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The Way Of Nature And The Way Of Grace

Author : Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy Vernon W Cisney
ISBN : 0810132540
Genre : Motion pictures
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Amid all the controversy, criticism, and celebration of Terrence Malick's award-winning film "The Tree of Life, " what do we really understand of it? T"he Way of Nature and the Way of Grace" thoughtfully engages the philosophical riches of life, culture, time, and the sacred through Malick's film. This innovative collection traverses the relationships among ontological, moral, scientific, and spiritual perspectives on the world, demonstrating how phenomenological work can be done in and through the cinematic medium, and attempting to bridge the gap between narrow "theoretical" works on film and their broader cultural and philosophical significance. Exploring Malick's film as a philosophical engagement, this readable and insightful collection presents an excellent resource for film specialists, philosophers of film, and film lovers alike.
Category: Motion pictures

The Way Of Grace

Author : Miranda Macpherson
ISBN : 9781683641315
Genre : Religion
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“Perhaps you hunger to finally end the struggle of living from a consciousness of fear and separation. Perhaps you yearn for a saner, wiser, more spiritually elegant way to move through our world. Perhaps you are weary of the dizzying pace of a culture that drives us ever further from our true nature. There is another way: a way of Grace. This book is a hand of friendship to help you come to abide in the living presence that you are and always were.”—Miranda Macpherson, The Way of Grace Many of us struggle to truly live what we believe spiritually. What if closing that gap wasn’t about trying harder, but something quite the opposite? The Way of Grace is a guide to spiritual surrender and nondual realization based on the practice of ego relaxation—a holistic, feminine approach to welcoming all of your experience and responding with compassion and wisdom in a world in need of your unique gifts. “Grace has four primary dimensions, or ways that it comes alive,” explains Macpherson. “Ego relaxation gives us access to these dimensions, so we can stop trying to beat ourselves into spiritual shape and yield instead to an unshakable presence within.” In The Way of Grace, she shares reflections, inquiries, and meditation practices for each phase of your journey: • Relaxing into the Ground of Grace—move beyond identification with your personality and return to the felt sense of your connection to Grace as your natural and ever-present foundation • Receiving the Blessings of Grace—move beyond “the spiritual poverty of lack” and rediscover the gift of life in every moment through the portals of trust, humility, patience, and joy • The Transforming Power of Grace—move beyond that which limits your full freedom through forgiveness, compassion, unwinding ego identity, and abiding in your boundless nature • Living the Embodiment of Grace—continue to surrender anything that binds you into self-centered patterns and behaviors and become a “Grace-delivery device,” the presence of love here on Earth “Grace will always deepen, season, and bring out the very best in you,” writes Macpherson. “You are its embodiment, always and forever.” The Way of Grace will be your steady companion to “live as the fountain we were made to be, letting the living waters flow to quench our parched and tired Earth.” Foreword by Russ Hudson.
Category: Religion

Companions In Christ

Author : John Indermark
ISBN : 0835898784
Genre : Religion
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The Way of Grace will delight small-group participants who find within its pages a fresh approach to the Gospel of John. This fourth release in the Companions in Christ series invites us to travel with 8 Biblical characters (or groups of characters) who discover God's grace through their encounters with Jesus. The eight characters include: Andrew, Simon, Philip, and Nathaniel; Nicodemus; the Samaritan woman; the lame man; the woman caught in adultery; the blind man; Mary and Martha; and Simon Peter. The resource is more than a survey of the Biblical stories. It is a transforming interaction with the events and the characters. And it is an invitation for us to open our hearts to a deeper knowing of God's grace. John Indermark holds true to the popular Companions in Christ weekly pattern. Each of the nine weeks begins with an article that introduces the week's theme. Five questions based on a scripture text follow the article. Throughout the week we reflect on one question each day and note our thoughts in a notebook or journal. On the last day of each week, we attend a 2-hour meeting and share our insights and a deeper exploration of that week's theme. Woven throughout the resource are spiritual practices (classic and contemporary), rich stories from the tradition, and varied worship settings. Each resource in the Companions in Christ series falls under one of these five headings introduced in the foundational 28-week Companions in Christ resource: journey, scripture, prayer, call, spiritual guidance.
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The Way Of Grace

Author : Bruce W. Hubbard
ISBN : 9781460286036
Genre : Religion
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This is a clear, concise, well-written book that is chock full of all sorts of information and references. While the text is certainly authoritative and well researched, the prose is accessible enough that the average reader can easily grasp the book's concepts and teachings. Anyone who would like to do a book by book study of grace in the New Testament epistles and the Bible as a whole will find this book immensely helpful. Therefore, I see this book finding a significant audience amongst all sorts of Christians. - Kevin Miller The Way of Grace opens up a whole fresh understanding of the gift of grace revealed through the New Testament epistles. In its concise examples of how grace works to build on our relationship with Jesus Christ, this book will assist many Christians in understanding the full power and extent of this infinite gift of God. - John Stanley "And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; ... Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him [for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace, His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]!" (Isaiah 30:18a, c)
Category: Religion

The Way Of Grace

Author : Glandion Carney
ISBN : 9780830897070
Genre : Religion
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2014 Readers' Choice Awards Honorable Mention Distinguished Honorable Mention, from Byron Borger, Hearts and Minds Bookstore "No matter how old you are or how many degrees you have or don't have—when grace takes you to school, you start in kindergarten." This was the experience of Reverend Glandion Carney when he was given the life-altering news that he has Parkinson's disease. He was plunged into denial and despair. This was not supposed to be his journey. How could he face it? With poignant vulnerability, The Way of Grace describes one man's journey into a new land of God's amazing grace. Both his honesty and his resilience will inspire and inform your own times of difficulty. In each chapter we are introduced to a spiritual practice that can carry us through difficult days: acceptance, relinquishment, community, simplicity and more. And a guide at the end of each chapter carries us into a brief and refreshing experience with each of the practices. God's unmerited grace saves us, strengthens us and sanctifies us. We too can experience lives full of grace and truth, courageously searching out God's wonders every day.
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The Way Of Grace

Author : Cathy Bryant
ISBN : 0984431144
Genre : Fiction
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In pursuit of justice, in need of grace . . . A justice-seeking perfectionist pursues her dream of a perfect life in her hometown of Miller's Creek, Texas. Sidetracked by her desire to be a prosecuting attorney, Grace Soldano launches into uncharted waters, making herself over to please her boss and mentor. Then a disheveled free spirit turns her perfectly ordered world upside down, challenging the concept of personal goodness. A fall from perfection leaves her teetering between vengeance and grace, caught in a deadly crossfire that leaves her dreams in a heap of ashes. Can she learn to joyfully accept the life God has given her--far from perfect--but one completely immersed in His grace?
Category: Fiction

Children And The Theologians

Author : Jerome W. Berryman
ISBN : 0819227129
Genre : Religion
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The long story of children in theology is told via analysis of some twenty-five theologians, grouped according to six historical periods. Each account examines what a particular theologian thought about children and the experience it was based upon. Four themes that have shaped our attitudes about children in the church emerge from this history: ambivalence, ambiguity, indifference, and grace. The result of this study is to promote a healthier church, which will respect and utilize the distinctive gifts of children. In so doing, theologians will be better able to help clear the way for grace in the postmodern church.
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The Path Of Grace

Author : Gloria S. White
ISBN : 9781591608349
Genre : Religion
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The Ways Of God In Grace

Author : E W Bullinger
ISBN : 1783645563
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The basis for this book was a Bible Reading given by Dr. E W Bullinger at the Mildmay Conference on the afternoon of Thursday June 23, 1893. He opened the conference with various definitions of 'grace' and concluded that: "Grace is the favour of God when there is nothing to draw it forth, nothing to elicit it any way - the uninfluenced favour of God - and in this view creation was at any rate, in a sense, a work of grace." He then went on to say that there was no reason why God should have created; so far as we know for we are not told. There was no necessity upon His part, for "all things are of God." Continuing on, he stated that it is just the same in the new creation. The rest of the Bible Reading, and the rest of this book, draws many parallels between the original physical creation recorded in Genesis 1 and 2, and the acts of salvation which results in those who believe in Christ becoming a new creation.