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Mercy in the city how to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, visit the imprisoned, and keep your day job by Kerry Weber

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Published by Loyola Press in Chicago, Illinois .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Catholic authors,
  • Corporal works of mercy,
  • Christian life

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When Jesus asked us to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, and visit the imprisoned, he didn"t mean it literally, right? Kerry Weber, a modern, young, single woman in New York City, sets out to see if she can practice the Corporal Works of Mercy in an authentic, personal, meaningful manner while maintaining a full, robust, regular life. Weber, a lay Catholic, explores the Works of Mercy in the real world, with a gut-level honesty and transparency that people of urban, country, and suburban locales alike can relate to.

Edition Notes

StatementKerry Weber
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 153 pages
Number of Pages153
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27155482M
ISBN 100829438920
ISBN 109780829438925
LC Control Number2013953837
OCLC/WorldCa858126418

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Weber, a lay Catholic, explores the Works of Mercy in the real world, with a gut-level honesty and transparency that people of urban, country, and suburban locales alike can relate to. Mercy in the City is for anyone who is struggling to live in a meaningful, merciful way amid the pressures of "real life.".   Mercy in the City is Weber’s frequently humorous but always authentic story of exploring the challenges and rewards that accompany a lay Catholic trying to practice the Works of Mercy in a 24/7 city of eight million people. From handing our sandwiches to riding the subway, to nearly being locked out of the Easter Vigil, Weber embraces each Phone:   Weber, a lay Catholic, explores the Works of Mercy in the real world, with a gut-level honesty and transparency that people of urban, country, and suburban locales alike can relate to. Mercy in the City is for anyone who is struggling to live in a meaningful, merciful way amid the pressures of 4/5. PUBLISHERS WEEKLY Though titled "how to," Weber's first book is really a reflection on mercy in modern life. Weber, managing editor of America magazine, takes on the seven corporal works of mercy traditional religious duties such as feeding the hungry and burying the dead as a practice during Lent, a convenient framework for the book.

In the nation's biggest city, even the smallest acts of mercy matter. Kerry Weber, a young, single, busy New Yorker, had given half her sandwich to a homeless person and bought coffee for coworkers. Wanting to do more, she committed forty days to practicing the seven Corporal Works of Mercy in a meaningful way. Mercy in the City is her authentic and sometimes humorous account of the Format: Paperback. Patheos Book Club Features Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job by Kerry Weber, the story of a modern, young, single. Kerry Weber asks herself this question in her book, Mercy In The City. She felt just giving up sweets and alcohol is not enough, but that she needed to do something more meaningful and challenging. She says, “giving something up is a good reminder to do something more.” Weber was determined to also complete all of the Corporal Works of. Reading this book, Mercy in the City, has led me to think about mercy in a way I have not before. Rumbling around in me this morning was the refrain from a song I know based on one of the psalms, "Oh give thanks unto the Lord for he is good, for his mercy endureth forever!" I wanted to pray that psalm, but didn't know what number psalm it was.

In her concise, quick moving, and often funny book, Weber chronicles her experience of giving up sweets, alcohol, and - the real kicker- trying to complete all the corporal works of mercy in the 40(ish) days before Easter., This engaging book will take you to the heart of what it means to try to practice mercy in a cruel world.   Free Online Library: Mercy in the City.(Brief article, Book review) by "Internet Bookwatch"; Literature, writing, book reviews Books Book reviews Printer Frien, articles and books.   The first book I read was “Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep your Day Job” by Kerry Weber. Weber is a Mercy Associate and managing editor of America magazine. Throughout this book, Weber tries to tackle all the corporal acts of mercy during the Lenten season one year.   I heard about Kerry Weber’s book, Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day Job, in an America Magazine podcast.I was in my office sorting, stapling, and stacking handouts for a campus ministry presentation on Charity, Justice and the Structures of Society, and the book struck me as perfect material for a future program.