100 Days in the Secret Place
Paperback ISBN: 0768420652
100 Days of Journeying Deeper Into God’s Presence ...featuring Devotions by Christian Mystics: Miguel de Molinos, Jeanne Guyon and Francois Fenelon Bored with the exercises of religious ritualism and parched by the teaching of dry dogma, man searches for a way back home to the place of God’s presence. Unfortunately, this journey inward is a “road less traveled
Siblings By Choice
Race, Gender, And Violence
Paperback ISBN: 0827234562
Exploring the historical, social, political, economic, and ecological dynamics that shape who we are and how we relate to one another, Smith and Riedel-Pfaefflin uncover the many layers and complexities of race, gender, class, and violence that make change difficult to achieve and sustain, and discuss the significance of an intercultural sibling metaphor for the teaching and training of pastoral care and counseling. They incorporate art, myth, history, social sciences, and scripture to demonstrate how the concepts of intercultural realities, systemic thinking, and narrative agency help us to understand historical processes that still have an influence on today's problems of violence between cultures, races, gender, and religions. Smith and Riedel-Pfaefflin offer their own life experiences, enlightenment from theological giants, teaching tools, group exercises, and case studies to build more culturally competent counseling and teaching and to enhance personal and social transformation.
Serving God and Country
U.S. Military Chaplains in World War II
Paperback ISBN: 0425253554
Describes the personal histories of some of the 12,000 ministers, priests and rabbis who were part of the Chaplain Corps during World War II, seeing to the spiritual needs of military personnel as they followed them into battle. 25,000 first printing.
Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life
Paperback ISBN: 0307742881
The award-winning author of A History of God shares practical recommendations for promoting world peace by cultivating one's intrinsic tendencies for compassion, outlining a program for achieving mindfulness and engaging in acts of kindness. Reprint.
The Majesty of God in the Old Testament
A Guide for Preaching and Teaching
Paperback ISBN: 080103244x
This new book by a trusted Old Testament scholar directs the student and pastor to an aspect of biblical truth often lacking in contemporary preaching and teaching: God's unsurpassed majesty and greatness. Kaiser suggests that a key way to recapture this important doctrine in the pulpit is through the preaching of the Old Testament--itself an oft-neglected or mishandled discipline. By expositing ten great Old Testament passages that are rife with evidence of God's majesty, he shows how today's preacher might address this deficiency. He also shows how such exercises as word studies and historical/archaeological studies can be used to help pastors make the Old Testament relevant to their congregations.
Celebrating the Seasons
Daily Spiritual Readings for the Christian Year
Hardcover ISBN: 0819218472
Draws from ancient, medieval, reformed, and contemporary sources to provide today's seekers with daily readings and nourishment from Christian spiritual masters of the past two thousand years.
Letters on the Spiritual Life
Paperback ISBN: 052557395x
Seven million copies of his books in print! This collection of over 100 unpublished letters from the bestselling author of such spiritual classics as The Return of the Prodigal Son and The Wounded Healer offers deep spiritual insight into human experience, intimacy, brokeness, and mercy. Over the course of his life, Henri Nouwen wrote thousands of letters to friends, acquaintances, parishioners, students, and readers of his work all around the world. He corresponded in English, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish, and took great care to store and archive the letters decade after decade. He believed that a thoughtful letter written in love could truly change someone's life. Many people looked to Nouwen as a long distance spiritual advisor. Love, Henri consists of over a hundred letters that stretch from the earliest years of Henri's career up through his last 10 years at L'Arche Daybreak. Rich in spiritual insights the letters highlight a number themes that emerged in both Henri's work over the years, including vocation, solitude, prayer, suffering, and perseverance in difficult times. These deeply spiritual letters, sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, ulimately demonstrate the rich value of communicating with God through others.