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The Sacred Art Of Fasting (Preparing to Practice)Ust for particular periods of religious observance but instead can be a valuable part of everyday life He ends the book with creative suggestions for fasts for your eyes ears from judging others anger resentment and bitterness and A helpful resource I think

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may make too of the physical benefits of fasting but I appreciate his insight into the spiritual benefits So the Catholic Church has s fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and my church bulletin this year said that we re supposed to fast EVERY Friday and and Good Friday and my church bulletin this year said that we re supposed to fast EVERY Friday and whole three days from Good Friday to Easter VigilMy Vegetarian Times just had an article on cleansing the body of toxins including fasting which I d never heard of This book joins the two together and combines the physical and spiritual reasons for fasting Apparently all forms of religion have some roots in the tradition of fasting This book spends several chapters explaining the whys and hows of fasting in Christianity Buddhism Judaism Hinduism and Mormons The author then talks about each tradition s commonality of allowing a person to clean house by temporarily fasting from food bringing forth a new focus on spirituality All of the traditions encourage social justice by teaching that fasters can liv. Tonement It is a wellspring for the spiritually dry a compass fasters can liv. Tonement It is a wellspring for the spiritually dry a compass the spiritually lost and inner nourishment for the spiritually hungry from chapter 9Though fasting is practiced in some form by nearly every faith tradition throughout the world it is often seen as scary or something only for monastic life But fasting doesn't have to be intimidating And it doesn't have to mean going weeks without foodThe Sacre. .
I ve read many books on fasting lately and I would say this is the best one because there is a chapter lately and I would say this is the best one because there is a chapter on how to All the other books I ve read were just why to There is a chapter each on Islam Hinduism buddhism and Church of Latter Day which I didn t expect to find in a book by a Catholic priest There is also no mention of the bread and water fast which many of the other fasting books I read advocated for Fr Ryan is very liberal He got a lot of little details wrong about the lot of little details wrong about the Catholic religions he talked about it was an interesting book minus his attempted indoctrination into his liberal worldview How and why fasting is practiced in each of the world s major religions It was informative however the book did not meet the goal the author states in the beginning He wanted to bring together the spiritualreligious and medical reasons for fasting and I really felt like all he did was explain each religions fasting purposes The final chapter briefly discusses the benefits of fasting and whyhow one might fast for health reasons remaining chapters are strictly religion based It was very interesting and I enjoyed it but it just isn t what it promises to be Ryan wants people to know that fasting is not Open your mind and heart and discover how the sacred art of fasting can strengthen your spiritual appetiteFasting as a religious act increases our sensitivity to that mystery always and everywhere present to s It is an invitation to awareness a call to compassion for the needy a cry of distress and a song of joy It is a discipline of self restraint a ritual of purification and a sanctuary for offerings of ,

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E in solidarity with people who are poor as they fast each tradition also encourages fasters to donate the food or money for the meals they missed to the poor each tradition also encourages fasters to donate the food or money for the meals they missed to the poor summary the book says that fasting is something done in moderation No tradition demands days and days of starvation most reuire 12 to 25 hours a few times a year some allow juice and even Muslims who fast the entire month of Ramadan eat every night at sundown Just as an athlete isn t being deprived or oppressed by hisher coach during peak training season a person who prayerfully turns to fast as a means of becoming spiritually stronger will find this to be an effective toolI think I will see fast days in a new light after reading this book and I d recommend it to anyone who has ever considered a fast or struggled with the reuirement of one 45 stars Loved this book Really opened my eyes to why people of several major religions fast as Well As What They Consider Fasting It S A Great as what they consider fasting It s a great to fasting as a general religious practice and how non religious or non denominational people can put some sort of fasting into their lifestyles Offers terrific assistance for the Spirituality of Lent re fasting for religious reasons I recommend all of Fr Tom Ryan s book. D Art of Fasting invites you to explore the practical approaches spiritual motivations and physical D Art of Fasting invites you to explore the practical approaches spiritual motivations and physical of this ancient practice by looking at the ways it is observed in several faith traditions Inspiring personal reflections helpful advice and encouragement from people who practice fasting answer your estions allay your fears and reveal how you too can safely incorporate fasting into your spiritual li.