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Religion and spirituality

  • Auteur:
    Meyer, Joyce
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    Bible teacher Joyce Meyer offers encouragement and practical insight for overcoming life's problems and challenges by dealing with them according to God's word.

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    Jakes, T. D.
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    In a time when women carry more influence than any other generation, the power of prayer has never been more important to remind us that we do not have to bear our crosses alone. We need prayer to stand guard over our hearts and minds and over the hearts and minds of our families. This book presents a clarion call for women to continue their progressive march of empowerment by dreaming like their daughters and praying like their grandmothers.

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    Elliott, Steven
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    Steven Elliott presents an explosive look at the chaos of war; the battle for life in its aftermath; a personal encounter with faith, love, tragedy, and renewal; and a confrontation of life's biggest questions.

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    Shetty, Jay.
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    Jay Shetty, social media superstar and host of the #1 podcast On Purpose , distills the timeless wisdom he learned as a monk into practical steps anyone can take every day to live a less anxious, more meaningful life. When you think like a monk, you'll understand: -How to overcome negativity -How to stop overthinking -Why comparison kills love -How to use your fear -Why you can't find happiness by looking for it -How to learn from everyone you meet -Why you are not your thoughts -How to find your purpose -Why kindness is crucial to success -And much more... Shetty grew up in a family where you could become one of three things—a doctor, a lawyer, or a failure. His family was convinced he had chosen option three: instead of attending his college graduation ceremony, he headed to India to become a monk, to meditate every day for four to eight hours, and devote his life to helping others. After three years, one of his teachers told him that he would have more impact on the world if he left the monk's path to share his experience and wisdom with others. Heavily in debt, and with no recognizable skills on his résumé, he moved back home in north London with his parents. Shetty reconnected with old school friends—many working for some of the world's largest corporations—who were experiencing tremendous stress, pressure, and unhappiness, and they invited Shetty to coach them on well-being, purpose, and mindfulness. Since then, Shetty has become one of the world's most popular influencers. In 2017, he was named in the Forbes magazine 30-under-30 for being a game-changer in the world of media. In 2018, he had the #1 video on Facebook with over 360 million views. His social media following totals over 38 million, he has produced over 400 viral videos which have amassed more than 8 billion views, and his podcast, On Purpose , is consistently ranked the world's #1 Health and Wellness podcast. In this inspiring, empowering book, Shetty draws on his time as a monk to show us how we can clear the roadblocks to our potential and power. Combining ancient wisdom and his own rich experiences in the ashram, Think Like a Monk reveals how to overcome negative thoughts and habits, and access the calm and purpose that lie within all of us. He transforms abstract lessons into advice and exercises we can all apply to reduce stress, improve relationships, and give the gifts we find in ourselves to the world. Shetty proves that everyone can—and should—think like a monk.

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    Cook, M. Bridget, Musser, Rebecca
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    Rebecca Musser's shares the story of her struggle to escape the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints led by Rulon Jeffs and his son, Warren, and her subsequent decision to take the witness stand against the new prophet of the FLDS in order to protect her little sisters and other young girls from being forced to marry at shockingly young ages.

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    Drape, Joe
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    This book chronicles the unlikely alliance between Father Hotze and Dr. Andrea Ambrosi, a country priest and a cosmopolitan Italian lawyer, as the two piece together the life of a long dead Korean War hero and military chaplain, and fashion it into a case for eternal divinity. Joe Drape offers a front row seat to the Catholic Church's saint-making machinery-which, in many ways, has changed little in two thousand years-and examines how, or if, faith and science can co-exist.

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    Kuile, Casper ter
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    We are in crisis today. Our modern technological society has left too many of us, no matter our ages, feeling isolated and bereft of purpose. Previous frameworks for building community and finding meaning no longer support us. This book reminds us that what we already do every day matters, and has the potential to become a powerful experience of reflection, sanctuary, and meaning. We might not be religious, but that doesn't mean we are any less spiritual.

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    Sander, Jennifer Basye
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    From a snowy impromptu game of Frisbee in the center of a holiday light display to a woman's trepidation as she arrives home on Christmas Eve with crates of rescued shelter dogs, these stories will brighten the spirit of you and your family this season and for many seasons to come. Some stories are funny, some are sweet, and some are heartbreaking, but all of them show that, if our hearts are open to giving and receiving love during this special season, incredible things can happen.

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    Enright, Anne
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    Spanning thirty years, this novel tells the story of Rosaleen, matriarch of the Madigans, and her four children, who grow up and leave Ireland for lives they could have never imagined. When they are all called back to the house a last Christmas, they must try to recover the relationships they've lost and forge the ones they never had.

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    Cavey, Bruxy
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    Cavey contends that the Jesus described in the Bible never intended to found a new religion; instead he hoped to break down the very idea of religion as a way to God. With a fresh perspective on biblical stories, Cavey paints a picture of the world God originally intended and still desires: a world without religion.

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    Guillen, Michael
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    In nearly all aspects of life, modern science is leading us into vast uncharted territory. Today scientists are performing experiments that threaten to fundamentally alter the practical character and ethical color of our everyday lives. Michael Guillen examines how the scientific community is pushing the boundaries of morality.

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    Desgagne, Michelle G
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    "A cycling accident became the Demarcation Point-of-no-Return ... Michelle makes no apologies for Lifestyle or Philosophy instead, she offers her Story, a Raw but Real roller-coaster ride that will challenge all your definitions of Resilience & Recovery."--Provided by publisher

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    McManus, Erwin Raphael
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    In The Artisan Soul, Erwin Raphael McManus not only calls us to reclaim our creative essence but also reveals how we can craft our lives into a work of art. There are no shortcuts to quality, and McManus celebrates the spiritual process that can help us discover our true selves.

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    Kingsland, James
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    Framed by the teachings of the Buddha, this book shows how ancient meditative practices anticipated the findings of modern neuroscience. This is a cutting-edge, big-picture assessment of meditation and mindfulness: how it works, what it does to our brains, and why it is vital today.

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    Brooks, Joanna, Cooper, Alex
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    Two days after Alex Cooper told her parents that she was gay, they took their daughter to a group of fellow Mormons who promised to "cure" Alex. For eight harrowing months, she was beaten and verbally abused. For the first time, Alex speaks out about her ordeal and its aftermath.

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    Cornwell, Patricia Daniels
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    A biography of Ruth Bell Graham, wife of evangelist Billy Graham, discussing her childhood in China as the daughter of medical missionaries, her contribution to her husband's work, and her efforts to keep their home and family life intact.

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    Meyer, Joyce
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    Life is busy and often uncertain, with constant demands and pressures, but you can live in the full peace of God with this easy-to-understand devotional designed to encourage you each day of the year.

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    Reimer-Kirkham, Sheryl, Sharma, Sonya, Brown, Rachel, Calestani, Melania
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    Healthcare settings are notoriously complex places where life and death co-exist, and where suffering is an everyday occurrence, giving rise to existential questions. The full range of society's diversity is reflected in patients and staff. Increasing religious and ethnic plurality, alongside decades of secularizing trends, is bringing new attention to how religion and nonreligion are expressed in public spaces. Through critical ethnographic research in Vancouver and London, Prayer as Transgression? reveals how prayer occurs in hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community-based clinics in a variety of forms and circumstances. Prayer occurs quietly on the edges of day-to-day healthcare provision and in designated sacred spaces. Some requests for prayer, however, interrupt and transgress the clinical machinery of a hospital, such as when a patient asks for prayer from the chaplain while the operating room waits. With contributions by researchers, healthcare practitioners, and chaplains, the authors consider how prayer transgresses the clinical priorities that mark healthcare, opening up ways to think differently about institutional norms and social structures. They show how prayer highlights trends of secularization and sacralization in healthcare settings. They also consider the ambivalences about prayer arising from staff and patients' varied views on religion and spirituality, and their associated ethical concerns amidst clinical and workload demands. A window onto religion in the public sphere, Prayer as Transgression? tells much about how people live well together, even in the face of personal crises and fragilities, suffering, diversity, and social change.

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    Long, Michael G.
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    Fred Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister, and although he rarely shared his religious convictions on his children's TV program, he fervently believed in a God who accepts us as we are and who desires a world marked by peace and wholeness. With this progressive spirituality as his inspiration, Rogers used his children's program as a platform for sharing countercultural beliefs about caring nonviolently for one another, animals, and the earth.

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    Dodson, Jonathan K.
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    Pastor Jonathan Dodson takes us back to the Beatitudes, the centerpiece of Jesus' famous Sermon on the Mount. Dodson examines each of the Beatitudes in the context of the new morality that buffets our society today, presenting a compelling portrait of the truly good life, both personal and social.

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