“I am profoundly moved–and although a person of many words, I won’t attempt many just now. A simple thank you. Simply by reading through the table of contents of your amazing collection/book, I am exposed to and enticed into that realm of depth and authenticity which you have diligently and sensitively collected. It’s helpful that the essays are so short that they can be taken in and savored in small measures, and keep inviting me over a long period of time…before I start them over again. I do wish you well in bringing this to many hungry souls. There is so much to celebrate!” ~ David Finke
“Molly Brown’s newest book with Carolyn Treadway–Held in Love–is a MUST have. It’s a profoundly touching, meaningful, necessary book! Superb work, Ladies! “~ Jenene Portune
“This is a book you will not want to put down, and a contribution to the betterment of humankind. If you are in despair over the lack of love you see around you and within you, here are stories filled with divine hope. If you are in despair over the immediate threats to Mother Earth and her myriad creatures and peoples, here are stories of possibility and inspiration. If you are in despair over the lack of community and human kindness in our world, here are stories of our interconnectedness and common joy. Come to this well of flowing water, drink your fill, and be held in Love.” ~ Rev. Emily Haight, Ph.D., Clinical Psychologist, Diplomate, American Association of Pastoral Counselors.
“We are each uniquely who we are by virtue of our relationships to everything else, including to the mysterious totality that holds everything. Not only are we not alone, we are in an intimate dance with all things, a dance that defines us and supports us. In this wonderful collection, Molly and Carolyn have gathered from a host of colleagues poignant stories and poems describing how people discover, often unexpectedly and astonishingly, their full belonging to Earth, Universe, Mystery, Community, or Self.” ~ Bill Plotkin, Ph.D., author of Soulcraft and Nature and the Human Soul.
“Held In Love is a tribute to the power of heartfelt stories and poetry to help each of us understand our relationships to each other and to our planet.” ~ Jenny Clad, Executive Director, The Climate Project.
“Thank you for doing this book. It is a goodhearted, wholehearted one.” ~ Bill McKibben, educator, environmentalist, author of The End of Nature and Deep Economy.
“Contributors to this volume share significant, loving snatches –little bits of life—that come to them as their lives are marked with openness. I come away believing that all of life holds these bright, deep “bits” ready for us to discover and share as we experience life-altering shifts in what and how we see and feel. Gifts like these are right there waiting for us in our own lives.” ~ Emma Justes, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, United Theological Seminary, author of Hearing Beyond the Words.
“This book is a beautiful gift of inspirational stories that will encourage all seekers to open their hearts to the awareness of love’s presence in our lives.” ~ Frances Vaughan, Ph.D., Psychologist, author of Shadows of the Sacred.
“Held in Love has quickly become a cherished book. I have picked it up many times to read a bit of inspiration during my morning practice. In fact, just this morning, I happened to read the poem “Epiphany”, which will be a perfect reading for my book group meditation tonight. Ah…the synchronicities! Many thanks for such a beautiful gift. It truly represents what our work and our lives are all about.” – A reader.