Summer Times

A Collection of Scriptures, Meditations and Prayers

“It is hoped that your summer months are, in fact, slower than all the others and you can carry this companion along to probe you into deeper, more meaningful, more restful, adventures; and…give the work that you do when you are not at rest in its proper place – at God’s disposal.”
– From the Introduction of Summer Times

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What People Are Saying

“My friend Russ Levenson invites us to pause and ponder the gladness of God. His words are like his heart: winsome and gracious. Let him lead you into a quiet place where you will receive a gentle touch from your heavenly Father.”
– Max Lucado, Senior Pastor of Oak Hills Church, San Antonio

“The traditional Anglican term for the days and weeks of summer is ‘Ordinary Time,’ but this small but potent book is anything but. It is an extraordinary gift to all of us from Russ Levenson, priest and pastor.”
– Jon Meacham, Former Editor and Chief of Newsweek and Executive Editor and Executive Vice President of Random House

“In this wonderful, refreshing, and powerful book, an experienced Rector holds your hand and takes you through the eternal truths that can shape and enhance a life. With humor and anecdote, he helps you understand the gift of faith. As you plan your summer, this is a must read addition. With this book, Russ Levenson is becoming the finest writer of  devotional texts in the Episcopal Church today.”
– The Very Reverend Ian Markham, Dean and President of Virginia Theological Seminary