City of God: Faith in the streets (Paperback)Sara Miles (author)
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It tells the story of one day in Sara's ministry: Ash Wednesday, when she carries ashes out of church to public places including bus stops, bakeries, beauty shops, fast-food joints and street corners; marking the foreheads of strangers with the sign of the cross, and offering blessing to waitresses and drunks, mothers and babies, believers and doubters alike. Sara pioneered this practice which is now taken up by many different churches to mark the beginning of Lent.
Sara explores the profound spiritual meanings set loose by touching the forehead of a stranger and paints a vivid, moving and unforgettable picture of the hunger and search for God and for meaning that is taking place all around us.
Publisher: Canterbury Press Norwich
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 268 g
Dimensions: 216 x 135 x 12 mm
"Sara Miles writes about her life of faith in a completely down-to-earth way...Well-written and fascinating personal narrative." -- William Countryman * Church Times *
'This book is beautifully written, in an easy style, theologically grounded: a resource for challenging self reflection. I highly recommend it.' -- Clark Berge * Franciscan Vol. 28 No.1 *
'This is real and living faith in action, an inspiration to us to be more willing to take God at his word and be more Christ-like for the sake of others.' -- Marion Gray * The Reader *
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