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The Spirituality of Fasting: Rediscovering a Christian Practice Charles M. Murphy The Spirituality of Fasting Rediscovering a Christian Practice For his Lenten message Pope Benedict XVI chose the value and meaning of fasting as the theme observing that this practice needs to be rediscovered and encouraged again in our day In timely resp

  • Title: The Spirituality of Fasting: Rediscovering a Christian Practice
  • Author: Charles M. Murphy
  • ISBN: 9781594712432
  • Page: 422
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Spirituality of Fasting: Rediscovering a Christian Practice Charles M. Murphy For his 2009 Lenten message, Pope Benedict XVI chose the value and meaning of fasting as the theme, observing that this practice needs to be rediscovered and encouraged again in our day In timely response, The Spirituality of Fasting draws on sources ancient and current from Augustine to Michael Pollan to consider anew how fasting informs the relationships betweenFor his 2009 Lenten message, Pope Benedict XVI chose the value and meaning of fasting as the theme, observing that this practice needs to be rediscovered and encouraged again in our day In timely response, The Spirituality of Fasting draws on sources ancient and current from Augustine to Michael Pollan to consider anew how fasting informs the relationships between creator creature, body soul, and rich poor Murphy s extensive theological background, pastoral experience, and personal devotion to his topic come through, inspiring readers to explore what it means to be fully engaged in worship through fasting.
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    1. Great easily readable book that covers the Biblical necessity of Fasting for the practicing Christian Prayer, Fasting, and works of mercy are the three pillars of God s people throughout the Bible both Old and New Testament Also covers the historical Christian practice of fasting Wednesdays Fridays He quotes from Ratzinger and Augustine throughout the book Murphy does a great job making the case that Fasting helps us distinguish needs from wants, and assist in avoiding a complaining mentality em [...]

    2. A solid introduction to fasting biblical, historical, practical Great easy read on an important practice leading up to Lent Most insightful on linking fasting to prayer and charity as well as distinguishing fasting from dieting Make this your best Lent effort, rediscover fasting, read this book.

    3. A must read for any Catholic who wants to reclaim the centrality of fasting and abstinence for Catholic culture or for ant Christian who wants to gain deeper insight into the three pillared prescription of virtue given to us by Christ himself Prayer, alms giving, and fasting are linked as the way to spiritual growth and this book helps us to understand why.As long as the writing stays grounded in the Bible and the writings of the early church or even that of some recent posts, this is a compell [...]

    4. This is the second time I ve read this book It s very short, but has a decent amount of detail considering the length.

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