Have you ever quieted yourself and listened to your heart, your actual heart? It s beat, the pulsing song of your body, rises and falls with every thought, action, and emotion. It s astonishing, isn t it? Beyond this miracle you have a spiritual heartbeat. You have been given the ability to act or react to compose your life into a harmonious or discordant song. The poems within this book will help you to pay attention to this beating life force, to learn the rhythms that your life was intended for. The choice is yours. Pick up your copy today.
Dale is a pastor and poet from Denver, Colorado. He’d like
to inspire the entire world but finds that inspiring himself and his family and friends is work enough. He writes and speaks about beauty and misery and his favorite story is the one about how love surprises us in the end. His words invigorate the vitality of Christian faith. He serves as the teaching pastor at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Highlands Ranch, CO where he fails a lot. On his best days, he lives by Samuel Beckett’s motto, “Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” To learn more about Dale check out his website www.dalefredrickson.com.
When you are hungry for the words to articulate your spiritual state of mind, turn to Fredrickson's Keeping Pulse. I find his writing evocative of how I feel when I am longing to become closer to the Divine. His ability to speak to the soul through poetry and prose feeds the reader, and he is able to give the reader narratives that support both our darkest moments as well as our joyful celebrations. This book has been added to my list of reading I will revisit over and over again. --Rev. April Casperson, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Methodist Theological School in Ohio
Dale is bursting with life. I heard him give one of his spoken word pieces and you could feel the energy filling the room as he put language to grace and hope and love. And now, with this book, you can feel what I m talking about... --Rob Bell
Dale sees the world with wonder including its sharp edges and dark corners. In Keeping Pulse, Dale loans us his eyes so that we can see the higher notes of beauty that float on life's everyday triumphs and tragedies. Don't miss it. --Mike McHargue