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Meditations on the Book of Psalms: A Guide to the Care and Feeding of the Spirit

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Through the ages, the beautiful Book of Psalms has spoken with unfailing wisdom to lost and troubled souls. It still does today. The Psalms are the inspiration for Barbara Crafton's lovely meditations on what, at the end of the twentieth century, remain mankind's deepest concerns: questions of faith, the ...
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There is nothing—and I mean nothing—on earth from which we cannot grow in wisdom and compassion. Whether or not we choose to do it is not up to God. It is up to us. . . .
Through the ages, the beautiful Book of Psalms has spoken with unfailing wisdom to lost and troubled souls. It still does today. The Psalms are the inspiration for Barbara Crafton's lovely meditations on what, at the end of the twentieth century, remain mankind's deepest concerns: questions of faith, the spirits, and the relationships between our individual selves and the source of life.
Are my beliefs based upon eternal values or merely upon custom? Am I willing to learn and grow from the good and bad that fall to my lot? Can I rejoice in my friends' good fortune? Have I the courage to do what's right? Love, separation, work, rest, defeat, victory, beginnings and endings—Barbara Crafton looks life in the eye and calls it as she sees it, showing us the sacred from a perspective that loves the world and takes it seriously. The tough, warm-hearted, and beautifully written meditations of this Episcopal priest are a gift that soothes our human pain and nourishes our deepest hungers.
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An Episcopal priest, Crafton offers reflections, one for each day of the year, that center around the thought-provoking and wide-ranging themes that emerge from selected lines in the Psalms. These meditations touch upon the spectrum between life and death: violence, family, friendship, prosperity, fear, laughter, dreams, gossip, and food. Crafton writes with a combination of toughness and compassion; her stories are funny and tragic, and her observations about everyday life are well stated and truthful. Her book will have general appeal; recommended for public libraries.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345397386
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/5/1996
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 448
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 6.46 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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