Friday, January 14, 2011

Mudhouse Sabbath, by Lauren F. Winner


My enjoyment of this book was a foregone conclusion. I greatly appreciate the style and tone of Winner's writing (and talking), and, like Winner, I think there's a lot to be said for ritual as a reminder of truth. In her case, it is the ritual of her Jewish upbringing. In mine, it is the more liturgical Christianity of my childhood (though I think the Jewish faith has much to offer by way of rituals that help shape and reorient the human heart toward God). Winner never loses sight of the Gospel--these rituals do not save us. But they can remind us of true things about God and about ourselves. A short, easy read (thanks to Winner's conversational writing), but lots of good thoughts.

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