Principles for Good Living from Our Timeless Past
Author: Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis
Publisher: Harper Collins
Drawing on the timeless wisdom of the Torah. Rebbetzin Esther Jungreis reminds us of the principles necessary for living a better and more committed life. Inspirational and deeply moving. This book will touch your heart like no other.
An Adaptation of The Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales
Author: William Meninger
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
A masterful updating of a classic work.St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622), bishop of Geneva and founder of the Visitation Order of nuns, was renowned for his teachings on spirituality. His masterpiece in the field of spiritual literature was "The Introduction to the Devout Life." Revolutionary in its day and noted for its charm, warmth, and clarity of language, it set forth a spirituality oriented toward life in the world, an approach quite different from that of St. Francis de Sales's contemporaries,who saw spiritual perfection as possible only in religious life.While the message of "The Introduction to Devout Life" is still valid today, the fact is that its expression is quite dated. In this book, as in "Bringing 'The Imitation of Christ' Into the 21st Cemtury," Father Meninger is not offering a new translation or paraphrase of a spiritual classic. Rather, he is attempting to express the teachings of the original in a wholly contemporary idiom. Father Meninger has not hesitated to change, omit, or add to the original where necessary, the better to highlight the heart and charisma of St. Francis de Sales's teachings.
Toward a History and Aesthetics of the Committed Documentary
Author: Thomas Waugh
Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press
Category: Performing Arts
An absorbing anthology...surveying some of the most exciting and exploratory films and filmmakers involved in the complex history of radical documentaries....Timely and significant. --THE INDEPENDENT In addition to providing a masterful introduction, Waugh begins each chapter with succinct, lucid comments....A valuable contribution to an understanding of documentary film and the rhetoric of social change. --QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF SPEECH
Author: Yitzhak Buxbaum
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
What is a "holy woman," or a holy man for that matter? According to the Jewish mystics, a holy person is someone who has not lost the holiness that every baby is born with. A holy person is someone who fulfills it. Stories about Jewish holy women have rarely been collected in such an engaging and entertaining form. The tales display a specifically female Jewish spirituality, giving us a peek into a world of devotional beauty that focuses on kindness. These stories of laughter and tears, humility and bravery, striving and trance, have an appeal spanning the denominational spectrum: they are spiritual nourishment for the soul. The rabbis say there are both male and female angels and angels are on earth as well as in heaven. These tales enhance our appreciation of the female angels on earth.
Food, Fellowship, and a Celebration of God's Bounty
Author: James Emery White
Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc
What does it mean to walk with Christ? And how should one begin? James White, pastor of Mecklenburg Community Church-a 2,000 member seeker-oriented church, where 80% of the church growth has come from the unchurched-knows how to meet the needs of a questioning heart. In You Can Experience . . . A Spiritual Life, he provides the essential blueprint for Christian living-a roadmap by which to search for the spiritual in all of life.
10 Essentials for Growing Deeper in Love |10 Qualities for Nurturing Intimacy
Author: John Hagee,Diana Hagee
Publisher: Charisma Media
Opposites Attract…and can thrive in a marriage built on God. The book starts with the results of a survey detailing the ten most important qualities that each man or woman wants in a spouse, then teaches us how we can be the person who breeds that quality in our husband or wife. Throughout the book the authors use their own personalities and experience with marriage to demonstrate how to do marriage right.
Author: Elizabeth Achtemeier
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
From a biblical point of view, the author examines the contemporary state of marriage and family life, identifies sources of conflict within marriage, and clarifies the nature of Christian marriage
Literature and Public Values
Author: James Engell
Publisher: Penn State Press
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
During the past century, literary education, often divorced from rhetoric, has grown increasingly distant from the practice of language in statecraft, law, religion, and ethics. Yet literature and rhetoric retain open, independent powers to enhance what Emerson calls &"the conduct of life.&" In these provocative essays, James Engell argues that a more complete literary training can foster a heightened sense of shared social experience, an awareness of diverse views, a love of language, and a more powerful ability to express the values we enshrine or debate. Revealing a set of deep intersections among literature, politics, rhetoric, and the public deliberation of values, he explores how dedicated individuals of different callings resort to heightened language in order to secure knowledge, test beliefs, consider policy, and promote action. Through profiles of Lincoln, Burke, Swift, Hume, Lowth, Vico, and others, Engell explores the political and ethical involvement of writers with their culture in order to reestablish links between literary qualities of language and the means by which we challenge power and secure liberty. He presents a cogent argument for a different, expanded kind of literary education, suggesting that training in rhetoric, now often misunderstood or neglected, can serve the common good without becoming mired in partisan squabbles or academic pedantry. Despite the dominance of visual media in our society, observes Engell, the difficult problems we face must be resolved through language. By presenting writers who use resourceful language to engage political contests and cultural issues, he contributes to ongoing debates in education, politics, and culture without subscribing to easy labels of &"left&" and &"right&" or &"traditional&" versus &"innovative.&" He demonstrates imaginative ways to apply time-tested literary techniques to a changing world, making use of the past yet in a way that the past could not predict. This passionately argued book calls for a shift in the ways we teach and regard literature.
Author: Hans J. Hillerbrand
Publisher: Abingdon Press
This book is a history of Christianity from its earliest beginnings to the end of the twentieth century. The book provides students with an introduction to the many persons, places, movements, and events necessary for the telling of our story, the story of the Church. This history of Christianity is told in its essentials, simply and straightforwardly for students with little or no experience in the academic study of religion. It is a story told within the complex contexts of larger world events and world cultures, but defined and simplified by attention to those developments which have proven most influential for the past and present shaping of Church thought and practice. The book is a comprehensive and definitive introduction to the history of Christianity. It provides students with the necessary outline and description of the broad sweep of movements and periods in this history, but it also pauses at important points to provide details about the lives of Christians as lived at various times and in various locations. This story is told in easy-to-understand prose and with illustrative photographs, maps and charts.
When the Pain of the Past Overshadows Your Future, Pause and Listen as God Blows the Trumpet to Triumph
Author: Anita M. Warfield
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Tragedy to Triumph is a dialogical epic exuding with the wisdom, tenacity, faith, and profound love depicted between two biblical women---- Ruth and Naomi. It is a love story--- descriptive in nature of the love that existed between Ruth and Mahlon, her first husband; between Ruth and Naomi, her mother-in-law; between Ruth and Boaz, her new husband; between Ruth and her new God--- the God of favor and restoration. Tragedy to Triumph is a faith-builder for anyone who has ever suffered sudden loss and vast emptiness and dared to abscond the pity-party in hope of a refreshing. Moreover, it is the true story of what results when one abandons his agenda, leaning not to his own understanding, and embraces the one of God.