Mudhouse Sabbath by Lauren F. Winner

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Despite her conversion from Orthodox Judaism to Christianity, Lauren Winner finds that her life is still shaped by the spiritual essences of Judaism---rich traditions and religious practices that she can't leave behind. In MUDHOUSE SABBATH, Winner illuminates eleven spiritual practices that can transform the way we view the world, and God. Whether discussing her own prayer life, the spirituality of candle-lighting, or the differences between the Jewish Sabbath and a Sunday spent at the Mudhouse, her favorite coffee shop, Winner writes with appealing honesty and rare insight.

About Lauren F. Winner

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Lauren F. Winner is the author of three books, Girl Meets God, Mudhouse Sabbath, and Real Sex: The Naked Truth about Chastity. She has appeared on PBS's Religion & Ethics Newsweekly and has written for The New York Times Book Review, The Washington Post Book World, Publishers Weekly, Books and Culture, and Christianity Today. Winner has degrees from Duke, Columbia, and Cambridge universities, and holds a Ph.D. in history. The former book editor for Beliefnet, Lauren teaches at Duke Divinity School, and lives in Durham, North Carolina. Lauren travels extensively to lecture and teach, and during the academic year of 2007-2008, she is a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of Religion at Princeton University. (While there, she's revising her dissertation, which examines household religious practice in eighteenth-century Virginia, for publication.) When she's home, you can usually find her curled up, on her couch or screen porch, with a good novel.
Published November 1, 2003 by Paraclete Press (MA). 128 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Winner, who wrote about her conversion to Christianity in 2002's acclaimed memoir Girl Meets God, draws on the Orthodox Jewish rituals that shaped her young a

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Through her personal reflections on 11 spiritual practices, including keeping the Sabbath, prayer, fasting and candle-lighting, Winner illuminates the profound cultural and religious significance of each practice within the Jewish community and modifies those practices to enrich the lives of Chri...

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Readers who long for a deeper sense of tradition and more vibrant, active faith practices will find Winner's book a good place for reflection.

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Spirituality & Practice

(Indeed, Judaism suggests that the repeating of the practice is the best way to ensure that a doubter's faith will return.)" Although Christians have their own practices, including fasting, vigil-keeping, confession, and meditation, Jews have a longer tradition of devotional activity and plenty o...

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