A Search For God Anniversary Edition

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The Book of Awakening

The Book of Awakening Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Red Wheel
ISBN: 1633411672
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A new edition of the #1 NYT’s bestseller by Mark Nepo, who has been called “one of the finest spiritual guides of our time” and “a consummate storyteller.” Philosopher-poet and cancer survivor Mark Nepo opens a new season of freedom and joy—an escape from deadening, asleep-at-the wheel sameness—that is both profound and clarifying. His spiritual daybook is a summons to reclaim aliveness, liberate the self, take each day one at a time, and savor the beauty offered by life's unfolding. Reading his poetic prose is like being given second sight, exposing the reader to life's multiple dimensions, each one drawn with awe and affection. The Book of Awakening is the result of Nepo’s journey of the soul and will inspire others to embark on their own. He speaks of spirit and friendship, urging readers to stay vital and in love with this life, no matter the hardships. Encompassing many traditions and voices, Nepo's words offer insight on pain, wonder, and love. Each entry is accompanied by an exercise that will surprise and delight the reader in its mind-waking ability.

The Book of Enoch

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Editor: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486120996
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An apocryphal work from the second century B.C., this volume influenced early Christians, particularly the Gnostics, and introduced such concepts as fallen angels, resurrection, and last judgment.

The Purpose Driven Life

The Purpose Driven Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Rick Warren
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310329337
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The New York Times #1 bestselling book by Pastor Rick Warren that helps you understand and live out the purpose of your life. Before you were born, God already planned your life. God longs for you to discover the life he uniquely created you to live--here on earth, and forever in eternity. Let The Purpose Driven Life show you how. As one of the bestselling nonfiction books in history, with more than 35 million copies sold, The Purpose Driven Life is far more than just a book; it's the road map for your spiritual journey. A journey that will transform your life. Designed to be read in 42 days, each chapter provides a daily meditation and practical steps to help you discover and live out your purpose, starting with exploring three of life's most pressing questions: The Question of Existence: Why am I alive? The Question of Significance: Does my life matter? The Question of Purpose: What on earth am I here for? The book also includes links to 3-minute video introductions and a 30- to 40-minute audio Bible study message for each chapter. Plus questions for further study and additional resources. The Purpose Driven Life is available in audiobook, ebook, softcover, and hardcover editions. Also available: The Purpose Driven Life video study and study guide, journal, devotional, book for kids, book for churches, Spanish edition, Large Print edition, and more.

Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition

Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack Canfield
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1480437204
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Chicken Soup for the Soul 20th Anniversary Edition by Jack Canfield Summary

The twentieth anniversary edition of the original Chicken Soup for the Soul is brimming with even more hope and inspiration—the stories you’ve always loved, plus bonus stories, plus 20 bonus stories from today’s thought leaders. Twenty years later, Chicken Soup for the Soul continues to open the heart and rekindle the spirit. Celebrate the twentieth anniversary with the classic book that inspired millions—reinvigorated with bonus stories of inspiration! You will find hope and inspiration in these 101 heartwarming stories about counting your blessings, thinking positive, and overcoming challenges.

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reader's Choice 20th Anniversary Edition

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reader's Choice 20th Anniversary Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Amy Newmark
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1611592240
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Chicken Soup for the Soul: Reader's Choice 20th Anniversary Edition by Jack Canfield,Mark Victor Hansen,Amy Newmark Summary

This special anniversary collection of has a double-dose of inspiration - personal stories of how Chicken Soup for the Soul changed lives, and the life-changing story itself! Twenty years later, Chicken Soup for the Soul and its stories are still changing lives! This special twentieth anniversary collection celebrates the power of storytelling. Readers share their personal, inspiriting stories about how a Chicken Soup for the Soul story made a difference in their lives, paired with the life-changing story itself. It’s a double dose of inspiration!

Every Man's Battle, Revised and Updated 20th Anniversary Edition

Every Man's Battle, Revised and Updated 20th Anniversary Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Stephen Arterburn,Fred Stoeker
Editor: WaterBrook
ISBN: 0593192729
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Every Man's Battle, Revised and Updated 20th Anniversary Edition by Stephen Arterburn,Fred Stoeker Summary

The groundbreaking guide to winning the battle with sexual temptation--now revised and updated to help men navigate the realities of technology and other contemporary challenges. From movies and television to print media and the Internet, men are continually bombarded with sensual images and content. It is impossible to avoid temptation, but this book offers a clear and tested strategy for victory. Millions have found Every Man's Battle an invaluable guide to overcoming the struggle and remaining strong in the face of temptation. With extensive updates, including the latest data on the intersection between brain science and sexuality, this bestseller shares the stories of dozens who have escaped the trap of sexual immorality and presents a practical, detailed plan for living with sexual integrity and a godly view of women. A comprehensive workbook makes this an ideal resource for small groups as well as personal use.

New Religions: Emerging Faiths and Religious Cultures in the Modern World [2 volumes]

New Religions: Emerging Faiths and Religious Cultures in the Modern World [2 volumes] Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Eugene V. Gallagher,Lydia Willsky-Ciollo
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440862362
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New Religions: Emerging Faiths and Religious Cultures in the Modern World [2 volumes] by Eugene V. Gallagher,Lydia Willsky-Ciollo Summary

A valuable resource for students and general audiences, this book provides a unique global perspective on the history, beliefs, and practices of emergent faith communities, new religious traditions and movements worldwide, from the 19th century to the present. New Religions: Emerging Faiths and Religious Cultures in the Modern World provides insightful global perspectives on the emergent faith communities and new traditions and movements of the last two centuries. Readers will gain access to the information necessary to explore the significance, complexities, and challenges that modern religious traditions have faced throughout their history and that continue to impact society today. The work identifies the themes and issues that have often brought new religions into conflict with the larger societies of which they are a part. Coverage includes new religious groups that emerged in America, such as the Seventh-day Adventists, the Latter-day Saints, and the Jehovah's Witnesses; alternative communities around the globe that emerged from the major Western and Eastern traditions, such as Aum Shinrikyo and Al-Qaeda; and marginalized groups that came to a sudden end, such as the Peoples Temple, Heaven's Gate, and the Branch Davidians. The entries highlight thematic and broader issues that run across the individual religious traditions, and will also help students analyze and assess the common difficulties faced by emergent religious communities. Presents alphabetically arranged entries on new religions that provide readers with easy-to-access, historical information about how these religions emerged from their cultural contexts and evolved over time Provides numerous primary source documents—each introduced by a headnote—that convey firsthand accounts of the founding of new religions and supply students material for critical analysis Includes photographs that help students better visualize important places, people, and things related to new religions Helps meet world history content standards and enables a fuller understanding of religious beliefs and practices in the contemporary world as well as how religions have responded to challenges and uncertainties

Through the Eye of the Soul

Through the Eye of the Soul Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Billie Harlan
Editor: BalboaPress
ISBN: 1452579105
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Through the Eye of the Soul by Billie Harlan Summary

Is there anything beyond this life? Through the Eye of the Soul is a collection of stories from everyday people that affirms a belief that indeed there is a life beyond and a loving connection between souls. “Through the Eye of the Soul is a persuasive collection of those personal stories that invite us into the unity of life and death, the unity of all God’s creation.” —Janet Grill, MDiv, retired pastor of St. Andrews Lutheran Church “Through the Eye of the Soul is a interwoven chronicle of a lifelong learner. The stories that she has culled along her path leave us with the uncanny and reassuring sense that we are not alone in our life journey.” —Betsy Mazzoni, MSW, MPA, assistant executive director of Bethany Hospice “As a mother grieving the loss of her sons, I found comfort and assurance in each story I read. My belief in an afterlife was strengthened as well as my belief that our connection with our loved ones never dies.” —Kathi A. Leddy, BS, volunteer coordinator Come read and share in moving stories that seek to touch your heart and fill you with hope.

Merton's Palace of Nowhere

Merton's Palace of Nowhere Pdf/ePub eBook Author: James Finley
Editor: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594713170
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Merton's Palace of Nowhere by James Finley 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.

Seven Days that Divide the World, 10th Anniversary Edition

Seven Days that Divide the World, 10th Anniversary Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John C. Lennox
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310127823
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Seven Days that Divide the World, 10th Anniversary Edition by John C. Lennox Summary

Now revised and updated--John Lennox's acclaimed method of reading and interpreting the first chapters of Genesis without discounting either science or Scripture. What did the writer of Genesis mean by "the first day?" Are the seven days in Genesis 1 a literal week or a series of time periods? If I believe that the earth is 4.5 billion years old as cosmologists believe, am I denying the authority of Scripture? With examples from history, a brief but thorough exploration of the major interpretations, and a look into the particular significance of the creation of human beings, Lennox suggests that Christians can heed modern scientific knowledge while staying faithful to the biblical narrative. He moves beyond a simple response to the controversy, insisting that Genesis teaches us far more about the God of Jesus Christ and about God's intention for creation than it does about the age of the earth. With this book, Lennox offers a careful and accessible introduction to a scientifically-savvy, theologically-astute, and Scripturally faithful interpretation of Genesis. Since its publication in 2011, this book has enabled many readers to see that the major controversy with which it engages can be resolved without compromising commitment to the authority of Scripture. In this newly revised and expanded edition, John clarifies his arguments, responds to comments and critiques of the past decade since its first publication. In particular, he describes some of the history up to modern times of Jewish scholarly interpretation of the Genesis creation narrative as well as spelling out in more detail the breadth of views in the Great Tradition of interpretation due to the early Church Fathers. He shows that, contrary to what many people think, much of the difficulty with understanding the biblical texts does not arise from modern science but from attempting to elucidate the texts in their own right.

The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition

The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dalai Lama
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101135166
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The Art of Happiness, 10th Anniversary Edition by Dalai Lama Summary

An updated edition of a beloved classic—the original book on happiness, with new material from His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Dr. Howard Cutler Nearly every time you see him, he's laughing, or at least smiling. And he makes everyone else around him feel like smiling. He's the Dalai Lama, the spiritual and temporal leader of Tibet, a Nobel Prize winner, and a hugely sought-after speaker and statesman. Why is he so popular? Even after spending only a few minutes in his presence you can't help feeling happier. If you ask him if he's happy, even though he's suffered the loss of his country, the Dalai Lama will give you an unconditional yes. What's more, he'll tell you that happiness is the purpose of life, and that the very motion of our life is toward happiness. How to get there has always been the question. He's tried to answer it before, but he's never had the help of a psychiatrist to get the message across in a context we can easily understand. The Art of Happiness is the book that started the genre of happiness books, and it remains the cornerstone of the field of positive psychology. Through conversations, stories, and meditations, the Dalai Lama shows us how to defeat day-to-day anxiety, insecurity, anger, and discouragement. Together with Dr. Howard Cutler, he explores many facets of everyday life, including relationships, loss, and the pursuit of wealth, to illustrate how to ride through life's obstacles on a deep and abiding source of inner peace. Based on 2,500 years of Buddhist meditations mixed with a healthy dose of common sense, The Art of Happiness is a book that crosses the boundaries of traditions to help readers with difficulties common to all human beings. After being in print for ten years, this book has touched countless lives and uplifted spirits around the world.

Ian McHarg and the Search for Ideal Order

Ian McHarg and the Search for Ideal Order Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kathleen John-Alder
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134811322
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Ian McHarg and the Search for Ideal Order by Kathleen John-Alder Summary

Ian McHarg and the Search for Ideal Order looks at the well-known and studied landscape architect, Ian McHarg, in a new light. The author explores McHarg’s formative years, and investigates how his ideas developed in both their complexity and scale. As a precursor to McHarg’s approach in his influential book Design with Nature, this book offers new interpretations into his search for environmental order and outlines how his struggle to understand humanity’s relationship to the environment in an era of rapid social and technological change reflects an ongoing challenge that landscape design has yet to fully resolve. This book will be of great interest to academics and researchers in landscape architectural history.

Ten Days that Shook the World

Ten Days that Shook the World Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Reed
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1510716793
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Ten Days that Shook the World by John Reed Summary

"This book is a slice of intensified history—history as I saw it.” So begins John Reed’s first-hand account of the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917. Much anticipated when it was published in 1919, Reed’s narrative remains as riveting today as when the events he describes were still reverberating throughout the world. Reed was hardly a disinterested observer, and his involvement in the Communist labor movement lends urgency and passion to his classic account. He vividly describes events in Petrograd in November 1917, when Vladimir Lenin and the Bolsheviks stormed the Winter Palace and seized the reins of power. Despite Reed’s personal leanings, which he made no attempt to hide, the book garnered praise from luminaries across the political spectrum. George F. Kennan, the American diplomat, and father of the policy of Soviet containment, said that “Reed’s account of the events of that time rises above every other contemporary record for its literary power, its penetration, its command of detail. It will be remembered when all others are forgotten." Reed was committed to telling the story of the Russian revolution as truthfully as possible. That the book was banned by Russian premier Josef Stalin is a testament to the author’s success in carrying out his mission. One hundred years after Russia and the world trembled, Ten Days that Shook the World brings alive the momentous events of 1917.

The Hole in Our Gospel 10th Anniversary Edition

The Hole in Our Gospel 10th Anniversary Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Richard Stearns
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0785228705
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The Hole in Our Gospel 10th Anniversary Edition by Richard Stearns Summary

This tenth-anniversary edition of The Hole in Our Gospel features a new chapter and updated statistics, along with full-color photo and infographic inserts, a study guide, a concordance of scripture on poverty and justice, and personal accounts from readers whose perspectives have been changed by The Hole in Our Gospel. Is our faith only about going to church, studying the Bible, and avoiding the most serious sins? Or does God expect more? Have we embraced the whole gospel or a gospel with a hole in it? More than twenty years ago, Rich Stearns came face-to-face with that question as he sat in a mud hut in Rakai, Uganda, listening to the heartbreaking story of an orphaned child. Stearns’s journey took much more than a long flight to Africa. It took answering God’s call on his life, a call that tore him out of his corner office at one of America’s most prestigious corporations, to walk with the poorest of the poor in our world. Stearns’s compelling story demonstrates that the whole gospel was always meant to be a world-changing social revolution, a revolution that begins with each one of us.

Praying Dangerously

Praying Dangerously Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Regina Ryan
Editor: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1935387340
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Praying Dangerously instructs us that we can grow up spiritually, leaving behind a childish relationship to prayer as a superstitious ritual or mere plea for favors. It encourages readers to recognize the difference between prayer that asks only for reassurance, and prayer that asks for the Ultimate, and stands for transformation. �We can cease being ‘victims� of God�s Will, while at the same time embracing genuine surrender and reliance on the irrefutable power of love,” says author and retreat leader Regina Sara Ryan. Readers of the first edition (published in 2001) were enthusiastic in their praise, calling it a brave and useful book. Prayer groups and church congregations around the U.S. have used it for study, and it has been translated into Dutch, German and French. And the message of the book is more relevant now than it was 10 years ago. The insecurities of our times draw us inward or back to our churches. In prayer groups and retreats of all kinds we are looking for comfort and consolation, for spiritual direction, or for answers to the eternal questions that have always challenged humanity. This book is a valued contribution in that search. This 10th anniversary edition is fully revised, with several completely new chapters including: �The High Cost of Forgiveness”-a subject that challenges everyone-and �Praying on the Subway,” about how our generally busy and often chaotic lives can provide us with a constant impetus for blessing others.

Eat Pray Love 10th-Anniversary Edition

Eat Pray Love 10th-Anniversary Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Elizabeth Gilbert
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101010916
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Eat Pray Love 10th-Anniversary Edition by Elizabeth Gilbert Summary

The 10th anniversary edition of one of the most iconic, beloved, and bestselling books of our time from the bestselling author of City of Girls and Big Magic, Elizabeth Gilbert. Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love touched the world and changed countless lives, inspiring and empowering millions of readers to search for their own best selves. Now, this beloved and iconic book returns in a beautiful 10th anniversary edition, complete with an updated introduction from the author, to launch a whole new generation of fans. In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want—husband, country home, successful career—but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she was consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success, and set out to explore three different aspects of her nature, against the backdrop of three different cultures: pleasure in Italy, devotion in India, and on the Indonesian island of Bali, a balance between worldly enjoyment and divine transcendence.

Money, Greed, and God 10th Anniversary Edition

Money, Greed, and God 10th Anniversary Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jay W. Richards
Editor: HarperCollins
ISBN: 0062841017
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Money, Greed, and God 10th Anniversary Edition by Jay W. Richards Summary

A prominent scholar reveals the surprising ways that capitalism is actually the best way to follow Jesus’s mandates to alleviate poverty and protect our earth. Christianity generally sees capitalism as either bad because it causes much of the world’s suffering, or good because God wants you to prosper and be rich. But there is a large, growing audience of evangelical and mainline Christians who are deeply uneasy about how to follow Jesus’s mandate to care for the poor and the environment while living with the excesses of capitalism. Now, a noted Christian scholar argues that there is a middle view that reveals Christianity cannot only accommodate capitalism, but Christian theology can help explain why capitalism works. By highlighting the most common myths committed by Christians when thinking about economics, such as “capitalism is based on greed and over consumption” or “if someone becomes rich that automatically means someone else will become poor,” Money, Guilt, and God equips readers to take practical steps in their own lives to conduct business, worship God, and serve others without falling into the “prosperity gospel” trap.

Praying the Scriptures for Your Children 20th Anniversary Edition

Praying the Scriptures for Your Children 20th Anniversary Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jodie Berndt
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310361508
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Praying the Scriptures for Your Children 20th Anniversary Edition by Jodie Berndt Summary

This expanded edition of the bestseller features updated content on issues like technology and identity, and comes with new material designed to invite children into the family prayer circle. There is no need we will face in parenting--or that our kids will confront in their lives--that God has not already thought of, and provided for, in his Word. And there can be no greater privilege than partnering with him, through our prayers, to accomplish his best purposes in the lives of the people we love. But where to begin? In this updated and expanded edition celebrating the twentieth anniversary of a modern classic, you will discover how using the Bible to shape your desires and requests opens the door to God's provision--and frees us from things like worry and fear in our parenting! It teaches you how and what to pray for your child(ren) in the following areas: faith character safety relationships the future Plus, all-new material includes sections on praying for a child's sense of identity, praying for their use of technology, and building a prayer legacy with specific strategies and a collection of child-friendly Bible verses designed to help children anchor their hope in God's Word.

How Should We Then Live? (L'Abri 50th Anniversary Edition)

How Should We Then Live? (L'Abri 50th Anniversary Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Francis A. Schaeffer
Editor: Crossway
ISBN: 1433516713
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How Should We Then Live? (L'Abri 50th Anniversary Edition) by Francis A. Schaeffer Summary

As one of the foremost evangelical thinkers of the twentieth century, Francis Schaeffer long pondered the fate of declining Western culture. In this brilliant book he analyzed the reasons for modern society's state of affairs and presented the only viable alternative: living by the Christian ethic, acceptance of God's revelation, and total affirmation of the Bible's morals, values, and meaning.

The Bait of Satan, 20th Anniversary Edition

The Bait of Satan, 20th Anniversary Edition Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Bevere
Editor: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1621365832
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The Bait of Satan, 20th Anniversary Edition by John Bevere Summary

The Bait of Satan exposes one of the most deceptive snares Satan uses to get believers out of the will of God—offense.