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Experiencing Spirituality

Author : Ernest Kurtz
ISBN : 9781101615942
Genre : Self-Help
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From the authors of contemporary classic The Spirituality of Imperfection comes this long-awaited sequel. A great master once said, “The shortest distance between a human being and truth is a story.” In Experiencing Spirituality, Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham take readers on a journey through storytelling as a means of self-discovery. Recounting and interpreting great wisdom stories from all ages and all cultures, as well as telling many of their own, the authors shed light on such experiences as awe, wonder, humor, confusion, and forgiveness. In story after story, seekers look to those whose lives reveal a special quality—sometimes called spirituality—and ask the masters what they must do to attain that same quality. The answer is simple: “Come, follow me, and see how I live.” Experiencing Spirituality teaches through the example of human experience.
Category: Self-Help

30 Days To Experiencing Spiritual Breakthroughs

Author : Bruce Wilkinson
ISBN : 9780307785947
Genre : Religion
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This thirty-day tool for spiritual growth presents practical articles -- written by some of the nation's best-known Christian authors -- that show readers how to experience breakthroughs in their Christian lives, marriages, families, and walks with God. Their contributions, a combination of helpful insights from the Bible and personal experience, will revitalize anyone looking for life-transforming change. The book also serves as a resource guide for Dr. Bruce Wilkinson's Experiencing Spiritual Breakthroughs, based on the internationally renowned Three Chairs series. Newly revised and updated!
Category: Religion

Experiencing God

Author : Kenneth Leech
ISBN : 9781725255470
Genre : Religion
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The Experience Of Spirituality

Author : Daniel Perret
ISBN : 9782810614608
Genre : Religion
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In this book I have chosen to deal with the experience of spirituality by exploring seven major themes: our spiritual aura and our inborn qualities / the influx of spiritual energy into each of the zones of our body / obstacles towards spirituality that we meet in daily life / cooperation with non-physical intelligences (nature spirits, guardian angels, spirit guides.) / spiritual healing / spontaneous artistic expression / a committed relationship
Category: Religion

The Lived Experience Of Group Spiritual Direction

Author : Rose Mary Dougherty
ISBN : 0809141760
Genre : Religion
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These moving, positive essays witness the experiences of participants in Shalem Institute's group spiritual direction workshops. Each author relates what he or she learned as a member, mentor or facilitator of a spiritual direction group--a community gathered together to seek and share a desire for God in communal silence, dialogue, intercessory prayer and discernment--and adapts it to a specific setting--the family, workplace, congregation, seminary, the homeless. The result is this collection--a loving, gentle testament to the power of spiritual direction groups--that enables young and old, clergy and laity of all faiths to realize, celebrate and proclaim a commonality of greater spiritual purpose. Fluid and well-honed, The Lived Experience of Group Spiritual Direction is of great value to seminarians, graduate students, church organizations, clergy and laity of all faiths, as well as to anyone seeking guidance on the value of group spiritual direction. It features biographies of its numerous contributors.
Category: Religion

Spirituality And The State

Author : Kerry Mitchell
ISBN : 9781479886418
Genre : Nature
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America’s national parks are some of the most powerful, beautiful, and inspiring spots on the earth. They are often considered “spiritual” places in which one can connect to oneself and to nature. But it takes a lot of work to make nature appear natural. To maintain the apparently pristine landscapes of our parks, the National Park Service must engage in traffic management, landscape design, crowd-diffusing techniques, viewpoint construction, behavioral management, and more—and to preserve the “spiritual” experience of the park, they have to keep this labor invisible. Spirituality and the State analyzes the way that the state manages spirituality in the parks through subtle, sophisticated, unspoken, and powerful techniques. Following the demands of a secular ethos, park officials have developed strategies that slide under the church/state barrier to facilitate deep connections between visitors and the space, connections that visitors often express as spiritual. Through indirect communication, the design of trails, roads, and vista points, and the management of land, bodies and sense perception, the state invests visitors in a certain way of experiencing reality that is perceived as natural, individual, and authentic. This construction of experience naturalizes the exercise of authority and the historical, social, and political interests that lie behind it. In this way a personal, individual, nature spirituality becomes a public religion of a particularly liberal stripe. Drawing on surveys and interviews with visitors and rangers as well as analyses of park spaces, Spirituality and the State investigates the production and reception of nature and spirituality in America’s national park system.
Category: Nature

Talk To God And Listen To The Casual Reply

Author : Mark G. Boyer
ISBN : 9781532639128
Genre : Religion
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He was born Henry John Deutschendorf Jr., on December 31, 1943, in Roswell, New Mexico. The general public knows him better as John Denver, trained architect, international performer, a man who sings about his experiences of living, and, in doing so, reveals his spirituality. On October 12, 1997, at the age of fifty-three, Denver died in Monterey Bay, California, in a solo airplane crash. Through the lyrics of his songs on more than sixty albums, Denver reveals his spirituality, that invisible force that motivates or inspires his personal spirit and gives insight and meaning to what he did and why he did it. This book is designed to guide the reader through an analysis of John Denver's spirituality, as it is gleaned and categorized according to major and minor themes that emerge from the lyrics of his songs. The reader is invited to experience Denver's spirituality through a reflection section at the end of each chapter.
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Oxford Textbook Of Spirituality In Healthcare

Author : Mark Cobb
ISBN : 9780191502187
Genre : Medical
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The relationship between spirituality and healthcare is historical, intellectual and practical, and it has now emerged as a significant field in health research, healthcare policy and clinical practice and training. Understanding health and wellbeing requires addressing spiritual and existential issues, and healthcare is therefore challenged to respond to the ways spirituality is experienced and expressed in illness, suffering, healing and loss. If healthcare has compassionate regard for the humanity of those it serves, it is faced with questions about how it understands and interprets spirituality, what resources it should make available and how these are organised, and the ways in which spirituality shapes and informs the purpose and practice of healthcare? These questions are the basis for this resource, which presents a coherent field of enquiry, discussion and debate that is interdisciplinary, international and vibrant. There is a growing corpus of articles in medical and healthcare journals on spirituality in addition to a wide range of literature, but there has been no attempt so far to publish a standard text on this subject. Spirituality in Healthcare is an authoritative reference on the subject providing unequalled coverage, critical depth and an integrated source of key topics. Divided into six sections including practice, research, policy and training, the project brings together international contributions from scholars in the field to provide a unique and stimulating resource.
Category: Medical

Tapping Into God

Author : Debbie Belmessieri
ISBN : 145253523X
Genre : Religion
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Exactly what does connection to God look like in our daily lives? Tapping Into God: Experiencing the Spiritual Spectrum answers that question by providing a unique look at many faiths and spiritual practices within our human family. Twenty-eight authors have defined a relationship to the God of their understanding through their individual perspectives, using a variety of approaches and styles. Weaving a rich, heartfelt tapestry of personal connection and devotion, Tapping Into God will touch your soul and open your eyes to the abundant spiritual diversity of our planet. These stories illuminate the wonder of that indefinable power that fashions our world. Even the non-believer will find ample food for thought within these pages. Nurture your spirit as you experience the spiritual spectrum through Tapping Into God.
Category: Religion

Religion Spirituality And The Near Death Experience

Author : Mark Fox
ISBN : 0415288312
Genre : Religion
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Bridging the gap between science and spirituality, this volume offers a dramatic and sustained response to decades of research into near-death experiences.
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The Ignatian Adventure

Author : Kevin O'Brien
ISBN : 9780829435788
Genre : Religion
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NOW AVAILABLE IN SPANISH AS La aventura ignaciana! Third Place, Prayers & Spirituality category ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards, 2012 There is no better guide than St. Ignatius Loyola if one desires to discover how faith and everyday life can thrive together. In The Ignatian Adventure, Kevin O’Brien, SJ, follows St. Ignatius’s lead and offers today’s time-strapped individual a unique way of “making” the Spiritual Exercises in daily life. The first part of O’Brien’s book provides helpful background information, including a brief history of St. Ignatius, an explanation of the Spiritual Exercises and their purpose, and a description of different ways to make the Exercises. The book’s core offers 32 weeks of prayer and meditations to draw participants into a deeper encounter with God. But what truly sets this book apart from other 19th annotations is how O’Brien has woven throughout the chapters his own personal accounts of living out the Exercises in everyday life. Through his deeply moving stories, readers discover how the Exercises intersect with the real world. The Ignatian Adventure is an ideal resource for spiritual directors, but its user-friendly, down-to-earth style also makes it perfect for any individual seeking a deeper life of prayer.
Category: Religion

Spirituality For Dummies

Author : Sharon Janis
ISBN : 9781118052143
Genre : Religion
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Want to get in touch with your spiritual side? Spirituality For Dummies. 2nd Edition, shows you how to use spiritual principles to understand and improve your life, empower you mind, and nourish your soul. Complete with a CD filled with calming, spiritual music, it is your personal guide to serenity and spiritual healing. Spiritual philosopher Sharon Janis shows you how to discover the deeper calling of your soul, survive and thrive through adversity, and look at the world with optimism. You’ll learn how to use meditation, yoga, prayer, and journaling for inward reflection and to spark new vistas as you unfold your own spiritual wisdom and move forward on your spiritual journey in your own individual way. You’ll find similarities and differences among a variety basic spiritual concepts from different religious and philosophical traditions, and you’ll discover how to: Find your spiritual path Uplift your body, mind, and spirit Fulfill your greatest dreams Spiritualize your relationships Cultivate your spiritual virtues Increase your inner peace and happiness Turn troubles into triumphs Recognize yourself as a co-creator Be a VIP: a very inspired person The companion CD that accompanies this gentle guide brings you more than 60 minutes of inspirational music from around the world. It features the author and other artists performing songs and chants from Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, and Hindu traditions in their native languages. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.
Category: Religion

Experiencing Globalization

Author : Derrick M. Nault
ISBN : 9781783083237
Genre : Social Science
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Today, in an age of globalization, religion represents a potent force in the lives of billions of people worldwide. Yet when social theorists examine the impact of globalization on contemporary religious movements, they tend to focus on issues such as Islamic fundamentalism and threats to US or global security. This collection of essays takes a different approach, analyzing – with special reference to Asia – religion through lived experience. The key issues covered in the volume include: how religious impulses contribute to globalization; how religious groups and organizations repackage traditional beliefs for transcultural appeal; how religious adherents cope with external threats to identity; how new technologies are reshaping the nature of religious beliefs and images; and how local and global religious influences blend and/or clash. Far from religion being a subject of peripheral concern to globalization, the contributors demonstrate that from the most basic level of our interactions with the natural environment to the socio-political behavior of the “great religions” – and even to the profusion of folk and pop culture phenomena – the influence of religion upon globalization, and vice versa, is apparent at all levels.
Category: Social Science


Author : Donald Ratcliff
ISBN : 1606085522
Genre : Religion
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"Don and Brenda Ratcliff write out of their extensive study of child development, research, Scripture, and reflections on their experiences as parents. They examine many aspects of parenting with the desire that parents and their children will `discover the riches of fully knowing God and God's love for them.'"---Catherine Stonehouse Asbury Theological Seminary --
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Spirituality For The 21st Century

Author : Richard W. Miller (II.)
ISBN : 0764813854
Genre : Religion
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The symposium treated the topic from the following perspectives: 1. What is Spirituality? - Dr. Colleen M. Griffith, Institute for Religious Education and Pastoral Ministry, Boston College 2. Spirituality and the Triune God - Msgr. John J. Strynkowski, Former Executive Director of the Secretariat for Doctrine and Pastoral Practices, USCCB 3. Spirituality and the Incarnate God - Rev. Michael J. Buckley, S.J., Boston College 4. Spirituality and the Human Creature - Sr. Mary Ann Hinsdale, I.H.M., Boston College 5. Spirituality and Redemption - Rev. Michael J. Himes, Boston College 6. Spirituality and Eucharist - Rev. Kenan Osborne, O.F.M., Franciscan School of Theology The book contains the introductory talk by the moderator, all six presentations listed above, the lively panel discussion that followed the talks, and a sampling of questions from the audience.
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Spirituality And Psychological Health

Author : Richard H. Cox
ISBN : 0976463806
Genre : Mental health
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Spirituality and Psychological Health examines the relationship between spirituality, religion, and psychological health. Several different psychological approached are presented in this volume. Topics include developmental issues, divesity issues, and training issues.
Category: Mental health

Heaven In Stone And Glass

Author : Robert Barron
ISBN : IND:30000078354598
Genre : Architecture
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In Heaven in Stone and Glass, Robert Barron takes readers on a spiritual pilgrimage through the greatest wonders of the Christian world.Heaven in Stone and Glass is unlike any other meditation book or book about Christian art -- it is the first book to combine them both! Lovers of the sacred, mystical space created by Gothic cathedrals will revel in the beautiful picture Barron paints in describing the spirit in which they were built. Christians interested in deepening their faith will find much spiritual nourishment as they ponder the depth of faith in God and the natural order of things which is carved into the very stone and glass of Gothic cathedrals.
Category: Architecture

Spiritual Experiences In Early Childhood Education

Author : Jennifer Mata
ISBN : 9781135049188
Genre : Education
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Spirituality is frequently avoided in the public school classroom in an attempt to prevent controversy. However, by ignoring, preventing, or discounting spirituality, educators can also inhibit children’s spiritual development. Based on qualitative research and interactions with both children and adults, Jennifer Mata argues that educators should be responsible for addressing children’s spirituality in the classroom and for re-introducing these topics into early childhood education. By surveying the existing literature on spirituality, Mata offers a working definition of spirituality as an essential characteristic of humanness, which helps connect individuals to themselves, others, and to the transcendent. The book portrays stories and descriptions of four kindergarten children in their classroom setting, exploring their different modes of expressing and experiencing spirituality. Finally, Spiritual Experiences in Early Childhood Education offers a review of pedagogical strategies to nurture spirituality, for both teachers to implement in the classroom and teacher educators to facilitate in teacher preparation programs.
Category: Education

Spirituality In Nursing

Author : Barbara Stevens Barnum, PhD
ISBN : 9780826105844
Genre : Medical
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"Spirituality in Nursing is thought provoking and Barnum offers some excellent material and food for thought."--Journal of Christian Nursing "This is a very thought-provoking book that asks many questions, often without answers. It could be used in an undergraduate or graduate course on spirituality or death and dying, or as in-service material in hospitals and other healthcare agencies. A very interesting chapter discusses near death experiences (NDE), a phenomenon that has begun to be accepted and has garnered more study."Score: 95, 4 stars --Doody's Can nurses be expected to deliver spiritual care? Should nursing claim healing as part of its mission? Should spiritual care be taught in nursing education? What do recent brain studies teach us about spirituality? Exploring these questions and many more, this new edition of Spirituality in Nursing provides a wealth of insight into current challenges presented to both practicing nurses and students. Newly updated, revised, and expanded, this third edition examines spirituality in nursing from an interdisciplinary perspective, drawing from theoretical, historical, religious, psychological, and even physiological contexts. In her thought-provoking exploration of this sometimes controversial topic, Dr. Barnum traces nursing's involvement with spirituality from its historical ties with religion to the current interest in new age and alternative health methods. The chapters offer engaging discussions of important topics such as the distinction between spirituality and religion, spirituality and research, humanism, and death and dying. Taking a problem-solving approach, this book serves as an invaluable guide to understanding the complex and expanding role of spirituality in nursing.
Category: Medical

Experience God S Law Of Attraction Through Bible Verses And Spiritual Affirmations

Author : Susan Lee
ISBN : 9781468937985
Genre : Religion
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It is well accepted that positive affirmations are a great way to combat negative thoughts and vibrations and trigger positive results through the law of attraction. God provides the source of many spiritual affirmations through the Bible verses found in His Word. And using God’s Word to create your personal affirmations only increases the opportunities for you to fulfill God’s purpose for your life. In this companion book to “God’s Law of Attraction: the Believer’s Guide to Success and Fulfillment”, Susan Lee points you toward many of the powerful Bible verses found in God’s Word and provides sample affirmations that you can use right now to combat negative thoughts. Specifically, “Experiencing God’s Law of Attraction Through Bible Verses and Spiritual Affirmations” will help you to: Live your walk with God every day by focusing on His promises. Develop a stronger and more powerful relationship with God. Build affirmations that keep you focused on God’s plans for you. Apply familiar bible verses to your life today. Employ the five steps of God’s law of attraction ask, believe, act, allow and receive to achieve His best. Used in connection with “God’s Law of Attraction: The Believer’s Guide to Success and Fulfillment,” this guide is ideal for anyone who is looking for ways to use bible verses and spiritual affirmations to strengthen the positive vibrations in their life and increase their opportunities to fulfill God’s purpose for them.
Category: Religion