Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor

Flunking Sainthood A Year of Breaking the Sabbath Forgetting to Pray and Still Loving My Neighbor This wry memoir tackles twelve different spiritual practices in a quest to become saintly including fasting fixed hour prayer the Jesus Prayer gratitude Sabbath keeping and generosity Although R

  • Title: Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor
  • Author: Jana Riess
  • ISBN: 9781557256607
  • Page: 147
  • Format: Paperback
  • This wry memoir tackles twelve different spiritual practices in a quest to become saintly, including fasting, fixed hour prayer, the Jesus Prayer, gratitude, Sabbath keeping, and generosity Although Riess begins with great plans for success Really, how hard could that be she asks blithely at the start of her saint making year , she finds to her growing humiliatioThis wry memoir tackles twelve different spiritual practices in a quest to become saintly, including fasting, fixed hour prayer, the Jesus Prayer, gratitude, Sabbath keeping, and generosity Although Riess begins with great plans for success Really, how hard could that be she asks blithely at the start of her saint making year , she finds to her growing humiliation that she is failing not just at some of the practices, but at every single one What emerges is a funny yet vulnerable story of the quest for spiritual perfection and the reality of spiritual failure, which turns out to be a valuable practice in and of itself.

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