Amazing Grace

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Riverhead Books #ad - Blending history, norris uses these words as a starting point for reflection, etymology, theology, storytelling, and memoir, and offers a moving account of her own gradual conversion. She evokes a rich spirituality rooted firmly in the chaos of everyday life—and offers believers and doubters alike an illuminating perspective on how we can embrace ancient traditions and find faith in the contemporary world.

Words like "judgment, " "faith, " "sinner"—even "christ"—formed what she called her "scary vocabulary, " "dogma, " "salvation, " words that had become so codified or abstract that their meanings were all but impenetrable. She found she had to wrestle with them and make them her own before they could confer their blessings and their grace.

Amazing Grace #ad - . A new york times notable book of the yearfrom the new york times-bestselling author of The Cloister Walk, a book about Christianity, spirituality, and rediscovered faith. Struggling with her return to the Christian church after many years away, Kathleen Norris found it was the language of Christianity that most distanced her from faith.

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The Cloister Walk

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Riverhead Books #ad - John's Abbey in Minnesota. Part record of her time among the benedictines, its ritual, the cloister Walk demonstrates, how immersion in the cloistered world-- its liturgy, part meditation on various aspects of monastic life, from the rare perspective of someone who is both an insider and outsider, its sense of community-- can impart meaning to everyday events and deepen our secular lives.

An embrace of moral and spiritual contemplation. The new york times“A remarkable piece of writing. In this stirring and lyrical work, the monastery, and relevant to us, accessible, often considered archaic or otherworldly, becomes immediate, no matter what our faith may be. A new york times bestseller and new york times notable book of the year“vivid, compelling.

The Cloister Walk #ad - . If read with humility and attention, Kathleen Norris's book becomes lectio divina, or holy reading. The boston globefrom the iconic author of Amazing Grace: A Vocabulary of Faith, a spiritual journey that brings joy to the meanings of love, grace and faith. Why would a married woman with a thoroughly protestant background and often more doubt than faith be drawn to the ancient practice of monasticism, work, somewhat to her own surprise, to a community of celibate men whose days are centered on a rigid schedule of prayer, and scripture? This is the question that poet Kathleen Norris asks us as, she found herself on two extended residencies at St.

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Dakota: A Spiritual Geography Dakotas

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Mariner Books #ad -    . With humor and lyrical grace, ” kathleen norris meditates on a place in the American landscape that is at once desolate and sublime, harsh and forgiving, steeped in history and myth San Francisco Chronicle. A combination of reporting and reflection, Dakota reminds us that wherever we go, we chart our own spiritual geography.

A deeply spiritual, deeply moving book” about life on the Great Plains, by the New York Times–bestselling author of The Cloister Walk The New York Times Book Review.

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Spiritual Resources in Family Therapy, Second Edition

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The Guilford Press #ad - Exploring the role of spirituality in couple and family relationships, healing, this successful text and practitioner guide illustrates ways to tap spiritual resources for coping, and resilience. Leading experts in family therapy and pastoral care discuss how faith beliefs and practices can foster personal and relational well-being, how religious conflicts or a spiritual void can contribute to distress, and what therapists can gain from reflecting on their own spiritual journeys.

. The volume is rich with insights for working with multi-faith and culturally diverse clients.

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Quotidian Mysteries, The: Laundry, Liturgy and "Women's Work" Madeleva Lecture in Spirituality Book 1998

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Paulist PressTM #ad - Definitely not “for women only. ”. The bestselling author of the cloister Walk reflects on the sanctifying possibilities of everyday work and how God is present in worship and liturgy as well as in ordinary life.

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Acedia & me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life

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Riverhead Books #ad - Even as she struggled, norris recognized her familiar battle with acedia, a word she had discovered in early Church text years earlier. Fascinated by this "noonday demon", so familiar to those in the early and medieval Church, Norris knew she must restore this forgotten but important concept to the modern world's vernacular.

An examination of acedia in the light of psychology, brimming with exasperation and reverence, and Norris's own experience, the healing powers of religious practice, often provocative, sometimes funny, Acedia & Me is both intimate and historically sweeping, spirituality, and always insightful. The extraordinary new york times bestselling masterpiece from "one of the most eloquent yet earthbound spiritual writers of our time" San Francisco Chronicle.

Acedia & me: A Marriage, Monks, and a Writer's Life #ad - Kathleen norris had written several much loved books, yet she couldn't drag herself out of bed in the morning, couldn't summon the energy for her daily tasks.

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Embracing a Life of Meaning: Kathleen Norris on Discovering What Matters

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Morehouse Education Resources #ad - The bible Matters3. Each program in this series includes a Small Group DVD and a Participant Workbook, each sold separately. The participant workbook is available in this eBook format as well as in print format. Embracing a life of meaning is a five-session small group church study for adults and young adults incorporating a Participant Workbook and a DVD.

Place Matters5. In the small group using embracing a Life of Meaning, each participant uses his/her own Workbook for study and reflection. Embracing a life of meaning is part of the Embracing Series of small group studies, speaker, each led by a popular author, and teacher. Belief Matters2. We matter. This ebook is of the participant Workbook with the corresponding Small Group DVD available separately.

Embracing a Life of Meaning: Kathleen Norris on Discovering What Matters #ad - Community Matters4. Each dvd segment includes a 10-15 minute presentation by the leader, then a 10-15 filmed interaction with a small group of adults, discussing the presentation. In this study, award-winning poet and author Kathleen Norris provides a unique viewpoint on “what matters most. Session titles are:1.

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Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone

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Penguin Books #ad - Today, more than 50 percent of american adults are single, and 31 million—roughly one out of every seven adults—live alone. There’s even evidence that people who live alone enjoy better mental health than unmarried people who live with others and have more environmentally sustainable lifestyles than families, since they favor urban apartments over large suburban homes.

Though conventional wisdom tells us that living by oneself leads to loneliness and isolation, Klinenberg shows that most solo dwellers are deeply engaged in social and civic life. Households, which makes them more common than any other domestic unit, including the nuclear family. In going solo, renowned sociologist and author Eric Klinenberg proves that these numbers are more than just a passing trend.

Going solo is a powerful and necessary assessment of an unprecedented social change. A revelatory examination of the most significant demographic shift since the Baby Boom—the sharp increase in the number of people who live alone—that offers surprising insights on the benefits of this epochal changeIn 1950, only 22 percent of American adults were single.

Going Solo: The Extraordinary Rise and Surprising Appeal of Living Alone #ad - They are, evidence of the biggest demographic shift since the Baby Boom: we are learning to go solo, in fact, and crafting new ways of living in the process. Klinenberg explores the dramatic rise of solo living, and examines the seismic impact it’s having on our culture, business, and politics. People who live alone make up 28 percent of all U.

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Leading in DisOrienting Times: Navigating Church and Organizational Change TCP The Columbia Partnership Leadership Series

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Christian Board of Publication #ad - Gary nelson and peter dickens, believe it is time for christian leaders to be 'disoriented, pastors and teachers with vast experience working with congregations and organizations, ' for the fundamental values and assumptions of Christian leadership to be reframed and broken down so they can see the leadership task in new ways.

Jack mezirow, a leader in education theory, suggests that all transformative learning begins with a 'disorienting dilemma': an idea or experience that challenges or shifts fundamental values and assumptions. Blending current literature from both christian and secular scholarship with individual and organizational examples, Leading in DisOrienting Times provides support for the concept of servant leadership that may be initially disorienting, but is ultimately liberating.

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Christian Social Innovation: Renewing Wesleyan Witness

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Abingdon Press #ad - They became preoccupied with managing what already existed rather than focusing on innovative renewal of their organizations and entrepreneurial approaches to starting new ones. In this perspective, providing the imagination, faith is not held at a distance from the activities of life but is instead its vital force, passion and commitment that lead to transformation.

. Start-ups are generating new jobs, creating wealth and providing solutions to longstanding problems. Everybody seems interested in innovation and entrepreneurship these days. But they tend to be “and” conversations: faith and innovation, faith and entrepreneurship, faith and leadership. Further, at their best, have embodied perseverance, faith communities, often bringing people together across generations and diverse sectors to imagine how common effort and faith might overcome obstacles.

Christian Social Innovation: Renewing Wesleyan Witness #ad - Although some faith communities have lost the “at-their-best” focus, new conversations and experiments are emerging beyond the goal of starting new congregations. We don’t think this goes deep enough. However, depends on a conception of hope different than the optimism that often characterizes secular endeavors, at its best, Christian social innovation, a hope that acknowledges personal and social brokenness.

Faith might truly “animate” social innovation and entrepreneurship. Indeed, it is now often assumed that faith and faith communities either are irrelevant to social innovation and entrepreneurship or are a significant obstacle.

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How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist

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Ballantine Books #ad - Based on new evidence culled from brain-scan studies, a wide-reaching survey of people’s religious and spiritual experiences, and the authors’ analyses of adult drawings of God, neuroscientist Andrew Newberg and therapist Mark Robert Waldman offer the following breakthrough discoveries: • Not only do prayer and spiritual practice reduce stress, but just twelve minutes of meditation per day may slow down the aging process.

Contemplating a loving god rather than a punitive God reduces anxiety and depression and increases feelings of security, compassion, and love. Fundamentalism, in and of itself, can be personally beneficial, but the prejudice generated by extreme beliefs can permanently damage your brain. Intense prayer and meditation permanently change numerous structures and functions in the brain, altering your values and the way you perceive reality.

How God Changes Your Brain: Breakthrough Findings from a Leading Neuroscientist #ad - Both a revelatory work of modern science and a practical guide for readers to enhance their physical and emotional health,  How God Changes Your Brain is a first-of-a-kind book about faith that is as credible as it is inspiring. God is great—for your mental, physical, and spiritual health.

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