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Drama of Living

Becoming Wise in the Spirit

David F. Ford


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How can we live wisely in the twenty-first century, alert to God and to other people amid the ups and downs of modern life? We find ourselves in the middle of complex situations, relationships, responsibilities, ongoing dramas, and challenges. Our response to these circumstances requires us to draw on many sources and to constantly exercise imagination, discernment, and judgment.

In this sequel to his well-received book The Shape of Living, renowned theologian David Ford offers insights into living wisely in the Spirit in a culture of distraction. Ford provides a reflective contemporary Christian spirituality that is drawn from the Gospel of John, the work of internationally respected poet Micheal O'Siadhail, and his own life experiences. He explores themes such as the ordinary and public dramas of living, the centrality of face-to-face relationships, the habits that shape our lives, friendship and love, aging and dying, and jazz. Discussion questions for individual or group use are included.

Brazos Press, 9781587433245, 216pp.

Publication Date: October 21, 2014

About the Author

David F. Ford (PhD, University of Cambridge) is Regius Professor of Divinity and director of the Cambridge Inter-Faith Program at the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England. He is also a Fellow of Selwyn College and the author or editor of more than fifteen books, including The Shape of Living.