Then Sings My Soul
150 Of the World's Greatest Hymn Stories
Paperback ISBN: 0785249397
A collection of traditional hymn stories considers how they have impacted people throughout history, discussing the experiences of their writers and the meaning of musical worship while inviting readers to reflect on their own lives. Original.
The People's Pope
Hardcover ISBN: 0789334356
This first illustrated book about Pope Francis is a devotional keepsake, gathering the most inspiring images of the new papacy. This handsomely illustrated volume pairs photographs of Pope Francis’s papacy with quotations from his published works, interviews, and homilies about his transformational vision for the Church and humanity. Having long espoused a more tolerant and welcoming vision of the Church, Pope Francis has been hailed the "pope of the people" as he captures minds and hearts with his joyful faith and his concern for those left behind by society. Pope Francis has spoken movingly about his spiritual life, his hopes for church reform, his open-minded stance toward gays and lesbians, his views on women, and even his favorite movies. Accompanying these texts are images that showcase the Pope’s warm, personal pastoral style—leaving the papal car to venture into the crowds, embracing the faithful, ministering to the poor, and even washing the feet of hospital patients. Francis: The People’s Pope is designed to be treasured for years to come and will fill Catholics and non-Catholics alike with hope, making a thoughtful and beautiful gift to be read again and again as a constant source of faith, understanding, and spiritual renewal.
Mission at Nuremberg
An American Army Chaplain and the Trial of the Nazis
Hardcover ISBN: 0061997196
Mission at Nuremberg is Tim Townsend’s gripping story of the American Army chaplain sent to save the souls of the Nazis incarcerated at Nuremberg, a compelling and thought-provoking tale that raises questions of faith, guilt, morality, vengeance, forgiveness, salvation, and the essence of humanity. Lutheran minister Henry Gerecke was fifty years old when he enlisted as am Army chaplain during World War II. As two of his three sons faced danger and death on the battlefield, Gerecke tended to the battered bodies and souls of wounded and dying GIs outside London. At the war’s end, when other soldiers were coming home, Gerecke was recruited for the most difficult engagement of his life: ministering to the twenty-one Nazis leaders awaiting trial at Nuremburg. Based on scrupulous research and first-hand accounts, including interviews with still-living participants and featuring sixteen pages of black-and-white photos, Mission at Nuremberg takes us inside the Nuremburg Palace of Justice, into the cells of the accused and the courtroom where they faced their crimes. As the drama leading to the court’s final judgments unfolds, Tim Townsend brings to life the developing relationship between Gerecke and Hermann Georing, Albert Speer, Wilhelm Keitel, Joachim von Ribbentrop, and other imprisoned Nazis as they awaited trial. Powerful and harrowing, Mission at Nuremberg offers a fresh look at one most horrifying times in human history, probing difficult spiritual and ethical issues that continue to hold meaning, forcing us to confront the ultimate moral question: Are some men so evil they are beyond redemption?
The President's Devotional
The Daily Readings That Inspired President Obama
Paperback ISBN: 0062265296
An inspirational collection of morning devotionals, which weave together scripture, song, prayer, and reflections, help readers start each day with the words that have inspired President Obama during his time in office.
I and Thou
Paperback ISBN: 0684717255
Martin Buber's I and Thou has long been acclaimed as a classic. Many prominent writers have acknowledged its influence on their work; students of intellectual history consider it a landmark; and the generation born since World War II considers Buber as one of its prophets. The need for a new English translation has been felt for many years. The old version was marred by many inaccuracies and misunderstandings, and its recurrent use of the archaic "thou" was seriously misleading. Now Professor Walter Kaufmann, a distinguished writer and philosopher in his own right who was close to Buber, has retranslated the work at the request of Buber's family. He has added a wealth of informative footnotes to clarify obscurities and bring the reader closer to the original, and he has written a long "Prologue" that opens up new perspectives on the book and on Buber's thought. This volume should provide a new basis for all future discussions of Buber.
Wise Teacher, Wise Student
Tibetan Approaches to a Healthy Relationship
Paperback ISBN: 1559393475
The relationship between a teacher and student can be a most rewarding and life-enhancing experience, yet it can also be fraught with problems and misunderstandings. For Westerners working with Eastern teachers, the difficulties can be compounded by cultural differences, language barriers, and divergent expectations. Wise Teacher, Wise Student examines the teacher-student relationship as it is understood in the Tibetan Buddhist context. The author surveys a wide spectrum of situations, exploring the causes of potential pitfalls. In illuminating the sources of misunderstandings, he offers methods to heal wounds and encourage healthy relationships. "Alex Berzin has taken head on one of the hottest issues of Buddhism in the West-the teacher student and gurudisciple relationship. I consider this a seminal work."---Lama Surya Das, author of Letting Go of the Person You Used to be "...the most thoughtful and comprehensive book yet written on the teacher-student relationship."---Jack Kornfield, author of the Wise Heart "An informative, thoughtful, and in depth approach to the mentor-student relationship that will benefit both newcomers to the path and more advanced practitioners."---Ven. Thubten Chodron, author of Buddhism for Beginners "...a sane and valuable cultural and spiritual bridge, for practitioners and teachers in any tradition."---Sangha Journal
His Life and Influence
Paperback ISBN: 1595551042
If there were such a job as the nation's pastor, Billy Graham would be the prime candidate. Having known more American presidents, foreign leaders, and famous people than any other American living or dead, Billy Graham has been uniquely able to speak to the heart of the average person and bring peace and clarity to a nation in trying times. Graham's ministry flourished during a challenging period in the American experience, when the nation was coming to terms with its unexpected new strength in the world and grappling with the most serious racial and social upheavals since the Civil War. Now acclaimed author and former Time magazine senior correspondent David Aikman sheds new and deserved light on that influence, probing critical episodes of Graham's life that help explain his profound impact, both on the public life of America and other nations and the private lives of their cultural and political leaders.