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📒Devotion ✍ Botho Strauss
✏Devotion Book Summary : Richard Schroubeck, a Berlin bookseller in his early thirties, has entered a devastating time in his life. His girlfriend, Hannah, has left him, and Richard does not know why. Introspective, egoistic, and terribly dependent, Richard is sure Hannah will return, if only because he cannot live without her. He quits his job and withdraws to his apartment and a hermit-like existence, pouring out his guilt and hopes in notes, reflections, and observations he intends Hannah to have, an attempt to close the gap created by her absence.
📒Habits Of Devotion ✍ James M. O'Toole
✏Habits of Devotion Book Summary : "For generations, American Catholics... lived out their faith through countless unremarkable routines. Deep questions of theology usually meant little to them, but parishioners clung to deeply ingrained habits of devotion, both public and private. Particular devotions changed over time, waxing or waning in popularity, but the habits endured: going to mass on Sunday, saying prayers privately and teaching their children to do the same, filling their homes with crucifixes and other religious images, participating in special services, blending the church's calendar of feast and fast days with the secular cycles of work and citizenship, negotiating their conformity (or not) to the church's demands regarding sexual behavior and even diet.... It was religious practice, carried out in daily and weekly observance, that embodied their faith, more than any abstract set of dogmas."—from the Introduction In Habits of Devotion, four senior scholars take the measure of the central religious practices and devotions that by the middle of the twentieth century defined the "ordinary, week-to-week religion" of the majority of American Catholics. Their essays investigate prayer, devotion to Mary, confession, and the Eucharist as practiced by Catholics in the United States before and shortly after the Second Vatican Council.
📒Psalms For Devotion ✍ Jeanie Maxwell
✏Psalms for Devotion Book Summary : Even though Psalms was written thousands of years ago, it is still an encouragement for us today. In Psalms for Devotion, Author Jeanie Maxwell has written a daily devotional book that will truly be a source of inspiration and encouragement to you throughout your day. In this special book, Jeanie has taken at least one verse from every one of the 150 chapters of Psalms to write a daily meditation for thought.
📒Places For Devotion ✍ John Buscemi
✏Places for Devotion Book Summary : Examines four categories of devotional art: the crucifix, the cross and risen Christ statues; images of Mary and Joseph; images of the communion of saints; and images of the parish patron saint. He discusses how these images might be embodied in contemporary forms and then included appropriately in the place for worship as icons of God's great love for women and men.--
📒Objects Of Special Devotion ✍ Ray Broadus Browne
✏Objects of Special Devotion Book Summary : This book demonstrates the importance of the study of fetishes and fetishism in the study of popular culture. Some of the essays cover rather "conventional" manifestations in the world today; others demonstrate the fetishistic qualities of some unusual items. But all illustrate without any doubt that, like the icon, the ritual, and many other items in society, fetishes, fetishism and fetishists must be studied and understood before we can begin to understand the complexity of present-day society.
📒Family Devotion ✍ Edmund Gibson
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📒Authentic Devotion ✍ Francis De Sales
✏Authentic Devotion Book Summary : Centuries ago, Francis de Sales–bishop of Geneva during the lifetime of many first generation Protestant Calvinists–wrote about the importance of having a spiritual director. Yet he later told his biographer such a person “would be difficult to find,” suggesting that in these circumstances, “We can look for guidance among the books of authors who are no longer living. Devotional books are our best Directors.” Today, de Sales serves as such a spiritual director to countless modern day believers, and his Introduction to the Devout Life is recognized as one of the truly great works of devotional literature. Originally written as a series of letters of religious guidance, this enduring book is filled with thoughtful spiritual illustrations and radiates with a warm humanity that touches people of all religious backgrounds. A classic masterpiece of spiritual writing, de Sales’ book is acknowledged to be among the top handful of guides to Christian living. No matter where readers are in their spiritual development–whether they are beginners or skilled theologians–this modern interpretation, an “honest paraphrase” of de Sales’ work, will gently guide them down the clearest path imaginable into a deeper and more authentic religious life. From the Trade Paperback edition.
✏A Pocket Manual of Anglo Catholic Devotion Book Summary : A daily prayer companion for the many Christians who would describe themselves as Anglo-Catholic (and who comprise one-third of the Church of England), this is a complete resource with orders of morning, midday, evening and night prayer. It also provides variations for the liturgical seasons, holy days, festivals, initiation and healing, prayers for the rosary and Station of the Cross and prayers in preparation for the Eucharist. A portable, abridged version of the daily devotional companion, it contains the full text of the larger volume apart from the Psalms and Canticles, the optional Eucharist prayers and the longer daily readings. Ideal for travellers or as a confirmation gift.
📒My Devotion My Heart ✍ Teresa Preston
✏My Devotion My Heart Book Summary : When you didn't die, did you wish you could? Did you become cynical and bitter for how your life has turned out? Author Teresa Preston had begged God for a change in her life. She finally realized that she was living the results of bad choices. Reclaiming the belief that she is good enough for God to use felt impossible. However, God worked a miracle from the rubble that was left of her life. Allowing all that she held dear except her children to be stripped from her And The only place she could look was up. God took her on a long and difficult journey to self-awareness, confidence, and a relationship like she had never known. She realized Jesus could fill every void.
📒Seasons Of Devotion ✍ Philip Law
✏Seasons of Devotion Book Summary : People of all ages and backgrounds turn to the Bible for inspiration and guidance in their daily lives. Seasons of Devotion provides a brief Bible reading and prayer for each day of the year, arranged under a different theme for each week. The book ends with a comprehensive index of subjects, making this a book that people can turn to at any time, depending on the particular need, mood or special occasion.