This is a seven-week daily devotional guide. The author, area minister for the Massachusetts Conference of the United Church of Christ, wants to actively shake us up. She is an accomplished wordsmith who knows the value of a good story.

Schaper has some spiritually edifying things to say about parables, gardening, servanthood, leadership, agape, and resurrection. By living full tilt in freedom, we are plotting the resurrection. By caring for our souls and loving others, we are rolling away the stones that block the gate to new life. Donna E. Schaper is a treasure — one of the finest writers in Christendom.