An Altar In The World
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📒An Altar In The World ✍ Barbara Brown Taylor
✏An Altar in the World Book Summary : In the New York Times bestseller An Altar in the World, acclaimed author Barbara Brown Taylor continues her spiritual journey by building upon where she left off in Leaving Church. With the honesty of Elizabeth Gilbert (Eat, Pray, Love) and the spiritual depth of Anne Lamott (Grace, Eventually), Taylor shares how she learned to find God beyond the church walls by embracing the sacred as a natural part of everyday life. In An Altar in the World, Taylor shows us how to discover altars everywhere we go and in nearly everything we do as we learn to live with purpose, pay attention, slow down, and revere the world we live in. The eBook includes a special excerpt from Barbara Brown Taylor's Learning to Walk in the Dark.
📒An Altar In The Wilderness ✍ Kaleeg Hainsworth
✏An Altar in the Wilderness Book Summary : Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies. Father Kaleeg Hainsworth, an Eastern Orthodox priest with a lifetime of experience in the Canadian wilderness, grounds this manifesto in the literary, philosophical, mystical and historical teachings of the spiritual masters of both East and West, outlining the human experience of the sacred in nature. The spiritual ecology described here is fully engaged with the wilderness beyond our backyards; it is an ecology which takes in nature as “red in tooth and claw” and offers a way forward in the face of accelerating climate change. This manifesto also challenges our modern self-conception as dominators or stewards of the natural world, claiming these roles emerged from western industrial history and are directly responsible for the environmental damage and alienation from nature we know today. The ecological scope of this book begins with a meditation on natural beauty as the divine that breathes through all aspects of life. We discover along the way that awe and mystery are so vital to the human experience of the natural world that without them we are doomed to treat nature as little more than a resource, a science or a playground for recreation alone. Instead, a new role emerges from these pages, one which accounts for the sacred in nature and places us in relationship to the world of which we are inextricably a part. This role is a priestly one, and Father Hainsworth outlines the significance and benefits of it in detail while also offering a vision of life in which a human being stands in the world of nature as at an altar built in the wilderness, a sacred offering in a holy place.
📒Holy Envy ✍ Barbara Brown Taylor
✏Holy Envy Book Summary : The renowned Christian preacher and New York Times bestselling author of An Altar in the World recounts her moving discoveries of finding the sacred in unexpected places while teaching world religions to undergraduates in Baptist-saturated rural Georgia, revealing how God delights in confounding our expectations. Christians are taught that God is everywhere--a tenet that is central to Barbara Brown Taylor's life and faith. In Holy Envy, she continues her spiritual journey, contemplating the myriad ways she encountered God while exploring other faiths with her students in the classroom, and on field trips to diverse places of worship. Both she and her students ponder how the knowledge and insights they have gained raise important questions about belief, and explore how different practices relate to their own faith. Inspired by this intellectual and spiritual quest, Barbara turns once again to the Bible for guidance, to see what secrets lay buried there. Throughout Holy Envy, Barbara weaves together stories from her classroom with reflections on how her own spiritual journey has been challenged and renewed by connecting with people of other traditions--and by meeting God in them. At the heart of her odyssey is her trust that it is God who pushes her beyond her comfortable boundaries and calls us to "disown" our privatised versions of the divine--a change that ultimately deepens her relationship with both the world and with God, and ours.
📒Leaving Church ✍ Barbara Brown Taylor
✏Leaving Church Book Summary : “This beautiful book is rich with wit and humanness and honesty and loving detail….I cannot overstate how liberating and transforming I have found Leaving Church to be.” —Frederick Buechner, author of Beyond Words “This is an astonishing book. . . . Taylor is a better writer than LaMott and a better theologian than Norris. In a word, she is the best there is.” —Living Church Barbara Brown Taylor, once hailed as one of America’s most effective and beloved preachers, eloquently tells the moving and delightful story of her search to find an authentic way of being Christian—even when it meant giving up her pulpit. The eBook includes a special excerpt from Barbara Brown Taylor's Learning to Walk in the Dark.
📒Learning To Walk In The Dark ✍ Barbara Brown Taylor
✏Learning to Walk in the Dark Book Summary : In this long awaited follow-up to the best-selling An Altar in the World, Barbara Brown Taylor explores ‘the treasures of darkness’ that the Bible speaks about. What can we learn about the ways of God when we cannot see the way ahead, are lost, alone, frightened, not in control or when the world around us seems to have descended into darkness?
📒The Seeds Of Heaven ✍ Barbara Brown Taylor
✏The Seeds of Heaven Book Summary : This wonderful collection of sermons by renowned preacher, author, and speaker Barbara Brown Taylor is based on the Gospel of Matthew. Each of the fifteen sermons, three of them appearing here for the first time in print, is based on a reading from Matthew, including "Exceeding Righteousness" (Matthew 5:17-20), "The Problem with Miracles" (14:13-21), "Family Fights" (18:15-20), "Once More from the Heart" (18:21-35), "Beginning at the End" (20:1-16), and "On the Clouds of Heaven" (24:29-44).
📒The Theologically Formed Heart ✍ Warner M. Bailey
✏The Theologically Formed Heart Book Summary : The Theologically Formed Heart invites the reader to consider the role of theology in the formation of virtues and passions, and, conversely, the role of virtues and passions in understanding Scripture, theology, and living a Christian life. The essays in this volume are offered in appreciation of the teaching, scholarship, and service to the church and world of Professor of Theology David J. Gouwens. They are organized in three sections: theological reflections, Reformed theology in service to the church, and studies in the thought of Soren Kierkegaard. Four important issues are explored from multiple perspectives: the Church's coming to terms with religious pluralism in mission, inter-religious dialogue, theological education, and ecclesial life; the gospel's invitation to welcome communities of difference; Reformed aesthetics in Calvin's rhetoric and in contemporary hymnody; and Kierkegaard's contribution to theology and ecclesial practice. The aims of the book go beyond academic confines. Through reading the different essays, a personality will emerge who illustrates a life of scholarship that yields itself gladly to the God made known in Jesus Christ. Thus, beyond imparting new information, the book may inspire its readers to their own practice of theologically forming their hearts.
📒Cut Dead But Still Alive ✍ Gregory C. Ellison (II.)
✏Cut Dead But Still Alive Book Summary : There is hope beyond the strange and bitter cup of African American manhood."
📒The Blessing Of A Ginkgo Tree ✍ The Clergy of Christ Episcopal Church
✏The Blessing of a Ginkgo Tree Book Summary : Here are 135 engaging and inspiring meditations chosen from cherished weekly devotions by the clergy of Christ Episcopal Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, originally written as “e-devotions” emailed each Wednesday to the entire congregation. Subjects range from everyday blessings like the brilliant ginkgo tree in the churchyard to the joys and challenges of Christian living. Full of wisdom, these devotions provide a window on the life of a vibrant Episcopal parish, moments of grace, and glimpses of the eternal.
📒Lord Make Me Into An Altar ✍ David Robinson, Jr.
✏Lord Make Me Into an Altar Book Summary : This book is a series of thoughts the Holy Spirit inspired the author to write while serving in Iraq. These spiritually uplifting thoughts bring us closer to becoming an altar for God. This book reminds us of the importance of being stable while living a spiritually consistent life. Being an altar for God enables us to communicate the holiness of God to a generation in need. It makes us more than people who attend church; it makes us people who bring church to our neighborhoods, jobs, and homes. We are answers to the prayers of generations before us. Now it's our time to be vessels God can use to reach and draw people to Himself. David Robinson Jr. is a family man who is in love with God and simply wants to please Him. David has a unique ability to hear the voice of God, compassionately ministering to the poor and those whom society has rejected. He and his family get great joy from providing needed supplies to the less fortunate. While serving in the military, David stood his watch not only physically but spiritually as well. He ministered the Word of God onboard US Navy ships at sea and on land while deployed in Iraq. His teaching has directly impacted thousands of souls as he has built bridges and crossed cultural boundaries, empowering sailors, soldiers, airmen, marines, and civilians with hope and trust in our Lord Jesus.