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Mighty Stories, Dangerous Rituals: Weaving Together the Human and the Divine

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Bringing together two of our greatest sources of meaning and transformation
This book marries two partners that are made for each other. The result, as in all good unions, is mutual enrichment and deeper life.
--Jack Shea, author of Stories of God
Now available in paperback, this moving and enlightening book presents us with a compelling vision of what can happen when we ta
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Paperback, 228 pages
Published February 27th 2001 by Jossey-Bass (first published September 30th 1997)
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Dec 27, 2015 L added it
Shelves: pastoral-care
A text from one of my Brite Spring 2016 classes, "Ministry of Pastoral Care". From the publisher: This moving and enlightening book presents us with a compelling vision of what can happen when we take the opportunity to connect stories and rituals--a vision of individuals and communities transformed through a deeper sense of connection to our loved ones, our communities, and God. Herbert Anderson and Edward Foley reveal how when stories and rituals work together, they have the potential to be bo ...more
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Oct 14, 2012 Anne rated it it was amazing
Another one of my seminary favorites from the last year, about the power of narrative in the life of faith.
Stephen
Jul 24, 2011 Stephen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
READ JAN 2011

This was a very good treatment of how to integrate story and ministry. The back story leading to an event is often where real ministry occurs. Best quote, "Without weaving the human and the divine narratives into a single web, it is unlikely that any Christian community of faith can survive" (Kindle 2315) and "We create stories and live according to their narrative assumptions" (Kindle 207).
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Dec 18, 2008 Larry rated it it was ok
i had to read this for a class and i learned some stuff, but overall it was very very boring
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