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Receiving the Day: Christian Practices for Opening the Gift of Time

Receiving the Day: Christian Practices for Opening the Gift of Time

Author: 
Dorothy C. Bass (Author)
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Description

In Receiving the Day, Dorothy C. Bass shows how Christian practices for rest and worship continually welcome us into a way of life attuned to the love of God, neighbor, earth, and self.

Bass offers an account of the weekly practice of keeping Sabbath, along with other practices by which Christians have sought to live faithfully in time.

Through them, we can learn to dwell more graciously, attentively, and faithfully within the hours and days we have and to share the gift of time with others.

ISBN: 
9781506454757
Price: 
$18.99
ISBN: 
9781506454764
Price: 
$17.99
Release date: 
January 1, 2019
Pages: 
144
Width: 
6
Height: 
9

Endorsements

God’s story becomes our story. This is a book of genuine insight and gentle leadership.

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 of "The Book of God"

This deeply spiritual book dramatically reorients the heart of the reader

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 of "And Also a Mother: Work and Family as Theological Dilemmas"

Receiving the Day 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.

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 of "A Place to Pray: Reflections on the Lord’s Prayer and Memories of God"