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By Joan Luise Hill, Katie Mahon. 2021
This eye-opening book will teach you how to step back, examine important moments in your life, and recognize the miracles…that are constantly occurring all around you. As part of their own spiritual quest, miracle experts, Katie Mahon and Joan Luise Hill, discovered that when we are truly awake and present, miracles abound. It started by sharing their own stories which quickly prompted an unexpected outpouring of stories from others. Stories that had never been told, stories that didn't seem to matter, and stories that had been forgotten. While some defy explanation, others invite us to take a closer look, to discover common ground with each other, and to seek meaning in a whole new way. The stories of courage, forgiveness, gratitude, faith, hope, and love from The Miracle Collectors, allow us to notice and appreciate the miracles that are available to each one of us, while opening us up to a part of the Divine mystery we can absorb and understand. By using Take a Miracle Moment challenge at the end of every chapter you open the path for your own reawakening of the spirit. Perhaps you too will become a miracle collector.
During challenging times, toxic thoughts can drag you into a mindset that&’s mundane, messy, and mad. Negative thinking can undermine…all aspects of your life, from family and romantic relationships to career satisfaction, financial stability, and physical and spiritual health. To overcome these obstacles, you need a new mindset--a miracle mentality--where dreams are achievable, hope is actionable, and spiritual healing is possible.In the Miracle Mentality, life coach, speaker, and author Tim Storey provides you with a road map to transcend negative thinking, leading you to bigger adventures, more opportunities, and deeper meaning.Experience a miracle mentality transformation with…Tim&’s honest and powerful testament that will strengthen your perspective, positivity, and personal choiceEssential coaching that will help you navigate friendships and romantic relationshipsTips on establishing a fulfilling work-life balanceAn encouraging and practical approach to physical, mental, and spiritual healthThe discovery of a new mindset and freedom that can be applied to your personal financesHonest talk about the influential role of a parent and information to help you improve your parenting skillsBonus features include:Chapter Summaries, to provide a quick reference of each topic&’s key pointsThe Miracle Mentality Total Mindset Assessment, to gauge whether you&’re living in the mundane, messy, or mad in six areas of your life (parenting, love relationships, friendships, work/career, money, and health)Miracle Mentality Workbook, to help you apply what you&’ve learned and brainstorm ways to infuse all areas of your life with a Miracle MentalityPraise for The Miracle Mentality:&“The quality of your life is determined by the quality of your mindset! Tim Storey has been helping people transform their lives for decades and his timeless wisdom in this book will support you in turning any setback into your biggest comeback!&” -- Lewis Howes, New York Times bestselling author, entrepreneur, and host of The School of Greatness podcast&“You are incredibly powerful. And that&’s the good news and the bad news. You can make anything happen with the right thinking--and you also can make a lot of bad stuff happen to you with the wrong thinking. Mindset and how you approach life, business, and problems determines the outcome and conditions of your life. You can do anything with the right mindset.&” -- Grant Cardone, bestselling author, renowned speaker, social media influencer, and real estate mogul&“I have known Tim Storey for quite some time now, and his dedication to spirituality and mental health are unparalleled. The Miracle Mentality is just that. In his new book, Tim captures the essence of what a miracle really looks like, and it only made me believe in them more.&” -- Dylan McDermott, Golden Globe Award winning actor&“The quality of our lives is directly correlated to the quality of our thoughts. My friend Tim Storey understands miraculous thinking better than anyone I know.&” -- Ed Mylett, speaker, podcaster, and one of the fastest-growing business personalities in the history of social media&“Mindset: pay attention to what you are paying attention to. Your mindset is everything when it comes to championship--champion living, champion giving, champion choices, and champion impact.&” -- Gloria Mayfield Banks, author, entrepreneur, international speaker, and #1 Elite Executive National Sales Director for Mary Kay, Inc.
By John Eldredge. 2022
In this updated edition of the bestselling classic, author John Eldredge reminds men they need adventure in their lives . . . in…their work, in their love, and their spiritual lives. He reveals how God designed men to be dangerous. Simply look at the dreams and desires written in the heart of every boy: to be a hero, to be a warrior, and to live a life of adventure and risk. Sadly, most men today have abandoned these dreams and desires—aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a "nice guy." It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death.In this provocative six-session video study (DVD/digital video downloads sold separately), John Eldredge explains how God wants to heal these deep wounds from earlier years that take away a man's confidence and—in some cases—his masculinity. He shows that deep within the heart of every man is a longing for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue—because that is how God created him. It is time for the church to reclaim these wounded warriors. It is time to give men permission to be what God designed them to be—dangerous, passionate, alive, and free!Sessions include:The Heart of a ManThe WoundA Battle to FightAn Adventure to LiveA Beauty to RescueA Band of BrothersDesigned for use with the Wild at Heart Video Study (sold separately).
By Anne Lamott. 2021
&“Anne Lamott is my Oprah.&” -Chicago TribuneFrom the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow comes an inspiring guide to restoring hope and…joy in our lives.In Dusk, Night, Dawn, Anne Lamott explores the tough questions that many of us grapple with. How can we recapture the confidence we once had as we stumble through the dark times that seem increasingly bleak? As bad newspiles up—from climate crises to daily assaults on civility—how can we cope? Where, she asks, &“do we start to get our world and joy and hope and our faith in life itself back . . . with our sore feet, hearing loss, stiff fingers, poor digestion, stunned minds, broken hearts?&”We begin, Lamott says, by accepting our flaws and embracing our humanity.Drawing from her own experiences, Lamott shows us the intimate and human ways we can adopt to move through life&’s dark places and toward the light of hope that still burns ahead for all of us.As she does in Help, Thanks, Wow and her other bestselling books, Lamott explores the thorny issues of life and faith by breaking them down into manageable, human-sized questions for readers to ponder, in the process showing us how we can amplify life's small moments of joy by staying open to love and connection. As Lamott notes in Dusk, Night, Dawn, &“I got Medicare three days before I got hitched, which sounds like something an old person might do, which does not describe adorably ageless me.&” Marrying for the first time with a grown son and a grandson, Lamott explains that finding happiness with a partner isn't a function of age or beauty but of outlook and perspective. Full of the honesty, humor, and humanity that have made Lamott beloved by millions of readers, Dusk, Night, Dawn is classic Anne Lamott—thoughtful and comic, warm and wise—and further proof that Lamott truly speaks to the better angels in all of us.
By John Eldredge. 2021
In Wild at Heart, bestselling author John Eldredge thrust a generation of men, young and old, toward a journey to recover…true masculinity?the soul of a man as God designed him. He reminded men they needed adventure in their lives—in their work, in their love, and their spiritual lives—and showed how God designed them to be dangerous. Sadly, most men today have abandoned these dreams and desires—aided by a Christianity that feels like nothing more than pressure to be a "nice guy." It is no wonder that many men avoid church, and those who go are often passive and bored to death.The Wild at Heart Field Manual, which corresponds chapter-by-chapter with the book, helps men understand how God wants to heal these deep wounds from earlier years that take away their confidence and, in some case, their masculinity. Men will discover that deep within their heart is a longing for a battle to fight, an adventure to live, and a beauty to rescue—because that is how God created them. It is time for the church to reclaim these wounded warriors. It is time to give men permission to be what God designed them to be—dangerous, passionate, alive, and free!Packed with new information and insights, the Wild at Heart Field Manual guides men along "the road less traveled." Filled with probing questions, creative exercises, and space to record personal field notes, this companion volume is designed to transition men from reading about the wild heart to living from it.
By Ellyn Kaschak. 2002
Explore the relationship between psychology and spirituality from a feminist perspective!From the editor: “There are forces in the universe about…which we know nothing and can learn nothing through empiricism and material means. Such forces can be invoked in the process of therapy to assist in healing, to deepen experience, and to free us from the confining limits of the human mind. This is a book about the spiritual within each of us and about spirituality as it extends beyond any of us to embrace all of us. It deals with inspiration and passion, sorrow and loss, meaning and depth. It focuses upon the relationship between matters of spirit and of psychology, leading to new treatments within the parameters of psychotherapy that extend its vision far beyond the treatment of affliction.”The Invisible Alliance: Psyche and Spirit in Feminist Therapy provides you with a comprehensive review of multiculturalism and its relationship with feminism and spirituality and explores: ways to incorporate Jewish principles and beliefs into feminist therapy the application of religious sources of passion and perspective to parenting and working with children ways to combine Christian and Wiccan philosophies in therapy a provocative approach for integrating Christian biblical teachings into feminist therapy for survivors of sexual abuse ways that Buddhist ideas can enrich the understanding of the self and identity a case study of ancient healing traditions used by Latinas criteria for therapists to use in deciding whether to work with clients dealing with spiritual/religious issues or refer them to someone more appropriate a way to use the power of ritual to heal and give more meaning to important life transitions
By Susan Howatch, David F. Ford, George Carey. 2004
In our culture of distraction it can be hard to focus on spiritual matters. Work, finances, and uncertain futures are…just a few things that overwhelm us daily. Discover how to overcome and develop an everyday spirituality that will guide your actions and bring meaning to your hectic life.
By Ananta Kumar Giri. 2021
This book explores the dynamics of interaction between pragmatism and spirituality in the constitution and working of consciousness, freedom and solidarity.…This book is cross-cultural and transdisciplinary in nature and brings critical and transformative perspectives from different philosophical and spiritual traditions of the world. It discusses the works of seminal thinkers such as William James, Rudolf Steiner, John Dewey, Swami Vivekananda, Martin Heidegger, Claude Levi-Strauss, Jordan Peterson, Slavos Zizek, Paul Valeri and O.V. Vijayan. It also explores dialogues between pragmatism and other philosophical and intellectual traditions such as Semiotics, Saiva Siddhanta, Vedanta, Trika Shaivism and Tantra. It explores themes such as pragmatism and belief, evolution of consciousness and happiness, spiritual pragmatism and economics of solidarity, value levels democracy, the perforamtive as an aspect of spirituality and transformation of political theology from Kingdom of God to Gardens of God.
By Danilo Coppini. 2016
Quimbanda - The Cult of the Red and Black Flame is a gateway to understand the complex and dark system…that is Brazilian Quimbanda. Its content elucidates in full the historical context that spawned Quimbanda, the cult of the ancients, highlighting many points of the cult and the cause and importance of its practice. Additionally, this volume contains within its pages concepts never before published about the formation of the Mighty Dead, the Seven Kingdoms and their sub-kingdoms, as well the names of many Exus and Pombagiras and their descriptions and actions. Containing numerous Pontos, Chants and rites and prayers aimed at facilitating further understanding and insight in relation to connecting the Adept with the ancestry and powers that are in harmony with the wrathful, chaotic and evolutionary spiritual path that is Quimbanda.
By Alan Lew. 2005
A guide to deepening our understanding of ourselves and our place in the world through meditation and a new reading…of traditional Jewish texts. Rabbi Alan Lew is the founder of the country's first meditation center connected to a synagogue. For the past 10 years, he has been teaching his congregation how two ancient traditions-classical Jewish writings and Zen meditation-can shed light on each other in electrifying ways.
By Paul Michael Hedges. 2021
A cutting-edge introduction to contemporary religious studies theory, connecting theory to data. This innovative coursebook introduces students to interdisciplinary theoretical…tools for understanding contemporary religiously diverse societies—both Western and non-Western. Using a case-study model, the text considers: A wide and diverse array of contemporary issues, questions, and critical approaches to the study of religion relevant to students and scholarsA variety of theoretical approaches, including decolonial, feminist, hermeneutical, poststructuralist, and phenomenological analysesCurrent debates on whether the term "religion" is meaningfulMany key issues about the study of religion, including the insider-outsider debate, material religion, and lived religionPlural and religiously diverse societies, including the theological ideas of traditions and the political and social questions that arise for those living alongside adherents of other religionsUnderstanding Religion is designed to provide a strong foundation for instructors to explore the ideas presented in each chapter in multiple ways, engage students in meaningful activities in the classroom, and integrate additional material into their lectures. Students will gain the tools to apply specific methods from a variety of disciplines to analyze the social, political, spiritual, and cultural aspects of religions. Its unique pedagogical design means it can be used from undergraduate- to postgraduate-level courses.
Beautifully written meditations on fifteen well-chosen words In What's in a Phrase? — winner of the 2015 Christianity Today Book Award in Spirituality —…Marilyn McEntyre showed readers how brief scriptural phrases can evoke and invite. In Word by WordMcEntyre invites readers to dwell intentionally with single words — remembering their biblical and literary contexts, considering the personal associations they bring up, and allowing them to become a focus for prayer and meditation. McEntyre has thoughtfully chosen fifteen words (see below), and she gives each word a week, guiding readers in examining the word from seven different angles throughout the week. She draws on the spiritual practices of lectio divina and centering prayer as she encourages readers to allow these small words to help them pause and hear the voice of the Spirit. "I invite you to discover," says McEntyre in her intro-duction, "how words may become little fountains of grace. How a single word may, if you hold it for a while, become a prayer." ListenReceiveEnjoyLet GoWatchAcceptResistAllowBe StillFollowRejoiceAskDareLeaveWelcome
Beautifully written meditations on fifteen well-chosen words In What's in a Phrase? — winner of the 2015 Christianity Today Book…Award in Spirituality — Marilyn McEntyre showed readers how brief scriptural phrases can evoke and invite. In Word by WordMcEntyre invites readers to dwell intentionally with single words — remembering their biblical and literary contexts, considering the personal associations they bring up, and allowing them to become a focus for prayer and meditation. McEntyre has thoughtfully chosen fifteen words (see below), and she gives each word a week, guiding readers in examining the word from seven different angles throughout the week. She draws on the spiritual practices of lectio divina and centering prayer as she encourages readers to allow these small words to help them pause and hear the voice of the Spirit. "I invite you to discover," says McEntyre in her intro-duction, "how words may become little fountains of grace. How a single word may, if you hold it for a while, become a prayer." ListenReceiveEnjoyLet GoWatchAcceptResistAllowBe StillFollowRejoiceAskDareLeaveWelcome
By David Steindl-Rast. 2016
"The tranquility of order is a dynamic tranquility, the stillness of a flame burning in perfect calm, of a wheel…spinning so fast that it seems to stand still. Silence in this sense is not only a quality of the environment, but primarily an attitude, an attitude of listening. ... Let us give to one another that gift of silence, so that we can listen together and listen to one another. Only in this silence will we be able to hear that gentle breath of peace, that music to which the spheres dance, that universal harmony to which we, too, hope to dance." Austrian-born Benedictine monk David Steindl-Rast is one of the most influential and beloved spiritual teachers of our time. For decades, Brother David has divided his time between periods of monastic life at the Mount Saviour Monastery in New York and extensive lecture tours on five continents. He has brought spiritual depth into the lives of countless people, whom he touches through his lectures, his workshops and his writings. Brother David was one of the first Roman Catholics to participate in Buddhist-Christian dialogue, studying under Zen teachers and building bridges between religious traditions. His newest book, The Way of Silence, draws heavily on Buddhist teachings to cultivate the practice of "deep" listening: turning away from noise and distraction, paying attention, and embracing quiet. The Way of Silence embraces paradox: absence versus presence in silence. Dynamic tranquility. The all-oneness of aloneness. Humbly, trusting in God, you'll practice emptying your mind in order to receive wisdom, insight, and understanding. You'll learn to listen deeply, with a trusting heart—and you'll joyously discover a new, interior freedom that will make you feel more vibrant, and more fully alive. The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible
By Bunmi Laditan. 2021
As seen on The TODAY Show ! Dear God is a poignant collection of funny, often heartbreaking, and deeply insightful…letters to God that bravely share the emotions we all feel as we grapple with this broken world and search for divine love. With the same gutsy and poetic honesty that charmed readers around the world, Bunmi now shares prayers and poems that chart her faith journey toward reconnecting with the God she loved, lost, and realized had never left her side even while she wandered. These candid fieldnotes will stir your heart and make you laugh out loud with Bunmi's self-aware humor and profound insight into the spiritual journey we're all trying to navigate. Join Bunmi as she journeys through emotions we all experience—doubt, anger, joy, desperation, love, loneliness, and gratefulness. Wittingly fresh and stunningly relatable, she exquisitely names our fears, voices our painful questions, and bravely says what we're all thinking anyway in our prayerful wrestling with God. For those who find themselves thirsting for something more, those who seek to reconnect with God, or those who really don't know what they believe but appreciate a good word, this poignant collection of prayers is a strengthening reminder that the same Love that rises and sets the sun cares for you with particular affection
By Daniel Fusco. 2021
Is it crazy to want a happy life? The host of Jesus Is Real Radio and Hillsong Channel&’s Real with Daniel Fusco unlocks the happiness…we long for in the most famous teachings of Jesus and the apostle Paul. &“Don&’t just skim through this book quickly. Savor it and discuss it with a friend. Your personal happiness is at stake.&”—Rick Warren, author of The Purpose Driven Life, from the foreword Dissatisfied with your life? Yeah, most of us have been there. There&’s no shame in wanting to be happy, but real satisfaction often eludes us. At best, what fleeting happiness we find tends to dribble away in never-ending debts, stressful deadlines, and mindless scrolling. At worst, it&’s chased away by anxiety, depression, or fallout from our selfishness. Here&’s the truth: whether we hunt for happiness in parties, bars, the workplace hustle, or even in church pews, we&’ll wind up shortchanged. Why? Because we don&’t see our lives as beautiful. But God wants something better for you—happiness so real this world might think it&’s too good to be true. In Crazy Happy, Daniel Fusco unpacks fresh connections in two of the Bible&’s most familiar passages—secrets of happiness that can really, truly, honest-to-goodness change things. If you stick around for the ride, you&’ll find the kind of God-given beauty that can change your life for good—even in our sometimes-crazy world.
By J. I. Packer. 1973
By J. I. Packer. 1973
Faithful. Triune. Beyond comparison. Triumphant over all. These words barely begin to describe the God we serve, yet he invites…us to have a relationship with him. What could be more important than knowing this all-surpassing God? These five easy-to-use studies, based on J. I. Packer's bestselling classic Knowing God, explore the character and actions of God throughout Scripture. They encourage us to look for God every time we read the Bible and to deepen our understanding, trust, and worship in response. As companions to the IVP Signature Collection, IVP Signature Bible Studies help individuals and groups explore and apply biblical truths. Each session features an insightful quotation by Packer matched with a Scripture passage, reflection questions, and application ideas that will equip readers to gain a fuller knowledge of the God we worship. A leader's guide and list of suggested resources are also included.
By Martin Schleske. 2020
Christianity Today Book Award in Culture and the Arts (2021) &“In the final analysis, music is prayer cast into sound.&” One of…the greatest luthiers of our time reveals the secrets of his profession—and how each phase of handcrafting a violin can point us toward our calling, our true selves, and the overwhelming power and gentleness of God&’s love. Schleske explains that our world is flooded with metaphors, parables, and messages from God. But are we truly listening? Do we really see? Drawing upon Scripture, his life experiences, and his insights as a master violinmaker, Schleske challenges readers to understand the world, ourselves, and the Creator in fresh ways. The message of this unique book is mirrored in sensitive photographs by Donata Wenders, whose work has appeared in prominent newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times, Rolling Stone, and Esquire, as well as museums and galleries throughout the world.
By Gerald Hausman. 1997
This book is a sacred text to Ethiopian Christians and Jamaican Rastafarians and tells of the relationship between King Solomon…and the Queen of Sheba and their son Menyelik, who hid the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia.