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Living The Christian Year

Author : Bobby Gross
ISBN : 9780830866946
Genre : Religion
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Infuse your days with meaning. You are part of a larger Story. And the One who began the Story is at work today, in your life, in the midst of your meetings and bills and family activities that make the days rush by and blur together. In these pages Bobby Gross opens to you--and opens you to--the liturgical year, helping you inhabit God's Story every day. Remembering God's work, Christ's death and resurrection, and the Spirit's coming will change you, drawing you into deeper intimacy with God and pointing your attention to the work of the Father, Son and Spirit right now, in and around you. You'll be reminded daily that your life is bigger than just you, that you are part of God's huge plan that started before time and will continue into eternity. Whether you're familiar or unfamiliar with following the liturgical year, this book makes it easy to do, offering here the significance and history of each season, ideas for living out God's Story in your own life, and devotions that follow the church calendar for each day of the year. "The power that overshadowed Mary and raised Jesus from the dead also guarantees the final redemption of all things in him; that same power is at work in us now," Gross writes. "Keeping liturgical time, making it sacred, opens us further to this power as, year after year, we rehearse the Story of God--remembering with gratitude, anticipating with hope--and over time live more deeply the Story of our lives."

Living The Christ Life

Author : Louise Mangan
ISBN : 155145498X
Genre : Religion
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This valuable program resource for clergy, worship planners and lay leaders offers practical tools for celebrating the Christian year at church, home or school. Organized around the cycles of Christmas and Easter, it provides activities, craft ideas, prayers, meditations, and ways to encounter scripture. Background information to origins of festivals, colors, symbols and art of the various seasons will help you deepen your understanding and experience of Christian faith. Indexed by scripture reference and theme. Includes a glossary. Permission to photocopy portions of text and prayers for use in worship services.

Reasons For The Seasons

Author : W. Paul Jones
ISBN : 9781498292139
Genre : Religion
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Do you ever find yourself drowning in secularization and commercialization, being pulled under as Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas intermingle and fly by in a frantic blur? Have you ever wondered if there is any way to reclaim the true meaning of such seasons as Advent and Lent, and be helped to live more intentionally and meaningfully the other Christian celebrations? Reasons for the Seasons makes that possible in a delightfully engaging manner. With humor and rich illustrations, this widely read spiritual author draws upon life experiences from childhood in Appalachia to his teaching at Princeton University and into his spiritual pilgrimage intent on uniting his Protestant mind with a Catholic heart. Focus is given to the church's central seasons of Advent/Christmas/Epiphany and Lent/Easter/Pentecost. Lesser-known Christian celebrations are engaged, such as Candlemas, Trinity Sunday, and the Feast of the Transfiguration. Additionally, illumination is provided for exploring such secular holidays as New Year's, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, and Halloween. This book will be informative and engaging not only for personal use but also in enabling families to deepen their celebrative time together. Groups will also find it helpful for study, as will churches in giving depth to their liturgical planning.

Festival Icons For The Christian Year

Author : John Baggley
ISBN : 0881412015
Genre : Religion
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"The Christian year is full of great feasts, such as Christmas, Easter and Pentecost. Beautifully illustrated with colour plates, Festival Icons for the Christian Year introduces the general reader to the most important icons of the Orthodox Church associated with these major festivals, accompanied by words of prayer and liturgy." "Discussion of each festival includes background information, extracts from the associated liturgical texts, detailed analysis of the icon illustrated with information about its development, and comment on the theological and spiritual significance of the festival and its icon."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Living Spirit

Author : Margaret Hebblethwaite
ISBN : 1580510752
Genre : Religion
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With selections ranging from T.S. Eliot to Pedro Arrupe and ancient Coptic liturgical hymns, "The Living Spirit" is a richly diverse anthology of prayers and readings that follows the seasons of the Christian year and remembers those who have helped shape faith and understanding. A resource of worship, intercession and inspiration for personal devotion throughout the year.

Journey Into The Heart Of God

Author : Philip H. Pfatteicher
ISBN : 9780199997145
Genre : Religion
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Journey into the Heart of God is a captivating exploration of the history and evolution of the Church Year: the cycle of seasons in the Christian tradition that begins with Advent and culminates with Easter and is marked by the celebrations of saints, feast days, and the reading of Scripture as appointed by the Church. Primarily through deft examination of the Western Church, Philip H. Pfatteicher reveals how the liturgical calendar has been transformed over thousands of years. It is a work of art--the collaborative achievement of generations of hands and minds. He shows how the church year dramatizes and grounds the strange complexity of the human experience and how it encourages honesty, humility, growth, and maturity in those who live by it. Pfatteicher also offers insight into the liturgical texts of the Eucharist, the less familiar Daily Office, and the people's theology voiced in hymns from a broad spectrum of ancient and modern traditions. It will be an indispensable resource for both clergy and laity in the liturgical denominations, including Catholicism, Lutheranism, and Anglicanism.

Christian Living Made Simple

Author : Mark Water
ISBN : 0899574351
Genre : Religion
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Discover for yourself the secrets of success in the Christian life through scores of spiritually invigorating Bible studies. Identify 50 key verses about living the Christian life. Find 52 commands to put into practice each year. Recognize how the Bible can motivate you and help you overcoming problems and obstacles. Discover the 50 do's and don'ts of the Christian life. Learn how to become a Christian witness?

Daily Secrets Of The Christian Life

Author : Hannah Whitall Smith
ISBN : 0310240336
Genre : Religion
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Offers a treasury of counsel from the pen of one of America’s best-loved spiritual writers. Millions of people have read Hannah Whitall Smith's The Christian’s Secret of a Happy Life; this devotional introduces readers to many of her other writings, all on scriptural themes.

Let Us Keep The Feast

Author : Jessica Snell
ISBN : 9781937063726
Genre : Religion
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Pentecost and Ordinary Time are the last of the seasons in the Church Year—and often among the most misunderstood and neglected. As with some of the other seasons, Christians may find that their practices are inconsistent or in need of improvement. In the Pentecost and Ordinary Time edition of Let Us Keep the Feast, you’ll find help for enriching your observance and celebration of these seasons: traditions new and old, suggested readings, recipes, and prayers.

Author : سي اس لويس
ISBN : 9789059500419
Genre : Religion
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المسيحيَّة المُجرَّدة‘‘ كتابٌ كلاسيكيٌّ من القرن العشرين، كتبه سي. أس. لِويس، يعرض فيه ملخَّصًا لِمَا آمن به المسيحيُّون عبر تاريخ المسيحيَّة. يستخدم لِويس في هذا الكتاب الفلسفةَ وتوضيحاتٍ عميقةً ومنطقًا بارعًا ينقلُ بها أفكارَه. مُبتَدئًا بالدِّفاع عن وجود الله، يستمرُّ لِويس في عرضِ أعماق الإيمان المسيحيِّ في سلسلةٍ من المقالاتِ التي غيَّرتْ حياةَ وأفكارَ عددٍ لا حصرَ له من القُرَّاء خلال النصف الثاني من القرن الماضي. وتأتي هذه الترجمة إلى العربيَّة ليَنتفعَ بها قُرَّاؤها الذين بينهم بدأ الإيمانُ المسيحيُّ قبل ألفَي سنة.

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