The Ninefold Path of Jesus
 

The Ninefold Path of Jesus

Hidden Wisdom of the Beatitudes

by Mark Scandrette

The Ninefold Path of Jesus
paperback
  • Length: 176 pages
  • Published: June 15, 2021
  •  Forthcoming
  • ISBN: 978-0-8308-4684-9
  • Item Code: 4684
  • Case Quantity: 60

What if we lived in a world of abundance?

The Beatitudes that Jesus taught name the illusions and false beliefs that have kept us chained and imprisoned. We've learned to live from a mentality of anxiety and greed, but what if we were to find abundance, solace and comfort are actually near? We've learned to live by striving, competition, and comparisons, but what if we all have equal dignity and worth?

The Beatitudes point us toward what is real and true. We are not helpless. We have the power to seek justice and do good. Mercy triumphs over judgement. We can stop hiding and pretending, and be honest.

The Beatitudes invite us to a new way of life, into a path of recovery. Instead of dividing the world into "us" and "them," we can learn to embrace each other as family. Instead of resisting pain, we can learn to surrender and join the cosmic struggle between good and evil. Instead of living from fear, we can choose radical love.

It's often assumed that the good life is only for the most privileged, the rich and powerful, the most charmed and beautiful. The poor, the grieving, the meek and oppressed are left out. But the ninefold path that can be found in the Beatitudes is for everyone. Whatever your story, whatever your struggle, wherever you find yourself, this way is available to you.

CONTENTS

Introduction: Nine Postures for Life
1. The Way of Trust
2. The Way of Lament
3. The Way of Humility
4. The Way of Justice
5. The Way of Compassion
6. The Way of the Right-Motive
7. The Way of Peace
8. The Way of Surrender
9. The Way of Radical Love
Conclusion: Living the Ninefold Path
Ninefold Path Prayer and Examen Questions
Personality and the Beatitudes
Resources
Acknowledgements
About the Author

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Author of Mark Scandrette

Mark Scandrette is an author, teacher, activist, and networker among innovative Christian leaders. He and his wife Lisa are the founding codirectors of ReIMAGINE, a center for integral Christian practice based in San Francisco. Mark is the author of Belonging and Becoming, FREE: Spending Your Time and Money on What Matters Most, Practicing the Way of Jesus, and Soul Graffiti. Mark and Lisa live in the Mission District of San Francisco and they have three young adult children.

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