The Listening Life

Embracing Attentiveness in a World of Distraction

Author: Adam S. McHugh

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830844120

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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Listening is an essential skill for healthy relationships, both with God and with other people. But it is more than that: listening is a way of life. Adam McHugh places listening at the heart of our spirituality, our relationships and our mission. Heed the call to the listening life, and hear what God is doing in you and the world.

The Secret of Music

A Look at the Listening Life

Author: Joshua McGuire

Publisher: Shanti Arts Publishing

ISBN: 1947067788

Category: Music

Page: 110

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What is this fleeting experience that sometimes hits us when we listen to music? Through several short essays adapted from lectures given at Vanderbilt University between 2008 and 2012, author Joshua McGuire answers this question while exploring what it takes to become better listeners of music. McGuire's premise is that listening to music in a fuller way shows us a fuller way to live, clarifying the way we listen to everything. Ironically, better listening involves a recognition of the absence of time experienced amidst profound silence. After all, the purpose of music is to bring us to silence. “As we listen, we become the silence in which music happens. We disappear.”

With the Dawn Rejoicing

A Christian Perspective on Pain and Suffering

Author: Melannie Svoboda

Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications

ISBN: 9781585956999

Category: Meditations

Page: 138

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This deeply spiritual exploration of pain offers encouragement for anyone dealing with suffering--whether physical, psychological, or spritual. It is rooted in scripture and real life, and its 36 brief chapters touch on they many ways pain affects our lives. Recently diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder, Sr. Melannie writes from personal experience and with deep wisdom. This is a wonderful guide for meditation and prayer and a great gift book.

The Devout Life

Plunging the Depths of Spiritual Renewal

Author: Roger Helland

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532636644

Category: Religion

Page: 198

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The church in the Western world is largely faltering in its spiritual and missional vitality. There’s a crisis of piety—or the devout life—heartfelt devotion to Christ and his cause. The Pietist movement of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries grew into a revolutionary torrent of spiritual renewal that influenced the Moravians, the Methodists, the great awakenings, and global evangelicalism as we know it today. The Devout Life explores and expands on ten key features of Pietism to plunge the depths of spiritual renewal for today.

Learning to Listen/listening to Learn

Teaching Listening Skills to Students with Visual Impairments

Author: Lizbeth A. Barclay

Publisher: American Foundation for the Blind

ISBN: 0891284915

Category: Education

Page: 560

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Addresses "the systematic development of skills in listening for and interpreting auditory information. Listening skills are a crucial but often-overlooked area of instruction for children who are visually impaired and may have multiple disabilities; they relate to the expanded core curriculum for students and are essential to literacy, independent travel, and sensory and cognitive development."--AFB website.

The Listening Chamber


Author: William Aberg

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781557284631

Category: Poetry

Page: 57

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Winner of the seventh annual Arkansas Poetry Award, William Aberg presents in The Listening Chamber a gallery of poetic forms, from short free-verse lyrics and crafted prose poems to original forms skillfully matched with their subjects. He writes comfortably of cats or derringers, the idylls of childhood, or of patients in mental hospitals. Throughout his poetry there runs a proletarian strain of dissatisfaction, an unrest coupled with dexterous wit and a remarkable sense of wonder. Convincingly, he populates these poems with farm workers, romantics, fugitives, lovers, beeches, elms, and constellations. With influences as wide ranging as William Stafford, Miklos Radnoti, and René Magritte, Aberg has fashioned a first collection in which every poem is a unique and haunting experience.

Listening in Everyday Life

A Personal and Professional Approach

Author: Michael Purdy,Deborah Borisoff

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761804611

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 346

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This book addresses the role listening plays in our personal and professional lives, and provides steps we can take to strengthen our own listening skills. Each chapter was written specifically for this book with the intention of introducing the reader to the major theories that affect the processes of listening, and to the impact of listening behavior on our own ability to be effective communicators. Contents: Forward, Ralph Nichols; Preface, Deborah Borisoff and Michael Purdy; Introduction: Why Listening? Deborah Borisoff and Michael Purdy; PART I: Processes and Contexts of Listening; What is Listening?, Michael Purdy; Intrapersonal and Interpersonal Listening: Self Listening and Conscious Action, Michael Purdy; Gender and Listening: Values Revalued, Deborah Borisoff and Dan Hahn; Intercultural Listening, Dean Thomlison; Managing Interpersonal and Team Conflict: Listening Strategies, Patrice Johnson, and Kittie Watson; The New Digital Presence: Listening, Access, and Computer-Mediated Life, Rob Anderson; Listening as an Indiscreet Public Act or Eavesdropping Can Be Fun, Gary Gumpert and Susan J. Drucker; PART II: Listening in the Professions; Listening in the Educational Environment, Carolyn Coakley and Andrew Wolvin; Listening Training: The Key to Success in Today's Organizations, Lyman K. Steil; Listening in the Service Industries: It Makes Good Cents, Judi Brownell; Listening and the Helping Professions, William Arnold; The Lawyer-Client Encounter: Listening for Facts and Relationship, David A. Victor and Cindy Rhodes Victor; Listening: A Crucial Competency for Effective Health Care Delivery, Gary Krepd, Ellen Bonaguro, and Jim Query; Listening in Journalism: All the News We've Heard About That's Fit to Print, Rob Anderson and Mike Killenberg; PART III: Conclusion; Steps to Strengthen Listening Ability, Deborah Borisoff and Michael Purdy; About the Contributors.

The Listening Heart

Hearing God in Prayer

Author: Judy Gordon Morrow

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441266682

Category: Religion

Page: 400

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Listen to My heart in the quiet of your heart . . . More. Life is full to overflowing, but we crave an illusive more. Via social networking, airwaves, and TV, our culture tells us to strive for more stuff, more activities, more adventure--you name it. Yet we are often left feeling unfulfilled and wanting. Empty, even. With so many demands for our attention, it is difficult to quiet our minds long enough to hear the still, small voice of our loving Father, and to listen to the One who desires to bring us so much more than the noise of everyday life. Judy Gordon Morrow discovered the more when her world was turned upside down and she knelt before God to seek Him and ask for His help. More than a decade ago, in tear-stained notebooks, she began to pen God's responses to her desperate prayers. Now, in The Listening Heart, Judy invites you to spend a year hearing from the God Who Speaks--the God who wants to speak to you. Each daily devotion echoes the Father's love and care for you, offering hope, comfort, encouragement, and more--a rich closeness with God that will satisfy the longings of your heart.

Echoing the Story

Living the Art of Listening

Author: Brady Bryce

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877247

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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God is already at work in your life--whether or not you recognize it. Most people are too busy to see or hear God and most Christians lack the intentional practice of listening to the stories of outsiders. In Echoing the Story, Brady Bryce provides a simple way for people to come together and tell the scattered stories of their lives in order to imagine them as part of a bigger story. His innovative, narrative approach invites curious skeptics, casual followers of God, and committed disciples of Jesus into community through listening to shared stories. If you are interested in exploring the entire story of the Bible, if you wonder how its stories fit together, or if you simply want to experience God in the ordinariness of your life, then this reliable guide can lead you in listening to the echoes of God. Part spiritual formation, part discipleship, part journey through the Bible--this guidebook is an experience in hearing the word of God in life. You can learn the skill of echoing the story through listening in this informative, experiential, and missional process. As participants in the story we can begin to imagine our everyday lives as stories oriented toward God.