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Life has its ups and downs, and it can feel like we're always in the middle of a transition. Whether it's a painful end or a joyful beginningor even an uncertain middletheologian and minister Amy Davis Abdallah has found something that helps: rituals. In Meaning in the Moment, she shows why we need rituals to help survive and even thrive through various seasons of life.Starting with the foundation that rituals are a core, and underexplored, part of Christian practice, Davis Abdallah draws from theology, psychology, and personal experiences in creating rituals for herself and others. She offers practical guidance for readers to create their own meaningful rituals, including three types requiring varying levels of planning and participation: right now, with friends, and at church. Readers will emerge with fresh ways to bring their faith to life for themselves, their families, and their church communitiesand ready to experience the transformative power of rituals. The book includes a foreword by W. David O. Taylor.
|Publisher:||Baker Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
Amy F. Davis Abdallah (PhD, Drew University) is professor of practical theology and worship at Alliance University and is a professor at the Institute for Worship Studies. She is the founder and director of Woman: Rite of Passage, the author of The Book of Womanhood, and a frequent speaker. Her work has been featured in Christianity Today, Missio Alliance, and CBE International, and she has spoken at the Missio Alliance Awakenings Gathering and the North American Academy of Liturgy. She lives with her husband and two sons in Sparkill, New York.