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Listening God S Word For Today

Author : M. Basil Pennington
ISBN : 0826412874
Genre : Religion
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For some years, Father Pennington has been writing a short column of spiritual reflections for a number of newspapers as far-flung as the Hong Kong Sunday Examiner and the Worcester Catholic Free Press. Centring on three themesùfinding God in the course of oneÆs daily activities, striking stories that illustrate a spiritual truth, and thoughts that flow from listening to GodÆs wordùthe sixty reflections in this book, each able to be read in a matter of minutes, will provide nourishment to see us through a busy day.
Category: Religion

1012 Monastery Road

Author : William Meninger
ISBN : 1590560639
Genre : Religion
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Shares the story of St. Benedict's Monastery in Snowmass, Colorado--a magical place where a local community comes to worship every Sunday with the community of monks who live there.
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Divine Intimacy Vol 1

Author : Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen
ISBN : 9781681491363
Genre : Religion
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Divine Intimacy is considered a classic throughout the Christian world, a work prepared with loving and conscientious labor by one of the great Catholic teachers of our time. This revision of his famous works vibrates with the freshness of the springtime of grace stirred up by Vatican II and inspired by the renewed impulse to a more vital return to Sacred Scripture. Of all the books of meditation available today, this series is the most practical, liturgically and spiritually formative, and helpful for true communion with God. Volume I covers from the First Sunday of Advent through the Eighth week of Ordinary Time.
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Healing The Divide

Author : Amos Smith
ISBN : 9781621896944
Genre : Religion
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Healing the Divide is a bold call to understand Jesus according to the earliest lineage of Christian Mystics--a call to transform our dualistic minds and heal a divided Church. This book is a must-read if you find yourself • frustrated by the fundamentalist and new age polarization of twenty-first-century Christianity; • bewildered by religious pluralism; • searching for Christianity's elusive mystic core. Twenty-first century Christianity is in crisis, careening toward fundamentalism on the one hand and a rootless new age Christianity on the other. Twenty-first century Christianity is also reeling from the maze of religious pluralism. Smith addresses and tempers these extremes by passionately and succinctly revealing Jesus as understood by the Alexandrian mystics. The Alexandrian mystics are the most long standing lineage of early Christian mystics. Their perspective on Jesus celebrates creative tensions, tempers extremes, and reveals Christian mysticism's definitive core.
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Fruits And Gifts Of The Spirit

Author : Thomas Keating
ISBN : 1930051212
Genre : Religion
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Thomas Keating has spent more than fifty years in sustained practice and devotion to the spiritual life. The results of this creative, humble activity are now summarized in this remarkable book, Fruits and Gifts of the Spirit. As Father Keating says, the spiritual journey is a gradual process of enlarging our emotional, mental, and physical relationship with the divine reality that is present in us, but one not ordinarily accessible to our emotions or concepts. The spiritual journey teaches us, first, to believe in the Divine Indwelling within us, fully present and energizing every level of our being; second, to recognize that this energy is benign, healing, and transforming; and third, to enjoy its gradual unfolding step-by-step both in prayer and action.
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The Christ Chaplain

Author : Andrew J Weaver
ISBN : 9781136383489
Genre : Religion
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Use centering prayer to deal with the demands of hospital ministry The Christ Chaplain: The Way to a Deeper, More Effective Hospital Ministry is an instructive guidebook for health care chaplains who struggle with the high levels of stress that have become commonplace in modern medicine as they work longer hours for lower wages yet get to spend less time with patients. The final book from Father M. Basil (Robert) Pennington, who passed away in 2005, cuts to the real heart of the matter—job burnout—by emphasizing not what a chaplain does, but what a chaplain is. This unique book teaches chaplains how to achieve better spiritual health by practicing spiritual self-care through centering prayer. The Christ Chaplain was written for hospital chaplains who find themselves at the limits of what they can do and what they can endure in living out their calling. Father Pennington ministers to the ministers, helping them to deepen their spiritual lives so they can better provide comfort to the sick and the dying. The book guides hospital chaplains through the Christian mystical tradition via lectio and centering prayer, a method of contemplative prayer rooted in silence that encourages a person to pay attention to God dwelling in the center of his or her being. Topics discussed in The Christ Chaplain include: the sacred text lectio divina the third step life as a school of love the ministry of presence the power of sacrament sharing the word resting in the presence and much more The Christ Chaplain also includes appendixes that offer sacred reading, a prayer for the hospital, and suggested readings. This powerful book is an invaluable, how-to guide to better spiritual health for hospital chaplains and other religious personnel, including those working in pastoral care departments of seminaries.
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Dark Night Of The Soul

Author : St John Of The Cross
ISBN : 9781446490914
Genre : Religion
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St John of the Cross was a 16th century Spanish mystic who wanted to reform Catholicism and encourage the integration of meditative practices by its followers. Because of this, he was locked up by other monks and during his imprisonment he wrote one of the world's most famous spiritual poems Dark Night of the Soul. After his escape, he then wrote a commentary to the poem to explain how to deal with any period when one feels completely cut off from God, and totally uninspired by anything. This is the first time the poem and its commentary have been translated by anyone outside the Catholic Church, and the language is exceptionally contemporary and relevant to our everyday concerns, no matter whether the reader is a Catholic, Buddhist or Muslim - or just having a hard time.
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Searching For God

Author : Joan Burstyn
ISBN : 9781462012190
Genre : Religion
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The authors of Searching for God: Study Partners Explore Contemporary Jewish Texts introduce self-directed hevruta, a novel twist on the traditional Jewish path of in-depth learning with a study partner. Together, they choose the most challenging topic of all, searching for God, and explore five contemporary Jewish texts that present several approaches: mysticism, rationalism, nontraditional Judaism, metaphors from science, and character development. These spiritual seekers are lay-people. Joan Burstyn is an historian and poet; Gershon Vincow is a scientist and community leader. They study, discuss, teach each other, and draw conclusions. The result of this study partnership is a transformative learning experience about Judaism and the search for God. This touching and inspiring account of the commitment of two friends to study texts and share their insights with each other on behalf of their own, and each other's connection to holiness could well be titled Thinking as a Spiritual Path. Celebrating intellect as an instrument of prayer, this book will serve as a template for seekers across religious traditions who long for a spiritual practice that satisfies their minds as it gladdens their hearts. Sylvia Boorstein, author of Happiness Is an Inside Job: Practicing for a Joyful Life. This book successfully probes the most basic questions anyone should ask: What do I mean when I use the word God'? And how does the answer affect the way I live? Edward D. Zinbarg, board member, Jewish Theological Seminary Rabbinical School; author of Faith, Morals and Money: What the World's Religions Tell Us about Ethics in the Marketplace.
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From Him To Us

Author : Nate Gray
ISBN : 0595403956
Genre : Religion
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From Him to Us: Volume 1 Nate Gray This book is a series of fifty-three inspirational speeches, and is formatted into seven chapters. There were originally fifty-two speeches for this book, but I didn't realize I had another one written. The fifty-two speeches are symbolic to fifty-two weeks in a year, and I finished in 2004, which was a leap year, so I just used the extra speech for the extra week. 7 chapters are also symbolic to the 7 days of creation and resemble completion. This book started when I wrote my first speech for a church service in August 2002. The contents therein are many "mini sermons." The topics in here range from issues on faith and patience to preparation for eternity in Heaven with God. From Him to Us is arranged in an order that allows people to see the process in life and prosper as they go through life. Everything starts with faith and patience, and as this book is read, you will also gain spiritual wisdom and understand the fate of life. It also increases your understanding and strengthens your character and develops your perspective into a God-like perspective. Overall, you will be introduced to the process of life, go through the process, and the end result will depend on what you have learned in the process.
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