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The Resource Flunking Sainthood

Flunking Sainthood

Label
Flunking Sainthood
Title
Flunking Sainthood
Statement of responsibility
Jana Riess
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This wry memoir tackles twelve different spiritual practices in a quest to become more saintly, including fasting, fixed-hour prayer, the Jesus Prayer, gratitude, Sabbath-keeping, and generosity. Although Reiss begins with great plans for success ("Really, how hard could that be?" she asks blithely at the start of her saint-making year), she finds to her growing humiliation that she is failing - not just at some of the practices, but at every single one. What emerges is a funny yet vulnerable story of the quest for spiritual perfection and the reality of spiritual failure, which turns out to be a valuable practice in and of itself
Summary
The author chronicles a year of her life in which she tried to act saintly by engaging in twelve practices, including fasting, Sabbath-keeping, and generosity, and how she failed miserably in doing so
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10033562
Cataloging source
DLC
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Reiss, Jana
Dewey number
248.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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a year of breaking the Sabbath, forgetting to pray, and still loving my neighbor
Label
Flunking Sainthood
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0f7dc00a-782f-4645-a458-eccd46ac2a2d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781612610337
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Flunking Sainthood
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:0f7dc00a-782f-4645-a458-eccd46ac2a2d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781612610337
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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