• Chances Are . . .

    Providence? Serendipity? Or Fate?

    Edited by Robert F. Lawson and Carol S. Lawson
    Chrysalis Reader #9

    The ninth edition of the Chrysalis Reader explores the role that chance or fate plays in spiritual growth. Read more

    Paperback, 176 pages

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What role does chance or fate play in humankind’s spiritual growth? If we are born with dual citizenship—both earthly and spiritual—perhaps it is through an energizing mix of free will, circumstance, and divine providence that we grow fully as members of both communities. This anthology of short stories, poetry, and essays examines the forces that mold and direct us throughout the unpredictable trajectory of spiritual growth.

About the Author

Robert F. Lawson’s poetry has appeared in Three Rivers Poetry Journal, Salt Lick, Plum Review, Phoenix, Negative Capability, Lullwater Review, Kalliope, Hampden-Sydney Poetry Review, and others. He recently retired from Maine Public Broadcasting as the major gifts and planned giving officer. A co-editor for the Chrysalis Reader and former editor for Simon & Schuster, Lawson does freelance editing and writing consultation.


Carol S. Lawson holds a master’s degree in literature from Bennington College. Her long and varied career in publishing has included managing a medical journal for Harper & Row, publications and press work for the US Public Health Service and the Environmental Protection Agency, and the executive editor position at the American Birding Association.

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