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Running - The Sacred Art: Preparing to Practice

3.45  ·  Rating details ·  20 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Lace up your running shoes and discover how your daily run can enrich your spiritual life.

We run for exercise, relaxation and sometimes to indulge our competitive spirit. Now Warren A. Kay takes you on an exploration of an often-overlooked facet of the sport: running as an intentional spiritual practice.

Kay's approach is more than just "blissing out" on a run. He combines
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Paperback, 138 pages
Published November 1st 2007 by Skylight Paths Publishing (first published October 30th 2007)
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Tejasrao Rao
May 15, 2012 rated it liked it
Good book on spiritual running but basic though. even if you've run only a few Half-Marathons then you've already done most things this books advises.
Katja
May 30, 2017 rated it liked it
I found this in a clearance pile right after I did my first 5K and was curious enough to pick it up. Kay provides his own philosophy on running that I enjoyed reading about, briefly exploring some of the historical significance of running, differentiating between the five stages of running (he credits these to another author, Jeff Galloway, and they are: The Beginner, The Jogger, The Competitor, The Athlete, and The Runner), and looking at different types of spirituality and prayer/meditation th ...more
Tim Gray
Feb 15, 2015 rated it liked it
I did like this book, but will need to re read, and may modify my score then. There were some really interesting sections, but it felt a little repetitive in places. maybe once I try putting some of it into practice, that will help as well. Until then it only scores a 3.
Becky Ginther
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was ok
I thought this book was fine, but probably not intended for someone like me. Though it is aimed at "spiritual" people rather than religious, I guess I'm still a little too outside of the box to relate to everything here. But I imagine it could be very inspiring for some people.
Andreas Michaelides
Jul 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I read this book after I ran a couple of half-marathons and it did help me ease my way into the running mentality. Nice thoughts about spirituality and running.
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