetic excursions,travel vignettes – a personal licence to wade warmly into the world of words. This book is a celebration of the joys of observation entwined in the words of a woman who is trying, somehow, to wise up.
Blessed interweaves past and present to create a pot pourri of essays that are part memoir, part meditation, celebrating a life full of little asides of joy and small wonders.
A life that is truly, blessed.
A number of these pieces have been published in edited versions in publications including The Age, The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald and Australian Catholics, and Ann Rennie’s previous book, The Secret Garden of Spirituality.
”You will want to savour every piece of this beautiful book. Ann Rennie is an adventurer of the spirit. In lucent prose, she shares her journeys, both near and far, with relish for their deeper possibilities. Her intrepid heart will find the sunny side of every road. Her gratitude for even the more challenging parts of life sings from every page. It is her readers who are blessed.”
Michael McGirr, author of 'Doorways into Hope and Joy at Advent & Christmas.'