A Different Kind of Fast: Feeding Our True Hungers in Lent

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Beyond merely abstaining from food, there are fasts that can lead to the fulfillment of other, non-physical needs. Fasting from Inattention, Anxiety, Rushing, or even Certainty can open space to Embrace Presence, Trust, Tenderness, or Mystery.

The book offers a fast for each of the six weeks, marked by a specific spiritual practice for each day. Reflections on scripture or sacred art, meditations, walks, teachings, and other rituals lead you to higher and greater spiritual capacity. You are encouraged to interact with each practice through journaling or art as you ponder the spiritual messages and guidance that will open to you. As the weeks and fasts progress, you will find more and more of what is unnecessary and distracting falling away, leaving you ever more awake and aware of your true self, of your core being, and of your connection with the Divine. This is a process of becoming, and it is profound. The author’s words carry a sense of stillness and centering. Everything offered here is given without coercion, as an invitation to find deep growth. Spend time with this book, savor it, and allow the practice time to distill in your soul. Earnest seekers will find treasures beautiful and rich.

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Author Christine Valters Paintner, Kreg Yingst
Star Count 5/5
Format Trade
Page Count 237 pages
Publisher 1517 Media
Publish Date 02-Jan-2024
ISBN 9781506492117 Buy this Book
Issue April 2024
Category Self-Help