A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor
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This wry, highly entertaining memoir covers 12 different spiritual practices in a madcap quest to become more saintly. Throughout the pages of Flunking Sainthood, Jana Riess demonstrates fasting, fixed-hour prayer, the Jesus prayer, gratitude, Sabbath-keeping and generosity.
Initially, she’s entirely certain she’ll succeed. “Really, how hard can that be?” she asks at the beginning of her saint-making year. She soon comes to realize that she’s totally failing at each and every one of her exercises. What emerges from her experiment is a funny yet highly personal story of the quest for spiritual perfection, and the reality of spiritual failure. Of course, it turns out that that’s a highly valuable practice in and of itself.
Softcover Book : 192 pages
Publisher: Paraclete Press ( November 01, 2011 )
Item #: 13-468162
Product Dimensions: 5.375 x 8.0 x 0.48inches
Product Weight: 6.0 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
Too Judeo-Christian based. Read a couple of chapters and then threw it away.