The Spirituality Of Fasting Paperback
Rediscovering a Christian Practice
by Charles M. Murphy;
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The Spirituality Of Fasting
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Charles Murphy's 'The Spirituality of Fasting' is a timely release that addresses Pope Benedict's plea for fasting to be 'rediscovered and encouraged again in our day.' The book is a fantastic resource to small groups, parish retreats, and homily preparation.
"For those of us seriously seeking to renew our spiritual lives, Msgr. Murphy's comprehensive book gives a deeply helpful understanding of the indispensable rediscovery of fasting as a pillar of our faith and an integral part of our lifelong quest for the Lord Jesus."
-Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi, Author of The Faith We Profess
The Spirituality Of Fasting by Charles M. Murphy was published by Ave Maria Press in January 2010 and is our 31275th best seller. The ISBN for The Spirituality Of Fasting is 9781594712432.
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Spirituality of FastingJohnny Douglas, via The Good Book Stall
From steeped within the Roman Catholic tradition, Charles Murphy offers this title in order to renew "the practice of fast and abstinence based upon a deeper understanding of its role in our religious life." In this brief book (105 pages), Murphy explores the many reasons why fasting is important: it integrates prayer as being both of body and spirit, it is part of a long-standing tradition of Jewish and Christian practice, it helps to heal our relationship with God, and it helps us stand in solidarity with the poor and hungry. Overall his discussion of these points is extremely well done. Based firmly in the witness of the Bible and pillars of the Christian faith, his thesis is that fasting is important and necessary. "We fast not just for fasting's sake, but to be able to feast, to live in the present with great pleasure and a joy that lasts."
Throughout this book there’s a tolerance-loaded-pluralism that stresses that fasting is a valuable humanitarian discipline, not a faith based one! “Food is an obsession in our culture, and I really think we need wisdom from the Church about eating…..” This is a tasty and compact little title, but sadly not the best or clearest in its subject area in the market today.
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Details for The Spirituality Of Fasting
|Author / Artist||Charles M. Murphy|
|Publisher||Ave Maria Press (January 2010)|
|Number of Pages||130|
|Page last updated||5th December 2017|