A New Book from Geoffrey Butcher '65


The Rev. Geoffrey Butcher, Class of 1965, has published a new book: Without the Miracle There is Nothing: Devotionals to Encourage and Inspire. These meditations were originally published in the News Democrat & Leader in Logan County, Kentucky. The book is now available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle. This collection of devotionals shows that there are many miracles: the miracle of creation, the miracle of yourself, the miracle of finding something within you that is also outside of you, the miracle of the Holy Spirit. Constant themes are our place in creation and our relationship to the Creator: "God is male and female, straight and gay, black, white, red, tan, yellow, etc. The children of God are Christians, Jews, Hindus, Muslims, Buddhists, and pagans . . . We all carry God's DNA. There are no exceptions to this spark of God planted within each person."

Butcher is priest-in-charge of Trinity Church, Russellville, Kentucky. He came to Trinity Church after serving at Christ Church Cathedral, Nashville, where he was Canon Pastor. Prior to that, he was Canon Precentor and Sub-Dean at The Cathedral Church of St. John, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Earlier in his ministry, he served as a parish priest, pastor, and organist-choirmaster for churches in New Mexico.

In addition to his primary roles as pastor, priest, and teacher, he has been a leader at numerous liturgical and church music conferences, and is active in leading centering prayer workshops and retreats.