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Grace Happens

Grace Happens [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1440684286
Publisher: Penguin
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Grace Happens by Book Resume:

Grace’s mother is a movie star. World travel, famous people, and movie sets are her life. So are bodyguards, paparazzi, and constant chaos. Grace dreams of a normal life with regular school and real friends. She also dreams of knowing her father, whose identity her mother has never revealed. When her secretive mother announces they’re going to Martha’s Vineyard for the summer, Grace doesn’t know the island holds the keys to her family history. But once the connection becomes clear, she can’t resist searching for some answers. Grace makes some surprising moves along the way, from making a friend and piercing her ears to developing a strong suspicion of who her father is.

Grace Happens Here

Grace Happens Here [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1400321220
Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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Grace Happens Here by Max Lucado Book Resume:

A wonderful message about God’s grace and how to apply it to every aspect of your life. Max Lucado looks at grace from all directions and reveals that no matter which way you look at it, God’s grace is always there, ready to do wonders in your life. This beautiful gift book is filled with powerful quotes, Scripture, and stories that will transform your heart and mind with a deeper understanding of God’s healing grace. The message gently and eloquently encourages you to accept completely His grace and forgiveness as well as extend the same blessing toward others. "When grace happens, generosity happens. Unsquashable, eye-popping big heartedness happens. Receiving grace today? Liberality is in the forecast for tomorrow. When you meet a bountiful person, you are standing where grace is happening."

Wild Grace

Wild Grace [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1400321468
Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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Wild Grace by Max Lucado Book Resume:

Bestselling author Max Lucado explains that if teens let God’s grace change them, shape them, and strengthen them, their lives will never be the same. Today’s teens are being shaped by the pressures and disappointments of the world. But Max Lucado encourages them to take a close look at what can shape their hearts and their futures from the inside out—God’s grace. As Max explains, "God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A whitewater, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you." Wild Grace gives teens an understanding of how grace can change their lives in powerful ways, even when those lives are messed up, off track, or in trouble. Each chapter describes another miracle that happens when we allow God’s grace to work on us and through us: “Grace is God’s decision to change everything. Good-bye, earthly labels. Stupid. Unpopular. Ugly. Failure. No longer. You aren’t who they say you are. You are who He says you are. Spiritually alive. Connected to God. Amazing.” Teens will be convinced that God knew what He was doing when He made them and His grace is always there, ready to work wonders that are bigger than anything this world has to offer.

Grace Givers

Grace Givers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1418560820
Author: David Jeremiah
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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Grace Givers by David Jeremiah Book Resume:

Heartwarming and powerful true stories of people who have reached out to their world with incredible acts of self-sacrificing service, with a deep and profound spirit of forgiveness, with both ordinary and extraordinary gifts of grace.

Alias Grace

Alias Grace [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1551994860
Author: Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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Alias Grace by Margaret Atwood Book Resume:

In this astonishing tour de force, Margaret Atwood takes the reader back in time and into the life and mind of one of the most enigmatic and notorious women of the nineteenth century. In 1843, at the age of sixteen, servant girl Grace Marks was convicted for her part in the vicious murders of her employer and his mistress. Some believe Grace is innocent; others think her evil or insane. Grace herself claims to have no memory of the murders. As Dr. Simon Jordan – an expert in the burgeoning field of mental illness – tries to unlock her memory, what will he find? Was Grace a femme fatale – or a weak and unwilling victim of circumstances? Taut and compelling, penetrating and wise, Alias Grace is a beautifully crafted work of the imagination that vividly evokes time and place. The novel and its characters will continue to haunt the reader long after the final page.

What Happened

What Happened [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1501175572
Author: Hillary Rodham Clinton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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What Happened by Hillary Rodham Clinton Book Resume:

“An engaging, beautifully synthesized page-turner” (Slate). The #1 New York Times bestseller and Time #1 Nonfiction Book of the Year: Hillary Rodham Clinton’s most personal memoir yet, about the 2016 presidential election. In this “candid and blackly funny” (The New York Times) memoir, Hillary Rodham Clinton reveals what she was thinking and feeling during one of the most controversial and unpredictable presidential elections in history. She takes us inside the intense personal experience of becoming the first woman nominated for president by a major party in an election marked by rage, sexism, exhilarating highs and infuriating lows, stranger-than-fiction twists, Russian interference, and an opponent who broke all the rules. “At her most emotionally raw” (People), Hillary describes what it was like to run against Donald Trump, the mistakes she made, how she has coped with a shocking and devastating loss, and how she found the strength to pick herself back up afterward. She tells readers what it took to get back on her feet—the rituals, relationships, and reading that got her through, and what the experience has taught her about life. In this “feminist manifesto” (The New York Times), she speaks to the challenges of being a strong woman in the public eye, the criticism over her voice, age, and appearance, and the double standard confronting women in politics. Offering a “bracing... guide to our political arena” (The Washington Post), What Happened lays out how the 2016 election was marked by an unprecedented assault on our democracy by a foreign adversary. By analyzing the evidence and connecting the dots, Hillary shows just how dangerous the forces are that shaped the outcome, and why Americans need to understand them to protect our values and our democracy in the future. The election of 2016 was unprecedented and historic. What Happened is the story of that campaign, now with a new epilogue showing how Hillary grappled with many of her worst fears coming true in the Trump Era, while finding new hope in a surge of civic activism, women running for office, and young people marching in the streets.

Reflections of the Christ Mind

Reflections of the Christ Mind [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9780385502245
Author: Paul Ferrini
Publisher: Image
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Reflections of the Christ Mind by Paul Ferrini Book Resume:

For Paul Ferrini, there was a time when the very thought of Jesus left him cold. Instead of embodying the truth of Jesus' teaching, Christianity seemed to harbor the fearful thoughts and actions of people who were more committed to self-interest than to unconditional love. So when Ferrini felt Jesus' voice inside him saying, "I want you to acknowledge me," he resisted. In time, however, he came to realize that it was not Jesus he was rejecting but the untruths that had become attached to Christian teaching. Responding to the inner voice did not mean merely acknowledging Jesus as some great teacher who lived in the past, but also meant that he was opening himself up to a living presence within his own awareness. Once Ferrini reached this reconciliation, powerful words of spiritual truth began to flow through him. Reflections of the Christ Mind presents the most important teachings the author has received through his spiritual awakening. Here at last is a gospel devoted solely to Jesus' teachings of love, healing, and forgiveness. The teacher readers meet in these pages is both compassionate and open-minded-he is the Jesus Christians know in their hearts. Repudiating religious hypocrisy, intolerance, and spiritual pride, Ferrini rejects the dogmatic position of the Church, offering instead words of hope and healing that form the new gospel for today.

Breakdown to Break Through

Breakdown to Break Through [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1643002015
Author: Linda Perrotti
Publisher: Covenant Books, Inc.
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Breakdown to Break Through by Linda Perrotti Book Resume:

A riveting spectacle of a woman caught in the darkening madness of mania, wandering aimlessly in a river and into a home where she was brutally attacked and her dignity stripped away as she was handcuffed by police. There were years of manic attacks, psychiatric hospitals, much despair and hopelessness. She was caught in the snares of mental illness. Read of her incredible journey to wellness with medical assistance, an incredible support system, and her ever-deepening faith. Through perseverance and hope, she rose to the ranks of a pillar of hope in Breckenridge, Colorado; Summit County; and other far-reaching communities. Read her story. Heed her message of "don't give up!" Her courage needs to be imitated. Her experiences have brought deeper meaning in life.

Grace Participant's Guide

Grace Participant's Guide [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1401675859
Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: HarperChristian Resources
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Grace Participant's Guide by Max Lucado Book Resume:

Grace. We talk as though we understand the term. The bank gives us a grace period. The seedy politician falls from grace. Musicians speak of a grace note. We describe an actress as gracious, a dancer as graceful. We use the word for hospitals, baby girls, kings, and premeal prayers. We talk as though we know what grace means. But do we really understand it? Have we settled for wimpy grace? It politely occupies a phrase in a hymn, fits nicely on a church sign. Never causes trouble or demands a response. When asked, “Do you believe in grace?” who could say no? Max Lucado asks a deeper question: Have you been changed by grace? Shaped by grace? Strengthened by grace? Emboldened by grace? Softened by grace? Snatched by the nape of your neck and shaken to your senses by grace? God’s grace has a drenching about it. A wildness about it. A white-water, riptide, turn-you-upside-downness about it. Grace comes after you. It rewires you. From insecure to God secure. From regret riddled to better-because-of-it. From afraid to die to ready to fly. Grace is the voice that calls us to change and then gives us the power to pull it off. Let’s make certain grace gets you.

The Return of Religion in France

The Return of Religion in France [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230233775
Author: E. McCaffrey
Publisher: Springer
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The Return of Religion in France by E. McCaffrey Book Resume:

The author examines how social change and philosophical crisis in the 1980s created the conditions for the return of religion to contemporary French intellectual life. It highlights a critical conjuncture in recent French history when religion was revitalized in French secularism as an expression of individual identity.

The Book of Secrets

The Book of Secrets [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0880507705
Author: Osho
Publisher: Osho Media International
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The Book of Secrets by Osho Book Resume:

The Book of Secrets is a step by step guide to find the best meditation suitable for you. 112 methods of meditation are described and introduced here with helpful background information to give contemporary people a door to meditation. Reading this book, not only will your outlook on life change, but so will your life. If you want to know more about life and yourself this is your book. Each chapter that focuses on describing specific meditation techniques is followed by a chapter of questions from those who were present during the talks. In most cases, their questions relate to the techniques given in the previous chapter. So, as you start to experiment with a technique, it will be helpful to look into these chapters for some extra hint, some greater depth of understanding, or response to a question that might have arisen for you in your experiments.

A Cry For Relief

A Cry For Relief [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1642582360
Author: David A Wheeler
Publisher: Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
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A Cry For Relief by David A Wheeler Book Resume:

Suffering is an ugly word, especially when it's an undisputable part of your own life. It can literally destroy you""mind, body, and spirit. It can control you and turn you into someone you have never been. A loving, spiritual-minded person can become a crooked human being""bitter, desolate, wretched and hopeless but still a human being. Suffering transforms our attitude about ourselves. Instead of us being self-confident and outgoing, it can humble us to the point of wanting to die. It removes the blinders to our vulnerability. It makes us fragile and weak, and it can often bring out the worst in us. A crooked tree is still a tree. Not every tree is tall and straight, nor is any person exempt from pain and suffering. A tornado can take a strong, straight tree and turn it into a pile of rubble with one gust. Just so, none of us expect to experience the pains of loss, disability, and suffering that may come without warning but, in a split second, changes the course of the rest of our lives. Even the strongest and most godly of human beings can reach a breaking point when the tragic events of life crush their human spirit. However, one of the lessons that I have learned through this experience is that God is not finished with me yet; I can find strength in my relationship with him and discover that I still have gifts to offer him. I must remember that God blesses even the crooked tree with what it needs to continue living. When I first wrote this book, I had been in the ministry for thirty years. Now it has been more than fifty-five years. It is proving to be a practical tool for training and use in caregiving rather than a theory or simple narrative. A Cry for Relief will tell you my story and the process of healing through the blessings of spiritual growth and tender caregiving.

A Balm for Gilead

A Balm for Gilead [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1589012739
Author: Daniel P. Sulmasy MD, PhD, OFM
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
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A Balm for Gilead by Daniel P. Sulmasy MD, PhD, OFM Book Resume:

Once rarely discussed in medical circles, the relationship between spirituality and health has become an important topic in health care. This change is evidenced in courses on religion and medicine taught in most medical schools, articles in journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, and conferences being held all over the country. Yet, much of the discussion of the role of religion and spirituality in health care keeps the critical distance of only being about spirituality. A Balm for Gilead goes further, offering a work of spirituality. Sulmasy moves between the poetic and the speculative, addressing his subject in the tradition of great spiritual writers like Augustine and Bonaventure. He draws from philosophical and theological sources—specifically, Hebrew and Christian scripture—to illuminate how the art of healing is integrally tied to a sense of the divine and our ultimate interconnectedness. Health care professionals—and anyone else involved with the care of the sick and dying—will find this series of meditations both inspiring and instructive. Sulmasy addresses the spiritual malaise that physicians, nurses, and other health care workers experience in their professional lives, and explores how these Christian healers can be inspired to persevere in the care of the sick. Drawing on the parable of the prodigal son, for instance, Sulmasy illustrates how some physicians have put financial gain ahead of their patients, and how genuine spirituality might change their hearts. He examines both enigmatic topics such as the relationship between sinfulness, sickness, and suffering and the spirituality of more routine topics such as preventive medicine. In one especially stirring and poignant meditation, he reflects on the spirituality of dying in the light of Christian hope. A Balm for Gilead interweaves prayer and reflection, pointing the way to a twenty-first-century spirituality for health care professionals and their patients.

Sing Us a Song of Joy

Sing Us a Song of Joy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1532614497
Author: Philip W. Eaton
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Sing Us a Song of Joy by Philip W. Eaton Book Resume:

Out on the barren margins of Babylonian exile, the great Psalmist suggests their captors are actually asking for a song of joy. Imagine that. Is it possible to sing the Lord's song in a foreign land? Christians today find themselves caught up in the massive sweep of secularizing culture. Do we have a joyful song to sing anymore? Do we know what our song has been throughout history? Could we possibly sing as a mighty choir, just perhaps igniting spiritual renewal for our world--and for each one of us as well? This book proposes the possibility of finding a new song for our time.

Awakening the Soul

Awakening the Soul [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1498235867
Author: John C. Morgan
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Awakening the Soul by John C. Morgan Book Resume:

This devotional book is intended as a spiritual resource for nurturing your soul. What is truly personal is also truly universal. Where you touch the Holy, it reaches to touch you, and your life will be transformed. If enough of us begin with our own spiritual disciplines, a whole community may be transformed, or a neighborhood or city or nation. --from the Preface In the first daily devotional guide for Unitarian Universalists since the nineteenth-century Day Unto Day (American Unitarian Association), John Morgan has discerningly compiled a unique collection of 365 devotions on prayer, forgiveness, suffering, compassion, social justice, Unitarian Universalist heritage, and many other topics. Mirroring the pluralism in our congregations, the contributions to this book come from many roots--Christian, Buddhist, mystic, Jewish, pagan, humanist, and agnostic.

God Is With You Every Day

God Is With You Every Day [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0718034651
Author: Max Lucado
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
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God Is With You Every Day by Max Lucado Book Resume:

Do you find it easier to face the day when you know God is with you? Max Lucado believes it is! In God Is With You Every Day, Max uses his signature reassuring and encouraging voice, paired with practical, relevant, and personal messaging, to remind you that God is with you every day. This 365-day devotional begins each week with a prayer and scripture, followed by six days of devotions and scripture for reflection. Weaving messages of comfort, grace, and encouragement, this book is wonderful for: Anyone who wants a fresh infusion of faith to start each day Those walking through difficult seasons of life such as loneliness, grief, or change People in need of courage to face each day God Is With You Every Day makes a great: Self-purchase for those needing an extra pick-me-up or Max Lucado fans Inspirational gift for friends and family walking through a tough season, experiencing loss, or overwhelmed by life's challenges


Musings [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1644243601
Author: Joseph Fecher
Publisher: Page Publishing Inc
File Size: 332 KB
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Musings by Joseph Fecher Book Resume:

Musings is a treasure for the senses. You will find death and despair, love and renewal – everything that makes up a life. Nature poems that you will want to quote at your next "garden club" meeting. And sonnets, not from the Portuguese, but from our daily life. Humor, there is a plenty, but limericks, really?

History of Christian Dogma

History of Christian Dogma [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 019102998X
Author: Peter C. Hodgson
Publisher: OUP Oxford
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History of Christian Dogma by Peter C. Hodgson Book Resume:

History of Christian Dogma is a translation of Ferdinand Christian Baur's Lehrbuch der christlichen Dogmengeschichte, second edition, 1858. The Lehrbuch, which Baur himself prepared, summarizes in 400 pages his lectures on the history of Christian dogma, published post-humously in four volumes. Baur, professor of theology at the University of Tübingen from 1826 to 1860, brilliantly applied Hegelian categories to his historical studies in New Testament, church history, and history of Christian dogma. According to Baur, "Dogma" is the rational articulation of the Christian "idea" or principle-the idea that God and humanity are united through Christ and reconciled in the faith of the spiritual community. Following an introduction on the concept and history of the history of dogma, the Lehrbuch treats three main periods: the dogma of the ancient church or the substantiality of dogma; the dogma of the Middle Ages or the dogma of inwardly reflected consciousness; and dogma in the modern era or dogma and free self-consciousness. The entire history is a progression in the self-articulation of dogma through conflict and resolution, moving gradually from objective to subjective forms and to the mediation of subject and object by the philosophers and theologians of the early nineteenth century. The detailed analyses provide a wealth of information on individual thinkers and doctrines that is still relevant today.

Born Believers

Born Believers [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1439196575
Author: Justin L. Barrett
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
File Size: 506 KB
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Born Believers by Justin L. Barrett Book Resume:

Infants have a lot to make sense of in the world: Why does the sun shine and night fall; why do some objects move in response to words, while others won’t budge; who is it that looks over them and cares for them? How the developing brain grapples with these and other questions leads children, across cultures, to naturally develop a belief in a divine power of remarkably consistent traits––a god that is a powerful creator, knowing, immortal, and good—explains noted developmental psychologist and anthropologist Justin L. Barrett in this enlightening and provocative book. In short, we are all born believers. Belief begins in the brain. Under the sway of powerful internal and external influences, children understand their environments by imagining at least one creative and intelligent agent, a grand creator and controller that brings order and purpose to the world. Further, these beliefs in unseen super beings help organize children’s intuitions about morality and surprising life events, making life meaningful. Summarizing scientific experiments conducted with children across the globe, Professor Barrett illustrates the ways human beings have come to develop complex belief systems about God’s omniscience, the afterlife, and the immortality of deities. He shows how the science of childhood religiosity reveals, across humanity, a “natural religion,” the organization of those beliefs that humans gravitate to organically, and how it underlies all of the world’s major religions, uniting them under one common source. For believers and nonbelievers alike, Barrett offers a compelling argument for the human instinct for religion, as he guides all parents in how to effectively encourage children in developing a healthy constellation of beliefs about the world around them.

The Gates to Recovery

The Gates to Recovery [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1620208148
Author: Cathy Sweat
Publisher: Ambassador International
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The Gates to Recovery by Cathy Sweat Book Resume:

Whether you are just starting your journey to recovery from addiction or have relapsed and feel hopeless, you will definitely find help in Cathy Sweat's The Gates to Recovery. As someone who works one-on-one with addicts, Cathy knows the traps, setbacks, and excuses that are often used when drowning in addiction. But with Scriptural guidance through the Gates of Jerusalem in Nehemiah, Cathy can show you the way to freedom and help set your feet on the path God has planned for you. Learn from the Israelites and see God's merciful hand as you experience your soul's final recovery.