What in life is unconquerable? What survives no matter what? On The Faithful Gardener, Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés mines the rich storytelling tradition of her own family to unearth a series of lyrical stories that illustrate how faith is the one immortal force in our lives.
What begins as a simple tale from the lips of a child becomes the greater saga of Uncle Zovár, a quiet refugee from the Nazi slave camps, and his refusal to let bitterness darken his devotion to the earth. The final story, told in the form of a vivid old country tale about that which can never die, holds an unforgettable lesson about sacrifice and spiritual regeneration.
Raised by a family of refugee immigrants who revered stories as healing instruments, Dr. Estés relates these ageless tales that were first told to nourish, repair, and strengthen—whatever is most needed and wanted. The Faithful Gardener captures the spirit of a long-ago time, while deeply expressing our common desire to know that grappling with sudden and unexpected twists of fate and challenging transitions—however painful—is never in vain.
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Excellent Review by Heidi
I loved this. An excellent example of storytelling. (Posted on June 20, 2016)
Review for The Faithful Gardener Review by Lynn B
I love Clarissa Pinkola Estes and purchased many on cassettes. This is a great way to replace much of the work enjoyed for years. Thank you (Posted on December 27, 2013)
Review for The Faithful Gardener Review by Donetta S C
beautiful! (Posted on October 3, 2013)
Review for The Faithful Gardener Review by Deborah C. R
Clarissa Pinkola Estes shares another story that touches the heart in a very real and teachable moment. (Posted on October 2, 2013)
Review for The Faithful Gardener Review by Annie
Helps me keep the spirit of my son and others who've passed alive. Outstanding and must listen for anyone struggling when a loved one passes on. (Posted on January 27, 2013)
Review for The Faithful Gardener Review by Crista D
I thought it was interesting because it contains the personal story of Estes's adopted uncle and how he survived the horros of war and the reintegration into family and society. (Posted on January 1, 2013)
Review for The Faithful Gardener Review by Mignon M
Excellent! Thank you so much! (Posted on November 11, 2012)
Review for The Faithful Gardener Review by Wendy Churchill
I enjoyed this very much
Beautifully written and told as all of Clarissa's work is..thank you from a happy customer (Posted on September 29, 2012)
Review for The Faithful Gardener Review by Gladie Hamilton
I loved this Cd. I have listened to it several times (Posted on June 27, 2012)
Review for The Faithful Gardener Review by Joyce Ray
Dr. Estes is an incredible storyteller. With her wisdom and choice of words and tone, she is able to reach us beyond our barriers to touch our soul. Very beautiful and applicable to me. (Posted on May 27, 2012)
|Contents||1 Audio download (1 hour, 30 minutes)|
|Filetypes||M4B, MP3, PDF|
|Date Published||June 30, 2005|