Open Your Eyes

BOOKS by Gail:

Open Your Eyes: Toward Living More Deeply in the Present

Gail Stearns brings insight from Biblical scholars, spiritual leaders, and her own experience as a pastor and university teacher to move us to a place where we can dwell more deeply in the present and live in a more compassionate world


Praise for Open Your Eyes:

“What a read! Gail Stearns calls this ‘a practical book for progressive people of faith.’ It is that, and it is also a magnificent theological statement for our times… (On) living in the present, living with suffering, living with compassionate community… Stearns writing is clear, her faith strong, her mind sharp, and her witness to a very human and loving Jesus is as compelling as any I’ve come across. Best of all, she pays serious respect to other faith traditions. This is a marvelous testimony.”

- Carter Heyward, Professor Emerita of Theology, Episcopal Divinity School

Writing Pauline: Wisdom from a Long Life

Gail Stearns discovers and shares the spiritual biography of a remarkable elder woman. “Stearns… writes with authority… Writing Pauline is mostly about a regular woman wrestling with career, religion, sexuality, politics, and self-reflection…her struggles with some complicated cultural issues imparted an important lesson—that wisdom gained over the course of a long life can be life’s biggest gift.”

-Andrea Vogt, Washington State Magazine