The Heart Of Perfection
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📒The Heart Of Perfection ✍ Colleen Carroll Campbell
✏The Heart of Perfection Book Summary : An award-winning author, former presidential speechwriter, and mother of four weaves stories of her own struggles against comparison and impossible expectations with those of seven ex-perfectionist saints (and one heretic) who show us how to pursue a new kind of perfection: freedom in Christ. Spiritual perfectionism—an obsession with flawlessness rooted in the belief that we can earn God’s love—is the most dangerous form of perfectionism because so many of us mistake it for virtue, or deny that it afflicts us at all. Its toxic cycle of pride, sin, shame, blame, and despair distorts our vision, dulls our faith, and leads us to view others through the same hypercritical lens we think God is using to view us. As a lifelong overachiever who drafted her first résumé in sixth grade and spell-checked her high-school boyfriend’s love letters, Colleen Carroll Campbell knows something about the perfectionist trap. But it was only after she became a mother that she started to see how insidiously perfectionism had infected her spiritual life, how lethal it could be to her happiness and her family, and how disproportionately it afflicts the people working hardest to serve God. In the ruins of her own perfectionist mistakes, Colleen dug into Scripture and the lives of the canonized saints for answers. She discovered to her surprise that many holy men and women she once saw as encouraging her perfectionism were, in fact, recovering perfectionists. And their grace-fueled victory over this malady—not perfectionist striving—was the key to their heroic virtue and contagious joy. In The Heart of Perfection, Colleen weaves the stories and wisdom of these saints with Scripture and beautifully crafted tales of her own trial-and-error experiments in applying that wisdom to her life. She introduces us to such saints as Jane de Chantal, a single mother who conquered her impatience only after her ex-perfectionist friend Saint Francis de Sales convinced her to trade punishing prayer regimens for the tougher discipline of showing gentleness to rude in-laws, rowdy kids, and herself. Colleen describes the battle against obsessive guilt that turned timid people-pleaser Alphonsus Liguori into a fearless defender of God’s mercy; the discernment rules that helped Ignatius of Loyola overcome crippling discouragement and distraction; the concern for reputation that almost cost the world the radical witness of Francis of Assisi; and the biblical work-life balance that Benedict of Nursia pioneered after years of driving himself and others too hard—and without surrendering his holy zeal. Gorgeously written and deeply insightful, Colleen Carroll Campbell’s The Heart of Perfection shows that the solution to perfectionism is not to squelch our hard-wired desires for excellence but to allow God to purify and redirect them, by swapping the chains of control and comparison for pursuit of a new kind of perfection: the freedom of the children of God.
📒Be Perfect The Way To Perfection In God ✍ Andrew Murray
✏Be Perfect The way to perfection in God Book Summary : God has worked into every human heart a deep desire for perfection. That desire is manifested in the admiration which all men have for excellence in the different objects or pursuits to which they attach value. In the believer who yields himself wholly to God, this desire fastens itself upon God's wonderful promises, and inspires a prayer like that of M'Cheyne: "Lord, make me as holy as a pardoned sinner can be made." The more we learn to desire this full conformity to God's will, for the consciousness that we are always pleasing to Him, we will see that all this must come as a gift direct from heaven. This gift is the full outbirth in us of the life of God, the inbreathing of the Holy Spirit of Jesus in those who are wholly yielded to His indwelling and rule. Trusting ever less to men's thoughts and teachings, we will retire often into the secret of God's presence, in the assurance that the more we see God's face, and hear the secret voice that comes direct from Him, "BE PERFECT," the more will the Holy Spirit dwelling within us unfold the heavenly fulness and power of the words, and make them, as God's words, bring and give and create the very thing He speaks. In the hope that these simple meditations may help some of God's children to go on to Perfection, I commit them and myself to the Blessed Father's teaching and keeping. by Andrew Murray
📒In Search Of God S Perfection ✍ Andrew Murray
✏In Search of God s Perfection Book Summary : Follow legendary teacher and author Andrew Murray as he takes you through the many appearances of the word perfect in Scripture. From these passages, Murray concludes that… Perfection is possible and attainable. To know perfection, we must accept God’s commands and obey them. Perfection is not an arbitrary command; the nature of God can ask for nothing less. Perfection is the highest aim of what God, in His great power, can do for us. Perfection is not some intangible level of existence that sounds good in theory but is impossible to achieve in real life. Perfection is not only obtainable, but it should be our goal as believers. God has made divine provision for each of us to become perfect.
📒Notes From The Road Vol 1 ✍ Rebekah Garvin
✏Notes from the Road Vol 1 Book Summary : Life is a journey. The path can be rather difficult to find and follow. These "Notes From the Road" have been dropped along the way to mark the trail. You are invited to come alongside for a mile or two. Venture down into the valleys, brave the dark forests, break out of the trees, and stand on the mountain top to feel the wind in your face. And, when the time comes, bid a fond farewell and venture down your own path. This book contains a small collection of journal entries from fellow travelers who struggle with their brokenness, encounter God and find out that He is still speaking. Authors: Rebekah Garvin, Chris Garvin, Tiffany Reynolds, David James, Cherise James
📒The Image Of God And The Perfect Man ✍ Charles L. Hill Jr
✏The Image of God and the Perfect Man Book Summary : In her moving bilingual art memoir "Spiritual Healing with Art" Fernandez showed how she was able to heal her spirit with art. With over 80 artworks and bilingual text (English/Spanish) the artist's life story, including early emotional traumas and healing, unfolds in a sequence of magnificent paintings, revealing the process by which the artist emerged as an independent, open and free person. This book is rich with archetypal material--both in images and in words. The author/artist has taken a deep inner journey to find that simply expressing her emotions through art has helped her to heal. The art is filled with shadow and light; the words are profound. It is a fascinating testimony about the power of art as a healing resource. Readers said about this book: "Very moving, powerful work" "I see myself in every page" "It makes my hair stand up" "It will empower many people to honor their inner truth" "It is beautiful and magical" "Every page is symbolic of going from darkness into light" "You have cheated time, you know at 36 what takes 50 year to learn." "A book of great depth and few words" "A tool for meditation" "It is very inspirational and empowering but certainly not a how-to book, the learning that results goes much deeper than a to-do list." See video with part of the artworks here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yxwr30
📒Persian Metaphysics And Mysticism ✍ Lloyd Ridgeon
✏Persian Metaphysics and Mysticism Book Summary : One of the foremost 13th-century Persian mystics, 'Aziz Nasaffi with his simple manner of explaining God, His Essence, Attributes and Acts provides the western reader with an overview of all the major interpretations of medieval Islamic thought. Providing the first comprehensive selection in English of Nasaffi's treatises, Dr Ridgeon's work offers the western student of Islam a much-needed guide to the speculative and practical dimensions of Sufism.
✏Horae Homileticae Or Discourses Now First Digested Into One Continued Series and Forming a Commentary Upon Every Book of the Old and New Test Book Summary :
📒Horae Homileticae First Of Chronicles To Job ✍ Charles Simeon
✏Horae Homileticae First of Chronicles to Job Book Summary :
✏Author : Charles Simeon
✏Release Date : 1832
✏ISBN : OXFORD:600099126
✏Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
✏Hor homiletic or Discourses in the form of skeletons upon the whole Scriptures With Appendix With indexes prepared by T H Horne To which is annexed an improved ed of a transl of J Claude s Essay on the composition of a sermon Book Summary :
📒Horae Homilecticae ✍ Charles Simeon
✏Horae Homilecticae Book Summary :