WB at Midway College, April 5
WB reading two poems in Louisville

Flourish on WB's "Gift": Brown

Ed Brown on Wendell Berry's "The Gift of Good Land" — Flourish.
On being introduced to the world of Christian environmental stewardship about ten years ago, I found that I had a lot of catching up to do. Wendell Berry was one of the authors I was directed to, and he has taught and continues to teach me. Evidently, this is true of many of my colleagues as well. It is a privilege to be counted among those who have sat at Wendell’s feet and learned from him, and I am sure I am not the only one who wishes that that learning could have been in person rather than through the pages of his books.

“The Gift of Good Land” appeals to me not only for what it says, but for the method that Berry uses to discover the truths he wants to share. This is not so much an essay as a sermon, in the very best sense of the word. READ MORE ...


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