Download PDF Life of the Beloved by Henri J. M. Nouwen and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2016-08-25 with total page 96 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The real 'work' of prayer is to become silent and listen to the voice that says good things about me. Life of the Beloved asks how one can live a spiritual life in a Western secular culture. The greatest challenge, concludes Nouwen, is to bridge the gap between secular and sacred within the self as a human being loved by God.
Download PDF Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City by Robert A. Burns and published by University Press of America. This book was released on 2008-09-05 with total page 130 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the United States, against the background of secularization, the religious atmospheres have changed radically in the past 40 years. In 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Immigration and Naturalization Act, which opened America's doors to immigrants from all over the world. As a result, approximately one million immigrants legally enter the United States each year and bring with them religions traditions such as Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City presents the role of religion and spirituality in a rapidly changing religious scenario. Author Robert A. Burns explores ways Catholics have been called upon to develop their spiritual lives in the most religious pluralistic society that has ever existed. Burns acknowledges the struggle that many people face when seeking a deeper spirituality and do not now where or how to begin, and seeks to guide readers through the confusion and back to the meaning of spirituality. This book leads readers through the various approaches taken to achieving a deeper spiritual life by presenting and discussing the religious philosophies of spiritual leaders throughout history. Ultimately, Catholic Spirituality and Prayer in the Secular City provides readers with the ability to see themselves in a proper context by offering a new avenue for deeper spirituality.
Download PDF Reading the Christian Spiritual Classics by Jamin Goggin and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2013-06-01 with total page 332 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new collections of essays edited by Kyle Strobel and Jamin Goggin offers an evangelical hermeneutic for reading the Christian spiritual classics. Addressing the why, what and how of reading these texts, these essays challenge us to find our own questions deepened by the church's long history of spiritual reflection.
Download PDF Embracing Soul Care by Stephen W. Smith and published by Kregel Publications. This book was released on with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Enables individuals to find a deeper sense of self by nurturing their souls, focusing on relationships, spiritual and personal growth, healing, and living out God's purpose for their lives. Original.
Download PDF Mere Spirituality by Wil Hernandez and published by SPCK. This book was released on 2016-05-19 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Henri Nouwen’s compelling spirituality of the heart is at once simple and complex, accessible but deeply profound. For this Catholic theologian, whose ecumenical writings continue to inspire Christians of all denominations and levels of involvement, spirituality is, at its most basic, simply ‘attention to the life of the spirit in us’. Wil Hernandez’s sensitive distillation of Nouwen’s vast literary legacy invites us to take courage and be still, creating space for God and our true selves. It is in this place of trust and solitude that we discover our belovedness and our capacity to love God and others. A scholar and spiritual director intimately acquainted with Nouwen’s understanding of the spiritual life, Wil Hernandez offers an elegant synthesis of Nouwen’s main themes, inspiring us to embrace the power and vulnerability of mere spirituality.
Download PDF The Better Mom by Ruth Schwenk and published by Zondervan. This book was released on 2018-04-24 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Mothering is messy. Our joy and hope in raising children doesn’t change the reality that being a mom can be frustrating, stressful, and tiring. But just as God is using us to shape our children, God is using our children and motherhood to shape us. In The Better Mom, author Ruth Schwenk, herself a mother of four children, encourages us with the good news that there is more to being a mom than the extremes of striving for perfection or simply embracing the mess. We don’t need to settle for surviving our kids’ childhood. We can grow through it. With refreshing and heartfelt honesty Ruth emboldens moms to: Find freedom and walk confidently in purpose Create a God-honoring home environment Overcome unhealthy and destructive emotions such as anger, anxiety, and more Avoid glorifying the mess of mom-ing or idolizing perfection Cultivate life-giving friendships At the heart of The Better Mom is the message that Jesus calls us to live not a weary life, but a worthy life. We don’t have to settle for either being apathetic or struggling to be perfect. Both visions of motherhood go too far. Ruth offers a better option. She says, “It’s okay to come as we are, but what we’re called to do and be is far too important to stay there! The way to becoming a better mom starts not with what we are doing, but with who God is inviting us to become."
Download PDF Fragmented Lives by William L. Sachs and published by Church Publishing, Inc.. This book was released on 2016-08-01 with total page 176 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: • Describes how one can trust amidst uncertainty, fear, anger • Explores the meaning behind the move away from religion toward undefined spirituality • Traces the meaning of moving toward healing and reconciliation Fragmented Lives describes the meaning of faith for people the Church has shown little facility for attracting but whom it would like to reach, people who have entered church doors occasionally but who have little depth of commitment. It is a book for persons exploring the basis of faith, as well as for church leaders looking to understand how their programs and message can align with faith journeys today. While examining the growing emphasis on spirituality for those wanting "spirituality without structures," it argues that spirituality has become so elastic in its meaning that it is lacking the definition and direction people seek in finding answers to their questions. As with A Church Beyond Belief, the authors use personal stories to animate the discussion of how faith must be construed as something other than "belief" or "assent." The authors provide a road map for discovering the journey of living into a faith tradition together. Through this journey, the meaning of faith is illumined and the Church is revealed to be the community of faith that fulfills the needs and intentions of those seeking to live a more authentic life beyond the fragmentation they experience in this age of uncertainty
Download PDF The Spiritual Legacy of Henri Nouwen by Deirdre LaNoue and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2000-10-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 1969, the year following the death of Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen published his first book. Who, reading Intimacy: Essays in Pastoral Psychology, at the time could have guessed that its 37 year old Dutch priest-author would become one of the most popular spiritual writers of the 20th-century?Unlike Merton, whose strictly spiritual writings appealed almost exclusively to Roman Catholics, Nouwen had an enormous following among Protestants as well as Catholics. What was it about this man and his work that so resonated with the American psyche over the past thirty years?In The Spiritual Legacy of Henri Nouwen, Deidre LaNoue analyzes Nouwen's voluminous writings in the context of his life and times, providing a key to his more than forty individual books as well as a cogent summary of his contribution to the spiritual lives of millions of people. The book includes a complete bibliography of Nouwen's writings as well as a Scripture index of his books.
Download PDF Impressively Free by Higgins, Michael W. and published by Paulist Press. This book was released on 2020-01-05 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explores the genesis and evolution of Nouwen’s multi-layered understanding of priestly ministry.
Download PDF Trauma-Informed Evangelism by Charles Kiser and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2023-04-11 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “We are at the forefront of a new reformation.” So declares Elaine Heath in Trauma-Informed Evangelism, aiming to recover the God of love from the structures of hate that pervade Christian communities in America today. In their new guide, she and Charles Kiser work toward bringing this reformation to fruition through ministering specifically to the spiritually traumatized. Over the course of their study, Kiser and Heath amplify the voices of those who suffered misogynistic, racist, or homophobic abuse at the hands of the church. While carefully listening to these stories, Kiser and Heath bring them into conversation with the passion and resurrection of Jesus. Engaging with womanist and liberation theology, they see in the crucifixion a God who does not valorize suffering but shares the experience of the traumatized. Ultimately, this theodicy leads them to propose a new evangelism—one based not on fear and coercion but on witnessing the unconditional love of God. Timely, theologically informed, and eminently practical, Trauma-Informed Evangelism will serve as a formative guide for church leaders and students seeking to aid trauma survivors in their communities. Discussion questions conclude each chapter.
Download PDF Henri Nouwen and Spiritual Polarities by Wil Hernandez and published by Paulist Press. This book was released on 2012 with total page 153 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Highlights the tension-filled nature of our journey and shows us, via Nouwen's example, how we too can navigate our way through it in a transformative way.
Download PDF Caring for Joy: Narrative, Theology, and Practice by Mary Clark Moschella and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2016-09-07 with total page 319 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Caring for Joy: Narrative, Theology, and Practice Mary Clark Moschella explores the lively narratives of five remarkable caregivers, offering theological wisdom and practical resources for scholars, counselors, religious leaders, and others who wish to live and move along more joyful, life-giving spiritual paths.