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Gift Of Tears

Author : Susan Lendrum
ISBN : 9781134906468
Genre : Psychology
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First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Category: Psychology

The Gift Of Tears

Author : Keith Nano
ISBN : 1581696965
Genre : Religion
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"Jacob is a healthy fourteen-year-old from Massachusetts, an athlete who lives and breathes for baseball, football & hockey, when he is stricken by a mysterious illness. What begins as a typical childhood malady swiftly proves to be anything but routine. Jacob's folks, Keith and Alethea, the busy parents of four other children, find themselves thrust headlong into the trial of their lives. Their entire world is suddenly torn asunder. Doctors struggle feverishly to solve the mysteries Jacob's body hurls at them, while Keith and Alethea, shell-shocked by the suddenness of it all, lean on their faith and on the army of supporters who have come to their aid to pray with them, to cry with them and to hope with them. Take the incredible and heart wrenching journey with Jacob and his family through the pages of The Gift of Tears. Feel the love and the goodness in the human heart. Ponder the mystery of faith. Join the brotherhood of community and the fellowship of hearts. Experience the embrace of healing. Hold their hands. Love with them. Laugh with them. Cry with them. Believe in hope. Believe in healing. Believe in miracles. Believe"--Page [4] of cover.
Category: Religion

Tears And Saints

Author : E. M. Cioran
ISBN : 0226106721
Genre : Philosophy
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By the mid-1930s, Emil Cioran was already known as a leader of a new generation of politically committed Romanian intellectuals. Researching another, more radical book, Cioran was spending hours in a library poring over the lives of saints. As a modern hagiographer, Cioran "dreamt" himself "the chronicler of these saints' falls between heaven and earth, the intimate knower of the ardors in their hearts, the historian of God's insomniacs." Inspired by Nietzsche's Beyond Good and Evil, Cioran "searched for the origin of tears." He asked himself if saints could be "the sources of tears' better light." "Who can tell?" he wrote in the first paragraph of this book, first published in Romania in 1937. "To be sure, tears are their trace. Tears did not enter the world through the saints; but without them we would never have known that we cry because we long for a lost paradise." By following in their traces, "wetting the soles of one's feet in their tears," Cioran hoped to understand how a human being can renounce being human. Written in Cioran's characteristic aphoristic style, this flamboyant, bold, and provocative book is one of his most important—and revelatory—works. Cioran focuses not on martyrs or heroes but on the mystics—primarily female—famous for their keening spirituality and intimate knowledge of God. Their Christianity was anti-theological, anti-institutional, and based solely on intuition and sentiment. Many, such as Catherine of Siena, Teresa of Avila, and Saint John of the Cross, have produced classic works of mystical literature; but Cioran celebrates many more minor and unusual figures as well. Following Nietzsche, he focuses explicitly on the political element hidden in saints' lives. In his hands, however, their charitable deeds are much less interesting than their thirst for pain and their equally powerful capacity to endure it. Behind their suffering and their uncanny ability to renounce everything through ascetic practices, Cioran detects a fanatical will to power. "Like Nietzsche, Cioran is an important religious thinker. His book intertwines God and music with passion and tears. . . . [Tears and Saints] has a chillingly contemporary ring that makes this translation important here and now."—Booklist
Category: Philosophy

The Three Thieves And The Magic Tears

Author : Sheila Silverman Taube
ISBN : 9781491869130
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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“Thoroughly realized and lovingly told, THE THREE THIEVES AND THE MAGIC TEARS presents a robustly imagined world. In addition to this world building, readers will enjoy well developed characters and a new twist on the popular quest narrative.” — BlueInk Review “Taube’s fanciful, page-turning tale will charm all. She has created quite a world – whimsical enough for kids but evolved enough to keep adults engaged. The theme of facing one’s fears, as seen here, is universal. Taube deals with this oft- considered idea in a way that’s not at all hokey: sometimes things are scary, and people have to learn to cope in their own ways. A fun, fancy-free look at facing one’s fears and aiming for forgiveness.” — Kirkus Reviews “Taube does a splendid job describing characters and events, her use of adjectives paints strong pictures for children. The varied dialogue of the thieves, Nana Ida, and each character in the four lands speaks volumes about their motivations and traits. Based on the last page, it seems Taube will eventually be writing a sequel (she should).” — Foreword Clarion Reviews “Can a children’s’ book be about the stupidity of greed, cowardice, courage, valor, self-sacrifice, personal redemption and the value of the earth and its’ elements? THE THREE THIEVES AND THE MAGIC TEARS is. Our three thieves begin a journey to kidnap a magical little old woman with the remarkable gift of her tears falling as diamonds. To find her they are led to the four corners of the dark forest. They meet frightening circumstances in each land, beginning with a giant Whitewolf and four starving pups in the Land of the North. They must prevail or become food for the wolves. In the Land of the East they are met by fairies, elves and people who walk on air to avoid bubbling pools of scalding water. They learn about wind that is used to talk with other villages, the wind that aids them to climb a mountain, and a hurricane that once again almost destroys them. In the Land of the South they come perilously close to dying of thirst because of their ignorance of the desert. They meet the people of the south called Firewalkers and a wisewoman with a red hot finger of truth. In the Land of the West they finally find a watery, diamond strewn pathway that will lead them to the magic old woman Their transformation begins when they meet Nana Ida who sends them on a journey of redemption where each of them must face the things that terrifies them the most. They must pass the grotesque Guardians of the Pool of Transformation. Each Guardian forces them to face their personal nightmares. How they survive brings the climax of the story, but not necessarily the end of the tale.”
Category: Juvenile Fiction


Author : Daniel Berrigan
ISBN : UOM:39015038123637
Genre : Religion
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With prophetic power and conviction, Daniel Berrigan shows how the message of Isaiah can speak directly to us who live at the end of a turbulent period of human history. His book is an exercise in pastoral prophecy for all who seek to apply biblical teaching to contemporary life.
Category: Religion

Finding The Way Through Water

Author : Roland K Price
ISBN : 9781491895191
Genre : Religion
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Finding the Way through Water explores how water contributes to our understanding of the created world and our Christian beliefs. As an Emeritus Professor and an ordained priest in the Church of England, author Roland Price explores how water features in the Bible. Important at creation, water brings about global catastrophe, enables escape from slavery, ensures survival in the wilderness, prepares people for worship, and sustains warriors and exiles. In the gospels, Jesus turns water into wine, stills the storm, has his feet washed with a woman’s tears, and washes his own disciples’ feet. For the Christians who were the first followers of the Way water was important in baptism and in prophecy. You will be surprised by the extent to which water pervades God’s story in the Bible, and how an understanding of the management of water today can make that story accessible to all. Take a look at familiar stories in the Old and New Testaments from the unfamiliar perspective of water. Learn something about the relationship between the world of the Bible and our modern world. Prepare to be challenged, whether you are a water sector professional, or a Christian wanting to understand more about water in God’s world today. The forty brief chapters make this an ideal book to read and discuss during the forty days of Lent
Category: Religion

Eucharist And Ecumenism

Author : Owen F. Cummings
ISBN : 9781621897682
Genre : Religion
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Most Christians worship on a regular basis on the Lord's Day. They have done so from the beginning, and their worship has centered on the Eucharist, following Jesus's words, Do this in remembrance of me. Over the two millennia of the Christian tradition there have been shifts of emphasis and understanding about the Eucharist. This book attempts to point out, by providing accessible accounts of both liturgies and liturgists across the centuries and traditions, just how much different Christians have in common and how they can benefit from attending to one another's worship. The author's ultimate hope is that in its small way, the book will contribute to Christians worshiping together.
Category: Religion

The Blue Sapphire Of The Mind

Author : Douglas E. Christie
ISBN : 9780199812325
Genre : Nature
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Drawing on insights from the early Christian monastics as well as the ecological writings of such figures as Henry David Thoreau, Aldo Leopold, Annie Dillard, and others, Christie forges a distinctively contemplative vision of ecological spirituality that could, he contends, serve to ground the work of ecological restoration.
Category: Nature

A Time For Compassion

Author : Michael John Cunningham
ISBN : 0954838815
Genre : Christian life
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Category: Christian life

Wings Of The Dove

Author : Regina F. Rapelyea
ISBN : 9780595235988
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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This book reflects an African American woman's search for her true identity through her deepest sentiments and heart-felt reflections through letters, spiritual concerns, reminiscences and actual events in examining the journey of her soul. It is a reflection of a soul taking flight and connecting with the oneness of the God consciousness within.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit