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📒The In Touch Study Series ✍ Charles Stanley
✏The In Touch Study Series Book Summary : There is much talk today about the spiritual disciplines. The age-old tools of Bible study, prayer, witnessing, church attendance, service, and obedience are still relevant today. Outlining the various stages of spiritual growth and how we can find Christ in every circumstance, this study enables believers to lay aside every sin and weight that would hinder them in their walk with God. Insight from one of the world's most popular pastors for Christians who desire to be all that God has called them to be.
📒Fasting ✍ Scot McKnight
✏Fasting Book Summary : “Fasting is the body talking what the spirit yearns, what the soul longs for, and what the mind knows to be true.” — Scot McKnight Christianity has traditionally been at odds with the human body. At times in the history of the church, Christians have viewed the body and physical desires as the enemy. Now, Scot McKnight, best-selling author of The Jesus Creed , reconnects the spiritual and the physical in the ancient discipline of fasting. Inside You'll Find: In-depth biblical precedents for the practice of fasting; How to fast effectively—and safely; Different methods of fasting as practiced in the Bible; Straight talk on pitfalls, such as cheating and motivation. Join McKnight as he explores the idea of “whole-body spirituality,” in which fasting plays a central role. This ancient practice, he says, doesn’t make sense to most of us until we have grasped the importance of the body for our spirituality, until we can view it as a spiritual response to a sacred moment. Fasting—simple, primitive, and ancient—still demonstrates a whole person’s earnest need and hunger for the presence of God, just as it has in the lives of God’s people throughout history. The Ancient Practices There is a hunger in every human heart for connection, primitive and raw, to God. To satisfy it, many are beginning to explore traditional spiritual disciplines used for centuries . . . everything from fixed-hour prayer to fasting to sincere observance of the Sabbath. Compelling and readable, the Ancient Practices series is for every spiritual sojourner, for every Christian seeker who wants more.
📒The Presence And Absence Of God ✍ Ingolf U. Dalferth
✏The Presence and Absence of God Book Summary : Safeguarding the distinction between God and world has always been a basic interest of negative theology. But sometimes it has overemphasized divine transcendence in a way that made it difficult to account for the sense of God's present activity and experienced actuality. Criticisms of the Western metaphysics of presence have made this even more difficult to conceive. On the other hand, there has been a widespread attempt in recent years to base all theology on (religious) experience; the Christian church celebrates God's presence in its central sacraments of baptism and Eucharist; process thought has re-conceptualized God's presence in panentheistic terms; and some have argued that God might be poly-present, not omnipresent. But what does it mean to say that God is present or absent? For Jews, Christians, and Moslems alike God is not an inference, an absentee entity of which we can detect only faint traces in our world. On the contrary, God is present reality, indeed the most present of all realities. However, belief in God's presence cannot ignore the widespread experience of God's absence. Moreover, there is little sense in speaking of God's absence if it cannot be distinguished from God's non-presence or non-existence. So how are we to understand the sense of divine presence and absence in religious and everyday life? This is what the essays in this volume explore in the biblical traditions, in Jewish and Christian theology and philosophy, and in contemporary philosophy of religion.
📒Practicing The Way Of Jesus ✍ Mark Scandrette
✏Practicing the Way of Jesus Book Summary : We tend to think about God in isolation, but Mark Scandrette contends that Jesus offers something more. Here Scandrette draws from his experience as a spiritual director and leader of an intentional community, plus the best thinking on kingdom spirituality, to help your group experience a vibrant life lived together, in the way of Jesus.
📒The British Study Edition Of The Urantia Papers Book Ereader Pdf ✍ Edited by Tigran Aivazian
✏The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers Book eReader PDF Book Summary : The British Study Edition of the Urantia Papers is based on the standard SRT text, but uses the metric system and adds a critical apparatus of textual variants and study notes.
📒Drawing Near ✍ John Bevere
✏Drawing Near Book Summary : A guide to developing a closer relationship with God offers advice on developing a sense of intimacy with Jesus, with the understanding that prayer must be a communication, rather then a one-sided conversation.
📒Open Mind Open Heart ✍ Thomas Keating
✏Open Mind Open Heart Book Summary : A beautiful new gift edition of this classic work of spirituality, complete with ribbon marker.This book is designed to initiate the reader into a deep, living relationship with God. Written by an acknowledged spiritual master, the book moves beyond "discursive meditation and particular acts to the intuitive level of contemplation." Keating gives an overview of the history of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition, and step-by-step guidance in the method of centering prayer. Special attention is paid to the role of the Sacred Word, Christian growth and transformation, and active prayer. The book ends with an explicit treatment of the contemplative dimension of the gospel.
📒Saint Giuseppe Moscati ✍ Antonio Tripodoro
✏Saint Giuseppe Moscati Book Summary : This is the compelling and inspirational true story of a twentieth-century doctor and saint. Giuseppe Moscati, born of an aristocratic family in Naples, Italy, devoted his medical career to serving the poor. He was also a medical school professor and a pioneer in the field of biochemistry, whose research led to the discovery of insulin as a cure for diabetes. Moscati regarded his medical practice as an apostolate, a ministry to his suffering fellowmen. Before examining a patient or engaging in research he would place himself in the presence of God. Moscati treated poor patients free of charge, and he would often send them home with an envelope containing a prescription and a fifty-lire note. He could have pursued a brilliant academic career, taken a professorial chair, and devoted more time to research, but he continued to serve his beloved patients and to train dedicated interns. By the witness of his example, he taught his many medical students to practice their profession in a spirit of service, saying that "suffering should be treated not as just pain of the body, but as the cry of a soul, to whom another brother, the doctor, runs with the ardent love of charity. . . [The sick] are the faces of Jesus Christ, and the Gospel precept urges us to love them as ourselves."
📒Times Of Refreshing ✍ Tom Kraeuter
✏Times of Refreshing Book Summary : "Tom Kraeuter is one of the most prolific authors and teachers on the contemporary worship scene today. His books are available worldwide in multiple languages. Tom's biblical, practical teaching transcends denominational lines. Nearly 20,000 people have attended his worship seminars, retreats, and conferences in churches all across North America. for those who long to worship God in spirit and in truth, here are 100 engaging, life-related devotions designed especially to strengthen worshipers and church worship ministries. In "Times of Refreshing veteran worship leaders draw upon the Living Water and their vast and varied experience to address essential topics, including a biblical view of worship, building relationships, expecting God's presence, and much more! Designed to be read either by individuals or by worship teams, each insightful devotion contains a Scripture passage and teaching from a respected worship leader, including Gerrit Gustafson, Kent Henry, Bob Kauflin, Patrick Kavanaugh, Tom Kraeuter, Bill Rayborn, and Arlen Salte.
📒Christian Confessions ✍ Ted Campbell
✏Christian Confessions Book Summary : Ted Campbell examines, in a comparative framework, the historic teachings of the four major Christian traditions that have shaped our theological heritage - Eastern Orthodoxy, Roman Catholicism. Reformation and Union churches, and Evangelical and Free churches. He provides an extensive overview of each tradition's particular beliefs on religious authority, God and Christ, human nature and salvation, and church, ministry, and the sacraments. He concludes by considering whether a definable core of Christian teachings cuts across denominational and confessional boundaries.