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Human Rites: The Power of Rituals, Habits, and Sacraments

Narrated by: Trevor Thompson
Length: 4 hrs and 22 mins
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What are we doing when we gather around the sacraments - or when we make the same breakfast every morning? Embodying rituals, says Dru Johnson. And until we understand what we’re doing and why, we won’t know how these rituals work, what they mean, or how we might adapt them.

In Human Rites Johnson considers the concept of ritual as seen in Scripture and its role in shaping our thinking. He colorfully illustrates both the mundane and the sacred rituals that penetrate all of life, offering not only a helpful introduction to rituals but also a framework for understanding them. As he unpacks how rituals pervade every area of our lives, Johnson suggests biblical ways to focus our use of rituals, habits, and sacraments so that we can see the world more truly through them.

©2019 Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Co. (P)2019 Dru Johnson

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The unexamined life is not worth living

This book helps us step back and examine the patterns and forces, both internal and X ternal, that shape our lives on a daily, weekly, yearly, and even lifelong basis. I appreciate how Dru includes suggestions for living a life full of meaningful rites, and also has a helpful appendix that allows you to work through and change or analyze your own personal rites.

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