Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Disciplineby Lauren F. Winner
Pub. Date: 02/01/2007
Publisher: Paraclete Press
'After her conversion from Orthodox Judaism to Christianity, Lauren Winner found that her life was indelibly marked by the rich traditions and spiritual practices of Judaism. She set out to discover how she could incorporate some of these practices into her new faith. Winner presents eleven Jewish spiritual practices that can transform the way Christians view the world and God. Whether discussing attentive eating, marking the days while grieving, the community that supports a marriage, candle-lighting, or the differences between the Jewish Sabbath and a Sunday spent at the Mudhouse, her favorite coffee shop, Winner writes with appealing honesty and rare insight. 'Lauren Winner speaks the language of this generation. It is authentic, free and bold.'---Ben Young, author of The Ten Commandments of Dating' At a time when we are so aware of the differences between Judaism and Christianity, Lauren Winner's book on what we can learn from each other is so refreshingly welcome.'---Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People 'For all of us who can't get our spiritual lives in shape by shipping out to a monastery, Lauren Winner explores simple, do-able ways of keeping company with God in the ordinary, day-to-day world of eating, working, resting, romancing, aging, earning, grieving, and celebrating. Her rich identity as a Jewish/Christian/scholar/writer informs every sentence.'---Brian McLaren, pastor and author of A New Kind of Christian '[Winner is] a gifted writer who has much to teach us about the deep and indestructible bonds between Judaism and Christianity.'---Richard Mouw, President, Fuller Seminary
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Winner writes with wit and charm that make her readers fall in love with her at once. I loved Girl Meets God, and I appreciate the rare perspective she bringd to the Christian faith. Mudhouse Sabbath has not only been useful for me in my own life, but has also challenged me to think a little differently. It was like a breath of fresh air that I was easily able to pass along to others.
To say that Lauren Winner's previous book, Girl Meets God, changed my life...well, it would be true, if dramatic. When I found Mudhouse Sabbath on the shelf, I was delighted. I took it home that very day. It's the kind of book from which I read portions aloud to friends over the phone: and they notably DIDN'T sigh and wonder when I'd be done. Am I a Christian? Yes. Do I happen to have a life-long interest in Jews and the Jewish roots of my faith? Yes. But never mind that. The fact is that Winner's writing is graceful, evocative, real, funny, and searching. Pick up this book. While you're at it, pick up Girl Meets God. Or come to my store in Indiana, and I'll tell you all about both of them!
This book is an easy read highlighting traditional Jewish customs and suggesting ways in which they might be integrated into the Christian community's daily life and customs. Focus is on similarities and mutual respect - for people with a "teachable spirit".
Packed with history, Mudhouse Sabbath is an honest, cleverly written account of the shared history of Jews and Christians...and one of how Christians could benefit from including meaningful Jewish traditions in their worship. I know, I know, it sounds like a heavy theology read, but I promise you that it is just as entertaining as it is instructive. Makes you think you could really be friends with this Lauren Winner woman!
I trueley find this book offensive, and somewhat tries to Christian-ize Jewish practices.