Spiritual Literacy: Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life

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Simon and Schuster, Aug 5, 1998 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 608 pages
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A book that belongs in every seeker's home, Spiritual Literacy answers the universal question, "How can I live a spiritual life every day?" Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat reveal a way to read the texts of our lives and of the world around us for sacred meaning.
Using more than 650 brief examples from contemporary books and movies, they tutor us in the art of lingering with our experiences and seeing the world with fresh eyes. They present spiritual perspectives on things, places, nature, animals, leisure, creativity, service, body, relationships, and community. The Alphabet of Spiritual Literacy describes the key spiritual practices -- from attention to zeal -- that spell the meaning in daily life.
Here is the book to share with your children, family, colleagues, and friends as you explore together the bounties of the spiritual life.
 

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Contents

Foreword bv Thomas Moore
9
Introduction
15
Reading the Sacred in Everyday Life
28
THINGS
41
PLACES
79
NATURE
121
ANIMALS
167
LEISURE
215
CREATIVITY
271
SERVICE
323
BODV
365
RELATIONSHIPS
417
COMMUNITY
471
Key to the Alphabet of Spiritual Literacy
545
About the Authors
608
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Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat have devoted their energies for three
decades to identifying and reviewing resources for people on spiritual journeys. Their current projects include the Values & Visions Reviews Service and the Values & Visions Circles. The Brussats live in New York City.

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