Christian Living and Evangelism
Why Do Catholics Do That?
A Guide to the Teachings and Practices of the Catholic Church
Paperback ISBN: 0345397266
In Why Do Catholics Do That? renowned scholar and religion columnist Kevin Orlin Johnson answers the most frequently asked questions on Catholic faith, worship, culture, and customs, including: * How the Church Makes Laws * The Hard-Fought Genesis of the New Testament * The Cycle of Redemption * A Short Guide to the Meaning and Structure of the Mass * Decoding Symbols of Scripture and the Sacraments * The Calendar as the Image of Christ's Life * The Rosary * The Stations of the Cross * Monks, Nuns, and the Rules That Guide Them * The Pope * The Laity in the Modern World * Saints * Fatima, Lourdes, and the Story of Apparitions * The Vatican: A Holy City * The Sign of the Cross, Christianity's Best-Known Symbol * Candles in Prayer and Liturgy * The Meaning of the Nativity Scene Blending religious history, a deep appreciation for art and culture, and an enlightened reverence for the traditions of the Church, Why Do Catholics Do That? is the definitive resource for any one who wants to learn more about the rituals, symbols, and traditions that can strengthen our faith every day. "Johnson offers lucid explanations of a dizzying array of customs and beliefs." --Publishers Weekly
Changes That Heal
The Four Shifts that Make Everything Better And that Anyone Can Do
Paperback ISBN: 0310606314
In this ground-breaking book, Dr. Cloud takes the reader step-by-step through the four basic tasks of becoming mature image bearers of God: Bonding to others - Separating from others - Sorting out good and bad in ourselves and others - Becoming an adult -- Dr. Cloud not only explains and describes each task, he also identifies the problems that result when we fail to accomplish that task, and he shows us what changes to make in our lives in order to bring about healing.
Paperback ISBN: 0883684438
Tragic circumstances surprisingly changed, a desperate cry for help heard and answered, a nagging need met--how can such things happen? Through the powerful resource of prayer. As you read these pages, you will understand how to... - Turn adversity into advantage - Get ahead without competing - See your desires fulfilled - Obtain the wealth available to you - Find peace in life’s storms - Be free from sin - Receive the free gift of salvation Begin to receive whatever you need from the Lord today. The blessings of God are yours for the asking!
Art of Theological Reflection
Paperback ISBN: 0824514017
Here is a book for the millions of Christians who want to make a vital connection between their faith and their lives. The authors describe theological reflection as "the artful discipline of putting our experience into conversation with the heritage of the Christian tradition." Their practical book provides a way for all of us to experience greater meaning in life and a more tangible sense of God's creative presence.
The Girl Nobody Loved
Paperback ISBN: 0802422756
'Someone has said that when you have nothing left but God, you realize that God is enough. God had stood beside me when no one else wanted me. He was not going to abandon me now. God would have to heal the emotional pain that throbbed through my body.' As a child, Dorie was rejected by her mother, sent to live in an orphanage where she was regularly beaten by the orphanage director, was beaten time and again by cruel foster parents, and was daily told that she was ugly and unlovable. Dorie never knew love until a group of college students visited the orphanage and told her that God loved her. As she accepted that love, her life began to change. Dorie is the thrilling, true account of what God's love can do in a life. Doris Van Stone takes readers through the hard years of her childhood into her fascinating years as a missionary with her husband to the Dani tribe in New Guinea. With the rise of illegitimate births, the increase in divorce statistics, and the frightening escalation of child abuse, this story stands as a reminder that God's love, forgiveness, and grace are greater than human hurt and sorrow.A loving reminder that God's love, forgiveness and grace are greater than human hurt and sorrow. (More than 170,000 in print)
The Dance of the Dissident Daughter
A Woman's Journey from Christian Tradition to the Sacred Feminine
Paperback ISBN: 006064589x
The author of When the Heart Waits takes the reader on her journey from traditional Christian wife and mother to a woman who argues for a feminine face of God as she travels the world looking for enlightenment. Reprint.