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The Sacred Search

Author : Gary Thomas
ISBN : 9781434705549
Genre : Religion
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What if you stopped looking for a “soul mate” and started looking for a “sole mate”—someone who will live out with you the great purpose of God? What if dating isn’t about finding “the one” but making a wise choice so you can better serve the One who loves you most? What if God didn’t design relationships to make you happy but to make you holy? In The Sacred Search, Gary Thomas will transform the way you look at romantic relationships. Whether you are single, dating, or engaged, Gary’s unique perspective on dating will prepare you for a satisfying, spiritually enriching marriage even before you walk down the aisle. As Gary reminds us, a good marriage is not something you find—it’s something you make.
Category: Religion

The Sacred Search

Author : Gary Thomas
ISBN : 1434705498
Genre : Religion
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Discover 10 critical conversations you must have before you say, "I Do." In this companion resource to The Sacred Search, Gary Thomas helps dating and engaged couples work through the critical issues and questions they must address before they decide to marry. The Sacred Search Couple's Conversation Guide features 9 sessions of biblical study for couples, as well as a pastor/counselor's premarital plan for walking a couple through the guide.
Category: Religion

Sacred Search For Sanity Spiritual Psychotherapy

Author : Linda Bearer Tuttle
ISBN : 0971648417
Genre : Religion
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The Sacred Search for Sanity sets forth the importance of the spiritual energy present in the therapeutic encounter and encourages its recognition and utilization as the primary source of healing power. * A bedside companion to sooth the healer's soul after a day of soothing others. * Nurtures the spiritual part of oneself and unleashes the mystical power of the "golden thread" present in all healing work. * Invites passion back into your theapeutic work.
Category: Religion

In Search Of The Sacred

Author : Seyyed Hossein Nasr
ISBN : 9780313383243
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this book, a series of interviews offers an accessible, revealing, human and intellectual biography of leading Islamic scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr. * An explanatory foreword, "The Spiritual and Intellectual Journey of Seyyed Hossein Nasr" by Jamin Jahanbegloo * An introduction by Terry Moore * Organization by both chronology and concept to facilitate ease of use for students and scholars, as well as for more casual readers
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sacred Time And The Search For Meaning

Author : Gary Eberle
ISBN : 9780834800076
Genre : Philosophy
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In Sacred Time and the Search for Meaning, author Gary Eberle contemplates how humans' view of time has evolved throughout history, how we came to measure time, and why we feel especially starved for it now. Eberle seeks to rediscover a renewed sense of meaning in life through looking for ways to enter the realm of sacred time or "sabbath time"—where we can reconnect with the slower, deeper rhythms of life that have traditionally been experienced through worship, prayer, and the observance of holy days. Drawing from the work of Western philosophers from Aristotle to Heidegger, and on theorists from Jung to Foucault, he presents both an intellectual history of time and a personal account of his own search for sacred time. Along the way he formulates an insightful analysis of our culture's obsession with speed and efficiency, and he offers guidance for slowing down to savor life outside of schedules and routines, showing the way toward finding fulfillment in this increasingly accelerated world.
Category: Philosophy

Roadside Religion

Author : Timothy Kandler Beal
ISBN : 0807010626
Genre : Religion
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A fun, revealing compendium of roadside religious curiosities spans the U.S. in search of religious oddities, from the World's Largest Ten Commandments to the Golgotha Fun Park, to Bill Rice's "Cross Garden," which features thousands of crosses bearing the message "NO ICE WATER IN HELL! FIRE HOT!"
Category: Religion

The Seeker The Search The Sacred

Author : Guy Finley
ISBN : 1609256050
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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From the bestselling author of The Essential Laws of Fearless Living and The Courage to Be Free. The Seeker, the Search, the Sacred is about the universal and timeless spiritual principles that lead us to a personal discovery of divine guidance and higher insight. This is a landmark work by self realization teacher and bestselling author Guy Finley, who offers it as compelling evidence that within every human being dwells a nameless Sacred Being that teaches us to live in the light of our own true selves. In The Seeker, the Search, the Sacred, Finley presents passages from all the major religious traditions and philosophies to demonstrate how they all work in concert to describe different aspects of a single compassionate, loving, and divine intelligence. Finley includes hundreds of quotes and inspiring thoughts from writers, teachers, and philosophers from around the world, making The Seeker, the Search, the Sacred an essential guide for positive living and creating an authentic life.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Secrets Of The Serpent

Author : Philip Gardiner
ISBN : 0977790436
Genre : Architecture
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Secrets of the Serpent: In Search of the Sacred Past by Philip Gardiner Across time and across the world, an ancient serpent cult once dominated mankind. Then a great battle ensued and Christianity stamped it's authority on the face of the planet. Now, after years of research, the real religious history of the world can be told. In Secrets of the Serpent, Philip Gardiner for the first time reveals the world's most mysterious places were once sacred to the Serpent Cult. The history and mythology of the so-called reptilian agenda and alien visitation in ancient times now has a solid opponent - giving answers for the many symbols and myths often confused by those who believe in such things. In Secrets of the Serpent, the author reveals the real "bloodline" spoken of by Dan Brown in the Da Vinci Code- it was in fact a serpent bloodline. Philip Gardiner is the international best selling author of The Shining Ones, The Serpent Grail, Gnosis: The Secret of Solomon's Temple Revealed and Proof - Does God Exist? He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs worldwide speaking on religion and propaganda. He has infiltrated various secret societies and been initiated into Orders many people had thought were long forgotten. Committed to the constant struggle to uncover the real history of mankind and the unraveling of manipulative propaganda, he has come up against many obstacles and yet in his book, The Serpent Grail he reveals a truth about the Holy Grail that gained the backing of academia and scholars. The truth shall be found in the Secrets of the Serpent
Category: Architecture

In Search Of The Sacred

Author : Clinton Bennett
ISBN : 9780304336821
Genre : Religion
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This text traces the growth and development of two related disciplines, anthropology and the study of religions. Locating these disciplines within the intellectual climate of the 19th century, the study considers the contributions of scholars such as James George Frazer, F. Max Muller, Emile Durkheim, Mary Douglas and Clifford Geertz, within an historical framework. The author argues that both anthropologists and students of religion have abandoned an objective approach in favour of personal engagement with their subjects, replacing observation with conversation, monologue with dialogue, a text-based with people-based approach. He reveals how each discipline has influenced the other both in terms of methodology and by the provision of data. The book also explores the criticism levelled at both disciplines that they have aided colonial domination of the developing world.
Category: Religion

The Search For Hidden Sacred Knowledge

Author : Dolores Cannon
ISBN : 9781940265230
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Many of us lived previous lives as keepers of sacred knowledge that was taught in the ancient mystery schools. Much of this knowledge was lost through time due to disasters and destruction or death. The knowledge was reserved for a select few who devoted their lives to understanding and teaching it.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Secrets Of The Serpent In Search Of The Sacred Past Special Revised Edition Featuring Two New Appendices

Author : Philip Gardiner
ISBN : 9781934588543
Genre : Architecture
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Secrets of the Serpent: In Search of the Sacred Past - Special Revised Edition, Featuring Two New Appendices by Philip Gardiner. Across time and across the world, an ancient serpent cult once dominated mankind. Then a great battle ensued and Christianity stamped it's authority on the face of the planet. Now, after years of research, the real religious history of the world can be told. In Secrets of the Serpent, Philip Gardiner for the first time reveals the world's most mysterious places were once sacred to the Serpent Cult. The history and mythology of the so-called reptilian agenda and alien visitation in ancient times now has a solid opponent - giving answers for the many symbols and myths often confused by those who believe in such things. In Secrets of the Serpent, the author reveals the real "bloodline" spoken of by Dan Brown in the Da Vinci Code - it was in fact a serpent bloodline. Philip Gardiner is the international best selling author of The Shining Ones, The Serpent Grail, Gnosis: The Secret of Solomon's Temple Revealed and Proof - Does God Exist? He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television programs worldwide speaking on religion and propaganda. He has infiltrated various secret societies and been initiated into Orders many people had thought were long forgotten. Committed to the constant struggle to uncover the real history of mankind and the unraveling of manipulative propaganda, he has come up against many obstacles and yet in his book, The Serpent Grail he reveals a truth about the Holy Grail that gained the backing of academia and scholars. The truth shall be found in the Secrets of the Serpent.
Category: Architecture

The Latchkey Kids And The Search For The Sacred Statue

Author : Dante Salvatierra
ISBN : 9781411620148
Genre : Fiction
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The Latchkey Kids seek the pieces of an ancient statue to release a spirit that haunts their classroom. The children have to face their fears, the torment of bullies, the trials of illnesses and worst of all, an adult world that scarcely acknowledges them. Written for children and adults ages 8+. Cover Art by Nikki Coffman. Teacher's Guide now available at author's lulu.com storefront.
Category: Fiction

Sacred Marriage

Author : Gary L. Thomas
ISBN : 9780310340669
Genre : Religion
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In this popular bestselling book (with more than 500,000 copies sold), Gary Thomas uncovers how your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and each other. Happy is good. But holy is better. Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy? Sacred Marriage doesn't just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives. Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time tested wisdom from Christian classics, and examples from today's marriages. Sacred Marriage reveals how marriage trains us to love God and others well, how it exposes sin and makes us more aware of God's presence, how good marriages foster good prayer, how married sex feeds the spiritual life, and more. The revised edition of Sacred Marriage takes into account the ways men's and women's roles have expanded since the book was first written. It has been streamlined to be a faster read without losing the depth that so many readers have valued. Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God’s overarching purpose. This book may very well alter profoundly the contours of your marriage. It will most certainly change you. Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God, and to a spiritual integrity that, like salt, seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ. Also available: Sacred Marriage gift edition, small group video study and study guide, Spanish edition, and more.
Category: Religion

Devotions For Sacred Parenting

Author : Gary L. Thomas
ISBN : 9780310090700
Genre : Religion
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Raising children is a sacred calling—and not for the faint of heart. It shapes the parent every bit as much as parents shape their children. In Devotions for Sacred Parenting, Gary Thomas, author of Sacred Parenting, delves deeper into the conversation and contemplates the soul-transforming journey of being a parent. Many books have been written about how to parent your children effectively, how to become a better parent, and how effective parenting produces better kids. Devotions for Sacred Parenting explores an entirely different reality: how parenting transforms you, the parent. It explores the spiritual dynamics of parenting and why caring for your children is such an effective discipline in shaping your soul and forming the character of Christ within you. With all new material, 52 devotions explore the spiritual dynamics of parenting. These life-related devotions are creative, fresh, and encouraging, inspiring mothers and fathers to look at parenting from a different perspective—as a holy and high calling from God, and as an opportunity to grow spiritually as you strive to raise godly children. Devotions for Sacred Parenting helps you understand how God is parenting you as you parent your children.
Category: Religion

Seeking The Sacred

Author : Stephanie Dowrick
ISBN : 9781101516065
Genre : Self-Help
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For readers of Thomas Moore, James Hillman, and Pema Chodron-a timely handbook for these troubled times that shows how to bring depth and meaning to our lives through cultivating our connection with something greater than ourselves. Can changing our view of ourselves and others affect the world? Bestselling author Stephanie Dowrick's major new book is a compelling look at how we can transform the world by seeing the extraordinary everywhere we look, both without and within. Through her intimate, beautiful, and encouraging writing, Dowrick shows that it is only in altering our perception-seeing all of life as sacred-that we will challenge the usual stories about who we are and what we are capable of being. At a time when religion is increasing seen as a cause of prejudice and division, or as irrelevant to our most pressing concerns, the eternal truths of a genuinely inclusive spiritual wisdom have never been more urgently needed or sought. In Seeking the Sacred, Stephanie Dowrick invites us to go beyond cultural divisions and religious dogma and to discover what makes our lives sacred, satisfying, and meaningful. Weaving personal stories-including her own-with an inspired vision of life's most healing possibilities, she reveals how the sacred can transform the way we understand and value life, changing forever how we interact with others and care for ourselves. Seeking the Sacred is a provocative and accessible read for those contemplating God, faith, spirituality, and the nature of belief in twenty-first-century life. This is a book for the spiritually curios as well as those already engaged in the deeper questions. Richly hopeful and uplifting, Seeking the Sacred unravels some of our most complex contemporary dilemmas and speaks to the heart of our deepest yearnings.
Category: Self-Help

Women In Search Of The Sacred

Author : Anne Bancroft
ISBN : UOM:39015038560762
Genre : Religion
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Annie Dillard found the sacred in the natural world. Iris Murdoch in a quest for good. Danah Zohar converted to Judaism. From the astonishing career of surgeon Sheila Cassidy, who was imprisoned for her beliefs in Chile, to the transformation of Elaine MacInnes from Catholic missionary to Zen master, these biographies of ten very different women offer a thoughtful and enlightening study of women's spiritual lives.
Category: Religion

In Search Of Sacred Elders

Author : Villasenor
ISBN : 194176813X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the last ten thousand years, we've gone from hieroglyphics, papyrus scrolls, stone tablets, and smoke signals to telegraphs, telephones, cell phones, computers, and virtual reality, thinking these would help improve communications between people. With great expectations we experienced Manifest Destiny and World War I and II, thinking these would finally unite us globally in prosperity and peace. Then we went to the moon and sent rovers to Mars. All this and more we've accomplished, and yet something isn't quite working right for us. Why? Despite these accomplishments, we now have more poverty and hunger, wars and human destruction, unrest and anger, fear and distrust than ever before. So could it be that the answer, known to indigenous people throughout the world, is that modern civilization has simply lost its connection to nature and the understanding of our natural loving, compassionate feminine energy which nurtures all life? In Search of Sacred Elders explores this paradox of modern life and the potential of indigenous wisdom creating the harmony we've always been seeking. Victor Villaseñor, the bestselling author of Rain of Gold, was shocked when he received an invitation to speak to a group of retired nuns and priests. Not wanting to go, remembering all the abuses he'd received at Catholic school, a visit with his elderly mother reminded him that forgiveness is the key to becoming an adult. Victor went, and to his utter surprise he was met with joy and appreciation. And the challenging experience of reconciling his strongly held beliefs with those of these nuns and priests, was where the collective vision of Sacred Elders was seen as a profound revelation not just for the world, but for the Catholic Church and all those of different religions and beliefs. In Search of Sacred Elders leads each reader on a journey of how all of modern civilization can be reconnected to nature. The key is revealed as you read this tearful, funny and courageous true story, and you gain an understanding of how the power of our inherent natural feminine energy--which nurtures all life--can finally unite us all over the world with a freshness of hope and trust, love and joy, compassion and respect, in the heartfelt, harmonious way that we've forever been seeking.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Nine Lives

Author : William Dalrymple
ISBN : 9781408803417
Genre : Travel
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Three brothers from a remote village in the Himalayas are driven by poverty to become monks. One becomes a famous masked dancer; the second an accomplished player of the Tibetan temple trumpet; and the third a great Buddhist scholar. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death. A woman leaves her middle class family in Calcutta and her job in a jute factory, only to find unexpected love and fulfillment living as a tantric in a skull-filled hut in remote a cremation ground. A prison warder from Kerala becomes for two months of the year a temple dancer and is worshipped as an incarnate deity; then, at the end of February each year, he returns to prison. An idol maker, the thirty-fifth of a long line of sculptors going back to the legendary Chola bronze makers, regards creating Gods as one of the holiest callings in India, but has to reconcile himself to his son who only wants to study computer engineering. An illiterate goat herd from Rajasthan keeps alive an ancient 200,000-stanza sacred epic that he, virtually alone, still knows by heart. A devadasi - or temple prostitute - initially resists her own initiation into sex work, yet pushes both her daughters into a trade she regards as a sacred calling. Nine people, nine lives. Each one taking a different religious path, each one an unforgettable story.Exquisite and mesmerizing, and told with an almost biblical simplicity, William Dalrymple's first travel book in a decade explores how traditional forms of religious life in South Asia have been transformed in the vortex of the region's rapid change. Nine Lives is a distillation of twenty-five years of exploring India and writing about its religious traditions, taking you deep into worlds that you would never have imagined even existed.
Category: Travel

Cherish

Author : Gary Thomas
ISBN : 9780310347279
Genre : Religion
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Gary Thomas, bestselling author of Sacred Marriage, believes that one word can bring hope, light and life into any marriage: Cherish. "Most marriages survive by gritting teeth and holding on. But marriages can and will not only survive but thrive when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another," Thomas says. And in a world desperate for marriage redemption, the act of cherishing is needed now more than ever. Thomas shows that although there are a countless number of marriages consisting of two people just going through the motions, there are real ways this pattern can be reversed: when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another in proven, loving, and everyday actions and words. Through personal stories and real-world examples, Thomas proves what husbands and wives can begin doing today to turn their marriage around - even a marriage marred by neglect and disrespect. So how do you cherish your spouse? Thomas will show you how going out of your way to notice them, appreciate them, honor them, encourage them, and hold them close to your heart will bring hope, light, and life into your marriage. Also available: Cherish small group video study and study guide, Spanish edition, and more.
Category: Religion

9 Must Have Conversations For A Doubt Free Wedding Day

Author : Gary Thomas
ISBN : 9780781408769
Genre : Religion
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Includes a mentor's guide and a counseling questionnaire. Did you know marriage wasn't created just to make us happy—that God calls us to use it for eternal purposes? But a satisfying, God-centered marriage takes work, starting even before you’re married or engaged. 9 Must-Have Conversations for a Doubt-Free Wedding Day acts either as a stand-alone resource or as a companion to The Sacred Search and helps you as a couple explore: How to have a doubt-free wedding day How to engage in healthy conflict Why you need to divorce divorce How to develop and maintain sexual intimacy Why asking hard questions now is better than asking them five years from now When you love each other with God’s purposes in mind, intentional conversation becomes not just preparation for marriage but the first step in merging two lives into one for the ultimate glory of God. Includes a mentor’s guide, a counseling questionnaire, as well as a pastor/counselor's premarital plan for walking a couple through the guide.
Category: Religion