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God Moments

God Moments Author Alan D. Wright
ISBN-10 9780307807229
Release 2011-09-21
Pages 176
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In a society that often focuses on its negative experiences, Alan Wright offers a refreshing new perspective: the positive experiences we have daily are proof of God's active involvement in our lives. Alan encourages Christians needing hope to "remember God" -- to rediscover forgotten joyous memories and understand that yesterday's hidden treasures are tomorrow's spiritual riches. In an inspirational style perfect for devotions, the author skillfully leads readers to uncover the unshakable and uplifting evidence of their own God Moments. Now in a fresh, contemporary paperback cover! From the Trade Paperback edition.

God s Word Your World 2011 2012

God s Word  Your World  2011 2012 Author Jennifer Farrell
ISBN-10 9781568549644
Release 2011-03-11
Pages 60
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This resource provides a weekly reflection piece for teens that aims specifically at helping them to integrate their faith into their lives more fully. Each weekly resource includes a scripture reflection, a challenge for action, and reflection questions. This resource speaks to the third goal of the USCCB’s “Renewing the Vision: A Framework for Catholic Youth Ministry”: “To foster the total personal growth of each young person.” Parents, Catholic high school teachers, and catechists often find that teens compartmentalize themselves, and may demonstrate faith-filled actions within the church or youth ministry setting, but behave very differently in other areas of their lives. Teens often mold their actions to obtain the approval of those around them, and may be one way at church, another way at home, and another way with their friends. This resource aims to help them to see the importance and rewards of integrating their faith into their life at home, school, church, in sports and activities, with friends, and even online.

God Moments

God Moments Author Andy Otto
ISBN-10 9781594716485
Release 2017-04-07
Pages 128
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Where do you seek God? Are you waiting for him to appear in a monumental, life-altering event? In God Moments, Catholic blogger Andy Otto shows you how to discover the unexpected beauty of God’s presence in the story of ordinary things and in everyday routines like preparing breakfast or walking in the woods. Drawing on the Ignatian principles of awareness, prayer, and discernment, Otto will help you discover the transforming power of God’s presence in your life and better understand your place in the world. Andy Otto found God’s presence in surprising moments during his life—when, as a Jesuit scholastic, he taught children in Jamaica and also as he discerned the call to marriage with his wife. By combining elements of Ignatian spirituality with the lessons that came from his experiences, Otto identified three practices that helped him find God in all things: Awareness—Gain an understanding that God is present in the ordinary messiness of our lives such as battle with depression or sharing in the struggle of a friend. Prayer—Develop a prayer life using Ignatian practices such as asking for a morning grace and examining how your prayer was answered at the end of the day. That way you can focus on a personal relationship with God that finds everyday physical activities such as making a meal as an opportunity to talk to him. Discernment—The more you are aware of God’s presence and draw closer to him in prayer, the better you can learn how to plug into God’s narrative of the world in a way that enables you to participate in the divine story through the use of your gifts and talents. With God Moments as a guide, you’ll have a better understanding of how to seek personal wholeness in the reality of God’s presence in the ordinary and learn to accept his invitation to participate in his transformation of the world.

Fast Lane to Heaven

Fast Lane to Heaven Author Ned Dougherty
ISBN-10 1612831567
Release 2005-09-01
Pages 304
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My first experience with "death" happened on the night of July 2, 1984. Since then, books, movies, and television documentaries have popularized the term "near-death experience" to describe an event that has been experienced by millions of people who have been at death's door. But back in 1984 I was alone with my experience. I couldn't share it with anyone. From the book: "Coming back from death is a powerful and life-changing experience. Before I came back from death, I was told that I was coming back with a mission in life. My mission was not clearly defined for me at first, but I now find that each and every day it is being defined for me more clearly. The experience has set me upon a path of self-discovery and spiritual enlightenment that continues to provide me with glimpses into the afterlife--glimpses that I would now like to share with you. Prior to finding myself at death's door, I was not by nature inclined to share anything with anybody, but now I believe it is important that I share my experiences with you.

The Grateful Heart

The Grateful Heart Author Wilkie Au
ISBN-10 9780809147359
Release 2011
Pages 239
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Integrating the findings of modern psychology and traditional Christian spirituality, this book presents a spirituality of gratitude that can guide contemporary Christians in living with an expanded awareness of how grace abounds everywhere, as well as the personal and cultural hurdles that stand in the way of being grateful.

Tending to the Holy

Tending to the Holy Author Bruce G. Epperly
ISBN-10 9781566996471
Release 2009-10-02
Pages 196
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Tending to the Holy: The Practice of the Presence of God in Ministry invites pastors to embody their deepest beliefs in the routine and surprising tasks of ministry. Inspired by Brother Lawrence's classic text in spirituality, Tending to the Holy integrates the wisdom and practices of the Christian spiritual tradition with the commonplace practices of pastoral ministry. Bruce and Katherine Epperly utilize a variety of spiritual disciplines especially Benedictine, Celtic, Ignatian, Rhineland, and process spiritualities to provide a framework for helping clergy nurture the awareness of God, creative imagination, and personal well-being in every aspect of their ministerial lives. Practicing God's presence in the ordinary tasks of ministry inspires wholeness, spiritual transformation, vision, imagination, endurance, and healthy self-differentiation in ministry. Commitment to joining spiritual practices with the routine and repetitive tasks of ministry provides an important antidote to unhealthy stress, burnout, and loss of vision in ministry. By seeing their congregational leadership in terms of spiritual transformation, imaginative practice, and relational interdependence, ordinary ministerial practices can become ways pastors can deepen their relationship with God. Growing out of their work with pastors at every season of ministry, as well as combined ministerial experience of nearly sixty years, Bruce and Katherine Epperly invite pastoral leaders to complement and expand on their understanding of spiritual leadership, pastoral excellence, and self-care, integrating traditional and contemporary spiritual practices with the concrete arts of ministry.

Glory of God

Glory of God Author Guillermo Maldonado
ISBN-10 9781603744782
Release 2012-03-27
Pages 272
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Be a Carrier of God's Glory Jesus said, "And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one" (John 17:22 NKJV). God designed you to dwell in His presence, understand His heart, and experience His divine power—transforming your life and enabling you to do miracles and wonders that reveal His majesty on earth. Through the insights Guillermo Maldonado presents in The Glory of God, you can personally… Develop a passion and thirst for God Be ignited by God’s fire to do the “impossible” Become a dynamic witness and see lives transformed Confirm the gospel with supernatural signs Enter into spiritual rest—and watch God work Receive the miracle you need! The glory of God is a reality to be experienced. Enter into His manifest presence today and be changed forever.

Centuries of Holiness

Centuries of Holiness Author Richard Valantasis
ISBN-10 0826417051
Release 2005-02-18
Pages 208
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Richard Valantasis brings us a guide to the spiritual life for the smart seeker who wants to be fully attuned to God, interactive with other believers, connected to the wider world in which humans live, engaged with the physical universe, committed to service to the poor and disenfranchised, and, finally, postmodern. Adopting a literary device first used in the fourth century by the Desert Father Evagrios Pontikos, Richard Valantasis offers a "century" of spiritual texts—a hundred short essays from 800 to 900 words—on a hundred spiritual themes. Believing that "tradition is the action of the Holy Spirit making available the wisdom of the past in a new idiom and a time," Valantasis moves from the premodern spiritual world of the Christian tradition to the postmodern realities of our current world, and back again. Sample entries - Conversion - Sanctification - Incarnate Living - Discernment - Divine Indwelling - Union with God - Ennui - Progress - Holy Dying - Habitual Prayer - Thorns and Impediments - Praying the Bodies - Spiritual Direction - Emotional Ecology - Seeing Double - The Body Transparent - Temptation - Consolations - The Devil - Visions of Deification - Humility>

Who Do You Serve

Who Do You Serve Author Charlotte A. Roper
ISBN-10 144971028X
Release 2011-02-02
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Who Do You Serve has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Who Do You Serve also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Who Do You Serve book for free.

God Moments

God Moments Author Jeremy Langford
ISBN-10 1570753903
Release 2001-01-01
Pages 207
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The author encourages his peers to reconsider faith, telling stories from his own life, and challenging readers to discover how meaningful and satisfying religion can be. The book focuses on Catholic spirituality, but also celebrates thinkers from other traditions.

Making Our Way to Shore

Making Our Way to Shore Author Eileen O'Farrell
ISBN-10 1589395492
Release 2004-05-01
Pages 172
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Since 1991, members of the Jewish Catholic Couples Dialogue Group in Chicago have celebrated a combination Hebrew Baby Naming and Baptism ceremony as they welcome their children into the world, with the support and participation of a Catholic Priest and Reform Rabbi. These ceremonies are spiritual moments, created in the spirit of finding new pathways for interfaith families to share in their religious traditions. For some couples, their ceremony makes a statement about the religious identity of their child, either in one tradition or another. For others, it is an expression of thanks to God for new life and the wish to ask for God's blessing on their family. In either case, the celebration is an authentic manifestation of a Divine presence in their new family. In addition to the ceremony, this text includes an overview of the current literature regarding Catholic/Jewish families; a review of Hebrew Rites of Initiation as well as a short course on Catholic sacramentality and Baptism; commonly asked questions and answers facing Catholic Jewish couples; a lively conversation between a Rabbi and a Priest regarding rites of initiation; a resource section of books and websites and a closing chapter on topics of family faith formation.

I Remember Gospel

I Remember Gospel Author Minister Gene D. Viale
ISBN-10 9781449076818
Release 2010-01
Pages 257
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"Gene, you are going to go places you never dreamt of seeing and you will minister to people you never could imagine you would reach. Don't be afraid. I will be your seal of approval and, as long as you yield to My will, I will be with you. " This was the word given to an unlikely recipient, a self conscious young boy who was awaiting such a word to bring direction to his future. That prophetic message would begin a journey which has spanned over forty years and taken him from storefront churches and concert halls in the sixties, as part of one of America's first integrated Gospel groups, to ministry opportunities (to this day) both in the United States and abroad. Within the pages of this book, Gene, chronicles that journey in a frank, intimate and inspiring manner. He shares as an encouragement to his readers, the way God took a willing ordinary vessel and used it in unimaginable ways.

The Liturgy Explained

The Liturgy Explained Author James W. Farwell
ISBN-10 9780819228390
Release 2013-02-01
Pages 48
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This completely new work replaces the best-selling but woefully outdated Morehouse classic by the same name. This fresh work explains the liturgy in all its aspects for the uninitiated and is written by a respected liturgics scholar in the Episcopal Church.


Timeless Author Kim Hamilton
ISBN-10 9781312247734
Release 2014-06-17
Pages 138
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"Timeless" has fresh, insightful devotions based on a rich oak heritage of sermons prepared by Floyd Strater in his 60 years as a Pastor. Through humorous stories, great spiritual insights, and candid reflections, his daughter, Kim Hamilton, leads you through a journey that will bring depth to your roots and growth to your character.

Fearless Living and Loving

Fearless Living and Loving Author John A. Love
ISBN-10 9781490846804
Release 2014-09-08
Pages 286
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Fearless Living and Loving guides readers through a journey of self-discovery. Its uplifting stories offer a new way to perceive the world, and its timeless lessons empower Christians to make positive, life-changing choices. As we endure hardships, questions arise. Has God given up on me? How can I gain more courage and strength? How can I find lasting inner peace? Fearless Living and Loving explores these concerns as it presents the transforming ministry of Christ in a way that everyone can understand. Jesus affirmed that, as our love grows, we are better equipped to overcome adversity. And as our faith grows, we are able to let go of worry and doubt. In times of sickness or decline, people want to feel safe and loved. In times of pain or distress, people seek to learn more about life’s meaning and purpose. And in times of loss or sadness, people strive to maintain hope. These existential truths are found in every part of the world. Yet, by inviting God’s love into our hearts, we can be ready for life’s biggest challenges. And by embracing the Light of Christ, we can live and love without fear. Praise for Fearless Living and Loving: “Heart-warming, healing, and inspirational. I look at my life in a completely different way.” —Melinda Crowley, licensed caregiver “I’ve found my center again. A real gem!” —JoAnne Dole, registered nurse “Uplifting lessons which help us find peace in every moment.” —Dr. Susan Berner, physician “Comfort at a time when my life was turned upside down.” —Mary Newman, massage therapist “Insightful and thought-provoking. A powerful presentation of Christ’s teachings!” —Rev. Julie Keene, pastor “Complex issues explained so that everyone can grasp them. A great gift!” —Tomek Ossoski, transitional care administrator

Sacred Times

Sacred Times Author Loyola Press
ISBN-10 082941939X
Release 2004-01-01
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Sacred Times has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Sacred Times also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Sacred Times book for free.

Common Roots

Common Roots Author Robert E. Webber
ISBN-10 9780310322559
Release 2009-09-22
Pages 288
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Common Roots turns the searchlight of historic Christianity on twenty-first-century evangelicalism. Originally published in 1978 as a clarion call to all evangelicals, this reprint presents Webber’s thoughts to a new generation and includes a foreword by David Neff, the executive director of the center that pays tribute to Webber’s work and supports the ancient-future faith movement.Webber’s primary concern is to uncover the roots of evangelical Christianity. In so doing, he looks critically at beliefs and practices of contemporary evangelicalism that are out of harmony with historic Christianity.Webber argues that examining the era of the early church (A.D. 100–500), and particularly the second century, offers insights that evangelicals need to recover for worship, theology, mission, and spirituality. Chapters highlight a problem, investigate the belief and practice of the early church, and suggest an agenda for evangelical Christianity.Common Roots is required reading for anyone interested in the ancient-future faith movement, the writings and thought of Robert Webber, or evangelicalism’s relationship to history.