The Long Loneliness

Author: Dorothy Day
Publisher: HarperCollins
ISBN: 9780062796677
Release Date: 2017-06-27
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A compelling autobiographical testament to the spiritual pilgrimage of a woman who, in her own words, dedicated herself "to bring[ing] about the kind of society where it is easier to be good.''

ESCAPE Wenn die Angst dich einholt

Author: Nina Laurin
Publisher: Knaur eBook
ISBN: 9783426441183
Release Date: 2018-03-26
Genre: Fiction

Das Thriller-Debüt von Nina Laurin - das Neueste für Fans dunkler, rasanter Psychospannung aus den USA. Eigentlich hat Lane Moreno längst aufgegeben. Seit zehn Jahren versucht die 24-Jährige im Drogennebel zu vergessen, was man ihr angetan hat: wie sie als Kind entführt und vier Jahre lang missbraucht wurde, bis ihr hochschwanger die Flucht gelang; dass man ihren Peiniger nie gefasst hat, weil sie sich nicht erinnern konnte; dass ihre Tochter zur Adoption freigegeben wurde. Doch als Lane eines Tages an einem Vermisstenplakat vorbeistolpert, starrt ihr die Vergangenheit mitten ins Gesicht: Die Gesuchte – Olivia Shaw, 10 Jahre alt – ist praktisch ihr Ebenbild. Um Olivia zu retten, muss Lane sich ihren Dämonen stellen – und einer Wahrheit, die sie zerstören könnte.

The Road to Character

Author: David Brooks
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780679645030
Release Date: 2015-04-14
Genre: Social Science

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE ECONOMIST • “I wrote this book not sure I could follow the road to character, but I wanted at least to know what the road looks like and how other people have trodden it.”—David Brooks With the wisdom, humor, curiosity, and sharp insights that have brought millions of readers to his New York Times column and his previous bestsellers, David Brooks has consistently illuminated our daily lives in surprising and original ways. In The Social Animal, he explored the neuroscience of human connection and how we can flourish together. Now, in The Road to Character, he focuses on the deeper values that should inform our lives. Responding to what he calls the culture of the Big Me, which emphasizes external success, Brooks challenges us, and himself, to rebalance the scales between our “résumé virtues”—achieving wealth, fame, and status—and our “eulogy virtues,” those that exist at the core of our being: kindness, bravery, honesty, or faithfulness, focusing on what kind of relationships we have formed. Looking to some of the world’s greatest thinkers and inspiring leaders, Brooks explores how, through internal struggle and a sense of their own limitations, they have built a strong inner character. Labor activist Frances Perkins understood the need to suppress parts of herself so that she could be an instrument in a larger cause. Dwight Eisenhower organized his life not around impulsive self-expression but considered self-restraint. Dorothy Day, a devout Catholic convert and champion of the poor, learned as a young woman the vocabulary of simplicity and surrender. Civil rights pioneers A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin learned reticence and the logic of self-discipline, the need to distrust oneself even while waging a noble crusade. Blending psychology, politics, spirituality, and confessional, The Road to Character provides an opportunity for us to rethink our priorities, and strive to build rich inner lives marked by humility and moral depth. “Joy,” David Brooks writes, “is a byproduct experienced by people who are aiming for something else. But it comes.” Praise for The Road to Character “A hyper-readable, lucid, often richly detailed human story.”—The New York Times Book Review “David Brooks—the New York Times columnist and PBS commentator whose measured calm gives punditry a good name—offers the building blocks of a meaningful life.”—Washingtonian “This profound and eloquent book is written with moral urgency and philosophical elegance.”—Andrew Solomon, author of Far from the Tree and The Noonday Demon “The voice of the book is calm, fair and humane. The highlight of the material is the quality of the author’s moral and spiritual judgments.”—The Washington Post “A powerful, haunting book that works its way beneath your skin.”—The Guardian (U.K.) “This learned and engaging book brims with pleasures.”—Newsday “Original and eye-opening . . . At his best, Brooks is a normative version of Malcolm Gladwell, culling from a wide array of scientists and thinkers to weave an idea bigger than the sum of its parts.”—USA Today “There is something affecting in the diligence with which Brooks seeks a cure for his self-diagnosed shallowness by plumbing the depths of others.”—Rebecca Mead, The New Yorker From the Hardcover edition.

Singleness and the Church

Author: Jana Marguerite Bennett
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190462635
Release Date: 2017-07-21
Genre: Religion

Despite the fact that almost half of all Americans are single, singleness remains an often overlooked oddity in American culture and in Christian communities. Christians ought to be the people who most support singleness, given what scripture and tradition suggest, but this does not seem to be the case. In this exciting new book, Jana Marguerite Bennett examines a variety of usually forgotten models of singleness: the never-married, the casually uncommitted, the committed but unmarried, the same-sex attracted, the widowed, the divorced, and the single parent. Each chapter in Singleness and the Church takes one of these models and considers the cultural commentary, Christian debate, and a holy guide-figures like Paul, Augustine, Aelred of Rievaulx, Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Dorothy Day -in order to offer a new perspective on singleness, the church, and what it means to be a single Christian disciple. In Singleness and the Church, Bennett provides a fresh new theology of single life, a starting point for restoring singleness, in all its amazing varieties, to its rightful place in Christian tradition.

Legendary Locals of Staten Island

Author: Thomas W. Matteo EdD
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 9781439660034
Release Date: 2017-04-03
Genre: Photography

Located at the entrance to New York Harbor, Staten Island has had a front-row seat to many of the comings and goings of the New World. From the early European explorers, such as Verrazano and Hudson, to the waves of immigrants coming in steerage, the island would be part of a gateway to a great continent. Some visitors stayed briefly, while others would go no further and would make the island their forever home. Those who called Staten Island home would include inventors, business leaders, writers, athletes, politicians, and artists. Some famous islanders include industry titan Cornelius Vanderbilt; inventor Antonio Meucci; Central Park visionary Frederick Law Olmsted; poet Edwin Markham; silent film star Mabel Normand; and singers Christina Aguilera, Joan Baez, and members of Wu-Tang Clan. All these would play a role in the development of Staten Island, a borough of New York City and sister to one of the world’s great metropolises.

Jesus von Nazareth was er wollte wer er war

Author: Gerhard Lohfink
Publisher: Verlag Herder GmbH
ISBN: 9783451338892
Release Date: 2016-09-13
Genre: Religion

Wer war Jesus? Ein Prophet? Davon gab es viele. Ein Wunderheiler? Ein Sozialrevolutionär? Ein Weisheitslehrer? Auch davon gab und gibt es viele. Gerhard Lohfink fragt, was das Einmalige des Jesus von Nazaret ausmacht, er fragt nach dem Mehr, konkret nach dem Selbstbewusstsein Jesu, nach dem Anspruch, mit dem Jesus auftrat, nach dem, was er wirklich wollte. Das Ergebnis ist ein neues Bild des Jesus von Nazaret, überzeugend, vertiefend und in ausnehmend gut lesbarer Sprache geschrieben. Eine Bereicherung für alle, denen Christsein etwas bedeutet.

Ich muss verr ckt sein so zu leben

Author: Shane Claiborne
Publisher:
ISBN: 9783765570544
Release Date: 2012-06-22
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

"Man hatte mir beigebracht, was man als Christ glaubt. Aber niemand hatte mir gezeigt, wie man als Christ lebt." Wie lebt man als Christ? Diese Frage führt Shane Claiborne auf ungewöhnliche Wege. Er reist nach Kalkutta und begleitet Mutter Teresa zu den Ärmsten der Armen - und dort begegnet er Gott auf ganz neue Weise. Seine "Bekehrung zur radikalen Nachfolge" ruiniert seine beruflichen Pläne, führt ihn in die Innenstadtghettos an die Seite der Vergessenen der Wohlstandsgesellschaft und zu Beginn des Irakkriegs 2003 als Friedensaktivist nach Bagdad. Der "Extremist der Nächstenliebe" erzählt eine Geschichte voller Leidenschaft, Kreativität und eines Glaubens, der durch kleine Taten der Liebe die Welt verändert.

Die Nonnen von Sant Ambrogio

Author: Hubert Wolf
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406645235
Release Date: 2013-02-12
Genre: History

Rom, im Juli 1859: Eine Nonne ruft um Hilfe, man will sie vergiften, doch sie kann fliehen. Es kommt zu einem Prozess, in dem die Inquisition Unglaubliches aufdeckt: Im Kloster Sant’Ambrogio werden seit Jahrzehnten Nonnen als Heilige verehrt. Visionen, Dämonenaustreibungen, Segnungen per Zungenkuss, lesbische Initiationsriten und Wunder sind an der Tagesordnung. Zweiflerinnen werden beseitigt. Und hinter den Nonnen steht ein Netzwerk von Jesuiten mit besten Kontakten zum Papst. Hubert Wolf hat in den Vatikanischen Archiven die Akten eines einzigartigen Skandals aufgespürt, der in diesem Buch erstmals publik gemacht wird. In seiner meisterhaften Erzählung des Falles geht es nicht nur um Mord, sexuellen Missbrauch und angemaßte Heiligkeit vor den Toren des Vatikans, sondern auch um die Macht des Papstes.

Die Politik Jesu

Author: John Howard Yoder
Publisher: Neufeld Verlag
ISBN: 9783937896090
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Pacifism