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A Search for the Spiritual

By James Emery White
  • ISBN Code: : 1585581119
  • Publisher : Baker Books
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
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This is the book to put into the hands of seekers. With disarming candor (and no "churchspeak"), White explores the basics of the Christian faith.

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  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Book Code : 9781414370156
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Matt Mikalatos liked Jesus a lot. In fact, he couldn’t believe how much they had in common. They shared the same likes, dislikes, beliefs, and opinions. (Though Jesus did have better hair.) So imagine Matt’s astonishment when he finds out that the guy he knows as Jesus . . . isn’t. He’s an Imaginary Jesus: a comfortable, convenient imitation Matt has created in his own image. The real Jesus is still out there somewhere . . . and Matt is determined to find him. In this hilarious, fast-paced, sort-of-true story hailed as “Monty Python meets C. S. Lewis,” Matt embarks on an incredible chase to find the real Jesus and ask him the one question that his Imaginary Jesus has never been able to answer. It’s a wild spiritual adventure like nothing you’ve ever read before . . . and it might bring you face-to-face with an imposter in your own life. This new edition now contains a discussion guide, an interview with the author, and other bonus features! (Previously published as Imaginary Jesus.)

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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310858747
  • Total of Pages : 192
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Does having faith mean abandoning reason? It’s easy to get that impression. Still, it seems reasonable that a supremely intelligent God would want you to use your God-given intellect on your spiritual journey as much as in any other aspect of your life. Faith may not stand on rational thinking alone, but a solid faith should walk hand in hand with intellectual integrity.Does it really matter what I believe? What is the relationship between faith and knowledge? Why are there so many religions? Do all paths lead to the same God? This book helps you sort through the questions, objections, and concerns you can’t help but raise. A Search for What Makes Sense will help you think your way clearly and honestly to answers that satisfy because they’re your answers—conclusions you’ve arrived at personally without manipulation, coercion, or game-playing.For faith to exist and grow it’s got to make sense—good sense, carefully-thought-out sense. And chances are it does.FINDING FAITHThe Finding Faith books A Search for What Makes Sense and A Search for What Is Real don’t try to tell you what to believe; they are guides in learning how to believe. If you think the spiritual journey requires turning your back on honesty and intellectual integrity, these two companion volumes will speak to both your mind and your soul.

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  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Book Code : 1933495596
  • Total of Pages : 224
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In this meditative spiritual memoir, Judith Valente, celebrated PBS religion journalist and celebrated poet, invites readers along on her transformative pilgrimages to Mount St. Scholastica monastery in Atchison, Kansas. The Benedictine sisters who invited Valente presented her with a view of monastic life and wisdom that brought spiritual healing to her fast-paced life--and promises to do the same for her readers. The first time Judith Valente arrived at Mount St. Scholastica monastery, she came prepared to teach a course on poetry and the soul. Instead, she found herself the student, taking lessons from the Benedictine sisters in the healing nature of silence, how to cultivate habits of mindful living, and the freeing reality that conversion is a lifelong process. With the heart of a poet and the eye of a journalist, she tells how her many visits and interviews with the Benedictine sisters forced her to confront aspects of her own life that needed healing--a journey that will invite readers to healing of their own. A beautiful and heartfelt work that crosses The Cloister Walk with Tuesdays with Morrie, Atchison Blue will resonate with readers of Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Mary Gordon, and Anne Lamott.

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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0310858682
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
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There have been times when you’ve felt that if there isn’t a God, there ought to be. Swept up in the mystery of the night sky, you’ve felt the closeness of its designer. Nature’s extravagant diversity, unfolding in living color, has made you long to know the artist who dreamed it all up. Imagine what that might be like—to actually know God in a way that fills your heart and whispers tremendous value and purpose to something deep within you.But how can you experience a being you’re not even sure exists? Religious jargon and games can’t satisfy such a longing. It’s got to be real ... or nothing at all.A Search for What Is Real helps you sort through the questions, objections, and concerns that arise when you consider God not as some theological abstraction, but as someone you can actually connect with ... and want to connect with, perhaps more than you know.FINDING FAITHThe Finding Faith books A Search for What Makes Sense and A Search for What Is Real don’t try to tell you what to believe; they are guides in learning how to believe. If you think the spiritual journey requires turning your back on honesty and intellectual integrity, these two companion volumes will speak to both your mind and your soul.

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  • Publisher : Church Publishing, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1596280271
  • Total of Pages : 250
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 236
  • Pdf File: in-search-of-the-spirit.pdf

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"Mary Shideler's call to see ourselves as living under the aspect of the eternal, to awaken that Spirit within, is itself sounded from a deep commitment and practice. Applicable to beginners of many different traditions and backgrounds, she is also clear that at some time the novitiate must end and that a deeper commitment will be necessary. Perhaps her observation, "Thou shalt not be overcome," will be one that will prompt many to begin their own spiritual journey." --Henri Nouwen In this classical primer on the spiritual life, Mary McDermott Shideler writes for those just beginning to experience the stirrings of the spirit and to ask the most elementary questions, "How should I pray? What should I pray? What is prayer?" In her guide to the basics of spiritual development, Shideler leads us with shrewd psychological insight from the early steps of spiritual awakening to mature understanding and commitment to whatever tradition in which we find ourselves. Drawing on the insights of writers like CS Lewis, Kierkegaard, Charles Williams, and GK Chesterton, this eloquent work describes life in the spirit with vivid stories and examples and without formal terminology.

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  • Publisher : Harmony
  • Book Code : 0553418688
  • Total of Pages : 244
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 614
  • Pdf File: the-mind-of-god.pdf

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For fans of Deepak Chopra, Rudy Tanzi, and Andrew Newberg. A renowned behavioral neurologist provides insights to some of the most curious spiritual questions we all face. Is there a God? It’s a question billions of people have asked since the dawn of time. You would think by now we’d have a satisfactory, universal answer. No such luck…Or maybe we do and we just need to look in the right place. For Dr. Jay Lombard that place is the brain, and more importantly the mind, that center of awareness and consciousness that creates reality. In The Mind of God, Dr. Lombard employs case studies from his own behavioral neurology practice to explore the spiritual conundrums that we all ask ourselves: What is the nature of God? Does my life have purpose? What's the meaning of our existence? Are we free? What happens to us when we die? For Lombard, these metaphysical questions are a jumping-off point for exploring the brain in search of the seat of the soul. It is neuroscience, the author contends, and how we and our brains interpret what’s going on around us that can lead us to a deeper and more fulfilling faith. Mixing his personal experiences in the medical field (including compelling cases such as the male patient who really thought he was pregnant and a woman who literally scared herself to death) along with his own visionary insight into spiritual experience, Lombard has much to tell us about the nature and power of belief—and what we can do to focus our beliefs in a positive direction. If you want to find more meaning in your life or are searching for a deeper understanding of why we believe what we believe, then this book can lead to an exciting transformation in the way you see and understand the world around you. With cutting-edge research and provocative case studies, renowned behavioral neurologist provides insights to some of the most curious spiritual questions of mortality.

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  • Publisher : Univ of California Press
  • Book Code : 9780520920163
  • Total of Pages : 330
  • Category : Religion
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Book Short Summary:

Robert Torrance's wide-ranging, innovative study argues that the spiritual quest is rooted in our biological, psychological, linguistic, and social nature. The quest is not, as most have believed, a rare mystical experience, but a frequent expression of our most basic human impulses. Shaman and scientist, medium and poet, prophet and philosopher, all venture forth in quest of visionary truths to transform and renew the world. Yet Torrance is not trying to reduce the quest to an "archetype" or "monomyth." Instead, he presents the full diversity of the quest in the myths and religious practices of tribal peoples throughout the world, from Oceania to India, Africa, Siberia, and especially the Americas. In theorizing about the quest, Torrance draws on thinkers as diverse as Bergson and Piaget, van Gennep and Turner, Pierce and Popper, Freud, Darwin, and Chomsky. This is a book that will expand our knowledge—and awareness—of a fundamental human activity in all its fascinating complexity.

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By AiR
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  • Publisher : AiR Institute of Realization
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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  • Pdf File: the-spiritual-jigsaw-puzzle.pdf

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Are you seeking eternal happiness and everlasting peace? Are you in search of the ultimate purpose of life? Then this is the perfect book for you. The 100 Realizations in this book are the 100 pieces of the Spiritual Jigsaw Puzzle, that, once put together, will lead you to be enlightened with the Truth, the ultimate purpose of life. The enlightened picture liberates us from the body, mind and ego, and we become free from all misery and suffering. Our search for God ends. We Realize the Divine in the temple of our heart, experiencing a spiritual ecstasy unknown to common man. This book will help you put the pieces of the Spiritual Jigsaw Puzzle together and create a metamorphosis in your life.

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By AiR
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  • Publisher : AiR Institute of Realization
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 154
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Book Short Summary:

Most of us are lost in the material world and only turn to Spirituality when suffering comes our way. We don't realize that a Spiritual life can liberate us from all misery and suffering. Some people do take the road less traveled, the Spiritual path, and go on a quest to Realize the Truth. But is it even possible to live a Spiritual life in this material world, surrounded by worldly pleasures? Of course, it is! Spirituality is not really about renunciation, but Realization. This book shows the way to that inner voyage of eternal happiness.

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By Echo Bodine
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  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Book Code : 1577317475
  • Total of Pages : 192
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Members : 196
  • Pdf File: look-for-the-good-and-you-ll-find-god.pdf

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Since discovering her psychic and healing abilities in her teens, Echo Bodine has used those gifts to help others. While working as a barber, she often sensed when a client needed healing, and she’d silently provide it. She’s helped people communicate with dead loved ones and helped others using the healing power that flows from her hands. She didn’t always realize what her abilities meant or how to use them, but Echo continued to seek guidance. She discovered that as she sought the good in people and experiences, she also found the love of God and the power of good that come with spiritual practice. Join Echo for this ride through the incredible events of her life’s journey. From one night’s sighting of both comedian Bob Hope and a UFO to a glimpse into a European past life to a tangle with the IRS and a trip to Hollywood to explore reality television, all of Echo’s adventures have deepened her understanding of God and her own humanity. Even situations that looked disastrous, such as alcohol addiction and teen pregnancy, became life-affirming milestones. Her stories reveal a hard-won wisdom that will help you, too, see the good everywhere and find divinity and guidance within.

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  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Book Code : 1462842909
  • Total of Pages : 129
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  • Pdf File: a-search-for-the-source.pdf

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There never was a time when a sense of wonder was absent. Perhaps there were times when it was covered over by more pressing obligations imposed by living, but it was always there. This book is about the exploration of this source of wonder, attempting to understand it. The wonder about death is the most persistent. This wondering leads to questions about the meaning of existence, and the nature of man and God. Accepting religious statements of faith as explanations, never seemed satisfactory to a scientific mind that demanded proof. Casting a wide net for information led to the exploration of wide ranging fields of study: psychology, parapsychology, mysticism, Eastern religious practices, energy biology, astronomy, physics and the perennial philosophy underlying the major world religions. This book is the attempt to make sense of this wide ranging exploration and provide a meaningful view of the diversity encountered. There is an attempt to provide a convergence of meaning while leaving room for each individual to become his/her own explorer and interpreter. It is a presentation of rational fact, yet it is also an exploration of the limitations of rational thinking. This book is designed to help you on your journey of re-perception, bringing you to the brink of spiritual awakening.

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By Victor L. Wooten
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0593081676
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Music
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  • Pdf File: the-spirit-of-music.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Grammy Award winner Victor Wooten's inspiring parable of the importance of music and the threats that it faces in today's world. We may not realize it as we listen to the soundtrack of our lives through tiny earbuds, but music and all that it encompasses is disappearing all around us. In this fable-like story three musicians from around the world are mysteriously summoned to Nashville, the Music City, to join together with Victor to do battle against the "Phasers," whose blinking "music-cancelling" headphones silence and destroy all musical sound. Only by coming together, connecting, and making the joyful sounds of immediate, "live" music can the world be restored to the power and spirit of music. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL

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By James Finley
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  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Book Code : 1594713170
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 518
  • Pdf File: merton-s-palace-of-nowhere.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For forty years, James Finley’s Merton's Palace of Nowhere has been the standard text for exploring, reflecting on, and understanding the rich vein of Thomas Merton's thought. Spiritual identity is the quest to know who we are, to find meaning, to overcome that sense of “Is this all there is?” Merton’s message cuts to the heart of this universal quest, and Finley illuminates that message as no one else can. As a young man of eighteen, Finley left home for an unlikely destination: the Abbey of Gethsemani, where Thomas Merton lived as a contemplative. Finley stayed at the monastery for six maturing years and later wrote this Merton’s Palace of Nowhere in order to share a taste of what he had learned on his spiritual journey under the guidance of one of the great religious figures of our time. At the heart of the quest for spiritual identity are Merton's illuminating insights—leading from an awareness of the false and illusory self to a realization of the true self. Dog-eared, tattered, underlined copies of this book are found on the bookshelves of retreat centers, parish libraries, and the homes of spiritual seekers everywhere. This anniversary edition brings a classic to a new generation and includes a new preface by Finley.

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By Charles Taylor
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  • Publisher : Accent Press
  • Book Code : 1786156393
  • Total of Pages : 384
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 918
  • Pdf File: the-god-conclusion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Is God a delusion? Barrister Charles Taylor examines the evidence in this very readable book. His findings will be controversial to some but offer hope and insight to others. We are the only species unable to live in harmony with our environment and each other. The asteroid that killed the dinosaurs is nothing compared with our impact on the Earth. We are currently responsible for ?The Sixth Great Extinction? of wildlife. Religious terrorism is widespread, though current atrocities are dwarfed by the bloody record of Christianity. The Middle East is destabilised and to East and West we have Presidents Putin and Trump. So called `rational? thinking and the dominance of our left brains have brought us to the brink of disaster. We need a spiritual revolution allowing individuals to reconnect with their right brain, intuition and spirit. Religions have had their day. They contain key truths, but these truths are usually obscured by manmade rules constructed to gain wealth and power. At the other extreme, materialism denies God, the spirit, free will, consciousness and love. Happily, the facts contradict this dispiriting left brained faith that we are deluded robots stumbling through life.

Pursuing the Spiritual Roots of Protest

By Gordon Oyer
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1630871397
  • Total of Pages : 298
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 208
  • Pdf File: pursuing-the-spiritual-roots-of-protest.pdf

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In the fall of 1964, Trappist monk Thomas Merton prepared to host an unprecedented gathering of peace activists. "About all we have is a great need for roots," he observed, "but to know this is already something." His remark anticipated their agenda--a search for spiritual roots to nurture sound motives for "protest." This event's originality lay in the varied religious commitments present. Convened in an era of well-kept faith boundaries, members of Catholic (lay and clergy), mainline Protestant, historic peace church, and Unitarian traditions participated. Ages also varied, ranging from twenty-three to seventy-nine. Several among the fourteen who gathered are well known today among faith-based peace advocates: the Berrigan brothers, Jim Forest, Tom Cornell, John Howard Yoder, A. J. Muste, and Merton himself. During their three days together, insights and wisdom from these traditions would intersect and nourish each other. By the time they parted, their effort had set down solid roots and modeled interreligious collaboration for peace work that would blossom in coming decades. Here for the first time, the details of those vital discussions have been reconstructed and made accessible to again inspire and challenge followers of Christ to confront the powers and injustices of today.

Gandhi

By Arvind Sharma
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  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Book Code : 0300187386
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • Pdf File: gandhi.pdf

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DIV In his Autobiography, Gandhi wrote, “What I want to achieve—what I have been striving and pining to achieve these thirty years—is self-realization, to see God face to face. . . . All that I do by way of speaking and writing, and all my ventures in the political field, are directed to this same end.” While hundreds of biographies and histories have been written about Gandhi (1869–1948), nearly all of them have focused on the political, social, or familial dimensions of his life. Very few, in recounting how Gandhi led his country to political freedom, have viewed his struggle primarily as a search for spiritual liberation. Shifting the focus to the understudied subject of Gandhi’s spiritual life, Arvind Sharma retells the story of Gandhi’s life through this lens. Illuminating unsuspected dimensions of Gandhi’s inner world and uncovering their surprising connections with his outward actions, Sharma explores the eclectic religious atmosphere in which Gandhi was raised, his belief in reincarnation, his conviction that morality and religion are synonymous, his attitudes toward tyranny and freedom, and, perhaps most important, the mysterious source of his power to establish new norms of human conduct. This book enlarges our understanding of one of history’s most profoundly influential figures, a man whose trust in the power of the soul helped liberate millions. /div

SPIRITUAL ART THERAPY

By Ellen G. Horovitz
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  • Publisher : Charles C Thomas Publisher
  • Book Code : 0398083738
  • Total of Pages : 220
  • Category : Art therapy
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In this book, therapists are urged to take into account the existence of spiritual aspects of personality, both in terms of making proper assessments and more focused treatment plans for people under their care. Although addressing itself chiefly to art therapists, the thrust of the text is an attempt to sensitize all clinical practitioners to the spiritual dimensions of therapy. By drawing on sources in the literature of religion, psychodynamics, systems theory, sociology, art, and ethics, the author lays a foundation for discovering and measuring clients’ spiritual sensibilities and search for personal meaning of their relationship to God. Chapter 1 discusses the evolution of the book and how the author embarked upon the inclusion of the spiritual dimension in assessment and treatment. Chapter 2 reviews the literature that encircles art therapy, mental health, and spirituality and explores its impact. Chapter 3 examines the Belief Art Therapy Assessment (BATA). Chapter 4 highlights the interviews and use of the BATA with clergy, while Chapter 5 explores its use with a “normal” adult artist population. Chapter 6 looks at spiritual art therapy with emotionally disturbed children and youth in residential treatment. Chapter 7 offers a case vignette of spiritual art therapy with a suicidal anorectic bulimic. Chapter 8 summarizes the author’s position and theosophy, while Chapter 9 examines the use of phototherapy as a means to investigate mourning and loss issues. The final chapter explores humankind’s search for inner and outer meaning after the tragedy of September 11. In addition to art therapists, this unique book will be useful to mental health workers, social workers, educational therapists, pastoral counselors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and other creative arts therapists.

Thinking Is Authorized!

By Nash Khatri
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1467083887
  • Total of Pages : 108
  • Category : Philosophy
  • Members : 696
  • Pdf File: thinking-is-authorized.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is intended to be a thought-provoking book that does not favor one religion over another or a non-believer over a believer. It is not about good versus evil, or foolish versus wise. Rather, it is a philosophical and concept-oriented work that contains a variety of perspectives that may not have been considered before or may have been taken for granted. It is meant to promote self-determination of what we believe regarding nature, life, God, the future, death, prayer, and the afterlife, since the popularity of a belief does not unquestionably convert that belief into truth. While not necessarily trying to do the thinking for others, this book attempts to raise awareness and jumpstart our understanding of these concepts from an objective viewpoint.

The Spiritual Coach

By Stan Sanderson
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 1728314402
  • Total of Pages : 164
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 337
  • Pdf File: the-spiritual-coach.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Spiritual Coach was written to provide a road map for an incredible spiritual journey as outlined in The Spiritual Coach Program. This simple program was developed to meet the needs of those who have come to realize that no amount of career success or material acquisition can provide the happiness they seek. It never has, and it never will. It’s what Stan Sanderson calls living the big lie. And the reason it can’t, quite simply, is that happiness is not the by-product of the acquisition of anything! Today as many enter what was meant to be their best years ever, they’re realizing that they’re not experiencing the feelings of true happiness and personal fulfilment they had hoped for. Something is definitely missing in their life, and they’re looking to fill that void. Their search is, understandably, leading them to consider the “God thing,” now, more seriously than ever before. But where and how do you find God? The Spiritual Coach presents and discusses the Spiritual Coach Program. A simple yet powerful program consisting of seven concepts and seven strategies specifically designed to help you discover the true joy, happiness, and freedom that God endowed you with in the beginning and that you’ve been seeking for without success. This book was written to help you finally find what you’ve been looking for!

The Spiritual Child

By Dr. Lisa Miller
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  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1250032911
  • Total of Pages : 400
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Members : 827
  • Pdf File: the-spiritual-child.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In The Spiritual Child, psychologist Lisa Miller presents the next big idea in psychology: the science and the power of spirituality. She explains the clear, scientific link between spirituality and health and shows that children who have a positive, active relationship to spirituality: * are 40% less likely to use and abuse substances * are 60% less likely to be depressed as teenagers * are 80% less likely to have dangerous or unprotected sex * have significantly more positive markers for thriving including an increased sense of meaning and purpose, and high levels of academic success. Combining cutting-edge research with broad anecdotal evidence from her work as a clinical psychologist to illustrate just how invaluable spirituality is to a child's mental and physical health, Miller translates these findings into practical advice for parents, giving them concrete ways to develop and encourage their children's—as well as their own—well-being. In this provocative, conversation-starting book, Dr. Miller presents us with a pioneering new way to think about parenting our modern youth.

In Search of a Prophet

By Paul-Gordon Chandler
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1538104288
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 874
  • Pdf File: in-search-of-a-prophet.pdf

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In Search of a Prophet is a fascinating journey through the spiritual life of Kahlil Gibran, author of the bestselling book The Prophet. Capturing our imaginations and enriching our spirits, Paul-Gordon Chandler explores this beloved writer and artist, a mystic who sought to build bridges and tear down walls. In Search of a Prophet is not a traditional biography but a compelling spiritual journey through Gibran’s writings, art, and the places he lived. From his birthplace village high in the snowy mountains of Lebanon, Chandler leads us through his emigration to Boston, art training in Paris, career in New York, and to the far-reaching places of influence his writings and art have traveled. Delving into passages of some of Gibran’s writings—both famous and less well known—Chandler breathes life into this captivating poet artist who moved beyond religion to the core of universal spirituality and was a unique blend of East and West. His voice is timeless, appealing to heart and mind, faith and reason—a much-needed guide for our times.

Parallel Paths to Personal Growth

By Eugene X. Perticone
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1475960700
  • Total of Pages : 172
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Members : 607
  • Pdf File: parallel-paths-to-personal-growth.pdf

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Many often wonder about who they really are, why they are here, what their existence signifies, and how they should conduct their lives. In Parallel Paths to Personal Growth, author Eugene X. Pertione provides both a personal and philosophical look into the question of existence and details a search for the seemingly unknowable answer by looking to both nature and spirit. Parallel Path to Personal Growth shows you how to find your way out of the tangle of conflicting sentiments about what is material and what is spiritual and allow both domains to play a part in your thinking about life. It helps weigh the perspectives of both science and spirituality and demonstrates how they can be integrated meaningfully. Perticone also explains how intuitive moments can increase your awareness of the parallel paths and help you to balance your material and spiritual needs. Perticone communicates that personal growth is not simply the forward movement of one individual in isolation from everyone and everything else that exists. It is the expression of an archetypal impulse to fulfill a purpose that has to do with the design of the creation itself.

Long Night's Journey into Day

By James Emery White
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  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Book Code : 030776897X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 807
  • Pdf File: long-night-s-journey-into-day.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Struggling with life's dark side? Longing for change? Begin the journey toward a transformed life! Many of us look at our lives and wish we could experience lasting life-change. We long to live in the light of our relationship with God, but find that we often reside in the troubling darkness of temptation. It's time to step onto the path that God has laid out for us, the only path that will lead us toward the life we long for. It's time to embark on a Long Night's Journey into Day. Using three keys found in Scripture, you can embark on the journey that leads to personal transformation. Lay hold of the desire, knowledge, and power that make it possible to move away from sin and replace it with life-giving virtue. As pastor and author James Emery White examines the eight basic sins from which all others grow, he also reveals the virtues that counter each sin. By recognizing sin for what it is and practicing the virtues that offset it, we can journey toward lasting life-change that draws from God’s incredible power. Find out what can happen to a life lived in full partnership with the living God. Set out on the path of personal transformation, the life that becomes a Long Night's Journey into Day.

The Holy Longing

By Ronald Rolheiser
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  • Publisher : Image
  • Book Code : 0307886360
  • Total of Pages : 304
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 472
  • Pdf File: the-holy-longing.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Ronald Rolheiser makes sense of what is frequently a misunderstood word: spirituality. In posing the question "What is spirituality?" Father Rolheiser gets quickly to the heart of common difficulties with the subject, and shows through compelling anecdotes and personal examples how to channel that restlessness, that deep desire, into a healthy spirituality. This book is for those searching to understand what Christian spirituality means and how to apply it to their own lives. Rolheiser explains the nonnegotiables--the importance of community worship, the imperatives surrounding social action, the centrality of the Incarnation, the sustenance of the spiritual life--and how spirituality necessarily impacts every aspect of human experience. At the core of this readable, deeply revealing book is an explanation of God and the Church in a world that more often than not doubts the credibility of both.

The Elusive Quest of the Spiritual Malcontent

By Timothy C. F. Stunt
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1498209319
  • Total of Pages : 374
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 998
  • Pdf File: the-elusive-quest-of-the-spiritual-malcontent.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Timothy C. F. Stunt has gathered a range of his essays, both published and unpublished in a collection of largely biographical studies. His subjects range from discontented Quakers hesitating over their identity, to respectable Anglicans who were fascinated with the charismatic phenomena of tongue speaking and healing. Some of the characters with whom he is concerned can be described as "mavericks" on account of their strikingly individualist inclinations. Occasionally their unpredictability takes on a quasi-comic identity, which could even qualify them to be described as "loose cannons." On the other hand, some of them like Edward Irving, Norris Groves, and John Darby played a crucial part in the development of nineteenth-century evangelicalism. In their quest for the ideal church of their dreams, they were often disappointed but one cannot but admire the single-mindedness of their quest.

The Spirituality of the Holy Grail

By Peter L. Fritsch
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  • Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
  • Book Code : 1789047722
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 830
  • Pdf File: the-spirituality-of-the-holy-grail.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The Spirituality of the Holy Grail utilizes the mythology of the search for the Holy Grail as an outline for talking about the nature of the human soul, how it functions, how it is wounded, how it can heal. Peter L. Fritsch shows the reader how to recognize evil, and deal with its reality, without succumbing to non-Christian duality, or simplistic black and white thinking.

In My Father's Garden

By Kim Chernin
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  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Book Code : 1616202246
  • Total of Pages : 193
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Members : 405
  • Pdf File: in-my-father-s-garden.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The author of In My Mother’s House reflects on a spiritual and political awakening that connects her to her father “in this affecting and intimate memoir” (Publishers Weekly). For years, author and psychoanalyst Kim Chernin thought her Marxist firebrand mother was her role model. As she enters midlife, however, Chernin finds that her father's gentle manner has profoundly influenced her. While her mother taught her to change the world through bold action, her father sought to make things happen in small ways. Now Chernin finds herself drawn to recollections of her father quietly working in his garden, which was, she now realizes, a sanctuary and a school. Through three personal stories, Chernin explores her own spiritual evolution. Whether she is comforting a dying woman or seeking wisdom from a Hindu holy woman, she keeps returning to the image of her father in his garden. All the while, Chernin tackles the questions that pull at all of us: how to make sense in a world whose order isn't always apparent, and how to find balance between the mind and the spirit.

Destroying the Spirit of Rejection

By John Eckhardt
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  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Book Code : 1629987719
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 344
  • Pdf File: destroying-the-spirit-of-rejection.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Find deliverance from the destructive effects of the spirit of rejection, receive love and acceptance, and finally obtain healing once-and-for-all. Best-selling author John Eckhardt addresses a common wound that everyone experiences, often early in life. It is the sense of being unwanted and unable to receive love from others. You will break free from manifestations of rejection such as perfectionism, fear, withdrawing from life, pride, self-reliance, people pleasing, lust, insecurity, inferiority, shame, and more. Learn to identify the spirit of rejection and how receiving the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross makes us accepted by God Apply spiritual strategies and renunciation prayers to overcome the spirit of rejection Be emboldened by breakthrough prayers, declarations, strong biblical parallels, and illustrations

Religion Versus Spirituality: Can Spirituality Flourish Apart from Organized Religion? (Debates in Dialogues)

By Joseph Schrock
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  • Publisher : BookLocker.com, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1644385058
  • Total of Pages : 508
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 503
  • Pdf File: religion-versus-spirituality.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This is a book that is devoted to helping inquiring spiritual thinkers find a path of genuine spirituality that leads them into spiritual growth and true harmony with the Divine. Three imaginary characters intensely and passionately debate questions concerning the reliability of Judeo-Christian scriptures, questions about whether the concept of original sin (in the Garden of Eden) is a viable concept for the twenty-first century, etc. Intense debates flare over questions about sexual morality, whether Pauline theology can be regarded as credible in our age of scientific knowledge, whether Heaven and Hell are real, and numerous other issues that are of vital concern to spiritual seekers. The three debaters in these dialogues are: 1) An independent spiritual seeker, 2) A Christian apologist -- devoted to a defense of mainstream Christianity, and 3) A devoted skeptic who questions all things religious or spiritual. If you are a spiritual seeker, one who finds that the materialist/secularist scientific paradigm for all reality leaves you cold, this book can engagingly point you in the direction of ever-deepening spiritual insights that will enable you to progressively advance toward genuine harmony with Ultimate Reality -- the Creator and Ruler of our wondrous universe. This book can show you that you need never to abandon intelligence, logic, science, or clear and rational thinking in order to attain a profound spirituality. True spirituality need not be imprisoned in the straitjackets of dogmatic or narrow thinking about reality. The Divine whom you can learn to serve faithfully and devotedly does not demand of you a repudiation of your God-given intellect, and God is never scared of humble and earnest questions. It was not stated flippantly nor erroneously that in regard to true spirituality, "Seek and you shall find; knock and the door will be opened to you". Many of the claims made in this book incorporate the conviction that one must not necessarily buy into the theology of any extant organized religion, but can have a "direct line" to the Creator, receiving thereby inspiration, encouragement, empowerment, inner peace, and growth toward spiritual perfection. For many in our "scientifically enlightened" age, religion is pushed into the "backwaters", and passionate devotion to spirituality is regarded as passe. This need not be so, because the Divine permeates every atom in this universe, and the energy that sustains the universe is also highly willing to inspire, direct, and guide your life. We need not settle for science as the "new god", because powerful though it is as a wonderful instrument, it is nevertheless constrained by the limitations of human powers and our relatively puny intellects. Your life can transcend what science has to offer, because science is bereft of powers to master the mind and the spirit of humanity. By availing yourself of the hints and guidelines offered in this book, you can discover a glorious path of growing inner peace and joys that transcend the powers of human understanding. Freedom of your will opens for you the door to genuine choice -- a choice that could (potentially) have the significance of Heaven versus Hell.

Assessing and Communicating the Spiritual Needs of Children in Hospital

By Alister W Bull
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  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • Book Code : 1784501166
  • Total of Pages : 144
  • Category : Medical
  • Members : 373
  • Pdf File: assessing-and-communicating-the-spiritual-needs-of-children-in-hospital.pdf

Book Short Summary:

What is meant by 'spiritual care'? How can we assess and communicate the needs of a child in hospital effectively if we each have conflicting interpretations of 'spiritual'? This book proposes that we use a language of 'connectedness', which can fully express a child's feelings about, and understanding of, their hospital experience, rather than relying on religious or medical language. In doing so, assessments can be made purely on information given by the child and their emotional and spiritual needs can be communicated between professionals using a shared professional language, regardless of their own faith, religion or secular outlook. The book fully explains the concept of connectedness and outlines a practical assessment tool that uses play and storytelling to connect with the child and gather information about their hospital experience, their relationships with others while in the hospital setting, their feelings about their current state and their needs. This book will improve communication between medical practitioners, chaplains and other support services, enabling them to provide the best support for children in their care. It will also be of interest to academics in healthcare, theology and psychology.

A Mind for God

By James Emery White
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  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Book Code : 0830874313
  • Total of Pages : 127
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 646
  • Pdf File: a-mind-for-god.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Grow your brain! James Emery White presents a well-written, accessible approach to the importance of the mind in a Christian framework and the use of the Christian mind in the world. This accessible approach will help you put your mind to use in the world as it was intended by our Creator and includes reading lists and resources for learning.