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Overview Father Basil suggests that living with the questions of Jesus can bring us to a much richer perspective on our lives.
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Studio: New City Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.54" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.43" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2005
Publisher NEW CITY PRESS
ISBN 1565482190 ISBN13 9781565482197
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More About M. Basil Pennington
M. Basil Pennington is one of today s more respected spiritual beacons. A Cistercian monk with the avocation of author, he has written over fifty books including Centering Prayer: Renewing an Ancient Christian Prayer Form (1987) and True Self/False Self: Unmasking the Spirit Within (2000). His community is located in Spencer, Massachusetts.
M. Basil Pennington currently resides in Spencer, in the state of Massachusetts.
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An anthology of ponderings on questions uttered by Jesus in the New Testament Aug 13, 2005
Written by a Trappist monk from Saint Joseph's Abbey, Who Do You Say I Am? Meditations on Jesus' Questions in the Gospels is an anthology of ponderings on questions uttered by Jesus in the New Testament. Written in plain-terms and accessible to lay readers and theologians alike, Who Do You Say I Am? draws upon biblical scholarship, history, simple morality, and the unceasing quest for answers and understanding. Who Do You Say I Am? is not a compendium of strict answers, but rather a stimulating tool encouraging the reader to think about his or her own spirituality, and rationally contemplate the meaning in Jesus' message. Highly recommended.
Pick a Question, Any Question Feb 14, 2005
Pennington's basic theme is that living with a question, even a question like What if I win the lottery? "letting it cast its light on our daily routine," makes a difference. The key to spiritual deepening, he suggests, is asking the "right" questions, the questions Jesus asks throughout scripture. From that premise, Pennington presents chapters on 15 separate questions of Jesus ranging from "What do you want me to do for you?" to "How many loaves do you have?" Each chapter begins with the appropriate passage from scripture and contains cultural and theological background to both the question and the answer Jesus received.
Lessons we can learn and apply today are woven into the material along with Pennington's personal reflections. For example, he says God did not just create the world to spin on its own, but continues to bring it forth in a manner shaped, in part, by what we ask God to do; and "Sin is never an obstacle to our being healed by the Lord. In fact, it is an admission ticket if we come for healing...."
The work is rounded out by a 14-page list of more questions with citations from Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John. This book promises myriad opportunities for an individual or faith-sharing group to begin living with the right questions.