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Spirituality of the Psalms

Using a model of orientation disorientation new orientation Brueggemann explores how the genres of the Psalms can be viewed in terms of their function This results in fresh readings of these ancient songs that illumine their spiritual depth The voices of the Psalms come through in all their bold realism


Scivias (Classics of Western Spirituality)

This work contains the visions of Hildegard of Bingen who was the first of the great German mystics as well as a poet and a prophet a physician and a political moralist


Subversive Spirituality

No description available


The End of Religion: Encountering the Subversive Spirituality of Jesus

In i The End of Religion i Bruxy Cavey shares that relationship has no room for religion Believers and seekers alike will discover anew the wondrous promise found in our savior And Christ s eternal call to walk in love and freedom will resonate with readers of all ages and denominations


A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science & Spirituality

Here is a concise comprehensive overview of Wilber s revolutionary thought and its application in today s world In i A Theory of Everything i Wilber uses clear nontechnical language to present complex cutting edge theories that integrate the realms of body mind soul and spirit He then demonstrates how these theories and models can be applied to real world problems in areas such as politics medicine business education and the environment Wilber also discusses daily practices that readers take up in order to apply this integrative vision to their own everyday lives


The Bhagavad Gita (Classics of Indian Spirituality)

In the Bhagavad Gita Prince Arjuna asks direct uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle In this expanded edition of the most famous and popular of Indian scriptures Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga Chapter introductions notes and a glossary help readers understand the book s message Most importantly this translation uses simple clear language to impart the poetry universality and timelessness of the Gita s teachings


Spirituality and Your Life Story

Each of us has come to our current life stance through a journey of unique experiences being born at this time growing up in this particular social setting and culture experiencing these specific successes and losses and having these significant relationships Whether we are in the early middle or latter part of our personal faith story the ending is still ahead of us and reviewing our own faith story helps us chart our course into the future br br Using psychologist Dan McAdams s idea that we make sense of life by composing our own life story author Bradley Hanson explores how our personal identity and spirituality are influenced by the meaning and values embedded in our childhood family life and major story lines promoted by our culture In our most basic quest to make sense of life he considers sharply contrasting answers to five fundamental questions br br With reflection and suggested group discussion questions at the end of each chapter this study explores the idea that spirituality and one s life story are intimately connected br br Praise for Spirituality and Your Life Story br br Real people tell their stories of success love friendship forgiveness and loss Brad Hanson helps us ponder our own deepest commitments and the paths we follow to realize them A fine book for individual reflection or group discussion br H George Anderson former presiding bishop br Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality

A Personal Growth Finalist in the Word Guild Canadian Writing Awards Only God deserves absolute surrender because only God can offer absolutely dependable love In our self reliant era most of us recoil from the concept of surrendering to a power or authority outside ourselves But surrender need not be seen as threatening especially when the One to whom we surrender is the epitome of goodness and love God doesn t want his people to respond to him out of fear or obligation Rather he invites us to enter into an authentic relationship of intimacy and devotion And so God calls us to move beyond mere obedience by surrendering to love In this profound book David Benner explores the twin themes of love and surrender as the heart of Christian spirituality Through careful examination of Scripture and reflection on the Christian tradition Benner shows how God bids us to trust fully in his perfect love Writing with mature wisdom gleaned from many years of integrating psychological and spiritual insight Benner demonstrates keen perception and sensitivity to the realities of spirtitual formation In each chapter he includes meditative exercises to guide you into a greater experience of trust and spiritual transformation God is love and he intends for you to live in his love Surrender to Love will lead you to an unexpected place where yieldedness to God frees you to become who he created you to be


Grace & Grit: Spirituality & Healing in the Life & Death of Treya Killam Wilber

Here is a deeply moving account of a couple s struggle with cancer and their journey to spiritual healing i Grace and Grit i is the compelling story of the five year journey of Ken Wilber and his wife Treya Killam Wilber through Treya s illness treatment and finally death


Why Jesus?: Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass Marketed Spirituality

The author believes that over the past forty years movements like New Age spirituality and society s obsession with human potential have combined like a perfect storm to redefine for popular culture what has been for centuries the classic biblical definition of the person work and teaching of Jesus Christ br In WHY JESUS Ravi Zacharias looks at the impact of this storm by discussing the s s Age of Aquarius actor Shirley MacLaine s book and TV series Out On a Limb author James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy Rhonda Byrne The Secret Dan Brown The Da Vinci Code and other books by Eckart Tolle Wayne Dyer Deepak Chopra the Dali Lama and Marianne Williamson Special attention will be given to the influence of Oprah Winfrey s media platform in reshaping society by introducing and promoting certain books and authors br br Major new age and human potential tenets will be discussed like the belief that we are all gods and have to discover our divinity Jesus was only a good teacher Christianity is but one among many ways to eternal life reincarnation is real Jesus was married truth is relative there is no sin and perfection is possible br br The truth of and the arguments for the bodily resurrection of Jesus will be presented as the most important argument for the exclusive claims about Jesus and Christianity


The Future of God: A Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times

The leading adviser on spirituality in America divulges the faulty reasoning bogus science and general bad faith prevalent among militant atheists like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris then offers new and provocative ways to understand God and the nature of belief in the st century br br For many the rise in the new atheistic beliefs of Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris are a sign that God and faith are no longer needed in the modern world Deepak Chopra disagrees and sees the rise in materialistic thinking as a grand opportunity for people of faith to reevaluate what they believe and why In The Future of God Chopra not only dispels the faulty arguments of a new breed of militant atheists but also shows us an inspiring and invigorating path to understanding God and our own place in the universe If faith can be saved the result will be an increase in hope Chopra writes By itself faith can t deliver God but it does something more timely Faith makes God possible


Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling

The American Association of Christian Counselors and Tyndale House Publishers are committed to ministering to the spiritual needs of people This book is part of the professional series that offers counselors the latest techniques theory and general information that is vital to their work While many books have tried to integrate theology and psychology this book takes another step and explores the importance of the spiritual disciplines in psychotherapy helping counselors to integrate the biblical principles of forgiveness redemption restitution prayer and worship into their counseling techniques Since its first publication in this book has quickly become a contemporary classic a go to handbook for integrating what we know is true from the disciplines of theology and psychology and how that impacts your daily walk with God This book will help you integrate spiritual disciplines such as prayer Scripture reading confession into your own life and into counseling others br br b Mark R McMinn Ph D b is professor of psychology at Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton Illinois where he directs and teaches in the Doctor of Psychology program A diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology McMinn has thirteen years of postdoctoral experience in counseling psychotherapy and psychological testing McMinn is the author of i Making the Best of Stress How Life s Hassles Can Form the Fruit of the Spirit The Jekyll Hyde Syndrome Controlling Inner Conflict through Authentic Living Cognitive Therapy Techniques in Christian Counseling i and i Christians in the Crossfire i written with James D Foster He and his wife Lisa have three daughters


Naked Spirituality A Life With God in Twelve Simple Words

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Passing Through: An Ex-Fundamentalist's Pursuit of Personal Spirituality

No description available


Rational Mysticism: Spirituality Meets Science in the Search for Enlightenment

John Horgan author of the best selling The End of Science chronicles the most advanced research into the mechanics and meaning of mystical experiences How do trances visions prayer satori and other mystical experiences work What induces and defines them Is there a scientific explanation for religious mysteries and transcendent meditation John Horgan investigates a wide range of fields chemistry neuroscience psychology anthropology theology and more to narrow the gap between reason and mystical phenomena As both a seeker and an award winning journalist Horgan consulted a wide range of experts including theologian Huston Smith spiritual heir to Joseph Campbell Andrew Newberg the scientist whose quest for the God module was the focus of a Newsweek cover story Ken Wilber prominent transpersonal psychologist Alexander Shulgin legendary psychedelic drug chemist and Susan Blackmore Oxford educated psychologist parapsychology debunker and Zen practitioner Horgan explores the striking similarities between mystical technologies like sensory deprivation prayer fasting trance dancing meditation and drug trips He participates in experiments that seek the neurological underpinnings of mystical experiences And finally he recounts his own search for enlightenment adventurous poignant and sometimes surprisingly comic Horgan s conclusions resonate with the controversial climax of The End of Science because as he argues the most enlightened mystics and the most enlightened scientists end up in the same place confronting the imponderable depth of the universe


The "God" Part of the Brain: A Scientific Interpretation of Human Spirituality and God

If you ve ever contemplated your existence your place in the world or wondered at the origins of spirituality and religion then this text is essential reading It explains how our spiritual behaviour patterns are evolutionary adaptations of the realisation that death is inevitable and inescapable


Leap Over a Wall: Earthy Spirituality for Everyday Christians

em Leap Over a Wall em is Eugene H Peterson s vibrant insightful and heartfelt exploration of one of the Bible s most controversial figures King David Peterson beautifully elucidates the Old Testament s rich depictions of David s failures and victories recapturing their excitement and immediacy to reveal David himself as a crucially human example of how we relate to God A vision brought to life by one of the world s most respected and influential theologians the author of em The Pastor em em The Jesus Way em em Practice Resurrection em and em The Message em a bestselling contemporary translation of the Bible em Leap Over a Wall em is a unique opportunity to reconnect with David a man simultaneously admirable soulful and dark and one of the most complex and vital characters of the greatest story ever written


Garden Witch's Herbal: Green Magick, Herbalism & Spirituality

Every Witch needs a little corner of the world to tend Deepen your connection to the earth and watch your magickal skills blossom Ellen Dugan presents a variety of ways to honor and work with the plant kingdom in this charming hands on guide to green magick and spirituality Designed to enhance any tradition or style of the Craft this handy herbal reference provides the physical description folklore magickal qualities and spellwork correspondences for a wealth of flowers trees and herbs and features forty seven botanical drawings br br br Conjuring a Garden with Heart Green Witchery in the City Wildflowers and Witchery Magick of the Hedgerows The Magick and Folklore of Trees Gothic Herbs and Forbidden Plants Herbs and Plants of the Sabbats Herbs of the Stars Magickal Herbalism The conversational tone of em Garden Witch s Herbal em is a refreshing change from other garden variety horticulture books and makes Dugan s herbal entertaining as well as informative br em New Age Retailer br em


Spirituality 101 for Dropouts in the School of Life

Who am I Where did I come from Where am I going We all have asked ourselves these questions but few have sought the answers that truly make sense Dr Ivan Figueroa Otero not only dares to answer them but humbly presents a guide to understanding these and other questions about our spiritual nature while closing the apparent gap between the religious and scientific vision with an eclectic and original delivery I invite you to explore your soul in the infinite dimensional spirals of knowledge of the School of Life I hope that the fruits of my failings help you to surpass your exams with fewer burdens and more joy Iv n Figueroa Otero MD FACS


Celtic Spirituality

This volume offers translations of numerous texts from the Celtic tradition from the th through the th centuries in a cross section of genres and forms including saints lives monastic texts poetry devotional texts liturgical texts apocrypha exegetical texts and theological treatises


Celtic Women's Spirituality: Accessing the Cauldron of Life

Now you can forget any preconceptions you might have about what it means to be a woman and unleash your inner warrior as you embrace a timeless vision of the divine strong courageous feminine Then learn to craft your own spiritual practice centered firmly in the Celtic mystical tradition that honors the feminine when you read Celtic Women s Spirituality by Edain McCoy br In this book you ll discover how any woman can awaken that burning Goddess spirit and release the wisdom and magick that is her birthright You ll be able to br Access the energies of the Warrior Mother Crone and Virgin br Perform the ritual of bonding with a friend in the Celtic soulfriend ritual br Learn the Celtic Wheel of the Year and how it is specifically related to women s spirituality br Discover the wisdom of the Celtic myths through ritual drama br Awaken your creativity with guided mediations br Use Celtic magick for healing and divination br Included in this book are the keys to visiting the Otherworld on a shamanic journey There you will uncover ways to overcome unhealthy and inhibiting fears connect more intimately with the divine improve your divination skills and help manifest your warrior self Finally you will learn what you must do to become a modern Pagan priestess and self initiate yourself into the Celtic tradition br Here is your chance to find your personal strength and inner power in a way that will allow you to manifest all of your strengths Celtic Women s Spirituality is a journey of growth and self discovery Come Start this journey today br


Spirituality from the Stars for Women

An encyclopedia of spiritual topics and pictures ranging from apparitions through to yoga pages of spiritual wisdom and the psychic experiences and development of the author from childhood to date br The internal content of this book is the same as Spirituality from the Stars but with a cover designed for women


Anatomy of Spirituality: Portrait of the Soul

The book s thesis is that the linguistic and logical brain sustains the concept of the soul a metaphor for the psychobiological self within the contrived framework of a given spirituality br br The argument a long essay in chapters focuses on two pivotal ideas a The domain of spirituality once separated from its religious overburden author labels it doctrinality consists of three essential ingredients the psychological self and the notion of spirit in two parts the soul and some overarching Spirit b it is the magic of the language and the mirage of the psychological brain driven by the neurological functions and subtle shifts both in language and brain s chemistry that generate and sustain a semblance of the transcendental sense br br As the logical brain suppresses or ignores psychological details its propensity to apply patterns such as inversions and dichotomies wins over the mind essentially the symbolic representation of the brain The consequence the self poses as the soul a flickering consciousness now in the material world and then believing itself as a manifestation of something higher Because of the self s natural transitions and felt transformations the linguistic brain is liable to accept any proposal religious doctrinality that suggests it is more than what it is hence the embedding of the concept of the soul in the mind


Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue

Increasingly thinking Christians are examining the influential role that movies play in our cultural dialogue i Reel Spirituality i successfully heightens readers sensitivity to the theological truths and statements about the human condition expressed through modern cinema This second edition cites new movies and encourages readers to ponder movie themes that permeate our culture as well as motion pictures that have demonstrated power to shape our perceptions of everything from relationships and careers to good and evil i Reel Spirituality i is the perfect catalyst for dialogue and discipleship among moviegoers church based study groups and religious film and arts groups The second edition cites an additional movies and includes new film photos


Spirituality from the Stars

An encyclopedia of spiritual topics and pictures ranging from apparitions through to yoga pages of spiritual wisdom and the psychic experiences and development of the author from childhood to date


Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality

Inner Compass offers a practical guide to greater self knowledge and spiritual awareness through the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola Close to the Heart opens up a world of imaginative yet simple ways to approach individual prayer Going on Retreat is a valuable resource for anyone considering a retreat experience


Avatar and Nature Spirituality

Avatar and Nature Spirituality explores the cultural and religious significance of James Cameron s film Avatar one of the most commercially successful motion pictures of all time Its success was due in no small measure to the beauty of the Pandora landscape and the dramatic heart wrenching plight of its nature venerating inhabitants To some audience members the film was inspirational leading them to express affinity with the film s message of ecological interdependence and animistic spirituality Some were moved to support the efforts of indigenous peoples who were metaphorically and sympathetically depicted in the film to protect their cultures and environments To others the film was politically ethically or spiritually dangerous Indeed the global reception to the film was intense contested and often confusing br br To illuminate the film and its reception this book draws on an interdisciplinary team of scholars experts in indigenous traditions religious studies anthropology literature and film and post colonial studies Readers will learn about the cultural and religious trends that gave rise to the film and the reasons these trends are feared resisted and criticized enabling them to wrestle with their own views not only about the film but about the controversy surrounding it Like the film itself Avatar and Nature Spirituality provides an opportunity for considering afresh the ongoing struggle to determine how we should live on our home planet and what sorts of political economic and spiritual values and practices would best guide us


A Spirituality of Living (The Henri Nouwen Spirituality Series)

What s the secret to living a spiritual life Living a disciplined life according to Henri Nouwen In the spiritual life discipline requires conscious effort to keep every area of life from being filled it means creating space for God Nouwen identifies essential disciplines for maintaining a life of discipleship solitude community and ministry br br This encouraging insightful book inspires readers to practice all disciplines The result Nouwen promises is a fruitful Spirit filled life


The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring

The Active Life is Parker J Palmer s deep and graceful exploration of a spirituality for the busy sometimes frenetic lives many of us lead Telling evocative stories from a variety of religious traditions including Taoist Jewish and Christian Palmer shows that the spiritual life does not mean abandoning the world but engaging it more deeply through life giving action He celebrates both the problems and potentials of the active life revealing how much they have to teach us about ourselves the world and God


A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World

b The i New York Times i bestselling author and trusted spiritual adviser offers a follow up to his classic i Care of the Soul i b br br Something essential is missing from modern life Many who ve turned away from religious institutions and others who have lived wholly without religion hunger for more than what contemporary secular life has to offer but are reluctant to follow organized religion s strict and often inflexible path to spirituality In i A Religion of One s Own i bestselling author and former monk Thomas Moore explores the myriad possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style either inside or outside formal religion br br Two decades ago Moore s i Care of the Soul i touched a chord with millions of readers yearning to integrate spirituality into their everyday lives In i A Religion of One s Own i Moore expands on the topics he first explored shortly after leaving the monastery He recounts the benefits of contemplative living that he learned during his twelve years as a monk but also the more original and imaginative spirituality that he later developed and embraced in his secular life Here he shares stories of others who are creating their own path a former football player now on a spiritual quest with the Pueblo Indians a friend who makes a meditative practice of floral arrangements and a well known classical pianist whose audiences sometimes describe having a mystical experience while listening to her performances Moore weaves their experiences with the wisdom of philosophers writers and artists who have rejected materialism and infused their secular lives with transcendence br br At a time when so many feel disillusioned with or detached from organized religion yet long for a way to move beyond an exclusively materialistic rational lifestyle i A Religion of One s Own i points the way to creating an amplified inner life and a world of greater purpose meaning and reflection


Spirituality of the Psalms

Using a model of orientation disorientation new orientation Brueggemann explores how the genres of the Psalms can be viewed in terms of their function This results in fresh readings of these ancient songs that illumine their spiritual depth The voices of the Psalms come through in all their bold realism


Scivias (Classics of Western Spirituality)

This work contains the visions of Hildegard of Bingen who was the first of the great German mystics as well as a poet and a prophet a physician and a political moralist


Subversive Spirituality

No description available


The End of Religion: Encountering the Subversive Spirituality of Jesus

In i The End of Religion i Bruxy Cavey shares that relationship has no room for religion Believers and seekers alike will discover anew the wondrous promise found in our savior And Christ s eternal call to walk in love and freedom will resonate with readers of all ages and denominations


A Theory of Everything: An Integral Vision for Business, Politics, Science & Spirituality

Here is a concise comprehensive overview of Wilber s revolutionary thought and its application in today s world In i A Theory of Everything i Wilber uses clear nontechnical language to present complex cutting edge theories that integrate the realms of body mind soul and spirit He then demonstrates how these theories and models can be applied to real world problems in areas such as politics medicine business education and the environment Wilber also discusses daily practices that readers take up in order to apply this integrative vision to their own everyday lives


The Bhagavad Gita (Classics of Indian Spirituality)

In the Bhagavad Gita Prince Arjuna asks direct uncompromising questions of his spiritual guide on the eve of a great battle In this expanded edition of the most famous and popular of Indian scriptures Eknath Easwaran contextualizes the book culturally and historically and explains the key concepts of Hindu religious thought and the technical vocabulary of yoga Chapter introductions notes and a glossary help readers understand the book s message Most importantly this translation uses simple clear language to impart the poetry universality and timelessness of the Gita s teachings


Spirituality and Your Life Story

Each of us has come to our current life stance through a journey of unique experiences being born at this time growing up in this particular social setting and culture experiencing these specific successes and losses and having these significant relationships Whether we are in the early middle or latter part of our personal faith story the ending is still ahead of us and reviewing our own faith story helps us chart our course into the future br br Using psychologist Dan McAdams s idea that we make sense of life by composing our own life story author Bradley Hanson explores how our personal identity and spirituality are influenced by the meaning and values embedded in our childhood family life and major story lines promoted by our culture In our most basic quest to make sense of life he considers sharply contrasting answers to five fundamental questions br br With reflection and suggested group discussion questions at the end of each chapter this study explores the idea that spirituality and one s life story are intimately connected br br Praise for Spirituality and Your Life Story br br Real people tell their stories of success love friendship forgiveness and loss Brad Hanson helps us ponder our own deepest commitments and the paths we follow to realize them A fine book for individual reflection or group discussion br H George Anderson former presiding bishop br Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


Surrender to Love: Discovering the Heart of Christian Spirituality

A Personal Growth Finalist in the Word Guild Canadian Writing Awards Only God deserves absolute surrender because only God can offer absolutely dependable love In our self reliant era most of us recoil from the concept of surrendering to a power or authority outside ourselves But surrender need not be seen as threatening especially when the One to whom we surrender is the epitome of goodness and love God doesn t want his people to respond to him out of fear or obligation Rather he invites us to enter into an authentic relationship of intimacy and devotion And so God calls us to move beyond mere obedience by surrendering to love In this profound book David Benner explores the twin themes of love and surrender as the heart of Christian spirituality Through careful examination of Scripture and reflection on the Christian tradition Benner shows how God bids us to trust fully in his perfect love Writing with mature wisdom gleaned from many years of integrating psychological and spiritual insight Benner demonstrates keen perception and sensitivity to the realities of spirtitual formation In each chapter he includes meditative exercises to guide you into a greater experience of trust and spiritual transformation God is love and he intends for you to live in his love Surrender to Love will lead you to an unexpected place where yieldedness to God frees you to become who he created you to be


Grace & Grit: Spirituality & Healing in the Life & Death of Treya Killam Wilber

Here is a deeply moving account of a couple s struggle with cancer and their journey to spiritual healing i Grace and Grit i is the compelling story of the five year journey of Ken Wilber and his wife Treya Killam Wilber through Treya s illness treatment and finally death


Why Jesus?: Rediscovering His Truth in an Age of Mass Marketed Spirituality

The author believes that over the past forty years movements like New Age spirituality and society s obsession with human potential have combined like a perfect storm to redefine for popular culture what has been for centuries the classic biblical definition of the person work and teaching of Jesus Christ br In WHY JESUS Ravi Zacharias looks at the impact of this storm by discussing the s s Age of Aquarius actor Shirley MacLaine s book and TV series Out On a Limb author James Redfield The Celestine Prophecy Rhonda Byrne The Secret Dan Brown The Da Vinci Code and other books by Eckart Tolle Wayne Dyer Deepak Chopra the Dali Lama and Marianne Williamson Special attention will be given to the influence of Oprah Winfrey s media platform in reshaping society by introducing and promoting certain books and authors br br Major new age and human potential tenets will be discussed like the belief that we are all gods and have to discover our divinity Jesus was only a good teacher Christianity is but one among many ways to eternal life reincarnation is real Jesus was married truth is relative there is no sin and perfection is possible br br The truth of and the arguments for the bodily resurrection of Jesus will be presented as the most important argument for the exclusive claims about Jesus and Christianity


The Future of God: A Practical Approach to Spirituality for Our Times

The leading adviser on spirituality in America divulges the faulty reasoning bogus science and general bad faith prevalent among militant atheists like Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris then offers new and provocative ways to understand God and the nature of belief in the st century br br For many the rise in the new atheistic beliefs of Richard Dawkins and Sam Harris are a sign that God and faith are no longer needed in the modern world Deepak Chopra disagrees and sees the rise in materialistic thinking as a grand opportunity for people of faith to reevaluate what they believe and why In The Future of God Chopra not only dispels the faulty arguments of a new breed of militant atheists but also shows us an inspiring and invigorating path to understanding God and our own place in the universe If faith can be saved the result will be an increase in hope Chopra writes By itself faith can t deliver God but it does something more timely Faith makes God possible


Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling

The American Association of Christian Counselors and Tyndale House Publishers are committed to ministering to the spiritual needs of people This book is part of the professional series that offers counselors the latest techniques theory and general information that is vital to their work While many books have tried to integrate theology and psychology this book takes another step and explores the importance of the spiritual disciplines in psychotherapy helping counselors to integrate the biblical principles of forgiveness redemption restitution prayer and worship into their counseling techniques Since its first publication in this book has quickly become a contemporary classic a go to handbook for integrating what we know is true from the disciplines of theology and psychology and how that impacts your daily walk with God This book will help you integrate spiritual disciplines such as prayer Scripture reading confession into your own life and into counseling others br br b Mark R McMinn Ph D b is professor of psychology at Wheaton College Graduate School in Wheaton Illinois where he directs and teaches in the Doctor of Psychology program A diplomate in Clinical Psychology of the American Board of Professional Psychology McMinn has thirteen years of postdoctoral experience in counseling psychotherapy and psychological testing McMinn is the author of i Making the Best of Stress How Life s Hassles Can Form the Fruit of the Spirit The Jekyll Hyde Syndrome Controlling Inner Conflict through Authentic Living Cognitive Therapy Techniques in Christian Counseling i and i Christians in the Crossfire i written with James D Foster He and his wife Lisa have three daughters


Naked Spirituality A Life With God in Twelve Simple Words

No description available


Passing Through: An Ex-Fundamentalist's Pursuit of Personal Spirituality

No description available


Rational Mysticism: Spirituality Meets Science in the Search for Enlightenment

John Horgan author of the best selling The End of Science chronicles the most advanced research into the mechanics and meaning of mystical experiences How do trances visions prayer satori and other mystical experiences work What induces and defines them Is there a scientific explanation for religious mysteries and transcendent meditation John Horgan investigates a wide range of fields chemistry neuroscience psychology anthropology theology and more to narrow the gap between reason and mystical phenomena As both a seeker and an award winning journalist Horgan consulted a wide range of experts including theologian Huston Smith spiritual heir to Joseph Campbell Andrew Newberg the scientist whose quest for the God module was the focus of a Newsweek cover story Ken Wilber prominent transpersonal psychologist Alexander Shulgin legendary psychedelic drug chemist and Susan Blackmore Oxford educated psychologist parapsychology debunker and Zen practitioner Horgan explores the striking similarities between mystical technologies like sensory deprivation prayer fasting trance dancing meditation and drug trips He participates in experiments that seek the neurological underpinnings of mystical experiences And finally he recounts his own search for enlightenment adventurous poignant and sometimes surprisingly comic Horgan s conclusions resonate with the controversial climax of The End of Science because as he argues the most enlightened mystics and the most enlightened scientists end up in the same place confronting the imponderable depth of the universe


The "God" Part of the Brain: A Scientific Interpretation of Human Spirituality and God

If you ve ever contemplated your existence your place in the world or wondered at the origins of spirituality and religion then this text is essential reading It explains how our spiritual behaviour patterns are evolutionary adaptations of the realisation that death is inevitable and inescapable


Leap Over a Wall: Earthy Spirituality for Everyday Christians

em Leap Over a Wall em is Eugene H Peterson s vibrant insightful and heartfelt exploration of one of the Bible s most controversial figures King David Peterson beautifully elucidates the Old Testament s rich depictions of David s failures and victories recapturing their excitement and immediacy to reveal David himself as a crucially human example of how we relate to God A vision brought to life by one of the world s most respected and influential theologians the author of em The Pastor em em The Jesus Way em em Practice Resurrection em and em The Message em a bestselling contemporary translation of the Bible em Leap Over a Wall em is a unique opportunity to reconnect with David a man simultaneously admirable soulful and dark and one of the most complex and vital characters of the greatest story ever written


Garden Witch's Herbal: Green Magick, Herbalism & Spirituality

Every Witch needs a little corner of the world to tend Deepen your connection to the earth and watch your magickal skills blossom Ellen Dugan presents a variety of ways to honor and work with the plant kingdom in this charming hands on guide to green magick and spirituality Designed to enhance any tradition or style of the Craft this handy herbal reference provides the physical description folklore magickal qualities and spellwork correspondences for a wealth of flowers trees and herbs and features forty seven botanical drawings br br br Conjuring a Garden with Heart Green Witchery in the City Wildflowers and Witchery Magick of the Hedgerows The Magick and Folklore of Trees Gothic Herbs and Forbidden Plants Herbs and Plants of the Sabbats Herbs of the Stars Magickal Herbalism The conversational tone of em Garden Witch s Herbal em is a refreshing change from other garden variety horticulture books and makes Dugan s herbal entertaining as well as informative br em New Age Retailer br em


Spirituality 101 for Dropouts in the School of Life

Who am I Where did I come from Where am I going We all have asked ourselves these questions but few have sought the answers that truly make sense Dr Ivan Figueroa Otero not only dares to answer them but humbly presents a guide to understanding these and other questions about our spiritual nature while closing the apparent gap between the religious and scientific vision with an eclectic and original delivery I invite you to explore your soul in the infinite dimensional spirals of knowledge of the School of Life I hope that the fruits of my failings help you to surpass your exams with fewer burdens and more joy Iv n Figueroa Otero MD FACS


Celtic Spirituality

This volume offers translations of numerous texts from the Celtic tradition from the th through the th centuries in a cross section of genres and forms including saints lives monastic texts poetry devotional texts liturgical texts apocrypha exegetical texts and theological treatises


Celtic Women's Spirituality: Accessing the Cauldron of Life

Now you can forget any preconceptions you might have about what it means to be a woman and unleash your inner warrior as you embrace a timeless vision of the divine strong courageous feminine Then learn to craft your own spiritual practice centered firmly in the Celtic mystical tradition that honors the feminine when you read Celtic Women s Spirituality by Edain McCoy br In this book you ll discover how any woman can awaken that burning Goddess spirit and release the wisdom and magick that is her birthright You ll be able to br Access the energies of the Warrior Mother Crone and Virgin br Perform the ritual of bonding with a friend in the Celtic soulfriend ritual br Learn the Celtic Wheel of the Year and how it is specifically related to women s spirituality br Discover the wisdom of the Celtic myths through ritual drama br Awaken your creativity with guided mediations br Use Celtic magick for healing and divination br Included in this book are the keys to visiting the Otherworld on a shamanic journey There you will uncover ways to overcome unhealthy and inhibiting fears connect more intimately with the divine improve your divination skills and help manifest your warrior self Finally you will learn what you must do to become a modern Pagan priestess and self initiate yourself into the Celtic tradition br Here is your chance to find your personal strength and inner power in a way that will allow you to manifest all of your strengths Celtic Women s Spirituality is a journey of growth and self discovery Come Start this journey today br


Spirituality from the Stars for Women

An encyclopedia of spiritual topics and pictures ranging from apparitions through to yoga pages of spiritual wisdom and the psychic experiences and development of the author from childhood to date br The internal content of this book is the same as Spirituality from the Stars but with a cover designed for women


Anatomy of Spirituality: Portrait of the Soul

The book s thesis is that the linguistic and logical brain sustains the concept of the soul a metaphor for the psychobiological self within the contrived framework of a given spirituality br br The argument a long essay in chapters focuses on two pivotal ideas a The domain of spirituality once separated from its religious overburden author labels it doctrinality consists of three essential ingredients the psychological self and the notion of spirit in two parts the soul and some overarching Spirit b it is the magic of the language and the mirage of the psychological brain driven by the neurological functions and subtle shifts both in language and brain s chemistry that generate and sustain a semblance of the transcendental sense br br As the logical brain suppresses or ignores psychological details its propensity to apply patterns such as inversions and dichotomies wins over the mind essentially the symbolic representation of the brain The consequence the self poses as the soul a flickering consciousness now in the material world and then believing itself as a manifestation of something higher Because of the self s natural transitions and felt transformations the linguistic brain is liable to accept any proposal religious doctrinality that suggests it is more than what it is hence the embedding of the concept of the soul in the mind


Reel Spirituality: Theology and Film in Dialogue

Increasingly thinking Christians are examining the influential role that movies play in our cultural dialogue i Reel Spirituality i successfully heightens readers sensitivity to the theological truths and statements about the human condition expressed through modern cinema This second edition cites new movies and encourages readers to ponder movie themes that permeate our culture as well as motion pictures that have demonstrated power to shape our perceptions of everything from relationships and careers to good and evil i Reel Spirituality i is the perfect catalyst for dialogue and discipleship among moviegoers church based study groups and religious film and arts groups The second edition cites an additional movies and includes new film photos


Spirituality from the Stars

An encyclopedia of spiritual topics and pictures ranging from apparitions through to yoga pages of spiritual wisdom and the psychic experiences and development of the author from childhood to date


Inner Compass: An Invitation to Ignatian Spirituality

Inner Compass offers a practical guide to greater self knowledge and spiritual awareness through the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius of Loyola Close to the Heart opens up a world of imaginative yet simple ways to approach individual prayer Going on Retreat is a valuable resource for anyone considering a retreat experience


Avatar and Nature Spirituality

Avatar and Nature Spirituality explores the cultural and religious significance of James Cameron s film Avatar one of the most commercially successful motion pictures of all time Its success was due in no small measure to the beauty of the Pandora landscape and the dramatic heart wrenching plight of its nature venerating inhabitants To some audience members the film was inspirational leading them to express affinity with the film s message of ecological interdependence and animistic spirituality Some were moved to support the efforts of indigenous peoples who were metaphorically and sympathetically depicted in the film to protect their cultures and environments To others the film was politically ethically or spiritually dangerous Indeed the global reception to the film was intense contested and often confusing br br To illuminate the film and its reception this book draws on an interdisciplinary team of scholars experts in indigenous traditions religious studies anthropology literature and film and post colonial studies Readers will learn about the cultural and religious trends that gave rise to the film and the reasons these trends are feared resisted and criticized enabling them to wrestle with their own views not only about the film but about the controversy surrounding it Like the film itself Avatar and Nature Spirituality provides an opportunity for considering afresh the ongoing struggle to determine how we should live on our home planet and what sorts of political economic and spiritual values and practices would best guide us


A Spirituality of Living (The Henri Nouwen Spirituality Series)

What s the secret to living a spiritual life Living a disciplined life according to Henri Nouwen In the spiritual life discipline requires conscious effort to keep every area of life from being filled it means creating space for God Nouwen identifies essential disciplines for maintaining a life of discipleship solitude community and ministry br br This encouraging insightful book inspires readers to practice all disciplines The result Nouwen promises is a fruitful Spirit filled life


The Active Life: A Spirituality of Work, Creativity, and Caring

The Active Life is Parker J Palmer s deep and graceful exploration of a spirituality for the busy sometimes frenetic lives many of us lead Telling evocative stories from a variety of religious traditions including Taoist Jewish and Christian Palmer shows that the spiritual life does not mean abandoning the world but engaging it more deeply through life giving action He celebrates both the problems and potentials of the active life revealing how much they have to teach us about ourselves the world and God


A Religion of One's Own: A Guide to Creating a Personal Spirituality in a Secular World

b The i New York Times i bestselling author and trusted spiritual adviser offers a follow up to his classic i Care of the Soul i b br br Something essential is missing from modern life Many who ve turned away from religious institutions and others who have lived wholly without religion hunger for more than what contemporary secular life has to offer but are reluctant to follow organized religion s strict and often inflexible path to spirituality In i A Religion of One s Own i bestselling author and former monk Thomas Moore explores the myriad possibilities of creating a personal spiritual style either inside or outside formal religion br br Two decades ago Moore s i Care of the Soul i touched a chord with millions of readers yearning to integrate spirituality into their everyday lives In i A Religion of One s Own i Moore expands on the topics he first explored shortly after leaving the monastery He recounts the benefits of contemplative living that he learned during his twelve years as a monk but also the more original and imaginative spirituality that he later developed and embraced in his secular life Here he shares stories of others who are creating their own path a former football player now on a spiritual quest with the Pueblo Indians a friend who makes a meditative practice of floral arrangements and a well known classical pianist whose audiences sometimes describe having a mystical experience while listening to her performances Moore weaves their experiences with the wisdom of philosophers writers and artists who have rejected materialism and infused their secular lives with transcendence br br At a time when so many feel disillusioned with or detached from organized religion yet long for a way to move beyond an exclusively materialistic rational lifestyle i A Religion of One s Own i points the way to creating an amplified inner life and a world of greater purpose meaning and reflection