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Guests of God: Stewards of Divine Creation…

Guests of God: Stewards of Divine Creation

by Monika K. Hellwig

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What is the difference between a good life and a redemptive life? Well-known theologian Monica Hellwig answers the question by inviting us to a greater awareness of ourselves as guests on God's earth. What does it mean to be a guest of God? How does it affect our relationship with God and our "fellow" guests? What does it mean to be a steward of the earth, steward of our own talents? How does this change our understanding of everyday life?

Using meditations, psalm adaptations, and line drawings, Hellwig gently draws the reader in to reflect upon these open-ended questions, then to move to action. The work serves as a nonthreatening introduction to a more aware life; it does not assign guilt, it only promotes taking current responsibility. Short chapters followed by questions make this ideal reading whether alone or in a group.

Though known for her theological works, Hellwig here opens up her thought to the widest ecumenical audience. Her book is wonderful, insightful reading for adult ed classes, RCIA programs, RENEW groups, Confirmation classes, and Lenten groups. Individual seekers will also appreciate it, as well as DREs, ecologists, and social activists.

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"Hellwig explores how an awareness of divine hospitality has far-reaching implications: it affects our relationships and influences our approach to such issues as peace, ecological justice, simplicity of lifestyle, poverty, and the common good."--cover.… (more)

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