365 Simple Gifts from God

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Abingdon Press, 1998 - Religion - 328 pages
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There is beauty in simplicity. This collection of daily readings helps individuals awaken their spiritual sensitivity by suggesting specific, yet simple ways they can open themselves to God's presence each and every day. Each day's reading begins with a practical suggestion -- such as Try being silent whenever you can, or Pay attention to the humor in the world -- followed by a brief reflection on how the underlying idea can draw us closer to God. Appropriate quotations from Scripture and other religious writings appear in the margins to help stimulate the reader's reflection and imagination in sensitive ways.

The idea is to put one suggestion into practice every day, then move on to the next one, and so on for an entire year. As readers awaken their spiritual sensitivity, they will become more aware of the evidences of God's creative genius in everything their eyes behold.

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Spirituality is not as otherworldly as you might think. On the contrary, it appears to be very this worldly, rooted in life and feelings and surroundings. It involves an awareness of the presence of ... Read full review


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John Killinger, who holds doctorates in both theology and literature, has taught courses in the theological aspects of contemporary literature at Vanderbilt University, the University of Chicago, City College of New York, and Stamford University. An ordained clergyman, he has been a minister in parishes in Virginia and California, and presently serves as the minister of the Little Stone Church, a resort parish on Mackinac Island, Michigan. Among his many publications are several books in the field of literary criticism, including "Hemingway and the Dead Gods" and T"he Failure of Theology in Modern Literature," He has also written two novels, "Jessie "and "The Night Jessie Sang at the Opry," which feature Christ as a woman in modern times.

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