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The Resource Grateful : the transformative power of giving thanks, Diana Butler Bass

Grateful : the transformative power of giving thanks, Diana Butler Bass

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Grateful : the transformative power of giving thanks
Title
Grateful
Title remainder
the transformative power of giving thanks
Statement of responsibility
Diana Butler Bass
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
About the Book The author of the multiple award-winning Grounded and leading trend spotter in contemporary Christianity explores why gratitude is missing as a modern spiritual practice, offers practical suggestions for reclaiming it, and illuminates how the shared practice of gratitude can lead to greater connection with God, our world, and our own souls. More and more people are finding God beyond the walls of traditional religious institutions, but these seekers often miss the church community itself, including its shared spiritual practices such as gratitude. While four out of five Americans have told pollsters they feel gratitude in their daily lives, cultural commentator and religion expert Diana Butler Bass finds that claim to be at odds with the discontent that permeates modern society. There is a gap, she argues, between our desire to be grateful and our ability to behave gratefully{u2014}a divide that influences our understanding of morality, worship, and institutional religion itself. In Grateful, Bass challenges readers to think about the impact gratitude has in our spiritual lives, and encourages them to make gratitude a "difficult and much-needed spiritual practice for our personal lives and to make a better world." Grateful is partially an individual, emotional response to our circumstances, but research has shown that what we often miss is how much more it is a communal, actionable response. Bass examines this more unexpected experience of gratitude, and reveals how people and communities can practice it and thrive, whether or not they are part of a traditional religious community.--harpercollins.com
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DLC
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Label
Grateful : the transformative power of giving thanks, Diana Butler Bass
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Confession: no thanks -- Me: emotions-gifts and thanks -- Feeling grateful -- Heart matters -- Me: ethics-awareness & practice -- Habits of gratitude -- Intentional practice -- We: emotion-joy & celebration -- Grateful together -- Public gratitude -- We: ethics-community & politics -- The grateful society -- Circles of thanks -- Call: a grateful way
Control code
sky2ocm92038762
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
FIRST EDITION.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780062659477
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017047233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Grateful : the transformative power of giving thanks, Diana Butler Bass
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Confession: no thanks -- Me: emotions-gifts and thanks -- Feeling grateful -- Heart matters -- Me: ethics-awareness & practice -- Habits of gratitude -- Intentional practice -- We: emotion-joy & celebration -- Grateful together -- Public gratitude -- We: ethics-community & politics -- The grateful society -- Circles of thanks -- Call: a grateful way
Control code
sky2ocm92038762
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
FIRST EDITION.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780062659477
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017047233
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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