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The Scandal of Holiness

Renewing Your Imagination in the Company of Literary Saints

by Jessica Hooten Wilson

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      Jessica Hooten Wilson

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      Brazos Press

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      March 2022

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      How do we become better people? Initiatives such as New Year's resolutions, vision boards, thirty-day plans, and self-help books often fail to compel us to live differently. We settle for small goals--frugal spending, less yelling at the kids, more time at the gym--but we are called to something far greater. We are created to be holy.

      Award-winning author Jessica Hooten Wilson explains that learning to hear the call of holiness requires cultivating a new imagination--one rooted in the act of reading. Learning to read with eyes attuned to the saints who populate great works of literature moves us toward holiness, where God opens up a way of living that extends far beyond what we can conjure for ourselves. Literature has the power to show us what a holy life looks like, and these depictions often scandalize even as they shape our imagination. As such, careful reading becomes a sort of countercultural spiritual discipline.

      The book includes devotionals, prayers, wisdom from the saints, and more to help individuals and groups cultivate a saintly imagination. Foreword by Lauren F. Winner.


      • Author

        Jessica Hooten Wilson

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      • Publisher

        Brazos Press

      • Published

        March 2022

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        140 x 216 x 140 mm

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      • Author/Creator: Jessica Hooten Wilson

      • ISBN: 9781587435249

      • Publisher: Brazos Press

      • Release Date: March 2022

      • Weight: 450g

      • Dimensions: 140 x 216 x 140 mm

      • Eden Code: 5587059

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