Meeting God In Quiet Places
Set against a moving sound track, American author F. LaGard Smith walks us through the English countryside, reflecting on themes that touch us all at points in our lives in a series of short timeless parables.
For six months every year American author F. LaGard Smith abandons the hustle and bustle of modern life and goes to England to walk, write and meditate in the beautiful tranquility of its countryside. From the rustic charm of his stone cottage LaGard Smith has penned numerous books that explore life and spirituality.
Meeting God in Quiet Places was a best seller in the U.S., and this series of short films wonderfully captures the atmosphere of the book, recreating some of his best-loved stories. The films bring together Smith’s rich and charming narration with the stunning beauty of England in summer and winter. Set against a moving sound track, Smith walks us through fields and country lanes of the Cotswolds in rural England, reflecting on themes that touch us all at points in our lives in a series of short timeless parables. Widescreen.
On the Meeting God in Quiet Places DVD you will find seven stories which can be viewed independently or as a ‘play all’ feature.
The Walking Stick - F LaGard Smith talks about the walking stick he uses and makes the analogy to the Lord’s rod and staff, and the balance God brings to one’s life. Smith shares a scripture from Zechariah about elderly men and their canes. 12 minutes
Gravestones - F LaGard Smith mentions the grave of a woman named Elizabeth Lee, nanny to a family for three generations and how she received a gravestone though this wasn’t common back then. Smith talks about those who are remembered and those who are not, but that all can leave a significant legacy if they have touched others’ lives. 7 minutes
Dream House - F LaGard Smith talks about his dream home but how that contentment with godliness is great gain. 9 minutes
Jumbo - F LaGard Smith talks about his dream home but how that contentment with godliness is great gain. 6 minutes
Gates - F LaGard Smith talks about fences representing barriers but gates representing entry and welcome. Jesus is our gate, our door. 9 minutes
Sheep - F LaGard Smith talks about the beauty of Dover’s Hill and how Christ is our Lamb; how we have the capacity for hate and sin but also for love. 6 minutes
Snowfall - F. LaGard Smith talks about how the snow covers mud and footsteps and how God can cover our old lives with his grace and give us a fresh start. He speaks of David’s sin with Bathsheba, and how David asked God to wash him white like snow. Grace gives us the hope to walk where we never have before: above the sin. 8 minutes
Meeting God in Quiet Places will leave you longing for the peace and tranquillity that can be found, not just when walking in the countryside, but wherever we find ourselves in our busy modern lives.
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