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Claiming the Beatitudes: Nine Stories from a New Generation Paperback – January 19, 2009
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Anne Howard interprets each beatitude through the story of a present-day student as well as Jesus' beatitudes. She brings the beatitudes into our experience now, beautifully, readably, so we can answer the question, "Where do you see God's presence in our world?" And so we can say, "yes, thanks" to God's invitation to participate. --Glen Harold Stassen, Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics, Fuller Theological Seminary
Can the beatitudes come alive for us today? The moving stories and compelling reflections of Claiming the Beatitudes say "Yes!" The questions at the end of each chapter offer true-to-life challenges. The entire book is an invitation to conversation and conversion. --Bishop Frederick Borsch, Professor of New Testament, Chair of Anglican Studies, Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia
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Prior to ordination, she was a newspaper reporter and later Executive Director of the Interfaith Center to Reverse the Arms Race at All Saints Church in Pasadena, CA. Since ordination in 1988, she has served as Associate and Interim Rector at All Saints by-the-Sea, in Santa Barbara and as Canon to the Ordinary for Bishop Fred Borsch in the Diocese of Los Angeles, and also as Director of Mt. Calvary Invites, an adult education program of Holy Cross Monastery in Santa Barbara.
A native Minnesotan, she travels widely from her home in Santa Barbara, California where she lives with her husband Randy. Their son Benjamin is a medical student intent upon reforming American health care.
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radical in its vision and has so many young voices. The writing is
cogent and graceful. The Beatitudes will be new to you after reading it.
As I read of the next generation of Christians who find in their faith a living font for social action, I eagerly turned each page. (Who doesn't like reading about the future?)
Not only do these stories inspire faith and generate new ideas for practical religion, but they also marshal a strong living argument against the pundits who foster culture wars or those who think that Christianity's best days are behind.
I would recommend this book for church study groups or anyone interested in exploring real, lived faith and how it applies to our roles as citizens.
If you've ever wondered what all those Blessings are about, wonder no longer. The stories relate real-world-work by real folks - you can image yourself doing the same!
To read of young leaders that take seriously Jesus' clear call to social justice is not only refreshing, it is inspiring.
Claim the beatitudes for yourself - start by reading this book!
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Red letter Christians will get a lot of inspiration from this book on how to walk the walk. If you want Heaven, make it so.Published 13 months ago by Hal Hurst
My Sunday School Class read this over lent and it was very eye opening. I would definitely recommend it. The stories are quite inspiring and convicting.Published 21 months ago by DrMomof5
Much ink has been spilled covering the high percentage of younger Americans who are religiously unaffiliated. Read morePublished on November 17, 2009 by Robert P. Jones