The Holy Intimacy of Strangers by Sarah York

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In The Holy Intimacy of Strangers Sarah York explores our common yearning for deeper and more meaningful connection with one another. The book presents the paradox we often observe: how our seemingly casual interactions with strangers can unlock the door to our hearts and help us discover how we need (and yet often resist) true intimacy in our relationships. This provocative book gives us a new way to look at the qualities of our exchanges with strangers. Once we begin this journey we can trace the outlines of our lives together in community-our expressions of caring and hospitality, the costs of prejudice and judgment, our fears and defensiveness, the tension between being inclusive or exclusive, our expectations and assumptions about one another.
 

About Sarah York

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Sarah York is an ordained minister (M.Div., Harvard Divinity School) and author of Pilgrim Heart: The Inner Journey Home and Remembering Well: Rituals for Celebrating Life and Mourning Death both from Jossey-Bass Publishers.
 
Published August 31, 2002 by Jossey-Bass. 202 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Religion & Spirituality, Self Help, Education & Reference, Parenting & Relationships, History. Non-fiction

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Retelling the story of the crowd that wanted to stone a woman caught in adultery, York recalls that Bible scholar Robert Funk once suggested that we start a "First Stone Club."

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