Acclaimed as one of the most exciting books in the history of American letters, this modern epic became an instant bestseller upon publication in 1974, transforming a generation and continuing to inspire millions. A narration of a summer motorcycle trip undertaken by a father and his son, the book becomes a personal and philosophical odyssey into fundamental questions of how to live. Resonant with the confusions of existence, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance is a touching and transcendent book of life.
Religion and spirituality
- Auteur:Pirsig, Robert M.Sommaire:
- Your prosperity blueprint : how to go from where you are to the level of success God intended for youAuteur:Hale, JasonSommaire:
Do you desire to achieve a new level of success in your business or career, but always find yourself hitting an invisible barrier? Are you looking for a way to transform your relationship with money from one of lack, under earnings and mishandling to one of more-than-enough, wealth and financial freedom? Did you know that the answers to all your financial need, desires and dreams are revealed just for you in the pages of the Bible? Follow Jason Hale, Ordained Minister, Successful Business Owner and Licensed Financial Advisor, as he simplifies the road to financial freedom for you precept by precept; scripture by scripture in Your Prosperity Blueprint. These same steps catapulted Jason from an annual income of $22,000 to a comfortable annual income of $400,000 in a very short period of time. He’s been quickly advancing upward ever since! Throughout all the lessons and examples shared in his easy to follow, spiritually rich content, you will be truly amazed to learn the single most important gem that will immediately take root to manifest your wealth—growing your finances from wherever you are to wherever you want to be in six months or less! Take hold of this greatest discovery to achieving prosperity—one that has proven successful for centuries!
- Auteur:Osteen, JoelSommaire:
Joel Osteen focuses on the eight irrefutable traits and attributes of highly successful people. These personal qualities are tested through the ages and all types of circumstances. These practical principles guide the lives of champions.
- Auteur:Williford, Tricia LottSommaire:
Our culture as a whole, and often the Christian culture in particular, discourages confidence in women. Tricia Lott Williford explores how confidence and self-awareness can be a path toward stronger and richer faith. She offers stories and strategies to inspire and lead women to develop the confidence to stand firm in the face of the blows, losses, and disappointments in life.Readers of this book will think, laugh, and gain confidence to do what is set before them. They will feel hopeful, courageous, strengthened, encouraged, present, and confident. And finally, readers will be equipped to implement simple strategies to inspire contagious confidence in themselves and others.
- Auteur:Winston-Macauley, MarnieSommaire:
"The Jewish mother feels her job isn't done even after death. You're never too dead to be a Jewish mother." –Mallory Lewis, daughter of Shari Lewis * What do Steven Spielberg, Woody Allen, Barbra Streisand, Jon Stewart, Bette Midler, and Natalie Portman have in common with this book? A Jewish mother. Is there such a thing as a Jewish mother? And if so, who is she? For the first time, best-selling Jewish author and humorist Marnie Winston-Macauley examines all aspects of the Jewish mother. Chronicling biblical Jewish mothers to modern-day Yentls, she creates a compendium using celebrity interviews, anecdotes, humor, and scholarly sources to answer these questions with truth and humor. * Contributors to the book range from Dr. Ruth Gruber and Rabbi Bonnie Koppel to Jackie Mason, Amy Borkowsky, John Stossel, Lainie Kazan, and more. * "The definitive source on Jewish mothers." –Eileen Warshaw, Ph.D., executive director of the Jewish Heritage Center of the Southwest
- Auteur:Geering, LloydSommaire:
Biography of New Zealand theologian Lloyd Geering [1918-]
- Auteur:Meyer, JoyceSommaire:
Joyce Meyer shows how to rely on God's strength during difficult circumstances by revealing the nature of God's peace as found in Scripture. She explains how to trade anxiety for joy, develop a childlike attitude of faith, and give our worries to the Lord.
- Auteur:Gwynne, PaulSommaire:
A new and expanded edition of a highly successful textbook on world religions with a comparative approach which explores how six major religions are lived and expressed through their customs, rituals and everyday practices. -A new edition of this major textbook, exploring the world's great religions through their customs, rituals and everyday practices by focusing on the 'lived experience' -This comparative study is enriched and broadened with the inclusion of a sixth religion, Daoism -Takes a thematic, comparative and practical approach; each chapter explores a series of key themes including birth, death, ethics, and worship across all six religions at each time -Broadens students' understanding by offering an impartial discussion of the similarities and differences between each religion -Includes an increased range of student-friendly features, designed to allow students to engage with each religion and extend their understanding
- Auteur:Brighenti, Kenneth, Trigilio, JohnSommaire:
Comprehensive interfaith coverage of the important female figures This friendly, approachable guide introduces readers to the famous and infamous women of Scripture, describing in everyday language the contributions these women made in their time and ours. From Eve, Sarah and Esther to Mary and Mary Magdalene, it discusses well-known women of both the Old and New Testaments, examining their role in Biblical narratives, their place in the Jewish and Christian faiths and the lessons their stories impart to women today.
- Auteur:Bevere, LisaSommaire:
Bold Bible Teacher Empowers Women to Live Free from Comparison and Rivalry. In this day of challenge and opportunity, women have been the victims of constant comparison and rivalry. It has robbed the church of the feminine voice and contribution that would make her strong. In a wild, vibrant, and relatable style, Lisa challenges women to: - embrace the fact that God loves us uniquely rather than equally - realize their undisputed calling - reconnect to their divine identity - dismantle the rivalries that keep us from God's fullness. There has never been a more desperate need for each of us to discover who and why we are a daughter without rival, loved by a God without rival, entrusted with a promise without rival, to complete an assignment without rival, that is destined for an eternity without rival. Includes questions for personal reflection and small group discussion, plus additional questions designed for use with Insights to a Life Without Rival video sessions.
- Auteur:Matthews, Greg J.Sommaire:
In a dramatic and inspiring memoir, Greg Matthews tells how his encounter with an enraged grizzly bear taught him that his identity was not found in manly pursuits but in God.
- Auteur:Pelikan, JaroslavSommaire:
Pelikan takes the reader through the good book's evolution from its earliest incarnation as oral tales to its modern existence in various iterations, translations, and languages. From the earliest Hebrew texts and the Bible's appearance in Greek, then Latin, Pelikan explores the canonization of different Bibles and why certain books were adopted by certain religions and sects, as well as the development of the printing press, the translation into modern languages, and varying schools of critical scholarship.
- Auteur:De Moor, HenrySommaire:
Starting at January 1st, this book provides short Bible readings for each day of the year.
- Auteur:Rule, Leslie, Rule, AnnSommaire:
Leslie Rule has spent over a decade researching spirits and has chronicled her paranormal tales in four previous nonfiction books, Coast to Coast Ghosts, Ghosts Among Us, When the Ghost Screams, and Ghost in the Mirror. With more than 150,000 copies sold, Rule builds upon her successful series of mystical works with Where Angels Tread. Where Angels Tread presents startling cases of angelic intervention, carefully documented through research and interviews, and accompanied by 30 black-and-white photographs of the subjects. In addition to enjoying tightly written yet detailed stories, loyal readers will be pleased to see Rule's trademark "In the News" sidebar articles where actual news accounts of angels and miracles are spotlighted. From the case of an elderly woman pushed from a burning house by angelic hands, to the story of a four-year-old pedaling straight into the path of a speeding truck only to be stopped by an angel, Where Angels Tread presents phenomenal cases of divine intervention. Twelve chapters are divided by themes, including "Animal Miracles," "Christmas Miracles," and "Angels on the Road. "An enticing foreword by best-selling author Ann Rule will whet readers' appetites when she confides that an angel once saved her life.
- Auteur:Johnson, JanSommaire:
Do you long for depth and authenticity in your relationship with God? Do you want purpose and daily direction but can't seem to find the right prayer to receive it? When the Soul Listens will guide you away from formulas and step-by-step prayer plans toward contemplative prayer, "the lifestyle that allows you to experience God's presence," writes author Jan Johnson. Learn to find rest and guidance in God, opening yourself to God's presence and direction through this practical approach. If you are disillusioned, experiencing spiritual dryness, or simply looking for the next step in your spiritual growth, When the Soul Listens offers a clear path to a fulfilling connection with God.
- Auteur:Ward, Tim, Davis, WadeSommaire:
The 20th Anniversary Edition of the bestselling classic with a new foreword by Wade Davis. "Tim's journeys took him not only to Asia, but into an inner world of spirit and faith. He has lived on the streets of India, pursued the Dharma in Himalayan monasteries and joined the community of monks at Wat Pah Nanachat in the jungles of Thailand-a commitment detailed with such humour, honesty and grace in What the Buddha Never Taught." —Wade Davis, author of The Wayfinders, from the new foreword.
- Auteur:Crooks, JamesSommaire:
Does the world we inhabit offer us hospitality or indifference? This question is central to the spiritual literature of all cultures. In We Find Ourselves Put to the Test James Crooks returns to the Bible's book of Job to explore the enduring relevance of that question and its philosophical dimensions. Beginning with the puzzle of Job's famous stoicism and nihilism in the face of loss, Crooks explores the contradictions of suffering as dramatized in the dialogue between Job and his friends. How is it that the friends' attempt to comfort Job with a rational explanation of his misfortune devolves seamlessly into victim blaming? How is it that Job's own renunciation of life at the nadir of his pain converts into an intellectual patience that outlasts the advocates of rational explanation? We Find Ourselves Put to the Test gives a portrait of the suffering protagonist looking into the heart of a creation that is, by necessity, both indifferent and hospitable. A philosophical exploration of one of the most enigmatic books in the Bible, We Find Ourselves Put to the Test goes beyond critical interpretation and suggests a way of reading the book of Job that is animated by a consideration of the reader's narratives and communities, and the limits of his or her own understanding.
- Auteur:Harpur, TomSommaire:
Following the extraordinary and ongoing success of his 2004 book The Pagan Christ, scholar and author Tom Harpur was deluged with readers’ requests to go more deeply into the mythological, allegorical approach to the story of Jesus he took in that bestselling book. In Water Into Wine, Harpur sets out the powerful and transforming message that emerges when the Gospels are finally read as they were originally intended to be and as they were understood by the first Christians, such as Origen and Clement. Seen in their true mythological and symbolical meaning, the stories in the drama of Jesus’ life come alive in a totally fresh way – not as the account of a single, distant god-man working strange miracle like Superman or some other fictional magician, but as a description of the evolution of the soul in everyone of us. The theme of the Gospels parallels exactly the theme of the Old Testament, as well as every ancient sacred text, which is that a spark of the divine spirit incarnates in each and every human being. Tom Harpur shows how "the old, old story" is at the heart of every religion and how it is really our own personal story too. Water Into Wine is a tour de force written by a skilled and learned communicator that should excite and nourish every true seeker after spiritual fulfillment. As well, it has the enormous potential for furthering the goal of global understanding and peace.
- Auteur:Brouwer, WayneSommaire:
This book provides weekly Christian meditations.
- Auteur:Burchett, DaveSommaire:
What if we are stubbing our toes on the sacred every day and not realizing it'We are the most connected culture in history but arguably the most disconnected from the awareness of God's presence. Waking Up Slowly is author Dave Burchett's personal challenge to live "in the moment" and find the everyday joys he misses in disconnected busyness.What moments of joy do we inadvertently miss as we stare at our screens' What performance idols destroy our ability to appreciate God's gifts'Dave Burchett sets out to find out how life might look differently if he awoke each morning consciously looking for the easy to miss "postcards from God." Waking Up Slowly is an intimate, warm, and touching story of discovering how to more fully appreciate living in the moment. During his discovery, the author finds regular reminders of daily joys from his Labrador pal, Maggie.Waking Up Slowly challenges the reader to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate the ways that God reveals himself daily. Through regular people, everyday situations, cuddly creatures, and stunning nature, God's presence is real and discoverable. We just need to wake up to it.