- Paperback: 181 pages
- Publisher: Ave Maria Pr; 5th edition (August 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0877936250
- ISBN-13: 978-0877936251
- Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 7.2 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #274,011 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The Cup of Our Life: A Guide for Spiritual Growth Paperback – August, 1997
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Organized on a daily basis, Rupp's book encourages the reader to use an ordinary cup (or mug) to invite God more closely into one's pain, suffering, joys, hopes and struggles. She explores six major themes in the spiritual life, each one followed by prayer suggestions including litanies, creative writing, ideas for reflection and journal-keeping, and a celebratory ritual. Throughout, the author manifests a profound trust in the transformative power of the in-dwelling God, and in the dailiness of God's presence with all those who seek with a genuine heart.
Rupp's style is informal, accessible, poetic and, at times, profoundly moving. She is a fine writer and spiritual guide, sharing her experiential insights with great freedom, clarity and lyric simplicity. This is a book I have returned to more than once for its prayerful sensitivity, poetic language and wisdom. I recommend it highly.
And we can all relate to the cup as a metaphor for our lives...whether empty, full, overflowing or even cracked! I highly recommend this book if you're looking for a devotion book that really relates to everyday life.....you won't be disappointed.
This book is designed for personal and group use-and Rupp uses the images of coffee mugs to help start and move the prayerful discussion along. Broken cups and broken lives-empty, half-full and overflowing cups-all with solid Biblical connections which will be familiar and fresh to the reader at one and the same time.
It is a joy to see how a simple, everyday object can be the vehicle for Christ-centered conversation and contemplation. There are many ideas in this book which would help a couple, or a group of Christian friends, or an intentional small group, Sunday School class, or one soul in source of being filled with the gifts the Spirit provides.
Rupp structures the book as Weeks and Days; she also provides suggestions for group use-so if you are a facilitator, most of the work is done for you.
Of course, to benefit from A CUP OF BLESSING, you will need to bring along your mug and an open, expectant mind. And you will befit, if you do.
If you find this review helpful you might want to read some of my other reviews, including those on subjects ranging from biography to architecture, as well as religion and fiction
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome meditation and thought process. Have read it over and over. Every chapter spoke to my heart and what I was going thru at that time.
Joyce Rupp touches the spirit through every day life. A wonderful daily or weekly spiritual guide.Published 11 months ago by Flo Night N. Gale
Have done this study with others 5 different times and have received many benefits and blessings each timePublished 11 months ago by catherine bingham
I always enjoy books by Joyce Rupp. This book has become a good reflection guide for group work. I would recommend this book for anyone wanting to establish a spiritual practice.Published 18 months ago by G. Lagana