The cross section of women depicted -- women from both Hebrew and Christian Scriptures -- stand forth as prophets, visionaries, activists, saints, martyrs, and heroines. Radiant reflections of the feminine face of God, their lives epitomize awareness, understanding, and acceptance in the face of hostility and discrimination. Each chapter focuses on a particular biblical woman and includes a short biography, a reflection, discussion questions, and a prayer experience.
This meditation handbook offers wisdom and advice combined with simple exercise techniques and has brought spiritual benefits to thousands, guiding them on the path to divine love and fulfillment. For those just beginning to meditate or for those who've been meditating for years, this easy-to-read manual should help bring about personal transformation.
The twelve exhilarating meditations in this volume explore what it truly means to follow Jesus today. Part One outlines the essential messages of six major New Testament books--Hebrews, Colossians, Matthew, John, Mark, and Revelation. Part Two examines six key New Testament themes--resurrection, rebirth, temptation, hell, heaven, and new life--and considers their significance for the lives of present-day disciples.
In his sequel to The Ragamuffin Gospel, bestselling Christian author Brennan Manning shows us how true and radical trust in God can transform our lives. The Ragamuffin Gospel helped those who suffered from shame and doubt to find a deeper peace; one that comes from understanding and accepting the unconditional love and grace of God.In Ruthless Trust, Manning goes a step further, addressing the primary obstacle to achieving this peace. He argues that without absolute trust in God, we can never achieve our spiritual goals. Brennan Manning, a former Franciscan monk, is the author of fourteen books, including the bestselling The Ragamuffin Gospel. He leads spiritual retreats in the United States and Europe for people of all ages and backgrounds. "Brennan Manning has led one of the richest and fullest lives of anyone I know. This wise book expresses the theme of that life - a rock-bottom trust Brennan has learned through pain and joy, through ecstasy and tragedy." - Philip Yancey, author of What's So Amazing About Grace?
In 1225 the infirm St. Francis, living in a hut in a church garden, wrote this poem in which he looks on the face of creation and blesses it in its totality. Our text is a translation of the poem by Matthew Arnold. We have illuminated each line with paintings -- ""Praised be my Lord for our brother the Wind"" is accompanied by a Corot painting of trees bent before a gale, and also an illustration by Frank Pape in which a dove is borne joyously upward. In this manner two faces of wind are shown, and the words made more vividly manifest.
Morals are the ropes and axes necessary for climbing those great heights from which a greater journey begins. That journey leads to the happy land of the Trinity. It is there that joys, almost unimaginable in this world, begin. Begin not end. from the preface
In The Screwtape Letters, C.S. Lewis s famous devil derides the Christian year as The Same Old Thing. To combat this, Walter Hooper has drawn from Lewis s vast bibliography, accumulating short meditations that correspond to each day of the Christian calendar. Hooper has chosen passages that emphasize Lewis illuminatingly matter-of-fact approach to religion, with each entry focused on themes such as Nearness to God, Heaven and Sexuality, or Two Kinds of Good and Bad. In addition to providing food for thought, these bite-sized excerpts facilitate a yearlong journey towards achieving the joy that Lewis wrote is the serious business of heaven.
"The point about reading C. S. Lewis is that he makes you sure, whatever you believe, that religion accepted or rejected means something extremely serious, demanding the entire energy of the mind." Harper s
"A potent anthology." Los Angeles Times"
The phenomenal sales of the God's Little Instruction Book family have quickly made this inspiring series a household name. Designed to be fun to read, yet thought-provoking, these delightful books combine inspiring quotes with corresponding scriptures to challenge readers to strive for excellence in all areas of life.
Praise for Touching the Edge
""Touching the Edge is an homage to love, loss, and the rising grace that comes when grief is transformed into peace. Margaret Wurtele's bow to her son, Phil, is a story we can all recognize within the context of each family's dance with death. Her words can heal the fall of a human heart.""
-Terry Tempest Williams, author of Refuge, Red, and Leap
""Touching the Edge is an extraordinary memoir. Margaret Wurtele writes of the most painful events a parent can ever imagine, and yet she writes so honestly, so clearly, with prose as lucid and shimmering as cut crystal, that the book shines with a quiet grace. I too have a single grown child. I read this book and trembled. But I also saw, through Margaret Wurtele's eyes, a glimpse of the light that guided her through the darkness. It was a privilege to read this book.""
-Susan Allen Toth, author of Blooming: A Small-Town Girlhood and My Love Affair with England
""I happened to be climbing on Rainier the day that Phil was killed, and I often wondered who he was, what he was like. Now, thanks to this beautifully told account, I have a very good idea. And I have an even clearer sense of what it means to be a parent, and a child of God. This book will choke you up, but the tears will be more than worth it.""
-Bill McKibben, author of The End of Nature and Long Distance: Testing the Limits of Body and Spirit in a Year of Living Strenuously
""The experience of love and loss, when shared, can become the alchemy of a rebirth of the spirit in others. In this journey to the other side of grief, Margaret Wurtele is fearlessly true to her experience of loss and makes herself available to be an agent of transformation for her readers. This is the glory of the human story: we really are 'members of one another' whether we realize it or not.""
-Alan Jones, Dean of Grace Cathedral, San Francisco, and author of Seasons of Grace, The Soul's Journey, and Living the Truth
Suppose you could make God a part of your everyday life.
Suppose you could ask questions about love, faith, life and death, good and evil--and God answered in a way that you could truly understand.
Neale Donald Walsch asked, and God responded.
With these meditations from the pages of Conversations with God the conversation continues, every day. Read. Respond. Watch. Listen. God is always there. Always, and all ways...
C mo se origin el universo? Cu l es el prop sito del hombre sobre la tierra?
Si alguna vez se ha hecho estas preguntas, usted tiene que leer esta obra.
La c bala es un sistema esot rico dise ado para responder las preguntas eternas del hombre acerca de la naturaleza de Dios y del universo. Es una pr ctica fundamental en la evoluci n espiritual de cada ser humano.
En C bala para el mundo moderno, se presentan los or genes y el prop sito de esta pr ctica espiritual desde un punto de vista contempor neo. Reune los antiguos conceptos de la c bala y revela su relaci n con la ciencia y con la Teor a Cu ntica, la Relatividad y el Big Bang.
Adem s explora la teor a del caos, la materia oscura, los agujeros negros, y c mo prepararse para el momento cuando, de acuerdo a la c bala, Dios finalmente mostrar su cara al mundo.
How did the universe originate? What is the purpose of man on earth?
If you have ever asked these questions, you have to read this book.
The Kabbalah is an esoteric system designed to answer the eternal questions of man about the nature of God and the universe. It is a fundamental practice in the spiritual evolution of every human being.
In Kabbalah for the Modern World, the origins and purpose of this spiritual practice are presented from a contemporary point of view, exploring the concepts of Kabbalah and revealing its relationship with science and quantum theory, relativity and the Big Bang.
Also explores chaos theory, dark matter, black holes, and how to prepare for the time when, according to the Kabbalah, God will finally show its face to the world.