Friends, Foes and Families Paperback
Biblical Meditations on Developing Our Relationships
by Judith Dimond;
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Friends, Foes and Families
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Friends, Foes and Families by Judith Dimond was published by SPCK in October 2012 and is our 38007th best seller. The ISBN for Friends, Foes and Families is 9780281064564.
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Friends, Foes and FamiliesBarry Vendy, via The Good Book Stall
"This is a book about relationships," writes Judith Dimond. The short daily meditations for Lent, Holy Week and Easter Week all start with a Bible character. We meet Abraham, whose wanderings have "a touch of Wagnerian opera" about them; Ruth who startlingly decides to leave home and go to Judah with mother-in-law Naomi; Philemon, resisting Paul's request to receive back his runaway slave, Onesimus; Joseph of Arimathea straddling two worlds, the Jewish priestly hierarchy and the fresh radical community of Jesus. We encounter the alienation of Cain and Judas Iscariot, and celebrate the loyalty of Jonathan. These are just a few of the imaginative meditations that Judith Dimond offers, as she points us to "reflections of our own relationships in all their fragility" in the (often dysfunctional) lives of the Biblical characters. She devotes a week to each of six important areas of relationship, giving them the headings 'Fathers', 'Couples', 'Siblings', 'Mothering', 'Friends and strangers', and 'The powerful'. The meditations are designed to lead us from confusion towards reconciliation, with each day's meditation including prayers for wisdom in relationships, and with the readings for Easter Week appropriately headed 'Relationship Restored'. This is a delightful book, which you will find a helpful companion during Lent.
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Details for Friends, Foes and Families
|Author / Artist||Judith Dimond|
|Publisher||SPCK (October 2012)|
|Number of Pages||144|
|Page last updated||19th October 2017|