Join us as we celebrate the release of Karen Wright Marsh’s new book, Wake Up to Wonder: 22 Invitations to Amazement in the Everyday. This in-person event will be free and open to the public. We recommend arriving early for the best seating.
About the Book: In her quest to live a vibrant spiritual life, Karen Wright Marsh had a revelation: she didn’t need to find and follow the perfect plan; she needed people she could follow.
In Wake Up to Wonder, Marsh introduces us to those people—faithful yet oh-so-human Christians from across centuries and cultures. Inspired by their example, she offers playful, simple practices that bring deeper meaning and purpose to everyday life.
In the company of diverse spiritual companions—from Dorothy Day, Francis of Assisi, and Fannie Lou Hamer to Patrick of Ireland, Wangari Maathai, and Henri Nouwen—readers journey through physical health, prayer, activism, Scripture reading, creativity, and beyond. Each chapter includes hands-on invitations such as writing prompts, space for personal reflection, and “Try This,” a collage of spiritual and personal experiments anyone can do. As readers wake up to wonder, they’ll discover what these twenty-two historical figures already knew: that a life of spiritual depth, amazement, and connection is within reach—today and every day.
About the Author: Karen Wright Marsh is the founding director of Theological Horizons, a ministry at the University of Virginia that hosts lectures, spiritual studies, dialogues, and mentoring initiatives. She is the author of Vintage Saints and Sinners: 25 Christians Who Transformed My Faith, which was named an Outreach Resource of the Year, a Logos Booksellers Book of the Year, and a Foreword INDIES finalist. Karen holds a degree in philosophy from Wheaton College and a degree in linguistics from the University of Virginia. She lives with her professor husband, Charles Marsh, at the Bonhoeffer House in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Wake Up to Wonder will be released on July 11. To order the book, please see below for the New Dominion Bookshop book order form or call the shop at 434-295-2552.
"What could be better than spending time with friends—including some spiritual masters—who give you insightful and enduring advice on how to live? Karen Wright Marsh’s beautiful new book introduces readers to some of the women and men who have guided her along life’s difficult but also delightful paths, helping her—and now us—find a way to wonder and joy."
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