Sharon Garlough Brown tells the moving story of four strangers as they reluctantly arrive at a retreat center and find themselves drawn out of their separate stories of isolation and struggle and into a collective journey of spiritual practice, mutual support and personal revelation.
A 2013 Midwest Publishing Awards Show Honorable Mention Sharon Garlough Brown tells the moving story of four strangers as they embark together on a journey of spiritual formation: Hannah, a pastor who doesn't realize how exhausted she is. Meg, a widow and recent empty-nester who is haunted by her past. Mara, a woman who has experienced a lifetime of rejection and is now trying to navigate a difficult marriage. Charissa, a hard-working graduate student who wants to get things right. You re invited to join these four women as they reluctantly arrive at a retreat center and find themselves drawn out of their separate stories of isolation and struggle and into a collective journey of spiritual practice, mutual support and personal revelation. Along the way, readers will be taken into a new understanding of key spiritual practices and find tangible support for the deeper life with God. If you want to travel this journey with others, you will find a group study guide and book club resources at sensibleshoesclub.com.
The spiritual journey takes unexpected turns for the women of Sensible Shoes in this third book of the series. Having been challenged to persevere in hope, can they now embrace the joy of complete surrender? Join these four women in a poignant story that reveals the joy that comes from laying our lives at the feet of God and standing barefoot on holy ground.
Meg, Charissa, Hannah, and Mara are taking their next steps in the spiritual formation journey. But each is finding a roadblock-- and sometimes life feels like two steps forward and one step back. Can they help each other overcome the griefs and tensions that keep resurfacing?
Author: Sharon Garlough Brown
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Christian women
The women of Sensible Shoes are navigating both deep joy and devastating loss. Can Mara, Hannah, Charissa, and Becca find equilibrium in the midst of all that has changed? In this final installment of the Sensible Shoes series, you're invited to travel with these beloved friends as they endure trials that test their trust and their willingness to walk an extra mile.
This companion guide will take you deeper into the world of the women from Sensible Shoes. Allowing you to try out the spiritual practices you've seen them engage in the book, this guide includes twelve weeks of daily Scripture reading, prayer, and reflection questions (five days a week) that correspond to the disciplines the women practice, along with a group discussion guide at the end of each week.
Author: Jerry Bridges
Publisher: Tyndale House
Release Date: 2014-02-27
Do you want your daily devotional to have more substance? Then you will appreciate this one-year devotional from Navigator author Jerry Bridges. Each entry has been carefully selected from his best writings, connecting with you on a deeper level and encouraging personal discovery. This quick daily read is full of inspiration, commitment, and transformation for men and women to grow in spiritual maturity.
"Maureen Conroy, author of the best-selling The Discerning Heart (Loyola University Press, 1993), offers another pioneering effort in the arena of spiritual direction and pastoral counseling. Looking into the Well: Supervision of Spiritual Directors is the first book-length treatment of the supervision and development of spiritual directors. Looking into the Well is specifically written with spiritual directors, supervisors, and educators of spiritual directors in mind. Proper supervision, the author declares, is necessary for the development of skilled spiritual directors. By providing examples of learning experiences for spiritual directors, supervisors, and training teams, Looking into the Well offers an experiential approach to the art and science of spiritual direction that can be used for personal reflection as well as for group discussion and role-playing. In addition, the book offers prayer and reflection experiences, case studies, evaluation methods, and other experiences for group and individual use. Examples of verbatim conversations between directors and supervisors are also included."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
The Hungry Swan, a work of fiction, flows along the life of Jay. Jay is born into an affluent family and has a chirpy and carefree life. However, inspired by a book that he accidentally finds in his grandparents’ attic, he sets out in search of the ultimate Truth; ‘Self-realisation’. The Hungry Swan does not carry names of places, nor is it time specific; the narrative is around the life journey of Jay and the purpose is to stress on the fact that there are as many paths to realise the Truth as there are people. Everyone’s perspective is unique and the only fuel is, of course, the hunger. Life helps by giving several hints to find appeasement of that hunger. Such hints are woven into the fabric of life, so intricately, that one almost always misses them! One has to go in search of it; Jay does too. But does he make it? Let The Hungry Swan take you out along with Jay, into the sky of the limitless!!
Author: Joshua Yeldham
Publisher: Picador Australia
Release Date: 2016-03-22
"Welcome to the extraordinary and wonderful world of Joshua Yeldham. I hope you wore sensible shoes." Richard Roxburgh In this journal for his daughter Indigo, Joshua Yeldham charts his life from growing up on the Hawkesbury River to becoming one of the most astonishing artists Australia has produced in decades. Yeldham's first foray into literature, Surrender is a stunning creation that mirrors the complexity of his artistic practice, layering painting, photography, drawing and prose. Surrender navigates Yeldham's early life from the intense pain of schoolyard bullying to his time at Rhode Island School of Design, hiking in Venezuala and his odyssey into the Australian outback in an old kombi. It's a love story too, recounting how Joshua and his wife Jo - his collaborator and a photographer in her own right - met, and their journey through his infertility, IVF, and the joy of parenthood. Surrender is an immensely powerful work, celebrating Yeldham's deeply spiritual affiliation with the land, belief in the succour of the creative imagination, and a reverential love of nature. "Yeldham puts heart and soul into every piece. He meditates, he communes with Nature; he strives to make every gesture feel meaningful." John McDonald, Sydney Morning Herald "The intensely powerful journal dips in and out of the author's memories, experiences and hopes ... Yeldham is talking directly to Indigo here, and we are the lucky listeners." Vogue Australia This is a specially formatted fixed layout ebook that retains the look and feel of the print book.
Author: Thomas Bien, Ph.D.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2002-04-15
"This wise book provides practical exercises that will help us to develop conscious awareness and inner understanding, and the ways and means to free us from unsatisfying habits, addictions, and unconscious behavior patterns. I recommend it highly." --Lama Surya Das, author of the bestselling Awakening the Buddha Within "Anyone interested in finding a kind, spiritual guide to recovery that focuses on flexibility rather than the 'one true way' will benefit from this enjoyable and helpful book." --Maia Szalavitz, coauthor with Joseph Volpicelli, M.D., of Recovery Options: The Complete Guide In Mindful Recovery, you'll discover a fresh and effective method for healing from addiction that can help you handle important challenges, from managing anxiety and resisting cravings to dealing with emotional and physical imbalance. Drawing on both ancient spiritual wisdom and the authors' extensive clinical psychological work with their patients over many years, Mindful Recovery shows you how to use the simple Buddhist practice of mindfulness to be aware of-- and enjoy-- life in the present moment without the need to enhance or avoid experience with addictive behaviors. Mindful Recovery guides you step by step through ten powerful "doorways" to mindful recovery, giving you specific strategies that can help you cultivate a sense of calm awareness and balance in your life. Filled with personal stories of recovery, practical exercises, instructions for meditation, and more, Mindful Recovery accompanies you on a journey of exploration and healing that will help you find the strength and the tools to change, leading you to a fresh new experience of everyday living.
Author: Elizabeth Steele Halstead
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company
Release Date: 2010-09-28
This rich, inviting volume illumines Paul s letter to the Philippians through evocative juxtapositions of visual images, poetry, and other worship-related arts with theological reflections, prayers, and more. The book s multidimensional approach creates abundant space for unhurried contemplation, whether in individual reflection or group study. It invites readers to dwell with Philippians to slow down, to explore the texture and palette of Paul s message in a deliberately measured way, to be drawn into the mystery, beauty, and life-changing power of this joyful biblical letter. In this beautiful book, a vast communion of artists, theologians, historians, poets, and worshipers surrounds one letter from the Apostle Paul. Rich selections from the work of these witnesses provide varied opportunities for both newcomers and lifelong Bible readers to envision and encounter God s Word in fresh ways. When received with attention and pondered in prayer, the resources gathered here can expand imagination, deepen discernment, and encourage faithful living. Dorothy C. Bass American Christians are in too much of a hurry. We miss out on most of what is right in front of us. When this most is in the Bible, our faith and obedience and prayer are impoverished. This conversation with Philippians slows us down to a stroll so we can take it all in God s word not as instruction but as companion. All of us need this. Eugene H. Peterson This wonderful commentary makes Philippians come alive in new ways. The combination of rich visual experience with creative written commentary has made me a more engaged biblical dweller ! Richard Mouw This beautifully produced book, through its skillful interweaving of images and texts, allows the Apostle Paul to speak in fresh and unexpected ways. A striking and original initiative. Jeremy Begbie Not much in our frazzled life encourages us to slow down and savor God s presence in Scripture. The images, prayers, and reflections in this beautiful book work this miracle. Dwelling with Philippians is slow food for the spirit! Keep it beside you, pray with it, give it to your friends, your family and especially to your pastor! William Dyrness
Author: Colette Brown
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
Release Date: 2012-05-25
Genre: Health & Fitness
In the past, menopause was a 'hidden' taboo topic with so much negativity associated with it. It was seen as a purely physical process linked with degeneration into old age and ill health. However, with woman living longer it has begun to be perceived as a rite of passage into a new way of living and being, linked with more freedom and energy. Menopause itself can still be very debilitating for many women. This book is personal journey into the time of menopause looking at it from a spiritual point of view first and how spirituality can help with physical, mental and emotional symptoms. It seeks to show it as a natural part of life. Personal insights are linked into meditations and mantras to help the reader fully embrace this exciting time of moving into her 'wise woman' time. It helps women take possession of their menopause, rather than the other way round. The author bears her soul with both honesty and humor. A must for any woman nearing menopause and partners who are baffled by the whirlwind of change!
A must-read for women’s book clubs, this is the story of good people facing hard challenges. Breast cancer. Alcoholism. Infertility. This sequel to the prize-winning novel The Sandpiper tells the story of the three Cameron women waging their individual battles with both fear and courage. Despair and hope. Tears and laughter. Readers will walk the tough walks with them rooting for them from page one to the end.