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The Contented Soul

Hardback|Apr 2006
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Winner of a 2006 Chicago Book Clinic Award!Is your life characterized more by long, leisurely walks--or by frantic sprints to get the kids to school, rush to work, beat out other cars in traffic so you can pick the kids...


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Winner of a 2006 Chicago Book Clinic Award!Is your life characterized more by long, leisurely walks--or by frantic sprints to get the kids to school, rush to work, beat out other cars in traffic so you can pick the kids up on time and grab dinner before your seven o'clock meeting?Most of us are racing through life at dangerously high speeds, striving for a higher-paying job or a larger house, and volunteering for a hundred activities without ever stopping to notice what we do have or to reflect on who we are apart from all our doing. Our culture teaches that possessions equal success and busyness equals importance--and we have believed the lie. Though we search for contentment, we never find it. Even more, we begin to doubt its existence.InThe Contented Soul,sociologist Lisa Graham McMinn invites us to slow down,be still andlearn the art of savoring life.Our souls were not made for frantic, frenzied living. In the midst of our busy culture, we have forgotten--or perhaps never learned--how to savor moments and days. But McMinn calls us back to a significant, simpler way of life, a way characterized by intimate connection with our Creator, authentic relationships with others and a profound hope for theshalomthat is to come. Along the way, the author also gives us examples of people who have chosen this way of life and found it genuinely satisfying, stirring hope that we, too, can choose and find lasting contentment.So pull up a chair by the fire, or set out for a quiet stroll, binoculars in hand, and begin living life the way God intended: a life of freedom, beauty, connection and true satisfaction for your soul.
-Publisher

PRODUCT DETAIL
  • Catalogue Code 243615
  • Product Code 0830833358
  • EAN 9780830833351
  • Pages 185
  • Department General Books
  • Category Spiritual Growth
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Formatio
  • Publication Date Apr 2006
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 20mm
  • Weight 0.340kg

Lisa Graham McMinn

Lisa Graham McMinn (Ph.D., Portland State University) is professor of sociology in the department of sociology and social work at George Fox University in Oregon. Her other books include Growing Strong Daughters (Baker); Sexuality and Holy Longing (Jossey-Bass); The Contented Soul (InterVarsity Press) and Walking Gently on the Earth: Making Faithful Choices About Food, Energy, Shelter and More. Her articles have appeared in Journal of Psychology and Christianity, Sociology of Religion, Journal of Psychology and Theology, Research on Christian Higher Education, and Christianity Today.

  • Acknowledgments
  • 1. An Invitation To Contentment
  • 2. Seeing The Self As Soul
  • 3. The Practice Of Fortitude
  • 4. Mellowness Of Heart
  • 5. Embracing Limits
  • 6. Sipping And Savoring
  • 7. Walking Gently
  • 8. Crafting Community
  • 9. Remembering
  • Notes
  • Index

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