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Seeing God in the Ordinary: A Theology of the Everyday

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Recipient of the 1999 Christian Book of the Year award in Australia, "Seeing God in the Ordinary" is an appeal to recover the place of the imagination in the Christian life, to rediscover the use of metaphor in a prose-flattened world, to see God in the ordinary. By a careful examination of film, literature, and other aspects of contemporary culture" as well as the Gospels ...more
Paperback, 203 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Hendrickson Publishers (first published 1998)
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Glen Grunau
Jul 24, 2009 rated it really liked it
I watched the movie Paterson last weekend. It was nearly perfect, easily the best movie I have seen this year. It featured a simple bus driver who possessed a marvelous contemplative awareness of the world and a gift for formulating his daily, ordinary experiences into poetry as he walked to and from work and drove his bus on the streets of Paterson, New Jersey.

The movie reminded me of this book that I had first read about six years ago. Paterson inspired me to pick up this book and re-read it t
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Nov 20, 2015 rated it liked it
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I appreciated this book, which was a somewhat light and accessible treatment of a good topic, which can be found in the title.

Frost generally reacts against what he perceives to be forced and overly formalistic Christianity, instead advocating a more effortless, natural approach to spirituality.

He calls for Christian teaching to be more focused on discovery, rather than dogma. He argues for the importance of reverence and awe. He makes the case for using stories to educate and explore truth. He
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Dec 25, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Another book that helped me to see God outside the box of church and religious thinking.
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Michael Frost is the Vice Principal and the Director of the Tinsley Institute at Morling College. He teaches various missiology and evangelism subjects and has written extensively on a missional paradigm for the church in a post-Christian era.

See also other Michael Frosts.