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House Blessings: Prayers, Poems, and Toasts Celebrating Home and Family Hardcover – July 7, 2005

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From the Author

A "home" is more than the structure we live in. A home is an intimate physical space that spiritually connects those who dwell within it. Blessing this space is a natural human inclination, as evidenced through the wealth of blessings and rituals spanning cultures and religious traditions.

My own home-based traditions and deep love of home and family compelled me to assemble this collection. The idea of a book to honor the simple pleasures of home was seeded by my good friend and gift-creating guru Jody Houghton. She suggested a volume devoted to this universal idea would be an appropriate addition to my collections of verse. She was right.

The idea was instantly fueled by thoughtful submissions from contributors who shared sentiments that were both personal and all embracing. The resulting treasure trove of wisdoms and insights, coupled with traditional sayings and blessings for the home and family, have blended into an enchanting collection that, like a happy home, is a delight to share.

So I invite you, dear readers, to bring this collection into your homes and hearts and be warmed by the blessings, meditations, prayers, and poems herein that celebrate and honor the sacred space we call home. -June Cotner

About the Author

June Cotner is the best-selling author of more than a dozen anthologies of poems and blessings, including Graces and Wedding Blessings. She lives in Poulsbo, Washington.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books (July 7, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0974848603
  • ISBN-13: 978-0974848600
  • Product Dimensions: 5.8 x 0.6 x 6.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #350,852 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Joan Noeldechen on April 1, 2007
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June Cotner has once again put together a wonderful collection of prayers, poems, and toasts in honor of the special place we gather with our families and friends -- the home. June's ability to select contemporary poets along with our more famous writers is why we love to give her books for every special occasion and why her books should be kept at the bedside, on top of the coffee table, and on the porch to enjoy!
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I gave copies of this book to a few family members during the holidays, as Christmas gifts. They were much appreciated. This book is particularly appropriate to use around the family dinner table or gathering, when celebrations or special occasions call for a meaningful but brief sentiment -- something perfectly appropriate to cap off or mark an event of importance. A great book to give, use, or set out on the table at Thanksgiving.
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I like this book because it takes in to account different kinds of abodes. Houses, apartment, etc. I used to bless and dedicate a friend's house. She was very pleased. The variety of what I like most. I had never bought a book like this, so I did not know what to expect.
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I'm a writer who June Cotner has selected for a number of her anthologies.
June is an A+++ anthologist. She really knows how to put these little,
heartwarming books together. I didn't know about this one, or I would have sent
in a submission (!) but I bought it for a friend who recently moved
into a fab new house. It's a pretty book, it's got bite-size, fun read-'em
quickly poems. Whoever you give this book to will so appreciate it.
You can't go wrong here! Just wrap a pretty ribbon around it and you're
good to go!
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I gave this as a gift to my friends who just bought a house- they read from it at the housewarming party. The passages were lovely. I think the cover could have been prettier is my only quibble.
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Great prayers for every house occasion. Prayers for moving into assisted living. Prayers for leaving behind a beloved home. Anything you need. Very helpful.
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I bought this for friends who just moved into a new home. It was given to us when we moved and is something that I cherish and leave out to re read.
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I Blessed a house before I received the House Blessings books but I will use it another time to bless another home .
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