Discovering Gratitude 

October 10, 2017

Diana Butler Bass will be here at Plymouth 7 pm, Thursday, October 12, to talk about her new book, The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks, with pre-event discussion 12:15 pm Sunday, October 8, in Room 221. I hope you can attend. You'll have to wait until April to read the book, but pre-publication buzz is positive. You can read Bass' previous books now! They are on the shelf in Plymouth Library and listed below.

Consider gratitude. There are some people who are never grateful. Nothing is good enough for them. Others consciously practice gratitude every day. And then there are those of us in-between. We are grateful for sunny days. We are grateful for a delicious meal, good company and times when everything goes well. That's good. That's better than always looking for the fly in the ointment, and if there is no fly, finding one. But what about days when things go wrong? When we feel grumpy? Or those truly horrid days when something catastrophic happens? Who is going to get through the bad days better, even the truly horrid days – the person who can find something for which to be grateful or the one who curses their misfortune? –Suzanne Sanderson, Plymouth Church Librarian

The gift of thanks: the roots and rituals of gratitude/Visser, Margaret, 394 VIS

Living life as a thank you: the transformative power of daily gratitude/Lesowitz, Nina, 179.9 LES

Christianity after religion: the end of church and the birth of a new spiritual awakening/Bass, Diana Butler, 277.3083 BAS

Christianity for the rest of us: How the neighborhood church is revitalizing/Bass, Diana Butler, 280.4 BAS

From nomads to pilgrims: stories from practicing congregations/Bass, Diana Butler, ed.  277.3 BAS

Grounded: finding God in the world--a spiritual revolution/Bass, Diana Butler, 231 BAS

A people's history of Christianity: the other side of the story/Bass, Diana Butler, 270 BAS

The practicing congregation: imagining a new old church/Bass, Diana Butler, 250 BAS

Strength for the journey: a pilgrimage of faith in community/Bass, Diana Butler, 283 BAS



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