Lifesigns: Intimacy, Fecundity, and Ecstasy in Christian Perspective

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Image #ad - And the third, the experience of ecstasy, extends the Gospel promise "that your joy may be full. Inspired by l'arche, the worldwide network of communities where handicapped people and their assistants try to live together in the spirit of the Scriptures, Nouwen shows how these three elements offer the essential key to a life free from the domination of fear and filled instead with hope and love.

This book will undoubtedly find its place among the classics of twentieth-century literature. Grand rapids pressthe inspirational writings of Henri Nouwen have touched millions of readers all over the world. Much beloved as a lecturer, spiritual guide, and especially as an author, he communicated a profound message of hope that finds great resonance in today's world.

Lifesigns: Intimacy, Fecundity, and Ecstasy in Christian Perspective #ad - In his now classic work Lifesigns, he explores what he saw as three of the most vital aspects of his ministry. The first of these is the Gospel invitation to intimacy, which Nouwen describes as communion with God and relationship with others. The second is the call to fecundity, exhorting us to be open to a fruitful life of change and growth.

You cannot read Lifesigns and not be moved.

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The Dance of Fear: Rising Above Anxiety, Fear, and Shame to Be Your Best and Bravest Self

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Perennial Currents #ad - Unhappiness, is fueled by three key emotions: anxiety, says bestselling author Harriet Lerner, fear, and shame. When tragedy or hardship hits, they may become our constant companions. Fear and other Uninvited Guests shows us how. As we learn to respond to these three key emotions in new ways, clarity, humor, we can live more fully in the present and move into the future with courage, and hope.

The Dance of Fear: Rising Above Anxiety, Fear, and Shame to Be Your Best and Bravest Self #ad - Anxiety can wash over us like a tidal wave or operate as a silent thrum under the surface of our daily lives. We learn: how a man was "cured in a day" of the fear of rejection - and what we can learn from his story how the author overcame her dread of public speaking when her worst fears were realized how to deal with the fear of not being good enough, and shame, vulnerability, fear, and loss how "positive thinking" helps - and harms how to be our best and bravest selves, and with the shame of feeling essentially flawed and inadequate how to stay calm and clear in an anxious, crazy workplace how to manage fear and despair when life sends a crash course in illness, even when we are terrified and have internalized the shaming messages of others No one signs up for anxiety, but we can’t avoid them either.

They are the uninvited guests in our lives. Perennial Currents. With stories that are sometimes hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking, Lerner takes us from "fear lite" to the most difficult lessons the universe sends us.

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Martin Luther : Selections From His Writings

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Anchor #ad - In this volume, Dr. Geographical discovery, an emerging scientific tradition, and a climate of social change had splintered the unity of medieval Christian culture, and these changes provided the background for Luther's theological challenge. His new apprehension of scripture and fresh understanding of man's relation to God demanded a break with the Church as then constituted and released the powerful impulses that carried the Reformation.

Dillenberger has made a representative selection from Luther's extensive writings, and has also provided the reader with a lucid introduction to his thought. The development of martin luther's thought was both a symptom and moving force in the transformation of the Middle Ages into the modern world. Luther's vigorous, colorful language still retains the excitement it had for thousands of his contemporaries.

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The Fear Project: What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me About Survival, Success, Surfing . . . and Love

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Rodale Books #ad - In this entertaining, often laugh-out-loud narrative, pushing his own fears repeatedly to the limits-in his sport, in his life, Yogis also treats himself like a guinea pig for all of his research, and in love. Rodale Press. Ultimately, yogis shares with his readers the best strategies to emerge triumphant from even the most paralyzing of fears.

The fear project gives readers insight into the following:- how fear evolved in the human brain- how to tell the difference between "good fear" and "bad fear"- How to use the latest neuroscience to transform fear memories- Why fear spreads between us and how to counteract fearful "group think"- How to turn fear into a performance enhancer - athletically and at workIn pursuing this terrifying-and often thrilling-journey with Yogis, we learn how to move through fear and unlock a sense of renewed possibility and a more rewarding life.

The Fear Project: What Our Most Primal Emotion Taught Me About Survival, Success, Surfing . . . and Love #ad - Perennial Currents. An epic adventure full of incredible characters, and bleeding edge science, brings them along to surf 40+ foot waves in the dead of winter, the fear project began with one question: how can we overcome our fears to reach our full potential? Who among us has not been paralyzed by fear? In The Fear Project, death-defying athletic achievement, and is there even a way to use it to our advantage? In the process, psychologists, he plunges readers into great white shark-infested waters, what makes it tick, award-winning journalist and surfer Jaimal Yogis sets out to better understand fear-why does it so often dominate our lives, and gives them access to some of the world's best neuroscience labs, and extreme athletes.

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The Real Story of Risk: Adventures in a Hazardous World

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Prometheus #ad - He explains why we let our guard down for a beautiful face, why slow-moving risks like rising seas are hard to stop, how a good story though false can be more persuasive than dry statistics even alarming ones, what we fear even more than death, and many other intriguing quirks about our built-in incompetence to adequately handle present-day risks.

Offering a wealth of fascinating information about health, food, and the environment, sex, money, safety, this book illuminates an often-misunderstood but crucial aspect of daily life. We live in a world of risk. But our spectacular success has also produced our contemporary artificial world with new threats like climate change, chili dogs, and online gambling.

Our brains, which evolved to deal with the ancient world, are ill equipped to process the new threats we face. Perennial Currents. What accounts for our poor ability to perceive and react to the risks that really matter? Starting from an evolutionary perspective, the author traces our distorted perception of risk back to our ancestors, reminding readers that we are all the culmination of a long line of survivors who fought life-and-death threats such as attacks from wild animals, starvation, and disease.

The Real Story of Risk: Adventures in a Hazardous World #ad - It waits for us in our refrigerator and surrounds us on the freeway. We're blind to common risks like heart disease one in five deaths, but we shrink in fear from rare events like shark attacks one in a million and airplane crashes one in twenty thousand. Given that we deal with risk on a constant basis, though, we should be good at it; as it turns out, we're not.

Croston examines the many facets of our hazardous modern environment that we only dimly perceive.

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Gilead: A Novel

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Picador #ad - In the words of kirkus, it is a novel "as big as a nation, as quiet as thought, and moving as prayer. Matchless and towering. Gilead tells the story of America and will break your heart. Great product! . The 2004 pulitzer prize winning novela new york times top-ten book of 2004winner of the national book critics circle Award for FictionA PBS Great American Read selectionNearly 25 years after Housekeeping, Marilynne Robinson returns with an intimate tale of three generations, from the Civil War to the 20th century: a story about fathers and sons and the spiritual battles that still rage at America's heart.

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The Mission of God's People: A Biblical Theology of the Church's Mission Biblical Theology for Life

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Zondervan Academic #ad - Rodale Press. Great product! The mission of god’s people promises to enliven and refocus the study, teaching, and ministry of those truly committed to joining God’s work in the world. He addresses questions of both ecclesiology and missiology with topics like “called to care for creation, ” “sending and being sent, ” “called to bless the nations, ” and “rejecting false gods.

The Mission of God's People: A Biblical Theology of the Church's Mission Biblical Theology for Life #ad - As part of the biblical theology for life Series, teachers, this book provides pastors, and lay learners with first-rate biblical study while at the same time addressing the practical concerns of contemporary ministry. Chris wright’s pioneering 2006 book, the mission of God, revealed that the typical Christian understanding of “missions” encompasses only a small part of God’s overarching mission for the world.

. Wright emphasizes what the Old Testament teaches Christians about being the people of God. In the mission of god’s people, wright shows how God’s big-picture plan directs the purpose of God’s people, the church. Zondervan. God is relentlessly reclaiming the entire world for himself. Perennial Currents.

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Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work

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Penguin Books #ad - Keller shows how excellence, discipline, creativity, integrity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship—not just of self-interest. Every good endeavor Connecting Your Work to God s Work. New york times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet Timothy Keller shows how God calls on each of us to express meaning and purpose through our work and careers.

Tim keller, young professionals, pastor of new york’s redeemer Presbyterian Church and the New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, has taught and counseled students, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than twenty years. Zondervan. Now he pulls his insights into a thoughtful and practical book for readers everywhere.

Every Good Endeavor: Connecting Your Work to God's Work #ad - With deep conviction and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about work today. Rodale Press. Great product! Perennial Currents. In fact, the christian view of work—that we work to serve others, not ourselves—can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life.

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Making Room: Recovering Hospitality as a Christian Tradition

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Eerdmans #ad - Great product! Rodale Press. Although hospitality was central to Christian identity and practice in earlier centuries, our generation knows little about its life-giving character. Every good endeavor Connecting Your Work to God s Work. Making room revisits the Christian foundations of welcoming strangers and explores the necessity, difficulty, and blessing of hospitality today.

Combining rich biblical and historical research with extensive exposure to contemporary Christian communities -- the Catholic Worker, L'Arche, L'Abri, and others -- this book shows how understanding the key features of hospitality can better equip us to faithfully carry out the practical call of the gospel.

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Not the Way It's Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin

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Eerdmans #ad - He discusses the parasitic quality of sin and the ironies and pretenses generated by this quality. Great product! Every good endeavor Connecting Your Work to God s Work. He describes two classic "postures" or movements of sin -- attack and flight. But the shadow of sin has now dimmed in our consciousness. Rodale Press.

He examines the relation of sin to folly and addiction. Christians hated sin, feared it, fled from it--and grieved over it. Even preachers, who once got visibly angry over a congregation's sin, now speak of sin in a mumble. Cornelius plantinga pulls the ancient doctrine of sin out of mothballs and presents it to contemporary readers in clear language, films, drawing from a wide range of books, and other cultural resources.

Not the Way It's Supposed to Be: A Breviary of Sin #ad - And in an epilogue he reminds us that whatever we say about sin also sharpens our eye for the beauty of grace. The awareness of sin used to be our shadow. Zondervan. Perennial Currents. This timely book retrieves an old awareness that has slipped and changed in recent decades. In smoothly flowing prose Plantinga describes how sin corrupts what is good and how such corruption spreads.

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Can We Still Believe the Bible?: An Evangelical Engagement With Contemporary Questions

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Brazos Press #ad - As he traces his own academic and spiritual journey, offering a positive, Blomberg sketches out the case for confidence in the Bible in spite of various challenges to the trustworthiness of Scripture, informed, and defensible approach. Rodale Press. Every good endeavor Connecting Your Work to God s Work.

Great product! However, some of these challenges are noticeably more common today, and the topic is currently of particular interest among evangelicals. In this volume, highly regarded biblical scholar Craig Blomberg offers an accessible and nuanced argument for the Bible's reliability in response to the extreme views about Scripture and its authority articulated by both sides of the debate.

Can We Still Believe the Bible?: An Evangelical Engagement With Contemporary Questions #ad - Zondervan. Used book in Good Condition. Perennial Currents. Challenges to the reliability of Scripture are perennial and have frequently been addressed. He believes that a careful analysis of the relevant evidence shows we have reason to be more confident in the Bible than ever before.

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