Religion

Nurturing Silence in a Noisy Heart

Author: Wayne E. Oates

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 117

View: 213

How can we find serenity in the midst of so much noise without and within? Wayne Oates maintains that we can nurture silence in our lives if we truly value it and are eager and dedicated to nourishing it. He explores practical and spiritual ways to maintain peace and centeredness in our work, our relationships, and our daily routines. In silence we can find healing, and in silence we can experience the presence of God as Friend. This highly readable and engaging guide to finding and cultivating inner peace offers practical tips for the general reader whose life is filled with busyness and stress. Nurturing Silence in a Noisy Heart includes a "practice of silence" test and questions for reflection and discussion which make the book ideal for small group study or as the focus of a retreat or conference.
Religion

Nurturing Silence in a Noisy Heart

Author: Wayne Edward Oates

Publisher: Doubleday Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 134

View: 815

This sensitively written guide addresses itself to the noisy hearts of those caught up in urban confusion, competitive work pressures, and tangled family relationships, offering advice for regaining inner peace and tranquility
Religion

Nurturing Silence in a Noisy Heart

Author: Wayne E. Oates

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 117

View: 530

How can we find serenity in the midst of so much noise without and within? Wayne Oates maintains that we can nurture silence in our lives if we truly value it and are eager and dedicated to nourishing it. He explores practical and spiritual ways to maintain peace and centeredness in our work, our relationships, and our daily routines. In silence we can find healing, and in silence we can experience the presence of God as Friend. This highly readable and engaging guide to finding and cultivating inner peace offers practical tips for the general reader whose life is filled with busyness and stress. Nurturing Silence in a Noisy Heart includes a "practice of silence" test and questions for reflection and discussion which make the book ideal for small group study or as the focus of a retreat or conference.
Christian life

Living with Stress

Author: Charles R. Gerber

Publisher: College Press

ISBN:

Category: Christian life

Page: 122

View: 372

Have you ever felt stressed out? Everyone does at one point or another, it just comes with being alive. Some stress gets you ready for the day's experiences (I want to get to work on time). Other stress can have negative influences on your life (the speeding ticket received while trying to get to work on time). Our perspective toward how we view various stress points will determine whether stress is helpful or hurtful. If we learn the biblical principles of dealing with stress, we will be equipped to live holy and happy lives.
Religion

Developing Spiritual Success

Author: Arthur Jaggard

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 364

View: 360

How does one write about Spiritual Success and preserve any sense of humility? “Spiritual Success and How I Achieved It” has been the tongue in cheek working title of this book. It serves to remind me that I know so very little. The irreverence serves to caution against the arrogance of pretending to know anything at all. None of this book is actually new. As Robert Webber used to remind us, the ancient is the future.1 Those to whom I am indebted include a long line of teachers reaching back to the early church fathers. I have had several excellent mentors and many tremendous teachers and professors. They all have helped connect me to the rich heritage that we have in Jesus Christ.
Religion

Primary Speech

Author: Ann Belford Ulanov

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 178

View: 822

Prayer is our basic expression of religious belief. It is our personal and most private act of devotion. Words cannot do justice to the feelings, wishes, terrors, pains, or pleasures that we exchange with God. This book sets out to define prayer as both a means of drawing nearer to God everyday and as a coping tool that people can use in order to achieve harmony, balance, and satisfaction in their in their lives.
Religion

Miracles Happen When Women Pray

Author: Bobbye Byerly

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 472

What happens when an ordinary woman surrenders her prayer life to the Holy Spirit's leading? The author shares her lifelong adventures with the Holy Spirit, showing how miracle-producing prayer is God's intended norm, not the exception, for praying women. The author's stories and teaching will build the reader's faith and understanding of the power of intercession, that prayer is a partnership to bring about God's will on earth. When we surrender our own agendas, seeking only to hear God's voice, our prayers release His power into situations and bring about supernatural results. Understanding God's ways and His character changes us, making us conduits for His power and purposes in this world.
Religion

The Use of Classical Spiritual Disciplines in Evangelical Devotional Life

Author: Daniel D. Green

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 144

View: 901

This is a presentation of a research project on the effect of classical spiritual disciplines on the spiritual and psychological well-being of participants. Eighteen persons studied and practiced thirteen different spiritual disciplines over a period of sixth months. Pretests and posttests measured the resultant change. Foundational chapters survey the literature of the disciplines and discuss the potential benefits and dangers of the spiritual practices considered. Substantial appendices contain the lessons presented on the disciplines themselves, as well as the test instruments used to measure results. A narrative relating the progress of the project from inception to completion is included.
Religion

Ordering Your Private World

Author: Gordon MacDonald

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 346

Has anyone seen my time? I’ve misplaced it. We have schedule planners, computerized calendars, smart phones, and sticky notes to help us organize our business and social lives every day. But what about organizing the other side of our lives?the spiritual side? One of the great battlegrounds is within the private world of the individual. The values of our Western culture would have us believe the busy, publicly active person in ministry is also the most spiritual. Tempted to give imbalanced attention to the public world at the expense of the private, we become involved in more programs, more meetings. Our massive responsibilities at home, work, and church have resulted in many good people on the verge of collapse. In this updated classic Ordering Your Private World, Gordon MacDonald equips a new generation to live life from the inside out, cultivating the inner victory necessary for public effectiveness. “With much enthusiasm I recommend this book to all of you who, like me, need order in your private world.” ?Charles Swindoll, Chancellor, Dallas Theological Seminary
Self-Help

The Wonders of Solitude

Author: Dale Salwak

Publisher: New World Library

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 142

View: 272

?This diverse group of poets, novelists, artists, theologians, explorers, and psychologists muse on solitude as a means of discovering God and self, and as inspiration for creativity and inner peace. They grapple with how to reconcile the spirit of community with the spirit of seclusion, and, ultimately, how to use the power of silence and solitude to counter the distractions of our daily lives. The Wonders of Solitude is an inspiring companion in the struggle to remove ourselves, as Salwak writes, from “our peripheral concerns, from the pressures of a madly active world, and to return to the center where life is sacred — a humble miracle and mystery.”
Christian life

The Race

Author: Robert Solomon

Publisher: Armour Publishing Pte Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Christian life

Page: 157

View: 984

Religion

How to Get Beyond Loneliness

Author: Larry Yeagley

Publisher: TEACH Services, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 132

View: 825

You are not alone. Larry Yeagley takes you beyond the pat answers and clichés so often offered to the lonely and provides real ways to build a meaningful life and satisfying relationships. You will learn how to use your loneliness as a tool to create positive new experiences and exciting personal growth. How to Get Beyond Loneliness will help you: Understand the Causes of Loneliness; Find Solutions and Put Them Into Action; Break Alienation with God, Self, and Others; Learn to Enjoy Creative Solitude; Bridge Expectations and Reality; Lessen Loneliness in Adolescents and the Elderly; Combat Loneliness in Marriage and Divorce; Follow Jesus' Example for Dealing with Loneliness.
Religion

Living In Harmony

Author: Richard Exley

Publisher: New Leaf Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 145

Do you need a breather? A few minutes to slow your heart rate, settle your mind? Welcome to life in the 21st century...If you are one of the countless people who have pinned on a long tail to chase the elusive "cheese" in the cultural rat race, Living in Harmony is for you! Ask yourself some hard questions: Are you practicing the rhythm of life, that delicate harmony between work and rest, worship and play? Are you fulfilled? Are the most important relationships in you life in good repair? Do you take time for yourself? For God? What about play? Are you fun to live with? These are among the questions bestselling author Richard Exley asks in this timely book. Answer them carefully for yourself and change your emotional address!
Religion

Beyond Believing: Be-Living in a Wonderful World Gone Wonky

Author: Brian Shoemaker

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 362

View: 789

In a world gone wonky, people are looking for a system of belief that can offer them hope. This book offers the reader more than just believing in “something.” It is about BE-Living through cultivating a deeper awareness of the presence of God in one’s everyday life.
Religion

Reformed Spirituality

Author: Howard L. Rice

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 461

"Rice makes a concerted effort to point us toward new and exciting avenues of spiritual growth and development. I find the book provocative, stimulating, and challenging".---Ben Campbell Johnson, Peachtree Professor of Evangelism and Church Growth, Columbia Theological Seminary, Decatur, Georgia
Biography & Autobiography

Exit Wounds

Author: Christopher Hartwell

Publisher: Brown Girls Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 201

View: 358

When you have bad experiences, you may not always remember when or where it started, but you have the evidence of how it tore you up inside. The force and pressure of that painful encounter creates an empty space within, distorting what's vital and valuable, leaving you with a hole in your life. Exit Wounds shows you the steps to processing that pain.
Religion

Good Time to Be the Church

Author:

Publisher: Augsburg Books

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 87

View: 147

"A good time to be the church is right now," declares Bishop H. George Anderson. Rather than lamenting the lost influence of the church or dreaming of some golden age, Christians can see the spiritual hunger of our time as a special opportunity to speak and act boldly. Solidly grounded in the Bible and Christian history, and keenly aware of contemporary issues, the Lutheran bishop identifies Christian truths that are especially needed in our time. He recalls his own spiritual journey and encourages readers to tell their faith stories. In an engaging question-and- answer format, Anderson helps readers clarify their own beliefs and discover ways to share the Christian faith with others. With questions for reflection and discussion, along with suggested prayers and hymns, this book is a stimulating study guide for congregations, church councils, evangelism committees, and other Christian groups.
Medical

Health Education

Author: Marion C. Chafetz

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 272

View: 604

Summary: 1197 entries to books dealing with current topics of disease prevention and health promotion. Intended for layman and health personnel. Covers specific areas of aging, alcoholism and drug abuse, fitness and exercise, nutrition, women's health, health education, environment, industry, and mental health. Each entry gives bibliographic information and annotation. Author index
Religion

The Professionalization of Pastoral Care

Author: T. Dale Johnson Jr.

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 210

View: 243

When the organization and structure of the church in America was altered in the early 1900s to meet modern demands, the role of the pastorate became more specialized to adapt to the burdens of the new, "efficient" structure. In 1920, Gaines Dobbins utilized the business efficiency model at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to formulate a distinct ecclesiology. Discontent with traditional methods of instruction in theological education, Dobbins sought to implement theories and methodologies from modern educationalists. He adopted a psychologized educational methodology and utilized the psychology of religion as an empirical measure of the soul, human nature, and human behavior. Use of the social sciences seemed to grant Dobbins, as a practitioner, academic respectability within the realm of theological education. Both the professionalization that resulted from Dobbins's efficiency standards, and a working theory of human nature derived from psychological models, were synthesized into a specialized system of pastoral care. Dobbins followed the new shape of pastoral theology in America, adopting Clinical Pastoral Education (CPE) as the model for pastoral training. As a result, CPE became an integral part of the curriculum at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for over sixty years, and spread to influence many other SBC entities.