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This Here Flesh

release date: Feb 22, 2022
This Here Flesh
In her stunning debut, the creator of Black Liturgies weaves stories from three generations of her family alongside contemplative reflections to discover the "necessary rituals" that connect us with our belonging, dignity, and liberation. “From the womb, we must repeat with regularity that to love ourselves is to survive. I believe that is what my father wanted for me and knew I would so desperately need: a tool for survival, the truth of my dignity named like a mercy new each morning.” So writes Cole Arthur Riley in her unforgettable book of stories and reflections on discovering the sacred in her skin. In these deeply transporting pages, Arthur Riley reflects on the stories of her grandmother and father, and how they revealed to her an embodied, dignity-affirming spirituality, not only in what they believed but in the act of living itself. Writing memorably of her own childhood and coming to self, Arthur Riley boldly explores some of the most urgent questions of life and faith: How can spirituality not silence the body, but instead allow it to come alive? How do we honor, lament, and heal from the stories we inherit? How can we find peace in a world overtaken with dislocation, noise, and unrest? In this indelible work of contemplative storytelling, Arthur Riley invites us to descend into our own stories, examine our capacity to rest, wonder, joy, rage, and repair, and find that our humanity is not an enemy to faith but evidence of it. At once a compelling spiritual meditation, a powerful intergenerational account, and a tender coming-of-age narrative, This Here Flesh speaks potently to anyone who suspects that our stories might have something to say to us.

Organic Disciples

release date: Dec 28, 2021
Organic Disciples
Could sharing your faith be the secret to unlocking your spiritual growth? For many followers of Jesus, spiritual growth involves a series of spiritual practices that promise to deepen our connection with God and train us in the ways of Jesus. Unfortunately, these practices are often disconnected from the mission and purposes of God in reaching a lost world with the gospel message. What if the secret to unlocking spiritual growth was as simple as infusing our spiritual practices with an outward focus? What if we could learn from the example of Jesus and walk naturally in his footsteps as he leads us closer to the heart of God and the deepest needs of the world? In Organic Disciples, Kevin and Sherry Harney lead ordinary followers of Jesus through seven markers of spiritual maturity, showing how simple shifts in our Bible reading, prayer, community life, giving, service, and other biblical practices can connect us with God''s work of reaching people with his love. Taking a holistic approach that unites evangelism and discipleship, Kevin and Sherry explain how God''s plan for our spiritual growth is intimately connected to his mission to the world. True spiritual growth and maturity will always lead believers outward to engage the world with the good news and truth of Jesus. And in a surprising twist, our own spiritual growth will often remain stunted and limited until we take the step of joining God in his mission to love others. This book will help you see how Jesus modelled a lifestyle of loving others, overcome the common roadblocks and false narratives that stand in the way of spiritual maturity, and design a personal pathway of growth to be more like Jesus in character and mission. Along with the Organic Disciples book, churches and individuals can utilize a free, self-directed online tool to help each person identify where they are in their growth journey. In addition, there will be an eight-week sermon series and small group curriculum to take congregations and Christians deeper on this journey.

Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Expanded Edition Workbook plus Streaming Video

release date: Dec 21, 2021
Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Expanded Edition Workbook plus Streaming Video
Peter Scazzero learned the hard way: you can''t be spiritually mature while remaining emotionally immature. In the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Workbook Expanded Edition (DVD/digital downloads sold separately), Peter outlines a roadmap for discipleship with Jesus that is powerfully transformative. He unveils what''s wrong with our current definition of "spiritual growth" and offers not only a model of spirituality that actually works, but seven steps to change that will help you experience authentic faith and hunger for God. Though Peter was an experienced pastor of a growing church, his life and faith remained emotionally unhealthy. Like so many in the church, he routinely: avoided healthy conflict in the name of keeping the peace ignored and suppressed emotions used work for God as an excuse to run from God lived without limits In this updated and expanded workbook, Peter helps you unpack core biblical principles to guide you into an experience of lasting, beneath-the-surface transformation in your relationship with Christ. The workbook includes session introductions, group discussion questions, application, and between-sessions personal study. This workbook is Part One of the Emotionally Healthy Discipleship Course that also includes the bestselling books, Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Day by Day. Join us for a powerful journey that will walk you through a door that will change forever the way you love God, others, and yourself. Designed for use with the Emotionally Healthy Spirituality Video Expanded Edition (sold separately).

An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom

release date: Nov 16, 2021
An Invitation to Celtic Wisdom
Drawing on myth, folklore, poetry, and the tales of Celtic gods and heroes, this little book is an invitation to readers to explore the spiritual tradition of the Celtic peoples--a tradition rooted in hospitality and one that is of growing importance in these increasingly fractured and troubled times. McColman illustrates the mystery inherent in this spiritual path with a brief discussion of the three streams of the Celtic path. He explores how faith in the Celtic saints is rooted in the desert spirituality of Christianity. And, most importantly, he explores how contemporary seekers can learn to walk the path of Celtic spirituality. McColman has written a splendid intro to a spiritual path that will appeal to both believers and seekers who are interested in all things Celtic.

HOW TO LIVE A SPIRITUAL LIFE IN A MATERIAL WORLD?

by: AiR
release date: Nov 01, 2021
HOW TO LIVE A SPIRITUAL LIFE IN A MATERIAL WORLD?
Most of us are lost in the material world and only turn to Spirituality when suffering comes our way. We don''t realize that a Spiritual life can liberate us from all misery and suffering. Some people do take the road less traveled, the Spiritual path, and go on a quest to Realize the Truth. But is it even possible to live a Spiritual life in this material world, surrounded by worldly pleasures? Of course, it is! Spirituality is not really about renunciation, but Realization. This book shows the way to that inner voyage of eternal happiness.

Rediscovering the Spiritual Disciplines for Today's Ministry Leadership: A Journey of Proactive Spiritual Formation for Leaders

release date: Oct 29, 2021
Rediscovering the Spiritual Disciplines for Today's Ministry Leadership: A Journey of Proactive Spiritual Formation for Leaders
Military chaplains are highly trained professionals with multiple graduate degrees and varying civilian pastoral experience. They enter the chaplaincy after a rigorous selection process and military courses, which all must verify their calling to military ministry. Throughout a chaplain’s career, he or she will attend many continuing education seminars, civilian education graduate programs, and conferences, all provided by the military. However, chaplains are challenged with the rigorous multitasked environment of this ministry. Multiple deployments into combat have negatively impacted the personal lives of those seeking to care for the souls of the soldier. This book encourages the importance of spiritual resiliency in the lives of leaders, both military and civilian. Leaders who regularly practice spiritual disciplines will be less likely to suffer personal and professional failure, or burnout. Second, the leader’s practice of spiritual disciplines is essential to fostering positive modeling and mentoring for young chaplains and those wishing to serve. Third, practicing historic Christian spiritual disciplines will benefit those who strive to lead congregations and especially military installations in the free exercise of their faith.

Working with Spiritual Struggles in Psychotherapy

release date: Oct 04, 2021
Working with Spiritual Struggles in Psychotherapy
Does my life have any deeper meaning? Does God really care about me? How can I find and follow my moral compass? What do I do when my faith is shaken to the core? Spiritual trials, doubts, or conflicts are often intertwined with mental health concerns, yet many psychotherapists feel ill equipped to discuss questions of faith. From pioneers in the psychology of religion and spirituality, this book combines state-of-the-art research, clinical insights, and vivid case illustrations. It guides clinicians to understand spiritual struggles as critical crossroads in life that can lead to brokenness and decline--or to greater wholeness and growth. Clinicians learn sensitive, culturally responsive ways to assess different types of spiritual struggles and help clients use them as springboards to change.

Twelve Steps to Religionless Spirituality

release date: Sep 09, 2021
Twelve Steps to Religionless Spirituality
The Twelve Steps of Alcoholics Anonymous provides a spiritual program dramatically distinct from religion. Twelve Step spirituality is based on experience, not doctrine; it is pragmatic, focusing on what works and not on theory; it is centered in a community that is inclusive, welcoming all who desire to stop drinking; it seeks rigorous honesty even when that honesty involves painful questioning; and it centers upon service to the still suffering alcoholic. The power found in working the Steps is transformational, moving participants from despair to hope, from self-focused resentment to concern for others, and from angry efforts to control to gratitude for gifts received. It works for atheists and agnostics, secularists and free thinkers, Christians, Jews, Muslims, and other faiths. At a time when more and more people identify themselves as spiritual but not religious and the traditional religious institutions are in decline in Western culture, Twelve Step spirituality provides insights that can assist in the renewal and reinvigoration of our churches, synagogues, and mosques. In our time of dramatic social polarization, it can provide a foundation for bridging differences. Largely unknown outside the recovery community, this book examines how this transformative program can be relevant to today.

The Spiritual Jigsaw Puzzle

by: AiR
release date: Aug 18, 2021
The Spiritual Jigsaw Puzzle
AiR – Atman in Ravi, is an Embodied Soul whose only mission in life is to ''Help People Realize the Truth''. He was born in Bangalore on October 15, 1966. At a very young age, Ravi V. Melwani mastered the craft of business and became a very successful businessman who revolutionized retailing in India with the stores KidsKemp, Big KidsKemp, and Kemp Fort. After making millions, he realized that life is not just about making money. He shut down his business at the age of 40 and started making a difference doing H.I.S. work – Humanitarian, Inspirational and Spiritual work. As a part of the Humanitarian initiative, 3 charitable homes were set up to provide free medical treatment and care to the poor, destitute, and needy. Today, over 600 suffering homeless people who are picked up from the streets are served and cared for in 3 destitute homes and provided with free shelter, food, clothing, and medical care. AiR built a Shiva Temple in the year 1995 in Bangalore, which is now known as the Shivoham Shiva Temple. AiR now believes that religion is just a kindergarten of Spirituality, and people should go beyond religion to truly realize God. One day, his Guru inspired him to introspect and find answers to the following questions: Who am I? What is the purpose of my life? Is life just meant to seek pleasures and to live and die without any purpose? What happens after death? Will I be reborn? Who is God? Where is God? What is God? What is the Soul? Where are heaven and hell? What is Enlightenment? Several questions like these took him on a quest, a search for the Truth. He gave up his life of Achievement and Fulfilment in search of the final peak of life: Enlightenment. After a few years of intense search in retreat, deep in the mountains, he realized that we are not this body. We are the Soul, the Atman. He changed his name to AiR – Atman in Ravi. He metamorphosed to AiR and gave up his entire life as Ravi V. Melwani and started living as an instrument of God doing His Divine Will. This led to several Realizations that formed his new mission of life – to Help People Realize the Truth. Since then, AiR''s life has been dedicated to reaching out and helping people to eradicate the ignorance that they live in. Based on his realizations, AiR has published over 40 books, composed and sung about 1200 bhajans written several blogs, quotes, and poems. He has taken up various other initiatives that can lead people towards the Truth like conducting AiR Spiritual Retreats and giving talks that help people evolve on their spiritual journey. He is a TEDx speaker and is also invited to speak at several organizations like YPO (Young Presidents'' Organization), Rotary Club, Lions Club, and at many corporates, schools, and colleges. He conducts webinars every week on Zoom, ASK AiR sessions every day and Facebook Live to help people realize the ultimate purpose of their life. AiR has realized the Truth that we are not the body, the mind, or the ego; we are the Divine Soul. And to realize this, is our Ultimate Goal. He lives his life with just one mission – to help people Ask, Investigate, and Realize the Truth. Being blessed with everything, he seeks nothing except to fulfil this mission of life.

The Awakened Brain

release date: Aug 17, 2021
The Awakened Brain
A groundbreaking exploration of the neuroscience of spirituality and a bold new paradigm for health, healing, and resilience—from a New York Times bestselling author and award-winning researcher “A new revolution of health and well-being and a testament to, and celebration of, the power within.”—Deepak Chopra, MD Whether it’s meditation or a walk in nature, reading a sacred text or saying a prayer, there are many ways to tap into a heightened awareness of the world around you and your place in it. In The Awakened Brain, psychologist Dr. Lisa Miller shows you how. Weaving her own deeply personal journey of awakening with her groundbreaking research, Dr. Miller’s book reveals that humans are universally equipped with a capacity for spirituality, and that our brains become more resilient and robust as a result of it. For leaders in business and government, truth-seekers, parents, healers, educators, and any person confronting life’s biggest questions, The Awakened Brain combines cutting-edge science (from MRI studies to genetic research, epidemiology, and more) with on-the-ground application for people of all ages and from all walks of life, illuminating the surprising science of spirituality and how to engage it in our lives: • The awakened decision is the better decision. With an awakened perception, we are more creative, collaborative, ethical, and innovative. • The awakened brain is the healthier brain. An engaged spiritual life enhances grit, optimism, and resilience while providing insulation against addiction, trauma, and depression. • The awakened life is the inspired life. Loss, uncertainty, and even trauma are the gateways by which we are invited to move beyond merely coping with hardship to transcend into a life of renewal, healing, joy, and fulfillment. Absorbing, uplifting, and ultimately enlightening, The Awakened Brain is a conversation-starting saga of scientific discovery packed with counterintuitive findings and practical advice on concrete ways to access your innate spirituality and build a life of meaning and contribution.

Spirituality in Knitting

release date: Jul 22, 2021
Spirituality in Knitting
C''mon in ! Take a break; rest a while; indulge in a treat. Don''t let life become too busy to enjoy your favourite pastime as you spend quality time with God. Read the stories ... relate to some of them and bring to the forefront of your memory bank your own experiences. The author encourages observation. Observe the use of time. Observe feelings and emotions. Observe everyday details which often go unnoticed. Observe how the natural world encourages joy and peace. Observe how surroundings contribute to feelings of well-being and peace. Observe reactions to stimuli. Most of all in this memoire, observe how the relaxing repetition of knitting allows these other observations become the realization that the Spirit of the living God is active in all situations.

Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health

release date: Jul 06, 2021
Ten Questions to Diagnose Your Spiritual Health
How do I know that I’m good with God? Bestselling author Don Whitney (Spiritual Disciplines for the Christian Life) gets right to the point with these ten penetrating diagnostic questions. Are you governed increasingly by God’s Word? Are you more loving? Are you a quicker forgiver? These and other questions bring the lofty idea of “sanctification” into a helpful and convicting spotlight. With a new discussion guide optimized for small groups and Christian education, this concise and compelling book will transform your spiritual life and the life of your church.

Spiritual Intelligence

release date: Jun 22, 2021
Spiritual Intelligence
ITS TIME TO RETHINK SPIRITUAL SMARTS All of creation is at a tipping point, and there is a growing global sense that we are approaching something of eternal finality. Are we ready? Have we applied to spiritual intelligence the same level of attention we’ve given to IQ, EQ, CQ, and AI? If our technological innovations have produced such advancements, why are we experiencing all-time record levels of global crises? Why has human ingenuity not sufficed? This life-changing book will test your assumptions about your spiritual aptitude and encourage you to examine your connectivity with the spiritual realm. While it’s not intended to be a vehicle to make you more religious or self-righteous, it serves as a tool to enhance your spiritual intelligence. Through eye-opening analogies and practical strategies, you will come to appreciate it’s not for a select group of ultra-spiritual elites but for everyday people like you and me. “Jennifer is delightfully prophetic, uncommonly upbeat, and overflowing with authentic faith. And you, my friend, are about to receive that same impartation as you read Spiritual Intelligence – The Original.” DR. DAVE WILLIAMS, bestselling author and founder of Center for Pacesetting Leadership “Read her book from cover to cover, use highlighters, take notes, and share her prophetic revelation with others. It’s time for thought leaders to emerge who truly hold kingdom solutions and live it and demonstrate it. Jennifer Palthe is that leader.” JENNIFER EIVAZ, from the Foreword of Spiritual Intelligence: The Original “What a tremendous book! Jennifer Palthe’s comprehensive and thorough study in Spiritual Intelligence will launch you into high level spiritual discernment.” “I cannot more highly recommend this book.” PHIL MASON, author of Quantum Glory and Royal Heart Therapy “Jennifer Palthe offers a thought-provoking and eye-opening investigation into the phenomenon of spiritual intelligence” LEE M. CUMMINGS, author of Flourish and Be Radiant “Jennifer hits the mark on both the path and the purpose of spiritual intelligence. Get ready to have your spiritual sensitivity raised to a new level.” SONNY MISAR, author of Journey to Authenticity

Discovering the Missing Goal: Spiritual Development

release date: Jun 07, 2021
Discovering the Missing Goal: Spiritual Development
How many of us have an open treasure chest of gold (our spiritual growth) waiting to be claimed on a deserted beach? Spiritual growth is the process of becoming more and more like Jesus Christ. When we place our faith in Jesus, the Holy Spirit begins the process of making us more like Him. Spiritual growth is perhaps described in 2 Peter 1:3-8, which tells us that by God’s power we have “everything need” to live lives of godliness, which is the goal of spiritual growth. What we need comes “through our knowledge of Him, “which is the key to obtaining everything we need. Our knowledge of Him coms from the Word, given to us for our edification and growth. There are two lists in Galatians 5:19-23. Verses 19-21 list the “acts of the flesh.” These are the things that identify our lives before we came to Christ for salvation. The “acts of the flesh” are the activities we are to confess, repent of, and, with God’s help, overcome. As we experience spiritual growth, fewer and fewer of the “acts of the flesh” will be evident in our lives. The second list is the “fruit of the Spirit” (verses 22-23). These are things that should characterize our lives now that we have experienced salvation in Jesus Christ. Spiritual growth is identified by the “fruit of the Spirit” becoming increasingly evident in a believer’s life. When the transformation of salvation takes place, spiritual growth begins. The Holy Spirit indwells us (John 14:16-17). We are new creatures in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). The old, sinful nature begins to give away to the new, Christ like nature (Romans 6-7). Spiritual growth is a lifelong process that depends on our study and application of God’s Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17) and our walk in the Spirit (Galatians 5:16-26). As we seek spiritual growth, we should pray to God and ask for wisdom concerning the areas He desires us to grow. We can ask God to increase our faith and knowledge of Him. God desires us to grow spiritually, and He has given us all we need to experience spiritual growth. With the Holy Spirit’s help, we can overcome sin and steadily become more like our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. How do I get there?

Relational Spirituality

release date: May 25, 2021
Relational Spirituality
Human beings are fundamentally relational—we develop, heal, and grow through relationships. Integrating insights from psychology and theology, Todd W. Hall and M. Elizabeth Lewis Hall present a definitive model of spiritual transformation based on a relational paradigm, showing how transformation works practically in the context of relationships and community.

Witchcraft in the Pews and Spiritual Warfare

release date: May 11, 2021
Witchcraft in the Pews and Spiritual Warfare
Guilt. Shame. Fear. They steal your joy and cripple you with doubt. Just when you think you’re gaining new revelation from God and developing fresh intimacy with Him, the devil comes to take away all of your progress. Shamefully, the schemes of the evil one have infiltrated the Christian church, with pastors who abuse their authority and allow deception, witchcraft, and occult practices to be used to manipulate their flocks. These toxic would-be shepherds twist and manipulate God’s design for authority, leaving innocent people as victims and prisoners of controlling, abusive situations. Free yourself from the devil’s assaults! Bishop George Bloomer teaches you how to recognize: Ministers who use intimidation and fear Controlling power in families Spiritual discernment and its many uses Manipulative media techniques Distractions coming from Satan Take a stand and engage in spiritual warfare! Claim the joyful life that God has planned for you!

A Plea for Embodied Spirituality

release date: Apr 30, 2021
A Plea for Embodied Spirituality
The body is crucial to religious life, but there has been little practical attention to how to make a helpful reality of this fact. Strong forms of philosophical dualism have been widely abandoned by post-war theologians in favour of a more integrated view of human nature, but guidance on the role of the body in Christian spirituality remains fragmentary. Focusing particularly on drawing out practical implications for religious life and ministry, this book will survey the many ways in which the body plays an important role in religions and spiritual life, drawing on scientific research, theology and philosophy.

Spiritual Discernment

release date: Apr 19, 2021
Spiritual Discernment
Are You Confused As To Where Your Life Is Going? Are You Searching For The Guidance Of Gods Higher Power? Spiritual Discernment: The Guide to Trusting in the Direction of God is a complete guide to hearing, feeling, and knowing the voice of God in your life. This guide covers matters ranging from your true purpose to everyday little things. Angela Grace uses an approachable, simple-to-understand language that everyone, believers and nonbelievers, can understand and apply to their lives. She demystifies the often misunderstood gift of discernment and provides simple to follow habits that will help grow this spectacular gift and help guide one to their ultimate mission. ''Spiritual Discernment: The Guide to Trusting in the Direction of God'' will help you discover these life-changing elements: How do I hear God? How can I tell it is God? What should I do with my life? Why does purpose matter? How can I trust God with my life? What is the spiritual world? How can I tell good spirits from bad spirits? How do I live with wisdom? And much, much more... Join Angela Grace on this journey of self-discovery and growth towards spiritual enlightenment. So if you want to take action now towards your destiny then scroll up & buy now.

The Science Spell

release date: Apr 07, 2021
The Science Spell
His father was a scientist and atheist, his mother a spiritual seeker. As a boy, he could sense magic, even God—in the woods that surrounded their rural New Hampshire home, in the music of the Beatles, and in the mystery of dreams. But how could any of that really be real? Surely, the science his father believed in told us what was really real: Our sense of having a soul is just chemicals. Our presence in the universe is just the result of impersonal laws and natural selection. And all our hopes are ultimately doomed in the eternal extinction of death. That last one was the biggest gut-punch. As a boy, Chris would sometimes lie in bed and contemplate that awful and seemingly certain fate—until it became unbearable and, with a shudder, he pushed it from his mind. But over the years, as he read, contemplated, and experienced more, he began to see things differently. He began to realize that you could be intelligent and open-minded—like scientists are supposed to be—and also embrace the reality of realms beyond. In fact, he came to see that the more intelligence and open-mindedness we bring to the question of ultimate reality, the less our conventional science looks like an authority on the topic. The essays in The Science Spell don’t question the value of science. In fact, they push its critical thinking further than most scientists are used to. In easy, playful prose, these essays go where our most educated and well-respected citizens generally don’t. In doing so, they explore a paradox: The idea of a universe devoid of magic may itself be a kind of spell. Want to wake up? Essays include: The Science Fiction: How Scientific Are Scientists? Who Should We Ask About God?: Do Scientists Know What Reality Is? What You See Is What You See: Common Sense & Ultimate Truth Where Scientists Fear to Tread: Science, Taboos, Magic, & Meaning The Science Spell: Science & the Big Picture — Summa cum laude Harvard graduate, comedy screenwriter, math and science teacher, philosopher, and published poet, Chris Spark has been a lifelong seeker of truth, without regard for the conventional ways our culture tends to divide up reality. The Science Spell is the first collection of essays in the series Making Belief: Essays Towards a Natural, Magical, Intelligent Faith. In these essays, Spark explores deep, life-changing ideas in lively, down-to-earth prose. What are the hidden connections between geometry and Jesus, reason and revelation, the paranormal and the pedestrian? Is there a boundary between the impish and the important? Between the sensual and the spiritual? Between the everyday and the exalted? Refusing to stop at border crossings or check points, Chris Spark roams coyote-like through the terrain of science, philosophy, sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, myth, religion, the supernatural, and our own direct experience of the world. By blending what we tend to keep separate, Spark’s essays offer us perspective on the ways our culture has conditioned us to feel divided and confused, buffeted by competing ideas about existence. In these essays, you’ll discover a way to feel yourself more wholly, as part of a coherent, meaningful cosmos—one in which Western civilization is but one of many stars.

Druidry Handbook

release date: Apr 01, 2021
Druidry Handbook
The classic guide to living a spiritual life rooted in Celtic antiquity and revived to meet the challenges of contemporary life. Druidry offers people a path of harmony through reconnection with the green Earth. The Druidry Handbook is the first hands-on manual of traditional British druid practice that explores the Sun Path of seasonal celebration, the Moon Path of meditation, and the Earth Path of living in harmony with nature as tools for crafting an Earth-honoring life here and now. From ritual and meditation to nature awareness and ecological action, John Michael Greer opens the door to a spirituality rooted in the living Earth. Featuring a mix of philosophy, rituals, spiritual practice, and lifestyle issues, The Druidry Handbook is an essential guide for those seriously interested in practicing a traditional form of druidry. It offers equal value to eclectics and solitary practitioners eager to incorporate more Earth-based spirituality into their own belief system.

Spirituality, Evolution & Awakened Consciousness

release date: Mar 27, 2021
Spirituality, Evolution & Awakened Consciousness
Tired of trying to find yourself? Uncover the true meaning of spirituality and embrace your inner being. Do you want meaningful answers to those pestering self-reflective questions? Discover them here! If you are willing to do some soul-searching, the insights in Spirituality, Evolution & Awakened Consciousness will inspire you to venture further on your journey of self-discovery and spiritual wellbeing. This powerful and timely guide, takes you on a profound exploration, one that insightfully reveals how to recognize and understand the uniqueness of your soul and life experiences. Providing an honest look at the real meaning of grounded spirituality, while expertly addressing the emotional baggage and toxic beliefs of not being good enough. Packed with wisdom, stories and questions that lead you on a journey of self-awareness that encourages you to step off the merry-go-round of monotony and awaken to your significance. This is a rare inspiring book that arms you with the essential tools needed to reconnect with your inner being. Inside this influential guide you will discover: · How to expand your awareness and develop a deeper connection with yourself · Ways of engaging in more meaningful relationships with family and loved ones · The true value of spirituality and fundamental differences between spirituality and religion · The complexities of spiritual evolution, karma, and your relationship with truth · Powerful exercises for mindful self-reflection and so much more… No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, just beginning or a spiritual veteran, this book will be a new chapter in your understanding of your soul purpose, expanding your awareness, and living authentically.

A Luminous Life

release date: Mar 23, 2021
A Luminous Life
In a culture intrigued by various forms of “spirituality,” this study invites readers to explore the deep, historically rooted resources of the Christian spiritual classics. It is an invitation to seek the transformative presence of God – the kingdom of God within our hearts – through the spiritual classics. These classics, formed in the matrix of meditation on Scripture, are like road maps that provide invaluable wisdom and guidance for the spiritual journey. Illustrating the importance of theologically grounded spirituality, A Luminous Life draws from Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant classics that stem from rich trinitarian and christological reflection. This book explores key themes in the spiritual classics, including biblical images and historical models of spiritual development, prayer, fasting, solitude and community, the cross and suffering, the desert, spiritual direction, and contemplation and action. This study seeks to bridge the academic and ecclesial, demonstrating that the life of the mind and life in the Spirit are unified, that theological reflection and spiritual formation go together. Considering exemplary writings from diverse traditions, such as the Desert Fathers, Maximus the Confessor, Teresa of Avila, and John Calvin, A Luminous Life draws readers into worshipful reflection on God and formation in Christ. The book concludes with the encouragement to ongoing, prayerful study of the spiritual classics: as fuel for the luminous life.

We Carry the Fire

release date: Feb 17, 2021
We Carry the Fire
We Carry the Fire describes a social and political spirituality defined by actions that save families, civilization, and the planet. These actions, based on values articulated in religious congregations, result in tangible outcomes in the real world: people live instead of die, democracy is strengthened, nature is restored, and the human spirit flourishes. The author shows how an action-spirituality is different from me- and escapist-spiritualities. Spiritual meaning is found by working in solidarity with people around the world to love our neighbors, as well as those who aren’t our neighbors, as ourselves. As congregations are struggling to adjust to contemporary realities, Hoehn brings the passion and knowledge of a pastor, academic, author, activist, and grassroots organizer down to earth in real time.

Perspectives on Prayer and Spirituality

release date: Feb 12, 2021
Perspectives on Prayer and Spirituality
“Spirituality” has become a buzzword in our contemporary culture as individuals strive for meaning and fulfillment. Its detachment from the church and conventional definitions of religious practice highlights the seeming redundancy of what has come before. “Spirituality” in this light signals a new attempt to find wholeness unencumbered by outmoded doctrines and stale rituals. It is the conviction of this publication that the intuition behind contemporary searches for spiritual reality is a good one. It acknowledges that there must be more to life than what secular media or consumerism might tell us. The joyful message of Perspectives on Prayer and Spirituality is that the spiritual quest is a valid one and worth exploring. There is treasure to be found. However, the surprise is that we must rediscover what we have left behind. In the words of G. K. Chesterton, “it is not that the Christian ideal has been tried and found wanting, rather it has been found difficult and left untried.” This book offers us the tools to mine the riches of Christian spirituality and find that elusive treasure. The title, Perspectives on Prayer and Spirituality, alerts us to the fact that life-giving spirituality stems from relationship with a personal God who can be known.

What Is Spiritual Freedom?

release date: Feb 12, 2021
What Is Spiritual Freedom?
You can make your heaven here and now. The more you understand this, the greater your spiritual freedom. Imagine you''re locked in a tiny, dark room. Feeling sad and alone, you lie down on the floor. Then you have a dream. In the dream you''re visiting with a friendly stranger. His face is pleasant, familiar. He explains you''ve made this room of problems for yourself. You shut and locked the door when you started pushing against these problems. However, he says you can get to the spiritual root of your problems. The door can be unlocked and opened from the inside--if you know the secret. When you awaken, you see he is right. You unlock the door, pull it toward you, and step out. You feel the warmth of the sun, see the deep blue sky, and hear wonderful sounds. This is spiritual freedom! And that is what this book offers. In What Is Spiritual Freedom? Sri Harold Klemp, also the dream teacher, uses stories, special techniques, and unique insights to help you find true spiritual freedom.

Strengthening Spirit-Releasing Potential

release date: Feb 09, 2021
Strengthening Spirit-Releasing Potential
Have you ever wondered what releasing spiritual potential in the workplace might do for your organization? In today’s climate of colossal and incredibly fast global change, the world needs new ways to develop discerning leaders to consciously lead our community of life into the future. Though there are many books on leadership, they rarely engage the importance and relevance of spiritual development and spiritual accompaniment in organizational discernment and leadership development. Spiritual formation through spiritual direction has the potential to transform the way we lead organizations in secular and religious settings. Drawing on the wisdom and experience of leaders and spiritual directors, this book, first, broadens our understanding of how spiritual direction can be a resource for leadership and organizational development; second, supports spiritual directors in developing their corporate practice and their understanding of the relevance of spiritual direction for a wider community.

3000 Miles to Jesus

release date: Feb 02, 2021
3000 Miles to Jesus
Propelled by a desire for the sacred, spiritual seekers of the Middle Ages were masters of pilgrimage, dedicated to their journeys of religious devotion. Their epic voyages took them across continents and treacherous mountain passages, and were undertaken with a keen awareness of the possible perils of the journey. Still, by faith, they went on pilgrimage in hopes of tracing the steps of Jesus in the holy city of Jerusalem. In 3000 Miles to Jesus Lisa Deam invites us to embrace the adventure of spiritual pilgrimage in our everyday lives. Bringing alive the rich stories of medieval pilgrims, she offers an intimate look at these quests for the sacred, helping us draw rich application for our walks of faith today. To take this road, we won''t have to give up flushing toilets, warm beds, or cell phones. But we are invited to travel the rugged terrain of faith: journeying in risk and adventure through unfamiliar territory, across the unknown seas of the spiritual life, meeting life''s difficult passages of loss, accompanied by the temptation to turn back even as we march on. In meeting challenges in the wise company of the ancient pilgrims, we learn hope and resolve as we walk a wild and wonderful way to a city that shimmers beyond a horizon we cannot yet see. We are headed for the Jerusalem of our hearts. When we understand the risks taken and the courage and conviction driving the medieval pilgrim, a bigger picture of a lifelong journey of faith comes into view. We are opened up to the sacred world before us in new and unexpected ways.

A History of Western Spirituality, and The Corruption of Eden

release date: Jan 28, 2021
A History of Western Spirituality, and The Corruption of Eden
Massive in scope, hugely detailed and meticulously researched. In this work the bestselling author of ‘Children of Eden’ takes his readership onto a whole new level of understanding about Western Spirituality;

Exploring the Spiritual in Popular Music

release date: Jan 28, 2021
Exploring the Spiritual in Popular Music
This book highlights how the diverse nature of spiritual practices are experienced and manifest through the medium of popular music. At first glance, chapters on Krishnacore, the Rave Church phenomenon and post-punk repertoire of Psychic TV may appear to have little in common; however, this book draws attention to some of the similarities of the nuances of spiritual expression that underpin the lived experience of popular music. As an interdisciplinary volume, the extensive introduction unpacks and clarifies terminology relating to the study of religion and popular music. The cross-disciplinary approach of the book makes it accessible and appealing to scholars of religious studies, cultural studies, popular music studies and theology. Unlike existing collections dealing with popular music and religion that focus on a specific genre, this innovative book offers a range of music and case studies, with chapters written by international contributors.

Spiritually Minded

release date: Jan 11, 2021
Spiritually Minded
Spiritual awareness is defined as having the perception and knowledge of an invisible world existing around you. The spiritual realm is one only a well-trained eye can see and observe. Many believers operate in a false sense of sight. Leaders mislead their followers into believing just because they have repented and given their lives to God, they can now see into the spirit realm and their understanding of spiritual things has been elevated. In Spiritually Minded, author Dr. Monte D. Ware offers insight into the spiritual realm and gives an understanding of how the invisible controls the visible. He discusses how primary spirits control sub-primary spirits to move a person from stability to instability and provides an understanding of how evil spirits work among us. Ware reveals that learning how to pay more attention to unrecognizable spirits will not only benefit your walk with God but prove to be beneficial to those around you. Spirituality Minded shares an unpleasant truth while giving greater insight into life.

Pagan, Goddess, Mother

release date: Jan 01, 2021
Pagan, Goddess, Mother
This anthology calls Pagan and Goddess mothering into focus by highlighting philosophies and experiences of mothers in these spiritual movements and traditions. Pagan and Goddess spirituality are distinct, yet overlapping and diverse communities, with much to say about deity as mother, and about human mothers in relationship to deity. Authors share creative voices, stories, and scholarship from the forefront of Pagan- and Goddess- centered home, in which divine mothers, Goddesses, diverse female embodiments, and generative life cycles are honoured as sacred. Authors inquire into how their spirituality impacts the perceived value and experiences of mothers themselves, while generating new ways of imagining and enacting motherhood in spiritual and daily life. Pagan, Goddess, Mother opens spaces for dialogue in areas such as how Pagan- and Goddess- centred mothers engage in, and are impacted by, their spiritual leadership through practices of ceremony, ritual, magic, and priestessing. Authors consider mothers'' lived connections with their children, family life, and themselves, through nature, the Earth, and mothering as a spiritual practice. Chapters reflect upon the ways that Pagan- and Goddess- identified mothers creatively navigate daily interactions with dominant religions, the public sphere, community leadership, and activism facing the challenges of such while forging new pathways for spirited well being in mothering and family life.

Ressourcement Theology

release date: Dec 10, 2020
Ressourcement Theology
Ressourcement Theology: A Sourcebook offers a collection of texts previously unavailable in English from leading Dominicans and Jesuits, who initiated a movement for renewal that contributed to the reforms of the Second Vatican Council. In the last decade, theologians have undertaken a serious reappraisal of the contribution of Ressourcement theology to 20th century theology in the Catholic tradition and beyond. This ''return to Ressourcement'' has resulted in many of the principal texts being translated into English and (re-)issued, ensuring their accessibility to scholars across the globe. Despite this, many of the earliest documents relating to the history of Ressourcement theology are unavailable to most English-speaking scholars, as they are largely journal articles and book chapters published in French. Patricia Kelly has selected the most significant texts that so far have been unavailable in English, including the controversial piece by Jean-Marie LeBlond (''The Analogy of Truth'') that was condemned in the 1950s by the Vatican, as well as the response to Labourdette''s attack on LeBlond, penned anonymously by a group of Jesuits. All of these documents will help students and scholars to engage deeply with the history of the Ressourcement movement and its relevance for the developments of the Catholic tradition.

The Spiritual Exercises and the Ignatian Mystical Horizon

release date: Nov 30, 2020
The Spiritual Exercises and the Ignatian Mystical Horizon
This book is a revision and condensation of a doctoral dissertation which its author wrote under the direction of the well-known Father Karl Rahner at the University of Münster. It focuses on the importance of St. Ignatius’ small book, the Spiritual Exercises, as a source of theological investigation. Thus it stems from Rahner’s own “conviction,” as he states in his foreword, “that the real theological (and not only the spiritual) significance of Ignatius’ Spiritual Exercises . . . presents a non-yet accomplished task to today’s theology.” Absorbing, synthesizing, and completing past studies on the Exercises, Father Egan summarizes the finding of modern scholars such as Przwara, Fessard, Karl Rahner, Hugo Rahner, Marxer, Cusson, Gil, Bakker, and Gonzalez de Mendoza—all hitherto relatively unavailable in English—and then presents his own fresh viewpoint. His quest is for Ignatius’ mystical horizon, “the lived internal unity, . . . the roots of all of Ignatius’ experiences, knowledge, and love.” Applying the contemporary methodology in theology to the study of the Ignatian Exercises, the author offers a penetrating and comprehensive treatment of Ignatius’ “consolation without previous cause,” of the “Three Times of Election,” including intellectual and affective discernment, the trinitarian dimensions of the Exercises, and other important Ignatian themes. The book is scholarly and extensively documented and seems to be the most comprehensive and up to date theological commentary in English on the Exercises. One experienced critic has called it “one of the greatest contributions to the present commentary on the Exercises.”

The Art of Spiritual Direction

release date: Nov 14, 2020
The Art of Spiritual Direction
This is a concrete, practical book about spiritual accompaniment. While there may be no shortage of books on this matter, most of these books remain somewhat abstract in the way they highlight the beauty of this ministry and point out its pitfalls. This book instead resembles a toolbox with a user’s manual. In six chapters, the author presents the following tools: ‘there is no rush’, ‘listening by following’, ‘searching for the soul’, ‘going deeper’, ‘evaluating’, and ‘accompanying towards spiritual maturity’. By means of examples and case studies, he demonstrates how these tools may be used to good effect. Two introductory chapters discuss the choice for a practice-oriented book and the core values of an Ignatian approach to spiritual accompaniment. A final chapter specifically focuses on vocational discernment. New spiritual directors can learn from this book the tricks of the trade and experienced directors can be encouraged to reflect upon their own practice. Although it is written from a Roman Catholic, Jesuit background, this book may be used in a wider variety of Christian contexts.

Protestant Spiritual Traditions, Volume One

release date: Nov 02, 2020
Protestant Spiritual Traditions, Volume One
There is no single Protestant spirituality but rather Protestant spiritual traditions usually embedded in denominational families that share some basic Protestant principles. These two volumes of Protestant Spiritual Traditions offer essays on twelve traditions written by scholars within those traditions plus a concluding essay that gathers a number of Protestant contributions to Christian spirituality and Western culture under the category of "the body." These thirteen essays discuss the contributions of significant spiritual figures from Martin Luther to Martin Luther King Jr. and offer insights on a range of topics from the theology of the cross to physical fitness.

Practicing Basic Spiritual Disciplines

release date: Oct 27, 2020
Practicing Basic Spiritual Disciplines
What spiritual disciples do you follow to help you grow closer to God? In Practicing Basic Spiritual Disciplines, you will examine several such practices that will help you mature in Christ and develop a consistent and unwavering walk of faith. Ultimately, these practices will lead to you becoming more like the Savior! You will learn how to develop these disciplines that build "spiritual muscle," learn the ten hallmarks of spiritual strength, and discover Rs of spiritual growth. Most important, you will learn about the character of God. The Charles Stanley Bible Studies are a unique approach to Bible study, incorporating biblical truth, personal insights, emotional responses, and a call to action. Each study draws on Dr. Stanley''s many years of teaching on the guiding principles found in God''s Word, showing how we can apply them in practical ways to every situation we face. This edition of the series has been completely revised and updated and includes two brand-new lessons from Dr. Stanley.

Conformed to His Image, Revised Edition

release date: Oct 06, 2020
Conformed to His Image, Revised Edition
A Comprehensive, Balanced, and Applicable Guide to Spiritual Growth. What does a real relationship with God look like? What does the biblical vision of true spiritual life look like? How do we grow in spiritual maturity? How we answer these questions influence the health, potency, and witness of Christians in an increasingly complex and hostile world. Conformed to His Image answers these questions with clarity and insight, offering a comprehensive, balanced, and applicable guide to spiritual growth. Designed for use in college and seminary courses, this revised edition of the widely used textbook helps readers build their lives on a fully biblical perspective. It offers corrective to our tendency to pick and compartmentalize spiritual growth by exploring twelve facets of authentic Christian spirituality including: Relational Spirituality: Loving God Completely, Ourselves Correctly, and Other Compassionately Paradigm Spirituality: Cultivating an Eternal versus a Temporal Perspective Disciplined Spirituality: Engaging in the Historical Disciplines Exchanged Life Spirituality: Grasping Our True Identity in Christ Motivated Spirituality: A Set of Biblical Incentives Devotional Spirituality: Falling in Love with God Holistic Spirituality: Every Component of Life under the Lordship of Christ Process Spirituality: Process versus Product, Being versus Doing Spirit-Filled Spirituality: Walking in the Power of the Spirit Warfare Spirituality: The World, the Flesh, and the Devil Nurturing Spirituality: A Lifestyle of Evangelism and Discipleship Corporate Spirituality: Encouragement, Accountability, and Worship With chapter overviews and objectives, questions for personal application, a glossary, and a list of key terms, Conformed to His Image provides a defining text for the student, pastor, and church leader of today and tomorrow. This revised edition includes new recommended resources throughout, more recent examples of subjects discussed, and updated wording to better reflect our postmodern context.
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