David R. Godine Publisher, 2002 - 32 pages
2002 Dedicated to serving God, the Shakers lived simple agrarian lives in harmony with the changing seasons, content with what they could provide with their own hands and labor. Their simple motto, "Hands to Work, Hearts to God," is repeated like a mantra in the rhyming text by Ann Turner. Coupled with the chaste, sensitive, almost elegiac paintings of Wendell Minor, this lovely softcover brings back the virtues of hard work, simple needs, rural living, and an admirable religious sect we would do well to contemplate.
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SHAKER HEARTSUser Review - Jane Doe - Kirkus
The Shaker motto ``Hands to work, hearts to God'' is depicted in twelve four-line verses and seventeen acrylic paintings as elegant and serene as the buildings and artifacts they show, from Hancock ... Read full review