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Receiving the Day: Christian Practices for Opening the Gift of Time (Practices of Faith Series)

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For busy people, time is not just something to be managed, but a problem, a constraint, even an enemy to be battled every day. Though we are tempted to think that better "time management" can solve our problem with time, this approach barely scratches the surface of our need, and it can even perpetuate the illusion that we find grace through mastering our schedules. Relying on our datebooks, we fail to plumb the depths of time's significance in our lives. We miss the opportunity to embrace time as the gift of God.In this spirituality of time, Dorothy Bass invites readers into a way of living in time that is alert to both contemporary pressures and rooted ancient wisdom. The celebrated editor of Practicing Our Faith asks hard questions about how our injurious attitude toward time has distorted our relationships with our innermost selves, with other people, with the natural world, and with God. As an alternative to the rhetoric of management and mastery, Receiving the Day offers a language of attention, poetry, and celebration. Bass encourages us to reevaluate our understanding of the temporal and thereby to participate fully in the Christian practice of knowing time as God's gift. Embraced in this way, time need not be wrestled with each day. Instead, time becomes the habitation of blessing.Receiving the Day identifies specific practices for ordering the day, the week, the year, and the lifetime-practices that enable us to live more richly and rightly in time. These practices, Bass reveals, both restore a sense of wonder in our relationship with the larger order in the universe and make a difference in the simplest acts of daily living. They prompt Christians to develop life patterns that get us through our days not only with more gratifying practical rewards, but also with greater authenticity as human beings created in God's image.Grounding her approach in historical and liturgical conceptions of time, Bass offers her own deeply personal experience

Synopsis:

"What are days for?" asks the poet Philip Larkin. "Days are where we live." Yet many days slip by without being noticed, or pull us in too many directions. In this gentle and illuminating reflection on the spirituality of time, Dorothy C. Bass shows us how we can more fully experience the unique moments of love, suffering, beauty, and joy that fill our days, receiving each day as God's gift.

Drawing wisdom from poets, theologians, and monastics, Bass shows how the Christian practice of receiving the day invites us to live with boldness and creativity. She reflects on time-honored practices — beginning each day with gratitude and praise for God, setting aside part of each day for attention to God, keeping the Sabbath as a day of rest and spiritual reflection — gently inspiring us to shift our relationship with time, so that we can experience the hours of this day as interwoven, mysteriously, in the hours of an Eternal Day.

Synopsis:

In this spirituality of time, Dorothy Bass invites readers into a way of living in time that is alert to both contemporary pressures and rooted ancient wisdom. The celebrated editor of Practicing Our Faith asks hard questions about how our injurious attitude toward time has distorted our relationships with our innermost selves, with other people, with the natural world, and with God.

As an alternative to the rhetoric of management and mastery, Receiving the Day offers a language of attention, poetry, and celebration. Bass encourages us to reevaluate our understanding of the temporal and thereby to participate fully in the Christian practice of knowing time as God's gift. Embraced in this way, time need not be wrestled with each day. Instead, time becomes the habitation of blessing.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 123-130) and index.

About the Author

DOROTHY C. BASS , editor of Practicing Our Faith and a historian of American religion, is director of the Valparaiso University Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith.

Table of Contents

Preface.

1. Experiencing the Fullness of Time.

2. This Is the Day That God Has Made.

3. Receiving This Day.

4. The Sabbath Opens Creation for Its True Future.

5. Keeping This Sabbath.

6. The Circling Year Draws Us Into the Story of God.

7. Living in the Story, This Year.

8. Learning to Count Our Days.

References.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787942878
Subtitle:
Christian Practices for Opening the Gift of Time
Author:
Bass, Dorothy C.
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
Inspirational
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Time management
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Time
Subject:
Sunday
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life
Subject:
Inspirational - General
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christian Spirituality, Christian Living
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
The practices of faith series
Series Volume:
19
Publication Date:
19990924
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
142
Dimensions:
9.33x6.29x.69 in. .76 lbs.

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Product details 142 pages Jossey-Bass - English 9780787942878 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , "What are days for?" asks the poet Philip Larkin. "Days are where we live." Yet many days slip by without being noticed, or pull us in too many directions. In this gentle and illuminating reflection on the spirituality of time, Dorothy C. Bass shows us how we can more fully experience the unique moments of love, suffering, beauty, and joy that fill our days, receiving each day as God's gift.

Drawing wisdom from poets, theologians, and monastics, Bass shows how the Christian practice of receiving the day invites us to live with boldness and creativity. She reflects on time-honored practices — beginning each day with gratitude and praise for God, setting aside part of each day for attention to God, keeping the Sabbath as a day of rest and spiritual reflection — gently inspiring us to shift our relationship with time, so that we can experience the hours of this day as interwoven, mysteriously, in the hours of an Eternal Day.

"Synopsis" by , In this spirituality of time, Dorothy Bass invites readers into a way of living in time that is alert to both contemporary pressures and rooted ancient wisdom. The celebrated editor of Practicing Our Faith asks hard questions about how our injurious attitude toward time has distorted our relationships with our innermost selves, with other people, with the natural world, and with God.

As an alternative to the rhetoric of management and mastery, Receiving the Day offers a language of attention, poetry, and celebration. Bass encourages us to reevaluate our understanding of the temporal and thereby to participate fully in the Christian practice of knowing time as God's gift. Embraced in this way, time need not be wrestled with each day. Instead, time becomes the habitation of blessing.

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