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Overview Drawing on the biblical story of Ruth and Naomi, Bankson explores what we can learn from their unique friendship that survived marriages and moves, death and displacement. Bankson proposes that we need different kinds of friendships in different seasons of our lives. Stories from the author's own life illustrate the contemporary aspects of Ruth and Naomi's journey. The concluding chapter presents a unique perspective on the Book of Ruth as a parable of our friendship with God. The first title in the new Women to Walk With series, Seasons of Friendship includes personal journaling themes for reflection and a study guide with discussion questions and group exercises for an eight-week study.
Acknowledgments Invitation 1.The Circle Of Seasons 2.Winter Friendship: Finding My Self 3.Spring Friendship: Being New Together 4.Summer Friendship: Searching For Call And Identity 5.Autumn Friendship: Community Context 6.Winter Again: Sharing My Self 7.Spring Returns: Birthing New Life 8.Seasons Of Friendship With God Notes Bibliography About The Author
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Studio: Augsburg Books
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.5" Weight: 0.6 lbs.
Release Date Jan 31, 2005
Publisher Augsburg Books
ISBN 0806651369 ISBN13 9780806651361
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More About Marjory Bankson
Marjory Zoet Bankson, an artist and spiritual guide, is author of The Soulwork of Clay: A Hands-On Approach to Spirituality and Creative Aging: Rethinking Retirement and Non-Retirement in a Changing World (both SkyLight Paths) and many other books. Former president of Faith At Work (now called Lumunos) and editor of Faith@Work magazine for over twenty years, she now travels nationally to offer retreats and workshops. She currently teaches on spiritual companionship at Washington National Cathedral, the Servant Leadership School, and Virginia Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C.
Marjory Zoet Bankson currently resides in Washington Washington.
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Engaging, thoughtful, and motivating reading for Christians of all denominational backgrounds and affiliations Aug 14, 2005
Seasons of Friendship: Naomi And Ruth As A Model For Relationship by Marjory Zoet Bankson (the first woman and layperson to serve as president of "Faith @ Work", a nationwide Christian ministry dedicated to providing tools for international community within churches) offers the biblical story of Ruth and Naomi's unique friendship as a model for valuing the different kinds of support that contemporary women, today still need and are able to provide in the different seasons of their lives. In this newly revised edition, Marjory demonstrates the contemporary aspects of Ruth and Naomi's friendship as she ably chronicles her own long-time, ever-changing friendship with one particular friend. Inspired and inspiring, Seasons Of Friendship will prove to be engaging, thoughtful, and motivating reading for Christians of all denominational backgrounds and affiliations.