Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx

Breathing Space: A Spiritual Journey in the South Bronx

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by Heidi Neumark
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0807072575

ISBN-13: 9780807072578

Pub. Date: 09/28/2004

Publisher: Beacon Press

Breathing Space is the story of Heidi Neumark and the Hispanic and African-American Lutheran church-Transfiguration-that took a chance calling on a pastor from a starkly different background. Despite living and working in a milieu of overwhelming poverty and violence, Neumark and the congregation encounter even more powerful forces of hope and renewal.

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Breathing Space is the story of Heidi Neumark and the Hispanic and African-American Lutheran church-Transfiguration-that took a chance calling on a pastor from a starkly different background. Despite living and working in a milieu of overwhelming poverty and violence, Neumark and the congregation encounter even more powerful forces of hope and renewal.

This story of a community creating space for new life and breath is also the story of a young woman-working, raising her children, and struggling for spiritual breathing space. Through poignant, intimate stories, Neumark charts her journey alongside her parishioners as pastor, church, and community grow in wisdom and together experience transformation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780807072578
Publisher:
Beacon Press
Publication date:
09/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
476,218
Product dimensions:
6.03(w) x 9.03(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

PrefaceXIII
Preconstruction
1Church Doors3
La Casita3
Planned Shrinkage5
Reformation9
Malabarriga12
Lessons for Jonah14
Five Weeks23
2Neighborhood Doors31
Visitation31
Mother's Day at Zarephath41
Rizpah's Table54
Longwood Avenue61
Feast of the Transfiguration68
People in the Windows72
3Parsonage Doors77
Babies and Breasts77
Two-Headed Monster80
Lepers in the Bed85
Oma87
Opening Windows90
4Soul Doors--Breathing Space97
These Trees Are Prayers97
Poppies On and Off Broadway100
A Writer's Life104
Conspiracy106
Construction
5Gathering Resources115
Potholes115
Walk-a-thon118
Table Dancing121
Feeling Rich122
6Summer Construction Reports127
Theophany, Part One127
Rise and Shine128
Gates of Heaven133
Theophany, Part Two138
Molech's Throat141
Boom Chica Boom153
7Fall Construction Reports171
Cracks171
Rats 101180
Pillars of the Church186
Rest on the Flight to Egypt198
8Winter Construction Reports203
Frozen Tears203
Soon and Very Soon209
Songlines214
O Holy Night222
9Spring Construction Reports231
Spring Cleaning with St. Jangama231
The Fall of Grit237
Dust to Dust245
Plumbing Problems250
And Still We Rise260
Space for Grace267
Epilogue273
Notes277
Acknowledgments283
Credits285

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