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By T. D. Jakes. 2007
Bishop Jakes offers advice on how to succeed and prosper by reassessing one's life and positioning oneself for the future.…Jakes uses scripture and personal experience to illustrate the connection between faith, good works, and responsibility. Foreword by Dr. Phil McGraw. Bestseller. 2007
By Philip Zaleski. 2007
Thirty-five short stories, essays, and poems by Joseph Epstein, Adam Gopnik, Mary Gordon, Pico Iyer, George Packer, Marilynne Robinson, John…Updike, Garry Wills, and others. In "The Ends of Science," Eric Cohen ponders the dueling realms of science and religion and examines technology's limits in satisfying humanity's deepest longings. 2007
By Marci Shimoff, Carol Kline. 2008
Author presents a holistic approach to finding lasting happiness. Describes a seven-step program corresponding to personal power, mind, heart, body,…soul, purpose, and relationships--as well as twenty-one associated "happiness habits" and exercises. Includes inspirational accounts and tips on applying principles to daily life. Foreword by Jack Canfield. 2008
By Kathy Freston. 2008
Believing wellness to involve the body, mind, and spirit, Freston teaches ways to become aware of the state of all…three areas and uses a cross-training approach to address any concerns. Tools include meditation, visualization, conscious eating, exercise, self-work, spiritual practice, and service. Includes recipes. Bestseller. 2008
By Robinson Fowler. 2019
Il y a beaucoup de cultures qui nous parlent de l’existence d’êtres Reptiliens, considérés comme des dieux: Les Anunnakis. Il…y a beaucoup d’indices, de traces que ces êtres ont laissé dans notre histoire. Les anciens signalèrent et représentèrent ces dieux dans leurs peintures, leurs écrits, et surtout, leurs constructions, lesquelles sont impossibles à reproduire aujourd’hui. Leurs connaissances tant technologiques que de conscience de l’univers influencèrent notre histoire... même jusqu’à nos jours...
By Deepak Chopra. 2008
Bestselling author and spiritual leader offers his perspective on what Jesus can teach people of any faith. Portrays Jesus as…a spiritual guide to finding enlightenment and a universal teacher of compassion, tolerance, and understanding. Discusses Jesus's vision and gives advice to the uninitiated. Spanish language. 2008
By Joni Eareckson Tada. 2009
The founder of a Christian disability advocacy organization, herself quadriplegic, uses biblical scripture to explain the contradictions between misfortune and…God's goodness. Describes her response to her own teenage accident and her state of mind forty years later. Advocates living in the "now" and discusses reasons for suffering. 2009
By Joni Rodgers, Kristin Chenoweth. 2009
Autobiography of Tony Award-winning actress and recording artist (born 1968), who performed in the musical Wicked and on television's Pushing…Daisies and The West Wing. Chenoweth describes her Oklahoma upbringing, coping with Méniáere's disease, and the challenges of being religious in show business. Some strong language. 2009
By Richard J. Foster. 2003
A newly repackaged and updated 40th anniversary edition of the timeless guide that has helped numerous seekers discover a richer…spiritual life infused with joy, peace, and a deeper understanding of God, updated with a new introduction by the author and a new section: "Entering the Great Conversation about the Growth of the Soul."Hailed by many as the best modern book on Christian spirituality, Celebration of Discipline explores the "classic Disciplines," or central spiritual practices, of the Christian faith. Along the way, Foster shows that it is only by and through these practices that the true path to spiritual growth can be found.Dividing the Disciplines into three movements of the Spirit, Foster shows how each of these areas contribute to a balanced spiritual life. The inward Disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study offer avenues of personal examination and change. The outward Disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service help prepare us to make the world a better place. The corporate Disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration bring us nearer to one another and to God.Foster provides a wealth of examples demonstrating how these Disciplines can become part of our daily activities—and how they can help us shed our superficial habits and "bring the abundance of God into our lives." He offers crucial new insights on simplicity, demonstrating how the biblical view of simplicity, properly understood and applied, brings joy and balance to our inward and outward lives and "sets us free to enjoy the provision of God as a gift that can be shared with others." The discussion of celebration, often the most neglected of the Disciplines, shows its critical importance, for it stands at the heart of the way to Christ. Celebration of Discipline will help Christians everywhere to embark on a journey of prayer and spiritual growth.
By Dalai Lama, Howard Cutler, The Dalai Lama, Howard C. Cutler. 2003
Following the massive success of The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama & Howard Cutler bring their bestselling message to…our working lives.Of the many Dalai Lama titles on sale, The Art of Happiness - written with western psychiatrist Howard Cutler - is by far the biggest bestseller of them all. A huge international success, it has sold over 2 million copies worldwide, with nearly 300,000 of these in the UK alone. Now, this inspirational new book brings the successful East-meets-West pairing together again to provide a practical application of Tibetan Buddhist spiritual values to the world of work.In this wise and practical book, the Dalai Lama shows us how to place our working lives into the context of our lives as a whole. Rather than striving to find a role which suits us, we should allow our work to arise naturally from who we are - and what is most important to us. From here we reach a pathway that can lead us to true life fulfilment and purpose.(P)2019 Hodder & Stoughton Limited
By G. William Barnard. 2022
The Santo Daime is a syncretic religion that arose in the Amazon region of Brazil in the middle of the…twentieth century and now has churches throughout the world. Its spiritual practice is based around the sacramental use of ayahuasca, a psychedelic brew consumed only within regular ceremonies. In Liquid Light, G. William Barnard—an initiate of the religion and a scholar of religious studies—considers the religious practice and transformative inner experiences of the Santo Daime community.Immersing readers in his own journeys into nonordinary states of consciousness, Barnard provides a vivid as well as introspective depiction of the dramatic ritual and visionary worlds that a practitioner of this tradition encounters. He combines striking first-person accounts of the ritual life of the Santo Daime with accessible examinations of the psychological and philosophical significance of mystical states and mediumship. Bridging insider and outsider perspectives on religious experience, Barnard demonstrates how the Santo Daime offers its practitioners a transformative and profoundly illuminating spiritual path. Liquid Light also reflects on the broader implications of psychedelics, arguing that entheogenic religions can shed light on a wide range of key philosophical questions concerning consciousness, selfhood, and reality.
Martin Luther (1483-1546) is a classic Christian author who spearheaded the Reformation and whose witness has relevance for life in…the present-day world. Grace and Gratitude presents two texts that represent his spirituality. Because Luther wrote so much in so many different genres, the choice of only two texts provides a limited taste of his spirituality. But they open up a specific, central, and distinctive mark of his conception of the structure of Christian life. The name of the theme, justification by grace through faith, often spontaneously correlates with Luther’s name and his theology. The phrase points to a key theological doctrine that centered his thinking; it lay so deeply ingrained in his outlook that it sometimes explicitly but always tacitly shaped all his early theological views and bestowed a distinctive character to his ethics and spirituality. The two texts are chosen to illustrate how the conviction represented by the phrase draws its authority from scripture, especially Paul, and was discursively analyzed in an early foundational work on Christian life, The Freedom of a Christian. These texts do not represent all there is to say about spirituality in Luther’s thought by any means, and this part should not be taken for the whole. But the coupling of these texts penetrates deeply into what may be called Luther’s Christian spirituality of gratitude.
By Roger Haight, Alfred Pach, and Amanda Avila Kaminski. 2019
Western Monastic Spirituality presents three authors as individuals, certainly, but also as textual informants who, like road markers, represent a…line of the development of a Western monastic spiritual tradition. John Cassian (ca. 360–435) helped bring the wisdom of northern Egyptian ascetical life of the late fourth century to southern France in the early fifth century. Caesarius of Arles (468/470–542), drawing on his own monastic experience and Augustine’s monastic rule, composed a rule for a women’s monastery in the city of Arles. Not many years later, Benedict wrote the most influential rule in Western monasticism, one that still regulates the lives of monks today all over the world. These three texts, when looked at serially and together, offer a theology of monastic spirituality, an example of a relatively short but comprehensive early monastic rule, and a present-day Benedictine interpretation of how Benedict’s monastic spirituality can be summed up in a short present-day digest of his rule. Reflection on early Western monasticism retrieves some basic Christian spiritual values that should inform life today outside the monastery in a busy, secular culture.
If Thomas Aquinas was born in 1225 as it is commonly thought, then he died before reaching the age of…fifty after producing the single-most influential systematic theology of the Western Christian tradition. He did this with a formula: he internalized the thought of Aristotle as it was being introduced into Western Europe and translated into Latin, and he in turn “translated” Christianity into this Aristotelian language. One can use the principles of hermeneutics outlined in Retrieving the Spiritual Teaching of Jesus of this series to analyze what was going on as Aquinas went through some of the basic doctrines of the church in his Summa Theologiae. He laid out their contents by answering an exhaustive series of questions and responding to each of them in intricate detail. The model for each question and answer was drawn directly from the pattern of learning at the University of Paris. Although systematic and abstract, it also enabled an extensive conversation with the tradition of classical theologians and his own contemporaries. This may seem quite distant from spiritual life on the ground, but the method produced a clear understanding of the structure of spiritual life in terms of its goal and the means of attaining it. Aquinas’s analysis of grace, how it enabled genuine Christian spirituality, empowered the virtues, and led to eternal life, constitutes a classic substructure of Western Christian spirituality that became all the more distinctive when Reformation spiritualities offered alternatives to it.
By Timothy Keller. 2008
In this six-session small group Bible study, pastor and bestselling author Timothy Keller uses one of Jesus' best-loved parables --…the Prodigal Son -- to illustrate the depth of God's love and how his grace extends into some very unexpected places. Taking you beyond the traditional focus on the wayward younger son, Keller helps you glean insights from each of the characters in Jesus' parable: the irreligious younger son, the moralistic elder son, and the Father who lavishes his love on both. Inside this guide, you'll explore questions for group discussion and personal reflection, and exercises that will help you experience the truths of Jesus' parable in your own life. The gospel is neither religion nor irreligion, but something else entirely. Whether you're a devout believer or a skeptic, The Prodigal God will challenge you to see Christianity in a whole new way. This Prodigal God Discussion Guide will help you uncover, personalize, and apply life-changing insights from The Prodigal God DVD and book. In six captivating sessions, pastor and New York Times bestselling author Timothy Keller opens your eyes to the powerful message of Jesus' best known---and least understood---parable. The Prodigal God is a revelation of the very heart of the gospel: God's radical love for sinners of every kind. This Discussion Guide is designed for use together with The Prodigal God DVD and book (both sold separately). Includes discussion questions for groups and individuals, suggested resources for further reading, Scripture references, helpful notes for leaders, and much more. When used together with the DVD this study provides users with practical tools that transform their faith. Session include: 1. The Parable The People Around Jesus 2. The Two Lost Sons 3. The Elder Brother 4. The True Elder Brother 5. The Feast of the Father
By Timothy Keller. 2014
Renowned pastor and New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Keller explores the power of prayer.…Christians are taught in their churches and schools that prayer is the most powerful way to experience God. But few receive instruction or guidance in how to make prayer genuinely meaningful. In Prayer, renowned pastor Timothy Keller delves into the many facets of this everyday act. With his trademark insights and energy, Keller offers biblical guidance as well as specific prayers for certain situations, such as dealing with grief, loss, love, and forgiveness. He discusses ways to make prayers more personal and powerful, and how to establish a practice of prayer that works for each reader. Dr. Keller's previous books have sold more than one million copies. His Redeemer Presbyterian Church is not only a major presence in his home base of New York, it has also helped to launch more than two hundred fifty other churches in forty-eight cities around the world. His teachings have already helped millions, the majority of whom pray regularly. And with Prayer, he'll show them how to find a deeper connection with God.From the Hardcover edition.
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 James Bryan Smith. 2022
The Christian faith is about much more than belief and practices - it's also about the kind of people that…we become. Yet some of the biggest barriers to our transformation come from our own toxic narratives about ourselves, narratives that shape the way we see ourselves and the way we interact with the world. We are made with a deep longing in our souls to be wanted, loved, alive and connected to God. Healing our souls requires more than knowing what God thinks about us. Our healing comes not through reason alone, but through revelation. 'The best practice I have seen in Christian spiritual formation' was Dallas Willard's endorsement of the Good and Beautiful series a decade ago. Now this fourth book in the series, The Good and Beautiful You, addresses the self-narratives that hinder spiritual growth and the desires of the soul that only God can satisfy. James Bryan Smith reminds us how Scripture reveals the beauty and goodness of our own souls and how we long for healing that only God can provide. Complete with spiritual practices that help us live into that reality, The Good and Beautiful You will serve as a welcome companion on your journey to discover who you truly are in Christ.
By John Rowan. 2005
In this new edition of The Transpersonal, John Rowan takes account of the growing interest in spirituality, assessing the many…new developments in the field and providing an essential overview of the multitude of guides now available on the subject. By providing a clear and highly readable introduction to the realm of the transpersonal, this book eliminates many of the misunderstandings that plague this area. It relates the transpersonal to everyday life as well as to professional concerns and the various schools of therapy. Divided into three parts, Being, Doing and Knowing, it encourages the reader to explore the levels of consciousness, the techniques involved in transpersonal work and the underlying theory. The unique relationship between the therapist and client is examined in detail, as are the imagined and imaginal world, personal mythology and transcultural work. An entirely new section is included on the ways in which the transpersonal therapist can use the concept of subpersonalities. This fully updated and revised version of John Rowan's original pioneering text provides a highly practical guide which will be useful to anyone working with the growing number of people with spiritual concerns.
By Frank T. Griswold, Mark A. McIntosh. 2022
Encountering the living Word in the words of the Bible When we read Scripture, we learn about God. When we pray the Scriptures,…we experience the mystery of Jesus Christ and inhabit his life. In this book, Mark McIntosh and Frank Griswold bring to bear their decades of combined experience in both the church and the academy to introduce and explore the idea of praying the Scriptures. As McIntosh and Griswold demonstrate, this contemplative approach to the Bible integrates theology and spirituality and fosters genuine hope by bringing us into an encounter with the living Word. After first laying the foundation of what it means to pray the Scriptures, the authors guide the reader through vital biblical passages from different points in the church year, showing how the seasons of the liturgical calendar provide the soil in which the seeds of the Gospel can be nourished by the Holy Spirit, yielding in time a harvest of hope.