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About "Everyday God"
The bestselling writer Paula Gooder continues her exploration of the Christian year, with its different seasons and moods, and the varying messages they convey. Here, she explores the longest period of the liturgical year, ordinary time - 33 weeks where no great dramas occur. We live in a culture that revels in the special, the extraordinary, the new, the unusual. This can relegate ordinary life to a bland 'in between-ness' as we look for the next excitement or novelty. This is a tendency that affects the church as much as wider culture as it seeks new ways of doing the familiar old things and reinventing itself. Yet, 'the ordinary' is the very essence of life. The point of special occasions is not to lift us out of humdrum existence but to embed us more powerfully in ordinary, day to day life. We need to learn how to live ordinary life in an extraordinary way. This book explores how to do this through reflections on 33 biblical texts reflecting on how God breaks into everyday life, transforming it into the most extraordinary existence possible.
Meet the Author
Paula Gooder (D.Phil., University of Oxford) is a part-time tutor at the Queens Foundation for Ecumenical Theological Education in Birmingham and a freelance writer and lecturer on the Bible.
She is the author of many books including The Pentateuch (Continuum, 2000); This Risen Existence. The Spirit of Easter (Canterbury Press, 2009); A Way Through the Wilderness. God's Help in a Time of Crisis (Church House Publishing, 2009); Only The Third Heaven? 2 Corinthians 12.1-10 and Heavenly Ascent (T&T Clark, 2006); Hosea-Micah (The People's Bible Commentary; BRF, 2005) and co-author with Dr Peter Kevern of Exploring New Testament Greek (SCM Press, 2004)
She also is Canon Theologian of Birmingham Cathedral, Visiting lecturer at King's College, London, Associate lecturer at St Mellitus College, London, an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Birmingham and Senior Research Scholar at the Queen's Foundation, Birmingham. She is a Reader in the Church of England and a member of General Synod.
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