The author begins and ends with the challenging question that many ask today: How do our lives make sense in light of the life of Jesus?
Drawing on Jesus's gospel parables and sayings and Paul's letters, each chapter invites readers to explore the virtues of wisdom, love, justice, courage, temperance and transcendence. Jesus's 1st century life deserves our continuing study as we develop a truly mindful spirituality for 21st century well being.
Professor McGovern's distinguished teaching and scholarly life work is clearly evident as he artistically weaves together so many threads to enable the reader to create their own spiritual tapestries. This book will inspire readers with lifelong traditional commitments as well as those who may currently identify as "spiritual but not religious." Thought provoking ideas. Pragmatic applications. A good story. Transformative.