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Fasting : spiritual freedom beyond our appetites

Author: Lynne M Baab
Publisher: Downers Grove, Ill. : IVP Books, ©2006.
Edition/Format:   Book : English
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We live in hungry times. Ours is a consumer culture, predisposed to quickly fill the cravings of body and mind. The idea of fasting--the voluntary denial of something for a specific time, for a spiritual purpose--sets us immediately on edge. But Lynne Baab makes the case that anyone can fast. Fasting is an expression of freedom. Free from the patterns and habits that mark everyday life, from time to time we can move  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynne M Baab
ISBN: 9780830835010 0830835016
OCLC Number: 71789864
Description: 151 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: An invitation to freedom --
Food and fasting today --
Motives --
A look at Christian history --
A photo album of biblical stories --
Abstaining from food --
Other fasts --
Fasting in community --
Today more than ever.
Responsibility: Lynne Baab.
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We live in hungry times. Ours is a consumer culture, predisposed to quickly fill the cravings of body and mind. The idea of fasting--the voluntary denial of something for a specific time, for a spiritual purpose--sets us immediately on edge. But Lynne Baab makes the case that anyone can fast. Fasting is an expression of freedom. Free from the patterns and habits that mark everyday life, from time to time we can move beyond our appetites into meaningful encounter with God. In Fasting you'll discover an ancient Christian practice that extends beyond giving up food to any regular activity in our contemporary lives. You'll see how taking a break from eating--or driving, or checking e-mail, or watching television--opens us up to discover new things about ourselves and God and the world around us. You'll see that while not everyone should forgo food, anyone can step out of routine to feed the soul. - Publisher.

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