• Author : When the Heart Waits
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2016-09-20
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 9780061998140
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The bestselling author's inspiring autobiographical account of personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace. "Inspiring. Sue Monk Kidd is a direct literary descendant of Carson McCullers."—Baltimore Sun "Grounded in personal experience and bolstered with classic spiritual disciplines and Scripture, this book offers an alternative to fast-fix spirituality."—Bookstore Journal Blending her own experiences with an intimate grasp of spirituality, Sue Monk Kidd relates the passionate and moving tale of her spiritual crisis, when life seemed to have lost meaning and her longing for a hasty escape from the pain yielded to a discipline of "active waiting."


  • Author : God s Creative Gift Unleashing the Artist in You
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-02-27
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 9781621895725
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

God's Creative Gift is an in-depth study for the creative Christian. It is intended for both professional and lay artists, for the casual crafter and hobbyist, and for those in both sacred and secular settings. It is for those who see things where others do not and for those whose imaginations cannot be confined by religious dogma and tradition. It is for musicians, singers, painters, sculptors, dancers, dramatists, writers, poets, carvers, weavers, film editors, photographers, filmmakers, architects, designers--anyone who finds inspiration in creativity. Focusing on the creative spirit within, it is designed to help you draw your inspiration from a Deeper Source. It is deeply rooted in Scripture--for the creative Christian must enter into the Word of God on a regular basis in order to know the choreographer of her steps, the crafter of her designs, the author and perfecter of her faith, and the sculptor of her creative heart, soul, mind, and body. And to know Him intimately.


  • Author : From Mormon to Mystic
  • Publisher : Balboa Press
  • Release Date : 2014-11-26
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN : 9781452523798
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

From Mormon to Mystic: Journey from Religious Disillusionment to Soulful Liberation chronicles the journey of a sixth-generation Mormon woman. She travels a path that takes her from a tightly knit and theologically strict religious community to the open expanses of a mystical understanding of reality. Erin Jensen weaves together the account of her transformation and the strands of insight that come from James Fowler’s Stages of Faith. By rooting her narrative in the vivid details of the steps she takes along the way, the author tells how she weathers her life’s challenges, including a federal court “witch” trial, and emerges from the depths of several “dark nights of the soul.” While From Mormon to Mystic immerses itself in the details of one life, it simultaneously offers guidance for anyone seeking to overcome the strictures of rigid systems of belief and behavior. In its pages, the reader will learn how to make his or her way toward freedom and wholeness by understanding how faith develops, learning to work with shadow qualities, practicing non-attachment, taking personal responsibility, trusting one’s ability to choose, appreciating the power of total forgiveness, connecting to inner sources of wisdom, and embracing a state of consciousness filled with hope, love, and peace. From Mormon to Mystic: Journey from Religious Disillusionment to Soulful Liberation offers both a narrative of one woman’s path to spiritual freedom and a guide for others who seek their own way from the confines of their current circumstances to the liberation they desire to envision for the own futures.


  • Author : A River in the Desert RIGHTS REVERTED
  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Release Date : 2011-07-19
  • Pages :
  • ISBN : 9781426734137
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A collection of retreats for women's groups. Various retreat models and options are provided, including one-day retreats, weekend retreats, retreats based on books, and retreat options for groups including children and/or all family members. Retreat topic


  • Author : A Wildflower Grows in Brooklyn
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Release Date : 2013-04-19
  • Pages : 132
  • ISBN : 9781621896289
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Julie Woodley understands trauma. From physical and sexual abuse as a child, to abortion, through the murder of a dear friend, to brain injury and cancer, she's experienced more than a lifetime's worth of pain and loss. But by the grace of God she's doing more than surviving, she's thriving. Like a wildflower thrusting itself through a broken sidewalk, God has raised Julie's joy and hope through the layers of loss and into the light of His plan for her. He has transformed her from a broken receiver of grace into a beautiful blossom who radiates the grace she has received into the lives of other hurting people. Trauma victims often feel weighed down by shame, anger, confusion, and pain. They may be so accustomed to getting by that having passion and joy seems a lost hope. In A Wildflower Grows in Brooklyn, they'll encounter a story that will inspire them to imagine a life restored and overflowing with all the good things God intends for them.


  • Author : A Pace of Grace
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2004-06-29
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1440650004
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

In today’s anxiety-ridden, stress-infused world, even a moment of quiet reflection has become a time- consuming luxury most of us just can’t afford. How did we reach this point? How did we lose our direction and sense of control? And, most important, how can we reclaim our lives? Linda Kavelin Popov asked herself these same questions, after the pressures of her own workaholic lifestyle nearly destroyed her. Now, as cofounder of the International Virtues Project she helps others achieve a pace of grace—a pace for our lives that can balance and sustain us physically and spiritually. Through a four-part program that teaches you how to purify your life, pace yourself, practice the presence, and plan a sustainable life, A Pace of Grace offers simple ways to rediscover the essential elements of a life well lived. Complete with Linda’s ten rules for health, this comprehensive guide is the first step in recapturing the joy and vibrancy inherent in each of us.


  • Author : Running on Empty
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release Date : 2009-06-10
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780307551030
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Learn to live with God instead of for God. In this candid and achingly authentic book, Fil Anderson shares the healing insights that restored his spiritual compass and guided him back to God--the God who specializes in filling empty souls. Fil Anderson had accomplished more for God than most of his contemporaries, but his worn-out body housed an empty soul. His frenetic pace of ministry had earned him just one thing: greater pressure to do even more. He had fallen for the soul-killing lie that doing more for God would give his life meaning. Then the godly admonition of a spiritual director set this burned-out believer on a life-saving spiritual path. Sometimes the only way to get a new life is by running your old one completely into the ground. This powerful story of a reawakened soul can be the story of every person who has pursued spiritual productivity over intimacy with God and come up empty. It’s the story of reclaiming your soul and finding a home in the center of God’s relentless love. It’s the journey from self-importance to God-importance. “To the harried and the unharried, I pray that this book will minister to your heart in the profound way that it has blessed mine.” —Brennan Manning


  • Author : A Little Guide to Christian Spirituality
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-05-26
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9780310540007
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Navigating the contemporary spiritual maze is a challenge. This book will help readers: • Think clearly about Christian spirituality • Understand its basic dynamics, and • Utilize classic and contemporary resources with discernment Join Glen on his sabbatical pilgrimages to Iona Abbey in Scotland, spiritually significant sites in Italy and Turkey, and renewal centers in North America. Listen as he provides brief profiles of memorable people and places from the rich history of Christian spirituality. Consider his rediscovery that Christian spirituality is about living all of life before God in the transforming and empowering presence of his Spirit. This biblically informed book traces the contours of such an encompassing spirituality. It offers a simple yet comprehensive model with three dimensions: • A relational dimension (Christ with us) • A transformational dimension (Christ in us), and • A vocational dimension (Christ through us) It is not meant to replace any of the devotional classics or a single one of the many helpful contemporary treatments of Christian spirituality. It is a companion volume to the rest—a modest-sized but reliable guide to the whole field.


  • Author : The Journey Back to Eden
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release Date : 2009-12-15
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780310862727
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Men, women, and equality:Where is the Bible pointing us?Join the journey through the pages of Scripture and across history to see the trajectory of the Spirit. Can it be that he is taking the church back to personal wholeness and relational harmony that have eluded men and women since the Fall in the garden?Based on a high view of Scripture, this fresh look at the biblical landscape• corrects misunderstandings of biblical statements on gender.• demonstrates that some texts applied only to the unique historical situations they addressed.• discerns the overall direction that the Holy Spirit is taking, calling the church to embrace a vision of gender equality, freedom, and mutuality.Written in an accessible style, The Journey Back to Eden offers hope and encouragement to men and women who are perplexed by gender stereotypes. The book includes questions for individual reflection or group discussion.


  • Author : BUTTERFLIES
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date :
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  • ISBN : 9781257130313
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

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