How and why fasting is racticed in each of the world s major religions Fr Ryan is very liberal "He got a lot of little details wrong about the non Catholic religions he talked "got a lot of little details wrong about the non Catholic religions he talked it was an interesting book minus his attempted indoctrination into his liberal worldview I ve read many books on fasting lately and I would say this is the best one because there is a chapter dedicated on "how to All the other books I ve read were just why "to All the other books I ve read were just why There is a chapter each on Islam Hinduism buddhism and Church of Latter Day which I didn
T Expect To Find In expect to find in book by a Catholic riest There is also no mention of the bread and water fast which many of the other fasting books I read advocated for Offers terrific assistance for the Spirituality of Lent re fasting for religious reasons I recommend all of Fr Tom Ryan s books Loved this book Really opened my eyes to why eople of several major religions fast as well as what they consider fasting It s a great introduction to fasting as a general religious Networking for Career Success: 24 Lessons for Getting to Know the Right People practice and how non religious or non denominationaleople can ut some sort of fasting into their lifestyles 45 stars So the Catholic Church has us fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and my church bulletin this year said that we. 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 resent to us 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 urification and a sanctuary for offerings of Re supposed fast EVERY Friday and the 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 Frںuhzeit Des Ostslaventums 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 aerson 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 live in solidarity with Forbidden Knowledge people who areoor as they fast each tradition "Also Encourages Fasters To Donate The Food "encourages fasters to donate the food money for the meals they missed to the Whose Life Is It Anyway?: Living through your 20s on your own terms poor In 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. Tonement It is a wellspring for the spiritually dry a compass for the spiritually lost and inner nourishment for the spiritually hungry from chapter 9Though fasting isracticed 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.
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"see fast days in a new lightfast days in a new light after reading this book and I d recommend it anyone who has ever considered a fast or struggled with the reuirement of one A helpful resource I think Ryan may make too much of the hysical benefits of fasting but I appreciate his insight into the spiritual benefits Ryan wants Option Writing Strategies for Extraordinary Returns people to know that fasting is not just forarticular eriods of religious observance but instead can be a valuable art of everyday life He ends the book with creative suggestions for fasts for your eyes ears from judging others anger resentment and bitterness and 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 urposes The final chapter briefly discusses the health benefits of fasting and whyhow one might fast for health reasons The remaining chapters are strictly religion based It was very interesting and I enjoyed it but it "just isn t what it romises to D Art of Fasting invites you to explore the ractical approaches spiritual "isn t what it romises to D Art of Fasting invites you to explore the Nintendo Wii Flash Game Creator's Guide: Design, Develop, and Share Your Games Online practical approaches spiritual andhysical benefits of this ancient Star Wars - Jabba the Hutt - The Art of the Deal practice by looking at the ways it is observed in several faith traditions Inspiringersonal reflections helpful advice and encouragement from The Real Estate Entrepreneur: Everything You Need to Know to Grow Your Own Brokerage people whoractice fasting answer your uestions allay your fears and reveal how you too can safely incorporate fasting into your spiritual li. ,After Reading This Book And I Dreading this book and I d it "