Receiving the Day: Christian Practices for Opening the Gift of Time
Edited By: Dorothy C. Bass
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Edited By: Dorothy C. Bass
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A spiritual reconsideration of our frantic approach to time, Receiving the Day invites readers to embrace the temporal landmarks of our lives as opportunities for deeper relationship with God and one another. 141 Pages, Softcover.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 160
Vendor: Wiley
Publication Date: 2001
Dimensions: 8 3/4 X 6 X 1/2 (inches)
ISBN: 0787956473
ISBN-13: 9780787956479

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Publisher's Description

In this spirituality of time, Dorothy Bass invites readers into away of living in time that is alert to both contemporary pressuresand rooted ancient wisdom. The celebrated editor of PracticingOur Faith asks hard questions about how our injurious attitudetoward time has distorted our relationships with our innermostselves, with other people, with the natural world, and with God.

As an alternative to the rhetoric of management and mastery,Receiving the Day offers a language of attention, poetry,and celebration. Bass encourages us to reevaluate our understandingof the temporal and thereby to participate fully in the Christianpractice of knowing time as God's gift. Embraced in this way, timeneed not be wrestled with each day. Instead, time becomes thehabitation of blessing.

Author Bio

DOROTHY C. BASS, editor of Practicing Our Faith and a historian of American religion, is director of the Valparaiso University Project on the Education and Formation of People in Faith.

Editorial Reviews

"With wisdom, clarity, and sacred practicality, Dorothy Basschanges our relationship with Time. It needn't control us. Rather,the day, the week, and the year are each an opportunity for us toshape our lives in the peace and kindness of God. God's storybecomes our story. This is a book of genuine insight and gentleleadership. Let it turn your calendar from a taskmaster into a giftfrom the Creator for creation and for you." (Walter Wangerin Jr.,author, The Book of God)
"Those who struggle with pressures and limits of time--that is, allof us! --will find this book a rich resource to be tasted andtried. This deeply spiritual book dramatically reorients the heartof the reader . . . challenging our time-obsessed society andteaching the wisdom of religious practices." (Bonnie J.Miller-McLemore, author, And Also a Mother: Work and Family AsTheological Dilemma)
"A profoundly useful book. . . . It reminds us forcibly that we areembodied creatures gifted by God with time too precious to fritteror work away. In its recommendations for healing our relationshipto time it is often unsettlingly revolutionary, frequentlysubversive of our secular culture, and always full of DorothyBass's honest and generous reflections on her own life. It is apleasure to recommend it." (Roberta Bondi, author, A Place to Pray:Reflections on the Lord's Prayer and Memories of God)

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