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Flunking sainthood : a year of breaking the Sabbath, forgetting to pray, and still loving my neighbor

Author: Jana Riess
Publisher: Brewster, Mass. : Paraclete Press, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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" ... Jana Riess shares a year-long quest to become more saintly by tackling twelve spiritual practices, including fasting, fixed-hour prayer, gratitude, Sabbath-keeping, the Jesus Prayer, and generosity. Although she begins with great plans for success, she finds to her growing humiliation that she is failing--not just at some practices, but at every single one. What emerges is a vulnerable story of the quest for  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Nonfiction
Named Person: Jana Riess; Jana Riess
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jana Riess
ISBN: 9781557256607 1557256608
OCLC Number: 709666814
Description: x, 179 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Choosing practices --
Fasting in the desert --
Meeting Jesus in the kitchen, or not --
Lectio divination --
Nixing shoppertainment --
Centering prayer, er, the Jesus prayer ... Look! A squirrel! --
Unorthodox Sabbath --
Thanksgiving every day --
Benedictine hospitality --
What would Jesus eat? --
Seven ... five ... three times a day will I praise you --
Generosity --
Practice makes imperfect.
Responsibility: Jana Riess.

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Can an ordinary 21st-century American become a saint? No, apparently not. Butyou can have a lot of fun trying.  Read more...

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