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Brightest and Best: A Companion to the Lesser Feasts and Fasts [Paperback]

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Pages   221
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.04" Width: 7.1" Height: 0.63"
Weight:   1 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 1, 2001
Publisher   Cowley Publications
ISBN  1561011487  
EAN  9781561011483  

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In these meditations on the lesser feasts and fasts of the church calendar Sam Portaro asks the question, What do these saints and commemorations have to say to Christians today? His answers are often surprising and always thought-provoking, with fresh insights into the lives and teachings of those who have gone before us in the Christian faith. The cycle of the year begins in Advent with St. Andrew and ends in late November with Kamehaneha and Emma of Hawaii. Each reflection looks at the scripture readings for the day and focuses on a distinctive attribute of the saint or feast in the light of contemporary questions of faith, mission, and community. Saints of the distant past such as Columba and Agnes, Cyprian and Augustine, Thomas Becket and Catherine of Siena are included, as well as those closer to our own day Charles Wesley and Julia Emery, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Evelyn Underhill and Jonathan Daniels. Following the calendar provided in Lesser Feasts and Fasts, meditations on the holy days of the church seasons are also included, such as All Saints and the Epiphany. Brightest and Best is designed for a variety of Christian education purposes, including adult forums, confirmation classes, seasonal presentations, clergy groups, and groups of students and young adults. It is equally useful for individuals seeking varied and interesting devotional reading. Although based on the church year, each chapter is discrete and readers can focus on any event or person and begin at any season. Since these pieces began as homilies in a college setting, they are useful as a preaching aid and could be the basis of a homily at a midweek service."

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Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! SAM PORTARO is the Episcopal chaplain to the University of Chicago and director of Brent House. He had previously served as a parish priest in North Carolina, and as chaplain to The College of William and Mary in Virginia. Dr. Portaro is the author of Conflict and a Christian Life and co-author of Inquiring and Discerning Hearts: Vocation and Ministry with Young Adults on Campus.

Sam A. Portaro currently resides in the state of Illinois.

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Good Spiritual Exercise  Oct 7, 2002
I keep this book by my bedside and read it often. It's best when you can also read Lesser Feasts and Fasts along with it. By itself, it's thought-provoking and stimulating.
Thought-provoking  Apr 5, 2000
This book works best when used as exactly what it says it is-a companion to Lesser Feasts and Fasts, an Episcopal Church liturgy book which gives all the background information which Brightest and Best lacks. This book has interesting and thought-provoking meditations on how the lives of each of the Episcopal saints (many of whom are also Catholic saints) relate to life in the modern world. Some of them seem somewhat far-fetched, and the author's politics come through occassionally, but for the most part, this is a wonderful book.
A String of Platitudes  Dec 23, 1999
Portaro's book is a prime example of projecting pop psychology and poorly thought out theology onto a subject where it couldn't have less relevance. The biographies of these people are largely unknown and filled with fiction; loading these biographies with more fiction in order to illustrate tenuous and trite points is simply not worth the time or the effort.
Wonderful companion to Lesser Feasts and Fasts  Jul 17, 1998
Sam Portaro consistently offers a new take on old themes, making the lives of the saints - ancient and modern - alive with relevance for today. Some of the commentaries border on the whimsical and others (sometimes the same ones) are deep and profound. Having celebrated most of the Lesser Feasts and Fast days several times now as a parish priest, I find this book helping me to be excited about even some of the saints I had almost written off. Very good devotional material here for clergy and laity alike.

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