"In this mindful book of poetry, Isobel de Gruchy embraces the sacredness of earth and the whole of creation. These are poems of intimacy with--rather than detachment from--creation, herself, and those who people her world. . . . Refresh your spirit as you reflect upon this book of vivid poetry."
--Judith Mayotte, author
"Is there greater praise than, 'I wish I wrote those poems?' Yes, there is. When I finished Between Heaven and Earth for the third time, I felt empowered to pick up my pen or cursor, and, not copy her words, but write that true poem about my own true life, to pick up my brush and paint my own grape flowers, rivers, camelthorn trees."
--Maren C. Tirabassi, author
"Out of life's elemental shards de Gruchy fashions images that help re-frame our lives. Welling out of the depths of her Christian faith, her message leaps across boundaries of race, place, and creed to link us in our common experiences between memory and hope, heaven and earth. Open this book and let your eyes see the world a little more deeply, a little more lovingly, even, as Emily Dickinson said, a little more slant."
--William J. Everett, author
"Like the psalms, these poems lyrically express our human condition. Whether you are celebrating life or struggling with grief, filled with hope or fighting despair, de Gruchy's words and drawings will move you and speak truth to your soul. With touches of humor, expressions of doubt, questions of anguish, and finally affirmations of faith, she traces the story of our lives. Take and read this wondrous work, giving thanks for this poet's great talent."
--Sandra M. Levy-Achtemeier, author, psychologist and Theologian-in-Residence, St. John's Church, Richmond, VA