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A Review of
The Prayer Wheel:
A Daily Guide To Renewing Your Faith With A Rediscovered Spiritual Practice
Patton Dodd, Jana Riess and David Van Biema
Reviewed by Aarik Danielsen
Abbreviated from the review in
our Lent 2018 magazine issue.
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A fulfilling prayer life can seem like a white whale to many Christians: faraway, elusive, hard to line up in your sights. If the ideal and reality of prayer fail to match up frequently, disciples tend to turn their faces toward one of three sources of resolution. There’s innovation— inventing a new acrostic or mnemonic, treating an obscure Biblical prayer as the key that will unlock all heavenly doors. There’s tradition—planting yourself in ancient gardens such as lectio divina, or forging personal habits, custom-made to bring prayer to life. Saddest of all is attrition, when spiritual fruit dies on the vine because a Christian never grows comfortable in prayer or assumes God is too cruel or too cool to answer.
God is always coming to you in the Sacrament of the Present Moment. Meet and receive Him there with gratitude in that sacrament.”
– Evelyn Underhill,
who was born on this date in 1875.
Poem of the Day:
“Ready for Silence”
An Advent Poem by
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Dec 10: Apparently this sale is now over… Sorry!
Paraclete Press is currently running an ebook sale with a bunch of titles on sale for 99c or $2.99!!
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Here are twelve essential titles that are featured in the sale:
The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture
*** Our 2010 Book of the Year!
Quote of the Day:
“Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.”
– Samuel Butler, who died on this day, 1902
Poem of the Day:
The Metaphysical Sectarian
by Samuel Butler
HE was in Logick a great Critick,
Profoundly skill’d in Analytick.
He could distinguish, and divide
A Hair ‘twixt South and South-West side:
On either which he would dispute,
Confute, change hands, and still confute.
A Review of
Reviewed by C. Christopher Smith
In the fall of 2009, Jana Riess was stuck with a brilliant idea. She would tweet her way through the Bible, a chapter each day, humorously trying to capture the spirit of each chapter in 140 characters. Her first tweet, on Genesis 1 of course:
“After 6 days of creation, G’s totally wiped. Day off tomorrow! Key point: human beings very good. M and F in G’s image.”
Christening this project The Twible (rhymes with Bible, or like “tribal” with a lisp), Riess inched her way through the biblical text for almost 4 years. 1189 tweets later, she posted her tweet on Revelation 22:
“Bible ends with G opening a fruit-of-the-month club and restoring Eden. All has come full circle. (Warning: Do not add to story. Amen.)”
Today and Tomorrow are the last two days of the huge sale that Paraclete Press is running on their ebooks.
Over 130 ebooks have been marked down, and most of these are $2.99 or less!!!
Kindle users can browse the full list here:
HOWEVER, if you don’t have the time or desire to browse the full collection, we have picked 12 essential ebooks that you should own and read:
(Sorry, links below go to Kindle ebooks only…)
| 1) The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture – Jonathan Wilson Hartgrove
Our 2010 Book of the Year — [ Read our review… ]
Link to share: http://amzn.to/WisdomOfStability
|2) Jesus Creed: Loving God, Loving Others by Scot McKnight
|3) Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline by Lauren Winner
The Wake Up Call –
13 December 2012
Like the smell of strong coffee wafting down the hall, we offer a few book-related thoughts and stories to jumpstart your day…
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Happy Birthday to David Dark, author of our 2009 book of the year, The Sacredness of Questioning Everything!
Read our review of this book and download a completely FREE audio book editon!!!
“The risk of a wrong decision is preferable to the terror of indecision.” -Spanish rabbi/ philosopher, Maimonides, who died on this day in 1204
*** Books By Maimonides
Happy Birthday to Jana Riess!
Read our review of her wonderful 2011 book, Flunking Sainthood…
- LA Review of Books: Delightful Review of the Graphic Novel interpretation of Madeleine L’Engle’s A WRINKLE IN TIME
- NPR Books: 3 Excellent Books on Rural Life
Thanks be to God for this new day, may it be full of beauty and grace!
Our latest book giveaway !
We’re giving away 6 sets of this book and CD combo:
- Jana Riess’s Flunking Sainthood
[ Read our Review ]
- Carrie Newcomer’s CD – Everything is Everywhere
[ Read our Review ]
Enter to win a Free copy of this book
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