Into Thin Places

Author : Robert P. Vande Kappelle
ISBN : 9781610970938
Genre : Religion
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In this third volume of his "Adventures in Spirituality" trilogy, Dr. Robert Vande Kappelle travels from Amsterdam to Cairo in search of his cultural and spiritual roots, inviting readers to join him in exploring fabled places across the Mediterranean World. Despite the grave problems centered in this region, it is the birthplace of Western civilization and the source of the world's three guiding religions. Readers unfamiliar with the emergence and development of Western civilization will find Into Thin Places a compelling introduction; others will discover here a new perspective.Affirming the human quest for adventure, meaning, and wholeness, Professor Vande Kappelle beckons adventurers to enjoy the wonderful experiences described in the book's "travel entries." Those seeking historical and cultural perspective will want to examine the numerous "explanatory entries" scattered throughout the narrative. These vignettes expand and deepen the storyline, piquing curiosity about seminal events, persons, and places that helped shape Western sensibility.As Dr. Vande Kappelle points out in his closing chapter, our world is in a state of crisis, precipitated by numerous factors but primarily by the loss of the sacred. "Whether the current crisis is curable is debatable, but it will clearly require massive cultural reorientation. More importantly, it will require a transformation of the human spirit and a commitment of will." Into Thin Places encourages readers to find "thin places"--places transparent to the divine--in their own transformative journeys of discovery.
Category: Religion

Pressing Into Thin Places

Author : Margaret Harrell Wills
ISBN : 1934812994
Genre : Religion
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Pressing into Thin Places is a collection of stories from the author's personal experiences, punctuated by her poetry and infused with biblical verses and rich truths. Wills offers insight for bringing biblical truth to life, wisdom to cultivate a listening heart, encouragement for the downhearted, reassuring words for the faltering, and comfort and rest for those in any stage of their journey. Highly praised and endorsed by best-selling author Dee Brestin and others.
Category: Religion

Thin Places

Author : Ann Armbrecht
ISBN : 9780231146531
Genre : Social Science
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Thin Places is an eloquent meditation on what it means to move between cultures and how one might finally come home, a particular paradox in a culture that lacks deep ties to the natural world. During the 1990s, Ann Armbrecht, an American anthropologist, made several trips to northeastern Nepal to research how the Yamphu Rai acquired, farmed, and held onto their land; how they perceived their area's recent designation as a national park and conservation area; and whether-as she believed-they held a wisdom about living on the earth that the industrialized West had forgotten. What Armbrecht found instead were men and women who shared her restlessness, people also driven by the feeling that there must be more to life than they could find in their village. Charting Armbrecht's travels in the mountains of Nepal and in the United States, as well as her disintegrating marriage back home, Thin Places is ultimately an exploration not of the sacred far-off but of the sacredness of places that are between?between the internal and external landscape, the self and others, and the self and the land. She finds that home is not a place where we arrive but a way of being in place, wherever that place may be.
Category: Social Science

Thin Places

Author : Mary E DeMuth
ISBN : 9780310564744
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In her moving spiritual memoir, Mary DeMuth traces the winding path of “thin places” in her life—places where she experienced longing and healing more intensely than before. As DeMuth writes, “Thin places are snatches of holy ground, tucked into the corners of our world, where we might just catch a glimpse of eternity. They are aha moments, beautiful realizations, when the Son of God bursts through the hazy fog of our monotony and shines on us afresh.”From losing her earthly father to discovering a heavenly Father who never leaves, from singing Olivia Newton-John songs to the sky to worshiping God under a French sun, from surviving abuse as a latchkey kid to experiencing the joy of mothering three children, DeMuth’s story calls readers to a deeper understanding of their own story. With unusual spiritual wisdom, she looks for God in the past so that she might experience him more profoundly in the present. Her powerful words invite readers to know God in a new way—a God ready to break through any ordinary day or extraordinary pain and offer a glimpse of eternity.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Thin Places

Author : Tracy Balzer
ISBN : 0891125132
Genre : Religion
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There has been a revival of all things Celtic in recent decades, producing everything from Irish folk music to a rise in pagan mysticism. By contrast, Tracy Balzer's book, THIN PLACES: An Evangelical Journey into Celtic Christianity is written to introduce contemporary Christians to the great spiritual legacy of the early Celts, a legacy that has remained undiscovered or inaccessible for many in the evangelical tradition. Thin Places not only reveals the deeply scriptural, sacramental faith of the Celts, but also provides ways for us to learn from this ancient faith expression, applying fresh and lively spiritual disciplines to our lives today.
Category: Religion

Thin Places

Author : Tom Fletcher
ISBN : 9781784294465
Genre : Fiction
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Come and visit a world of subtle horror and dark fantasy by master of creeping horror Tom Fletcher; a world in which insidious forces permeate the folds of reality, twisting it one strand at a time. This omnibus includes the novels The Leaping, The Thing on the Shore and The Ravenglass Eye, with a bonus chapter from Tom's new fantasy series, The Factory Trilogy, included. THE LEAPING Jack finished university three years ago, but he's still stuck in a dead-end job in a sinister call-centre in Manchester. When the beautiful(and rich) Jennifer comes into his life, he thinks he has finally found his ticket out of there. Trouble is that his boss is interested in Jennifer aswell, and there's something strangely bestial about him . . . So when Jennifer buys Fell House, a mysterious old mansion in remote Cumbria, a house party on a legendary scale seems like the perfect escape. But as the party spins out of control on a seemingly neverending night, they must face up to the terrifying possibility that not all their guests may be human - and some of them want to feed. THE THING ON THE SHORE When Artemis Black is assigned to manage a call centre on behalfof a mysterious multinational corporation called Interext, he decides toimplement a unique personal project, installing cutting-edge AI technology inthe centre. But this 'technology' has other effects. Soon, one of Artemis' employees, Arthur, becomes aware of anintangible landscape inside the labyrinthine systems of the call-centre - alandscape in which he can feel an otherworldly consciousness stirring . . . THE RAVENGLASS EYE Edie is a barmaid at The Tup in the small town of Ravenglass. So far, so normal. But when she is caught in a freak earthquake she subsequently develops 'The Eye' - a power that allows her glimpses of other worlds and strange events. At first Edie passes her visions off as nightmares, but when a person is found murdered, she realises that she has seen this death before, and that her visions are not imaginary, but real. Mankind had better hope that Edie finds a solution to the murders soon, because it's more than just the influence of The Eye that has entered the world. A power far more malevolent has been released, and that power is hungry for death.
Category: Fiction

In Eisige H Hen

Author : Jon Krakauer
ISBN : 9783492957762
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Der Klassiker zum Wiederentdecken: Mit seinem Weltbestseller revolutionierte der Bergsteiger und Schriftsteller Jon Krakauer die Abenteuerliteratur – und läßt Spannung und Faszination, Fassungslosigkeit und blankes Entsetzen eins werden. 1996 nahm der amerikanische Journalist Jon Krakauer an einer Mount-Everest-Expedition teil. Das Unternehmen endete in einer Katastrophe, fünf von Krakauers Kameraden kamen auf tragische Weise in einem peitschenden Schneesturm ums Leben, er selbst konnte sich mit letzter Kraft in Sicherheit bringen. Minutiös und eindrucksvoll schildert er in diesem Bericht den Verlauf der Expedition. Er äußert sich außerdem kritisch über die Auswüchse des modernen Alpinismus mit seinen oft tödlichen Folgen, vermittelt aber zugleich einen Eindruck von der magischen Anziehungskraft und der Faszination des Bergsteigens.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Thin Places And Five Clues In Their Architecture

Author : Page Highfill
ISBN : 9780578031583
Genre : Art
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Ever felt a "been-there-before" presence at a place you visited... for the first time? If so, you may have stumbled upon a Thin Place, described in Celtic history as places where the veil between this world and another becomes very thin; places where different eras often seem to merge; and places where people feel connected to a stirring presence. In this book you will discover how to identify five ways Thin Places engage with us; how to utilize the low-cost benefits at Thin Places; how to score engagement levels at places you visit; and how to "seed" new Thin Places with your architect.
Category: Art

In Search Of Thin Places

Author : Chip King
ISBN : 9781467070683
Genre : Nature
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At a very special lecture some years ago, the concept of “thin places” was introduced to me. Thin poems describe people, places or experiences where boundaries between the spirit world and the secular or material world are more transparent. This transparency, or “thinness”, enables a greater perception of spiritual matters, an encounter with God, a more spiritual approach to life. Thin places is a term that was given to sacred space, originally associated with Celtic Christians in the late Fifth Century. This book is organized into two thematic areas: Thin Places and Thin Experiences. Thin places can be found through travel, work, neighborhoods, nature and families. Thin experiences can be found through health, dreams, memories, spirituality and people. The title of the book comes from a self-label that evolved during a journey with cancer. The Author identifies himself with being a gentle warrior, one who strives for peace, harmony and balance. He hopes that readers will find these poems inspiring, comforting and useful.
Category: Nature