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  • The Ladder of the Beatitudes
  • Jim Forest
  • English
  • 13 March 2020
  • 9781570752452

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Jim Forest Ä 5 Summary The Ladder of the Beatitudes characters ☆ 105 S Sermon on the Mount are all aspects of communion with God As Forest shows they are like rungs on a ladder each one leading to the next They appear at the doorway of the New Tes. Drawing on stories from the lives of the saints scripture and everyday life Jim Forest opens up the mysteries of the beatitudes These ancient blessings with which Christ began his Sermon on the Mount are all aspects of communion with God As Forest shows they are like rungs on a ladder each one leading to the next They appear at the doorway of the New Testament to provide an easily memorized summary of everything that follows right down to the crucifixion Blessed are you who are persecuted and the resurrection Rejoice and be glad Words of peace summary Ritual Power Healing and Community you who are persecuted and the resurrection Rejoice and be glad Words of peace summary

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Jim Forest Ä 5 Summary The Ladder of the Beatitudes characters ☆ 105 Drawing on stories from the lives of the saints scripture and everyday life Jim Forest opens up the mysteries of the Beatitudes These ancient blessings with which Christ began hi. The Beatitudes the opening passages of the Sermon on the Mount by Jesus Christ as recorded in the Book of Saint Matthew has been my favorite passage of Scripture for virtually my whole life Blessed are the poor in spirit etc to me summarizes what the Christian life should be or at least what each Christian should be striving for After hearing Jim Forest give a talk on the Beatitudes in Toronto Canada in the Spring of 2018 I decided to pick up a copy of this book I ve read several of Jim s other books including his book on icons advice on peacemaking a biographical book on Thomas Merton and another one on Fr Daniel Berrigan Why I had not read The Ladder of the Beatitudes earlier especially since it was published in 1999 the same year I was received into the Orthodox Church is a mystery But I finally bought it and read itI would have to say that this little volume 163 pages including endnotes is now one of my favorite books that explains what Christianity is or at least should be Jim describes each beatitude as a rung on an ascending ladder starting with poor in spirit then continuing through those who mourn meek those who hunger and thirst for righteousness merciful pure in heart peacemakers and ending with those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousnessWhile persecution is not something we would desire but if we follow the example of our Master as well as prophets of the old testament and many if not most of the early Christian martyrs persecution can come with the packageThis volume is filled with uotes from early Church writers saints and theologians throughout history borrowing from both Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions and portions of Scripture Old and New Testament Jim presents a convincing argument that this is the path Christians should follow The Beatitudes can be used as a guide when preparing for confession Jim has a very readable style and I can t recommend this book enough I will be purchasing additional copies to give away as gifts The Heiress In His Bed year I was received into the Orthodox Church is a mystery But I finally bought it and read itI would have to say that this little volume 163 pages including endnotes is now one of my favorite books that explains what Christianity is or at least should be Jim describes each beatitude as a rung on an ascending ladder starting with poor in spirit then continuing through those who mourn meek those who hunger and thirst for righteousness merciful pure in heart peacemakers and ending with those who are persecuted for the sake of righteousnessWhile persecution is not something we would desire but if we follow the example of our Master as well as prophets of the old testament and many if not most of the early Christian martyrs persecution can come with the packageThis volume is filled with uotes from early Church writers saints and theologians throughout history borrowing from both Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions and portions of Scripture Old and New Testament Jim presents a convincing argument that this is the path Christians should follow The Beatitudes can be used as a guide when preparing for confession Jim has a very readable style and I can t recommend this book enough I will be purchasing additional copies to give away as gifts

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Jim Forest Ä 5 Summary The Ladder of the Beatitudes characters ☆ 105 Tament to provide an easily memorized summary of everything that follows right down to the crucifixion Blessed are you who are persecuted and the resurrection Rejoice and be glad. GreatJim Forest is a kind and patient teacher who walks is through the Beatitudes the core of Jesus s teachings I loved this book and learned a lot