Glory Happening: Finding the Divine in Everyday Places is out November 7th!
Stop. Take a deep breath and pour a cup of coffee. This is the kind of book you will want to sit with for a while, the kind you will return to again and again. With the insights of a prophet and the attention of a poet, Kaitlin Curtice invites the reader to see the world fresh, in all its everyday glory. You will never look at a sink of dishes, a mound of dough, a game of Rummy, or the family dog the same way again. “Glory Happening” is a stunner of a debut, every sentence a feast for the senses. By the time you reach the last page, you will have kicked off your shoes, knowing you tread on holy ground."
Kaitlin B. Curtice is a young, Native American Christian mystic who portrays the sacredness of the human condition in everyday language through her writing. Her use of poetic prayers and stories in Glory Happening inspires us to find the divine in every aspect of life, and gifts us with the opportunity to embrace and mirror the gracious reality of God and glory in our midst."
Kaitlin Curtice prayed, “Teach me the art of tethering.” Her answered prayer is an unfolding of glory – sights and sounds witnessed in words and phrases spare and plain daring us to take delight in life again."
Kaitlin B. Curtice was born with a set of eyes that see beyond the ordinary. She sees beauty and holiness in mess, mayhem, and monotonous routine. She sees miracles in darkness. She sees hope in human heartache and promise in dead ends. Then Kaitlin takes to paper, and that is where the divine appears. Her words change us, lift us, inspire us, transform us, heal us. I’m certain Kaitlin was born to advocate, bringing world-changing awareness where light is limited. Kaitlin is the light of hope our world desperately needs now."
Kaitlin B. Curtice writes with a deep, sweet, reflectiveness about the odd places she encounters ‘glory,’ that is, Jesus. This first book by an exciting young Christian mystic is a must-read. Kaitlin helps us look for Jesus again, and helps us meet him in some surprising places. Strongly recommended!"
Kaitlin writes with a gentle voice that leads us on a journey. In this book, she walks with us into the heart of glory, asking what it means to find sacred spaces in everything. Her young, indigenous voice brings a fresh perspective of lyrical prayer and storytelling to the world. If you love the wisdom and poetry of Kathleen Norris, Barbara Brown Taylor, Annie Dillard, Mary Oliver, and Richard Rohr, you’ll love Kaitlin B. Curtice."
Glory Happening is a stunning collection of writings and reflections that call us to return to a posture of awe and wonder in every moment of life. Kaitlin Curtice reflects on ordinary life with captivating prose and penetrating insight that cuts through the fog of our busyness and moves us to see the glory of God at work in us and around us every day. This book is truly a healing balm and a bright light for those of us who have grown disillusioned with faith, refreshing the soul and reigniting a spark of hope in the heart."
For such a time as our time when busy and blindness is par for the course of western culture, Glory Happening is the kindest invitation to slowing and really seeing; Glory Happening is heaven-sent antidote to human ailment. Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters."
There is nothing like a good story. In Glory Happening, Kaitlin Curtice shares her well-conceived quotes, prose and poetry in a series of real-life, uncomplicated and transformative stories. She draws from the seemingly mundane subject of everyday life as well as, from a wide-reaching world of interests. With word-smithing that flows gently like a mountain stream, her work gifts us with deep content and relevant context. I found Glory Happening fascinating and inspiring; challenging me to go deeper in my relationship with creation and with Creator-God."
Kaitlin B. Curtice is the kind of writer whose words carry you to spacious places where you can breathe again. When I read Glory Happening, I was in a frantic season of my life, hurried and harried and kind of lost. With each of Kaitlin’s stories and prayers, I was gently invited back to a place of rest and grace. If you can stand it, please sip this book. It’s too delicious to drink all in one gulp."
Kaitlin Curtice has an amazing gift. She looks at life’s moments– large, small, and in between– and she finds the God in them. Moreover, she has a beautiful way with words; she can make us see the God in every moment, too. I love her voice, I love the huge heart that drives it, and I can’t wait to hear more from this bright light."