The Shape of Living: Spiritual Directions for Everyday Life

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Hymns Ancient & Modern Limited, Oct 1, 2012 - Christian life - 224 pages
In an overwhelming world, how can our lives be shaped to their greatest potential?David F. Ford describes the overwhelmings we face in the whirl of life today the endless images and information that inundate us and pervade our lives. Examining the people and forces that influence us, the rhythm of work and leisure, and the intense experiences, both good and bad, that make up reality, Ford serves up practical wisdom for coping creatively with challenge and change.Above all, Ford helps us to discover a dynamic pattern that can respond to the overwhelmings and shape our desires, relationships, responsibilities and celebrations. Here is a vision of genuine Christian life that can face both the living God and the best and worst of today s world.

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David Ford takes the ancient Christian notion of "Vocation" - the life that one should lead in order to be most fulfilled and closest to God - and considers what relevance it has at the end of the ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

David F. Ford is Regius Professor of Divinity at Cambridge University and Director of the Cambridge Interfaith Programme.

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