Meditations on the Beatitudes: Lessons from the Margins

2011, 84 pp
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What does it mean to be meek? To hunger and thirst after righteousness? The author draws on poignant stories from his years of experience in Latin America to bring alive each beatitude and invite readers to glean fresh insights regarding the Beatitudes’ meaning.
"Each meditation brings life to the words of Jesus by confronting the comfortable assumptions middle class North Americans hold about life, happiness, and the gospel.” —Orval Gingerich, Assistant Vice President, International Programs, and Director, Center for Global Education, Augsburg College

“The juxtaposition of the Beatitudes and stories from a different culture invites all of us to read the old verses in a new way and summons us to examine again our way of seeing the world and the way we live our lives.” —Daryl Yoder-Bontrager, Director for Latin America and the Caribbean, Mennonite Central Committee

“Don Clymer’s Meditations are creative, thoughtful, and substantive. Clymer does a beautiful job of setting up a personal story for each meditation and then reflecting on the beatitude in question and the conflicting cultural value associated with it. This is excellent material for study groups.” —Dorothy Jean Weaver, Professor of New Testament, Eastern Mennonite Seminar
GenreBiblical Devotions
ExpressionGeneral Writing/Recording
PublisherCascadia Publishing House

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