99 Blessings by Brother David Steindl-Rast (book review)

99 Blessings: An Invitation to Life
From the inside front cover:

Source of all blessings, you bless us with dreams-dreams while we sleep and dreams in our most wakeful moments. May I be responsive to both forms of dreams and pass these blessings on by living a life that is faithful to their guidance.

From beloved author Brother David Steindl-Rast comes this beautiful collection of original blessings meant to guide readers through each day with wisdom and spirit.

This gift book of ninety-nine personal and original blessings from Brother David Steindl-Rast, known for his pioneering work in interfaith dialogue, marks the first time the member of the Benedictine Order of Catholic monks has crafted a series of prayers for the general reader-from Catholics to Protestants, Jews and Muslims, agnostics and uncertain. Blessings are life-giving only as long as we pass them on, so this book is meant to be shared with friends, family, coworkers, strangers, and anyone in need of a few words of inspiration and guidance. - See more at: http://www.imagecatholicbooks.com/book/223564/99-blessings/#sthash.QByasedN.dpuf

My thoughts:
 99 Blessings: An Invitation to Life is a collection of blessings by Brother David Steindl-Rast. Although Brother Steindl-Rast is a Catholic monk, these blessings are meant to be non-denominational. The blessings range from blessings for the wind, music, air travel, medicine, gravity, snow, insects, the internet, hair, learning by heart, cows, fits and misfits, and books to name just a few of the 99 things.
I found the blessings to be short, sweet and powerful for the soul. You feel good reading them. You feel good thinking on them. You feel good praying them.

As Brother Steindl-Rast writes in his introduction, this book of blessings is meant to be shared with others. It is beautifully bound and should be shared. I have already gotten another copy to be gifted to a friend for her birthday!

I would highly recommend this book for both yourself and others in your life.

Disclaimer:  I received a free copy of this book for purpose of review from the Blogging for Books program from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.


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