Description : Prayers from Philadelphia is a collection of prayers written by Pastor Megan Rohrer. This book provides diverse prayers for diverse people, with a unique vision of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These prayers focus on the struggles of contemporary life and seek to bring hope to worn out, disconnected and hopeless people. With an eye towards justice, this prayer book seeks to inspire Isaiah styled prayers that explore both the struggle and the joys of life. The Rev. Dr. Megan Rohrer is the pastor of Grace Lutheran in San Francisco and was featured both in Cosmopolitan and in the 500th Anniversary Celebration in Wittenberg, Germany.
Description : A Long and Restless Journey in Pursuit of Happiness with Empty Hands of Faith: An Authoritative Resource for Bushfallers is a brilliant “how to” collection of provocative essays that addresses the predicaments surrounding the rollercoaster and sometimes paralyzing crusade of wretched and disillusioned Africans deserting their homelands to seek life’s greener pastures overseas. It is a book on contemplative life that examines with concrete Biblical determinations the spectacular challenges faced by ‘prisoners of hope’ - bushfallers - in their epic effort to migrate, assimilate, and thrive in their adopted American home. Baté has ingeniously and persuasively interlaced humor, wit, and the Bible to engage readers on a subject that is at times delicate, private, and mystifying to discuss publicly. He advances forthright strategies for bushfallers to follow in order to optimize every moment of their expedition. The book proffers reliable self-help instructions on how to dodge or contend with the abstract, confrontational, and perturbing experiences of the work-a-day life overseas. He proposes knowledge and skills needed in the areas of tactical positioning; indispensable human, material, and social capital; as well as mental and physical astuteness essential for persistence. Most importantly, Baté invites the bushfaller as well as the onlooker to develop spiritual character and pledge total allegiance to the Lord for faith, strength, and direction. This collection of essays is current, thorough, and complete in its coverage of the multidimensional challenges faced by the bushfaller. As the prospects for living and survival gets even darker and heartless at home, and as the immigration climate gets menacing and precarious for bushfallers overseas, it becomes even more imperative to be proactive, innovative and resourceful in handling life’s vicissitudes.
Description : Reveals a much neglected strand of puritan theology which emphasised the importance of inner happiness and personal piety.
Description : Tap the power of prayer and faith to heal whatever ails you. Prayer and faith can be potent cures for a whole host of emotional and physical problems. Hundreds of scientific studies prove it! But how do you access this hidden strength? Prayer, Faith, and Healing will show you how with: * Advice from more than 160 of America's top religious leaders, counselors, doctors, and scientists * More than 500 tips for handling anger, addiction, depression, divorce, grief, stress, infidelity, financial problems, and over 40 other conditions * Plus, nearly 30 ways to build a more meaningful prayer life The most complete, most compelling advice ever gathered on how to heal yourself with prayer.
Description : Daily life brings worries—about tasks undone, strained relationships, health problems, financial difficulties, and other things that consume your thoughts. 365 Pocket Evening Prayers will help you relax and rest in God, trusting that he will provide for you now and tomorrow. Following in the footsteps of the popular 365 Pocket Prayers that has touched so many lives, here is an edition just for evening prayer time. There’s a topical index in the back of the book, so whether you need to pray about conflict, financial matters, health and healing, your family, or a recent disappointment you’ve experienced, 365 Pocket Evening Prayers helps you open your heart to the one who listens. Each reading in this convenient, easy-to-carry, quick-access guide begins with a daily prayer and ends with a promise from Scripture.
Description : Your life is not a reality show. It's actual reality. But too many of us spend our lives on trivial pursuits--media, money, perpetual youth, and a culture of constant entertainment. We try to avoid the realities of pain, depression, loneliness, and mortality by filling our lives with diversions. Even worse, our churches that might use the reality of pain and suffering to point us to the cross instead dress the gospel up in the world's clothing so that it will seem more "relevant." With pinpoint accuracy, LA club DJ turned pastor Ian DiOrio diagnoses the problem and gives us the cure. Exposing our most common empty attempts to find meaning apart from God, DiOrio points us back to God and exhorts us to find meaning in our identities as followers of Christ, as shapers of culture, and as people who participate in communities of worship.
Description : Explores the nature and role of wisdom in education. Modern scholarship has struggled to come to terms with the meaning of wisdom and its significance in the field of education. This book examines the importance of pursuing wisdom in schools by turning to ancient and medieval sources for clarification concerning the nature of wisdom. Sean Steel argues that our current emphasis on the development of rigorous critical-analytic thinking skills, on assessment, and on accountability in education has negatively impacted the ability of schools to foster an environment in which both students and teachers might pursue wisdom. Although in recent times efforts have been made to incorporate the pursuit of wisdom into schools through Philosophy for Children (P4C) and contemplative education programming, such initiatives have missed their mark. Steel therefore recommends not more accountability in education for the purpose of ensuring global competitiveness, but rather the institutional promotion of periods of leisure or schole in the school day. Drawing upon his own experiences as a teacher who has tried to encourage students to search for wisdom, the author discusses some of the challenges and pitfalls of wisdom seeking. He also offers examples of various wisdom-seeking activities that might bear fruit in the classroom.