Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families by Diana R. Garland
Living the Faith in Daily Life

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When families are faced with crises and challenges— unemployment, the untimely death of a family member, natural disasters and chronic illnesses— those who seem to weather the crisis best are often those who have an active spiritual dimension to their lives together. And in times of joy and celebration families with strong spiritual lives rejoice in deeper and more wondrous ways. But what exactly is it that characterizes faith and spirituality in family life? Identifying resilience, strength, and faith in the stories of all kinds of families, Sacred Stories of Ordinary Families motivates readers to think about how faith shapes their own family lives. Drawn from Diana R. Garland's extensive interviews with 110 families, this book includes stories from ordinary families whose lives together both reveal and rely on extraordinary faith.

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Published March 19, 2003 by Jossey-Bass. 288 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Garland, chair for the School of Social Work Department at Baylor University, poses an interesting bevy of questions as she explores the relationship between faith and family. In the course of her res

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