I felt i did trust in christ, christ alone for salvation; and an assurance was given me that he had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death. John Wesley. About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed.
The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and CaringJossey-Bass #ad - Palmer's deep and graceful exploration of a spirituality for the busy, sometimes frenetic lives many of us lead. Telling evocative stories from a variety of religious traditions, including Taoist, and Christian, Jewish, Palmer shows that the spiritual life does not mean abandoning the world but engaging it more deeply through life-giving action.
The active Life is Parker J. He celebrates both the problems and potentials of the active life, the world, revealing how much they have to teach us about ourselves, and God.
Working the Angles: The Shape of Pastoral IntegrityWilliam B. Eerdmans Publishing Company #ad - Eugene peterson issues a provocative call for pastors to abandon their preoccupation with image and standing, and to return to the three basic acts critical to the pastoral ministry: praying, reading Scripture, and economic viability, success, administration, and giving spiritual direction.
In the Name of Jesus: Reflections on Christian LeadershipCrossroad #ad - The crossroad Publishing Company. For a society that measures successful leadership in terms of the effectiveness of the individual, Father Nouwen offers a counter definition that is witnessed by a "communal and mutual experience. For nouwen, leadership cannot function apart from the community. Most widely read among the over 40 books Father Nouwen wrote is In the Name of Jesus.
. Henri nouwen was a spiritual thinker with an unusual capacity to write about the life of Jesus and the love of God in ways that have inspired countless people to trust life more fully. His wisdom is grounded in the foundation that we are a people "called. This beautiful guide to christian Leadership is the rich fruit of Henri Nouwen's own journey as one of the most influential spirtiual leaders of the 20th century.
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It created nothing short of a spiritual revolution in Scazzero, in his church, and now in thousands of other churches. In this updated edition, Scazzero shares new stories and principles as he outlines his journey and the signs of emotionally unhealthy spirituality. Workbooks, study guides, curriculum, and Spanish editions are also available.
Even though he was the pastor of a growing church, sadness, he did what most people do:Avoid conflict in the name of ChristianityIgnore his anger, and fearUse God to run from GodLive without boundariesEventually God awakened him to a biblical integration of emotional health and the spiritual practice of slowing down and quieting your life for to experience a firsthand relationship with Jesus.
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality: It's Impossible to Be Spiritually Mature, While Remaining Emotionally Immature #ad - . The crossroad Publishing Company. He unveils what's wrong with our current definition of "spiritual growth" and offers not only a model of spirituality that actually works, but seven steps to change that will help you experience authentic faith and hunger for God. Peter scazzero learned the hard way: you can't be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature.
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And relational repair then results as we apply Enneagram insights to the rhythms and grooves of our ordinary daily lives. But simply diagnosing our number doesn't do justice to who we are. The enneagram opens a remarkable window into the truth about us, wounds, lies, triggers, enabling us to see how image, and default responses shape us every bit as much as our faith.
Spiritual Rhythms for the Enneagram: A Handbook for Harmony and Transformation #ad - The crossroad Publishing Company. Zondervan. Nor does it necessarily change us or our relationships. For those who have learned about the Enneagram and wonder "What's next?"―this handbook is the answer. Transformation happens as we grow in awareness and learn how to engage and reflect God's image.
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Zondervan. From job to david to christ, men and women of the Bible understood the importance of pouring one’s heart out to the Father. God desires for us to pour out our hearts to Him, whether in joy or pain.
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Lament challenges the status quo and cries out for justice against existing injustices. And it opens up new ways to encounter the other. Preaching on an obscure, depressing Old Testament book was probably not the most seeker-sensitive way to launch a church. Soong-chan rah's prophetic exposition of the book of Lamentations provides a biblical and theological lens for examining the church's relationship with a suffering world.
Prophetic Lament: A Call for Justice in Troubled Times #ad - Lament recognizes struggles and suffering, that the world is not as it ought to be. But it shaped their community with a radically countercultural perspective. The crossroad Publishing Company. It critiques our success-centered triumphalism and calls us to repent of our hubris. But lament is a missing, essential component of Christian faith.
Hear the prophet's lament as the necessary corrective for Christianity's future. A resonate exposition of the book of Lamentations.
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And yet at times we may struggle with feelings of shame and guilt or even pride in regard to our bodies. Zondervan. Using exercises for reflection at the end of each chapter, she guides you to see your body not as an inconvenience but as a place where you can meet the Holy in a new way―a place to embrace God's glorious intention.
Embracing the Body: Finding God in Our Flesh and Bone #ad - The crossroad Publishing Company. Foreword reviews' 18th annual indiefab book of the year for body, Mind and Spirit2015 Readers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention Our bodies teach us about God, and God communicates to us through our bodies.
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The sacrament of the present moment is the three hundred-year-old classic of spiritual guidance and enlightenment by Jean-Pierre de Caussade, ordained member of the Society of Jesus.
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John o’donohue, irish teacher and poet, has been widely praised for his gift of drawing on Celtic spiritual traditions to create words of inspiration and wisdom for today. HarperSanFrancisco. Most profoundly, o’donohue explains “blessing” as a way of life, however, as a lens through which the whole world is transformed.
To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings #ad - O’donohue awakens readers to timeless truths and shows the power they have to answer contemporary dilemmas and ease us through periods of change. Zondervan. In to bless the space between us, his compelling blend of elegant, poetic language and spiritual insight offers readers comfort and encouragement on their journeys through life.