Fully Alive: Tending to the Soul in Turbulent Times

Fully Alive: Tending to the Soul in Turbulent Times

by Elizabeth Oldfield
Fully Alive: Tending to the Soul in Turbulent Times

Fully Alive: Tending to the Soul in Turbulent Times

by Elizabeth Oldfield


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In a world experiencing turbulent change, we need people who are resilient, kind, open, generous, and brave. How do we become those people?

In Fully Alive, popular podcaster Elizabeth Oldfield uses the seven deadly sins as a framework to explore questions such as:

· How can I move from sloth to attention in order to make the most of my short life and stop getting distracted by trivialities?
· Is it possible to move from wrath to peacemaking? How do I become a depolarizing person in an age of outrage, tribalism, and division?
· What might it look like to move from gluttony to awe, finding transcendence in expansive, life-giving ways—not in a tub of ice cream or a bottle of wine?
· How can I move from pride to connection, overcoming the disconnection that keeps me from intimacy, community, and ultimately the divine?

Oldfield shows why, in a world heavy on judgment, she still finds the concept of sin liberating—and how, to her surprise, she keeps finding in her Christian faith ways to feel fully alive. Deeply serious yet amusingly relatable, this book helps us develop spiritual strength for when things fall apart.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781587436505
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/28/2024
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 172,940
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

About the Author

Elizabeth Oldfield hosts The Sacred podcast and is the former director and now senior fellow of the think tank Theos. She appears across the media, including BBC Radio and television, UnHerd, the Financial Times, and beyond. Oldfield is also a contributing editor at Comment magazine, chair of Larger Us, and a coach and consultant working with purpose-driven individuals and organizations. She lives in an intentional community in South London with her husband and children.

Table of Contents

1. The Human Propensity to F—- Things Up
2. Wrath . . . From Polarisation to Peace-making
3. Avarice . . . From Stuffocation to Gratitude and Generosity
4. Acedia . . . From Distraction to Attention
5. Envy . . . From Status Anxiety to Belovedness
6. Gluttony . . . From Numbing to Ecstasy
7. Lust . . . From Objectification to Sexual Humanism
8. Pride . . . From Individualism to Community
9. The G Bomb
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