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Be Gentle, Be Faithful: Daily Meditations for Busy Christians
     

Be Gentle, Be Faithful: Daily Meditations for Busy Christians

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by James Stephen Behrens, Ocso James Stephen Behrens, Patrice J. Tuohy (Editor)
 
A wonderful page-a-day book for every day of every year! Acclaimed as an author who �looked at life�s complications simply, [and] squeezed magic out of ordinary days,� Behrens brings his special power of insight to everyday life. From his vantage point in a monastery, he offers 366 daily reflections-each illuminating the sacred amid the ordinary. A brief scripture

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A wonderful page-a-day book for every day of every year! Acclaimed as an author who �looked at life�s complications simply, [and] squeezed magic out of ordinary days,� Behrens brings his special power of insight to everyday life. From his vantage point in a monastery, he offers 366 daily reflections-each illuminating the sacred amid the ordinary. A brief scripture quotation linked to each daily meditation provides additional food for thought.

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Catholic Library World
. . . The book is meant for busy Christians, so Behren�s daily reflections are short-one or two paragraphs long. It will not take much time each day to read his thoughts but many will stay with the reader all day long. They are personal, often humorous, but always thought provoking. . . . After the year is over and the book is finished, the reader will have two options: read it joyfully again or pass it on to someone else . . . .
Knut Buen
. . . The daily meditations only take a few minutes to read, and will spark great breakfast conversations to give a splendid start on those busy days. . .

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780879462093
Publisher:
ACTA Publications
Publication date:
10/28/1999
Pages:
372
Product dimensions:
0.77(w) x 5.00(h) x 8.00(d)

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Be Gentle, Be Faithful 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I find that beginning each day with Fr. Behrens' meditations lifts my spirits and helps me see the humor, joy, and love of God in seemingly ordinary things in my life. His personal experiences and reflections shine a fresh light on the Scripture passage he includes with each meditation. The glimpses he offers of the daily lives of himself and his fellow monks demystify holiness and help me to pursue it in my own life. Thanks for the lift, Fr.Behrens!
Guest More than 1 year ago
AS A BUSY PARISH PRIEST, I HAVE FOUND THIS BOOK TO BE AN IVALUABLE RESOURCE FOR PRAYER AND MEDITATION. THE THOUHGTS EXPRESSED ARE VERY DOWN TO EARTH AND PRACTICAL.THIS IS A 'MUST HAVE' FOR THE BUSY CHRISTIAN WHATEVER ONE'S VOCATION.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I find this book of daily meditations heartwarming in way that touches me deeply. I feel like I am right there with the author going through the everyday activity at the Trappist monastery,and drawn closer to God with every reading. I appreciate the author's gift of conveying his religious message in a simplistic way.