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Everyday God By Paula Gooder

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Ordinary Time is the longest stretch of the Christian year, but it receives the least attention. Yet `the ordinary' is the very essence of life. This wise guide shows how to live ordinary life in an extraordinary way, with biblical examples of how God breaks into everyday life.

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Everyday God: The Spirit of the Ordinary by Paula Gooder

The bestselling writer Paula Gooder continues her exploration of the Christian year, with its different seasons and moods, and the varying messages they convey. Here, she explores the longest period of the liturgical year, ordinary time - 33 weeks where no great dramas occur. We live in a culture that revels in the special, the extraordinary, the new, the unusual. This can relegate ordinary life to a bland `in between-ness' as we look for the next excitement or novelty. This is a tendency that affects the church as much as wider culture as it seeks new ways of doing the familiar old things and reinventing itself. Yet, 'the ordinary' is the very essence of life. The point of special occasions is not to lift us out of humdrum existence but to embed us more powerfully in ordinary, day to day life. We need to learn how to live ordinary life in an extraordinary way. This book explores how to do this through reflections on 33 biblical texts reflecting on how God breaks into everyday life, transforming it into the most extraordinary existence possible.

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Everyday God Reviews


"Dull and ordinary this is not!...Gooder's thought-provoking comments enable us to reconsider some of our more commonplace interpretations. Whilst focussing on the everyday, this book offers us inspirational glimpses of God's glory." -- Kate Horrix * Magnet *

About Paula Gooder


Paula Gooder is an honorary lecturer at the University of Birmingham, Canon Theologian at Birmingham Cathedral, a Reader in the Church of England and a member of General Synod.

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GOR005275178
Everyday God: The Spirit of the Ordinary by Paula Gooder
Paula Gooder
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Canterbury Press Norwich
2012-03-29
144
1848251165
9781848251168
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