Item description for Letters to Exodus Christians: Comfort and Hope for Those Who Have Trouble Going to Church by Edward Hays...
Overview Fans of Edward Hays's earlier books will recognize themselves or loved ones in these courageous letters from this trusted spiritual guide. A priest for fifty years, Hays understands the pain and anguish of Catholics and other Christians who feel disheartened by or alienated from the church. These letters offer compassion, spiritual guidance, and good reason to hope for these "Exodus Christians" and for those who provide them pastoral care. He reminds his readers that being a faithful disciple of Christ means much more than going to church every Sunday and challenges them to live the gospel every day of the week.
Publishers Description A voice of encouragement, hope, and compassion for the 10 percent of Americans who identify themselves as former Catholics and the many more who wrestle with their belonging to the church. Fans of Edward Hays's earlier books will recognize themselves or
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Studio: Forest of Peace Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.94" Width: 5.72" Height: 0.38" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2008
Publisher Forest of Peace Publishing
ISBN 0939516829 ISBN13 9780939516827
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More About Edward Hays
Fr. Edward M. Hays is the author of more than thirty books on contemporary spirituality. He was the co-founder and moving spirit of Forest of Peace Publishing and founding director of Shantivanam, a Midwest center for contemplative prayer. He has served as a chaplain of the state penitentiary in Lansing, Kansas, parish priest, and spiritual director. Hays has spent extended periods of pilgrimage in the Near East, the Holy Land, and India and remains a prolific writer and painter.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Letters to Exodus Christians: Comfort and Hope for Those Who Have Trouble Going to Church?
Letters to Exodus Christians.............. Apr 11, 2010
Very well written; letters to all those having trouble with their church. Especially liked the last two letters to the leaders of the church. Don't have it in front of my right now to give you specifics because I loaned it out to someone who was very interested. The book had more information in than I had expected. Recommended for anyone searching and those who are well founded in their church, but want to know more.
For those losing faith in the church Apr 5, 2009
This is a good book for those who are losing or have lost faith in the church. It lets you know God still loves you and you can still have a living relationship with Him. However the book tends to be repetative.
Thoughtful challenge to all Nov 26, 2008
Ed Hays's book offers healing to those who have left the Church; guidance to those considering leaving and most of all challenges those who remain to be an active part of the change that needs to happen. Compassionate and thought provoking!