Presence And Encounter

Author: David G. PhD Benner
Editor: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1441221506
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The most vital and significant moments in life are moments of encounter. Whether we encounter ourselves, others, or God, these moments let us know that life is meaningful. And presence is what makes encounter possible. When we are truly present, everything that has being becomes potentially present to us. In this unique resource, David Benner invites us to live with more presence so we can know the presence of God more deeply in our lives. Drawing on over thirty-five years of experience integrating psychology and spirituality, Benner examines the transformational possibilities of spiritual presence and encounter in fresh, exciting, and practical ways. He helps readers understand the personal and interpersonal dimensions of presence and encounter, revealing how they mediate Divine Presence and serve as sacraments of everyday life. His rich meditations are presented in a voice that is intelligent, compassionate, and engaging. The book includes end-of-chapter reflection exercises for individual or group use and a foreword by Richard Rohr.

Christians Who Counsel

Author: Ray S. Anderson
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1608999750
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How does one view Christian counseling as a calling? What is the role and task of the counselor from a theological perspective? How does one strip away the ambiguity that is too often inherent in the words "therapy" and "counseling" in a religious setting?Ray S. Anderson has written this book as a theologian with a keen interest in helping Christian counselors fulfill their task more effectively by enabling them to see that task more clearly. Too often, even counselors who achieve effective results are beset by what Anderson calls "an uneasy conscience"--the realization that for some reason "a little transactional analysis once a week works better than a month of Sundays in curing the souls of troubled parishioners."This book seeks to put that uneasiness and ambiguity to rest by helping counselors see their work as a means of grace, rooted in a model of personhood that is both theologically and psychologically sound for realizing the full potential of each person.Christians Who Counsel has three parts, involving building a foundation for Christian counseling, exploring the spiritual dynamics in counseling, and describing counseling in a distinctly Christian mode. Written without either theological or psychological jargon, this book is for all Christians who counsel, whether pastors, lay counselors, psychotherapists, or family therapists. With clarity of vision comes the power of a renewed commitment.


Author: Athena E. Gorospe
Editor: Langham Global Library
ISBN: 178368867X
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The book of Judges marks an important transition in the life of Israel. It shows the cycle of deviancy and repentance, heroic actions and social collapse, the misuse of power and the marginalization of God. This commentary seeks to help readers navigate the many strange stories and characters of Judges by providing an overall framework for reading it and by explaining a way of entering its stories so that they can be appropriated in an Asian context. This commentary challenges the reader to pray and work for a spiritual revitalization, building a new social fabric in a world marked by injustice, pragmatism, and the loss of a God-centered way of life.

Theatre And Encounter

Author: Roger Grainger
Editor: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1490717285
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The book examines the various ways in which theatre responds to our psychological needs. It begins with how we present our own personal drama and goes on to look at theatre as the means by which we give events personal and corporate significance. Theatre enables us to overcome our reluctance to face psychological pain and so helps us towards healing, concentrating on its balance of protection and exposureits principal contribution to health and its significance for human relationship.

The Power Of A Divine Encounter

ISBN: 1105235726
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This brand new book by Revivalist Ndubuisi Eke is the essential guide for a shift from complacency to power, from rhetoric's to a divine encounter. It promises to challenge your sense of comfort in God, to step out into unknown territory of divine encounters and to help you get to your best life yet. This book is for all those who are no longer willing to settle in what has been before, and for those who are willing to step out into unknown territory - the time is now. The Church that will be remembered tomorrow is the church that is powerful in words and in deeds. Those whose face sees His face will never fear the face of men.

Existential Integrative Psychotherapy

Author: Kirk J. Schneider
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1135918341
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Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy promises to be a landmark in the fields of psychotherapeutic theory and practice. A comprehensive revision of its predecessor, The Psychology of Existence, co-edited by Kirk Schneider and Rollo May, Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy combines clear and updated guidelines for practice with vivid and timely case vignettes. These vignettes feature the very latest in both mainstream and existential therapeutic integrative application, by the top innovators in the field. The book highlights several notable dimensions: a novel and comprehensive theory of integrative existential practice; a premium on mainstream integrations of existential theory as well as existential-humanistic integrations of mainstream theory; a focus on integrative mainstream as well as existential-humanistic practitioners, students, and theorists; a discussion of short-term and cognitive-behavioral existential-integrative strategies; a focus on ethnic and diagnostic diversity, from case studies of multicultural populations to vignettes on gender, sexuality, and power, and from contributions to the treatment of alcoholism to those elucidating religiosity, psychoses, and intersubjectivity.

History Of The Concept Of Time

Author: Martin Heidegger
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 9780253207173
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Heidegger's lecture course at the University of Marburg in the summer of 1925, an early version of Being and Time (1927), offers a unique glimpse into the motivations that prompted the writing of this great philosopher's master work and the presuppositions that gave shape to it. The book embarks upon a provisional description of what Heidegger calls "Dasein," the field in which both being and time become manifest. Heidegger analyzes Dasein in its everydayness in a deepening sequence of terms: being-in-the-world, worldhood, and care as the being of Dasein. The course ends by sketching the themes of death and conscience and their relevance to an ontology that makes the phenomenon of time central. Theodore Kisiel's outstanding translation premits English-speaking readers to appreciate the central importance of this text in the development of Heidegger's thought.

Archetypal Forms In Teaching

Author: William A. Reinsmith
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313284052
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Reinsmith provides a continuum or paradigm of the possible teaching forms prevalent in higher education. He views these forms relationally as archetypes of various teaching presences on a flow-line--ranging from teacher-dominated at one end to totally student-centered at the other.

The Lord Is The Spirit

Author: John A. Studebaker
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630876852
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Although the doctrine and work of the Holy Spirit is no longer being ignored in theology (as was often the case in centuries past), the authority of the Spirit remains essentially undefined. The need for such a definition, however, is urgent. Some dangerous trends in the contemporary understanding of the Spirit have developed (trends that can only be exposed through careful exegesis of Scripture and theological clarification). Indeed, some contemporary models often leave us with a nonauthoritative Spirit predisposed toward universalism, experientialism, or panentheism. This work will attempt to show that the nature of the Holy Spirit's authority can be clearly defined through biblical and systematic theology. When we investigate the Spirit's place within the pattern of divine authority, as specified in Scripture, we discover that the Holy Spirit indeed possesses a unique authority as divine Person, Christ's Executor, Teacher, and Governor of the Church. Such a work will be helpful for both the theologian and the pastor. First, definitions of the Spirit's authority will be developed through historical, exegetical, and theological analysis. Then these definitions will be applied to specific church practices, including hermeneutics, church structure and guidance, and Christian spirituality. A response will also be given to those practical theologies that are subtly diminishing the Spirit's authority in relation to the contemporary church.

Worship Without Limits

Author: Philip Renner
Editor: Destiny Image Publishers
ISBN: 0768450837
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Worship is a priceless gift. Unfortunately for many, this gift remains often unopened and unused because of a lack of understanding. In truth, worship is not christianized entertainment, a religious ritual, or zealous demonstration. The biblical picture of worship is an intimate encounter with the infinite God that spreads into every part of your daily life. Growing up on the frontlines of the Russian mission field, Phil Renner’s heart burns with a passion for sharing this amazing truth. Under Phil's leadership, Renner Worship has played a significant role in bringing a worship movement to churches and youth across Russia and neighboring countries. Whether you’re on the mission field, or in the boardroom, Phil’s powerful testimonies, biblical teaching, practical application, and prayers of activation will help you access a lifestyle of encounter in God’s Presence. Worship Without Limits equips you to: Change atmospheres around you. Cultivate a spirit of humility that gets Heaven’s attention. Understand how to use melody and key to unleash unity from Heaven. Lead others into God’s presence with musical excellence and prophetic sensitivity. Take the limits off of your worship and encounter God’s presence in amazing new ways!