Return to the Root

Reflections on the Inner Life

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Pub Date 01 Oct 2021 | Archive Date 15 Nov 2021
Ave Maria Press, Sorin Books

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For more than a decade, bestselling author and international retreat leader Joyce Rupp has written a monthly newsletter offering personal reflections and inspiration from her heart to ours. In Return to the Root, Rupp expands on the best of those reflections to invite all of us who feel overwhelmed by busyness, cut off from the Divine, or adrift in the world to reach solid ground.

Through her reflections, as well as new poems and prayers, she guides us to see the essential—what is at the root of our lives and what keeps us rooted—so that we can feel at peace no matter the events of the world around us.

Rupp offers meditative, uplifting reflections—grown out of the seasons, the Church’s liturgical life, and the small moments that adorn our days—that escort us through the year. With each reflection, we shift beyond the immediate moment to see the timeless truths within, including choosing to hold on to hope, trusting how God speaks to us and how we experience the Divine, and recognizing that there is always something for which to be grateful.

Whether we need to be reminded of important truths or to experience moments of tranquility in a life of nonstop distractions, Rupp’s Return to the Root offers us space to explore the beauty of the world and hold onto those things that sustain our beings and, as the apostle Paul wrote, keep us “rooted and grounded in love.”

For more than a decade, bestselling author and international retreat leader Joyce Rupp has written a monthly newsletter offering personal reflections and inspiration from her heart to ours. In Return...


A Note From the Publisher

Joyce Rupp is well known for her work as a writer, spiritual midwife, international retreat leader, and conference speaker. She serves as director of the Boundless Compassion program. Rupp is the author of numerous bestselling books, including Praying Our Goodbyes, Open the Door, Fragments of Your Ancient Name, and Jesus, Friend of My Soul. Her 2018 book, Boundless Compassion, won awards from the Association of Catholic Publishers and from the Catholic Press Association. Her books Fly While You Still Have Wings and Anchors for the Soul also have earned CPA awards. Rupp is a member of the Servite (Servants of Mary) community.

Joyce Rupp is well known for her work as a writer, spiritual midwife, international retreat leader, and conference speaker. She serves as director of the Boundless Compassion program. Rupp is the...


Advance Praise

“Joyce Rupp uses words to lead us into that place in the soul where there are no words, no sounds--just stillness and peace. Her books never grow old. They always open the ground of our being to something we need to know right now. Return to the Root is no exception. It is the most fruitful book I have read this year.”
Michael Leach
Author of Soul Seeing

“Like a faithful friend, Joyce Rupp accompanies us on a quiet stroll along familiar roads, gently offering us her comfort in small things and revelations in everyday moments. Part poetry, part personal reflection, Return to the Root shares her wisdom, which is a light for the journey through our own seasons of life.”
Jen Norton
Artist and author of Surrender All

Return to the Root is a truly beautiful book, alive with reverence and joy for nature. Each part is full of inspiration for meditation and prayer. I will definitely come back to it again and again!”
Mary Pezzulo
Author of Stumbling into Grace and blogger at Steel Magnificat

“Joyce Rupp beautifully engages metaphors of creation through her prayers and poetic writing. Wise insights fill the pages of Return to the Root, and I am eager to have it guide my reflection in the seasons ahead.”
Jessie Bazan
Editor and coauthor of Dear Joan Chittister: Conversations with Women in the Church

 

“Joyce Rupp uses words to lead us into that place in the soul where there are no words, no sounds--just stillness and peace. Her books never grow old. They always open the ground of our being to...


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I found it full of food for thought and a good book when you feel dry on the spiritual way. Well written and thought provoking. Recommended. Many thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for this ARC, all opinions are mine

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