A Spirituality Of Living

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Editor: Upper Room Books
ISBN: 083581162X
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What's the secret to living a spiritual life? So much is happening in our world that we often get distracted and listen to voices other than the voice of God. "If we want to be disciples of Jesus, we have to live a disciplined life," Nouwen asserts. In the spiritual life, discipline requires conscious effort to keep every area in life from being filled up. It means creating space in our life for God to act and speak. Nouwen identifies 3 essential disciplines for maintaining a life of discipleship: solitude, community, and ministry. In solitude we learn to listen to God through prayer. We realize that we are beloved sons and daughters of God. In community we learn to celebrate, as well as to practice vulnerability and forgiveness. After we have experienced solitude and community, we feel God's call to minister to a hurting world. God empowers us to do amazing things. This encouraging, insightful book will inspire you to practice solitude, community, and ministry. The result, Nouwen promises, is a fruitful, Spirit-filled life.

Earth Crammed With Heaven

Author: Elizabeth Dreyer
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809134502
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"For too long, says Elizabeth Dreyer, the kind of spirituality taught to Christian lay people has been clerical and monastic. It has not been grounded in the ways of living actually experienced by lay people - incorporating sexuality, childraising, work, the marketplace and the earth. A major effort is being made in our day to reformulate spirituality in a way that makes sense to ordinary Christians. More than anything else, this new attitude proclaims that God is best discovered not in the withdrawal from everyday life but in the act of living it." "Earth Crammed with Heaven is a pioneering attempt to articulate the paradigm shift in attitudes toward lay spirituality. It is written for persons who are on an intentional spiritual journey that has everyday existence and the entire world as its focal points. It maintains that baptized Christians do not have to change their daily activities in order to become saints. The potential for sainthood is located in the depth and intentionality of ordinary living."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The Way Of Living Faith

Author: Segundo Galilea
Editor: Harpercollins
Size: 19,88 MB
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Discusses the nature of Christian spirituality, conversion, brotherly love, the experience of God, and the way of the cross

The Spirituality Of Imperfection

Author: Ernest Kurtz
Editor: Bantam
ISBN: 9780307424235
Size: 10,32 MB
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I Am Not Perfect is a simple statement of profound truth, the first step toward understanding the human condition, for to deny your essential imperfection is to deny yourself and your own humanity. The spirituality of imperfection, steeped in the rich traditions of the Hebrew prophets and Greek thinkers, Buddhist sages and Christian disciples, is a message as timeless as it is timely. This insightful work draws on the wisdom stories of the ages to provide an extraordinary wellspring of hope and inspiration to anyone thirsting for spiritual growth and guidance in these troubled times. Who are we? Why so we so often fall short of our goals for ourselves and others? By seeking to understand our limitations and accept the inevitably of failure and pain, we being to ease the hurt and move toward a greater sense of serenity and self-awareness. The Spirituality Of Imperfection brings together stories from many spiritual and philosophical paths, weaving past traditions into a spirituality and a new way of thinking and living that works today. It speaks so anyone who yearns to find meaning within suffering. Beyond theory and technique, inside this remarkable book you will find a new way of thinking, a way of living that enables a truly human existence.

Living Peace

Author: John Dear
Editor: Image
ISBN: 9780307563699
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"To take care of each other should be our primary concern in this 21st century and Father Dear is steady on this course." --Thich Nhat Hanh For John Dear, a Jesuit priest and respected leader of the ecumenical peace movement, the spiritual life is a combination of contemplation and action, of maintaining inner peace and projecting that peace into the greater world. It is the spirituality exemplified by the lives of Gandhi, Martin Luther King, Jr., Mother Teresa, the Dalai Lama, and others throughout history who remained true to the highest ideals while addressing the most difficult problems and conflicts of the real world. As a tireless advocate for social justice and human rights, Dear has followed that path in his own life, and in Living Peace he describes his journey. Breaking down the life of peace into three parts an inner journey, a public journey, and the journey of all humanity he shares the spiritual practices that have sustained him and teaches readers how to integrate these practices into their own lives. From the Hardcover edition.


Author: David Arthur Auten
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630874094
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The church has been inundated in recent years with literature emphasizing the relational and the value of community. David Auten provides an alternative perspective and counterbalance, bringing our attention back to the other indispensable side to the communal--the individual and the sacredness of the self. Eccentricity is a sustained meditation on this strange and fundamental fact: there has never been, nor will there ever be, another you. You are inescapably and irrevocably different. But what does your difference mean? And who are you really? Weaving together insights from Calvin, Caussade, Jung, Derrida, Wolterstorff, and others, Auten guides the reader through a spiritual exploration of the difference implicit in being a self, the divine calling to make a difference, and the interconnectedness of the two. The result is an arresting bricolage reminding us of the wonderfully eccentric nature of human existence.

A Spirituality Of Listening

Author: Keith R. Anderson
Editor: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830846093
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God is speaking in our everyday world. How can we become more attuned to listening for God's voice? Keith Anderson walks us through key biblical themes that help us to see and experience how God is present with us if we would only listen.

Living Beyond The End Of The World

Author: Margaret Swedish
Editor: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608333558
Size: 20,22 MB
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Urgings Of The Heart

Author: Wilkie Au
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809136049
Size: 14,38 MB
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Using stories and images, the authors blend the best of spirituality and psychology to help the reader live in peace with self, others and God.

A Spirituality Of Mission

Author: Mark G. Boyer
Editor: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814647308
Size: 19,82 MB
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Mission is an essential part of the vocation of every baptized Christian. In A Spirituality of Mission, Mark G. Boyer draws on a lifetime of priestly ministry to help readers think, reflect, and pray through that call with the aim of integrating it into their very lifestyle. The sixty vibrant and insightful reflections gathered here draw on the spirit and the liturgy of Holy Week and the Easter season, which remind us of the very birth of the church and origins of its mission. A Spirituality of Mission offers the newly baptized and longtime members of the church, as well as its clergy, an opportunity to recall the vocation we all share and to live it more faithfully and effectively.