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 : 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 : At age 30 Evan Moffic became the leader of a large congregation. He had great success. But he couldn't find happiness. Then he found a 2000-year-old prayer. In it were hidden elements of Jewish wisdom. They became a part of his life and those of his congregation and transformed them and him. What if we had a clear path to follow when life disappointed us? What if we had a time-tested guide for a life of deeper meaning and happiness? That is what Rabbi Moffic discovered in an ancient Jewish prayer. Based on ten practices any person can follow, the prayer has helped thousands of people-couples, teenagers, empty nesters struggling with loss, divorce, and ruptured relationships-find renewed meaning and purpose in their lives. Moffic discovered the power of the prayer when he was called to become the youngest rabbi to lead a large US synagogue at just thirty years of age. The prayer became his guidepost, providing him with the wisdom to lead beyond his years. By incorporating the power of this prayer into his life and using it to guide his congregation and community, he became known as "the smiling rabbi." In the tradition of Rabbi Harold Kushner, Rabbi Evan Moffic opens up the Jewish wisdom tradition with insights for today. Drawing from interactions with thousands of congregants, as well as his own experience; relating stories of real people; providing accessible commentary from contemporary psychologists; and sprinkling in warm humor, this rabbi of a new generation reveals the means and meaning of joyous living that will appeal to everyone.
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 : Akande explains how to best harness the spectacular power that is contained in words. Word can be transformed into material form and be dematerialized. Word opens and closes any door. However, people need to know the tactics for using words to achieve wonderful results.
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.
Description : One of the greatest Christian thinkers and writers on spiritual formation today, Dr. James Houston thoughtfully examines what is at the core of every human soul: a longing for intimacy with God, and in each book of this five-volume series, he examines an aspect of what it means to truly experience the most profound of all relationships.