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The Yoke of Jesus

The Yoke of Jesus Author Addison Hodges Hart
ISBN-10 9780802865106
Release 2010-03-23
Pages 184
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The Yoke of Jesus is an introduction to spiritual discipline, emphasizing the individual s devotion to Jesus. The thirteen chapters of The Yoke of Jesus explore the meaning of faith, our need for stillness and solitude, how we should read, how we must engage nature, how we ought to pray the Psalms, and much more. / Addison Hodges Hart works to deepen our understanding of essential spiritual disciplines, explaining them in terms both ancient and contemporary. The book is at once informative and pragmatic in its approach, grounding the disciplines in Scripture and patristic sources and making them relevant for Christians of the twenty-first century. Hart s vivid and intelligent language highlights the wisdom found here.

The Ox Herder and the Good Shepherd

The Ox Herder and the Good Shepherd Author Addison Hodges Hart
ISBN-10 9781467438988
Release 2013-10-10
Pages 126
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In the twelfth century, the Chinese Zen master Kakuan Shien produced the pictures, poems, and commentaries we know as the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures. They trace a universally recognizable path of contemplative spirituality, using the metaphor of a young ox-herder looking for his lost ox. According to Addison Hodges Hart, the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures and the teachings of Christ, the Good Shepherd who guides us to God, share a common vision. Both show us that authentic spiritual life must begin with an inner transformation of one's self, leading to an outward life that is natural and loving. In The Ox-Herder and the Good Shepherd Hart shares the story that these pictures tell, exploring how this ancient Buddhist parable can enrich and illumine the Christian way. Includes 10 color illustrations

Taking Jesus at His Word

Taking Jesus at His Word Author Addison H. Hart
ISBN-10 9780802866912
Release 2012-07-16
Pages 176
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Addison Hodges Hart encounters the Sermon on the Mount afresh, passage by passage, in this book. Honest, accessible, and open-minded - drawing on sound scholarship yet free of theological jargon - Hart's book seeks to encourage and challenge a broad audience to consider again what it really means to follow Jesus.

Knowing Darkness

Knowing Darkness Author Addison Hodges Hart
ISBN-10 9780802863447
Release 2009-07-28
Pages 136
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Too often, Christians who discover melancholy or skepticism occupying a place in their minds are perplexed, troubled, or even ashamed. Knowing Darkness is a frequently provocative apologetic for the benefits of both skepticism and melancholy for biblical/Christian faith. / Arguing that these concepts are not only not detrimental to faith, but also often decidedly helpful, Addison Hart draws from familiar figures in Scripture like Job and Qoheleth of Ecclesiastes, and from the well-known life and experience of Mother Teresa. Understanding the challenges that melancholy and skepticism present to those who experience them, he reflects on the need for genuine human friendship in the life of faith. / With writing both engaging and forthright, Hart inspires us to look more deeply into troublesome matters of the heart and soul ? emotions we would often rather ignore or condemn ? and therein find a far more authentic faith.

Strangers and Pilgrims Once More

Strangers and Pilgrims Once More Author Addison Hodges Hart
ISBN-10 9781467440455
Release 2014-04-28
Pages 160
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In this book Addison Hodges Hart articulates some crucial questions for contemporary Christians: What sort of church must we become in today's post-Christendom world, where we can no longer count on society to support Christian ideals? What can we salvage from our Christendom past that is of real value, and what can we properly leave behind? How do we become "strangers and pilgrims" once more, after being "at home" in Christendom for so long? Summoning readers to wise and faithful discipleship in our post-Christendom age, Hart suggests both how Christ's disciples can say "yes" to much that was preserved during the age of Christendom and why they should say "no" to some of the cherished accretions of that passing epoch.

The Blind Watchmaker

The Blind Watchmaker Author Richard Dawkins
ISBN-10 0393315703
Release 1986
Pages 358
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Clarifies the seemingly implausible aspects of Darwin's theory, drawing on the famous watch comparison argued by William Paley, the eighteenth-century theologian

The Woman the Hour and the Garden

The Woman  the Hour  and the Garden Author Addison Hodges Hart
ISBN-10 9780802873392
Release 2016
Pages 96
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Opens an illuminating window into John's Gospel Was Jesus ever married? Yes, indeed, says Addison Hodges Hart, who boldly asserts that the church's tradition has always regarded Jesus as "married" -- but not in the way that recent sensationalist writers have claimed. Rather, Christ is "the Bridgroom" of "the Woman" in John's Gospel. In this book Hart explores John's rich, poetic imagery, particularly the metaphorical significance of "the Woman," embodied and imaged by Mary the mother of Jesus, the Samaritan woman, and Mary Magdalene. Hart shows what this image reveals about salvation, personal holiness, and the church as a whole. Inspired by the writings of early church fathers and medieval theologians, Hart presents John's Gospel as an incarnational, sacramental text and shows that it is primarily a revelation of salvation, deeply mystical and intended to lead its readers into a living relationship with the One who is the Bridegroom of his people.

Too Loud a Solitude

Too Loud a Solitude Author Bohumil Hrabal
ISBN-10 9780547545882
Release 1992-04-27
Pages 112
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A fable about the power of books and knowledge, “finely balanced between pathos and comedy,” from one of Czechoslovakia’s most popular authors (Los Angeles Times). A New York Times Notable Book Haňtá has been compacting trash for thirty-five years. Every evening, he rescues books from the jaws of his hydraulic press, carries them home, and fills his house with them. Haňtá may be an idiot, as his boss calls him, but he is an idiot with a difference—the ability to quote the Talmud, Hegel, and Lao-Tzu. In this “irresistibly eccentric romp,” the author Milan Kundera has called “our very best writer today” celebrates the power and the indestructibility of the written word (The New York Times Book Review).

The Soul of the Apostolate

The Soul of the Apostolate Author Jean-Baptiste Chautard
ISBN-10 9781618901392
Release 1977-06-01
Pages 324
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The Soul of the Apostolate was the favorite book of Pope St. Pius X. This book shows how prayer is the soul of every apostolic work and is absolutely critical for apostolic success. Explores all the proved methods of developing and maintaining the interior life amid the bustle of daily activity. This excellent book will help you to understand the economy of salvation, as well as the many dead-ends that we fallen creatures tend to follow. A critically important introduction to the spiritual life! This important book has been recommended by Pope St. Pius X and his successor, Pope Benedict XV. Pope St. Pius X said, "If you desire that God should bless your apostolate and make it fruitful, undertake everything for His glory, saturate yourself and your devoted fellow-workers with the spirit of Jesus Christ, animating yourself and them with an intense interior life. To this end, I can offer you no better guide than The Soul of the Apostolate by Dom Chautard, Cistercian Abbot. I warmly recommend this book to you, as I value it very highly, and have myself made it my bedside book."

Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing Illustrated

Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing   Illustrated Author Ellen G. White
Release 1928
Pages 159
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Heritage Edition: Some 42 illustrations from a century ago. Unabridged, original text. The Sermon on the Mount is Heaven’s benediction to the world—a voice from the throne of God. It was given to mankind to be to them the law of duty and the light of heaven, their hope and consolation in despondency, their joy and comfort in all the vicissitudes and walks of life. Here the Prince of preachers, the Master Teacher, utters the words that the Father gave Him to speak. This volume also includes inspirational thoughts regarding Christ's teachings regarding the Spirituality of the Law, the True Motive in Service, Not Judging but Doing, and the Lord's Prayer. Thoughts From the Mount of Blessing contains Christ’s greeting, not only to those who believe, but to the whole human family. Throughout all time the words that Christ spoke while on earth will retain their power. Every sentence is a jewel from the treasure house of truth. The principles enunciated in His teaching are for all ages and for all classes of men. With divine energy, Christ expressed His faith and hope as He pointed out class after class as blessed because of having formed righteous characters. Living the life of the Life-giver, through faith in Him, everyone can reach the standard held up in His words. The reader of this volume will receive much encouragement in their walk with God and with their fellow man.

Come to the Quiet

Come to the Quiet Author Denise George
ISBN-10 0764226584
Release 2003
Pages 234
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An encouraging manual for women whose lives are marked by stress and anxiety encourages readers to prioritize their lives so as to enable a place for solitude and rest, sharing the author's insights into Scripture and a deeper spiritual life. Original.

The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ

The Practice of the Love of Jesus Christ Author Saint Alphonsus de Liguori
Release 2016-06-27
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THE whole sanctity and perfection of a soul consists in loving Jesus Christ, our God, our sovereign good, and our Redeemer. Whoever loves me, says Jesus Christ himself, shall be loved by my Eternal Father: My Father loves you because you have loved Me. Some, says St. Francis de Sales, make perfection consist in an austere life; others in prayer; others in frequenting the Sacraments; others in alms-deeds. But they deceive themselves: perfection consists in loving God with our whole heart. The Apostle wrote: Above all things, . . . have love, which is the bond of perfection. It is love which keeps united and preserves all the virtues that render a man perfect. Hence St. Augustine said: “Love God, and do whatever you please;” because a soul that loves God is taught by that same love never to do anything that will displease him, and to leave nothing undone that may please him.

The Good and Beautiful God

The Good and Beautiful God Author James Bryan Smith
ISBN-10 0830878343
Release 2010-01-14
Pages 229
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"God wants me to try harder." "God blesses me when I'm good and punishes me when I'm bad." "God is angry with me." We all have ideas that we tell ourselves about God and how he works in our lives. Some are true—but many are false. James Bryan Smith believes those thoughts determine not only who we are, but how we live. In fact, Smith declares, the most important thing about a person is what they think about God. The path to spiritual transformation begins here. Turning to the Gospels, Smith invites you to put your ideas to the test to see if they match up with what Jesus himself reveals about God. Once you've discovered the truth in Scripture, Smith leads you through a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul as well as your mind. At the end of each chapter you'll find an opportunity for soul training, engaging in spiritual practices that reinforce the biblical messages on your mind and heart. Because the best way to make a complete and lasting change is to go through the material in community, small group discussion questions also accompany each chapter. Those who are leading apprentice groups will also find additional help and opportunities to interact with other leaders at the Apprentice website, This deep, loving and transformative book will help you discover the narratives that Jesus lived by—to know the Lord he knew and the kingdom he proclaimed—and to practice spiritual exercises that will help you grow in the knowledge of our good and beautiful God.

The Spirit of the Disciplines Reissue

The Spirit of the Disciplines   Reissue Author Dallas Willard
ISBN-10 9780060694425
Release 1990-12-07
Pages 288
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How to Live as Jesus Lived Dallas Willard, one of today's most brilliant Christian thinkers and author of The Divine Conspiracy (Christianity Today's 1999 Book of the Year), presents a way of living that enables ordinary men and women to enjoy the fruit of the Christian life. He reveals how the key to self-transformation resides in the practice of the spiritual disciplines, and how their practice affirms human life to the fullest. The Spirit of the Disciplines is for everyone who strives to be a disciple of Jesus in thought and action as well as intention.

Living in Christ s Presence

Living in Christ s Presence Author Dallas Willard
ISBN-10 9780830896257
Release 2014-01-26
Pages 195
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Logos Bookstores' 2014 Best Book in Spirituality 2014 Readers' Choice Award Winner 2014 Leadership Journal Best Books for Church Leaders (The Leader's Inner Life) A Special Award of Merit, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore In these pages Dallas Willard explores what it means to live well now in light of God's kingdom. He reflects on the power of the Trinity in our lives, the meaning of knowledge, the importance of spiritual disciplines and much more. Dallas Willard offers poignant thoughts about what it will be like to transition into the very presence of Christ in heaven. This book is adapted from the talks given at the February 2013 Dallas Willard Center "Knowing Christ Today" conference in Santa Barbara, California. Each chapter is followed with an illuminating dialogue between Dallas Willard and John Ortberg. The book closes with the theme of offering a blessing to one another. These reflections form an apt conclusion to Dallas Willard's public ministry. It is a gift of grace. A conversation guide written by Gary W. Moon is included. Also available is the companion Living in Christ's Presence DVD.

Deep Rooted in Christ

Deep Rooted in Christ Author Joshua Choonmin Kang
ISBN-10 9780830874873
Release 2009-09-20
Pages 175
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Come. Accept pastor Joshua Choonmin Kang's invitation to walk slowly, paying attention to God's work in you and around you, to walk intentionally, using spiritual disciplines to develop Christlike character, and to walk purposefully, experiencing deeper grace and vision. In this book you'll encounter fifty-two brief readings, ideal for weekly sabbath reflection or daily devotional use. They point to the path of peace in the midst of life's turmoil, to hope in the midst of brokenness, where you'll become "like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither" (Ps 1:3). It's the path to becoming deep-rooted in Christ.

The Book of Khalid

The Book of Khalid Author Ameen Rihani
ISBN-10 9783732680788
Release 2018-05-15
Pages 208
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Reproduction of the original: The Book of Khalid by Ameen Rihani