Author: Peter Selg
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Today we know very little about the true nature of the human heart. Our knowledge arises only from a materialistic or an emotional standpoint. In this astonishing and inspiring book, Peter Selg focuses on the evolution of the spiritual understanding of the heart as transmitted through Aristotle, the Gospels, and Hebrew Scriptures to the Middle Ages, when, in the light of the Mystery of Golgotha and its sacramental life, it was synthesized and transformed by Thomas Aquinas, after whom, with the rise of modern science it, was lost until Goethe began a process of recovery and development that led to its complete renewal and transformation in Rudolf Steiner.
Author: Hans Urs von Balthasar,Adrienne von Speyr
Publisher: Ignatius Press
In the 1960's, Fr. Hans Urs von Balthasar gave two conferences in Paris on the subject of redemption. One considered the perspective of Christ the Redeemer. The other gave a view of the redemption from the perspective of Mary and the Church, consenting to the sacrifice of Jesus. These two conferences are what Fr. Jacques Servais, S.J., in his foreword calls "a lantern of the Word," shedding light amidst the advancing turmoil of the postconciliar period. These conferences were later collected by the eminent theologian Henri Cardinal de Lubac, S.J., in a single volume along with an anthology of meditations on the Passion by the mystic Adrienne von Speyr, and selected by von Balthasar. In this new edition, prepared for the centenary of the birth of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Fr. Servais, the director of Casa Balthasar in Rome, provides an extensive postscript illuminating the text along with the original preface by de Lubac.
Author: Shu Belmond Fuhnwi
Ten Sermons Embracing Both Mind and Heart
Author: Phillip S. Washburn
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
The ten sermons contained in this volume take up the challenge of honoring both mind and heart; recognizing that our minds and our hearts are inextricably entwined, that we are made of both. They do this while also recognizing that traditional religion is in trouble-resurgent fundamentalism notwithstanding-and that much of it fails to address the realities of where we live intellectually and emotionally. Here are sermons that do not gloss the hard questions that arise from hard experience; that recognize God is to be sensed, often most crucially, in the midst of difficulty; that God is ultimately a mystery we may not grasp, but rather a mystery that grasps us. Phillip S. Washburn, a minister in the United Church of Christ, is a graduate of Dickinson College and Duke Divinity School and the author of several librettos for musical dramas for performance in worship. He has served churches in Dumfries, Scotland; Chapel Hill, North Carolina; Hamden, Connecticut; and lastly, for twenty-four years as Senior Minister at the Scarsdale Congregational Church, in Scarsdale, New York. Retired as of June, 2007, he currently resides in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Author: Luis J. Marolo
Publisher: Archway Publishing
Medical student Marcos DLassio and his Argentinian journalist friend, Rubn Colbert, are shopping together on Christmas Eve when their paths unexpectedly intertwine with two women. Like Rubn, Maxine Letalier has also left Argentina behind to pursue education in America, specifically a PhD in Anthropology. Brazilian-born Megan Arza is a secretary at the Los Angeles Times, the same newspaper where Rubn has just secured his first job. After the four young people form an inseparable bond, they decide to set forth on a voyage to solve the ancient mystery of the petrified heart. As their journey leads them from Paris to the beaches of California and the city of Buenos Aires, and finally to the alluring Andes of South Argentina and the jungles of Brazil, the mystery of the petrified heart comes full circle as the impossible suddenly become possible. The Mystery of the Petrified Heart shares an intriguing, coming-of-age tale that captures the sweet moments of passion, seduction, and friendship as four curious young adults venture into an unknown world to prove a romantic theory.
Finding Your Way through the Mystery of Grief
Author: Paula D'Arcy
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
We can't really prepare for grief. The only experts on grief are those who have survived it and then helped others do the same. Retreat leader, former psychotherapist, and bestselling author Paula D’Arcy is one of those experts. In Winter of the Heart, she shares her life’s work, accompanying you through seasons of grief and the emotions that come with the loss of a loved one or after other major changes in life. Winter of the Heart is a companion for anyone early in grieving process—for the person experiencing shock, emotional pain, an inability to move, guilt, intense anger, and a range of other emotions that might be new to you. D’Arcy lost her young husband and toddler in a violent car accident more than four decades ago. She understands your grief and can also help you look to what’s on the other side—hope, acceptance, recognition that what you are experiencing is both common and unique, and the essential counsel that you need not ever "get over it." Winter of the Heart is for those who mourn the death of a loved one, but it is also for counselors and pastoral ministers. You’ll find D'Arcy's words relevant for other occasions when mourning can be painful, including the end of a marriage, job loss, and other major life changes.
The Liturgy as Spiritual Experience
Author: Thomas Keating
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Following upon Open Mind, Open Heart, which presents a profound formation in Christian prayer, this book demonstrates the contemplative dimension of Christian worship. Here Father Keating recovers the deeper sense of the liturgical year and shares a theological and mystical perspective on the major feasts of the annual cycle. The reader is immersed in the wonder of faith in the mystery of Christ and of the unique nature of God's action and presence in and through the liturgy of our lives.
Author: Hong Son Cheung
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Mystery of Health and Disease: Why We Get Sick, How We Can Reduce Illnesses is an educational book for the reader who is wondering about health and disease. We all know what health and disease are about. But they are not understood clearly enough, especially when so many diseases are around us. This book uses nonscientific language to explore all the possible meanings of health and disease. It begins with health, but following that, it describes various diseases and the reasons why they happen. Furthermore, it mentions the possible relationship among diseases and how to avoid them from happening. the author hopes this book can help people understand disease for those interested in health and disease.
Author: Jillian Kent
Publisher: Charisma Media
Lord Eden is intrigued by Lady Mercy Grayson's secret, but how can he hope to gain her heart if he is forced to betray her? Lady Mercy Grayson longs to be a physician like her older brother, Lord Ravensmoore. However, society would never tolerate a female physician, let alone one who is a noblewoman. So Mercy takes matters into her own hands, disguising herself as a man to get through medical school. But when a colleague grows suspicious, Mercy is in danger of losing more than her dreams. Returning home from a secret voyage for the regent, Lord Eden agrees to give Mercy passage back to London. As their attraction to each other grows, they face circumstances, decisions, and treachery that could forever change the course of their lives.
Author: Christopher Walton