Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People (Google eBook)

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Dorothy C. Bass
John Wiley & Sons, Dec 15, 2009 - Religion - 304 pages
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An updated edition of the down-to-earth resource that offers twelve practices to make Christian faith a way of life

Many Christians are looking for ways to deepen their relationship with God by practicing their faith in everyday life. This best-selling guide helps take belief out of the realm of theory and shows how to live it out in a series of twelve central practices such as hospitality, forgiveness, healing, testimony, and keeping Sabbath. Designed to work across a wide range of Christian laypeople, leaders, denominations, and study groups, this is the second edition of the book that Theology called "... a stimulating contribution to the work of making explicit the connection between what Christians do and what they believe."

  • Contains information on the practices discussed in the book and shows how they relate to and intersect with prayer, worship, and Bible study
  • Offers a guide for conversation, learning, and growth at the back of the book
  • This updated and expanded new edition includes a new introduction and two additional chapters that describes new insights into and experiences with the "practicing our faith" approach

The book includes a variety of prominent contributors, who draw on their rich shared experience as believers, theologians, ethicists, and educators.

  

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Review: Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People

User Review  - Jean Barrington - Goodreads

I read this book originally in 1999 and I am re-reading it now. I have taught from this book and have found it helpful in my own life. Subsequent to this book entire books have been written by the ... Read full review

Review: Practicing Our Faith: A Way of Life for a Searching People

User Review  - Jean - Goodreads

I read this book originally in 1999 and I am re-reading it now. I have taught from this book and have found it helpful in my own life. Subsequent to this book entire books have been written by the ... Read full review

Contents

Times of Yearning Practices ofFaith
1
Honoring the Body
13
Hospitality
29
Household Economics
43
Saying Yes and Saying No
59
Keeping Sabbath
75
Testimony
89
Discernment
103
Healing
147
Dying Well
161
Singing Our Lives
177
Practicing a Way ofLife
193
A Way ofThinking About a Way ofLife
203
References
219
The Contributors
235
Index
253

Shaping Communities
117
Forgiveness
131

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About the author (2009)

Dorothy C. Bass is a writer, noted church historian, and director of the Valparaiso Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith.

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