Blest Be the Tie

Blest Be the Tie

Fables of Faith from the Far North

Joann White


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In a world fractured by dividing lines of politics, economics, gender, and race, we are hungry for connection and community, for places where we are loved and accepted in all our frailty. Tubby has a broken heart. Lenore needs something to sing about. Eugenia is afraid of change. Bruce still fights the war in Iraq. Through it all, Pastor Bob, with the help of the Holy Spirit, tends the flock entrusted to his care. These twenty-four interwoven fables of faith, set in the Adirondacks, use abundant love, gentle humor, and the timeless truth of Scripture to portray what it means to be a church family. Blest be the tie that binds.


Joann White:
Joann White is a writer, pastor, spiritual director, and enthusiast of wild places. She is a graduate of Colgate University, McCormick Theological Seminary, and the Institute for Spiritual Leadership in Chicago. Since 2005, she has pastored the First Presbyterian Church of Saranac Lake in the heart of New York’s Adirondack Mountains. When she isn't at church, you might find her wandering the local trails with her husband Duane Keith Gould and their Cardigan corgi Jade.