The Life You Can Save

Author: Peter Singer
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 9781588367792
Size: 16,98 MB
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For the first time in history, eradicating world poverty is within our reach. Yet around the world, a billion people struggle to live each day on less than many of us pay for bottled water. In The Life You Can Save, Peter Singer uses ethical arguments, illuminating examples, and case studies of charitable giving to show that our current response to world poverty is not only insufficient but morally indefensible. The Life You Can Save teaches us to be a part of the solution, helping others as we help ourselves.

The Life You Save

Author: Patrick Malone
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0786748095
Size: 11,20 MB
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Millions of Americans suffer from indifferent, outdated health care; an estimated 40,000 incidents of medical harm happen every day. The good news is that you can prevent this from happening to you or a family member. Better yet, you can find the very best care in the world. Patrick Malone’s sensible advice and real-life anecdotes will inspire you to take charge of your own health care, make the best choices, and avoid serious harm. With the “Necessary Nine”—the essential steps to finding the best medical care—The Life You Save offers vital information such as: • The single most important question you can ask your doctor • When to know you have symptoms your doctor should not shrug off • Checklists to help you get out of the hospital in one piece • Where to locate the best surgeons and safest hospitals

The Life You Save May Be Your Own

Author: Paul Elie
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1429923954
Size: 20,24 MB
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The story of four modern American Catholics who made literature out of their search for God In the mid-twentieth century four American Catholics came to believe that the best way to explore the questions of religious faith was to write about them-in works that readers of all kinds could admire. The Life You Save May Be Your Own is their story-a vivid and enthralling account of great writers and their power over us. Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Dorothy Day the founder of the Catholic Worker in New York; Flannery O'Connor a "Christ-haunted" literary prodigy in Georgia; Walker Percy a doctor in New Orleans who quit medicine to write fiction and philosophy. A friend came up with a name for them-the School of the Holy Ghost-and for three decades they exchanged letters, ardently read one another's books, and grappled with what one of them called a "predicament shared in common." A pilgrimage is a journey taken in light of a story; and in The Life You Save May Be Your Own Paul Elie tells these writers' story as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary past of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the thrilling chaos of postwar American life. It is a story of how the Catholic faith, in their vision of things, took on forms the faithful could not have anticipated. And it is a story about the ways we look to great books and writers to help us make sense of our experience, about the power of literature to change-to save-our lives.

Heart Matters

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The Life You Ve Always Wanted

Author: John Ortberg
Editor: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310565898
Size: 10,28 MB
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You Can Live a Deeper, More Spiritual Life Right Where You Are.An expanded edition with a new chapter on prayer and discussion questionsThe heart of Christianity is transformation—a relationship with God that impacts not just our “spiritual lives,” but every aspect of living. John Ortberg calls readers back to the dynamic heartbeat of Christianity—God’s power to bring change and growth—and reveals both the how and why of transformation.With a new chapter on prayer and added discussion questions, this expanded edition of The Life You’ve Always Wanted offers modern perspectives on the ancient path of the spiritual disciplines. But this is more than just a book about things to do to be a good Christian. It’s a road map toward true transformation that starts not with the individual but with the object of the journey—Jesus Christ. As with a marathon runner, the secret to winning the race lies not in trying harder, but in training consistently—training with the spiritual disciplines. The disciplines are neither taskmasters nor an end in themselves. Rather they are exercises that build strength and endurance for the road of growth. The fruit of the Spirit—joy, peace, kindness, etc.—are the signposts along the way.Paved with humor and sparkling anecdotes, The Life You’ve Always Wanted is an encouraging and challenging approach to a Christian life that’s worth living—a life on the edge that fills an ordinary world with new meaning, hope, change, and joy.

The Most Good You Can Do

Author: Peter Singer
Editor: Yale University Press
ISBN: 0300180276
Size: 12,57 MB
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From the ethicist the New Yorker calls “the most influential living philosopher,” a new way of thinking about living ethically

Choose The Life You Want

Author: Tal Ben-Shahar
Editor: The Experiment
ISBN: 1615191631
Size: 14,14 MB
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What kind of life do you want for yourself? What choices will create this kind of life? In his New York Times bestseller Happier, positive psychology expert Tal Ben-Shahar taught us how to become happier through simple exercises. Now, in Choose the Life You Want, he has a new, life-changing lesson to share: Drawing on the latest psychological research, Ben-Shahar shows how making the right choices—not the big, once-in-a-lifetime choices, but the countless small choices we make every day almost without noticing—has a direct, long-lasting impact on our happiness. Every single moment is an opportunity to make a conscious choice for a happy and fulfilled life. Choose the Life You Want covers 101 such choices, complete with real-life stories, to help you identify and act on opportunities large and small.


Author: Katie Lawrence
Editor: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1453592121
Size: 20,62 MB
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Hunger: A Poetic Journey through Anorexia Nervosa is a compilation of poems and other writings that came about during my Poetry Therapy over the last two years. It delves into the inner workings of anorexia nervosa and the agony of struggling with this addiction. It is a work in progress as I continue to struggle, but have found that my life has been uplifted through the use of poetry as a way to voice the words that never could be spoken. It is my hope that my journey can help others who deal with eating disorders and come to a place of peace and wellness.

Authentic Christianity And The Life Of Freedom

Author: Michael A. Milton
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1597522120
Size: 12,55 MB
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The churches of Galatia were occupied by legalism. They needed to be liberated. Bravely taking on false teachers like the allied forces took on the Nazis in the hedgerows, Paul assaults the religion of works and advances the gospel of freedom. Paul's letter to all of the churches in Galatia is an amazing marshaling forward of the powerful gospel truth in the strongest words possible in order to free the Galatians from the headlong course they were on--a course that was leading them back into bondage. In 'Authentic Christianity and the Life of Freedom', Michael Milton leads the reader through a study of the book of Galatians in order to locate the timeless truths that enable the believer to live a life of freedom in Christ and not be taken captive by false teachers. Retaining the live feel of an actual worship service at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee, where these messages were first delivered, the reader can expect an appealing mixture of faithful Bible exposition, alert concern for the times in which we live, and heartfelt pastoral application to the lives of real people.

A Sacramental Prophetic Vision

Author: Matthew T. Eggemeier
Editor: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814680925
Size: 15,96 MB
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The sacramental and prophetic traditions of Christian spirituality, suggests Matthew Eggemeier, possess critical resources for responding to the contemporary social crises of widespread ecological degradation and the innocent suffering of the crucified poor. In A Sacramental-Prophetic Vision, Eggemeier maintains that the vital key for cultivating these traditions in the present is to situate these spiritualities in the context of spiritual exercises or ascetical practices that enable Christians to live more deeply in the presence of God (coram Deo) and in turn to make this presence visible in a suffering world.