This is the day I’ve been waiting for. Some of you will remember my various efforts to re-publish my dearly beloved, A Haunting Reverence. The route has been long and winding, but I finally just bit the bullet and did it myself, and it came out beautifully. It is retitled, Native Echoes: Listening to the Spirit of the Land, and is tweaked in some small ways from its previous incarnation. But it truly is the most reflective, most poetic book I have ever written — a search for an authentic American spirituality through meditation, storytelling, and metaphor.
Here’s the description:
From the vast grandeur of the Great Plains to the dark solitude of the northern woods, from the fierce intensity of a summer storm to the quiet redemption of a perfect blanket of snow, Kent Nerburn’s new book, Native Echoes, pays homage to the power of the land to shape our hearts and spirits.
Nerburn was once told by an Ojibwe elder to “always teach by stories, because stories lodge deep in the heart.” Using the skills learned from Native storytellers as well as his deep reverence for the world’s spiritual traditions, Nerburn takes us to a traditional Ojibwe burial, along lonely winter roads, and into landscapes where trees have presence and the earth is made alive by the mystical power of water and light.
Native Echoes is a rare work, at once stark and poetic, that acknowledges both Native American traditions and the insights of our western way of thinking and believing. NAPRA review calls it a “beautiful book that will touch not only those who find Spirit in Native American paths, but anyone who has felt the presence of something powerful beyond the known.”
You can buy it now, only through my sisters’ website, wolfnordog.com. And we are offering it at a discount from what it will cost when it hits the retail shelves.
Those of you who have followed me over the years — if you want to read the book that is closest to my heart, you should get a copy. I also worked with a wonderfully talented designer to make it look the way I wanted. As a bonus, the cover photo was done by a wonderful photographer, Erik Fremstad http://erikfremstad.com, whose work merits a look if you value nature photography.
All in all, I’m thrilled to bring this work back. I have felt like a part of my literary self was missing without this book. Now I feel wonderfully whole. I hope you enjoy it.
9 thoughts on ““NATIVE ECHOES — Listening to the Spirit of the Land” is here!”
I look forward to reading this book.
Do you have a private e-mail? I have a story to tell.
just send anything to Knerburn@kentnerburn.com
Oh great ! I look forward to reading it– I will purchase it tomorrow when I’m more awake 🙂
I love the new title, and really loved the original work. I know a very good publisher who might be interested in it. I’ll get a copy, and let you know. Have a great trip to the UK, hanging out with rock stars and being on BBC!
Looking forward to reading something so near and dear to your heart. It must be
a wonderful read. Beautiful like your heart.
Another book that will make the journey on this path we call life enlightening, carrying in one hand and sharing with the other! Where dreams do come true listen and learn! I will spread this to others! One heck of a heart I will say and so needed today! 🙂 Dave
P.S. Pops at 86 is a new fan I invited along for the ride he was ordering calm surrender for a walk back too! I will let him Know about this today also!
I am trying to decided if you are the writer who produced a movie that was shown in limited theatres. My confusion is I thought it was called Neither Wolf nor Dog and was the life story of an American Indian who was also in the armed forces and was there during the making of the movie..Thanks for you help
Yes, I am the writer of the book on which the movie was based. If you go to the facebook page, Neither Wolf nor Dog Movie you will find out much more information.
Oh so needed! I am passing along to Dad and others, getting one myself felt this one in the wind, not the storms but message: Thanks Kent! Dave Across the Big Pond! ::-)