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Ic landscape Call It Grace provides us with a vision of a system for how to live how to suffer cherish endure and thrive and with a way to approach and understand our divine natures impulses and possibilitiesWritten for everyone men and women left and right skeptic and believer people of all backgrounds and persuasions Call It Grace is a book for today's radical age of anxiety a book as serious and socially critical as it is helpful and broadly accessib. I first found about this author through her remarkable book Trauma and Grace Theology in a Ruptured World so I knew I wanted to read this one as well Hard to imagine a memoir written by a theologian being a page turner but that is exactly what this was for me I loved this book and was deeply moved by her honesty and humility in describing life events that challenged her theology and beliefs and how she struggled and often fell short in living them out Black Blue of a system for how to live how to suffer cherish endure and thrive and with a way to approach and understand The Moe Manifesto our divine natures impulses and possibilitiesWritten for everyone men and women left and right skeptic and believer people Positive Church in a Negative World of all backgrounds and persuasions Call It Grace is a book for today's radical age Prince Philip Revealed of anxiety a book as serious and socially critical as it is helpful and broadly accessib. I first found about this author through her remarkable book Trauma and Grace Theology in a Ruptured World so I knew I wanted to read this Toad of Toad Hall one as well Hard to imagine a memoir written by a theologian being a page turner but that is exactly what this was for me I loved this book and was deeply moved by her honesty and humility in describing life events that challenged her theology and beliefs and how she struggled and Spelling Strategies & Secrets: The essential how to spell guide often fell short in living them

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In a world full of moral and spiritual challenges Rev Dr Serene Jones reveals a spiritual path open to all seekers who want real guidance through complicated issues that affect us allAs the president of the Union Theological Seminary Rev Dr Serene Jones is one of America's foremost theologians In this bracingly honest and practical book Rev Dr Jones takes us on an emotional and intellectual journey to bring spirituality back into our lives Reconnecting. Not bad This coming from an atheist I have in common with SJ than I do some atheist friends She clearly has an open mind and a kind human spirit It s a bit lightweight in the way it handles other factors besides theology in approaching how one should live a good life There is an entire branch of philosophy kierkegaard aside devoted to this topic not to mention scads that can be learned from various psychological fields esp those dealing with motivation and loss Yes I know an academic critiue but it can t be helped Still there is one fatal area of disagreement and that is the unwavering assumption that god however framed here is the purveyor of grace and not it s counterpart sin I disagree with this dichotomy as I can t reconcile otherwise based on this single reading Otherwise a decent work with a human story Zenith of moral and spiritual challenges Rev Dr Serene Jones reveals a spiritual path A Pale Light in the Black open to all seekers who want real guidance through complicated issues that affect us allAs the president Devil Versus Alpha The Millennium Wolves one Spieserye of America's foremost theologians In this bracingly honest and practical book Rev Dr Jones takes us Feral on an emotional and intellectual journey to bring spirituality back into Krismis van Map Jacobs our lives Reconnecting. Not bad This coming from an atheist I have in common with SJ than I do some atheist friends She clearly has an Girls Are Coming Out of the Woods open mind and a kind human spirit It s a bit lightweight in the way it handles Crust From Sourdough Spelt and Rye Bread to Ciabatta Bagels and Brioche other factors besides theology in approaching how Til Death Do Us Part (Vows, one should live a good life There is an entire branch Mensa Riddles Conundrums of philosophy kierkegaard aside devoted to this topic not to mention scads that can be learned from various psychological fields esp those dealing with motivation and loss Yes I know an academic critiue but it can t be helped Still there is Julie of the Wolves one fatal area The Right Swipe of disagreement and that is the unwavering assumption that god however framed here is the purveyor Touched of grace and not it s counterpart sin I disagree with this dichotomy as I can t reconcile Dark Prophet The Chronicles of Koa otherwise based Ugly Fish on this single reading Otherwise a decent work with a human story

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With our spirituality with a sense of the divine allows us all to live better together and answers many of the seemingly intractable problems we are facing todayDrawing from the work of Hegel Nietzsche and other great minds as well as from deeply moving and personal experiences Rev Dr Jones offers readers a rich guidebook for living a honest grace filled life In an era of increasing estrangement anxiety and gloom across the personal political and econom. Had high hopes for this bookAfter listening to a recent interview of Serene Jones on NPR I eagerly looked forward to reading Call It Grace The book is part memoir part reflection part theological essay I m not certain it really succeeds As memoir Jones weaves in family history and memories of her Oakie childhood and racist relatives I m not understanding how she excoriates her racist child molesting grandfather on the one hand while also going on and on about how her background has molded and shaped her to be the conscious and committed person she s become She honors the hardscrabble lives of her forebears and acknowledges the profound impact they have on her Then there s her mother What a mother A hateful vicious selfish and disturbed woman that Serene Jones never uite gets around to seeing or understanding as mentally unstable The woman she describes sounds like a classic bipolar Jones writes about her pettiness jealousy vindictiveness and shallow self absorption amidst the tight societal confines of 1950 s rural America Much than 1950 s s created the monster her mother became and remained throughout life that ended with deathbed cruelty Serene Jones tries to frame her mother s actions against the context of theological ideas of mercy justice redemption and faith Yet spilling from the frame are un discussed never mentioned example after example of mental instability that screams mental illness It s the elephant in the room that Serene Jones just doesn t see acknowledge or mentionCall It Grace gets bogged down in many spots It drags and is wordy Chapters are overly long Jones attempts to peel back the layers of her own theological growth and those theologians and thinkers who influenced her She weaves back and forth traveling from the Midwest to India then Yale and Union Theological SeminaryAlthough her understanding of her own journey may be clear to Serene Jones she doesn t always make it clear to the reader So although she offers tidbits of understanding about her family and the people who ve influenced her I came away from the book still unclear about a lot


10 thoughts on “Call It Grace

  1. says:

    A few weeks ago I had never heard of Serene Jones or Union Theological Seminary I found out about both when Jones participated in a A with the New York Times In that piece she shared her doubts about the virgin birth and the resurrection among other things Her views weren't particularly shocking by themselves but I was fascinated because of Jones' position as president of a theological seminary I was raised to believe

  2. says:

    Not bad This coming from an atheist I have in common with SJ than I do some atheist friends She clearly has an open mind and a kind human spirit It’s a bit lightweight in the way it handles other factors besides theology in approaching how one ‘should’ live a good life There is an entire branch of philosophy kierkegaard asid

  3. says:

    I couldn't put it down SJ is a gifted writer who made a theological memoir into a page turner As it happens I land in the same theological terrain as she and found a kindred spirit here

  4. says:

    The first thing that strikes you about Serene Jones graceful memoir is its bold and unflinching honesty She is President of

  5. says:

    Serene Jones has written about the life of faith as a prominent theologian combining personal and family stories and experiences with

  6. says:

    Had high hopes for this bookAfter listening to a recent interview of Serene Jones on NPR I eagerly looked forward to reading Call It Grace The book is part memoir part reflection part theological essay I'm not certain it really succ

  7. says:

    This was an outstanding book– I'm glad I looked it up after listening to Serene Jones being interviewed by Krista Tippett on On Being It's been a while since I read a book from the academic realm of theology that captured me like this probably because it so expertly weaves in narratives that are unflinching about the blend of si

  8. says:

    I first found about this author through her remarkable book Trauma and Grace Theology in a Ruptured World so I kn

  9. says:

    The exploration of her Oklahoma and family roots and how those relate to her theological journey is very interesting Particularly timely is her discussion of her connections to the Oklahoma City Bombing on April 19 1995And I don't really want to be that kind of person but she says that the bombing happened the same day as her regular Tuesday lecture but April 19 1995 was a Wednesday I think the OKC Bombing has become lin

  10. says:

    I heard Serene Jones the president of the Union Theological Seminary interviewed by Krista Tippet on the podcast On Being She was articulate thoughtful and engaging to the ear of agnostic like me She is able to transcend the parts of organized religion that have always made me avoid it and show how and why it's important to have a spiritual life in whatever form it takes I found this to be a very compelling book

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