The latest book from our Dean, A Practical Christianity: Meditations for the Season of Lent, is a devotional book that challenges readers to take up “practical Christianity” - proposing Christian faith as something we do, not something we merely believe in. The starting point for Christianity lies within its practice, says the author, and not in the blind acceptance of a chunk of undigested doctrine. The book was developed from a series of Lenten lectures given by the Dean at Grace Cathedral in 2011.
The book samples fiction, poetry, art and music, combined with the wisdom of scripture and theology, to help pilgrims make sense of faith in the context of everyday life. Dr. Shaw reconsiders the central doctrines of Christian faith through the lens of how we practice them.
Softcover, 101 pages
From the forewordDrawing on her own formation and practice, Jane Shaw proves to be a wonderful Lenten companion, a combination of sage, mentor, cheerleader, and spiritual mother.
Br. Curtis Almquist, SSJE
Society of St. John the Evangelist
“This is a book at once both inspirational and challenging. It is truly a gift of the spirit.”
Bonnie Anderson, President of the Episcopal House of Deputies
“Come journey through a holy and practical Lent with a superb companion and evocative guide. In these pages, Jane Shaw offers readers transforming glimpses of new life.”
Fredrica Harris Thompsett, author and scholar