Mending the World

Author: Bruce Epperly
Publisher: Augsburg Fortress Pub
ISBN: 9780806690339
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What we once thought to be solid ground has shifted. Our faith is tested. As we struggle for balance and a spiritual center, it is a time for new answers to some very old questions. Infusing tradition with innovation, Rabbi Lewis Solomon and United Church of Christ minister Bruce Epperly present a vision for our wholeness as spiritual siblings, joining our spiritual growth for the transformation of the world. Mending the World draws on the deepest insights and unique synthesis of Judaism and Christianity to shape a creative spirituality that affirms: Mending the World is a frontier book, uniting the essential truths of Judaism and Christianity to nurture spiritual growth through prayer, meditation, healing imagery, affirmations to nurture the healing of body, mind, and spirit, and spiritual practices for communal healing.

Reiki Healing Touch

Author: Bruce G. Epperly
Publisher: Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781896836751
Format: PDF
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One of the first books to offer a broadened understanding of the spiritual depth of Reiki healing touch by examining it in the light of one of the world's enduring religions! Explore the origins of Reiki and the Hebraic roots of Jesus' own healing ministry, and discover the use of Reiki in church, hospital, and hospice settings, as well as in the context of the treatment of cancer, chronic and terminal illness, and death and bereavement. Bruce and Katherine Gould Epperly also provide healing rituals and spiritual practices that will help practitioners consciously integrate the inner and outer healing journey.

From Athens to America

Author: Lewis D. Solomon
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739115954
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From Athens to America calls for the reversal of the withdrawal of the character-forming function from the political domain, arguing for public sector federal, state, and local involvement in character formation. Solomon focuses on four specific virtues to serve as a guide to public policy formation: self-esteem, joy and optimism, equanimity, and personal responsibility. He calls for the public sector to move beyond the efforts of families, faith communities, and civic organizations, and take a vital role in fostering character development and promoting these virtues. Combining political science with philosophy, the Judeo-Christian tradition, and medical research, this book illustrates how we formulate public policies that enable people to grow and develop into healthy humans, what each of us is fully capable of becoming."

Stumbling Toward God

Author: Margaret D. McGee
Publisher: Inner Ocean Pub
ISBN: 9781880913550
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Stumbling Toward God traces a woman's spiritual search with an unusual twist-from a self-proclaimed atheist who prays, to unorthodox membership in two radically different churches, the Unitarian and Episcopal. This book is an honest, satisfying read for anyone questioning or seeking a spiritual path. A reading group guide is also included.

H O P E Healing Ourselves and Planet Earth

Author: Ariole K. Alei
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1435703294
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The truth and power in these words will move your mountain if you let them." - Craig Shearer, Founder, Solar Freedom International. "Ariole's clarity of vision dispels the fog that keeps us small and suffering. This truly is the simplicity of healing." - Isabella Lazlo, Founder, Beloved Mother - Nurturing Ourselves and Our Earth. What will it take to motivate humanity from complacency into solution-directed action to resolve our collective crises of global peace, environmental sustainability, poverty and population explosion to name a few? * Awareness * Vision * and Will. In this ground-breaking new book, Ariole K. Alei deftly connects the dots revealing the direct inter-relationship between personal emotional, mental, physical and spiritual healing, the healing of the rifts within humanity, and the healing of our relationship with our environment.

Minding the Earth Mending the World

Author: Susan Murphy
Publisher: Picador Australia
ISBN: 1743347502
Format: PDF, Docs
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We all know our earth is in trouble. But is it beyond repair? Are we stuck with a planetary disaster we cannot hope to address? Despite the reality we find ourselves in, Zen practitioner and author Susan Murphy reminds us of the astounding intelligence and magnificence of nature and argues that not only is it not too late, but that we all have the capacity to embrace this challenge with a sense of hope and reason. By shining a sober light on the current state of emergency, Murphy delivers a brilliant rethink of the crisis we face, radically reimagining the stories we tell ourselves about the world, and illuminating the ways humanity might become the solution, rather than the problem. What if we were to choose courage and resolve, rather than fear? What if we discovered the difference each of us could make and started to listen closely to what the earth is saying, and to our own connections with it? In the tradition of the great eco-theologian Thomas Berry, Minding the Earth, Mending the World offers a profoundly hopeful second chance to engage with what it means to deeply mind the earth once more.