Most Christians have heard that God is the potter and we are the clay, but Diana Pavlac Glyer, who has spent countless hours at the potter's wheel, shows in this remarkable book that this saying is far more than a casual metaphor. As God hovers over His creation, centering us or shaping us or even restoring us from collapse, He may transform us in ways we never imagined.
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"In one hundred pages, Diana Glyer offers her readers fifteen marvelous chapters for reflection and more. You can "feel" her love of pottery and join her as she tells the story of creating something beautiful. Each chapter of Clay in the Potter's Hands offers the reader an opportunity to accompany the potter at work. The author gently and easily moves from the potter's wheel to texts from the Bible that offer examples of each stage of development of the artist's work. These are accompanied by marvelous insights and questions for the reader to consider; then each chapter concludes with a prayer that brings the entire segment together quite nicely.
Father John Chandler, S.J., Honolulu, Hawaii
"This is a really good book! It manages to combine depth and simplicity which is rare, but I think it is the way it treats our experience of pain and broken-ness which really sets it apart. The chapters on Returning, Repairing and Redeeming were especially moving and significant for me. This book is going to be so helpful to so many people!"
Malcolm Guite, Priest, Poet, Chaplain at Girton College, University of Cambridge, Author of Faith, Hope, and Poetry, Cambridge, England