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Wild Hope Book Reading & Signing

Pangolins and polar bears, olms, lemurs, and leopards. We share this beautiful blue-green globe with creatures magnificent, delicate, intricate—and now vanishing at a faster rate than at any other time in Earth’s history.

Their stories wake in us wonder and grief—and a wild hope that from all this death and ruin, something new could rise. The promise of Christ is that something new will rise. In fact, as these stories also attest, our hope, though wild, is not impossible and is already loose in the world.

Join Gayle Boss as she reads from her new book, Wild Hope: Stories for Lent from the Vanishing. A reception and book signing will follow.


January 27, 2020, 7- 8 pm
Bunker Interpretive Center at the Calvin Ecosystem Preserve & Native Gardens (1750 Beltline Ave SE)
Calvin University
Free Event; No registration required

Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the event. ($21 each, cash or check only.) A portion of the proceeds benefit the Ecosystem Preserve.

About the Author

Gayle Boss writes in Michigan, where she was born and raised. Her life-long love of animals and her immersion in spiritual texts and practices have melded in poems and essays that explore how relationships with animals specifically, and an attentive presence in the natural world generally, restore us to our deepest selves. She is also the author of All Creation Waits: The Advent Mystery of New Beginnings.  The mother of two grown sons, she lives in Grand Rapids with her husband.


Jeanette Henderson, Program Manager, , 616-526-7601