In this day and age, "family" can mean almost anything, and for author David M. Thomas, it has. Father of seven and foster father to over seventy children, as well as a teacher for more than forty years, Thomas views family life as the primary way God calls us to holiness. A Community of Love examines spiritual aspects of family life, such as:
- Rites of passage
- Making mealtime sacred
- The power--and pressure--of parenthood
- Praying together
- Creating a natural learning environment
- The future of the family
With Scripture, reflections, essays and poems, Thomas draws on his vast storehouse of experience and knowledge to provide inspiring examples of how to nurture a spiritually fulfilling home life within the modern complexities of "family."