In this collection of essays, Watts displays the playfulness of thought and simplicity of language that has made him one of the most popular lecturers and authors on the spiritual traditions of the East. Watts draws on a variety of religious traditions and explores the limits of language in the face of spiritual truth.
'I am not a man, I am dynamite.' Ecce Homo is an autobiography like no other. Deliberately provocative, Nietzsche subverts the conventions of the genre and pushes his philosophical positions to combative extremes, constructing a genius-hero whose life is a chronicle of incessant self-overcoming. Written in 1888, a few weeks before his descent into madness, the book sub-titled 'How To Become What You Are' passes under review all Nietzsche's previous works so that we, his 'posthumous' readers, can finally understand him aright, on his own terms. He reaches final reckonings with his many enemies - Richard Wagner, German nationalism, 'modern men' in general - and above all Christianity, proclaiming himself the Antichrist. Ecce Homo is the summation of an extraordinary philosophical career, a last great testament to Nietzsche's will.
A charming book of Christian reading and meditations--ideal for married couples, those contemplating marriage, adult study, and marriage encounter groups. The Willeys remind readers that "in marriage a couple encounter not only each other, but also the Lord".
The question of the formation of Christian character is an important contemporary issue. Our society is undergoing radical change at the personal and social level. There are forces at work that deconstruct the traditional patterns of human life - the family, the understanding of masculinity and femininity, our view on the nature and use of our sexuality. These forces are rebuilding human society in such a way that it is free from the influence of a religious perspective on life and free from the constraints of a moral approach to human living. The modern attitude is to reject traditional models of the virtuous life in favour of a self-realisation freely pursued outside the constraints of moral codes. There is a certain "morality" which is fashioned by society. Certain things are determined to be "politically correct." Certain stances become fashionable like ecological sensitivity or the perceived threat from sexism, but these are fluid positions and change with fashions of thought. They do not impinge particularly on the inner quality of character but rather reflect certain acceptable attitudes. They are superficial and do not promote serious inner growth. This book seeks to explore the nature of the human person. Then, by drawing on our Christian tradition, consider the ways in which we can build a healthy and happy life fulfilling what God has intended us to become as a faithful imitation of his Son. This is a book about identifying the nature of Christian character. It offers a path which will lead to mature Christian character.
Many believers see the Christian life as a do-your-best struggle. Many live with a sense of failure because they aren't quite what they think they ought to be. Many think that God is disappointed with them and so they adopt a what’s-the-use-of-trying attitude. The performance-orientation that has crept into so many of our churches has placed numerous Christians in severe bondage. BECOMING WHAT YOU ARE is liberating. It sets the believer free to pursue a life of relaxed holiness. Not only does it highlight the believer’s amazing position in Christ, but also shows that spiritual growth is God's responsibility – not ours. The many How to ... chapters focus on how to appropriate the abundant resources available to every believer. The book ends with a brief description of the exciting prospect that every believer can look forward to. The content is steeped in Scripture references, yet packed with many practical illustrations and applications to everyday life situations that every believer can identify with.
This book is a comprehensive reference for men who are looking for more power and choice in their dating life with women. When you Become That Guy who is both sexy and exciting while also being the kind of man who a woman would want for a longer term relationship or marriage, you will have options and choice in your relationships with women. The book addresses fundamental skills and understandings designed to help a man have power and choice in his relationships with women. Positive and realistic beliefs about yourself, women, relationships and sexuality are covered that provide an essential foundation for developing the identity as a man who is powerfully attractive to women. The book is filled with drills and exercises so that you can take action to develop yourself. Instead of being a guy who says things in order to get something, you become that guy who gets what he wants in his relationships with women as an authentic expression of who you are.
Hedwig Dohm (1831-1919) was a thinker and writer significantly ahead of her time. She championed women's rights in Germany and criticized with acerbic wit the social, political, and familial inequities inherent in gender relationships at the time of the first wave of the women's movement. Her novella Become Who You Are is about a woman, Agnes Schmidt, whose husband has died and who is grappling with finding an identity for herself as an aging widow--reflecting the restrictions imposed especially on aging, widowed women who often yearn for a life and identity of their own. Also included here is the English translation of Dohm's essay, "The Old Woman," which is a compelling call for women to resist the social, intellectual, psychological, and physical restraints placed on women of Dohm's time.