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The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture

The Wisdom of Stability: Rooting Faith in a Mobile Culture


By (author) Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove

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  • Publisher: Paraclete Press
  • Format: Paperback | 164 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 201mm x 18mm | 181g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Orleans, MA
  • ISBN 10: 1557256233
  • ISBN 13: 9781557256232
  • Sales rank: 213,090

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""In whatever place you live, do not easily leave it." -Abba Anthony" " "In an age where we might email a friend in Africa, skype a co-worker in Brazil, and teleconference with people in different time zones-all in one day-the sheer speed of life can be dizzying. Like children stumbling off a merry-go-round, says Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove, we are grasping for something to anchor our lives in a sea of constant change. In "The Wisdom of Stability," Wilson-Hartgrove illuminates the biblical and monastic understanding of why staying in one place is both a virtue, and good for you. "For the Christian tradition," he writes, "the heart's true home is a life rooted in the love of God." When we cultivate an inner stability of heart - by rooting ourselves in the places where we live, engaging the people we are with, and by the simple rhythms of tending to body and soul - true growth can happen. "The Wisdom of Stability" is a must-read for pastors, leaders, and anyone seeking an authentic path of Christian transformation.

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A work of startling authenticity, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove's new book speaks to each of us who seek an authentic path of Christian transformation. He shows you how you can: cultivate stability by rooting yourself more deliberately in the place where you live. Truly engage with the people you are with Slow down and participate in simpler rhythms of life. Live in ways that speak to the deeper yearnings of the human heart.