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Stretch and Pray

A Daily Discipline for Physical and Spiritual Wellness

Author(s): Murray Finck

ISBN13: 9780806651378

ISBN10: 0806651377

Publisher: Augsburg Fortress; Spi edition (2 Feb. 2005)

Extent: 130 pages

Binding: Paperback: 130 pages

Size: 15.2 x 0.7 x 22.9 cm

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  • In this book, Finck provides a step-by-step guide to forty stretches, movements, and postures to improve physical and spiritual well-being. The book features photographs and devotional reflections for individuals to use to create their own routines.


    While on a pilgrimage trek through Thailand, Finck discovered the benefits of daily stretching and quiet prayer. On the physical level, after only one week, the chronic back pain that had plagued him for twenty years disappeared. On a spiritual level, the poses deepened his prayer experiences.

  • Murray Finck

    Murray D. Finck has served as Bishop of the Pacifica Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America since 1998. He previously served as Assistant to the Bishop for Ministry and Pastoral Care and as pastor for three churches.

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    A wonderful way to integrate body and spirit. As I prayed the gentle stretches, I felt the involvement of the spirit throughout my whole being. I recommend this book to all who wish to honor their bodies as an integral part of their spiritual journeys.


    -Jane E. Vennard, author of Praying with Body and Soul and Embracing the World: Praying for Justice and Peace


    Murray Finck has given us a tremendous gift!


    -The Rev. Clifford A Listug, PhD., pastor, Hope Lutheran Church, San Diego (ret.)


    At a time when our church and society at large are raising our awareness of the importance of maintaining our health as we age, this book offers a routine to stay limber and maintain a daily prayerful focus.

    -The Rev. Diane Martinson-Koyama, Spiritual Care Coordinator for Kauai Hospice, Kauai, Hawaii


    Murray Finck understands the life of the spirit, and these devotional exercises are bound to help you live closer to God.

    -Alan Loy McGinnis, author of The Friendship Factor

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