The Soul of Christmas





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Thomas Moore — Book 160 pgs.
Publisher: Franciscan Media (2016)
ISBN: 9781632531209

Biography:

Thomas Moore is the author of the New York Times bestsellers, Care of the Soul, Soul Mates, and twenty other books on deepening spirituality and cultivating soul in every aspect of life. He has been a monk, a musician, a university professor, and a psychotherapist, and today he lectures widely on holistic medicine, spirituality, and psychotherapy. He has PhD in religion from Syracuse University, has won several awards for his work, and writes regular columns for Resurgence and Spirituality & Health magazines.

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“Thomas Moore in The Soul of Christmas helps us rise above the crass commercialism of Christmas and the nostalgia of childhood memories. With the eye of a mystic and the heart of storyteller, Thomas Moore explores the ancient myths, archetypal symbols, and profound images of this holy season. Be ready to gaze with Moore at the newborn Child and rediscover God’s message to you and to our world.” —Richard Rohr is a globally recognized Catholic and ecumenical author and teacher and founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he also serves as academic dean of the Living School for Action and Contemplation
 
Praise for Thomas Moore
 
“Thomas Moore has taught us how to discover the holiness concealed in the ordinary.” —Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, author of the bestseller
When Bad Things Happen to Good People

“When [Moore] is read closely, his depth is apparent…he stands to make some new converts to the non-institutional ranks of spirituality.” —Publishers Weekly

“Thomas Moore is one of the profound spiritual writers of our time.” 
John Bradshaw, author of the New York Times #1 bestseller Homecoming
 

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What does finding “the soul of Christmas” mean to you? If you think it’s about taking a heavy, stern theological approach to a joyful holiday, or berating others about “the reason for the season,” then you don’t know Thomas Moore.
 
Moore, bestselling author of Care of the Soul and many other soul-centered books, turns his poetic attention to the Christmas season in this exploration of the deeper meaning behind holiday traditions. Using his trademark blend of storytelling, faith, and insight, he shows how our ordinary practices of gift-giving, singing carols, gathering with family and friends, and putting up trees have roots in ancient sacred traditions … and how those practices guide us to a way of life that is nothing short of revolutionary in today’s culture.
 
Moore shows that focusing on the meaning behind the symbolism and the sentiment behind the commercialism can lead us to a way of living that can hold value to people of any faith: a grand experiment in living from generosity rather than competitiveness, a single day when children know better than anyone that magic exists. With the right mindset, even shopping can become a deep practice of love and spirituality.

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