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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<br /><br />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<br /><br />In troubled times, hope often seems elusive, a vague promise of the future. But Anne Howard transforms hope into a tangible practice of faith by sharing the stories of young adults who take Jesus' beatitudes both literally and seriously. Read Claiming the Beatitudes and glimpse a transformational wisdom for church that grounds life in God s beauty, truth, and goodness. --Diana Butler Bass, author, Christianity for the Rest of Us and A People s History of Christianity

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

About the Author

Anne Sutherland Howard is Executive Director of the Beatitudes Society, a national organization that equips seminarians for social justice advocacy. An Episcopal priest, Anne served as Associate Rector at Trinity Episcopal Church in Santa Barbara, CA, where she is currently serving as Preacher-in-Residence.
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  • Paperback: 164 pages
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 19, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1566993849
  • ISBN-13: 978-1566993845
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #820,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This wonderful book is especially good for our times because it is
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.
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"Claiming the Beatitudes" is a wonderful weaving of voices from the emerging generation with insights from a seasoned progressive viewpoint. Thus, Anne Howard brings together two vital streams--Progressive and Emergent--of contemporary Christianity in an inviting narrative that many people should find both helpful and inspiring. It would be perfect as a Lenten study book in a church or great for a shared reading experience for a college fellowship. If you have ever wondered if it is possible to live the radical teachings of Jesus in this world, wonder no longer. The answer is "yes." Regular people can DO the Beatitudes in their everyday lives.
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I found 'Claiming the Beatitudes' inspiring.

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.
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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.
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Just when you think everything that can be written about or commented on the Beatitudes has been well and truly milled, up pops this approach by Anne Sutherland. Anne has begun a remarkable journey with her on-line community and this book is more than an adequate witness to her spirituality: an absolute core of the Christian faith that can be appreciated by people of all Faiths and none. The simple way to self discovery and sharing with the wider community enables the reader to think positively and deeply about these sacred scriptures, their place in society, and their personal and collective approach to God. I find myself turning to this book on a regular basis for both reference and guidance.
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