Sawdust and Soul
A Conversation about Woodworking and Spirituality
Imprint: Cascade Books
"The title and subtitle are exactly right. This is 'A Conversation about Woodworking and Spirituality' in which 'sawdust flies in all directions, but the soul also takes wings.' So, reader, prepare to pause often to reflect on your own life journey as you listen to Everett's and de Gruchy's. This is wisdom beautifully communicated. The added poetry, illustrations, and photos only enhance it."
--Larry Rasmussen, Reinhold Niebuhr Professor Emeritus of Social Ethics, Union Theological Seminary, New York City, NY
"This absorbing and often moving conversation about friendship, faith, and the woodworker's craft invites us to explore the inner journeys that accompany the working and shaping of wood. The obvious joy of the authors in their soul-deepening craft will strike an immediate chord with fellow woodworkers--and invite some who have not yet felt the warm texture of newly planed wood grain under their fingers to go out and buy their first tools."
--Peter Storey, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of the Practice of Christian Ministry, Duke Divinity School, Durham, NC
"In Sawdust and Soul, I felt like I was standing across a workbench from two friends reminiscing, philosophizing, and reflecting about woodworking--the influence it has on their lives and their relationship. The journey I experienced with Bill and John resonates with my own."
--Gregory Paolini, Director of Operations, Gregory Paolini Design LLC, World Class Woodworking, Canton, NC