This book by Father Demetrius Dumm, O.S.B., contains eighty-two short reflections on passages of Scripture which address, from various perspectives, the perennial human problem of mortality.
A prominent theme in these reflections is, therefore, an invitation to trust the goodness of God in situations where we experience loss of control and the consequent need to rely on a higher power for love and support.
These reflections also remind us that reliance on the goodness of God need not be a desperate last resort but can be in fact a joyful discovery that will illuminate the whole landscape of our lives.
Father Demetrius was the author of So We Do Not Lose Heart: Biblical Wisdom for All Our Days; Flowers in the Desert: A Spirituality of the Bible; Cherish Christ Above All: The Bible in the Rule of BenedictCherish Christ Above All: The Bible in the Rule of Benedict; A Mystical Portrait of Jesus: New Perspectives on John’s Gospel; and Praying the Scriptures. He also co-authored, with Father Campion Gavaler, O.S.B., The Sunday Homilies, Saint Vincent Archabbey: Cycle A; The Sunday Homilies, Saint Vincent Archabbey, Cycle B; and The Sunday Homilies, Saint Vincent Archabbey, Cycle C. The books were based on the long-running Sunday Homily column that Father Campion and Father Demetrius co-wrote of the Archabbey website, www.saintvincentarchabbey.org.
Softcover. 272 pages.
So We Do Not Lose Heart won a national Catholic Press Association book award in 2018 in the category “Backlist Beauty.” So We Do Not Lose Heart, took third place in the category. The book published by Archabbey Publications in 2006, then reprinted in 2010 and in 2017.
“A book that lovingly points the way to ‘a happy ending’ for all believers. Inspiring reflections on mortality and God’s unfailing love to see us through,” the judges wrote.