All Nature Sings: A Spiritual Journey of Place

by Carol Rottman

In the tradition of Annie Dillard, as a “Pilgrim at Tinker Creek” and Aldo Leopold’s monthly notes in “The Sand County Almanac” Carol Rottman has discovered a sense of place on a once pristine acreage in Michigan. She and her husband Fritz settled on the edge of Flat Iron Lake and let the land take hold of them. Carol’s daily habit of traversing the land became a spiritual pilgrimage through seasonal changes in the natural world. Fritz recorded images of a constantly transforming landscape as he worked to restore seventeen acres to its native prairie state. Together they care for this small piece of creation in Western Michigan to preserve it for generations to come.

“Carol Rottman invites us on a pilgrimage, not to exotic elsewheres but to the landscape she’s come to love. You’ll love it, too. Her unexpected revelations will challenge readers to find God’s grace wherever they reside. The pleasure of the journey with Carol is deepened by the elegance of her reflections.”

Arthur Paul Boers author of “The Way is Made for Walking: A Pilgrimage Along the Camino de Santiago”