Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks Audiobook, by Diana Butler Bass Play Audiobook Sample

Grateful: The Transformative Power of Giving Thanks Audiobook

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Read By: Diana Butler Bass Publisher: HarperAudio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 5.17 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.88 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: April 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780062801425

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Longest Chapter Length:

63:07 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

30 seconds

Average Chapter Length:

39:16 minutes

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The author of the multiple award-winning Grounded and leading trend spotter in contemporary Christianity explores why gratitude is missing as a modern spiritual practice, offers practical suggestions for reclaiming it, and illuminates how the shared practice of gratitude can lead to greater connection with God, our world, and our own souls.

More and more people are finding God beyond the walls of traditional religious institutions, but these seekers often miss the church community itself, including its shared spiritual practices such as gratitude. While four out of five Americans have told pollsters they feel gratitude in their daily lives, cultural commentator and religion expert Diana Butler Bass finds that claim to be at odds with the discontent that permeates modern society.

There is a gap, she argues, between our desire to be grateful and our ability to behave gratefully—a divide that influences our understanding of morality, worship, and institutional religion itself. In Grateful, Bass challenges readers to think about the impact gratitude has in our spiritual lives, and encourages them to make gratitude a "difficult and much-needed spiritual practice for our personal lives and to make a better world."

Grateful is partially an individual, emotional response to our circumstances, but research has shown that what we often miss is how much more it is a communal, actionable response. Bass examines this more unexpected experience of gratitude, and reveals how people and communities can practice it and thrive, whether or not they are part of a traditional religious community.

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“Grateful is a timely and beautifully written book. The practice of gratitude has been a lifeline for me in a challenging season, and this wise book articulates both a helpful challenge and a soul-shaping framework.”

— Shauna Niequist, New York Times bestselling author 


  • “Bass’ persuasive book will please her longtime fans as well as readers interested in living a more productively thankful life.”

    — Publishers Weekly (starred review)
  • “Many readers will be grateful for the book’s insights, opportunities for consideration, and invitation to action. Live, as Bass concludes, in gratitude.”

    — Booklist
  • “Bass is a calming voice in raging cultural seas. Grateful is challenging and refreshing, and speaks to the core of so much modern misery.”

    — Mike McHargue, author of Finding God in the Waves
  • “Refreshing, evocative, well-informed, and original.”

    — Harvey Cox, author of The Future of Faith, on Christianity after Religion

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About Diana Butler Bass

Diana Butler Bass is the author of numerous books on American religion, including Christianity after Religion, Christianity for the Rest of Us, and A People’s History of Christianity. She holds a PhD in religious studies from Duke University, has taught at the college and graduate level, and is an independent scholar. She was a columnist for the New York Times Syndicate and blogs for the Huffington Post and the Washington Post on issues of religion, spirituality, and culture. She is a popular speaker at conferences, colleges, universities, and churches across North America. Her website is and she can be followed on Twitter at @dianabutlerbass.