When One Religion Isn t Enough

Author: Duane R. Bidwell
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ISBN: 0807091243
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An exploration into the lives of people who embrace two or more religious traditions, and what this growing community tells us about change in our society In the United States, we often assume religious and spiritual identity are pure, static, and singular. But some people regularly cross religious boundaries. These "spiritually fluid" people celebrate complex religious bonds, and in the process they blur social categories, evoke prejudice, and complicate religious communities. Their presence sparks questions: How and why do people become spiritually fluid? Are they just confused or unable to commit? How do we make sense of them? When One Religion Isn't Enough explores the lives of spiritually fluid people, revealing that while some chose multiple religious belonging, many more inherit it. For many North Americans, the complicated legacies of colonialism are part of their family story, and they may consider themselves both Christian and Hindu, or Buddhist, or Yoruban, or one of the many other religions native to colonized lands. For some Asian Americans, singular religious identity may seem an alien concept, as many East Asian nations freely mix Buddhist, Confucian, Taoist, and other traditions. Some African American Christians are consciously seeking to reconnect with ancestral spiritualities. And still other people are born into religiously mixed families. Jewish-Christian intermarriage led the way in the US, but religious diversity here is only increasing: almost four in ten Americans (39 percent) who have married since 2010 have a spouse who is in a different religious group. Through in-depth conversations with spiritually fluid people, renowned scholar Duane Bidwell explores how people come to claim and be claimed by multiple religious traditions, how spiritually fluid people engage radically opposed truth claims, and what this growing population tells us about change within our communities.

When One Night Isn t Enough

Author: Wendy S. Marcus
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 145920980X
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Confessions of an E.R. nurse… Nurse Ali Forshay has swapped dating disasters for nights out with the girls. But after spending more time than is strictly necessary discussing the man she loves to hate—the notoriously delicious Dr. Jared Padget—Ali's horrifying realization is that she's one hundred percent crazy in lust with him! Her conclusion: spend a feverish night together. After all, it would just be a onetime thing and it would cure her obsession…wouldn't it?

When Better Isn t Enough

Author: Jill M. Hudson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1566996953
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Many sociologists and a growing number of church scholars have noted that we live in a time of transition—from the modern era to the postmodern. Whenever a shift of this magnitude occurs, it leaves all of life, including the church, in flux. We instinctively strive to stabilize the situation by re-establishing what has worked in the past. Increasingly, however, congregations are finding that the same old things done harder or better don't seem to make a difference. Author Jill Hudson argues, "We must identify new criteria for success, and perhaps even for faithfulness, and hold ourselves accountable to them." Approaching the postmodern era as a tremendous opportunity, Hudson identifies 12 characteristics by which we can measure effective ministry for the early 21st century. Based on those 12 criteria, Hudson has created evaluation tools, "an early measuring stick," to help congregations evaluate their work in this new era. Not everything of the past is ineffective and best discarded, she says, nor will everything we try in the future be successful. But by faithfully listening for God's guidance and carefully evaluating progress using Hudson's tools, looking at the ministry of the whole people of God as well as that of the professional staff, congregations can improve their ministry, help members and staff grow in effectiveness, deepen a sense of partnership, and add new richness to the dialogue about the congregation's future.

When All You ve Ever Wanted Isn t Enough

Author: Harold Kushner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743234731
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With the same compassion and wisdom that powered his phenomenal bestseller When Bad Things Happen to Good People, Harold Kushner addresses a need that is universal and timeless -- the wish for a meaningful life. Why is it that, after attaining many of our goals, we are left with a sense that something vital is missing? In his deeply inspiring bestseller, Rabbi Kushner shows us how to live as human beings are meant to. He guides us to a heightened sense of joy, purpose, and meaning, and helps us to redirect our energies toward goals that will bring us lasting happiness and true fulfillment.

When Sorry Isn t Enough

Author: Roy L. Brooks
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 9780814713310
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"This anthology is a collection of essays, written by both internationally renowned and emerging scholars, and of public documents that concern claims from around the world which seek redress for human injustice"--Preface.

When Chicken Soup Isn t Enough

Author: Suzanne Gordon
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 0801448948
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This title brings together personal narratives from a wide range of nurses from across the globe. The assembled profiles in professional courage provide new insight into the daily challenges that RNs face in North America and abroad.

When Money Isn t Enough

Author: Connie Glaser
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0759525749
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Glaser presents profiles and interviews with women across the country who have found success on their own terms and offers these empowered people as updated role models.

Murder When One Isn t Enough

Author: Karla Stover
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781771457873
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When Mercedes Mackaill has a month off work in which to house and dog sit at a waterfront home, she soon finds that too much of her own company palls. Then the body of an old woman is pulled from the water in front of where she's staying and Mercedes discovers she'd talked to the woman just days before the drowning. An unexpected meeting with Dorsey Finch, the victim's tenant, leads to discovering the woman's strange past-a story reaching back to 1940s Hollywood and a well-known house on Nob Hill in San Francisco.

When Changing a Lightbulb Just Isn t Enough

Author: Emily Anderson
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9781588167484
Format: PDF
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These "Popular Mechanics"-approved strategies for going green offer double the value, conserving both money and natural resources at the same time.