A Priest’s Journey through Meditation, Messing Up, and Ministry
Imprint: Resource Publications
Charles T. Dupree's Practicing Imperfection is a brief and delightful introduction to the practice and value of active meditation, of paying attention to the bountiful gifts held out to each of us in the precious moments we're allotted in life. Written with wit and charm, and in the accessible currency of everyday vernacular, this book is the work of a talented storyteller, thoughtful scholar, and wise priest."
--Sam Portaro, Priest; Author of Brightest and Best: A Companion to Lesser Feasts and Fasts
"As a minister, husband, father, and human being who struggles to find balance and harmony amid the sea of obligations, stress, and commitments of life, I am so grateful to have Charlie as a guide. His humor, honesty, and vulnerability beautifully complement the wisdom found in this insightful, enjoyable, and accessible book. Charlie takes us on an amazing ride, a holy one, back to the heart of God. It is a ride worth taking."
--Andrew Kort, Senior Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, IN
"Dupree offers a lovely meditation on meditation, and all the possible permutations of it in the ordinary and everyday, and in the most sacred of spaces. It is a wonderful and thoughtful resource for those in the vocation of ministry, but also for the whole priesthood of all believers. Anyone who desires to follow in the way of Christ with more attentiveness through many practices of prayer should read this book."
--Mihee Kim-Kort, Presbyterian minister; Author of Making Paper Cranes: Towards an Asian American Feminist Theology