Author: Carl L. Jech
Publisher: CSS Publishing
WILL THE REAL JESUS CHRIST ARISE? WHO WAS JESUS CHRIST? AND WHAT IS THE REAL SIGNIFICANCE OF HIS RESURRECTION? IF YOU FIND YOURSELF WISHING YOU HAD MORE TIME...IDEAS...ENERGY FOR SHARING THIS CRUCIAL MESSAGE WITH YOUR CONGREGATION, YOU WILL APPRECIATE THESE NINETEEN FRESHLY INSIGHTFUL SERMONS BY CARL L. JECH. WITHIN ARE SERMONS FOR EVERY CYCLE C GOSPEL TEXT DURING LENT AND EASTER FROM THE COMMON, LUTHERAN, AND ROMAN CATHOLIC LECTIONARIES, INCLUDING: THE PIETY THAT ISN'T LOVE IS DOWN TO EARTH SOME WOMEN'S STORIES WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO? COLORIZING JESUS BECOMING WHAT YOU ARE AND THIRTEEN MORE USE THESE COMPLETE SERMONS AS PRESENTED -- OR AS INSPIRATION FOR YOUR OWN ORIGINAL MESSAGES.
Joy and Power Through the Grace of God
Author: A.G. Astudillo
Publisher: WestBow Press
Joy comes to a person who lives a life filled with God’s grace — enjoying it, being empowered by it, and freely sharing it. But we cannot earn grace and obligate God to give us grace. However, we can certainly create the right conditions — the right state of heart and mind — to find grace when it comes and be ready to receive it. And when we do receive it and use it according to his will, we can enter into a virtuous cycle of grace that will bring us the lasting joy we earnestly seek.
Why Now Is the Time
Author: Loretta Engelhardt
Publisher: Balboa Press
What if a child, given away at birth, discovers that this very act would set her on the track for a grace-filled life? What if her journey was filled with discovery, passion, and a will to share the startling realization that we can move beyond Karma? Now with her book, Choose Grace, Why Now Is the Time, Loretta invites you to experience your own grace-filled life, and, with her stories and insights, she will show you the way. She will show you how to move beyond the Law of Karma, or the Cause-and-Effect paradigm, to a life filled with love and productivity within the Laws of Grace. You can experience this gift by: - recognizing and enforcing the Grace that is already present in your life, and - invoking grace and adopting the intentions and behaviors that uplift you to live within the higher organization of grace. Living within the Laws of Grace, Loretta knows, is to experience love, joy, clarity, power to manifest, dimensionality, synchronicity and freedom. Grace is our birthright, and choosing grace opens us to the challenge of living peaceful and purposeful, love-filled lives.
Finding a Larger Version of Self
Author: Lindsay S Godfree
Publisher: Balboa Press
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Shifting from a deep depression to a spiritual awakening experience and seeing Divinity everywhere is not something that anyone expects or that someone sets off to accomplish. But that is what happened to Lindsay as she does everything she can think of to feel better. It is quite an amazing journey of discovery. While this type of spiritual experience is not exactly main stream, she has been able to make sense out of her life story and connect with people who seem to have had similar experiences. To those who are awakening to an expanded version of self, Lindsay wants to say, You are not alone. Everyone is waking up into greater consciousness and eventually to experience Oneness. For those who are trying to make sense of this epic shift in consciousness that is happening through usLindsay offers some insight and choices. The message she wants to share from experiencing God or Cosmic Consciousness is this; I want everyone to know that everything that happens is perfect. We are perfect and loved just the way we are. There is nothing that you need ever fear, because you are loved beyond anything that you can imagine. You are one with that love and all that is.
Channeling Grace in Your Everyday Life
Author: Caroline Myss
Publisher: Atria Books
For more than two decades, internationally renowned pioneer in energy medicine Caroline Myss has been studying how people use their personal power. Through her special brand of spiritual insight and intuition, her popular workshops, and her bestselling books, Myss has helped hundreds of thousands of people meet the lifelong challenge of managing their spiritual energy and improving their lives. Now, in this inspiring new book, Myss expands her message about power in an entirely new spiritual direction. With characteristic originality, she explains how we become channels for divine grace and a conduit for miracles through kind, compassionate, generous actions, or, as she calls them, invisible acts of power. When we act compassionately, without a private agenda or expectation of credit or reward, God works invisibly, anonymously through us. And as we move from visible acts, such as giving a friend a helping hand, to invisible acts, such as prayer and healing, we undergo a profound journey of personal empowerment. The myriad simple but profound ways that people connect to create small miracles, gain a greater sense of spirituality, and transform their own -- and others' -- lives in an instant will inspire you to your own invisible acts of power...and attract them to you.
Author: Jennifer Hayward
BILLIONAIRE PLAYBOY IGNITES INTERNATIONAL INCIDENT WITH HIS MANIFESTO ON WOMEN Jared Stone: Visionary, rebel, the tech world's golden boy…and now the most hated man on the planet! Bailey St. James: Survivor, powerful female executive, the only woman who refuses to bow down to Jared Stone…and the only woman who can save him? When Jared's manifesto makes him public enemy #1 the only way out is to make Bailey an offer she can't refuse—a very public promotion to VP! Now, with a major deal on the line and tensions rising, can it be long before Jared and Bailey move from spreadsheets to bed sheets?
Shout Me First!' And Make Every Day All About You!
Author: Matt Peiken
Publisher: Metaphor Media
Meet Dr.* Matt (*not a doctor), a pseudo-psychologist who goes where Dr. Phil, Dr. Laura, Dr. Melfi, Oprah, Maury and Montel don?t dare. Spoofing more than two-dozen bestselling self-help books and their celebrated authors, Positive MEinforcement isn?t just a parody ? it's a lifestyle. Dr.* Matt teaches his disciples how to lie to themselves, stalk success, sweat the ?small stuff, ? read minds, dodge death, faith heal and meditate to new levels of ecstasy. Spoon up some Matzoh Ball Soup for the Spirit, hug Delf the Self-Help Elf and let Dr.* Matt take all the thinking out of feeling. You?ll learn to shout ?Me first!? every day and make life all about YOU.
An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism
Author: Byron L. Sherwin
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Byron Sherwin's book is a primer for course-work and for those seeking to understand Jewish mysticism on its own terms, Kabbalah provides a comprehensive, accessible introduction to Jewish mysticism, organized around five models of Jewish mystical theology and experience: Normal Mysticism, Mystical Intimacy, Addressing God's Needs, Drawing Down Divine Grace, and Prophetic Kabbalah. Sherwin's Kabbalah: An Introduction to Jewish Mysticism is a scholarly, yet accessible work that includes primary texts in translation.
Author: Thomas F. O'Meara
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In Thomas Aquinas, Theologian Thomas O'Meara considers Aquinas the theologian and his influence, past and present. O'Meara focuses on Aquinas as teacher and preacher, and theology as the subject of his thought and most of his writings. Studying the Summa Theologiae as well as providing an overview of six centures of interpretation, O'Meara shows how few have understood the structure and intent of Aquinas' theology.
A Theology of the Holy Spirit
Author: David T. Williams
Christianity is not just a set of moral commands. It is not just belonging to a church. It is not just remembering its founder of long ago! It is all of these, but far more, it is a vital relationship with a living and loving God! And it is the Holy Spirit, third Person of the God-head, who makes this happen. "Vinculum amoris" is Latin for "bond of love", which describes the essential activity of the Spirit. Because the Spirit links us to God, he saves us, guides and empowers us. He enlivens our worship, such as in baptism and the Lord's Supper. He stimulates our praying, and gives gifts to deepen the quality of our lives and service to God. Because he links us to God, we are linked to each other in a deeper way. Enriching? yes! And the more that we understand how the Spirit does it, the deeper this enriching will be. The author's prayer is that this book will do just that for God's people and for his Church.