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Book Title: To Drink from the Silver Cup: From Faith Through Exile and Beyond|
The author of the book: Anna Redsand
Date of issue: October 2016
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 24.89 MB
Edition: Terra Nova Books
Read full description of the books To Drink from the Silver Cup: From Faith Through Exile and Beyond:To Drink from the Silver Cup is about a woman's journey from a devout childhood and adolescence as the daughter of Dutch Reformed missionaries in the Navajo Nation, through leaving the church after discovering there would be no place for her there as a young lesbian. She spent the next forty years learning from other spiritual traditions, always longing for home. Eventually she embarked on a deliberate experiment to see if she could find a kinship in a faith community when she no longer believed much of what she'd been taught.
Read information about the authorI’m a bit of a nerd, if it’s possible to be only a bit of one. At any rate, in my writing you’ll find some nerd candy. Also some sarcasm dished out drily but not too often. Most of the time you’ll see me striving for compassion. And honesty.
That last—honesty—is part of my cultural heritage. In the strong Dutch American immigrant culture of my upbringing, expression is all about pointedness. Or bluntness—take your pick. Layer on top of that my missionary parents who insisted on honesty to a fault. A former supervisor told me once that I was the most honest person she knew.
Then there’s another layer–being a stranger in a strange land—a white girl growing up from age three in the Navajo Nation. That taught me to observe before I engage when I find myself in a new situation. I am definitely a mixed bag.
People who grow up in a culture that’s different from the home culture are sometimes known as Adult Third Culture Kids (ATCKs). Restlessness is one of our qualities. So by the time I was 57, I had moved house 64 times, lived on three continents, in four countries, and 17 cities or communities. A few of the more interesting places I’ve settled into temporarily (always temporarily) are Copenhagen, Denmark; Kaitaia, New Zealand; Teec Nos Pos, Arizona; Kalamazoo, Michigan; and Cuba, New Mexico. Now I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, which is by no means my favorite city. I give my restless feet their way by traveling as often as I can.
As for my work, I’ve been a teacher, a counselor, an operating room technician, a housecleaner, a researcher, a supermarket cashier, and a hospice worker. I’ve been practicing my true love, being a full-time writer, since 2010. I knew since I was eight years old that I was a writer, and it seems as if I've always been writing and learning about writing and sometimes teaching others about writing. I've had several essays published in literary journals and Viktor Frankl: A Life Worth Living–a biography of the Holocaust survivor and author of Man's Search for Meaning. The memoir of my spiritual journey, The Silver Cup: My Journey from Loss of Faith Through Exile and Beyond will be released by Terra Nova Books in October 2016. I've also written in my day jobs–innovative curriculum, grant proposals, and articles about education.
One of the best parts of my life is a person—my daughter Cheyenne. She’s just become a librarian, which I enjoy vicariously.
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