Author: Michael James
Publisher: Balboa Press
Release Date: 2014-03-25
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Are you truly happy? This is the question that helped me to change my life. When I stopped to seriously consider this question, I realized that the answer was no. In fact, I began to wonder what happiness really was. Upon recognizing this void, a quiet yet persistent voice within demanded attention to this, even though I did not know what to do. Eventually, I was guided to take that hard and honest look within. The search initially was to understand why things were going wrong in my life. I was experiencing problems in my job and relationships. On the surface, others perceived me as successful, yet within I felt different, alone, unworthy, confused, and lost. Discovering Michael is an inspirational story and guide about overcoming a life of adversity and challenges. It is a personal account and reflection of learnings about the journey and the methods used for personal growth and self-discovery. It is about changing unhealthy attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors into healthier choices, supportive of greater levels of happiness, meaning and purpose.
Who was Michael Jackson? Certainly he has been a bright icon of the twentieth century. A brilliant artist, a champion for the environment, a great philanthropist but in the collective imagination his name evokes an eccentric and disquieting celebrity. His enigmatic personality caused Jackson to undergo unprecedented media persecution perpetrated for decades. His glory became his prison, his life turned out a nightmare. Infinite judicial quarrels and slanderous accusations undermined the foundations of his ideals and affections, plunging him into isolation. After his premature death, now considered suspect, a process of redemption began consecrating Michael Jackson in the dimension of Myth. What caused the exceptional nature of his strange fate of huge successes and painful personal tragedies? What legacy did he want to leave us? With striking sensitivity the author takes the reader through the highlights and shadows of an ‘emotional journey’ into the world of the King of Pop. She carefully reconstructs the events that marked the artist’s life and led him to his death. She rediscovers the charisma and value of his art, often obscured by sensationalism. She returns to Michael his humanity, urging everyone to look beyond the surface of media misinformation and mere appearances.
“Really wonderful; an elegantly written initiation into the mimetic theory. I am lucky to have interpreters who understand what I want to say and who can write so well.” —René Girard The work of René Girard is hugely influential in literature and cultural studies. But it is in understanding the relationship between religion and violence that his theory has created its greatest impact. Girard's understanding of mimetic rivalry and conflict and of scapegoating is seen by many to be the key to a completely new understanding of Christianity. Girard's name evokes curiosity and—often—strong feelings among devotees and skeptics. Discovering Girard is the first book to present Girard's work to a wider audience. It explains and appraises Girard's mimetic theory, shows its impact on theology and other disciplines, and manages to convey the excitement that a discovery of Girard's ideas often generates in readers.
Author: Michael John Cusick
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Release Date: 2012-06-04
“Every man who knocks on the door of a brothel is knocking for God.” – G. K. Chesterton What if lust for porn is really a search for true passion? In a world where there are 68 million searches for pornography every day and where over 70 percent of Christian men report viewing porn in the last year, it's no surprise that more and more men struggle with an addiction to this false fantasy. Common wisdom says if they just had more willpower or more faith, their fight would be over. Is the answer really that simple? According to the counselor and ministry leader Michael John Cusick, the answer is no—but the big truth may be much more freeing.Backed by scripture, Cusick uses examples from his own life and from his twenty years of counseling experience to show us how the pursuit of empty pleasure is really a search for our heart's deepest desire—and the real key to to resistance is discovering and embracing the joy we truly want. Cusick's insights help readers understand how porn struggles begin, what to do to prevent them, and most importantly, how to overcome the compulsion once it begins. In the end, this powerful book shows us all how the barrier built by porn addiction can become a bridge to abundant life.
Author: Michael A. Diamond
Publisher: University of Missouri Press
Release Date: 2016-12-31
This book focuses on the theory and practice of understanding and transforming organizations with the goal to discover common ground between groups and individuals. Diamond presents a framework of reflective practice for organizational researchers, scholar-practitioner consultants, executives, managers, and workers in order to promote a more satisfying and humane work-life.
Author: Michael Long
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
Release Date: 2015-03-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Fred Rogers was one of the most radical pacifists of contemporary history. We do not usually think of him as radical, partly because he wore colorful, soft sweaters made by his mother. Nor do we usually imagine him as a pacifist; that adjective seems way too political to describe the host of a children's program known for its focus on feelings. We have restricted Fred Rogers to the realm of entertainment, children, and feelings, and we've ripped him out of his political and religious context. Rogers was an ordained Presbyterian minister, and although he rarely shared his religious convictions on his program, he fervently believed in a God who accepts us as we are and who desires a world marked by peace and wholeness. With this progressive spirituality as his inspiration, Rogers used his children's program as a platform for sharing countercultural beliefs about caring nonviolently for one another, animals, and the earth. To critics who dared call him "namby-pamby," Rogers said, "Only people who take the time to see our work can begin to understand the depth of it." This is the invitation of Peaceful Neighbor, to see and understand Rogers's convictions and their expression through his program. Mister Rogers' Neighborhood, it turns out, is far from sappy, sentimental, and shallow; it's a sharp political response to a civil and political society poised to kill.
Author: Michael Schudson
Release Date: 1981-02-13
Genre: Social Science
This instructive and entertaining social history of American newspapers shows that the very idea of impartial, objective “news” was the social product of the democratization of political, economic, and social life in the nineteenth century. Professor Schudson analyzes the shifts in reportorial style over the years and explains why the belief among journalists and readers alike that newspapers must be objective still lives on.
Author: Michael Miller
Release Date: 2001
Bluetooth is a wireless technology that lets users make wireless and instant connections between various communication devices, such as mobile phones and desktop and notebook computers. Since it uses radio transmission, transfer of voice and data is in real time. This sophisticated mode of transmission also ensures protection from interference and provides for the security of the data transmitted. The Bluetooth radio is built into a small microchip and operates in a globally available frequency band ensuring communication compatibility.
Author: Michael Giammarino
Release Date: 2016-11-03
Discovering Justice takes a look at the Judeo-Christian conception of justice in light of the traditions of early church thinkers. From foundational philosophical thought to the practical day-to-day, this work investigates the principles of justice which have long undergirded the Christian worldview.
Author: Hari Kaur Khalsa
Release Date: 2006-09-07
Genre: Health & Fitness
Internationally renowned meditation teacher Hari Kaur Khalsa knows well the whirlwind stresses and strains placed on women today. Through the secrets of ancient Kundalini chanting and meditation techniques, women will find peace amid all the chaos, develop their creativity, and hone their inner wisdom. To introduce the newcomer to meditation, Hari Kaur helps the reader, step by step, to create a space in which to meditate, to become familiar and comfortable with different postures, to breathe deeply and effectively, and to clear the mind. Plainly organized into sections uniquely tailored to a woman's changing physical and emotional needs, Hari Kaur teaches how to: - alleviate frustration, ward off moodiness, and become calm - ease life transitions, accept change, and encourage personal creativity - fully realize the potentials of pregnancy and motherhood; and much more In addition, Hari Kaur discusses seven steps to achieve happiness and how to use meditation to build a spiritual identity. Her meditations are presented in the original Sikh as well as in English translation. And the easy-to-reference format will keep the reader returning again and again as she grows through meditation and in her daily life.
Author: Michael Anthony Corey
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2007-01-01
The God Hypothesis seeks to reverse the profound misunderstanding that science has disproved the existence of God. Drawing on the fairy tale of Goldilocks and The Three Bears, Michael A. Corey believes that the "just right" conditions that created life on earth provide overwhelming evidence of an Intelligent Designer at work.
Author: Michael Nielsen
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2012
"Reinventing Discovery argues that we are in the early days of the most dramatic change in how science is done in more than 300 years. This change is being driven by new online tools, which are transforming and radically accelerating scientific discovery"--Provided by publisher.
Author: Michael J. Tamura
Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
World-renowned spiritual teacher, healer, and clairvoyant, Michael J. Tamura shares his wisdom in this inspirational guide to true spiritual empowerment. Hailed as a "beautiful manual for living" by Echo Bodine, You Are the Answer brings us profound spiritual lessons, highlighted by the author's powerful true stories. Discover how to use your intuition, make room for spirit in your life, and respond--instead of react--to everyday experiences. As you build a temple of the soul, you'll learn to recognize truth, create miracles in your own life, and find your purpose for living! This insightful and moving guide also features a "spiritual toolkit" of daily practices and exercises to help you on your extraordinary journey in consciousness exploration, healing, and spiritual development. "Reading this book is such an experience and, once you read it, you will want to read it again. Don't miss this opportunity." --James Van Praagh, author of the New York Times bestselling book Talking to Heaven "Michael J. Tamura offers a road into the deepest recesses of the soul, and his teachings shed light onto often misunderstood spiritual concepts." --James Twyman, author of Emissary of Light and Emissary of Love