Monday, February 22, 2016

Mailbox Monday ~ one arrived today

The Living God and the Fullness of Life ~ by Jürgen Moltmann, 2015, religion
Modern humanity has accepted a truncated, impoverished definition of life.  Focusing solely on material realities, we have forgotten that joy, purpose, and meaning come from a life that is both immersed in the temporal and alive to the transcendent.  We have, in other words, ceased to live in God.  Moltmann shows us what that life of joy and purpose looks like.  Describing how we came to live in a world devoid of the ultimate, he charts a way back to an intimate connection with the biblical God.  He counsels that we adopt a "theology of life," an orientation that sees God at work in both the mundane and the extraordinary and that pushes us to work for a world that fully reflects the life of its Creator.  Moltmann offers a telling critique of the shallow values of consumerist society and provides a compelling rationale for why spiritual sensibilities and encounter with God must lie at the heart of any life that seeks to be authentically human.
It's been 2-1/2 years since I did a Mailbox Monday post.  With my Kindle and several libraries at my disposal, I rarely order books.  This one arrived today.  Mailbox Monday, a meme started by Marcia, is now hosted on its own blog.  It's a way for readers to share the books that arrived in the past week and explore other book blogs.  Warning:  Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles, and humongous wish lists.


Vicki said...

This sounds like a book everyone could benefit from.

Elizabeth said...

Sounds like a beautiful read.

Thank you for sharing.

Looking forward to your review.

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Mary (Bookfan) said...

The older I get, the easier it is to let go of consumerism. A good feeling :)

Ginnie said...

I seldom buy books new so I guess I am behind times...but I do rely on my trusty library to keep me up to date.