Walking on a Rolling Deck: Life on the Ark

Kathleen Berken
In stock
$21.95
In 1999 Kathy Berken left Green Bay, Wisconsin, for her new home as a live-in assistant in a L'Arche community in Clinton, Iowa. Although the life she left was not necessarily one of balmy beaches, she could never have predicted the storms that lay ahead. She found that her new...
$21.95

In 1999 Kathy Berken left Green Bay, Wisconsin, for her new home as a live-in assistant in a L'Arche community in Clinton, Iowa. Although the life she left was not necessarily one of balmy beaches, she could never have predicted the storms that lay ahead. She found that her new home was not an ark of refuge. However, she also found that God was with her and the members of her house, shaping and guiding them. The story of her journey is told here with verve and honesty. It is a story of breast cancer, of forging relationships, of violence and the struggle to forgive. It is the story of a heart turned to God and changed by love of others. It is ultimately the story of all of our Christian lives, no matter where or with whom we live.

Jesus is truly living in the hearts of those who have been pushed aside. He is not just in gentle and prayerful liturgies but also in the mess of dailiness and of difficult relationships. The crucified Jesus leads to crucified people. The resurrection of Jesus leads us to discover the seeds of resurrection in all the pain of our world and in all the hidden pain in each of us. It leads us to celebration and to laughter. It is a place of healing for us all. Yes, you have well described life in L'Arche home.

To learn more about Kathy Berken and L'Arche Books, please visit the website: www.faithjourneyhope.com

Kathleen Berken is house coordinator for one of three homes in L 'Arche community in Clinton, Iowa, where she lives with five men with developmental disabilities. She was a high school and college math teacher prior to joining the staff of The Compass, the newspaper of the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay. Berken joined the L 'Arche community in 1999. Her roles of mother, teacher, caregiver, and friend all give dimension to her role as L 'Arche assistant.



Author: Kathleen Berken
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Published: 07/01/2008
Pages: 131
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.28lbs
Size: 7.04h x 5.84w x 0.28d
ISBN: 9780814618615
Shipping policy *Free Shipping on purchases of $35 and over How long does it take to process an Order? Please allow 1 to 2 business days to ship an order excluding Sundays or holidays. This is our norm. There may be potential delays on occasion due to high volume orders or postal service problems that are outside of our control. All orders received after 12 noon CT will be processed on the next business day. How do I check the status of my order? When your order has shipped, you will receive an email notification from us which will include a tracking number you can use to check its status. Please allow 48 hours for the tracking information to become available. If you haven’t received your order within 5 to 8 business days of receiving your shipping confirmation email, please contact us at service@goodnewsbookshop.com with your name and order number, and we will look into it for you. What are my shipping charges? Shipping charges for your order will be calculated and displayed at checkout. Where do you ship to? We ship to all U.S. addresses including APO and FPO military addresses. What is your Return Policy? In the event of a damaged book or lost order please email Good News! Book Fair at service@goodnewsbookshop.com upon receiving.
You have successfully subscribed!
This email has been registered