How to Inhabit Time: Understanding the Past, Facing the Future, Living Faithfully Now
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How to Inhabit Time: Understanding the Past, Facing the Future, Living Faithfully Now

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"A philosophy professor at Calvin College delivers a lyrical exploration of how faith intersects with history and time. He posits that many Christians live 'nowhen' and 'imagine themselves wholly governed by timeless principles. . . .' This incisive and eloquent volume will expand readers' minds,"---Publishers Weekly. 208 pages, hardcover. Brazos.

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Title: How to Inhabit Time: Understanding the Past, Facing the Future, Living Faithfully Now
By: James K.A. Smith
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Brazos Press
Publication Date: 2022
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
Weight: 13 ounces
ISBN: 1587435233
ISBN-13: 9781587435232
Stock No: WW435230

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Publishers Weekly starred review

Christianity Today 2023 Book Award Finalist (Christian Living & Spiritual Formation)

A "Best Book of 2022,"
Englewood Review of Books

Named One of Fifteen Important Theology Books of 2022,
Englewood Review of Books

"This incisive and eloquent volume will expand readers' minds."--
Publishers Weekly

"A beautifully written book. . . . [Smith] offers a good, pastoral word to Christians today."--Christian Century

Many Christians live a faith that is "nowhen." They are disconnected from the past or imagine they are somehow "above" the flux of history, as if every generation starts with a clean state. They lack an awareness of time and the effects of history--both personal and collective--and thus are naive about current issues, prone to nostalgia, or fixated on the end times and other doomsday versions of the future.

Popular speaker and award-winning author James K. A. Smith explains that we must reckon with the past in order to discern the present and have hope for the future. Integrating popular culture, biblical exposition, and meditation, he helps us develop a sense of "temporal awareness" that is attuned to the texture of history, the vicissitudes of life, and the tempo of the Spirit.

Smith shows that awakening to the spiritual significance of time is crucial for orienting faith in the twenty-first century. It allows us to become indebted to the past, oriented toward the future, and faithful in the present.

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James K. A. Smith (PhD, Villanova University) is a popular speaker who has written many books, including On the Road with Saint Augustine, You Are What You Love, Desiring the Kingdom, and Who's Afraid of Postmodernism?--all Christianity Today Book Award winners. He is professor of philosophy at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he holds the Gary and Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology and Worldview. He is editor in chief of Image, a quarterly journal at the intersection of art, faith, and mystery. Smith has written for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and the Washington Post.

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