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
- Author:Pirsig, Robert M.Summary:
- Your prosperity blueprint : how to go from where you are to the level of success God intended for youAuthor:Hale, JasonSummary:
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!
- Author:Meyer, JoyceSummary:
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.
- Author:Osteen, JoelSummary:
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.
- Author:Williford, Tricia LottSummary:
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.
- Author:Chopra, DeepakSummary:
Now a New York Times Bestseller! "A riveting and absolutely fascinating adventure that will blow your mind wide open!"--Dr. Rudolph E. Tanzi. Deepak Chopra joins forces with leading physicist Menas Kafatos to explore some of the most important and baffling questions about our place in the world. What happens when modern science reaches a crucial turning point that challenges everything we know about reality? In this brilliant, timely, and practical work, Chopra and Kafatos tell us that we've reached just such a point. In the coming era, the universe will be completely redefined as a "human universe" radically unlike the cold, empty void where human life is barely a speck in the cosmos. You Are the Universe literally means what it says--each of us is a co-creator of reality extending to the vastest reaches of time and space. This seemingly impossible proposition follows from the current state of science, where outside the public eye, some key mysteries cannot be solved, even though they are the very issues that define reality itself: What Came Before the Big Bang? Why Does the Universe Fit Together So Perfectly? Where Did Time Come From? What Is the Universe Made Of? Is the Quantum World Linked to Everyday Life? Do We Live in a Conscious Universe? How Did Life First Begin? "The shift into a new paradigm is happening," the authors write. "The answers offered in this book are not our invention or eccentric flights of fancy. All of us live in a participatory universe. Once you decide that you want to participate fully with mind, body, and soul, the paradigm shift becomes personal. The reality you inhabit will be yours either to embrace or to change." What these two great minds offer is a bold, new understanding of who we are and how we can transform the world for the better while reaching our greatest potential.
- You are stronger than you think : unleash the power to go bigger, go bold, and go beyond what limits youAuthor:Osteen, JoelSummary:
Words are like seeds. When we speak them out loud, they take root and begin to grow. Our words have incredible creative power. They are like seeds, taking root and flourishing when we speak them out loud. And, eventually, what we say transforms our lives. In The Miracle in Your Mouth , Joel Osteen expands on his powerful message of aligning your words with what's in your heart-and what God says about you-to release miracles that are meant for you. Believing in positive change is one thing; speaking it to life is another. Your dreams and aspirations-the ones God has purposefully put in your path-may seem unlikely or even impossible. During times when it feels like you can't catch a break, or situations where you give it all you've got but still can't turn things around, God is asking you to stay true to yourself and speak your victories out loud. Even when defeat feels inevitable, you must speak as if you've already won. To help you live your most victorious life, Joel Osteen shares cherished Scripture and personal insight into the power of speaking out in faith, noting special moments when God did the unexpected and inexplicable in his own life. Stay inspired on your journey, as you talk yourself into prosperity, opportunity, and healing. The miracle is in your mouth!
- Author:Puddle, JonathanSummary:
If you’re anything like me, you’ve tried to love God and love others without thinking too much about yourself. Wanting to avoid self-centeredness, I doubted myself and condemned myself—I even hated myself—until I noticed the ancient words of Mark 12:31, “Love your neighbour as yourself.” A gentle whisper led me in a new direction and everything in my life began to change.
- Author:Winston-Macauley, MarnieSummary:
"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
- Author:Geering, LloydSummary:
Biography of New Zealand theologian Lloyd Geering [1918-]
- Author:Meyer, JoyceSummary:
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.
- Author:Gwynne, PaulSummary:
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
- Author:Brighenti, Kenneth, Trigilio, JohnSummary:
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.
- Author:Bevere, LisaSummary:
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.
- Author:Graham, BillySummary:
Wisdom for Each Day Signature Edition 365-day devotional provides encouragement no matter what your day may hold. Each day brings an opportunity to find comfort and guidance in God's love-through times of happiness or grief, health or sickness, victory or disappointment.
- Author:Groeschel, CraigSummary:
Are your thoughts out of control--just like your life? Do you long to break free from the spiral of destructive thinking? Let God's truth become your battle plan to win the war in your mind! We've all tried to think our way out of bad habits and unhealthy thought patterns, only to find ourselves stuck with an out-of-control mind and off-track daily life. Pastor and New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel understands deeply this daily battle against self-doubt and negative thinking, and in this powerful new book he reveals the strategies he's discovered to change your mind and your life for the long-term. Drawing upon Scripture and the latest findings of brain science, Groeschel lays out practical strategies that will free you from the grip of harmful, destructive thinking and enable you to live the life of joy and peace that God intends you to live. Winning the War in Your Mind will help you: Learn how your brain works and see how to rewire it; Identify the lies your enemy wants you to believe; Recognize and short-circuit your mental triggers for destructive thinking; See how prayer and praise will transform your mind; Develop practices that allow God's thoughts to become your thoughts. God has something better for your life than your old ways of thinking. It's time to change your mind so God can change your life.
- Author:Matthews, Greg J.Summary:
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.
- Author:Pelikan, JaroslavSummary:
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.
- Author:Evans, Rachel HeldSummary:
Discover the new collection of original writings by Rachel Held Evans, whose reflections on faith and life continue to encourage, challenge, and influence, lovingly performed by Daniel Jonce Evans, Jeff Chu, Jamie Wright, Sarah Bessey, Nadia Bolz-Weber, Kristen Howerton, Kaitlin Curtice, Amanda Held Opelt, Rev. Neichelle R. Guidry, Ph.D., Candice Marie Benbow, Kathy Khang, the Rev. Wil Gafney, Ph.D., and Amena Brown. Rachel Held Evans is widely recognized for her theologically astute, profoundly honest, and beautifully personal books, which have guided, instructed, edified, and shaped Christians as they seek to live out a just and loving faith. At the time of her tragic death in 2019, Rachel was working on a new book about wholeheartedness. With the help of her close friend and author Jeff Chu, that work-in-progress has been woven together with some of her other unpublished writings into a rich collection of essays that ask candid questions about the stories we've been told-and the stories we tell-about our faith, our selves, and our world. This book is for the doubter and the dreamer, the seeker and the sojourner, those who long for a sense of spiritual wholeness as well as those who have been hurt by the Church but can't seem to let go of the story of Jesus. Through theological reflection and personal recollection, Rachel wrestles with God's grace and love, looks unsparingly at what the Church is and does, and explores universal human questions about becoming and belonging. An unforgettable, moving, and intimate book.
- Author:Pollack, Pam.Summary:
Joan of Arc was born in a small French village during the worst period of the Hundred Years' War. For generations, France had been besieged by the British. At age 11, Joan began to see religious visions telling her to join forces with the King of France. By the time she was a teenager, she was leading troops into battle in the name of her country. Though she was captured and executed for her beliefs, Joan of Arc became a Catholic saint and has since captured the world's imagination.