from the author: "This is a book of stories remembered and gathered from around the world over six decades. They are people stories: wisdom stories. They are written and shared in gratitude to encourage others. They are individual glimpses of the poor who save us, specifically some of the poor of God, the least of God's beloved children, given to me as gifts. They are simple, ordinary, amazing women, children and men, of all ages who image and reflect God so strongly and singularly, startling us into insight and deepening our knowledge of who God is and who we are and can be by grace. This book seeks to be a thank you note for encountering such people and a way of passing on the gift of them to others, since 'a gift isn't a gift until it's been given at least twice." Read the stories and unwrap the gift for yourself.
Megan McKenna, a native of New York City, has lived in, visited, and gypsied through North and South America, Europe, the Philippines, Singapore, Haiti, the Hawaiian Islands, Malaysia, India, the Marshall Islands, Thailand, Australia, China, and a collection of Celtic and Japanese islands. She works with indigenous groups in base Christian communities and with justice and peace groups, as well as with parishes, dioceses, and religious communities. An internationally known author, theologian, storyteller, and lecturer, McKenna teaches at several colleges and universities and organizes retreats, workshops and parish missions. She has authored more than fifty books, including And Morning Came: Scriptures of the Resurrection, Praying the Rosary, Send My Roots Rain, The New Stations of the Cross, and Harm Not the Earth.