Prayer In The Night For Those Who Work Or Watch Or Weep

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Liturgy of the Ordinary

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Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830892206
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Framed around one ordinary day, this book explores daily life through the lens of liturgy, small practices, and habits that form us. Each chapter looks at something author Tish Harrison Warren does in a day—making the bed, brushing her teeth, losing her keys—and relates it to spiritual practice as well as to our Sunday worship.

Prayer in the Night

Prayer in the Night Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tish Harrison Warren
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830846808
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How can we trust God in the dark? Framed around a nighttime prayer of Compline, Tish Harrison Warren explores human vulnerability, suffering, and God's seeming absence as she recalls her own experience navigating a time of doubt and loss. This book offers a prayerful and frank approach to the difficulties in our ordinary lives at work, at home, and in a world filled with uncertainty.

Why Do You Not Believe?

Why Do You Not Believe? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Andrew Murray
Editor: Editora Dracaena
ISBN: 8582182732
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Why Do You Not Believe?, is one devotional about faith and salvation in Christ. Written by Andrew Murray, one of the most important preachers of all time. The book features a daily devotional message of meditation based on the Bible. There are 31 messages that will bless your life and awaken the faith in his heart.

The Ballad of Reading Gaol

The Ballad of Reading Gaol Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Oscar Wilde
Editor: Lindhardt og Ringhof
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"Like two doomed ships that pass in storm We had crossed each other's way: But we made no sign, we said no word, We had no word to say." Oscar Wilde was a married man with children, who had homosexual affairs. Since his sexual preference was considered taboo, not to mention illegal, in the Victorian era, he was famously sentenced to two years in prison for gross indecency. The Ballad of Reading Gaol tells the story of an execution he witnessed while there of a man who killed his wife. It is powerful and haunting, and Wilde’s pain seeps through with every word. Oscar Wilde (1854-1900) was an Irish playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet, famous for ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’ and ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ to name a couple. He was believed to be gay and met a lot of resistance in his life on that account. He died in Paris at the age of 46.

More Than Kin

More Than Kin Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ty Johnston
Editor: Ty Johnston
ISBN: 147012162X
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Walt Johnson has been a rolling stone most of his life, moving from town to town and living on the edges of homelessness. Now he has run out of time as lung cancer has left him only months to live. Walt then begins a quest to find the son with whom he lost contact decades earlier. Out of money, he lands a job at a small-town restaurant in an attempt to save enough to buy a bus ticket to the last known whereabouts of his son. The friends Walt makes at his new job soon become family for him, especially 14-year-old Danny who is emotionally paralyzed at the loss of his own father in Iraq. Faced with Danny’s struggles to grow up and the struggles of his other new friends, Walt comes to realize he is not only on a journey to find his own son, but he is on a journey to find himself worthy of being a father.


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Editor: Canongate Books
ISBN: 0857861018
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The final book of the Bible, Revelation prophesies the ultimate judgement of mankind in a series of allegorical visions, grisly images and numerological predictions. According to these, empires will fall, the "Beast" will be destroyed and Christ will rule a new Jerusalem. With an introduction by Will Self.

On Union With God

On Union With God Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Albertus Magnus
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1441145184
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On Union With God by Albertus Magnus Summary

Albert the Great was born in Swabia, the son of a military nobleman. He was a Dominican priest who taught theology in Cologne and Paris. His most distinguished student was Saint Thomas Aquinas. Albert was called "Doctor universalis" because his breadth of knowledge spanned not only philosophy and theology but all the natural sciences. He was a dedicated student of nature, and although he argued that the physical world can only be known reliably through observation and comparison, Albert distinguished between thruths, which are naturally knowable, and mysteries, which cannot be known without revelation. People can only reach God through Himself - that is, by leaving behind the entanglements of earthly things and contemplating Him exclusively. The image and reality of God's incarnation in Jesus gives human beings the opportunity to attain a more perfect knowledge God through contemplation. Albert refers to the teaching of St. Peter, "Cast all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you."

The Book Thief

The Book Thief Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Markus Zusak
Editor: Knopf Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307433846
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ONE OF TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 BEST YA BOOKS OF ALL TIME The extraordinary, beloved novel about the ability of books to feed the soul even in the darkest of times. When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement. In superbly crafted writing that burns with intensity, award-winning author Markus Zusak, author of I Am the Messenger, has given us one of the most enduring stories of our time. “The kind of book that can be life-changing.” —The New York Times “Deserves a place on the same shelf with The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank.” —USA Today DON’T MISS BRIDGE OF CLAY, MARKUS ZUSAK’S FIRST NOVEL SINCE THE BOOK THIEF.

To Light Their Way

To Light Their Way Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Kayla Craig
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1496454022
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To Light Their Way by Kayla Craig Summary

Prayers to guide your journey of raising kids in a complicated world. In an age of distraction and overwhelm, finding the words to meaningfully pray for our children—and for our journey as parents—can feel impossible. Written with warmth and welcome, To Light Their Way gives voice to your prayers when words won’t come. Filled with more than 100 modern liturgies, this book guides you into an intentional conversation with God for your children and the world they live in. From everyday struggles like helping your child find friends or thrive in school to larger issues like praying for a brighter world rooted in peace and truth, these pleas and petitions act as a gentle guide, reminding us that while our words may fail, God never does. At the core of To Light Their Way is the deepest of prayers: that our children will experience the love of God so deeply that their lives will be an outpouring of love that lights up the world.

Islam and Christianity

Islam and Christianity Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hüseyin Hilmi Işık
Editor: Hakikat Kitabevi
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Islam and Christianity by Hüseyin Hilmi Işık Summary

Islam that abrogated celestial religions of Judaism and Christianity along with their validity is explained first. That Qur’an-ı Karîm is word of Allah; miracles of Muhammad ׳alayhissalâm, his virtues, moral practices and habits; how to be a true Muslim; a comparison of Islam and Christianity; that Muslims are scientifically powerful; are explained next.

Prayer Book Parallels Vol 1

Prayer Book Parallels Vol 1 Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul V. Marshall
Editor: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0898696968
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Prayer Book Parallels Vol 1 by Paul V. Marshall Summary

The two volumes of Prayer Book Parallels are aids to the study of the development of the American book from as many points of view as possible. They include liturgical texts and related historical documents. Volume One contains the texts of the public services of the American Church arranged in parallel columns--from the colonial period to the present--to enable comparative study. The two volumes are of great value to seminarians, clergy, church historians, and anyone interested in the development of the present Prayer Book.

Toward Holy Ground

Toward Holy Ground Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Margaret Guenther
Editor: Cowley Publications
ISBN: 1461660793
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Toward Holy Ground by Margaret Guenther Summary

The second half of life—which we can enter at any age—is that time when we begin the process essential to a mature faith: discovering who we are, exploring our relationship with God, and beginning to let go. This part of life has a depth and spirituality all its own—a need for structure and rule, a tolerance of ambiguity, an exploration of limitation and mortality, and the deep work of discipline and detachment. Margaret Guenther brings her insights as a spiritual director to the gifts and opportunities of those of us who are on this journey to “holy ground.” In each chapter, Toward Holy Ground explores the practical aspects of spirituality in midlife: intercessory prayer, a sense of community, a rule of life, lightheartedness, detachment, and stripping down, preparing for “a good death.” A final chapter discusses practical aspects of ministry to the frail aged.


Intercession Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ormonde Plater
Editor: Cowley Publications
ISBN: 1461732883
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Intercession by Ormonde Plater Summary

Intercession is an essential element of both public and private prayer. Using the Book of Common Prayer and the major elements of the Prayers of the People, Plater explains the construction of everyday litanies, collects, and petitionary prayers, as well as the composition of intercessions for church seasons, holy days, and special occasions. Plater begins by looking at the roots of intercession in the Bible, history, and ancient belief and practice, and goes on to offer practical advice for creating corporate intercessions in the local community. Intercession is a useful aid for liturgical study and planning for priests, pastors, deacons, lay ministers, and worship committees. Small prayer and intercessory groups will find it helpful for free-form prayer that is creative and flexible, yet grounded in prayerbook principles.

The Divine Hours (Volume Three): Prayers for Springtime

The Divine Hours (Volume Three): Prayers for Springtime Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis Tickle
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The Divine Hours (Volume Three): Prayers for Springtime by Phyllis Tickle Summary

The third and final volume in a trilogy of prayer manuals compiled by Publishers Weekly religion editor Phyllis Tickle as a contemporary Book of Hours to guide Christians gently yet authoritatively through the daily offices. The Divine Hours is the first major literary and liturgical reworking of the sixth-century Benedictine Rule of fixed-hour prayer. This beautifully conceived and thoroughly modern three-volume guide will appeal to the theological novice as well as to the ecclesiastical sophisticate. Making primary use of the Book of Common Prayer and the writings of the Church Fathers, The Divine Hours is also a companion to the New Jerusalem Bible, from which it draws its Scripture readings. The trilogy blends prayer and praise in a way that, while extraordinarily fresh, respects and builds upon the ancient wisdom of Christianity. The third and final book in the set, Prayers for Springtime, provides prayers, psalms, and readings for this season associated with rebirth. Compact, it is perfect for those seeking greater spiritual depth. As a contemporary Book of Hours, The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime heralds a renewal of the tradition of disciplined daily prayer, and gives those already using the first two volumes the completion they are seeking. With this volume, the series culminates with three prayer manuals encompassing the liturgical and calendar year with the offices for every day.

Praying Shapes Believing

Praying Shapes Believing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leonel L. Mitchell
Editor: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819224766
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Praying Shapes Believing by Leonel L. Mitchell Summary

Praying Shapes Believing is both a contribution to ongoing scholarly dialogue about how to do liturgical theology and an exposition of the liturgical theology of the Episcopal Church, the church which more than any other church seeds its own identity in terms of its liturgy. This in-depth look at The Book of Common Prayer systematically gives a theological answer to the question, “What does it mean that we act and speak these particular words of liturgy?” The book has a two-point focus. The first is to set forth the liturgical theology of a particular liturgy without importing a priori considerations from sources outside the liturgy itself. The second focus is an expansion of the theology of The Book of Common Prayer as the expression of the faith and life of the Episcopal Church.

Many Servants

Many Servants Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ormonde Plater
Editor: Cowley Publications
ISBN: 1461660629
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In this newly updated and revised introduction to the permanent diaconate, Plater includes a history of deacons in the early church, a survey of deacons from the Reformation to the present, stories of modern diaconal ministries, including first-hand accounts, and a discussion of the formation, training, and deployment of deacons. This book is a basic, essential text for discernment committees and commissions on ministry, and a comprehensive look at a vital ministry in the church today.

The Book of Common Prayer

The Book of Common Prayer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: The Episcopal Church
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1680991698
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The Book of Common Prayer by The Episcopal Church Summary

This edition is packaged for gifting, and is ideal for Bible study groups, as well as confirmation and graduation gifts. The affordable price and compact size makes it ideal for those who like to have a copy they can take to the office, or pack conveniently in their luggage when traveling; a trusted companion for both physical and spiritual journeys. For more than 460 years, The Book of Common Prayer has been a treasured resource for those of the Episcopal faith. Within its pages, countless many have found guidance, strength, and hope. One of the major works of English literature, it has been used regularly for weddings, baptisms, and Episcopal church services since it was first published. Phrases from within the text, such as “Earth to earth, ashes to ashes, dust to dust” and “Till death do us part,” are common in many of the traditions and ceremonies celebrated today by many Christians. Every day, readers will turn to it as a map to guide them as they travel along the path of their spiritual journey; they will turn to it in times of sickness and sorrow; and it will be ever-present by their side as they celebrate joyous occasions.

Until Our Minds Rest in Thee

Until Our Minds Rest in Thee Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John Rose
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1532662564
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Until Our Minds Rest in Thee by John Rose Summary

Open-mindedness is often celebrated in our modern world--yet the habit of open-mindedness remains under-defined, and may leave Christians with many questions. Is open-mindedness a virtue? What is the value of intellectual diversity, and how should Christians regard it? Is it a threat or an asset to the church and its tradition? Drawing on sources ancient and modern--from Aristotle to Augustine, Aquinas, and Wittgenstein--this book explores these questions from the perspectives of philosophy and the Christian faith.

St. Gregory's Prayer Book

St. Gregory's Prayer Book Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Ordinariates established by Pope Benedict XVI
Editor: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1642290726
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St. Gregory's Prayer Book by Ordinariates established by Pope Benedict XVI Summary

The St Gregory's Prayer Book is a beautifully produced leatherette prayer book compiled by the Ordinariates established by Pope Benedict XVI and drawing on the riches of the Anglican liturgical heritage and the exquisite Cranmerian language of the Book of Common Prayer to further enrich the panoply of Catholic liturgy and devotion. The text includes ancient English collects, introits and hymns available together for the first time for the whole Church as approved examples of Catholic liturgy. In addition to the Liturgical texts, classic translations of traditional prayers and devotions for use in the Church and in the home have been lovingly compiled and edited in St Gregory's Prayer Book. This lovely book of prayers is user friendly and accessible to Catholic faithful with a love of beautiful language and in search for supplementary resources for their prayer life that are both new and at the same time respectful of Church tradition. With gold blocking on cover and spine, and a silk ribbon marker. Contents 1. An Outline of Duties of the Christian Life 2. Common Forms of Prayer & Professions of Faith 3. Various Prayers & Intercessions 4. Devotions for Days of the Week & Hours of the Day 5. Devotions for the Morning 6. Devotions for Midday 7. Devotions for the Evening 8. A Selection of Psalms 9. Divine Worship Collects 10. Devotions for the Church Year 11. Penitential Devotions & the Sacrament of Penance 12. Devotions for Holy Communion: Prayers Before & After Mass 13. Prayers at Mass: People's Order of Mass – Divine Worship: The Missal 14. Eucharistic Devotions & Visits to the Blessed Sacrament 15. Devotions to the Holy Trinity 16. Devotions to Our Lord Jesus Christ 17. Devotions to the Holy Spirit 18. Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary 19. Devotions to the Saints & Angels 20. Devotions for the Sanctification of Sickness & Death 21. Devotions for the Faithful Departed 22. Prayers for Various Occasions & Intentions 23. Emergency Baptism

The Oxford Guide to The Book of Common Prayer

The Oxford Guide to The Book of Common Prayer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Charles Hefling,Cynthia Shattuck
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199723898
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The Oxford Guide to The Book of Common Prayer by Charles Hefling,Cynthia Shattuck Summary

The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer is the first comprehensive guide to the history and usage of the original Book of Common Prayer and its variations. Expert contributors from around the world and from every major denomination offer an unparalleled view of The Book of Common Prayer and its influence. The Oxford Guide to Common Prayer is more than simply a history: it describes how Anglican churches at all points of the compass have developed their own Prayer Books and adapted the time-honored Anglican liturgies to their diverse local cultures. The Guide examines how the same texts - Daily Prayers, the Eucharist, Marriage and Funerals, and many others - in dozens of editions now in use throughout the world, both resemble and differ from one another. A brief look at "electronic Prayer Books" also offers a unique and exciting modern perspective. The Oxford Guide to the Book of Common Prayer offers a fascinating journey through the history and development of a classic of world literature from its origins in the 16th century to the modern day. Oxford is pleased to offer The Book of Common Prayer in a variety of formats and prices to match readers' needs and budgets - perfect for study or gift-giving. Visit our website to order your copy today. * A comprehensive survey of the rich history of the original Book of Common Prayer and all of its varied descendents. * Explains, characterizes, and illustrates the dozens of Prayer Book versions in current use throughout the world. * Lays out a path that will enable any reader, Anglican or not, to learn why the BCP is a classic of liturgy and literature.

Life Questions Every Student Asks

Life Questions Every Student Asks Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Gary M. Burge,David Lauber
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830853332
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Life Questions Every Student Asks by Gary M. Burge,David Lauber Summary

Every student asks questions about life beyond the classroom—how can I discern my vocation? How should I understand marriage and sex? What happens if I doubt my faith? To help students navigate these life questions, Gary M. Burge and David Lauber have gathered insights from Christian faculty who draw on their own conversations with students during office hours and over coffee.

Daily Prayer Platform: Volume One (2nd E Edition)

Daily Prayer Platform: Volume One (2nd E Edition) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Keith Walker
Editor: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1312308052
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Daily Prayer Platform: Volume One (2nd E Edition) by Keith Walker Summary

A platform is something you stand on to get heard or a place from which to launch new beginnings, to refresh connections, to renew relationships, or to express deep longings and intentions. The purpose of this invitational e-book is to provide a platform of encouragement to those thirsty for the presence of God in their lives.

Be Kind to Yourself

Be Kind to Yourself Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cindy Bunch
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830846778
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Be Kind to Yourself by Cindy Bunch Summary

It's easy to let self-criticism become our default setting. But as we learn to pay attention to what bugs us and identify negative thinking, we can lean into the things that bring us joy. Filled with spiritual practices and creative exercises, this book from spiritual director Cindy Bunch calls us to self-care through greater compassion for ourselves.

Winning Women Pray

Winning Women Pray Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cathy Messecar,Deanna Koehl
Editor: ACU Press
ISBN: 0891126058
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Winning Women Pray by Cathy Messecar,Deanna Koehl Summary

Before, During, and After prayers found in Scripture show how the Potter adds texture to women’s souls. Refreshed, prayed-up, and convicted—winning women will value and practice a life of on-going prayer. Biblical prayers fit a timeframe of Before, During, and After. Jesus prayed before his ministry and during crucifixion, and after his resurrection, the glorified Jesus lives to intercede for his brothers and sisters. Readers can expect to • increase their prayer in still moments • find value in Frisbee-prayers • affirm that God answers and keeps promises • determine if they are spiritually lazy in the work of prayer • join troops of women who intercede for others • discover historical facts about prayer and postures • embrace the schedule of the timeclock of heaven This field guide of My Combat Prayers, Tactical Training, Weekly Combat Mission, My Dog Tag Scriptures, and In the Trenches stories helps women do the work of prayer. Through the prayers of Jesus, the authors’ experiences, and biblical insights, women will practice light-ushering prayer. The more women are on their faces at the foot of the cross, the more Jesus's presence becomes real—for he alone fits the hollow places of their hearts.

The 1979 Book of Common Prayer

The 1979 Book of Common Prayer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Oxford University Press
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019977949X
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The 1979 Book of Common Prayer by Oxford University Press Summary

A special occasion merits a memorable gift, and this prayer book is just right for marking such an event. The Deluxe Gift Edition's bindings combine two types of soft-to-the-touch Vivella: one pattern wraps around the book's spine and back cover, while a contrasting pattern is on the front. The result is a stylish package that is sure to be treasured by its recipient. Includes a ribbon marker, Family Record section and attractive gift box.

Standing in the Need of Prayer

Standing in the Need of Prayer Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Schomburg Ctr for Resrch in Black Cultur
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743253671
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Standing in the Need of Prayer by Schomburg Ctr for Resrch in Black Cultur Summary

Striking photographs and powerful prayers drawn from the collections of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture span the broad spectrum of black religious traditions through the ages. From the darkest days on slave ships to the defiant times of the Civil Rights Movement, prayer has embodied the most intense expression of African and African-American spirituality. As Mrs. Coretta Scott King writes in her foreword to Standing in the Need of Prayer, "It is said that every prayer is heard and every prayer is answered in some way [and] I still believe that the millions of prayers spoken by African Americans from the Middle Passage on down to today have been heard by a righteous and loving God." This extraordinary volume reflects the struggle, despair, determination, and triumph of the black experience during the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Drawing from faiths as diverse as Islam, Christianity, Judaism, and Vodou, the book also includes prayers from some of history's most powerful voices, among them Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Martin Luther King, Jr. At once beautiful and evocative, Standing in the Need of Prayer captures the most varied, striking, and powerful photographic and poetic expressions of prayer in a joyous celebration of the rich spiritual roots of a courageous people whose incredible spiritual journey will inspire generations to come.

Dimming the Day

Dimming the Day Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jennifer Grant
Editor: Broadleaf Books
ISBN: 150647120X
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Dimming the Day by Jennifer Grant Summary

The moon is out, the air has cooled, and you are ready for bed. You know that scrolling on your phone does not draw you toward sleep but adds to your worries. Power down your phone, take a breath, and begin to dim the day. Research suggests that we should refrain from screens at bedtime. But it can be hard to give up social media and news without something to take its place. In these pages, author Jennifer Grant offers gentle meditations that help you direct your gaze away from screens and uncertainties and toward the natural world. Dimming the Day guides you to focus on the wonders of God's good earth, from the ordinary head of a dandelion to the exquisite beauty of a fractal. Replace anxiety with awe, distraction with focus, and worry with true rest. Calm your mind and settle into stillness. It is time to dim the day.

The Great 50 Days

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Editor: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0898698057
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Like its companion volume, 40 Days, this book is intended to be an accessible, doable, toe-in-the-water introduction to the private recitation of the daily office. It will contain rite two Morning and Evening Prayer from the Book of Common Prayer, the Psalter as prescribed and edited for each day from Easter morning through the Day of Pentecost, the collects, and all bible readings (New Revised Standard Version) for the two-year lectionary cycle. The Prayer Book services of Order for Noonday and Compline (close of day) will also be included for readers who find those times more suitable for praying an office. Readings, prayers, and psalms will be included for the major holy days that often fall in Easter season, including the Annunciation (March 25) and St. Mark (April 25).

The Attentive Life

The Attentive Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Leighton Ford
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830896449
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The Attentive Life by Leighton Ford Summary

Framed around the monastic concept of praying through the hours of the day, Leighton Ford helps you to develop spiritual attentiveness so you can pay attention to how God is working through you and in the world around you.


Eastertide Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phyllis Tickle
Editor: Image
ISBN: 0307552292
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Eastertide by Phyllis Tickle Summary

In her acclaimed trilogy, The Divine Hours, Phyllis Tickle introduced modern Christians to the time-honored practice of "praying the hours." In this exquisite new volume, she provides a vibrant program of prayer dedicated to the anticipation of Christ’s resurrection. Beginning with Ash Wednesday and moving through Lent and on to Easter Sunday, Eastertide provides the daily prayers that bring practitioners into the full spirit of this season. Each day is filled with psalms, readings from the Bible, and hymns of praise and worship, just as they appear in the larger volume, The Divine Hours: Prayers for Springtime. Newcomers to this beloved tradition will find that Eastertide is the perfect introduction to joining the ancients in the tradition of fixed-hour prayer. "A wise rabbi once told me that it is not how many prayers we don’t say that matters to God, but rather how many we do. That is important to all of us, but especially for beginners. If this is your first attempt to return to this most ancient of Christian practices, it is wise to remember that you are entering into a discipline and, like all disciplines, this one sits hard and heavy upon one at times. There are hours you will miss and/or some that you can’t even begin to figure out how to observe. That is all right, for either the joy will carry you into greater joy and transmute the discipline into privilege, or you will find yourself simply the wiser and the richer for such experience as you have had. As the rabbi said, that is what matters ultimately."

Miracles and Other Reasonable Things

Miracles and Other Reasonable Things Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Bessey
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501155474
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Miracles and Other Reasonable Things by Sarah Bessey Summary

“This book—the fullness, depth, and beauty of Sarah Bessey’s faith and artistic genius—is a miracle” (Glennon Doyle, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Love Warrior) and an unforgettable and life-affirming exploration of how trauma can strengthen your faith and miracles can be found in unexpected places. In the brief instant Sarah Bessey realized that her minivan was, inevitably, going to hit the car on the highway on the bright, clear day of the crash, she knew intuitively that it would have life-changing consequences. But as she navigated the winding path from her life before the accident—as a popular author, preacher, and loving wife and mother—to her new life after, inhabiting a body that no longer felt like her own, she found that the most unexpected result was how it shook her deeply rooted faith, upending everything she thought she knew and held so dearly. Weaving together theology and memoir, Sarah delivers “a well-written reminder of seeing the miracles in life’s highs and lows” (Library Journal). The road of healing leads to Rome where she met the Pope (it’s complicated) and encountered the Holy Spirit in the last place she expected. She writes about her miraculous healing, learning to live with chronic pain, and the ways God makes us whole in the midst of suffering. She invites us to a path of knowing God that is filled with ordinary miracles, hope in the face of overwhelming evidence to the contrary, and other completely reasonable things. Insightful, profound, and unexpected, “Sarah’s writing is so breathtaking, sometimes you think you are reading poetry. The story is so thrilling, sometimes you think you are devouring a novel. And the Spirit she describes is so compelling, you’ll swear you experienced a revival. You won’t put it down once until you close the last page” (Jen Hatmaker, New York Times bestselling author).

Notes on a Silencing

Notes on a Silencing Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Lacy Crawford
Editor: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316491543
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Notes on a Silencing by Lacy Crawford Summary

A "powerful and scary and important and true" memoir of a young woman's struggle to regain her sense of self after trauma, and the efforts by a powerful New England boarding school to silence her—at any cost (Sally Mann, author of Hold Still). When Notes on a Silencing hit bookstores in the summer of 2020, even amidst a global pandemic, it sent shockwaves through the country. Not only did this intimate investigative memoir usher in a media storm of coverage, but it also prompted the elite St. Paul's School to issue a formal apology to the author, Lacy Crawford, for its handling of her report of sexual assault by two fellow students nearly thirty years ago. In this searing book, Crawford tells the story of coming forward during the state investigation of the elite New England prep school decades after her assault, only to find for the first time evidence that corroborated her memories. Here were depictions of the naïve, hardworking girl she’d been, as well as astonishing proof of an institutional silencing. The slander, innuendo, and lack of adult concern that Crawford had experienced as a student hadn't been imagined; they were the actions of a school that prized its reputation above anything, even a child. This revelation launched Crawford on an extraordinary inquiry deep into gender, privilege, and power, and the ways shame and guilt are used to silence victims. Insightful, arresting, and beautifully written, Notes on a Silencing wrestles with an essential question for our time: what telling of a survivor's story will finally force a remedy? “Erudite and devastating… Crawford's writing is astonishing… Notes on a Silencing is a purposefully named, brutal and brilliant retort to the asinine question of 'Why now?'… The story is crafted with the precision of a thriller, with revelations that sent me reeling…” —Jessica Knoll, New York Times A Best Book of the Year: Time, NPR, People, Real Simple, Marie Claire, The Lineup, LitHub, Library Journal, BookPage, and Shelf Awareness A New York Times Book Review Notable Book A New York Times Book Review Editors’ Choice One of People Magazine’s 10 Best Books of the Year Semifinalist for a Goodreads Choice Award

Jesus Feminist

Jesus Feminist Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sarah Bessey
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476717575
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Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey Summary

Written with poetic rhythm, a prophetic voice, and a deeply biblical foundation, this loving yet fearless book urges today’s church to move beyond man-made restrictions and fully welcome women’s diverse voices and experiences. A freedom song for the church. Sarah Bessey didn’t ask for Jesus to come in and mess up all her ideas about a woman’s place in the world and in the church. But patriarchy, she came to learn, was not God’s dream for humanity. Bessey engages critically with Scripture in this gentle and provocative love letter to the Church. Written with poetic rhythm, a prophetic voice, and a deeply biblical foundation, this loving yet fearless book urges today’s church to move beyond man-made restrictions and fully welcome women’s diverse voices and experiences. It’s at once a call to find freedom in the fullness, hope, glory, and work of Christ, and a very personal and moving story of how Jesus made a feminist out of her.

Living Faith Day By Day

Living Faith Day By Day Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Debra K. Farrington
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 1475920563
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Living Faith Day By Day by Debra K. Farrington Summary

A full spiritual life goes beyond Sunday mornings and bedtime prayers, encompassing the way we work and play, eat and breathe, love and learn. Since ancient times monastic communities have recognized this and used guidelines to focus on the sacred in all aspects of life and to strengthen their love of God. Today many people continue to find inspiration-and clear, concrete guidance-in these ancient "rules." This book is designed to help you discern your spiritual path by drawing on the traditions of ancient and contemporary religious orders to form your personal rule of life. With fascinating historical details and modern-day examples, Debra Farrington shows us how to discern and express our spirituality through prayer, work, and spiritual community, care of our bodies, service, and hospitality.

Watch Of The Lord

Watch Of The Lord Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mahesh Chavda,Bonnie Chavda
Editor: Charisma Media
ISBN: 1629982148
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Watch Of The Lord by Mahesh Chavda,Bonnie Chavda Summary

DIVWhether you intend to start your own prayer watch, or learn how to become a watchman on the wall alone, you will come away with practical, Scripture-based tools that will help you to experience more of God daily-and more of His glory and power in your life! /div

Better to Light One Candle

Better to Light One Candle Pdf/ePub eBook Author: The Christophers
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1441181377
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Better to Light One Candle by The Christophers Summary

When Father James Keller founded The Christophers in 1945, he chose an ancient Chinese proverb as the motto, the credo, for the movement: "It's better to light one candle than to curse the darkness". Father Keller wrote the first Three Minutes a Day book of daily reflections in 1949, believing that "the most effective exterior action had to come from a strong interior spirituality".The popular series has continued for fifty years. With a story or anecdote for each day of the year plus a scripture verse and a prayer, each volume offers daily inspiration throughout the year. This is the thirty-fourth volume in the series. It is a collection of some of the best stories from several volumes, and to make it a true perennial, it includes a separate section for twenty-five movable holydays and holidays.

The Long Night

The Long Night Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jessica Kantrowitz
Editor: Fortress Press
ISBN: 1506456650
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The Long Night by Jessica Kantrowitz Summary

You've done what you can: you've seen your doctor, made an appointment with a therapist, picked up the prescription for the antidepressant and swallowed that first strange pill. But it can take four to eight weeks for the meds to start to work, and it might take two or more tries before you and your doctor find the ones that work best for you. When you're in the midst of terrible depression, those weeks can feel like an eternity. You just want to feel better now. This book is for those who are in the long night of waiting. It does not promise healing or deliverance; it is not a guide to praying away the depression. It is simply an attempt to sit next to you in the dark while you wait for the light to emerge. Drawing on the wisdom of spiritual figures from the past and present--including Henri Nouwen, Thomas Merton, Barbara Brown Taylor, Bunmi Laditan, and many others--The Long Night is a comforting and inspirational companion for anyone in the midst of depression. Writer, editor, and minister Jessica Kantrowitz has been where you are. As a mentor and friend, she will walk with you on this journey toward life and light.

A Book of Angels

A Book of Angels Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Sophy Burnham
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101486473
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A Book of Angels by Sophy Burnham Summary

A BOOK OF ANGELS tells not only the extraordinary true stories of present-day encounters with angels, but also traces the understanding and study of angels through history and in different cultures. Discover what angels look like, whom they chose to visit, how they enter our lives, and so much more.

Broken Hallelujahs

Broken Hallelujahs Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Beth Allen Slevcove
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830899227
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Broken Hallelujahs by Beth Allen Slevcove Summary

The losses in our lives are both big and small. We leave home. We experience physical illness. We struggle with vocation. We may long for a spouse or child. We lose people we love to addiction or death. In this book spiritual director Beth Slevcove offers stories of loss from her own life along with distinctive spiritual practices that can guide us back to God.

Blessed Connections

Blessed Connections Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Judith Schwanz
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1566994772
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Blessed Connections by Judith Schwanz Summary

No pastor sets out to fail, but statistics say 15 to 20 percent of pastors leave pastoral ministry within the first five years. One seminary administrator said that every person he had heard of leaving the ministry had done so because of a relationship failure. We cannot escape relationships in ministry, yet few seminaries offer courses in how to build healthy relationships. The assumption is that the type of person who is called to ministry will have all the "people skills" they need, which sadly is not always true. n Blessed Connections, seminary professor Judith Schwanz focuses on the person of the minister and the relational system of the minister's life. She spotlights three areas of connection--relationship with self, relationships with other people, and relationship with God. Attending to these three primary connections will strengthen the pastor and cushion her or him against the pressures and stresses of daily ministry. Blessed Connections is ideal for seminary students and new pastors and includes "Assessment Journal" questions at the end of each chapter for personal application.