Einstein s God

Author: Krista Tippett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0143116770
Format: PDF
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Collects interviews and discussions on the interplay between scientific and religious inquiry, contributed by some of today's greatest thinkers, including Dr. Mehmet Oz, Freeman Dyson, Paul Davies, and Esther Sternberg.

Speaking of Faith

Author: Krista Tippett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780143113188
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The author explores the role of faith in contemporary society, drawing on her life experiences and her in-depth conversations with such figures as Elie Wiesel, Karen Armstrong, and Thich Nhat Hanh.

Readings from the Book of Exile

Author: Padraig O'Tuama
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
ISBN: 1848252056
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The first, long-awaited poetry collection from P draig Tuama, interweaving parable, poetry, art, activism and philosophy into an original and striking expression of faith. His poems emerge powerfully from a context of struggle and conflict and yet are filled with hope.

Being Wise A collection of wisdom and tips by successful authors and leaders For the reason why you are happy skinny rich have a successful marriage have friends and achieve much

Author: Kevin T. Strong
Publisher: Kevin T Strong
ISBN: 1301595608
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book is a collection of the best information given by successful leaders and well known books throughout history. It may be an interest to you. “A simple guide to the natural laws of life like the law of gravity is to physics” “A recommended book to athletes, parents, co-workers, leaders, students and neighbors” “Wow! This is awe inspiring. We live on a wonderful planet full of fascination” “With a population of over 7,000,000,000 people with all the many religions, cultures, nationalities, education systems, gender, age, race, disabilities, social upbringings and down to each individual’s differences this book gives information that applies to every human being on this planet, making this a true masterpiece everyone can benefit from” “A recommended and uplifting book to have meaning at work or in life” If you were to read all of the great books that have stood the test of time like, Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People”, Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad, Poor Dad”, Gary Chapman’s “The 5 Love Languages”, and hundreds of others, you would find many similarities and the same topics talked about over and over again. This book contains the key information to getting what you want out of life, hidden throughout those great books and more.

One Square Inch of Silence

Author: Gordon Hempton
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416559825
Format: PDF, Docs
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In the visionary tradition of Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, One Square Inch of Silence alerts us to beauty that we take for granted and sounds an urgent environmental alarm. Natural silence is our nation’s fastest-disappearing resource, warns Emmy-winning acoustic ecologist Gordon Hempton, who has made it his mission to record and preserve it in all its variety—before these soul-soothing terrestrial soundscapes vanish completely in the ever-rising din of man-made noise. Recalling the great works on nature written by John Muir, John McPhee, and Peter Matthiessen, this beautifully written narrative, co-authored with John Grossmann, is also a quintessentially American story—a road trip across the continent from west to east in a 1964 VW bus. But no one has crossed America like this. Armed with his recording equipment and a decibel-measuring sound-level meter, Hempton bends an inquisitive and loving ear to the varied natural voices of the American landscape—bugling elk, trilling thrushes, and drumming, endangered prairie chickens. He is an equally patient and perceptive listener when talking with people he meets on his journey about the importance of quiet in their lives. By the time he reaches his destination, Washington, D.C., where he meets with federal officials to press his case for natural silence preservation, Hempton has produced a historic and unforgettable sonic record of America. With the incisiveness of Jack Kerouac’s observations on the road and the stirring wisdom of Robert Pirsig repairing an aging vehicle and his life, One Square Inch of Silence provides a moving call to action. More than simply a book, it is an actual place, too, located in one of America’s last naturally quiet places, in Olympic National Park in Washington State.

The New Better Off

Author: Courtney E. Martin
Publisher: Seal Press
ISBN: 158005580X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Are we living the good life—and what defines 'good', anyway? Americans today are constructing a completely different framework for success than their parents' generation, using new metrics that TEDWomen speaker and columnist Courtney Martin has termed collectively the "New Better Off". The New Better Off puts a name to the American phenomenon of rejecting the traditional dream of a 9-to-5 job, home ownership, and a nuclear family structure—illuminating the alternate ways Americans are seeking happiness and success. Including commentary on recent changes in how we view work, customs and community, marriage, rituals, money, living arrangements, and spirituality, The New Better Off uses personal stories and social analysis to explore the trends shaping our country today. Martin covers growing topics such as freelancing, collaborative consumption, communal living, and the breaking down of gender roles. The New Better Off is about the creative choices individuals are making in their vocational and personal lives, but it’s also about the movements, formal and informal, that are coalescing around the New Better Off idea—people who are reinventing the social safety net and figuring out how to truly better their own communities.

Breaking the Fear Cycle

Author: Maria Furlough
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1493413414
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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It seems there is more to fear now than ever, but fear and anxiety are nothing new to human beings--or to God. The Bible calls us to not be afraid on many occasions, and of course we all want to live without fear. But just how is that accomplished when every news item seems designed to get us wringing our hands? Using her own story as a catalyst, Maria Furlough shows readers how to overcome fear for good. She calls readers to make a list of their fears, to choose to bring those fears to God rather than acting on them, and to trust God with the future. She shows how when we give God full control over our lives, choosing his sovereignty over our own ability, we can break the cycle of fear, grow through suffering, and trust God to fulfill his promises of protection and peace. Anyone who is filled with anxiety over their personal circumstances, the state of the world today, or even their fear-clogged social media feeds will welcome this hands-on journey from fear to freedom.

Braiding Sweetgrass

Author: Robin Wall Kimmerer
Publisher: Milkweed Editions
ISBN: 1571318712
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As a botanist, Robin Wall Kimmerer has been trained to ask questions of nature with the tools of science. As a member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, she embraces the notion that plants and animals are our oldest teachers. In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowledge together to take us on “a journey that is every bit as mythic as it is scientific, as sacred as it is historical, as clever as it is wise” (Elizabeth Gilbert). Drawing on her life as an indigenous scientist, and as a woman, Kimmerer shows how other living beings—asters and goldenrod, strawberries and squash, salamanders, algae, and sweetgrass—offer us gifts and lessons, even if we've forgotten how to hear their voices. In reflections that range from the creation of Turtle Island to the forces that threaten its flourishing today, she circles toward a central argument: that the awakening of ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgment and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the rest of the living world. For only when we can hear the languages of other beings will we be capable of understanding the generosity of the earth, and learn to give our own gifts in return.

Hoping for More

Author: Deanna A. Thompson
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1621892050
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"We tend to use words like miracle and mystery in the context of serendipity. In this frank and eloquent account of life transformed by cancer, Deanna Thompson explores these articles of faith as they are also wont to appear--on the hard edges of hope and the dark side of joy." --Krista Tippett, from the Foreword Hoping for More is a story of a young religion professor with a stage IV cancer diagnosis and a lousy prognosis for the future. Amid the grief and the grace of her fractured life, this theologian--who is also a wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend--searches for words adequate to express her faltering faith. More Anne Lamott meets Harold Kushner than the teller of a pious, God-saved-me-from-cancer tale, Thompson unpacks the messy realities that arise when faith and suffering collide. Told in shimmering prose, Hoping for More takes readers on an unsentimental journey through the valley of the shadow of cancer--beyond the predictable parameters of prayer, the church, even belief in life after death. What emerges is a novel approach to talking faith and accepting grace when hope is all you've got. For more information and to read Deanna's blog, visit www.hopingformore.com