[Ebook] City of God By Sara Miles – Larringtonlifecoaching.co.uk

City of God Paradise Is A Gardenbut Heaven Is A CityFrom The Acclaimed Author Of Take This Bread AndJesus Freak Comes A Powerful New Account Of Venturing Beyond The Borders Of Religion Into The Unpredictable Territory Of FaithOn Ash Wednesday, 2012, Sara Miles And Her Friends Left Their Church Buildings And Carried Ashes To The Buzzing City Streets The Crowded Dollar Stores, Beauty Shops, Hospital Waiting Rooms, Street Corners And Fast Food Joints Of Her Neighborhood They Marked The Foreheads Of Neighbors And Strangers, Sharing Blessings With Waitresses And Drunks, Believers And Doubters AlikeCity Of God Narrates The Events Of The Day In Vivid Detail, Exploring The Profound Implications Of Touching Strangers With A Reminder Of Common Mortality As The Story Unfolds, Sara Miles Also Reflects On Life In Her City Over The Last Two Decades, Where The People Of God Suffer And Rejoice, Building Community Amid The Grit And Beauty Of This Urban Landscape City Of God Is A Beautifully Written Personal Narrative, Rich In Complex, Real Life Characters, And Full Of The Wild, Funny, Joyful, Raucous, Reverent Moments Of Struggle And Faith That Have Made Miles One Of The Most Enthralling Christian Writers Of Our Time.

10 thoughts on “City of God

  1. says:

    The kind of Pastor I want to be Only Pagan Same same Whatever your path, this woman speaks of a faith I can relate to.

  2. says:

    I love Sara s books This is no exception It s well written and uniquely Sara If you have a vision about how the church ought to beinclusive then this book is for you

  3. says:

    I appreciate what I think Sara Miles was going for in this book, but I did find it hard to follow at times Like some other reviews I ve read on this site, I found that the author jumped around from past to present quite frequently, without clear transitions many times There were points where I wondered why she even told the story from the past that she chose I found myself cravingof what I thought the book would be about from the description her experiences on one Ash Wednesday, meeti I appreciate what I think Sara Miles was going for in this book, but I did find it hard to follow at times Like some other reviews I ve read on this site, I found that the author jumped around from past to present quite frequently, without clear transitions many times There were points where I wondered why she even told the story from the past that she chose I found myself cravingof what I thought the book would be about from the description her experiences on one Ash Wednesday, meeting different people, etc But most of the book wasn t even focused on the present day, and whe...

  4. says:

    I liked Jesus Freak in places, but this book really hit home Anyone who has gotten to minister Ashes To Go out on the street will relate to this book I found it refreshing, it s raw, there s cursing, there s love anger and frustration It s one day behind the scenes in a Episcopal church as a lay employee on Ash Wednesday, and as a lay employee in the Episcopal Church myself I have to say location and regional differences aside I work in a small parish in a small town, not a major city, there I liked Jesus Freak in places, but this book really...

  5. says:

    Sara Miles powerful, moving account of one Ash Wednesday in the Mission District of San Francisco is exactly what Pope Francis is talking about when he says he prefers a Church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets.

  6. says:

    Really enjoyed this I love the way that Sara Miles lives out her faith in such physical ways Perfect for people who want something to read during Lent.

  7. says:

    Sara Miles is an Anglican in San Francisco who felt challenged to take her faith out on to the streets While a lot of people I know feel that they meet God in the natural world, she clearly recognises God at work in all the dirt and bustle and mess of the city With other members of her church and others in the district, she takes ashes on Ash Wednesday ...

  8. says:

    This is a beautiful love letter to the Mission District of San Francisco and its amazingly diverse people and their many expressions of religious faith and to the reminders of the loving and forgiving grace of God and the inevitability of death symbolized by the ashes of Ash Wednesday It s a memoir of one particular Ash Wednesday and of others before it as well as before it and a bonus discourse on the Virgin of Guadalupe And it all fits together in a wonderful book Only to be expected from This is a beautiful love letter to the Mission District of San Francisco and its amaz...

  9. says:

    I read this book every year during Lent To remind myself what this whole thing is really about I knelt I bent over and pressed my forehead to the sidewalk, the whole rush of this neighborhood, it s crazy beauty and apparent hopelessness, flooding my heart I d walked through the plaza the day two teenagers were shot a block away I just seen someone OD in the subway entrance I d come here busy and distracted on the way to the library with my lover and five year old daughter I d eaten tacos I read this book every year during Lent To remind myself what this whole thing is really about I knelt I bent over and pressed my forehead to the sidewalk, the whole rush of this neighborhood, it s crazy beauty and apparent hopelessness, flooding my heart I d walked through the plaza the day two teenagers were shot a block away I just seen someone OD in the subway entrance I d come here busy and distracted on the way to the library with my lover and five year old d...

  10. says:

    I started this a couple years ago during lent and couldn t manage to finish it then I m glad I did it has some great stories about being present and authentic in the moment, something I really struggle with, and how we see God there.

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