Lifespace

Author: Robert A. Pyne
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
ISBN: 9780830744534
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Life with God is a huge gulp of fresh air. Our existence as children of God should reflect unending, unbounded delight in the infinite glory of our Father. Too often this is not the case in our lives as we stagger far from God’s expansive vision. But hope reigns. God has promised abundant life brightly illuminated with His glory. In LifeSpace, Joni Powers and Bob Pyne write for all who want to experience anew the life-giving breath of the Creator. They encourage readers to embrace the gift of expansive life that God is offering to each of us. This is only realized, they explain, as we properly understand the person of God, our relationship with Him, and the radical freedom of grace. This visionary book is a life-altering call to a way of being that results in transformation with every breath. Come and join the conversation with those seeking lives that delight in God, a place of transcendent rest and a limitless horizon of possibility.

Uncovering the Mysteries of God

Author: Jeff Kinley
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
ISBN: 9780830744251
Format: PDF
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How could Christ be fully man and fully God? If God is all-loving and all-powerful, why does he allow pain and suffering? Although we have all heard these questions before, and perhaps asked them ourselves, Jeff Kinley presents these age-old questions in a new light, one that speaks to today’s generation and their perspective on the world. Structured like a mystery novel, Uncovering the Mysteries of God has each chapter center on an issue or “case,” as in Chapter 8: “Case of the Disappearing Bride—The Mystery of the Rapture” where Kinley examines what the Bible says about the return of Christ, treating it like a Missing Persons’ File. For this generation of believers who are willing to linger in the unknown, Kinley does not really answer any of the questions he poses, but simply comes to them with fresh perspective, some hard facts, and a captivating style that will inspire readers to try and solve these mysteries for themselves.

Christianish

Author: Mark Steele
Publisher: David C Cook
ISBN: 9781434700391
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It may feel like authentic faith. It may even look like the real deal. Yet it's often easy to settle for the souvenir t-shirt—the appearance of a transformed heart—instead of taking the actual trip through true life-change. We find ourselves settling for a personal faith that's been polluted by culture, and diluted by other people's take on spirituality. Christianish tells the story of one man's journey to move from the in-between to a life that's centered on Christ. To move forward, author Mark Steele goes back to the beginning, to examine Christ's life and words. Through stories and insights that are sometimes profound, often hilarious, and always honest, Mark delivers a compelling look at what our faith is all about.

The traditional African concept of God and the Christian concept of God

Author: Peter Chiehiụra Uzor
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc
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This book is motivated by the positive view of the non-Christian religions expressed by the Fathers of the Vatican Council II (cf. NA 2a), a revolutionary view considered from the official teaching of the tradition of the Church up till then, and much more in such a central issue as the belief in God. This book aims at initiating a healthy interaction between the Christian understanding of God and the understanding of God in the traditional religion of the Igbo people of West Africa. In approaching this task this special study pursues some major aims. In the first place it engages itself in the clarification of some basic issues: Are the religious experiences which are phenomenologically found in all religions including the Igbo religion only mere human fabrications or do they originate from a revelation of God? Secondly, this publication working with the innovative analysis of the theophoral personal names provides some profound factual information about the concrete contents of the Igbo religion on God. Thirdly, the author tries to find out whether there could be a basic agreement between the understanding of God in Igbo religion and the biblical revelation. In this work the fundamental agreement is found in the conviction that God in traditional Igbo religion, Chukwu and the God of the Bible is the God of life. The purpose of this book therefore, is to bring back the question of God to the centre of existential Christian life: it is to make the theme of God the motivation and criterion for the whole Christian life and spirituality - both individually and communally. The theme of the God of life introduces God into life and connects the problems and questions of men and women of todayto the theme of God.

The Limits of Hospitality

Author: Jessica Wrobleski
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814657648
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Practicing hospitality is central to building a civil society, not to mention living a Christian life. It can be enriching and joy-filled, but it can also be profoundly demanding and sometimes even dangerous. In The Limits of Hospitality, Jessica Wrobleski explores the ethical questions surrounding the practice of hospitality, particularly hospitality that is informed by Christian theological commitments. While there is no algorithm that distinguishes between ethically 'legitimate"' and 'illegitimate' boundaries, the variety of circumstances in which hospitality is relevant and the nature of hospitality itself make advocating firm and fixed boundaries difficult. How much more so for Christians, for whom the practice of hospitality should be a manifestation of agape, a participation in God's eschatological welcome extended to all people through Jesus Christ! Are limits to hospitality, then, merely a regrettable concession to our finite and fallen condition? Wrobleski offers a rich theological reflection that will interest anyone who has a role in the practice of hospitality in community? Whether such communities are families, households, churches, educational institutions, or nation-states.

The Happiness Purpose

Author: Edward de Bono
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473529972
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First published in 1977, in this extraordinarily prescient book Edward de Bono sets out his method for achieving the ultimate 21st century goal: work-life balance. Defined in terms of life-space and self-space, de Bono invites the reader to look at their life and measure the gap between these spaces – the smaller the gap, the greater our chances at happiness; but if the life-space is vastly bigger than the self-space, our coping ability is compromised and anxiety is likely. For anyone concerned with happiness and life-fulfilment this book is essential reading, and is perhaps more resonant with readers now than ever before.

Spiritual Dimensions of Judaism

Author: Leonard Jay Greenspoon
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What is the enduring spiritual power of Judaism? How have Jewish men and women from different walks of life, past and present, drawn on their faith to find spiritual meaning in their lives? In this absorbing collection of essays, scholars from a range of disciplines examine different paths to and expressions of spirituality in Judaism. As a whole, the essayists conclude that a quest for spirituality is authentically Jewish; that textual materials form the basis for any spiritual journey in the religion; that in-depth religious study is a necessary precursor to, though not a substitution for, action; that a concern with spirituality inevitably elevates one's consciousness to the level of the community; and that the quest for Jewish spirituality is arduous but rewarding. Subjects covered in this volume include an overview of past and present models of Jewish spirituality as well as probing looks at sources of spirituality in the past, ranging from the Aqedah to the prophet Micah, from the three pillars in the rabbinic period to the thoughts and actions of Rabbi Bahya ibn Pakuda, Rabbi Isaac Luria, and Baal Shem Tov. The remaining essays illuminate an array of vehicles of Jewish spirituality in the modern world: Jewish art, synagogue architecture, prayer books, liturgy, and rites of passage. Leonard J. Greenspoon holds the Klutznick Chair in Jewish Civilization at Creighton University. Ronald A. Simkins is an associate professor of theology and director of the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at Creighton University.