As wise as grandparents, a good guide to living within our families and communities with integrity and generosity. -- Kathleen Norris, author of Dakota and The Cloister Walk Many people are looking for ways to deepen their relationship with God by practicing their faith in everyday life. Some go on retreats but are often disappointed. Many thoughtful, educated people search for spiritual guidance in Eastern religious traditions, unaware of the great riches within their own heritage. Dorothy Bass and the other contributors to this multi-deminational collection show how they can shape a faithful way of life during challenging times at work, at home, and in the community. This book explores the stuff of everyday life, placing ordinary activities in a biblical and historical context, and discovering in them opportunities to realize God's active presence in life. Practices include: Horing the body * Hospitality * Household ecomics * Saying yes and saying Keeping Sabbath* Testimony Discernment* Shaping Communities Forgiveness* Healing
DOROTHY C. BASS is a noted church historian and director of the Valparaiso Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith.