Grace Is Where I Live

John Leax

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Subject Category: Essays
Length: 141 pages
Size: 5.5 x 8.25 inches
Binding: paper
Published: April 2004
ISBN: 978-0-9743427-2-6


Grace Is Where I Live has inspired—even mentored—many writers, readers and teachers during the years since it was first published. Here John Leax shares the experiences that shaped his life along with insights on choosing writing as a vocation, successful and failed teaching, identifying a personal "poetic," writing in different genres, writing from "placedness" and writing for a particular community. He wrestles with the "questions that must be asked" and ultimately offers "good news" about the struggles, trials and rewards of the writing life.

This new edition, marking the tenth anniversary of Grace Is Where I Live, includes the complete text of the original revised by Leax and expanded with a new preface, six recent essays, the poem "Vow"; and a bibliography. It is packed with what WordFarm editors have come to describe as "spiritual direction for writers."

Book Excerpts

Read the Introduction
Preface, Introduction and "What I Have Found" [PDF]
Holiness & Craft [PDF]

Table of Contents



What I Have Found

Part One

Holiness and Craft
Stewardship and Witness
Story, Place and Marriage
Giving Up Everything

Part Two

Sabbatical Journal

Part Three

Becoming a New Creation
Telling Affirmations
Truth by Moonlight

Part Four

In the Care of the Spirit

Part Five

Border Life
The Child Is Father of the Man
Boy in a Blind
A God to Thank
In the Presence of Slugs
The Hawk on the Pergola



Works by John Leax