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Redefining Joy In The Last Days

Author : Chris Stewart
ISBN : 1606410350
Genre : Happiness
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In this new addition to the popular Time Out Classics series, bestselling author Chris Stewart discusses how to experience a more joyful life. Drawing on unforgettable real-life experiences and rich examples from the scriptures, he offers suggestions for reorienting our lives in order to achieve greater joy and happiness -- even in the most challenging times.

Redefining Normal

Author : Paul Nankivell
ISBN : 9781543902549
Genre : Education
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Redefining Normal is a coming of age story with a twist. There was a time when all disabled children were placed into special schools. The disabled schools that our main character—Alan Jones—attended didn’t pretend to offer anything resembling synaptic stimulation. These schools would never be mistaken as real schools in the academic sense. They were glorified babysitting centers. As time passed, Alan and mom became increasingly frustrated. These schools repeated the same third grade lesson plan year after year. Finally, his mom convinced the school’s psychiatrist to give him a variety of tests to determine if Alan was worthy of a competitive education at regular schools. At every stage of this process, hurdles were put in his path. Sometimes the very people who ran academic institutions were closed-minded bigots. Time and again, Alan had to fight the same battle against different foes. Meanwhile, after each skirmish, this shy, over-apologetic boy had to decide whether to stay in his shell and accept his fate or become assertive and learn how to self-advocate.

Redefining Christianity

Author : Godsword Godswill Onu
ISBN : 9782765909293
Genre : Religion
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Christians are Believers in Jesus Christ who have been born again, and received the Life and Nature of God in them. As a matter of fact, they are partakers of the Divine Nature. Christians were Born of God, and are Offsprings of the Almighty God. Christianity is the life and Kingdom that Christ Jesus brought to us. But when you are born again by the Holy Spirit of God, because you received the Lord Jesus Christ as your Saviour, having repented of your evil ways, you are suddenly made to be aware that you belong to the Family of God. The Holy Spirit gets people born again through the Word of God, which is His Sword, because Jesus Christ has shed His Blood for them. Christianity, therefore, is life in Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit, and in the Word of God. The Father, Who initiated Christianity through His Spirit, is above all.

Under A Desert Sky

Author : Lynne Hartke
ISBN : 9781493407293
Genre : Religion
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There comes a time in life when we find ourselves in the desert place of burning questions. Why? Why me? But even as we shake our fist heavenward, the heart whispers another question. Who? Who are you, God? It is a question of relationship, a question we all murmur in the hardest places. Against the backdrop of the Sonoran Desert, Lynne Hartke asks her own hard questions as cancer arrives like a thief with one goal: to take it all. Hair. The contents of a stomach. A marriage. A life. As her days become a blur of doctors' appointments, treatments, and surgeries, she wrestles with a tumble of tangled emotions, a shaken faith, and self-doubt. Cancer is now not only threatening her own life, but, in a surprising twist, the lives of both her parents as well. Through her raw, lyrical words, Hartke invites fellow sojourners to discover that in life's hardest places, they are not alone in their fear, they are not foolish to hope, and they are never forgotten by a loving, pursuing God. Never.

Reformation Spirituality

Author : Gene E. Veith
ISBN : 9781620328309
Genre : Religion
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George Herbert, in his poetic skill and the depth of the spiritual experiences he explores, may be the greatest of all religious poets. This is a study of the specific religious experiences and beliefs that Herbert writes about, both in his poetry and in his prose. As such, it also examines the spiritual landscape of seventeenth-century England, a period, for all of its controversies, still dominated by the understanding of God and the human condition articulated by Martin Luther and systematized by John Calvin. Reformation spirituality, which was different both from medieval Catholicism and late Protestantism, is itself little understood by literary historians, who have tended to look to medieval or Counter-Reformation ideas and practices or to a simplistic distinction between "Anglicans" and "Puritans" as ways of understanding the religion of the time. This study presents Reformation spirituality phenomenologically, from the inside. Just as Reformation spirituality reflects Herbert's poetry, Herbert's poetry illuminates Reformation spirituality, showing the experiential and mystical dimensions of an important religious tradition.

Redefining Home

Author : Carrie Anne Hudson
ISBN : 9781935909415
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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" ... follows our struggle as comfortable Americans moving into the chaotic streets of urban China."--P. [4] of cover.

Thrive

Author : Arianna Huffington
ISBN : 9780804140850
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In Thrive, Arianna Huffington makes an impassioned and compelling case for the need to redefine what it means to be successful in today's world. Arianna Huffington's personal wake-up call came in the form of a broken cheekbone and a nasty gash over her eye--the result of a fall brought on by exhaustion and lack of sleep. As the cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group--one of the fastest growing media companies in the world--celebrated as one of the world's most influential women, and gracing the covers of magazines, she was, by any traditional measure, extraordinarily successful. Yet as she found herself going from brain MRI to CAT scan to echocardiogram, to find out if there was any underlying medical problem beyond exhaustion, she wondered is this really what success feels like? As more and more people are coming to realize, there is far more to living a truly successful life than just earning a bigger salary and capturing a corner office. Our relentless pursuit of the two traditional metrics of success--money and power--has led to an epidemic of burnout and stress-related illnesses, and an erosion in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers. In being connected to the world 24/7, we're losing our connection to what truly matters. Our current definition of success is, as Thrive shows, literally killing us. We need a new way forward. In a commencement address Arianna gave at Smith College in the spring of 2013, she likened our drive for money and power to two legs of a three-legged stool. They may hold us up temporarily, but sooner or later we're going to topple over. We need a third leg--a third metric for defining success--to truly thrive. That third metric, she writes in Thrive, includes our well-being, our ability to draw on our intuition and inner wisdom, our sense of wonder, and our capacity for compassion and giving. As Arianna points out, our eulogies celebrate our lives very differently from the way society defines success. They don't commemorate our long hours in the office, our promotions, or our sterling PowerPoint presentations as we relentlessly raced to climb up the career ladder. They are not about our resumes--they are about cherished memories, shared adventures, small kindnesses and acts of generosity, lifelong passions, and the things that made us laugh. In this deeply personal book, Arianna talks candidly about her own challenges with managing time and prioritizing the demands of a career and raising two daughters--of juggling business deadlines and family crises, a harried dance that led to her collapse and to her "aha moment." Drawing on the latest groundbreaking research and scientific findings in the fields of psychology, sports, sleep, and physiology that show the profound and transformative effects of meditation, mindfulness, unplugging, and giving, Arianna shows us the way to a revolution in our culture, our thinking, our workplace, and our lives.

Recovering Joy

Author : Kevin Griffin
ISBN : 9781622034574
Genre : Self-Help
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Addiction recovery requires a serious commitment, yet that doesn’t mean it has to be a bleak, never-ending struggle. “Recovering takes us through many difficult steps of discipline, humility, and self-realization,” says Kevin Griffin .“In doing so, many of us forget that we are capable and deserving of basic happiness.” With Recovering Joy, Kevin Griffin fills in what is often the missing piece in addiction recovery programs—how to regain our ability to live happier lives. Recovering Joy offers a deeply insightful look at how we can cultivate positive mind states within the challenging context of addiction. Through reflections, self-inquiry, and mindfulness practices, Griffin reveals how we can better act in accordance with our core values, cultivate healthy and satisfying relationships, renew our sense of playfulness, and find the unexpected joys in the journey of recovery.

Midlife Transformation

Author : Bryna Rene Haynes
ISBN : 0984500693
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Midlife Transformation: Redefining Life, Love, Health & Success reveals the miracles that happen when a woman makes an empowered choice to release the weight of her past, step out of the shadows, and embrace a life that fully honors her sacred truth. On every page, you'll discover the intimate stories of women who found the courage to follow the whispers of their hearts, move through the darkness of fear and doubt, and embrace their purpose, passion, and calling. At some point, each of these inspiring women woke up to the profound realization that her goals, actions, and circumstances were no longer in alignment with who she was. Through the fires of transformation and her personal "dark night of the soul," each of these courageous souls emerged to create a life by design―a life where her truth is her beacon, her soul is her guide, and her work is her gift to the world.

Your Redefining Moments

Author : Dennis Merritt Jones
ISBN : 9780399165801
Genre : Self-Help
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Who does your soul ask you to be? It can seem like every person, every television show, and every ad has an idea of who we are supposed to be. But who does your soul ask you to be? In Your (Re)Defining Moments, spiritual teacher Dennis Merritt Jones offers a road map back to your center, where you will find your Authentic Self. It is from that center, Merritt Jones shows, that you can live the life you were born for, rather than the tug-of-war so many people get caught up in, trying to be all things to all people, trying to be anyone but who they truly are. This book will help you discover the Seven Intrinsic Qualities of the Authentic Self- Wholeness Reverence Fearlessness Integrity Humility Equanimity Love 'In Your (Re)Defining Moments, Dennis Merritt Jones wisely guides his readers into a joyful exploration and discovery of their Original Self, which was shot out of eternity into this three-dimensional world to deliver their gifts, talents, and skills as only they can.' Michael Bernard Beckwith, author of Life visioning- A Transformative Process for Activating Your Unique Gifts and Highest Potential'Through personal anecdotes and probing questions to the reader, Your (Re)Defining Moments give us access to an engaging self-study on the nature of being and on how to live a thoughtful and authentic life. Dennis Merritt Jones's down-to-earth style and direct approach to spirituality make reading this book enjoyable and soul-satisfying.' Edward Viljoen, author of The Power of Meditation

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