Flunking sainthood : A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray, and Still Loving My Neighbor. / Jana Reiss.
- ISBN: 9781612610344 (electronic bk)
- ISBN: 9781612610337 (electronic bk)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2011.
This wry memoir tackles twelve different spiritual practices in a quest to become more saintly, including fasting, fixed-hour prayer, the Jesus Prayer, gratitude, Sabbath-keeping, and generosity. Although Reiss begins with great plans for success ("Really, how hard could that be?" she asks blithely at the start of her saint-making year), she finds to her growing humiliation that she is failing - not just at some of the practices, but at every single one. What emerges is a funny yet vulnerable story of the quest for spiritual perfection and the reality of spiritual failure, which turns out to be a valuable practice in and of itself.
Electronic reproduction. Orleans : Paraclete Press, 2011. Requires OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1757 KB) or Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 1003 KB) or Kobo app or compatible Kobo device (file size: N/A KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB).
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