The Craving Brain

Author: W. Spickard
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781511554473
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A doctor and a recovering addict join forces to examine the science and spirituality of addiction.

The Road to Harmony with God

Author: Joseph A. Schrock
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781449015848
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book is the result of dedicated efforts to not only find what is most real and most vital for humans to strive toward, but to achieve an increasing harmony with a transcendent Reality that may be called God. The current book is an effort to express in understandable language the author's convictions concerning important aspects of the the road to harmony with the transcendent being we call God. There are almost innumerable religions and religious sects in our troubled world, whereby billions of human beings search for ways to find inner peace and tranquility. Very often such endeavors encounter winding roads, numerous detours in the roads, and far too often major obstacles in our paths. This book seeks to serve as a general outline of how many among us might enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of our walk on the road toward true harmony with Ultimate Reality (God). This book is emphatically not one that seeks to steer its readers toward financial wealth, or a life full of sensual and secular thrills, but it does give guidance toward an ever-growing inner peace, harmony, a sense of purpose, well-being, and joy. The book can be read with serious interest and appreciation by Christians, Jews, Muslims, Hindus, Buddhists, or those oriented toward New Age ideologies. Even some strict secularists might encounter in its pages some ideas worth considering. The book is essentially nonsectarian, nondenominational, and of potential interest to any seeker of a deeper spirituality and more rewarding growth toward ultimate reality, truth, and goodness.

The Road That Teaches

Author: Valerie Brown
Publisher: Quakerpress of Fgc
ISBN: 9781937768058
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book explores some of the world's great pilgrimages, destinations, and the author's reflections on the lessons she learned from them. Read this book to discover how travel can be transformational, how to be more mindful while traveling and every day, the adventures of traveling alone, the delights of encountering new people and places, ancient pilgrimage journeys and sacred travel worldwide. Written from the perspective of a Buddhist Quaker spiritual teacher who has a knack for capturing life's wonders in words.

The Road to Daybreak

Author: Henri Nouwen
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 080415211X
Format: PDF
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When Henri Nouwen left the world of academe and headed for the village of Trosly in France, he sought a place that would lead him "closer to the heart of God." Arriving at L'Arche community in Trosly, he felt as if he had finally "come home." Indeed, it was destined to change his life forever. The Road to Daybreak is Henri Nouwen's intimate diary that records his poignant year at L'Arche, which began in the summer of 1985, a precious time of inner renewal and self-discovery. With simplicity and honesty, he describes how the experience changed his attitudes and enriched his spiritual life. Here Nouwen recounts the struggles and self-doubts he faced along this rocky road to a new vocation as he introduces us to the people of L'Arche and many others whose impact on him was deep and life-lasting. Such was the impact of this experience that he chose to say yes to the call to go to L'Arche Daybreak Community in Toronto and make it his permanent home and ministry. Rich in insights and sparkling with touching and inspiring anecdotes, The Road to Daybreak invites the reader to join this renowed spiritual writer on his journey to a deeper understanding of God and the human family.

Eve s Revenge

Author: Lilian Calles Barger
Publisher: Brazos Press
ISBN: 1587430401
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For every woman who's struggled to link her experience of the female body with her desire for Christian spirituality.

A Missiology of the Road

Author: J. Kevin Livingston
Publisher: James Clarke & Co
ISBN: 0227902696
Format: PDF, Mobi
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David Bosch (1929-1992) was one of the foremost mission theologians of the twentieth century; a prolific scholar, committed church leader and active participant in the global conciliar and evangelical mission movements. His distinctive role in the South African church’s struggle against apartheid is less well known, however. After reviewing Bosch’s background and exploring key themes in his understanding of mission and evangelism, Livingston explores Bosch’s legacy from the perspective of the missionary nature of the church. The church is God’s kingdom community, acting as a witness to and instrument of the coming reign of God. The church is God’s alternative community, simultaneously set apart from the world but also existing for the sake of the world, exemplifying the radical implications of Christ’s new community. It is also God’s reconciled and reconciling community, serving as a sign and embodiment of God’s love in Christ. For those acquainted with Bosch only as the author of his magisterial Transforming Mission, A Missiology of the Road shows how Bosch integrated his theology and practice in a faithful, contextually relevant way within South Africa and the global church.

A Supreme Desire to Please Him

Author: Evan Burns
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1498280269
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Adoniram Judson was not only a historic figurehead in the first wave of foreign missionaries from the United States and a hero in his own day, but his story still wins the admiration of Christians even today. Though numerous biographies have been written to retell his life story in every ensuing generation, until now no single volume has sought to comprehensively synthesize and analyze the features of his theology and spiritual life. His vision of spirituality and religion certainly contained degrees of classic evangelical piety, yet his spirituality was fundamentally rooted in and ruled by a mixture of asceticism and New Divinity theology. Judson's renowned fortitude emerged out of a peculiar missionary spirituality that was bibliocentric, ascetic, heavenly minded, and Christocentric. The center of Adoniram Judson's spirituality was a heavenly minded, self-denying submission to the sovereign will of God, motivated by an affectionate desire to please Christ through obedience to his final command revealed in the Scriptures. Unveiling the heart of his missionary spirituality, Judson himself asked, "What, then, is the prominent, all-constraining impulse that should urge us to make sacrifices in this cause?" And he answered thus: "A supreme desire to please him is the grand motive that should animate Christians in their missionary efforts."

Further Along The Road Less Travelled

Author: M. Scott Peck
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0857200895
Format: PDF, Docs
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The original The Road Less Travelledspent more than ten years on the bestseller lists and is one of the biggest-selling self-help books of all time. In this wonderfully wise and accessible sequel M. Scott Peck delves more deeply into the issues that confront and challenge all of us in the modern world: blame and forgiveness; sexuality and spirituality; death and the meaning of life; families and relationships; accepting responsibility and growing up. Writing throughout with insight and sensitivity, he draws on his own extensive experience -- both professional and personal -- to challenge false assumptions, suggest a way forward and demonstrate that personal change is always possible, no matter how difficult and complex the journey.