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

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A spiritual reconsideration of our frantic approach to time, Receiving the Day invites readers to embrace the temporal landmarks of our lives as opportunities for deeper relationship with God and one another."With wisdom, clarity, and sacred practicality, Dorothy Bass changes our relationship with Time. It needn't control us. Rather, the day, the week, and the year are each an opportunity for us to shape our lives in the peace and kindness of God. God's story becomes our story. This is a book of genuine insight and gentle leadership. Let it turn your calendar from a taskmaster into a gift from the Creator for creation and for you."—Walter Wangerin Jr., author, The Book of God"Those who struggle with pressures and limits of time? that is, all of us! —will find this book a rich resource to be tasted and tried. This deeply spiritual book dramatically reorients the heart of the reader . . . challenging our time-obsessed society and teaching the wisdom of religious practices."—Bonnie J. Miller-McLemore, author, And Also a Mother: Work and Family As Theological Dilemma"A profoundly useful book. . . . It reminds us forcibly that we are embodied creatures gifted by God with time too precious to fritter or work away. In its recommendations for healing our relationship to time it is often unsettlingly revolutionary, frequently subversive of our secular culture, and always full of Dorothy Bass's honest and generous reflections on her own life. It is a pleasure to recommend it."—Roberta Bondi, author, A Place to Pray: Reflections on the Lord's Prayer and Memories of GodThe AuthorDorothy 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.A free study guide for use with Receiving the Day is available at www.practicingourfaith.org/resources/

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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.

Synopsis:

A spiritual reconsideration of our frantic approach to time, Receiving the Day invites readers to embrace the temporal landmarks of our lives as opportunities for deeper relationship with God and one another.

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.

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Great ideas such as seeing time as a meeting place. God meets us at different times when we allow ourselves to be open to his visits. An as an eternal God, we can see the joy of a loving God that has been there for our ancestors as well as our future generations. "Where did you meet God today?"
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780787956479
Author:
Bass, Dorothy C.
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Author:
Bass, Dorothy C.
Subject:
Christianity
Subject:
Spirituality
Subject:
Time
Subject:
Holidays - Christian
Subject:
Spirituality - General
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life
Subject:
Christianity - Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christian Life - General
Subject:
Christian Life
Subject:
Sunday
Subject:
Time -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Subject:
Christian Spirituality, Christian Living
Subject:
Christianity - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Pbk
Series:
Practices of Faith Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
January 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
164
Dimensions:
9.03x6.00x.49 in. .51 lbs.

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"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.

"Synopsis" by , A spiritual reconsideration of our frantic approach to time, Receiving the Day invites readers to embrace the temporal landmarks of our lives as opportunities for deeper relationship with God and one another.
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