Author: Rick Rigsby
Publisher: Insight Publishing Group
Release Date: 2018-01-16
More than 160 MILLION people have viewed the widely popular Facebook video of Rick Rigsby speaking on the transformative power of hope. Now he shares these truths and more in his landmark book, "Afraid to Hope." You will discover how the dynamic power of hope has the capacity to transform every part of your life.
Author: Sherri L. Board
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release Date: 2016-10-28
What We’re Afraid to Ask is a must-read for survivors of childhood abuse who struggle to reconcile their faith with their past. Board, Fleetwood, and Jones demonstrate how Christianity offers reasonable, honest, and encouraging answers to difficult questions regarding abuse while focusing the reader’s attention biblically and psychologically toward Jesus Christ, in whom there is infinite hope.
Author: John E. Harnish
Publisher: Cass Community Publishing House
Release Date: 2015-05-01
Membership in the United Methodist Church in the United States has been shrinking since the merger of 1968. Yet the bishops and young clergy who contributed essays to "Do Not Be Afraid" are unconvinced by the constant claims that the church is dying. The authors provide powerful stories pregnant with hope. Editor Dr. John Harnish masterfully weaves the chapters together so that the readers understand why each writer was included, as well as how each comes from a unique context.
Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: The Word Among Us Press
Release Date: 2018-04-02
Set out for the future without fear! That's the message of Pope Francis to young people as he challenges them to follow Christ and his plan for their lives. In this collection of short excerpts of his talks from around the world, Pope Francis speaks to the best instincts of young people, inviting them to do their part to build a better, more just world. He encourages teens and young adults to say yes to all that God is asking of them, even while acknowledging that following the Lord wholeheartedly involves risks as well as rewards. Popular youth speaker Fr. Mike Schmitz provides follow-up reflections and questions after each selection that are designed to help young people draw closer to God in prayer, giving them the courage to rise up and embrace the pope's words. This book can profoundly influence the choices that young people make at crucial decision points in their lives.
Author: Stephan Van Erp
Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Social Science
To the editors of this book, today's world is "postmodern". They see a fragmented world. It seems to have become implausible to find a common point of view, a unity in purpose or truth. Postmodernity challenges Christian faith because it appears to go against the very grain of a sense of tradition, communion, and commitment. On the eve of his election pope Benedict XVI warned against the "dictatorship of relativism". Will it still be possible to find genuine Christian ways to live in postmodern times? This collection of essays by a group of Dutch theologians will stimulate the imagination of anyone who reads them. Stephan van Erp (Tilburg 1966) was a researcher at the Dominican Study Centre for Theology and Society. At present, he is head of the department of theology and medical sciences at the Heyendaal Institute in Nijmegen (the Netherlands). Andr Lascaris (Amsterdam 1939) is a Dominican and a staff member of the Dominican Study Centre for Theology and Society in Nijmegen.
Michael was a gifted sportsman and intelligent young man. His dream was professional golf and a three year stay in the USA, was the opening he needed. But Michael was stubborn and rebellious and decided to live life on his terms. It was the 1970s, Led Zeppelin ruled the airwaves, and this marked his descent into drug and alcohol oblivion.
Author: Jim Thompson
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2010-05-27
THE KILLER INSIDE ME has been a cult classic since its first publication in 1952. Also a major motion picture starring Casey Affleck, directed by Michael Winterbottom. Deputy Sheriff Lou Ford is a pillar of the community in his small Texas town, patient and thoughtful. Some people think he's a little slow and boring but that's the worst they say about him. But then nobody knows about what Lou calls his 'sickness'. It nearly got him put away when he was younger, but his adopted brother took the rap for that. Now the sickness that has been lying dormant for a while is about to surface again - and the consequences are brutal and devastating. Tense and suspenseful, THE KILLER INSIDE ME is a brilliantly sustained noir crime masterpiece.
Author: Steven H. Cooper
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Despite the importance of the concept of hope in human affairs, psychoanalysts have long had difficulty accepting responsibility for the manner in which their various interpretive orientations and explanations of therapeutic action express their own hopes for their patients. In Objects of Hope: Exploring Possibility and Limit in Psychoanalysis, Steven Cooper remedies this longstanding lacuna in the literature, and, in the process, provides a thorough comparative analysis of contemporary psychoanalytic models with respect to issues of hope and hopefulness. Cooper's task is challenging, given that the most hopeful aspects of human growth frequently entail acceptance of the destructive elements of our inner lives. The analysis of hope, then, implicates what Cooper sees as a central dialectic tension in psychoanalysis: that between psychic possibility and psychic limit. He argues that analysts have historically had difficulty integrating the concept of limit into a treatment modality so dedicated to the creation and augmentation of psychic possibility. And yet, it is only by accepting the realm of limit as a necessary counterpoise to the realm of possibility and clinically embracing the tension between the two realms that analysts can further their understanding of therapeutic process in the interest of better treatment outcomes. Cooper persuasively demonstrates how each psychoanalytic theory provides its own logic of hope; this logic, in turn, translates into a distinctive sense of what the analyst may hope for the patient, and what the patient is encouraged to hope for himself or herself. Objects of Hope brings ranging scholarship and refreshing candor to bear on the knotty issue of what can and cannot be achieved in the course of psychoanalytic therapy. It will be valued not only as an exemplary exercise in comparative psychoanalysis, but also as a thoughtful, original effort to place the vital issue of hope at the center of clinical concern.
Author: Rev L. N. Ambridge
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2011-01-19
I attended the services, and sang in the choir. I took part in all the right church activities. I attended Sunday School. Eventually I became choir director. In all that time, I had never repented of sin or received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior. No one ever asked me if I knew Jesus in the pardon of my sins. No one seemed to care. No one ever questioned my qualification to be a member of the congregation, much less the director of the church choir. No one talked to me about my lifestyle or my destination on the other side of life. And then one night.....
Author: Anthony Scioli
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release Date: 2009-09-03
Economic collapse, poverty, disease, natural disasters, the constant threat of community unrest and international terrorism--a quick look at any newspaper is enough to cause almost anyone to feel trapped and desperate. Yet the recent election also revealed a growing search for hope spreading through society. In the timely Hope in the Age of Anxiety, Anthony Scioli and Henry Biller illuminate the nature of hope and offer a multitude of techniques designed to improve the lives of individuals, and bring more light into the world. In this fascinating and humane book, Scioli and Biller reveal the ways in which human beings acquire and make use of hope. Hope in the Age of Anxiety is meant to be a definitive guide. The evolutionary, biological, and cultural roots of hope are covered along with the seven kinds of hope found in the world's religions. Just as vital, the book provides many personal tools for addressing the major challenges of the human condition: fear, loss, illness, and death. Some of the key areas illuminated in Hope in the Age of Anxiety: How do you build and sustain hope in trying times? How can hope help you to achieve your life goals? How can hope improve your relationships with others? How can hope aid your recovery from trauma or illness? How does hope relate to spirituality? Hope in the Age of Anxiety identifies the skills needed to cultivate hope, and offers suggestions for using these capacities to realize your life goals, support health and healing, strengthen relationships, enhance spirituality, and inoculate yourself against the despair that engulfs many individuals.
Prayers from Michel Quoist, the multi-million bestselling publishing phenomenon, available for the first time as an ebook The prayers of Michel Quoist are not prayers in the usual sense, but meditations on life. Beginning with seemingly ordinary events, suddenly the light of faith is thrown on some part of our ordinary, everyday existence. Set against the roads, offices and high-rise buildings that frame our modern world, this collection of practical prayers and meditations penetrates the heart of human experience. Rooted in the modern world and in the thoughts and feelings that define our everyday experience, they celebrate our small victories and offer support as we struggle with universal themes – among them self-acceptance, loneliness, despair, ageing, loss and grief. Quoist’s prayers encourage us to celebrate and harness the tools and talents we have at our disposal to make the best of what we have. Editorial Reviews 'His greatest strength is that he shows humanity as an asset rather than a liability.' The Catholic Herald 'To those long familiar with Quoist’s writing – and those who are new to him – this book may prove a landmark in the spiritual lives of many in a new century and a new millennium.' Peter Costello, The Irish Catholic 'Michel Quoist sold millions of books in 27 different languages because of that ability to make prayer possible for the less contemplative among us.' Fr Brian D' Arcy, Sunday World
Author: Daniel A. Siedell
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date: 2015-01-07
Modern art can be confusing and intimidating--even ugly and blasphemous. And yet curator and art critic Daniel A. Siedell finds something else, something much deeper that resonates with the human experience. With over thirty essays on such diverse artists as Andy Warhol, Thomas Kinkade, Diego Velazquez, Robyn O'Neil, Claudia Alvarez, and Andrei Rublev, Siedell offers a highly personal approach to modern art that is informed by nearly twenty years of experience as a museum curator, art historian, and educator. Siedell combines his experience in the contemporary art world with a theological perspective that serves to deepen the experience of art, allowing the work of art to work as art and not covert philosophy or theology, or visual illustrations of ideas, meanings, and worldviews. Who's Afraid of Modern Art? celebrates the surprising beauty of art that emerges from and embraces pain and suffering, if only we take the time to listen. Indeed, as Siedell reveals, a painting is much more than meets the eye. So, who's afraid of modern art? Siedell's answer might surprise you.
Author: Janice Kay Johnson
Release Date: 2012-02-01
Helen Schaefer isn't getting married That's what she's decided, anyway—because she simply can't stand to think she could love and lose again. After the death of her husband, she let her daughter down terribly and she's not about to risk hurting Ginny a second time. And meeting widower Alec Fraser—who's still dealing with his own grief—isn't enough to change her mind…at first. But after Helen spends some time with him, she starts to realize how much they have in common. Is it possible that Alec might want to have a relationship without commitment? And what will she do if he doesn't?
Author: Shani Boianjiu
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2013-02-07
Longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction Yael, Avishag and Lea grow up together in a tiny, dusty village in Israel. They attend high school, gossip about boys, and try to find ways to alleviate the universal boredom of teenage life. Then at eighteen they are conscripted into the army. Yael trains marksmen, Avishag stands guard watching refugees throw themselves at barbed-wire fences and Lea, posted at a checkpoint, imagines the stories behind the familiar faces that pass by her day after day. All of them live in that single intense second before danger erupts, all of them trying to survive however they can... Shortlisted for The Jewish Quarterly Wingate Prize