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Pathway to Our Hearts

Pathway to Our Hearts Author Thomas Collins
ISBN-10 1594712654
Release 2011
Pages 139
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Drawn from Archbishop Thomas Collins popular monthly lectio divina series at St. Michaels Cathedral in Toronto, Pathway to Our Hearts invites readers to listen to the word of God and examine what it tells them about loving God with their mind, heart, and hands. With the Sermon on the Mount as his focus, Collins welcomes readers into a nourishing encounter with the word of God, adapting the ancient practice of lectio divina for todays Catholics. At this time of revival of the tradition of lectio divina, including a strong endorsement by the 2008 Synod on the Word, Collins models a simple approach that anyone can take to reading scripture. Collinss friendly, conversational manner encourages the reader to learn to listen to the text, allowing Gods voice to speak to the heart. From his long experience of teaching the Bible, Collins offers readers expert advice on praying with the scriptures, but most importantly he models it, and those who thirst to draw close to Gods word will find refreshment in these pages.

Lifestyle Fitting Heaven

Lifestyle Fitting Heaven Author Kancho Georgiev
ISBN-10 9781512760279
Release 2016-11-30
Pages 298
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The aim of Lifestyle Fitting Heaven is a thorough survey of each subject introduced in the Teaching on the Mount with the intent for a deeper understanding of Jesus clear-cut demand of how a Christian life should be conducted. Although exceedingly profound, His precepts are astoundingly comprehensible and accessible because they are not designed for the wise and learned but for the little children, who are innocent in heart and eager to embrace and comply with them. Yet, their tone is not mawkish, but didactic, admonitory, guiding, liberating, and most notably, propitious, for it puts all in eternal blissful perspective (provided we are on the right track). The author very much hopes that by the grace of God this book will be edifying to a great number of people who hate the dreariness of shallow religiosity and have determined to disciple and prepare their souls for the eternal approval of God.

A Guidebook to Prayer

A Guidebook to Prayer Author MaryKate Morse
ISBN-10 9780830835782
Release 2013-10-01
Pages 251
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MaryKate Morse explains 24 different prayer methods while also exploring prayer in light of each person of the Trinity. This guidebook is designed to move you from lamenting over prayerlessness to the joy of praying. Whether you are a beginner or a lifetime person of faith, you will find a treasure trove of riches here to guide you into a deeper experience of prayer.

The Jagged Journey

The Jagged Journey Author Barry L. Callen
ISBN-10 9781532639753
Release 2018-05-15
Pages 176
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It’s the most important subject in Christianity. It reveals who God is, how God works, how we mature as followers of Jesus, and how we are to conduct ourselves in this sinful world. The subject is suffering. To explore it biblically and inspirationally is to identify the basic elements of a responsible Christian theology that’s more than a set of pious abstractions. This subject forces us close to where we hurt, doubt, believe, and relate to our neighbors. God suffers, Jesus cries. The tears of God are the deepest meaning of our history. God’s “problem” is not that God is not able to do certain things, but that God loves. The cross of Jesus was in God’s heart before it appeared on Golgatha. The pain of God is the healing of humanity. The cross, the worst of human doing and the best of divine revelation, clarifies that we must die to really live. We must share in the sufferings of Jesus.

Lectio Matters

Lectio Matters Author Mary Margaret Funk
ISBN-10 9780814635056
Release 2013
Pages 224
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Lectio divina is a way of praying by sustained immersion into a revelatory text. While Scripture is the classic place of encounter with God, the text could also be the book of life or the book of nature. InLectio Matters, respected spiritual guide Meg Funk accompanies the reader in exploring the various levels of lectio divina as taught by the ancient church writers and by sharing her own long experience. By means of this wisdom both ancient and new, lectio divina can become our burning bush, a real encounter with the living God, in which we take off our sandals and bow our brow to the ground.

The Joy of the Gospel

The Joy of the Gospel Author Pope Francis
ISBN-10 9780553419542
Release 2014-10-07
Pages 224
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The perfect gift! A specially priced, beautifully designed hardcover edition of The Joy of the Gospel with a foreword by Robert Barron and an afterword by James Martin, SJ. “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus… In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” – Pope Francis This special edition of Pope Francis's popular message of hope explores themes that are important for believers in the 21st century. Examining the many obstacles to faith and what can be done to overcome those hurdles, he emphasizes the importance of service to God and all his creation. Advocating for “the homeless, the addicted, refugees, indigenous peoples, the elderly who are increasingly isolated and abandoned,” the Holy Father shows us how to respond to poverty and current economic challenges that affect us locally and globally. Ultimately, Pope Francis demonstrates how to develop a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ, “to recognize the traces of God’s Spirit in events great and small.” Profound in its insight, yet warm and accessible in its tone, The Joy of the Gospel is a call to action to live a life motivated by divine love and, in turn, to experience heaven on earth. Includes a foreword by Robert Barron, author of Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith and James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage From the Hardcover edition.

Ten Minute Transformation

Ten Minute Transformation Author Chris Altrock
ISBN-10 9780827237070
Release 2013-10-30
Pages 191
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The average American spends about ten minutes per day in religious or spiritual activities. Do you believe you can experience a personal transformation if all you have is ten minutes a day? Or could these ten minutes be part of a more comprehensive plan for personal and global revolution? Could ten minutes be a mustard seed that God grows into something amazing? Pastor and author Chris Altrock believes it can! Rather than complain about ten minutes being too insignificant for spiritual growth, Altrock teaches practices to maximize that time for personal transformation and real social change. In only ten minutes a day over forty days, you'll learn a dozen spiritual disciplines to deepen your relationship with God. You'll also learn and see how God can use even the smallest amounts of time to change you and the world through your actions. Are you ready for ten minutes to actually make a difference?


Mysticism Author Evelyn Underhill
ISBN-10 0486422380
Release 2002
Pages 515
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The work of a noted British authority on mysticism, it is divided into two parts: the first provides an introduction to the general subject of mysticism and its relation to metaphysics, psychology, theology, magic, and symbolism. The second and longer part contains a detailed study of the nature and development of spiritual or mystical consciousness, including such topics as the awakening of the self, the purification of the self, voices and visions, introversion, ecstasy and rapture, the dark night of the soul, and the unitive life. An interesting appendix provides a historical sketch of European mysticism from the beginning of the Christian era to the death of Blake.

The Good and Beautiful Life

The Good and Beautiful Life Author James Bryan Smith
ISBN-10 9780830878765
Release 2010-01-14
Pages 262
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"I have never met a person whose goal was to ruin his or her life. We all want to be happy, and we want it all of the time." So begins James Bryan Smith in The Good and Beautiful Life. The problem is, he tells us, we have bought into false notions of happiness and success. These self-centered decisions lead us further into the vices that cause ruin: anger, lust, lying, worry and judging. Eventually we find ourselves living a beautifully packaged life of self-destruction. Following the Sermon on the Mount, this follow-up to The Good and Beautiful God guides us to look behind these character flaws and to replace our false beliefs with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God.

Preaching Matters

Preaching Matters Author Deborah Lynn Wilhelm
ISBN-10 0963665928
Release 2015-03-10
Pages 112
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Preaching Matters is a praxis text offering practical strategies to new and experienced preachers. The book responds to the call of the USCCB in its document Preaching the Mystery of Faith for "the publication of practical resources that will help renew the preaching ministry of the Church, so urgent at this time" (5). It takes the theological reflection of the Bishops' document as a launching point for a fresh discussion about what preaching is and why it is important. In addition, Preaching Matters also considers the section on homiletics from Pope Francis' apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium. Working from the perspective of the homily as conversational in nature, the book adopts a conversational approach, speaking from preacher to preacher. It discusses the identity of the preacher and listener in relationship, and it offers a method of preaching preparation that focuses on listening for God's voice in the scripture, finding one idea that matters, writing, speaking, and sharing the preaching.

The Red Sea Rules

The Red Sea Rules Author Robert Morgan
ISBN-10 9780718018832
Release 2014-05-13
Pages 148
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Just as Moses and the Israelites found themselves caught between "the devil and the deep Red Sea," so are we sometimes overwhelmed by life's problems. The Red Sea Rules reveals that even in the midst of seemingly impossible situations God promises to make a way for us. His loving guidance will protect us through danger, illness, marital strife, financial problems, or whatever challenges Satan places in our path. Using the Israelites' story in Exodus 14 as an example, Robert Morgan offers ten sound strategies for moving from fear to faith. Life is hard, especially for Christians. It is certain that we will face difficulties, and that God will allow them, as He allowed the Israelites to become trapped between Pharaoh's rushing armies and the uncrossable Red Sea. But just as certain is the fact that the same God who led us in will lead us out. As The Red Sea Rules makes comfortingly clear, He is in control.

Mary the Contemplative

Mary  the Contemplative Author Joseph Chalmers
ISBN-10 887288070X
Release 2009-12
Pages 93
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In this little work, Fr. Joseph takes as his starting point the Marian year that the Order celebrated in 2001. He examines the foundations of Carmelite Marian spirituality and focuses on one aspect, that of Mary as she who listened to the Word of God and allows that Word to shape her entire life. He develops the theme of Our Lady as a model for each of us as we seek to respond to the invitation to enter an intimate relationship of friendship with God.

The Twelve Patriarchs The Mystical Ark Book Three of The Trinity

The Twelve Patriarchs   The Mystical Ark   Book Three of The Trinity Author Richard (of St. Victor)
ISBN-10 0809121220
Release 1979-01
Pages 425
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Here are the writings of the man who was the great link between the early Christian mystics and the mystical awakening in medieval Europe. Richard (?-1173) was born in Scotland and joined the Abbey of St. Victor in Paris, where he became Superior and Prior.

Mentoring for Spiritual Growth

Mentoring for Spiritual Growth Author Tony Horsfall
ISBN-10 1841015628
Release 2008-01-01
Pages 144
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Humility Matters

Humility Matters Author Mary Margaret Funk
ISBN-10 9780814635131
Release 2013
Pages 208
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Humility Matters makes the claims that humility is for a disciple of Jesus Christ what enlightenment is for a Buddhist, realization for a Hindu, surrender for a Muslim, and righteousness for a Jew. It is the unmistakable character of one who has accepted the vocation to undertake the spiritual journey. It is at the core of our experience of life in Christ. Meg Funk guides readers deeper into a life of humility by following the movement of what the early Christians called the four renunciations: to renounce our former way of life, our thoughts of our former way of life, our self-made thoughts of God, and our self-made thoughts of ourselves. With the help of the compelling examples of St. Benedict, St. Teresa of Jesus, and St. Therese of Lisieux, Funk shows the way to ongoing conversion of mind, heart, and way of life. Mary Margaret Funk is a Benedictine nun of Our Lady of Grace Monastery, Beech Grove, Indiana. From 1994 through 2004, she served as executive director of Monastic Interreligious Dialogue, which fosters dialogue among monastics of the world's religions. In addition to the volumes of the Matters Series, she is the author of Islam Is…: An Experience of Dialogue and Devotion and Into the Depths: A Journey of Loss and Vocation.

The Way of Holiness

The Way of Holiness Author Mrs. Phoebe Palmer
ISBN-10 UOMDLP:ajh1642:0001.001
Release 1854
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The Way of Holiness has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Way of Holiness also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Way of Holiness book for free.

Listening at Prayer

Listening at Prayer Author Benedict J. Groeschel
ISBN-10 080912582X
Release 1984
Pages 88
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A masterfully simple and useful book on prayer, written by an experienced retreat leader, counselor, and lecturer. Discusses how listening can be the key to encountering God in a fresh way in our lives.