Come, Drink Deep of Living Waters

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Come, Drink Deep of Living Waters

Faith Seeking Understanding in the 21st Century

In this new book, with the wisdom of years, Barbara Fiand explore what time of 'bridging' offers in new insights, and how we can understand our Christian faith in this new time.

From the Preface

PART ONE: MUSINGS

  1. THE WHY OF A BOOK SUCH AS THIS
  2. ON BEING A PILGRIM INTRODUCTION BEING DRIVEN RECOGNITION AND WAITING EVENT APPLICATION PART TWO: RATTLING THE IDOLS: REVERENCING THE HOLY
  3. THE QUESTION OF IDOLS THE PSEUDO HOLY IDOL ONE: LANGUAGE IDOL TWO: GENDER IDOL THREE: PERMANENCE IDOL FOUR: INERRANCY HISTORICAL CONUNDRUM
  4. BECAUSE WE HAVE NEVER DONE IT INTERLUDE: ENCOUNTERING ONE’S OWN REALITY MUSINGS “LORD, WHERE SHALL WE GO?’ PART THREE: GOD IN OUR MIDST
  5. A DREAM MUSINGS WHAT WE WERE TAUGHT THE CHALLENGE FOCUSING THE ISSUE CULTURAL INFLUENCES AT THE TIME
  6. WHAT ABOUT SALVATION? THE DOMINATION SYSTEM THE VISION OF JESUS CONCLUSION
  7. ON BEING HIS BODY BE WHAT YOU SEE; BECOME WHAT YOU ARE PART FOUR: WHO DO YOU SAY I AM?
  8. THE COSMIC CHRIST IT BEGAN WITH AND ENCOUNTER THE COSMIC CHRIST
  9. ON BECOMING WHO WE ARE
Reviews and endorsements

This book marks a paradigm shift between a faith of the past obsessed with certitude and finality and an organic evolutionary sense of faith beyond boundaries that isolate and paralyse us. In her attempt to bridge the divide, Barbara Fiand creates a bold, prophetic synthesis of Christian faith and a fresh articulation within the cosmic worldview of our day. For some it may be a bridge too far, but for a rapidly growing body of Christian seekers, it is a vision that will challenge and inspire, affirm and provoke. An invaluable resource for faith-filled discipleship in the 21st. century.
Diarmuid O’Murchu, Priest, Psychologist, Author, and Specialist in Adult Faith Development

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The last 50 years of development in a post Vatican II Church has generated an outpouring of material in every major dimension of Catholicity: scripture studies, moral theology, liturgy, ecclesiology and interfaith relationships.  And yet there is a great pastoral need still to be met.  The bridging of the gap between old answers to all these issues and the new insights into them in the light of both science and theology is just waiting—in fact demanding—to be filled.  Barbara Fiand’s “Faith seeking Understanding” fills that need.  The book is highly accessible, refreshingly direct and spiritually profound.  If a book like this were used in every parish discussion group in the Catholic community, we might all find ourselves on the same page of Catholic belief again.

—Joan Chittister, OSB


This book marks a paradigm shift between a faith of the past obsessed with certitude and finality and an organic evolutionary sense of faith beyond boundaries that isolate and paralyse us. In her attempt to bridge the divide, Barbara Fiand creates a bold, prophetic synthesis of Christian faith and a fresh articulation within the cosmic worldview of our day. For some it may be a bridge too far, but for a rapidly growing body of Christian seekers, it is a vision that will challenge and inspire, affirm and provoke. An invaluable resource for faith-filled discipleship in the 21st. century.
Diarmuid O’Murchu, Priest, Psychologist, Author, and Specialist in Adult Faith Development

,

The last 50 years of development in a post Vatican II Church has generated an outpouring of material in every major dimension of Catholicity: scripture studies, moral theology, liturgy, ecclesiology and interfaith relationships.  And yet there is a great pastoral need still to be met.  The bridging of the gap between old answers to all these issues and the new insights into them in the light of both science and theology is just waiting—in fact demanding—to be filled.  Barbara Fiand’s “Faith seeking Understanding” fills that need.  The book is highly accessible, refreshingly direct and spiritually profound.  If a book like this were used in every parish discussion group in the Catholic community, we might all find ourselves on the same page of Catholic belief again.

—Joan Chittister, OSB

9780824521967
Paperback / 240 pages
CROSSROAD, 2016

Dimensions: 5.25 x 8.25