TWELVE SIMPLE WORDS by Jack McArdle
One way of reflecting on our faith is to have a careful look at the real meaning of some of the religious words which we use all the time. Very often, hidden in our use of those words, we can find an alarming degree of misunderstanding as well as overtones and undertones which are actually harmful to ourselves and to our relationships with others and with God. In this book, Jack McArdle tells the story of the real meaning of 12 selected religious words: sin, incarnation, brokenness, religion, spirituality, heaven, hope, church, baptism, today, wholeness and death. One way of reflecting on our faith is to have a careful look at the real meaning of some of the religious words which we use all of the time.
As always, his writing is simple, colourful and challenging and his talent for putting things in clear every-day language makes the book a worthy successor to It's Really Very Simple and Simple Steps to Spiritual Living. The twelve words which he selects are: Sin, Incarnation, Brokenness, Religion, Spirituality, Heaven, Hope, Church, Baptism, Today, Wholeness and Death.
Jack McArdle is a priest of the Sacred Hearts Community in Dublin. He is the author of numerous bestselling books of spirituality including Come 'ere till I tell you and A Word in Your Ear. A popular speaker and retreat-leader, he has also presented a series of Spirit Level on RTÉ Radio 1.
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