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Winner's original Mudhouse Sabbath has sold 45,000 copies, been translated into three languages, and spawned a successful video study series. After her conversion from Orthodox Judaism to Christianity, Winner found that her life was indelibly marked by the rich traditions and spiritual practices of Judaism. She here presents eleven Jewish practices that can transform the way Christians view the world and God, including attentive eating, mourning, candle-lighting, and Sabbath-keeping.
Since first publishing the book, Lauren has earned her MDiv and PhD, and become an Episcopal priest. Her thought has deepened and developed. This new Study Edition incorporates the complete original text plus primary texts from Jewish and Christian sources, and new material on each of the eleven topics. The result is a powerful work for Christians wanting to explore in depth and understand the Jewish origins of Christianity.
"At a time when we are so aware of the differences between Judaism and Christianity, Lauren Winner's book on what we can learn from each other is so refreshingly welcome."—Rabbi Harold Kushner, author of When Bad Things Happen to Good People
"[Winner is] a gifted writer who has much to teach us about the deep and indestructible bonds between Judaism and Christianity."—Richard Mouw, past President, Fuller Seminary
"A compelling engaging (and at times appropriately humorous) tour of rarely exposed yet Biblically rooted spiritual disciplines."—Relevant Magazine
"The strongest reason to read this book... is that it makes one think. I have been considering some of her statements and discussing them with friends ever since I read the book, and I've ordered copies for close friends and recommended it to just about anyone who would listen to me. Book clubs would have much to talk about after reading this, and it should have a beneficial impact on our Christian community, if we will listen."—The Living Church
"Mudhouse Sabbath not only reminds us that Christianity is fundamentally birthed from and nurtured by the Jewish tradition but invites us to reconnect with this rich heritage. Here we are encouraged to feed our Christian faith by planting deep roots in the fertile soil of Jewish spirituality and practice."—Peter Rollins, author of The Orthodox Heretic and How (Not) to Speak of God
"Lauren Winner speaks the language of this generation. It is authentic, free and bold."—Ben Young, author of The Ten Commandments of Dating
"For all of us who can't get our spiritual lives in shape by shipping out to a monastery, Lauren Winner explores simple, do-able ways of keeping company with God in the ordinary, day-to-day world of eating, working, resting, romancing, aging, earning, grieving, and celebrating. Her rich identity as a Jewish/Christian/scholar/writer informs every sentence."—Brian McLaren, pastor and author of A New Kind of Christian