Better than Right:

Appreciation, Beauty, Community

by Elaine Eachus



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 4/30/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 194
ISBN : 9781665524124

About the Book

‘’After a disquieting trip to Palestine in 2014, which was immediately followed by the Second Intifada in Israel, she was blown off her life’s course. In turmoil she read extensively looking for a refuge from the shock of her encounters. Rumi, Wendell Berry, Richard Rohr, Mary Oliver, Thomas Merton, the liberation theologians, and mystics lifted their lights for her. Better Than Right is one woman’s steps toward meaning. Definitely not a superhighway, her story is full of twists and turns, denoting her reflections and journey to make sense of life. She walks gingerly on a path that feels like a bewildered child caught in the crossfire of a bitter divorce. Her literary camera has both wide angle and close-up lenses to catch the sweeps and the detail of her journey on the third planet from the sun. Better Than Right invites you to see if her description resonates with your experience. Better still, does her light offer solace and hope for your next mile?

About the Author

Elaine Eachus is a student of life. Currently her classroom is the South Florida COVID-19 environment which has shrunk her access to the physical world. Searching for "something more" she seeks clues to a more generous landscape, greater appreciation of the moment, enjoying others as gifts, not problems to be solved, joining the discipline and privilege of being an entrusted participant in an ever-expanding universe. A wife, mother and grandmother, she has been a public school teacher, elementary school librarian, director of gifted education, a pastor and an interim minister, Eachus seeks to put the pieces of her life into a meaningful whole in the constantly changing blur of life today. She has masters’ degrees in education, library science, divinity, and a doctorate of ministry in preaching. Her passion for gardening provides a canvas to reflect and practice the art of living in these times.