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Ave Maria Press, 2004 - Religion - 219 pages
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Fasting is a universal spiritual practice, common in both Eastern and Western cultures, and a part of almost every religious tradition. It is also an important secular practice, often for a political or social cause such as peace, justice, or to alleviate hunger. Now this helpful guide has everything you need to make this practice your own. Here you'll find perspectives that cross time and tradition, plus practical help, with historical information, inspiring personal stories, and plenty of encouragement.--From publisher description.

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Review: Fasting (Exploring a Great Spiritual Practice, #3)

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2006 wrote: A good book on the historical, religious and personal importance of fasting. Lots of great suggestions and a very well-versed study of what makes fasting important to the major religions. Read full review


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Carole Garibaldi Rogers is a professional writer, editor and oral historian. She has written numerous magazine and newspaper articles for publications such as America and The New York Times. This is her sixth book. Ms. Rogers received an MA in theology from the College of Saint Elizabeth where she currently directs an oral history project. She lives in Morristown, New Jersey, with her husband, Leo. They are the parents of two grown sons.

John Kirvan writes primarily about classical spirituality. He conceived the 30 Days with a Great Spiritual Teacher series and has edited most of its fifteen titles. Kirvan s other books include God Hunger, Silent Hope, Raw Faith, and There is a God, There is No God.

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