The beauty, truth, hope and consolation offered by nature in every season always puts me in the mood to read some of the works of the late John O'Donohue. His book Beauty: The Invisible Embrace has been a loyal companion of mine for several years now.
When John O'Donohue was lost to us with his untimely death a couple of years ago, I went out and bought several copies of Beauty: The Invisible Embrace. Some to give away as gifts to honour O'Donhue's memory and a couple to keep as insurance that I would never find myself without access to the wisdom and comfort of this exceptional man. It boggled my little mind that there would be no more books of his to anticipate and savor.
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. THE WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN A POST WHICH SHOULD APPEAR ON YOUR BLOG ROLLS AROUND 8:00 P.M. THIS EVENING.
You can imagine my surprise when the publishing house, Harmony Books, a division of Random House contacted me wanting to send me O'Donohue's about-to-be released book to review. Since I have published a few different posts on this remarkable man and his wisdom they new I would be an eager recipient and reviewer of this new collection of John's writings. John's older brother Pat has compiled some of the unpublished writings left behind by John into a new book entitled, Four Elements: Reflections on Nature. In it John O'Donohue writes in praise of fire, water, air and earth with both prose and poetry.
O'Donohue uses his intimate relationship with nature to explore the difficult questions of life, to seek meaning, to offer inspiration and always, always ... to re-awaken hope in those of us who have succumbed to despair when viewing the sorry state of much of the world.
As a visitor of this blog, you must surely be a lover of nature and someone for whom this book would be of interest. Harmony Books has given me one new hardcover book to offer here as a giveaway! (This hardcover version sells for $24.00 in the USA, and $27.00 in Canada.)
If you are interested in receiving this new, hardcover release, Four Elements: Reflection on Nature, all you need do is leave a comment here so indicating. Make sure that I can access your e-mail address to let you know you are the lucky recipient!
The winner of John O'Donohue's new book will be announced here Thursday, October 13th at 8:00 p.m. EST. I will get your co-ordinates and Harmony Books will mail you the copy hot off the press.
(This giveaway has unfortunately been limited to Canada and the United States. Regrets to those of you who live outside of these two countries.)