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The Shape of Living : Spiritual Directions for Everyday Life - Regius Professor of Divinity David F Ford

The Shape of Living

Spiritual Directions for Everyday Life

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In our culture of distraction it can be hard to focus on spiritual matters. Work, finances, and uncertain futures are just a few things that overwhelm us daily. Discover how to overcome and develop an everyday spirituality that will guide your actions and bring meaning to your hectic life. "Ford provides a way beyond distraction to joy and buoyancy."--Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary "Amidst the glut of books on the devotional life that seek to be relevant and are only contemporary, this book is already a classic on the 'spirituality of everyday life.' I could hardly put it down."--Ray Anderson, Fuller Theological Seminary "A wise book that concentrates on the principle aspects of our lives that we so often get wrong because we lack wisdom."--Stanley Hauerwas, Duke Divinity School "Offers far greater wealth than even several readings can probe."--"Books & Culture" "Profound and reflective . . . yet always concrete, and never dishonest or evasive. A jewel of the spiritual life in its everyday manifestations."--Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale Divinity School "These reflections ought to be read by laity and clergy alike, for they offer the spiritual renewal we desperately need."--L. Gregory Jones, Duke University Divinity School "The Shape of Living is like a friend's invitation to a dinner at which you encounter some unexpected guests and hope for some life-shaping consequence. By all means, accept."--"The Christian Century" David F. Ford, Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University, is the author and editor of many books, including "Reading Texts, Seeking Wisdom"

Forewordp. 9
Forewordp. 13
Acknowledgmentsp. 15
Introduction: Coping with Being Overwhelmed: How Are Our Lives Shaped?p. 17
Faces and Voices: Shaping a Heartp. 33
Vocations and Compulsions: Life-Shaping Desiresp. 55
Power, Virtue, and Wisdom: The Shaping of Characterp. 83
Secrets and Disciplines: Soul-Shapingp. 107
Leisure and Work: Shaping Time and Energyp. 135
Knocked Out of Shape: Evil, Suffering, and Deathp. 163
Kaleidoscope: Resurrection, Joy, and Feastingp. 183
Notesp. 203
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ISBN: 9780801065194
ISBN-10: 0801065194
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 205
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Baker Books
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 14.0  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Number: 2