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Christopher Martin

Christopher Martin is author of three poetry chapbooks, and his essays and poems have appeared in publications across the country. He is the founding editor of Flycatcher, an ecological journal, and a contributing editor at New Southerner, an online magazine promoting self-sufficiency, environmental stewardship, and support for local economies. THIS GLADDENING LIGHT is Martin’s nonfiction book debut, and his full-length debut of any genre. Learn more about him at

Books by Christopher Martin

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This Gladdening Light: An Ecology of Fatherhood and Faith
By author: Christopher Martin
Product Code: P544
ISBN: 9780881466157
Product Format: Paperback / softback
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Price:  $18.00
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Part memoir, part essay collection, part spiritual journal, THIS GLADDENING LIGHT offers a unique perspective on the interconnectedness of universal themes--doubt and devotion, childhood and parenthood, disconnection and ecological mindfulness, anguish and empathy--all told at the level of the ground. This much-anticipated nonfiction debut from Christopher Martin is, ultimately, a work of belonging. Through narrative prose that moves between a rain-soaked Appalachian cove, Thoreau’s hut site at Walden Pond, hospital rooms in Atlanta and Cherokee County, Civil War battlefields crossed by highways, and the suburbanized, ore-red hills of Northwest Georgia, Martin paints a spirituality of the ordinary, of the creaturely world.