Sunday, December 6, 2009

The Woman and the Wheat

Written by Jane Meyer, author of The Man and the Vine and The Life of St. Brigid, Abbess of Kildare, this books follows the journey of the prosphora bread from wheat berry to Eucharist. Written in the same lyrical style as The Man and the Vine, this book will make you want to run through a field of wheat singing hymns to God! Her words have such a beautiful rhythm, and Ned Gannon's illustrations are so warm and rich, it is a book that you will not tire of reading to your children over and over again. Here is a taste of the beautiful picture Meyer paints with her words:

With the Amen said, the heavens
swooshed to earth and a sweet, sweet
voice rang true. And the angels flew
and the saints sang too,
and the holy bells rang and a holy wind
rushed through the room.
Then the woman of the wheat came
near to the cup and she bowed her head
down low. She opened wide and the love
filled her mouth and she thought of the
wheat, and she thought of the love. She
kissed the cup and she prayed a prayer,
and the joy grew loud in her soul.
And the joy grew loud in her soul.


MamaBirdEmma said...

I really want to get both of these books!

Monica said...

Oh, is this book out now! I really want to read it. I loved the Man and the Vine.

Jane G Meyer said...

Yay! So glad you liked it... Sending love and blessings during this amazing season of Christ's Nativity...