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Next to Godliness: Finding the Sacred in Housekeeping

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Explore the place where clean and holy meet and chart a new course toward discovering sanctity.

"I've always sought solace in cleaning.... As my husband and I packed up our apartment and cleaned the profound dust of the Twin Towers from our books and pillows, we used this shared ritual as an opportunity to reflect and heal. As my neighbor once said, 'Cleaning house is my c
Paperback, 193 pages
Published March 1st 2007 by Skylight Paths Publishing (first published January 31st 2007)
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Feb 22, 2012 Elizabeth rated it it was amazing

For this book, Alice Peck has gathered all sorts of writings on different aspects of housekeeping. As she does in her later book Bread, Body, Spirit: Finding the Sacred in Food, she groups these writings by topic. She could have easily just collected spiritual writings on laundry, on sweeping, on doing the dishes, and produced a decent enough book. But Peck goes further: her early chapters center on these everyday domestic tasks and then she gradually broadens the scope of her anthology until th

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Dec 08, 2013 Jesse Powell rated it it was amazing
As an ex-soldier and a diesel mechanic for a garbage company, one would think I would never read this book. And I admit, I would not. The incredible thing is the thinking after reading it. In looking upon the spaces and function, the meditation of "the good part" this book altered how I viewed my toolbox and the world around me.

Indeed, I subscribe to the "clean desk is a sign of an idle mind" mentality but I also reap the rewards and enjoy the preparation for the next project. A clean space now
Sep 12, 2012 Annette rated it liked it
Shelves: self-help
I read many self help books and listen to Deepok, Dr. Wayne Dyer and Louise Hay and so on and on...
so this book is a good read. Is it going to make me want to clean more?..'no'
The book can't give me the energy and health I need to take on the cleaning. I don't feel motivated to attack my basement or cobwebs after reading it, but it's a good read
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