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Seasons of a Family's Life: Cultivating the Contemplative Spirit at Home

Jossey-Bass / 2011 / Paperback

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Learn to integrate family life and spiritual awareness. In Seasons of a Family's Life, Wendy M. Wright writes about family spirituality. Now in a different stage of life with young adult children, her perspective offers us insight into how the everyday family activities (washing dishes, carpooling, putting kids to bed) can coexist with the sacred and be transformative. Wright encourages us to be sensitive to the ordinary moments and incorporate sacred traditions and rituals that will enrich families. Interwoven throughout the book is a wealth of inspiring, personal family stories.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Jossey-Bass
Publication Date: 2011
ISBN: 1118086244
ISBN-13: 9781118086247
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In Seasons of a Family's Life, Wendy M. Wright-- parent,Church historian, and follower of the contemplative tradition--offers a reflective, story-filled, and inspirational examination ofthe spiritual fabric of domestic life. This practical andinsightful book explores family life as a context for nurturingcontemplative practices in the home. Rooted in an appreciation ofour deep and wise spiritual traditions that probe the sacredalongside everyday human experience, Seasons of a Family'sLife challenges us to wrestle with the great religiousquestions that shape our lives and offers parents a model forintegrating family life and spiritual awareness.

Every chapter in Wendy M. Wright's thoughtful book is a lessonin gaining an awareness of the joy in our experience as familiesand letting the sacred be more present in our frantically paceddaily lives. Wright shows us how to pay attention to the silencethat underlies our lives and encourages us to be sensitive to theordinary moments that connect us. She reveals a family life repletewith sacred spaces, rituals that enrich our time together, sharedfamily stories, and much more. Interwoven throughout the book is awealth of inspiring, personal stories.

Author Bio

Wendy M. Wright is a professor of theology at Creighton University. She is a frequent contributor to spiritual journals such as Weavings and the author of a number of books including Sacred Dwelling: A Spirituality of Family Life.

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