The Spirit of Agape Self Help from Within

The Spirit of Agape Self Help from Within
Author: Terry Harvey
Publsiher: Balboa Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2012-09
ISBN: 145255059X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Spirit of Agape Self Help from Within Book Excerpt:

"With an unparalleled depth of wisdom and insight, Terry Harvey shares her true gift to the world. Her inspiration in writing and healing has touched the lives of many through her private practice." —Eva Tyson, PhD, founder of The Crystal Gaze Spiritual Circle, Metaphysician The Spirit of AGAPE, Self-Help from Within is an inspirational writing to teach and encourage others to use the gift that came with the human model. When you were born, you did not get an owner's manual to tell how to use your gift s or even to care for your physical or spiritual life. This book is that owner's manual to each individual. Terry reveals in our inner spiritual development the idea and tangible aspect of thought—the sum of all things within the universe. It is the key to our success, healing, happiness, failure, and yes, even our prosperity. Terry touches on the world's religions and dogma, clarifying that it is our inner spiritual development, not the collection tray on Sunday mornings, that brings us to that higher level of consciousness.

Self Help in Mental Health

Self Help in Mental Health
Author: T. Mark Harwood,Luciano L'Abate
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2009-11-24
ISBN: 1441910999
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Help in Mental Health Book Excerpt:

Self-help is big business, but alas not a scienti c business. The estimated 10 billion—that’s with a “b”—spent each year on self-help in the United States is rarely guided by research or monitored by mental health professionals. Instead, marketing and metaphysics triumph. The more outrageous the “miraculous cure” and the “r- olutionary secret,” the better the sales. Of the 3,000 plus self-help books published each year, only a dozen contain controlled research documenting their effectiveness as stand-alone self-help. Of the 20,000 plus psychological and relationship web sites available on the Internet, only a couple hundred meet professional standards for accuracy and balance. Most, in fact, sell a commercial product. Pity the layperson, or for that matter, the practitioner, trying to navigate the self-help morass. We are bombarded with thousands of potential resources and c- tradictory advice. Should we seek wisdom in a self-help book, an online site, a 12-step group, an engaging autobiography, a treatment manual, an inspiring movie, or distance writing? Should we just do it, or just say no? Work toward change or accept what is? Love your inner child or grow out of your Peter Pan? I become confused and discouraged just contemplating the choices.

Counseling and Psychotherapy

Counseling and Psychotherapy
Author: Siang-Yang Tan
Publsiher: Baker Academic
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2022-04-19
ISBN: 1493435078
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Counseling and Psychotherapy Book Excerpt:

This substantially revised and updated edition of a widely used textbook covers the major approaches to counseling and psychotherapy from a Christian perspective, with hypothetical verbatim transcripts of interventions for each major approach and the latest empirical or research findings on their effectiveness. The second edition covers therapies and techniques that are increasing in use, reduces coverage of techniques that are waning in importance, and includes a discussion of lay counseling. The book presents a Christian approach to counseling and psychotherapy that is Christ-centered, biblically based, and Spirit-filled.

Dual Diagnosis Nursing

Dual Diagnosis Nursing
Author: G. Hussein Rassool
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2008-04-15
ISBN: 0470777540
Category: Medical
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dual Diagnosis Nursing Book Excerpt:

The increasing number of individuals with co-existing substance misuse and psychiatric disorders presents a key challenge to mental health and addiction nurses. This practice-based text focuses on the management and intervention strategies to effectively meet the needs of this client group in both community and residential settings. Dual Diagnosis Nursing is a comprehensive text for practitioners on contemporary approaches to working with dual disorder and dual diagnosis patients. It explores both clinical and theoretical perspectives in a variety of different care and treatment settings, addressing key issues such as needs of special populations, multi-dimensional assessment, dealing with emergencies, prescribing and medication management, nursing and psychological interventions, spiritual needs, carers’ interventions and professional development.

Living and Loving

Living and Loving
Author: Melvin E. Banks
Publsiher: Urban Ministries Inc
Total Pages: 95
Release: 1997-05
ISBN: 9780940955387
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Living and Loving Book Excerpt:

Features studies based on the Bible books of 1 and 2 Peter, and 1, 2, and 3 John. This book explores the topics of love, false doctrines, conquering fear, increasing your faith, overcoming hopelessness, spiritual development, coping with suffering, and saying no to temptation. It includes 12 lessons.

Unclean

Unclean
Author: Richard Beck
Publsiher: ISD LLC
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2014-02-23
ISBN: 071884047X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unclean Book Excerpt:

I desire mercy, not sacrifice. Echoing Hosea, Jesus defends his embrace of the unclean in the Gospel of Matthew, seeming to privilege the prophetic call to justice over the Levitical pursuit of purity. And yet, as missional faith communities arewell aware, the tensions and conflicts between holiness and mercy are not so easily resolved. In an unprecedented fusion of psychological science and theological scholarship, Richard Beck describes the pernicious (and largely unnoticed) effects of the psychology of purity upon the life and mission of the church.

Feasting on the Word

Feasting on the Word
Author: David Lyon Bartlett,Barbara Brown Taylor
Publsiher: Westminster John Knox Press
Total Pages: 463
Release: 2008-01-01
ISBN: 0664230962
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Feasting on the Word Book Excerpt:

We have been honored to work with a multitude of gifted thinkers, writers, and editors. We present these essays as their offering-and ours-to the blessed ministry of preaching." -From the introduction by David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor --Book Jacket.

The God Relationship

The God Relationship
Author: Paul K. Moser
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN: 1108170994
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The God Relationship Book Excerpt:

In this book, Paul Moser proposes a new approach to inquiry about God, including a new discipline of the ethics for inquiry about God. It is an ethics for human attitudes and relationships as well as actions in inquiry, and it includes human responsibility for seeking evidence that involves a moral priority for humans. Such ethics includes an ongoing test, a trial, for human receptivity to goodness, including morally good relationships, as a priority in human inquiry and life. Moser also defends an approach to the evidence for God that makes sense of the elusiveness and occasional absence of God in human experience. His book will be of interest to those interested in inquiry about God, with special relevance to scholars and advanced students in religious studies, philosophy, theology, and Biblical studies.

The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity

The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity
Author: R. Paul Stevens,Robert Banks
Publsiher: Graceworks
Total Pages: 1174
Release: 2018-12-01
ISBN: 9811188475
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity Book Excerpt:

“I am thrilled to know that The Complete Book of Everyday Christianity is being relaunched. A well-worn first edition of this book sits next to my office desk and I consult it often. There is no better collection of everyday issues examined from a Christian perspective. A wide variety of topics are addressed with a cleverly balanced combination of academic and practical perspectives, informed by thoughtful biblical and theological reflection. This is a wonderfully useful tool. I am pleased that it will be available to resource a new generation of Christians who are eager to understand more about what it means to follow Christ in every aspect of life.” — Alistair Mackenzie, Senior Lecturer: School of Theology, Mission and Ministry, Laidlaw College, Christchurch, New Zealand. Also Director of Faith at Work (NZ)

Above All Earthly Pow rs

Above All Earthly Pow rs
Author: David F. Wells
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 339
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9780802829023
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Above All Earthly Pow rs Book Excerpt:

In this prophetic call to the evangelical church, Wells stresses that Christians need to confess Christ as the center in a society lacking a center, as the sovereign in a world seemingly ruled by chance, and as the one who can give meaning in a nihilistic culture.

Can You Hear My Pain Now

Can You Hear My Pain Now
Author: Michael G. Maness,Kevaughn Mattis
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 458
Release: 2022-05-05
ISBN: 1666798495
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Can You Hear My Pain Now Book Excerpt:

Pastoral care and its theology get a gentle boost from some of the best in the business of caring for the soul. When a person hurts, they often look to God. Several pathfinders give new light from their specialties, each one speaking powerfully, uniquely, and artfully from decades of experience. Dr. Amos Yong’s article on disability forwards the amazingly helpful term, “temporarily able-bodied.” Greek Orthodox Dr. Vasileios Thermos and Roman Catholic Dr. Robert Fastiggi enlighten next to the powerful testaments of Professor Godfrey Harold on South Africa and Dr. Samuel Yonas Deressa on Ethiopia. Each weathered author contributes universal insights into the grace of our great God and challenges pastors throughout the Christian world to kindly consider the heart of the afflicted. These finely hewn stones can be used by anyone in the ministry to sharpen their serve. Mattis and Maness offer this third collection from Testamentum Imperium with a prayer that these will open new avenues of sensitivity to the hearts and souls of those in travail and aid those who are called by God to serve those in pain.

Dare to Dance with the Spirit

Dare to Dance with the Spirit
Author: Ann Jones-Frost
Publsiher: WestBow Press
Total Pages: 214
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN: 1973600412
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dare to Dance with the Spirit Book Excerpt:

The author presents the following themes in this book: 1. Why believe in someone we cannot even see? 2. Where do we find music to dance with the Spirit? 3. What happens when we dance solo without God to lead us? 4. How do we learn to dance with Gods Spirit? 5. Dancing through the Gracegate. 6. Examples of working with pride, faith, truth and obedience . 7. The dance of the prayer warrior is presented, as well as dancing in imago deithe image of God. 8. The authors own personal experience with the Son of God is revealed. 9. A glimpse of the night before the crucifixion . 10. Reasons why we dance in celebration.

Repairing the American Metropolis

Repairing the American Metropolis
Author: Douglas S. Kelbaugh
Publsiher: University of Washington Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2016-03-25
ISBN: 0295997516
Category: Architecture
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Repairing the American Metropolis Book Excerpt:

Repairing the American Metropolis is based on Douglas Kelbaugh’s Common Place: Toward Neighborhood and Regional Design, first published in 1997. It is more timely and significant than ever, with new text, charts, and images on architecture, sprawl, and New Urbanism, a movement that he helped pioneer. Theory and policies have been revised, refined, updated, and developed as compelling ways to plan and design the built environment. This is an indispensable book for architects, urban designers and planners, landscape architects, architecture and urban planning students and scholars, government officials, developers, environmentalists, and citizens interested in understanding and shaping the American metropolis.

Self Care Through Prayer and Forgiveness

Self Care Through Prayer and Forgiveness
Author: Dr. Helen Orme
Publsiher: Xlibris Corporation
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2011-03-29
ISBN: 1465317384
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Self Care Through Prayer and Forgiveness Book Excerpt:

Forgiveness is a channel God has made for the fl ow of fresh water. The scripture state: . . . out of your belly shall fl ow rivers of living waters (John 7:38 [KJV]). Rivers of life, rivers of fresh ideas and rivers of fresh creative energy spring from the belly to refresh the heart, mind, and soul, bringing greater reasons and passion to love and give again. This depth of self-care stimulates you to the core with a new surge of the Holy Spirit and creates a divine release of laughter, joy, and peace. This invigorating state of being is nurtured by the Holy Spirit. Prayer is one of the vehicles God uses to talk to you. Forgiveness is one of His commandments. We routinely use both of these disciplines to nurture and minister to others. It's vital to use them when caring for yourself, too. Those who do, experience spiritual depth and wholeness because they are renewed in their spirit every day and abide in a fresh place. The act of letting go is another action you can take toward self-care. It is essential to self-care to release, and to let go. You can't receive anything when you're fullfull of caring and attending to others, full of unsettled concerns, emotions, or thoughts. Your ability to let go allows you to move to a place of wholeness. It creates the space you need to receive more. It is impossible to pour more into a full cup. By letting go of past experiences you create room for something new to emerge. Behold, the former things are come to pass, and new things do I declare: before they spring forth I tell you of them (Isa. 42:9 [KJV]).

The Marketplace Ministry Handbook

The Marketplace Ministry Handbook
Author: Robert J. Banks,R. Paul Stevens
Publsiher: Regent College Publishing
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781573832946
Category: Business & Economics
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Marketplace Ministry Handbook Book Excerpt:

Work has become for many people the central reference point in their lives and the main consumer of their time and energy. Whether people have much or little money is what much of life revolves around. There is an implicit theology in everyone's attitude to and handling of work. This book looks at the relationship between God and the marketplace, at work as a spiritual discipline, and at how to handle some of the main pressures and dilemmas that arise in a work setting. The combined wisdom of dozens of experts makes this volume a great place to start thinking about how Christians should approach subjects such as: . ADVERTISING . BUSINESS ETHICS . COMPETITION . COMPROMISE . CONTRACTS . CREDIT. DEBT . FIRING . GOSSIP . INSURANCE . INTEGRITY . INVESTMENT . LEADERSHIP . LOYALTY . MANAGEMENT . NEGOTIATING . NETWORKING . OFFICE POLITICS . PROMOTION . RETIREMENT . SHIFTWORK . STEWARDSHIP . STRESS . STRIKES . UNIONS . VOLUNTEER WORK . WHISTLE-BLOWING R. Paul Stevens is the David J. Brown Family Professor of Marketplace Theology and Leadership at Regent College in Vancouver and the author of many books on marriage, work and everyday life. His many books include The Other Six Days, Liberating the Laity, Marriage Spirituality, Living the Story and Down-to-Earth Spirituality. Robert Banks is past director and dean of Macquarie Christian Studies Institute in Sydney, Australia. He has written widely on work, community, and popular culture, including The Tyranny of Time and Redeeming the Routines.

Visions of Agap

Visions of Agap
Author: Craig A. Boyd
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2017-03-02
ISBN: 1351875655
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Visions of Agap Book Excerpt:

This book brings together philosophical and theological perspectives on agapistic love. The aim of the text is to illuminate the nature of unlimited love by distinct and integrative approaches to the intersection of the divine and the human. Various scientific approaches to human forms of love seem to shed light on our nature as social beings. But to what extent are the natural desires for affection, sexual love and friendship augmented, revised, perfected or replaced by the gift of grace? In other words, we can ask how is it that agapé modifies or shapes the natural loves? Diverse theological and moral traditions address the question in quite startling contrast. Thomists follow the dictum that 'Grace does not destroy nature but perfects it'. Lutherans draw a sharp contrast between law and Gospel while Wesleyans see charity as the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit. Some feminist theorists see the idea of self-giving love as contrary to genuine self-fulfilment while the neo-Kantians see love as a duty to others, and some Kierkegaardians see the command to love as an unusual manifestation of divine command ethics. These diverse approaches, in light of contemporary research in the natural and social sciences, can provide fertile ground for the exploration of the intersection of human and divine love. To date, there is no text available that brings scholars from various theological and philosophical backgrounds together to engage in interdisciplinary dialogue on this important and much neglected aspect of research into the human and divine loves. This book offers a significant attempt to remedy the situation.

Listening in a Loud World

Listening in a Loud World
Author: Robert C. Shippey
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2017-02-21
ISBN: 1532618107
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Listening in a Loud World Book Excerpt:

In this astonishing book, the author's purpose is to help transform individuals by fostering a spirit of holy listening that enriches faith and opens seekers to the fullness of God's presence and of the neighbor's need. The intent is to help the reader develop a faith that seeks understanding and makes real meaning in a world of chatter. In each chapter, a prominent work of art is interpreted, which serves as a focal point for demonstrating how the eyes and heart are integrally involved in hearing the Spirit of God. The book explores why holy listening is so difficult by examining key hermeneutical issues within the biblical text and by considering the nature of God, the journey of faith, and human limits. This illuminating book also examines the spiritual need for holy listening and analyzes critical questions of faith that lead to a greater awareness of self and the church in the mutual calling to be the incarnation of Jesus Christ in a postmodern world. Essential in the task of holy listening is an awareness of the importance of spiritual rest and the role of the Sabbath plays in providing an opportunity to participate in the redeeming work of God. In this regard, the book underscores the need for faith this is both a linear journey toward wholeness and an ability to make home and community along life's way. The need for holy listening is made even more acute by the reality of suffering that accompanies life's pilgrimage, and the book ponders the meaning of suffering and how it can open one to the presence of the divine. More than a theological analysis of suffering, the book addresses the author's effort to listen for redemptive meaning in light of his own daughter's struggle with juvenile diabetes. The book concludes with a discussion of the spiritual value of silence as the way to experience anew the story of Jesus who beckon those who listen to follow through a life of service and love.

Your Deepest Intent

Your Deepest Intent
Author: Deborah L. Johnson
Publsiher: Sounds True
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2007-05-01
ISBN: 1591798450
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Deepest Intent Book Excerpt:

Deep in your soul lies something beyond all desires and motivations. It is your truest intent. Do you know what yours is at any moment in time? According to Rev. Deborah L. Johnson, this is your most important creative force. Through a series of letters revealed to Rev. Johnson by Spirit, Your Deepest Intent takes you on a guided journey to Oneness. It navigates you through the peaks and valleys of inner excavation and outer integration to pure intent—the place where thoughts, words, and actions align, where cross-purposes are ended. "Your intent arrives at the door before you do," she teaches. "The energy is so strong that no matter how you try to hide or camouflage it, it will always shine, even in the dark." With Your Deepest Intent, readers will explore: "Possibility consciousness"—how to relinquish your perceptions, transcend your expectations, and enter the flow of divine unfoldment How to be at peace with the process of living—including its complexities, nuances, and mysteries—to find the strength to take action and the fortitude to remain centered What it really takes to break the illusion of "otherness" and to integrate our spirituality into every aspect of life, from the most personal to our international affairs Rev. Deborah L. Johnson shares 43 messages that reveal the limitations of our existing paradigms and challenge us to look in new directions as individuals and as a nation. Although the messages “ruffle” our comfort zone, they inspire us, individually and collectively, to seek further communion with the Divine. They teach us how to understand, purify, and actually live our deepest intent.

Celebrating the Legacy of the Reformation

Celebrating the Legacy of the Reformation
Author: Benjamin K. Forrest
Publsiher: B&H Publishing Group
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2019-07-01
ISBN: 1535941286
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Celebrating the Legacy of the Reformation Book Excerpt:

In this compilation of essays, experts in the field provide an in-depth look at the long-lasting impact of the Protestant Reformation. Readers will gain new insights into the legacies of theology, spiritual formation and personal worship, catechism and preaching, and the missions and martyrs of the Reformation. Celebrating the Legacy of the Reformation will inspire and challenge readers to learn from the past for the sake of the future.

The Yeast of Yerushalaim

The Yeast of Yerushalaim
Author: Jacob M. Van Zyl
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 396
Release: 2007-10-01
ISBN: 1434314251
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Yeast of Yerushalaim Book Excerpt:

THE YEAST OF YERUSHALAIM. Jesus said that the Kingdom of God is like yeast. As yeast is worked into the dough and changes its structure positively, so the gospel is dispersed into societies and changes them from the inside. To mix the yeast of the gospel into societies, Jesus sent His disciples out to make disciples of all nations: "You shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth" (Acts 1: 8). Jerusalem is pronounced Yerushalaim in Hebrew. In this city Jesus was crucified, raised from the dead, and ascended to heaven, and to this city He will return. In Jerusalem, the Holy Spirit came into the hearts of believers, inspiring them to spread the gospel worldwide. The Acts and letters of the apostles show how the yeast spread throughout the Roman empire in the first century. When the yeast of Yerushalaim has done its work, Christ will return to renew heaven, earth, and Jerusalem.