Author: Robert A. Pyne
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
ISBN: 9780830744534
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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
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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.

Life Space Management

Author: P S Siwach
Publisher: Vij Books India Pvt Ltd
ISBN: 9382652868
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Life Space Management is a book that throws up a new concept of enhancing individual & organisational effectiveness by managing the parameters of Life Space, a word coined by Kurt Lewin. Our entire effectiveness in life depends on how well we create space with others in the environment. All of us intrinsically yet unknowingly practice the art of creating the right space, whenever we interact with others. Our entire relationship blooms and grows or diminishes based on the quantum of life space we create with them. The author has researched on this new subject and put across his views to help the reader evolve and grow more effective in life.

Religion Ecology Gender

Author: Sigurd Bergmann
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
ISBN: 3825819019
Format: PDF, ePub
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Religious traditions have always been dependent on human ecologies while on the other hand vibrantly affecting our perceptions of nature and sociocultural practices with(in) it. If life and religion change dramatically at present, how could religion make a change? Questions like these are reflected upon by scholars of religion and theology from Korea, Canada, and Scandinavia.

Making Sense of Motherhood

Author: Beth M. Stovell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1625646755
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Motherhood provides a crucial place for exploring human life and its meaning. Within motherhood lies a deep tension between the pain, crisis, and association with death in motherhood and the joy, transformation, and life in motherhood. Few metaphors in Scripture (or in life) stand so firmly between life and death, love and loss, and joy and deep pain. After all, motherhood's meaning in part comes again and again at these crucial crossroads. Thus, motherhood has powerful implications for our biblical and theological understanding. Bringing together Jewish and ecumenical Christian scholars from North America, Oceania, and South America, this edited volume provides biblical and theological perspectives on understanding motherhood. The authors reflect upon a selection of biblical texts, systematic theologians, and Christian spiritual traditions to dialogue with the experience of maternity in its diverse manifestations. The purpose of the book is to provide essays that--through these biblical and theological lenses--engage the question of motherhood today, from the experience of pregnancy and birth, to raising children, to losing children and coping with grief. In this way, this volume helps to "make sense" of the complexity of motherhood.

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.

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.

God 101

Author: Terry Bookman
Publisher: Perigee Books
ISBN: 9780399526589
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Timothy Jones offers a totally accessible spirituality that real people can incorporate into each busy day.