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The Sacrament Of The Present Moment

Author : Jean-Pierre De Caussade
ISBN : 0060618116
Genre : Religion
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In this superb new translation of the celebrated spiritual classic of wisdom, hope, and inspiration, Jean-Pierre de Caussade offers guidance for daily living in communion with God. This exemplary devotional work summons readers to holiness, reveals ways to conquer self-love and pride, and points the way for experiencing each moment as a sacrament. The author shows how God speaks to us through every moment of every day. He encourages a joyous, affirming, selfless abandonment to God. By entering into such active contemplation and facing ourselves honestly and openly, the author assures us, we can achieve the comfort and fulfillment of a life suffused with grace. These timeless spiritual reflections probe the mystery of faith, illuminate the nature of authentic contemplation, and help us recognize and carry out God's purpose in our own lives. They stand as powerful testimony to de Caussade's conviction "that there is nothing easier, more ordinary, more available to all than saintliness."

Simone Weil S Philosophy Of Culture

Author : Richard H. Bell
ISBN : 0521432634
Genre : Religion
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This is an excellent treatment, by fourteen distinguished scholars, of some of the central strands in the philosophy of Simone Weil.

St Benedict S Toolbox

Author : Jane Tomaine
ISBN : 9780819231987
Genre : Religion
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* Revised and expanded 10th anniversary edition* Practical, down-to-earth writing style; explains the content of the Rule of St. Benedict and how to use the practices in daily life * Contains historical background to the Rule and a new chapter on relationships and community * Includes guide for group useIn the sixth century, when the Roman Empire was breaking apart and politics, cultural life, and even the Church were in disarray -- tumultuous times not unlike our own -- Benedict of Nursia designed what he termed "a little rule" that showed his monks the way to peace as they learned to prefer Christ above all things. The Rule of Benedict offers timeless and practical tools for living this Christ-centered life today.St. Benedict's Toolbox provides a primer on how to use these tools in readers' own tumultuous lives. Each chapter examines one aspect of the Rule, from ways of praying to ways of being in relationships and community, and offers tools for reflection, prayer, journaling, and action.For members of all Christian denominations interested in the Rule of St. Benedict and/or spiritual development. Prior knowledge of the Rule is not necessary.

Doubt The Way Of Growth

Author : Martin Israel
ISBN : 9780264674353
Genre : Religion
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This book explores doubt - what is its meaning?; what does it bring?; and why does personal experience often run counter to the teachings of the Church about hope?

Present Perfect

Author : Gregory A. Boyd
ISBN : 9780310560623
Genre : Religion
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Finding God’s presence in everyday moments is fundamental to every Christian’s life. It’s also one of the areas that millions of American Christians struggle with most.Popular author, theologian, and pastor Gregory Boyd knows this firsthand. After two decades of teaching, preaching, and welcoming the presence of God, Boyd considers himself a fellow pilgrim with his readers, whom he invites to join him on the journey. Christians will discover the transforming power of God’s presence as he distills the teachings of classical spiritual giants such as Brother Lawrence, Jean-Pierre de Caussade, and Frank Laubach in this thoughtful and accessible Ebook. Boyd writes simply and clearly, making his ideas accessible to nonacademic readers. His practical suggestions for implementing the presence of God into daily living move his meditations from purely theoretical to effective, down-to-earth, and doable.Read these meditations prayerfully. Apply the practical suggestions. See the results.Embrace the “holy habit” of inviting God’s presence into your life and experience true spiritual transformation.

For God S Greater Glory

Author : Louis Lallemant
ISBN : 9781933316116
Genre : Religion
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Focusing on key writings by three of the most important representatives of the Jesuit order, Louis Lallement, Jean Pierre Caussade and Claude de la Columbiere, this work takes the reader to the heart of one of the most influential spiritual traditions within the Catholic Church.

Beauty

Author : Anthony J. Ciorra
ISBN : 9781587682407
Genre : RELIGION
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An invitation to embrace a spirituality of beauty. Grounded in the foundational writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar, it explores the ability of beauty to introduce components of prayer, joy, and spirituality into our lives today.

Tending To The Holy

Author : Bruce G. Epperly
ISBN : 9781566996471
Genre : Religion
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Tending to the Holy: The Practice of the Presence of God in Ministry invites pastors to embody their deepest beliefs in the routine and surprising tasks of ministry. Inspired by Brother Lawrence's classic text in spirituality, Tending to the Holy integrates the wisdom and practices of the Christian spiritual tradition with the commonplace practices of pastoral ministry. Bruce and Katherine Epperly utilize a variety of spiritual disciplines especially Benedictine, Celtic, Ignatian, Rhineland, and process spiritualities to provide a framework for helping clergy nurture the awareness of God, creative imagination, and personal well-being in every aspect of their ministerial lives. Practicing God's presence in the ordinary tasks of ministry inspires wholeness, spiritual transformation, vision, imagination, endurance, and healthy self-differentiation in ministry. Commitment to joining spiritual practices with the routine and repetitive tasks of ministry provides an important antidote to unhealthy stress, burnout, and loss of vision in ministry. By seeing their congregational leadership in terms of spiritual transformation, imaginative practice, and relational interdependence, ordinary ministerial practices can become ways pastors can deepen their relationship with God. Growing out of their work with pastors at every season of ministry, as well as combined ministerial experience of nearly sixty years, Bruce and Katherine Epperly invite pastoral leaders to complement and expand on their understanding of spiritual leadership, pastoral excellence, and self-care, integrating traditional and contemporary spiritual practices with the concrete arts of ministry.

Like The First Morning

Author : Michael J. Ortiz
ISBN : 9781594715921
Genre : Religion
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In Like the First Morning, acclaimed author and teacher Michael J. Ortiz presents both a literary and a deeply personal approach to the Morning Offering, a popular form of daily prayer practiced by millions of Catholics worldwide. The book reveals the depth of this simple devotion, showing how a daily offering up of prayers, works, joys, and sufferings renews every aspect of life, and inspires the reader to live each day with greater intentionality and joy. Like the First Morning reflects upon the Morning Offering, a popular and beloved Catholic devotion prayed at the start of each day to consecrate the day to Christ. Michael Ortiz, a religion and English teacher and author of Swan Town, draws from theologians, popes, poets, novelists, philosophers, mystics, and saints to help readers to become more fully aware of the beauty of God’s creation and be more open to his grace. This unique book of Catholic spirituality consists of fourteen short, lyrical chapters, each centered on a key phrase of the prayer. The fresh approach to this ancient practice will appeal to those who seek inspiration to continue this form of daily prayer, as well as those who are unfamiliar with the devotion who want to deepen their prayer life.

Word Into Silence

Author : John Main
ISBN : 9781853117541
Genre : Religion
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We now take it for granted that aspects of the monastic life can sustain our daily lives in the world, but we owe this understanding to John Main, whose vision of a 'monastery without walls' has grown into a worldwide network of people who today practice Christian meditation. This is his classic book on how to practice contemplative prayer, or Christian meditation. Stepping aside from the busyness of our daily lives and being still in the presence of God is the key to discovering our true selves and knowing God as 'the ground of our being'.

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