The Ladder of the Beatitudes

The Ladder of the Beatitudes

by Jim Forest, James H. Forest
     
 

ISBN-10: 1570752451

ISBN-13: 9781570752452

Pub. Date: 06/28/1999

Publisher: Orbis Books

Drawing on stories from the lives of the saints, scripture, and everyday life, Jim Forest opens up the mysteries of the beatitudes. These ancient blessings, with which Christ began his Sermon on the Mount, are all aspects of communion with God. As Forest shows, they are like rungs on a ladder, each one leading to the next. They appear at the doorway of the New…  See more details below

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Drawing on stories from the lives of the saints, scripture, and everyday life, Jim Forest opens up the mysteries of the beatitudes. These ancient blessings, with which Christ began his Sermon on the Mount, are all aspects of communion with God. As Forest shows, they are like rungs on a ladder, each one leading to the next. They appear at the doorway of the New Testament to provide an easily memorized summary of everything that follows, right down to the crucifixion ("Blessed are you who are persecuted") and the resurrection ("Rejoice and be glad").

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781570752452
Publisher:
Orbis Books
Publication date:
06/28/1999
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,095,456
Product dimensions:
5.30(w) x 8.16(h) x 0.53(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
Rung by rung1
Teacher and healer3
A man born blind5
Matthew, the narrator10
Beginning at the beginning13
The setting15
Blessed17
Blessed are the poor in spirit ...21
... for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.31
Blessed are they who mourn ...38
... for they shall be comforted.46
Blessed are the meek ...48
... for they shall inherit the earth.59
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness ...62
... for they shall be satisfied.75
Blessed are the merciful ...78
... for they shall obtain mercy.86
Blessed are the pure in heart ...89
... for they shall see God.104
Blessed are the peacemakers ...108
... for they will be called children of God.130
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness ... Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me ...135
... for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ... Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven, for so men persecuted the prophets who were before you.149
Notes159

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