Cradle Me

A Tribute to Trees

by Diane S. Cattrell Illustrated by Beth Merrick

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 3/01/2013

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781452564142
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 5.5x8.5
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781452564166
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 108
ISBN : 9781452564159

About the Book

Cradle Me—A Tribute to Trees is a memoir. It is also a reverent reflection and an expression of gratitude for the protective and spiritual nature of trees. The author visits childhood and adult experiences, including death, divorce, and disease, exploring how life offers us opportunities to grow through those moments. Connected through her affinity with trees, Cattrell’s words will take you literally into the woods and back to your own remembrances of play, fear, insecurity, accomplishments, loss, and love.

Tree-wisdom messages of comfort and calling to Spirit have guided this author’s life. Cattrell shares her memories of the trees that have witnessed and directed her growth along the way. Cradle Me invites you to deepen your own experiences of worship in nature and in community with other believers.

Cattrell’s writing is insightful and witty, encouraging and spiritual, an uplifting faith journey for all who recognize the sacred in nature.

About the Author

Diane Cattrell is a woman who knows the comfort of the company of trees. Her academic background (BA English literature) and Montana State University publishing assignments honed her writing and editing skills. However, Cattrell's main qualifications for writing this book are the tree experiences themselves. Recognizing the sacredness in trees has defined her spiritual growth and has deepened her love of God, both in nature and in worship with others in her Catholic faith community.

Diane is currently living in Maryland and working at Longwood Gardens, where she enjoys many hours in the inspiring company of a community of decidedly ecumenical trees.