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Dancing Standing Still: Healing the World from a Place of Prayer; A New Edition of a Lever and a Place to Stand
Richard Rohr - 2014
Religion, he says, without this contemplative stance is often part of the problem. Drawing from Jesus' parable of the rich man, Rohr believes that religion can only refind itself as a transformational system if it passes through the eye of a needle, if it overcomes its own temptation to power, wealth, and fundamentalism. A true contemplative stance crosses boundaries, is not concerned with who's in and who's out. It is not a worthiness competition. In fact, the accessibility of the contemplative awareness to all is, Rohr believes, the key to the Gospel message that, "The kingdom of heaven is 'hidden in plain sight.'"
Candlelight: Illuminating the Art of Spiritual Direction
Susan S. Phillips - 2008
The experiential practice is accompanied by theoretical and theological foundations guiding it. The book includes the stories of nine men and women whose stories illustrate how the journey of Christian discipleship is helped by spiritual direction.The Spiritual Directors International Series - This book is part of a special series produced by Morehouse Publishing in cooperation with Spiritual Directors International (SDI), a global network of some 6,000 spiritual directors and members.
Simple Spirituality: Learning to See God in a Broken World
Christopher L. Heuertz - 2008
While he's not a contemplative and hardly a mystic, Chris has found, in the Bible and in his work with impoverished people, evidence of a simple spirituality. This way of humility, community, simplicity, submission and brokenness will help you see--no matter how dark things get.
There's a Woman in the Pulpit: Christian Clergywomen Share Their Hard Days, Holy Moments and the Healing Power of Humor
Martha Spong - 2015
Even as we do things as simple as light the candles, set the table, break the bread and pour the wine, we invite people into a holy moment.... The women [in this book] not only have a wellspring of deep wisdom, but they also have the ability to dish out their knowledge with side-aching humor.... I am thrilled that their great wisdom and intelligence will be bound into the pages that I can turn to, lend and appreciate for years to come."--from the Foreword by Rev. Carol Howard MerrittLearn--and laugh--with these women of the church, bound together by a deep commitment to ministry, as they reveal what it really means to be a woman in the pulpit. Over fifty clergywomen representing fourteen denominations share the details of their intimidating balancing act--juggling the isolating expectations of perfection from their congregations and the shared human realities of everyday life.Intended for laypeople, women hearing a call to ministry and clergy of all denominations, these stories and prayers will resonate with, challenge, encourage and amuse anyone who has a passion for their work and faith.Contributors: Rev. Jemma Allen - Rev. Denise Anderson - Rev. Stephanie Anthony - Rev. Amber Belldene - Rev. Beth Birkholz - Rev. Laurie Brock - Rev. Jennifer Garrison Brownell - Rev. Hilary Campbell - Rev. Erin Counihan - Rev. Julie Craig - Rev. Robin Craig - Rev. Liz Crumlish - Rev. Martha Daniels - Rev. Stacey Simpson Duke - Rev. Jan Edmiston - Rev. Ruth Everhart - Rev. Amy Fetterman - Rev. Marci Auld Glass - Rev. Rachel G. Hackenberg - Rev. Elizabeth Evans Hagan - Rev. Cheryl Harader - Rev. Joanna Harader - Gillian Hoyer - Rev. Rosalind C. Hughes - Rev. Sara Irwin - Rev. Kathryn Z. Johnston - Rev. Deborah Lewis - Rev. Jennifer Burns Lewis - Rev. Catherine MacDonald - Rev. Bromleigh McCleneghan - Suzy Garrison Meyer - Rev. Karla Miller - Rev. Sarah E. Howe Miller, PhD - Rev. Holly S. Morrison - Rev. Katie Mulligan - Rev. Dr. Teri McDowell Ott - Rev. Katya Ouchakof - Rev. Kerri Parker - Rev. Katherine Willis Pershey - Rev. Teri Peterson - Rev. Patricia J. Raube - Rev. Diane M. Roth - Rev. Anna Scherer - Rev. Julia Seymour - Rev. Monica Thompson Smith - Rev. Martha Spong - Rev. Sally-Lodge Teel - Rev. Sharon M. Temple - Rev. Michelle L. Torigian - Rev. Deb Vaughn - Rev. Mindi Welton-Mitchell - Rev. Julie Woods
Atomic Power with God with Fasting and Prayer
Franklin Hall - 1948
In 1948 during what some call the "latter rain revival," this book is credited with sparking an outpouring of the Holy Spirit that spread around the world. It covers fasting in general, and then delves into much deeper subject matter related to the spiritual power and revelation accompanied by prolonged fasting.
Extreme Makeover: Transformed by Christ, Not Conformed to the Culture
Teresa Tomeo - 2011
With its emphasis on youth, physical beauty, and sexuality, the secular media is encouraging women - and girls - to see themselves primarily as sex objects.A former television news reporter, Tomeo pulls together the latest research on social behavior and trends to demonstrate that women are harming themselves and their chances for true happiness by adopting the thoroughly modern, sexually liberated lifestyle portrayed in magazines and movies. Packed with not only persuasive statistics but also powerful personal testimonies, Extreme Makeover shows that it is not the slogans of the sexual revolution and the women's liberation movement that free and dignify women, but the beautiful teachings of the Catholic Church.So what are women steeped in the Hollywood and Cosmo girl version of reality to do? Undergo Tomeo's Extreme Makeover. With the help of this book, they can shed the toxic messages that objectify and enslave them and embrace the truth about being a beloved daughter of God.
How to Heal the Sick
Charles Hunter - 1971
Have you ever desperately longed to reach out your hand and bring healing to these needs? At times, our hearts ache with the desire to help, but either we don’t know how, or we are afraid and stop short. The truth is, the Holy Spirit within you is ready to heal the sick! Charles and Frances Hunter present solid, biblically based methods of healing that can bring not only physical health but also spiritual health and abundant life to you, your family, and everyone around you.
How to Hear God's Voice: An Interactive Learning Experience
Mark Virkler - 2006
In fact, every believer is called to have a one-on-one relationship with God because He longs to share sweet times of intimacy with all His children."How to Hear God's Voice" will teach you to discern His voice from all the other voices that clamor for your attention.This book: Gives vital keys to increase the intimacy of your prayer time, Teaches you how to be still before the Lord, Helps you recognize His speech as spontaneous thoughts, Encourages you to seek vision while praying, and use a journal to record revelation.aYour communion with God will become a flow of His words springing forth from your heart. You will experience a depth of relationship you never thought possible!"
The One Year Praying Through the Bible: Experience the Power of the Bible Through Prayer
Cheri Fuller - 2003
You love going through the Scriptures. But you want to do more than just turn the page and check "Bible reading" off your daily to-do list. In The One Year Book of Praying through the Bible, respected author Cheri Fuller leads you through the Bible in one year, helping you pray Scripture passages back to God.The One Year Book of Praying through the Bible is the perfect companion to The One Year Bible--and the perfect way to pray through the Bible within a year. Each daily reading is wonderfully fresh, amazingly personal, and consistently tied to the daily Scripture passages from The One Year Bible. Following each devotional you'll find a short prayer designed to launch you into your own prayer time and a thought-provoking quote from a contemporary or historical Christian.I pray with all my heart. --Psalm 119:145
An Impossible Marriage: What Our Mixed-Orientation Marriage Has Taught Us about Love and the Gospel
Laurie Krieg - 2020
In the Kriegs' case, Laurie is primarily attracted to women--and so is Matt. Some find the idea of mixed-orientation marriage bewildering or even offensive. But as the Kriegs have learned, nothing is impossible with God--and that's as true of their marriage as anyone else's. In An Impossible Marriage, the Kriegs tell their story: how they met and got married, the challenges and breakthroughs of their journey, and what they've learned about marriage along the way. Christianity teaches us that marriage is a picture of Jesus' love for the church--and that's just as true in a mixed-orientation marriage as in a straight one. With vulnerability and wisdom, this book lays out an engaging picture of marriage in all its pain and beauty. It's a picture that points us, over and over again, to the love and grace of Jesus--as marriage was always meant to do.
Justice in the Burbs: Being the Hands of Jesus Wherever You Live
Will Samson - 2007
Life keeps us busy, and the poor and disenfranchised of our world are invisible as we go from our garage to our workplace and back again. But suburbanites can be a force for social justice in the world. In this unique book, readers will take a journey with a young couple from the 'burbs as they learn to notice and act on the issues of justice that abound no matter where you live. This engaging narrative helps readers kiss apathy and ignorance goodbye in favor of a life of concern and action in order to help our fellow human beings.
Healing Unplugged: Conversations and Insights from Two Veteran Healing Leaders
Bill Johnson - 2012
They witness the miraculous regularly and see thousands touched powerfully by God. Yet it wasn't always so. For the first time, these close friends and esteemed leaders share their personal journeys behind life in the healing spotlight. In candid interviews with one another, they reveal how and why they first got into healing ministry; the breakthrough experiences that propelled them; the lessons that helped them grow over the years; how they learned--through trial and error--to see what the Father is doing in each situation; and the most amazing miracles they've seen. Inspiring, informative, unique, and vulnerable, this once-in-a-lifetime book contains material not previously taught on or talked about by either leader. Including specialized, detailed insights about healing, Bill and Randy give a rare and fascinating glimpse into the startup, failures, and successes of a life devoted to healing prayer.