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Forgetting the Former Things

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InAugust1996TamaraPufferwasayoung,newlymarriedviolinist-turned-pastorservingalargesuburbanchurch.HergrowingworkwithpeoplelivingonAtlanta'sstreetswasbeginningtoreshapehertheologyandhercalling,butaseriouscaraccidentderailedhercarefullyplannedcareerpath.ForgettingtheFormerThingsisararetapestryoffirst-personfaithjourneywovenwithgrittytheologicalreflectionandpersistenthope.Pufferwriteshonestly,poignantly,andoftenhumorouslyabouthereffortstoacceptlimitationsandtoreimagineherlifeunderradicallyalteredcircumstances.ShefindssolaceinthestoriesofbiblicalwomenasshealsowrestleswithnegativeimagesofdisabilityinScripture.Sheembracesherself-describedroleasa""ministerofvulnerability""inthistroublingnationalmoment--asjobs,healthcare,andaffordablehousingareevaporatingforsomany,ascountlesspeoplefeelterrorizedbydiscriminationorthethreatofdeportation--boldlycastingherlotwithotherswhosemarginalizationcutsdeeper.Atatimewhentraumaticbraininjuryisinthenationalspotlight,andmanyfamilies,churches,andcommunitiesseekdeeperunderstanding,TamaraPufferprovidesinthesepagesaninsightful,inspiring,andmuch-neededgift.""Thereisatremendousbeautyinlisteningtoandengagingwiththeologiesthatemergefrompeople'sexperiencesintheworld;theologiesfrombelow.Aspeoplebringtherichanddeepquestionsthatcometousinthediversityofhumanexperience,soweareforcedtothinkandrethinkourunderstandingsofGod,church,andworld.Inlikemannertothewaysinwhichwelookatadiamond,eachnewquestionhelpsustoseeanewangleand,sometimes,anewformofbeautyalongsideofdeepsadnessandloss.Tamara'sstorybringstousatheologyfrombelow.Aswelistentoherstory;aswereflectonhersituation,shareherlamentandbrokennessalongsideofherhappinessandjoy,sowecometoknowandunderstandbothGodandhumanbeingsalittlemoreclearly.Inahypercognitiveculturewhereinourbrainsareassumedtocontainallthatweneedtobeourselves,Tamara'sstorypointstoadifferentunderstandingwithinwhichourbrainsareputintheirproperplace,andtheissueofwhoweareandwherewearegoingisopeneduptothefullnessofthegospelinwayswhicharedisconcertingandchallenging,butalwayshopeful.Ifwereadthisbookasameditationonhumannesswecannotputitdownunchanged.""--JohnSwinton,UniversityofAberdeenTamaraPufferisaPresbyterianpastorandformerprofessionalviolinist.ShelivesinAsheville,NorthCarolina,withherhusband,MichaelGalovic,andtheirenergeticdog,Sparky.Sheisactiveintwochurches,volunteerswithaministrytohomelesspersons,andhasservedasachaplaintoelderswithAlzheimer'sdisease.TamaraandMichaelareco-foundersandco-facilitatorsoftheBrainstormersCollective,asupportandadvocacygroupforsurvivorsoftraumaticbraininjury.
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ISBN-13: 9781532655609
ISBN-10: 1532655606
Pagini: 132
Dimensiuni: 140 x 216 x 7 mm
Greutate: 0.18 kg
Editura: CASCADE BOOKS