Spirituality for the Moment

Spirituality for the Moment

Author: Ma Cags W. D. Allan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781438926698

Category: Religion

Page: 260

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Spirituality for The Moment is a new and innovative look into the many facets of peoples beliefs in anything tied to their thought and places definitive thinking into a completely varied perspective for the reader. The author asks questions of these themes in a wide ranging attempt to spark both the reader's thoughts with regard to these personal sense of spirituality in their lives. This vision of growth, change and betterment takes an inclusive look at many different themes of spiritual different spiritual principles as well as using the facilitator of the open-ended question as a means to help bring the reader to their own conclusions of these varied yet all encompassing concepts of belief. Spirituality for The Moment is not an attempt to place definitives on spiritual truth, but rather places these themes into a forum that enables the reader to draw their own conclusions ever further into the light where they might examine their beliefs in a more exacting way. Everybody carries their own beliefs of life and of their spiritual nature and therefore perceives their own existence according to these beliefs as flexible as some of them tend to be and as rigid as others tend to be. This book is an attempt to broaden thought, to spark conversation and to add to the ever widening consciousness of our modern advancing spiritual age as wondrous and shifting as it is for everyone. For more information go to: http: //spiritualitymoment.com

Spiritual Thoughts for the Moment

Spiritual Thoughts for the Moment

Author: Dr. Jim Crissinger

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781490851990

Category: Religion

Page: 362

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The power of God's word is often times hard to explain, because of the influence and wisdom in those words, and the emotions or feeling these words can often provoke within all of us. You need to know and understand that we can trust and believe what God has provided and granted to us, and that by acting upon God's word and not merely reacting to a situation we will be able to manage our emotions instead of allowing them to manage us. I offer you this piece of personal advice: You only have a lifetime to figure out how you are going to spend eternity. Choose wisely.

Meditational Moments with God and Sermons for Reflection and Spiritual Growth

Meditational Moments with God and Sermons for Reflection and Spiritual Growth

Author: Dr. Freddie A. Banks Jr.

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781665519977

Category: Religion

Page: 202

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We find ourselves in the most vulnerable and troublesome situations as Christians, but God has put forth good news in Meditational Moments with God: Sermons for Reflections and Spiritual Growth Volume II. Used as a personal guide or as a reading, Mediational Moments with God: Sermons for Reflections and Spiritual Growth Volume II is to be shared with Christians and mon-convents and is sure to be treasured by any person seeking enlightenment or encouragement. This inspiring work presents several highly versatile meditations designed to enhance your relationship with God through the study of His word. Each Mediation is prefaced by an appropriate passage from the scripture, spackled with story illustrations, and is spiritually oriented to provoke spiritual thought. Designed to inspire, comport, console and aid others, Mediational Moments with God: Sermons for Reflections and Spiritual Growth Volume II will speak to all believers and strengthen your relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Moments of Grace and Spiritual Warfare in the Lord of the Rings

Moments of Grace and Spiritual Warfare in the Lord of the Rings

Author: Anne Marie Gazzolo

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 9781449769680

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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"In J. R. R. Tolkien's desire to create a mythology for his homeland, he actually made one for every person, every land, and every age. "The Lordof the Rings "is a catechism of spiritual warfare cleverly disguised as a fantasy. The struggle against evil that takes place inside its pages is the same one that occurs even now within the soul of each person." As we cannot leave the field of battle until death takes us from it, we should learn as much as we can about how to fight from those who have labored before us. Certainly the Red Book of Westmarch is one source to use. We may not have to sacrifice ourselves as does Gandalf, but we can learn from him and his wise counsels and from the others who he taught. Frodo guides us as well, as he makes his torturous journey to Mount Doom and endures the Ring's unceasing temptations. With him, we see that sometimes we overcome our temptations, and at other times they overwhelm us. We also learn, as he and Boromir do, to get back up and start the struggle anew. Sam shows us the height of hope and the depth of devotion. In fact, everyone in the tale, good as well as evil, has something to teach us. Anne Marie Gazzolo hopes that you will find inspiration within to apply to your life.

Studying Christian Spirituality

Studying Christian Spirituality

Author: David B. Perrin

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134159147

Category: Religion

Page: 368

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This book provides a new introduction to the study of Christian spirituality, exploring it through the human sciences and ranging from philosophy and hermeneutics to psychology, history, sociology and anthropology. Systematic and progressive, it introduces the key approaches and shows how they relate to the understanding, study and practice of spirituality. Covering a vast amount of ground - from traditional themes such as images of God, spiritual direction and pilgrimage to more contemporary issues, such as place and space, cyberspace and postcolonialism - the author takes an ecumenical, inclusive stance, allowing the book to be used in a wide variety of courses and across denominations.

Discovering Our Spiritual Identity

Discovering Our Spiritual Identity

Author: Trevor Hudson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830810925

Category: Religion

Page: 197

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Each chapter in this workbook by Trevor Hudson is peppered with "holy experiments," simple practices that bring you into God's presence and help you experience life as his beloved. At the end of each chapter is a set of questions which are ideal for discussion with one or two spiritual friends or a small group. A Renovaré Resource.

Queer Spiritual Spaces

Queer Spiritual Spaces

Author: Kath Browne

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317072607

Category: Social Science

Page: 318

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Drawn from extensive, new and rich empirical research across the UK, Canada and USA, Queer Spiritual Spaces investigates the contemporary socio-cultural practices of belief, by those who have historically been, and continue to be, excluded or derided by mainstream religions and alternative spiritualities. As the first monograph to be directly informed by 'queer' subjectivities whilst dealing with divergent spiritualities on an international scale, this book explores the recently emerging innovative spaces and integrative practices of queer spiritualities. Its breadth of coverage and keen critical engagement mean it will serve as a theoretically fertile, comprehensive entry point for any scholar wishing to explore the queer spiritual spaces of the twenty-first century.

Spiritual Moments

Spiritual Moments

Author: Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Brown

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781619963368

Category: Religion

Page: 152

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Rev. Dr. Daniel L. Brown of Arlington, Virginia has been a pastor in the City of Alexandria, VA for twenty-five years. This is Dr. Brown's second Book. He pinned his first book as a result of an outreach program he developed to provide assistance to victims of HIV/AIDS; alcohol and substance abuse; the prevention of teen pregnancy; improving parenting skills among young adults and low self-esteem within both groups. Dr. Brown has a passion for people and his acceptance of the "call" to ministry provided the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals in need. His second book is designed to provide an opportunity for one to find moments of peace and a spiritual oneness of calm and serenity. It is meant to be an escape from the difficulties of life enabling the ability to connect with God. Dr. Brown received his associate degree in Education from Norfolk State University; his B.S., in Education from Virginia State University; MA in Guidance from George Washington University; Ph.D., in Education from Walden University; Master of Divinity from the School of Theology. Union University; further study at the University of Virginia; two interns at the University of Maryland; and further study at Appalachian State University in Leadership. Dr. Brown retired from the Arlington County Public System after thirty-four years of service. He held the following positions; Fifth and Sixth Grade Teacher; Child Development Consultant; Elementary School Principal; Director of Human Relations; Director of School Community Relations; with emphasis on student and parental support; Adult Night School Principal; and Adjunct Professor, University of Virginia. He is a licensed professional counselor for the State of Virginia and the American Psychotherapy Association; awarded the designation of Diplomate for APA; and a Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor of the International Board of Christian Counselors.

The Business Turn in American Religious History

The Business Turn in American Religious History

Author: Amanda Porterfield

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190694593

Category: Religion

Page: 264

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Business has received little attention in American religious history, although it has profound implications for understanding the sustained popularity and ongoing transformation of religion in the United States. This volume offers a wide ranging exploration of the business aspects of American religious organizations. The authors analyze the financing, production, marketing, and distribution of religious goods and services and the role of wealth and economic organization in sustaining and even shaping worship, charity, philanthropy, institutional growth, and missionary work. Treating religion and business holistically, their essays show that American religious life has always been informed by business practices. Laying the groundwork for further investigation, the authors show how American business has functioned as a domain for achieving religious goals. Indeed they find that religion has historically been more powerful when interwoven with business. Chapters on Mormon enterprise, Jewish philanthropy, Hindu gurus, Native American casinos, and the wedding of business wealth to conservative Catholic social teaching demonstrate the range of new studies stimulated by the business turn in American religious history. Other chapters show how evangelicals joined neo-liberal economic practice and right-wing politics to religious fundamentalism to consolidate wealth and power, and how they developed marketing campaigns and organizational strategies that transformed the American religious landscape. Included are essays exposing the moral compromises religious organizations have made to succeed as centers of wealth and influence, and the religious beliefs that rationalize and justify these compromises. Still others examine the application of business practices as a means of sustaining religious institutions and expanding their reach, and look at controversies over business practices within religious organizations, and the adjustments such organizations have made in response. Together, the essays collected here offer new ways of conceptualizing the interdependence of religion and business in the United States, establishing multiple paths for further study of their intertwined historical development.

Making Peace with the Universe

Making Peace with the Universe

Author: Michael Scott Alexander

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231552707

Category: Religion

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The world’s great religious and philosophical traditions often include poignant testimonies of spiritual turmoil and healing. Following episodes of harrowing personal crisis, including addictions, periods of anxiety and panic, and reminders of mortality, these accounts then also describe pathways to consolation and resolution. In Making Peace with the Universe, Michael Scott Alexander reads diverse classic religious accounts as masterpieces of therapeutic insight. In the company of William James, Socrates, Muslim legal scholar turned mystic Hamid al-Ghazali, Chinggis Khan as described by the Daoist monk Qui Chuji, and jazz musician and Catholic convert Mary Lou Williams, Alexander traces the steps from existential crisis to psychological health. He recasts spiritual confessions as case histories of therapy, showing how they remain radical and deeply meaningful even in an age of scientific psychology. They record the therapeutic affect of spiritual experience, testifying to the achievement of psychological well-being through the cultivation of an edifying spiritual mood. Mixing scholarly learning with episodes from his own skeptical quest, Alexander demonstrates how these accounts of private terror and personal triumph offer a model of therapy through spiritual adventure. An interdisciplinary consideration of the shared terrain of religion and psychology, Making Peace with the Universe offers an innovative view of what spiritual traditions can teach us about finding meaning in the modern world.

Spiritual Power

Spiritual Power

Author: Gian Kumar

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9789386832184

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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An insightful, informative and definitive work that projects spirituality in a new light and reveals how it can transform us and bring peace and happiness all around. In this compact volume, Gian Kumar, a thinker by nature, provides a comprehensive overview of the seemingly mysterious, yet accessible, world of spirituality. Those seriously seeking to understand spirituality and its myriad aspects will find answers to questions they have been pondering over for years, such as: Is God only in the mind? Is reality the same for all of us? How do we go beyond the limitations of the body and the mind to attain a higher plane of consciousness and awareness? What is self-realization? What kind of entity is the soul? The author defines spiritual power as ‘that inner awareness and the capability to awaken our mind from the ignorance that we are not solely body and mind, but something more’. He goes to explain in detail that ‘something more’. The author contends that acquiring spiritual bliss may not be within everybody’s reach, but those who are keen and sincere can achieve this objective by delving deep into their inner selves to find out their shortcomings and how to overcome them so that they can lead complete and wholesome lives.