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Receiving the Day: Christian Practices for Opening the Gift of Time

Receiving the Day

Christian Practices for Opening the Gift of Time

Dorothy C. Bass (Author)


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Embrace time as a gift--not an obstacle

Receiving the Day invites us to open the gift of time, to dwell in the freedom to rest and worship that God intends for us and for all creatures. In this book, Dorothy C. Bass shows how Christian practices for rest and worship continually welcome us into a way of life attuned to the love of God, neighbor, earth, and self.

Bass does not aim to provide clear instructions for creating a schedule that solves all our puzzles about how to live in time. Rather, convinced that Christian faith bears great wisdom about time, Bass offers an account of the weekly practice of keeping sabbath, along with other practices by which Christians have sought to live faithfully in time.

These practices have been lived by diverse communities of faith across centuries and cultures. Through them, we can learn to dwell more graciously, attentively, and faithfully within the hours and days we have. We can also learn to share the gift of time gladly and gratefully with others, in and for this world God loves.

  • Publisher Fortress Press
  • Format Paperback
  • ISBN 9781506454757
  • eBook ISBN 9781506454764
  • Dimensions 6 x 9
  • Pages 144
  • Publication Date January 1, 2019

Table of Contents

1. Experiencing the Fullness of Time
2. This Is the Day That God Has Made
3. Receiving This Day
4. The Sabbath Opens Creation for Its True Future
5. Keeping This Sabbath
6. The Circling Years Draw Us into the Story of God
7. Living the Story This Year
8. Learning to Count Our Days
The Author