COMING THIS AUTUMN!
Featuring vignettes from her memoir of living abroad, Plant Trees, Carry Sheep, Sarah’s new book identifies 38 “annoyances” (when children use your grain bucket to collect frog spawn) complete with conventional translations that most can relate to (others don’t respect the rules, or maybe you just need to lighten up). With the help of select verses from the 13th-century Persian poet Jalal ad-Din Rumi, Snyder teases out what she learned from her experiences and offers a soupcon of homespun wisdom for coping.
Told with delightful self-deprecating humor, The Value of Your Soul is a collection of short tales and whimsical illustrations you can dip in and out of, or whenever you need a little reminder that we are more than the sum of that which annoys us. We are human, and that’s just Divine!
A beautifully written tale of one woman’s life-enhancing experience struggling with some extremely difficult tasks, weather, animals, fellow humans, romance, world view, fears, and faith, this memoir enhanced my life while entertaining me in an easy chair.
S.A. Snyder is now accepting bookings for readings, book presentations, and reading group discussions online. Contact us for more information.
This is a wonderful story…a book that is both insightful and uplifting.
I LOVED this book! The author did an excellent job of transporting me to Scotland! Her descriptions were spot on and I felt like I was there myself. Her ability to balance humor with seriousness was refreshing. I found myself giggling as she described her challenges with life at a Scottish retreat…two-legged and 4-legged alike.
In each chapter, you’ll feel like you are walking by Sarah’s side into the crazy unknown (a Scottish Sufi retreat? heck yeah! far from home in an unknown land? let’s go!), but around each corner you’ll find her steps perfectly laid out by God to find peace, kindness, and love instead of the fears that we awfulize about.
What a fun read! Beautifully written, part memoir, part travel log, part love story, part spiritual awakening, there is truly something for everyone here. I found this such an enjoyable book – Sarah’s prose effortlessly carries the reader along with her on this adventure story of self-discovery. Best of all, it’s so funny!
This book was written from the heart…a great read.