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Running to Resurrection By Clark Berge, ssf

Running to Resurrection

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At the age of 45, unfit and overweight, Clark Berge, a professed Franciscan friar, took up running. His running adventures opened up insights into the nature of religious life, solitude, community, simplicity and living in harmony with creation. This unique memoir of running and religion explores spirituality with a disarming honesty and depth.

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Running to Resurrection: A soul-making chronicle by Clark Berge, ssf

At the age of forty-five, unfit and overweight, Clark Berge, a professed Franciscan friar, took up running. In his younger life he had struggled with alcoholism and with his sexual identity. Running became cathartic not just for his body, but for making peace with the lingering shame of a troubled past, facing unresolved questions and coming to a fuller acceptance of who he was. As the elected leader of a worldwide religious community, the opportunity to run in widely differing urban and wild places -the English countryside, wide South African and Australian landscapes, busy cities and remote Pacific islands - opened up larger spiritual insights into the nature of religious life, social activism, contemplation, life on the margins, solitude and community, fear and fortitude, simplicity and living in harmony with creation, and coming in last in his first marathon. This unique memoir of running and religion explores Christian spirituality with a disarming honesty and depth.

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'Running for Resurrection is food for the soul and invites all of us to participate in the resurrection here and now.' -- Fr Michael Lapsley

About Clark Berge, ssf


Clark Berge ssf is a professed member of the Society of St Francis, an Anglican religious order with communities and lay associates in the UK and around the globe, and served as its Minister General. He is in demand as a retreat leader and frequently speaks and writes on Franciscan spirituality.

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GOR010752986
Running to Resurrection: A soul-making chronicle by Clark Berge, ssf
Clark Berge, ssf
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Canterbury Press Norwich
2019-10-30
192
1786222167
9781786222169
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