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Grace Happens

Grace Happens Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440684286
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Grace’s mother is a movie star. World travel, famous people, and movie sets are her life. So are bodyguards, paparazzi, and constant chaos. Grace dreams of a normal life with regular school and real friends. She also dreams of knowing her father, whose identity her mother has never revealed. When her secretive mother announces they’re going to Martha’s Vineyard for the summer, Grace doesn’t know the island holds the keys to her family history. But once the connection becomes clear, she can’t resist searching for some answers. Grace makes some surprising moves along the way, from making a friend and piercing her ears to developing a strong suspicion of who her father is.

Grace Happens Here

Grace Happens Here Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Max Lucado
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400321220
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Grace Happens Here by Max Lucado Summary

A wonderful message about God’s grace and how to apply it to every aspect of your life. Max Lucado looks at grace from all directions and reveals that no matter which way you look at it, God’s grace is always there, ready to do wonders in your life. This beautiful gift book is filled with powerful quotes, Scripture, and stories that will transform your heart and mind with a deeper understanding of God’s healing grace. The message gently and eloquently encourages you to accept completely His grace and forgiveness as well as extend the same blessing toward others. "When grace happens, generosity happens. Unsquashable, eye-popping big heartedness happens. Receiving grace today? Liberality is in the forecast for tomorrow. When you meet a bountiful person, you are standing where grace is happening."

Wild Grace

Wild Grace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Max Lucado
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1400321468
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Bestselling author Max Lucado explains that if teens let God’s grace change them, shape them, and strengthen them, their lives will never be the same. Today’s teens are being shaped by the pressures and disappointments of the world. But Max Lucado encourages them to take a close look at what can shape their hearts and their futures from the inside out—God’s grace. As Max explains, "God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A whitewater, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you." Wild Grace gives teens an understanding of how grace can change their lives in powerful ways, even when those lives are messed up, off track, or in trouble. Each chapter describes another miracle that happens when we allow God’s grace to work on us and through us: “Grace is God’s decision to change everything. Good-bye, earthly labels. Stupid. Unpopular. Ugly. Failure. No longer. You aren’t who they say you are. You are who He says you are. Spiritually alive. Connected to God. Amazing.” Teens will be convinced that God knew what He was doing when He made them and His grace is always there, ready to work wonders that are bigger than anything this world has to offer.

Grace Givers

Grace Givers Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David Jeremiah
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 1418560820
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Grace Givers by David Jeremiah Summary

Heartwarming and powerful true stories of people who have reached out to their world with incredible acts of self-sacrificing service, with a deep and profound spirit of forgiveness, with both ordinary and extraordinary gifts of grace.

How Happiness Happens

How Happiness Happens Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Max Lucado
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718096479
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How Happiness Happens by Max Lucado Summary

In a world searching for happiness, bestselling author Max Lucado provides a personal plan for a life filled with lasting and fulfilling joy, supported by Jesus’ teaching and modern research. Do you feel happy? How long has it been since you felt a level of contagious, infectious, unflappable, unstoppable happiness? Maybe your answer is, “All the time.” If so, God bless you! (And consider suggesting this book to someone who needs it.) For many of us the answer is, “Well, it’s been a while. I used to be happy, but then life took its toll.” Only one-third of Americans surveyed said they were happy. How can this be? Education is accessible to most. We’ve made advancements in everything from medicine to technology, yet 66 percent of us can’t find an adequate reason to check the “yes” box on the happiness questionnaire. Worldwide, people profess that happiness is their most cherished goal. Marketers get this. “Want to be happy?” they ask. Eat at this restaurant, drive this car, wear this dress. Happiness happens when you lose the weight, get the date, find the mate, or discover your fate. It’s wide, this way to happiness. Yet, for all its promise, it delivers a fragile joy; here one day, tomorrow scattered by the winds of comparison, disappointment, or unmet expectations. Max writes, “There is another option. It requires no credit card, monthly mortgage, or stroke of fortune. Age and ethnicity aren’t unexpected door to joy.” In this book Max shares the unexpected path to a lasting happiness, one that produces reliable joy in any season of life. Based on the teachings of Jesus and backed by modern research, How Happiness Happens presents a surprising but practical way of living that will change you from the inside out. Also available in Spanish.

Alias Grace

Alias Grace Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margaret Atwood
Editor: Emblem Editions
ISBN: 1551994860
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In this astonishing tour de force, Margaret Atwood takes the reader back in time and into the life and mind of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. In 1843, at the age of sixteen, servant girl Grace Marks was convicted for her part in the vicious murders of her employer and his mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Grace herself claims to have no memory of the murders. As Dr. Simon Jordan – an expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness – tries to unlock her memory, what will he find? Was Grace a femme fatale – or a weak and unwilling victim of circumstances? Taut and compelling, penetrating and wise, Alias Grace is a beautifully crafted work of the imagination that vividly evokes time and place. The novel and its characters will continue to haunt the reader long after the final page.

What Happened

What Happened Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501175572
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What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton Summary

“An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” (Slate). The #1 New York Times bestseller and Time #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most personal memoir yet, about the 2016 presidential election. In this “candid and blackly funny” (The New York Times) memoir, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. She takes us inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. “At her most emotionally raw” (People), Hillary describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. She tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. In this “feminist manifesto” (The New York Times), she speaks to the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics. Offering a “bracing... guide to our political arena” (The Washington Post), What Happened lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future. The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign, now with a new epilogue showing how Hillary grappled with many of her worst fears coming true in the Trump Era, while finding new hope in a surge of civic activism, women running for office, and young people marching in the streets.

Reflections of the Christ Mind

Reflections of the Christ Mind Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Ferrini
Editor: Image
ISBN: 9780385502245
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Reflections of the Christ Mind by Paul Ferrini Summary

For Paul Ferrini, there was a time when the very thought of Jesus left him cold. Instead of embodying the truth of Jesus' teaching, Christianity seemed to harbor the fearful thoughts and actions of people who were more committed to self-interest than to unconditional love. So when Ferrini felt Jesus' voice inside him saying, "I want you to acknowledge me," he resisted. In time, however, he came to realize that it was not Jesus he was rejecting but the untruths that had become attached to Christian teaching. Responding to the inner voice did not mean merely acknowledging Jesus as some great teacher who lived in the past, but also meant that he was opening himself up to a living presence within his own awareness. Once Ferrini reached this reconciliation, powerful words of spiritual truth began to flow through him. Reflections of the Christ Mind presents the most important teachings the author has received through his spiritual awakening. Here at last is a gospel devoted solely to Jesus' teachings of love, healing, and forgiveness. The teacher readers meet in these pages is both compassionate and open-minded-he is the Jesus Christians know in their hearts. Repudiating religious hypocrisy, intolerance, and spiritual pride, Ferrini rejects the dogmatic position of the Church, offering instead words of hope and healing that form the new gospel for today.

Breakdown to Break Through

Breakdown to Break Through Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Linda Perrotti
Editor: Covenant Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1643002015
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Breakdown to Break Through by Linda Perrotti Summary

A riveting spectacle of a woman caught in the darkening madness of mania, wandering aimlessly in a river and into a home where she was brutally attacked and her dignity stripped away as she was handcuffed by police. There were years of manic attacks, psychiatric hospitals, much despair and hopelessness. She was caught in the snares of mental illness. Read of her incredible journey to wellness with medical assistance, an incredible support system, and her ever-deepening faith. Through perseverance and hope, she rose to the ranks of a pillar of hope in Breckenridge, Colorado; Summit County; and other far-reaching communities. Read her story. Heed her message of "don't give up!" Her courage needs to be imitated. Her experiences have brought deeper meaning in life.

Grace Participant's Guide

Grace Participant's Guide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Max Lucado
Editor: HarperChristian Resources
ISBN: 1401675859
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Grace Participant's Guide by Max Lucado Summary

Grace. We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means. But do we really understand it? Have we settled for wimpy grace? It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. Never causes trouble or demands a response. When asked, “Do you believe in grace?” who could say no? Max Lucado asks a deeper question: Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace? God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you. It rewires you. From insecure to God secure. From regret riddled to better-because-of-it. From afraid to die to ready to fly. Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off. Let’s make certain grace gets you.

The Return of Religion in France

The Return of Religion in France Pdf/ePub eBook Author: E. McCaffrey
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 0230233775
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The Return of Religion in France by E. McCaffrey Summary

The author examines how social change and philosophical crisis in the 1980s created the conditions for the return of religion to contemporary French intellectual life. It highlights a critical conjuncture in recent French history when religion was revitalized in French secularism as an expression of individual identity.

The Book of Secrets

The Book of Secrets Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Osho
Editor: Osho Media International
ISBN: 0880507705
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The Book of Secrets is a step by step guide to find the best meditation suitable for you. 112 methods of meditation are described and introduced here with helpful background information to give contemporary people a door to meditation. Reading this book, not only will your outlook on life change, but so will your life. If you want to know more about life and yourself this is your book. Each chapter that focuses on describing specific meditation techniques is followed by a chapter of questions from those who were present during the talks. In most cases, their questions relate to the techniques given in the previous chapter. So, as you start to experiment with a technique, it will be helpful to look into these chapters for some extra hint, some greater depth of understanding, or response to a question that might have arisen for you in your experiments.

The Adventures of Cancer Girl and God

The Adventures of Cancer Girl and God Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Anna Fitch Courie
Editor: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1640650113
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The Adventures of Cancer Girl and God by Anna Fitch Courie Summary

• Popular health and fitness author/nurse • First-hand experience living with cancer in 30+ "days of journaling" through the course of a year • Help for Christians struggling with health and illness who want to connect spiritual beliefs to their whole life, including the illness experience, and to see purpose in their illness journey Cancer diagnosis and treatment can make a person feel both frightened and powerless; Anna Fitch Courie takes a different approach: Join her as she embarks on an epic journey with God after finding out she has cancer. Cancer Girl wraps herself in a cape of grace, freely sharing her experiences of diagnosis, traversing the medical system, finding faith in God again, and learning to live with cancer. Cancer Girl learns that there is no stronger “magic word” than “Trust God.” Part journal, part sage advice, Fitch Courie weaves her experience as a nurse throughout her story. Using her real-time blog posts during the course of diagnosis, treatment, and living with the disease, Fitch Courie covers the cycle of grief and relearning a new norm, offering assurance to others that they are not alone. Each chapter opens with Scripture that reflects the theme of the day. Section 1 covers early stages of the journey; Section 2 offers learnings from the experience; and Section 3 offers questions for the individual to reflect on their own illness and how they felt. Readers are encouraged to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences with their illness in order to contribute to overall healing.

A Cry For Relief

A Cry For Relief Pdf/ePub eBook Author: David A Wheeler
Editor: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1642582360
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A Cry For Relief by David A Wheeler Summary

Suffering is an ugly word, especially when it's an undisputable part of your own life. It can literally destroy you""mind, body, and spirit. It can control you and turn you into someone you have never been. A loving, spiritual-minded person can become a crooked human being""bitter, desolate, wretched and hopeless but still a human being. Suffering transforms our attitude about ourselves. Instead of us being self-confident and outgoing, it can humble us to the point of wanting to die. It removes the blinders to our vulnerability. It makes us fragile and weak, and it can often bring out the worst in us. A crooked tree is still a tree. Not every tree is tall and straight, nor is any person exempt from pain and suffering. A tornado can take a strong, straight tree and turn it into a pile of rubble with one gust. Just so, none of us expect to experience the pains of loss, disability, and suffering that may come without warning but, in a split second, changes the course of the rest of our lives. Even the strongest and most godly of human beings can reach a breaking point when the tragic events of life crush their human spirit. However, one of the lessons that I have learned through this experience is that God is not finished with me yet; I can find strength in my relationship with him and discover that I still have gifts to offer him. I must remember that God blesses even the crooked tree with what it needs to continue living. When I first wrote this book, I had been in the ministry for thirty years. Now it has been more than fifty-five years. It is proving to be a practical tool for training and use in caregiving rather than a theory or simple narrative. A Cry for Relief will tell you my story and the process of healing through the blessings of spiritual growth and tender caregiving.

A Balm for Gilead

A Balm for Gilead Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Daniel P. Sulmasy MD, PhD, OFM
Editor: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589012739
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A Balm for Gilead by Daniel P. Sulmasy MD, PhD, OFM Summary

Once rarely discussed in medical circles, the relationship between spirituality and health has become an important topic in health care. This change is evidenced in courses on religion and medicine taught in most medical schools, articles in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, and conferences being held all over the country. Yet, much of the discussion of the role of religion and spirituality in health care keeps the critical distance of only being about spirituality. A Balm for Gilead goes further, offering a work of spirituality. Sulmasy moves between the poetic and the speculative, addressing his subject in the tradition of great spiritual writers like Augustine and Bonaventure. He draws from philosophical and theological sources—specifically, Hebrew and Christian scripture—to illuminate how the art of healing is integrally tied to a sense of the divine and our ultimate interconnectedness. Health care professionals—and anyone else involved with the care of the sick and dying—will find this series of meditations both inspiring and instructive. Sulmasy addresses the spiritual malaise that physicians, nurses, and other health care workers experience in their professional lives, and explores how these Christian healers can be inspired to persevere in the care of the sick. Drawing on the parable of the prodigal son, for instance, Sulmasy illustrates how some physicians have put financial gain ahead of their patients, and how genuine spirituality might change their hearts. He examines both enigmatic topics such as the relationship between sinfulness, sickness, and suffering and the spirituality of more routine topics such as preventive medicine. In one especially stirring and poignant meditation, he reflects on the spirituality of dying in the light of Christian hope. A Balm for Gilead interweaves prayer and reflection, pointing the way to a twenty-first-century spirituality for health care professionals and their patients.

Sing Us a Song of Joy

Sing Us a Song of Joy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Philip W. Eaton
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532614497
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Sing Us a Song of Joy by Philip W. Eaton Summary

Out on the barren margins of Babylonian exile, the great Psalmist suggests their captors are actually asking for a song of joy. Imagine that. Is it possible to sing the Lord's song in a foreign land? Christians today find themselves caught up in the massive sweep of secularizing culture. Do we have a joyful song to sing anymore? Do we know what our song has been throughout history? Could we possibly sing as a mighty choir, just perhaps igniting spiritual renewal for our world--and for each one of us as well? This book proposes the possibility of finding a new song for our time.

Awakening the Soul

Awakening the Soul Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John C. Morgan
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498235867
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Awakening the Soul by John C. Morgan Summary

This devotional book is intended as a spiritual resource for nurturing your soul. What is truly personal is also truly universal. Where you touch the Holy, it reaches to touch you, and your life will be transformed. If enough of us begin with our own spiritual disciplines, a whole community may be transformed, or a neighborhood or city or nation. --from the Preface In the first daily devotional guide for Unitarian Universalists since the nineteenth-century Day Unto Day (American Unitarian Association), John Morgan has discerningly compiled a unique collection of 365 devotions on prayer, forgiveness, suffering, compassion, social justice, Unitarian Universalist heritage, and many other topics. Mirroring the pluralism in our congregations, the contributions to this book come from many roots--Christian, Buddhist, mystic, Jewish, pagan, humanist, and agnostic.

God Is With You Every Day

God Is With You Every Day Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Max Lucado
Editor: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718034651
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God Is With You Every Day by Max Lucado Summary

Do you find it easier to face the day when you know God is with you? Max Lucado believes it is! In God Is With You Every Day, Max uses his signature reassuring and encouraging voice, paired with practical, relevant, and personal messaging, to remind you that God is with you every day. This 365-day devotional begins each week with a prayer and scripture, followed by six days of devotions and scripture for reflection. Weaving messages of comfort, grace, and encouragement, this book is wonderful for: Anyone who wants a fresh infusion of faith to start each day Those walking through difficult seasons of life such as loneliness, grief, or change People in need of courage to face each day God Is With You Every Day makes a great: Self-purchase for those needing an extra pick-me-up or Max Lucado fans Inspirational gift for friends and family walking through a tough season, experiencing loss, or overwhelmed by life's challenges


Musings Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph Fecher
Editor: Page Publishing Inc
ISBN: 1644243601
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Musings by Joseph Fecher Summary

Musings is a treasure for the senses. You will find death and despair, love and renewal – everything that makes up a life. Nature poems that you will want to quote at your next "garden club" meeting. And sonnets, not from the Portuguese, but from our daily life. Humor, there is a plenty, but limericks, really?

History of Christian Dogma

History of Christian Dogma Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter C. Hodgson
Editor: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 019102998X
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History of Christian Dogma by Peter C. Hodgson Summary

History of Christian Dogma is a translation of Ferdinand Christian Baur's Lehrbuch der christlichen Dogmengeschichte, second edition, 1858. The Lehrbuch, which Baur himself prepared, summarizes in 400 pages his lectures on the history of Christian dogma, published post-humously in four volumes. Baur, professor of theology at the University of Tübingen from 1826 to 1860, brilliantly applied Hegelian categories to his historical studies in New Testament, church history, and history of Christian dogma. According to Baur, "Dogma" is the rational articulation of the Christian "idea" or principle-the idea that God and humanity are united through Christ and reconciled in the faith of the spiritual community. Following an introduction on the concept and history of the history of dogma, the Lehrbuch treats three main periods: the dogma of the ancient church or the substantiality of dogma; the dogma of the Middle Ages or the dogma of inwardly reflected consciousness; and dogma in the modern era or dogma and free self-consciousness. The entire history is a progression in the self-articulation of dogma through conflict and resolution, moving gradually from objective to subjective forms and to the mediation of subject and object by the philosophers and theologians of the early nineteenth century. The detailed analyses provide a wealth of information on individual thinkers and doctrines that is still relevant today.