the earliest days of the Church, seekers have gone to the
desert and found—in the barren terrain—a richer
relationship with God. Following in this tradition, Renée
Miller, an Episcopal priest who divides her time between the
Arizona desert and Memphis, Tennessee, makes connections between
the physical landscape of the desert and the landscape of
the soul. Using the rhythm of the natural world as a common
thread, Fertile Soil in a Barren Land evokes images
of the desert and links them to the spiritual practices of
the ancient desert fathers and mothers.
For those whose journeys take them to the desert—and
those who live far away from it—Fertile Soil in
a Barren Land offers ways to find meaning and richness
in their lives.
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Renée Miller is an Episcopal priest who splits
her time between her apartment in California and her condo
in downtown Memphis. She calls herself a “desert spirit,”
and finds the desert provides her with the expanse to be enveloped
in the Divine Presence.