THE GIFT OF BEING YOURSELF

Download The Gift Of Being Yourself ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to THE GIFT OF BEING YOURSELF book pdf for free now.

The Gift Of Being Yourself

Author : David G. Benner
ISBN : 9780830846122
Genre : Religion
File Size : 38.37 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 217
Read : 1135

Much is said in Christian circles about knowing God. But there cannot be deep knowledge of God without deep knowledge of one's self. In this profound exploration of Christian identity, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner illuminates the spirituality of self-discovery. He exposes the false selves that we hide behind and calls us to discover the true self that emerges from our uniqueness in Christ. Genuine self-understanding revitalizes our spiritual life and leads to the fulfillment of our God-given destiny and vocation. - from back of the book.
Category: Religion

Accepting The Gifts Of Forgiveness

Author : Donna Ing
ISBN : 9781467033091
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 86.45 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 111
Read : 1106

This book is about revealing to yourself your own power through forgiving the idea that anyone else in your life is stronger than you are. What does acceptance of the gifts of forgiveness mean? From love flows forgiveness. In love forgiveness is received. Who can this book help? This book is for all who are seeking peace in times of crises. Key points: 1. Forgiveness means giving over, not giving up. 2. Forgiveness flows from the awareness of love. 3. Find the love within self so that forgiveness comes naturally. What are the gifts of forgiveness? You will receive a sense of freedom, a sense of personal awareness, a sense of peace and personal power. The power of peace is a part of the revelation that comes from forgiving all the limits that have kept you so occupied in the world that you couldn't understand who you are. The gift is recognizing that you have a right to something better, the right to be free, and the right to live comfortably without asking anyone else's permission. Forgiveness brings about inner illumination - enlightenment. What's the process of forgiveness? First, recognize what is required to be forgiven and understand that you are required to forgive yourself as you forgive others. Thinking, "I have nothing to forgive myself about," is delusional and a denial of your greatest capabilities. Second, be willing to allow yourself to be all right (even if you are wrong). Forgiveness doesn't make you wrong, but the ego makes you believe that if you forgive, it is an admission of giving up. Third, feel the willingness to let the situation go. Finally, realize that you are a container for greater things than you have allowed. Let yourself be filled up with a whole new viewpoint, feeling about the person or situation, and a whole new perspective of how it can work.
Category: Self-Help

The Gift Of Our Compulsions

Author : Mary O'Malley
ISBN : 1577317874
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
File Size : 29.72 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 676
Read : 334

To some degree we are all compulsive. Our struggles range from overworrying and overworking to overeating and alcohol and drug abuse. When we realize we are compulsive, our main reaction until now has been to try to control our behavior, but when we try to control our compulsions, they control us. If we do manage to stop one, another always seems to take its place. Over the past three decades, Mary O’Malley has developed a revolutionary approach to healing our compulsions. She gently invites us to be curious about them, to engage them and ask ourselves questions that help us understand our behaviors. She shows us how lasting healing can come from being curious and forgiving rather than controlling and shameful. Compulsions then become our teachers. Her book is filled with new perspectives and simple techniques that anyone can easily grasp.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Begin Again Believe Again

Author : Sharon A. Hersh
ISBN : 9780310411802
Genre : Religion
File Size : 62.83 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 635
Read : 674

Our hearts as women were made by God for relationships. Why is it, then, that the thing we most deeply desire—relationships—becomes the source of so much pain? Difficult marriages, the loneliness of being single, problem children, abusive employers, fractured friendships...life's realities are often very different from the dreams we dreamed for ourselves as girls. How do we live with this beautiful ache for relationships in a world that doesn't always work?When we've been betrayed, how do we trust again? When we've been disappointed, how do we hope again? When we've been terribly hurt, how do we love again?In this honest, intimate, and transformative book, counselor Sharon Hersh helps you gain a new, truly biblical perspective on relationships that can help you endure the heartaches and still come up living wholeheartedly, loving with abandon, and daring to hope and believe. The stories of the women in this book, including that of the author, are signposts that point you beyond the sometimes devastating problems of life to the deep, rich reason and root of all relationships, both good and bad: God's desire for relationship with you.In Sharon's words, “Relationships are not the destination—they are the path to something more.”
Category: Religion

The Art Of Being

Author : Dennis Merritt Jones
ISBN : 9781440635755
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 20.73 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 358
Read : 532

The Art of Being: 101 Ways to Practice Purpose in Your Life helps readers become inspired and stay inspired, with motivational and uplifting writings that can be read daily, supported by "Mindfulness Practices," or action steps to make it simple. Ultimately, the understanding at which the reader will arrive is that spirituality, the "art of being," is actually a lifestyle, a way of walking our sacred earth every day. The Art of Being is a user-friendly manual to guide you to become acutely aware of how to live more mindfully on a day-by-day, hour-by-hour, moment-by-moment basis and thus create more peace and happiness in your life-and in the lives of those around you.
Category: Self-Help

Psychology In The Spirit

Author : John H. Coe
ISBN : 9780830879014
Genre : Religion
File Size : 77.2 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 436
Read : 1187

Can real change happen in the human soul? Is it possible to have truly healthy relationships? Is psychology something that can help us see reality as God sees it? John H. Coe and Todd W. Hall tackle these and other provocative questions in this next volume of the Christian Worldview Integration Series which offers an introduction to a new approach to psychology that seeks to integrate psychology and spiritual formation. This model "represents a spiritual formation and relational approach to psychology for the sake of servicing the spiritual needs of the church." Their goal is to provide a unique model of doing psychology and science in the Spirit. Here you will find an introduction to the foundations, methodology, content and praxis for this new approach to soulcare.
Category: Religion

Knowing As We Are Known

Author : Eugene T. Yotka
ISBN : 9781449756529
Genre : Religion
File Size : 28.72 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 817
Read : 1171

Immerse yourself in that still place within, in which God speaks to the true self that you have been created to be. This book is more than simply information about inner stillness; it is a guide into the experience of inner stillness itself. This is the authors journey to that place where God speaks to our spirits and calls us children. This is a call not so much to do something as much as it is a call to be who God created us to be. Through the experiences of contemplation, waiting, hope, and assurance, it is the goal of this writing that you will find rest for your soul, body, and mind in a fresh, new, and enduring way. We all long to live from the center of an authentic self. Gene Yotka has provided an important resource for helping us identify and express a spiritual life from that center. His book is a gift. -Dr. Steve Harper, Professor of Spiritual Formation, Asbury Theological Seminary Gene has demystified contemplative prayer and made it accessible to the average believer. -Dr. Stephen Seamands, Professor of Christian Doctrine, Asbury Theological Seminary
Category: Religion

Spiritual Disciplines Handbook

Author : Adele Ahlberg Calhoun
ISBN : 0830876979
Genre : Religion
File Size : 38.52 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 922
Read : 549

Fasting. Solitude. Contemplative prayer. Lectio divina. Have you heard about these practices and wanted to try them? Have you wandered from one practice to another not sure quite what to do? Are you overwhelmed by all the to-dos of your spiritual life? We have good desires—for a more intimate prayer life, perhaps, or deeper insight from God's Word—but we don't know how to get there. So we give up our pursuit, tired from wandering aimlessly, and end up feeling guilty and more distant from God instead of closer. In the Spiritual Disciplines Handbook Adele Calhoun gives us directions for our journey toward intimacy with Christ. While the word discipline may make us want to run and hide, the author shows how desires and discipline work together to lead us to the transformation we're longing for—the transformation only Christ can bring. Instead of just giving information about spiritual disciplines, this Handbook is full of practical, accessible guidance that helps you actually do them. Mothers, fathers, plumbers, nurses, students—we're all on a journey. And spiritual disciplines are for all of us who desire to know Christ deeply and be like him. Here is direction for our desire, leading us to the ultimate destination: more of Christ himself.
Category: Religion

The Cycle Of The Gift

Author : James E. Hughes, Jr.
ISBN : 9781118488379
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 33.12 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 566
Read : 363

A comprehensive guide to giving well to family members Giving is at the core of family life--and with current law allowing up to $5,120,000 in tax-free gifts, at least through December 2012, the ultra-affluent are faced with the task of giving at perhaps largest scale in history. Beyond the tax saving and wealth management implications, giving to family members opens up a slew of thorny questions, the biggest of which is, "How do I prepare recipients of such large gifts?" With that question and others in mind, Hughes, Massenzio, and Whitaker have written The Cycle of the Gift in three main parts: "The Who of Giving," "The How of Giving," and "The What and Why of Giving." The first part focuses on the people most deeply involved in family giving, especially the recipients and givers (parents, grandparents, spouses, trustees). The second part, "The How of Giving," addresses the delicate balance of givers who want to maintain some level of control and recipients who want some level of freedom in accepting and growing their gifts. The final part, "The What and Why of Giving" describes various types of gifts, from money to business interests to values and rituals. The authors also introduce their "family bank" concept as a model that combines loans, trusts, and outright gifts. It embodies a framework and set of practices for long-term family growth. Even families without great wealth--or those who have already made large gifts to their children and grandchilren--can benefit from the human wisdom and practical advice found in The Cycle of the Gift.
Category: Business & Economics

Coaching Life Changing Small Group Leaders

Author : Bill Donahue
ISBN : 9780310316886
Genre : Religion
File Size : 62.79 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 414
Read : 944

Small groups transform churches—and lives. Small group leaders often feel the weight of shepherding their members. But who shepherds the shepherd? And what are the best ways to provide that support and guidance? These are the questions answered in Coaching Life-Changing Small Group Leaders. When you’re called to coach a small group leader in your church, your mind may be filled with questions: Am I godly enough? What do I have to offer? How do I begin? Although the challenge seems immense, this handbook breaks down the work into reassuring and achievable steps. Originally self-published by Willow Creek Community Church, this expanded and improved edition offers field-tested and biblically supported advice on such topics as modeling a surrendered life to those you shepherd gaining the tools and wisdom you need for coaching helping leaders grow spiritually nurturing the spiritual development and support of leaders. For those who want to coach with excellence and truly help small group leaders thrive, this go-to guide offers practical answers and inspiring examples. You’ll find both challenge and promise in these pages as you learn to carry forth your God-given calling with confidence. “We ask small group leaders to come alongside their group members, but often no one comes alongside them. This is a great tool from two people who have done exactly that for a long time. Small group leaders everywhere will benefit from this kind of coaching.”
Category: Religion