Wrestling with Grace: A Spirituality for the Rough Edges of Daily Life

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Wrestling with Grace is a how-to manual about loving (and accepting) yourself, others, the world around you, and God -- especially on the Tuesday afternoons of life, when the going gets rough. Stemming from his own frustrating experiences one late weekday afternoon, culminating with a toe slammed into a step, Morris yelled in anger, ""Oh God!"" A moment later, he realized that his rash exclamation could be turned into a prayer. Taking a second breath and a moment of refocusing, Morris offered the situation to God. Offering liberating news to anyone who longs for everyday spiritual practice, this book encourages us to pay attention to our first reactive emotion but also to move beyond it. Morris nudges us toward new ways of looking at our own behavior and state of mind, showing us how to let God's grace in our daily life. Our frustrations and fears actually can be a doorway to grace. Some of the obstacles discussed are fear of God, anger, depression, sexual enticement, busyness, affluence, and evil. Morris invites us to let grace work in our lives by loving enemies, forgiving others, acting with justice, dealing with lust, and embracing peace. Writing with humor, Morris offers challenging but down-to-earth insights into the spiritual journey for those of us who always feel like beginners on the spiritual path.

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An ordained Episcopal priest, Robert Corin Morris has long been an active voice in Jewish-Christian and Buddhist-Christian dialogue. In 1980, Morris founded Interweave, an inter-faith learning center located in Summit, New Jersey, where he still serves as the organizations executive director. This non-profit ministry seeks to equip people of all faiths for a more holistic approach to daily living-one that combines practical skills with traditional spirituality. A graduate of both Yale University and The General Theological Seminary, Morris was also a contributor to the Spiritual Formation Bible.Robert C. Morris is the founding director of Interweave, an interfaith adult education center in Summit, New Jersey, which offers publications and spiritual training combining the wisdom of depth psychology, the wellness arts, and traditional spiritual practices. An Episcopal priest in the Diocese of Newark, he is a spiritual director, retreat leader, conference speaker, and writer who contributed to the Spiritual Formation Bible. Morris received his undergraduate degree from Yale University and his Bachelor of Sacred Theology from The General Theological Seminary. In addition, he has received training in mind-body medicine meditation methods and earned his certificate in spiritual direction from the Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation.

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...a cornucopia of insights into how to live into the presence of the Holy One.... -- Diana Lee Beach..a cornucopia of insights into how to live into the presence of the Holy One.... -- Diana Lee Beach...one of the most creative spirits of our age. He helps us stay in touch with 'a new creation.' -- Robert H. Clark, Drew University Grounded in the realities of daily life and filled with practical suggestions...down-to-earth resource for those on the spiritual path. --Gerald May, Senior Fellow, Shalem Institute...one of the most creative spirits of our age. He helps us stay in touch with 'a new creation.' -- Robert H. Clark, Drew University Grounded in the realities of daily life and filled with practical suggestions...down-to-earth resource for those on the spiritual path. --Gerald May, Senior Fellow, Shalem Institute

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