It’s always a pleasure to read ‘close to home’ and Kyle T. Kramer’s A Time to Plant, is just that…an Indiana story. A Time to Plant follows Kramer’s evolution from a theologian rooted in academia to an organic farmer in southern Indiana. His book comes highly touted by Phyllis Tickle, Luke Timothy Johnson, and Scott Russell Sanders, respected contemporary theologians. It’s not just a ‘city boy moves to the country’ tale. The book follows Kramer as he wrestles with stewardship of the land and building community in rural southern Indiana. We see him find a tentative balance — marrying, becoming a father and working at St. Meinard’s Abbey. The book’s subtitle – Life lessons in work, prayer, and dirt accurately describes the contents. Great reflective reading for spring, summer or fall. To link to a podcast interview with Kramer, click here.