Item description for Being Priest to One Another by Michael Dwinell...
If you consider yourself called to serve people, then you are a "priest", according to Michael Dwinell. In a series of provocative meditations, Dwinell interprets 24 startling images of "being priest".
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Powerful and provocative May 17, 1999
"Powerful and provocative in the ways we need to be provoked."
M. Scott Peck, M.D.
bold, thought-provoking, and stimulating May 17, 1999
This is a book that engages us at the deepest level of our humanity as it probes the vocation to which each of us is summoned by God. And so, it is a book which intentionally transcends ministerial priesthood as we know it. This book enunciates the role all men and women must assume in society and the world: to become transmitters of divine energy, to be transformers, to ignite fires of passion and steadfastness--in short, to harness and unleash the power within us for the world's good. Approach GOD BIRTHING with caution, for between its covers is holy space. It should, to use Dwinell's words, be guarded by lions or dragons, because the life within is itself "vibrating with holiness." Greet the dragon, if you will, and prepare to be transformed.
Emily Archer, author and poet
Authentic human living is priestly May 17, 1999
This book intrigues and excites, provokes and stimulates, nurtures and questions. Priesthood emerges as a state of human existence in which all authentic human living is priestly. Although all the meditations command close reading, meditation and prayer, a few of them were outstanding in their presentation. Foremost is the section on "Priest as Sexuality." Here Dwinell's pastoral psychotherapeutic work and his devotion to the Christian intellectual and spiritual tradition blend to fashion priest as archetypal, incarnate, pulsating, and afire for the love of God. He merges into one the erotic tradition of Christian mysticism and the realities of modern sexual living. The meditations on "Priest as Sinner" and "Priest as Enemy" bring the same conbination of the psycholgical and the spiritual to new depths of perception, giving light to the darker side of priestly and human existence so that new life, new growth may occur. This book provivdes rich ground for meditation, prayer and reflection, so it is a book not to be missed.