A Joyful Encounter

My Mother, My Alzheimer Clients, and Me

A Joyful Encounter

Author Lynn Scott tells when she worked as an in-home caregiver to an Alzheimer's patient, and then later, worked as an Activities Director in a long-term care facility with Alzherimer's patients. These experiences helped in healing her pain and loss over the dementia that claimed her mother's life over twenty years previously.

Philosophy After Deleuze

Philosophy After Deleuze

Philosophy After Deleuze provides a concise and accessible introduction to Deleuze in relation to philosophical inquiry. The book shows how Deleuze's work contributes to contemporary debates in each of the major areas of philosophy: metaphysics, ethics, aesthetics, and political philosophy. Hughes begins by examining Deleuze's style, aiming to explain and justify Deleuze's often complex and challenging use of language by placing it within a discussion of the ends and methods of philosophical inquiry. He goes on to examine each of the major fields of philosophy through Deleuze's key concepts, showing how Deleuze challenges, articulates and contributes to contemporary debates in a way that has practical applications for anyone doing philosophy today. This is the ideal introduction to Deleuze for any student of philosophy.

Gilles Deleuze

An Apprenticeship in Philosophy

Gilles Deleuze


A Joyful Heart

Meditations for Lent

A Joyful Heart

Does a Lenten book have to be grim? Through Lenten meditations such as "The Woodlouse Sermon," "The Thomist Football League," and "The Girl in the Bikini," Martin Thornton pursues the somber spirituality of Lent with an air of lightheartedness. In the spirit of G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis, Thornton points to the humor of Jesus's parables as he devises his own homespun tales that make a lasting impression with their casual, amusing charm. An excellent resource for Lenten study groups!

Joyful Witness in the Muslim World (Mission in Global Community)

Sharing the Gospel in Everyday Encounters

Joyful Witness in the Muslim World (Mission in Global Community)

This up-to-date textbook features global perspectives on current Christian engagement with Islam, equipping readers for mission among Muslims. Evelyne Reisacher, who has worked extensively with Muslims in Europe, helps readers move from fear to joy as they share the gospel with Muslims. Reisacher surveys areas where Muslims and Christians encounter one another in the twenty-first century, highlighting innovative models of Christian witness in everyday life. Drawing on insights from global Christianity, this survey takes account of diverse conceptions of Muslim-Christian relations. The book may surprise those who believe mission among Muslims is nearly impossible. This is the first book in the Mission in Global Community series, which reframes missiological themes and studies for students around the common theme of mission as partnership with others. Series authors draw upon their own global experience and that of their global colleagues to illumine present realities and chart a course into the future. Series editors are Scott W. Sunquist and Amos Yong.

Reunion of Souls

Reunion of Souls

Roy Bodger is a charismatic Baptist minister and dedicated seeker of God. Something happens that Roy doesn't expect during a near death experience-an answer to his prayers. He sees God, but she is a pagan goddess. The beautiful golden figure says, "What would you ask if you had a chance to talk face to face with God, Roy? Now here's your chance." Roy's conversation with Her turns his whole life upside down, as he remembers who he really is and who God really is. Roy is one of a group of the people of Atlantis who promised, life after life, to remember who they were and to work together to heal the Breaking of the World. Join Roy and his party on their journey across America where they encounter adventure after adventure and commune with highly evolved spirits. Read as they oil the wheels-the spiritual people who will preserve the good seeds of western civilization when it crashes and help usher in the Beloved Community. Enjoy the lessons channeled by Kendall Ronin that connect with your soul as you remember who you are and who God really is. This book is a must read for the spiritual seeker.

Locked & Loaded

A Collection of Short Stories

Locked & Loaded

Peer into the cold underworld of killers, cut throats and the criminally insane. Locked & Loaded brings you five stories of the dark lives lived gilded beneath suburbia and the American dream. Here there are no saints or heroes but only the corrupt and deranged; those whove lived each day from behind the barrel of a smoking gun. Follow a lustful assassin, a young hustler, a desperate murderer, a crazed outlaw and a victimized lover in their tales of mischief, manipulation, chaos and passion.

The Spirit-Driven Leader

Seven Keys to Succeeding under Pressure

The Spirit-Driven Leader

What do Bill Gates, King Solomon, Abraham, and Lincoln have in common? They're all excellent examples of how leaders under pressure manage to succeed. Former Pittsburgh seminary president Sam Calian outlines seven keys to effective leadership under pressure: creativity, competence, commitment, character, collegiality, compassion, and courage. Filled with telling anecdotes, Calian's book asks readers to look not only within themselves but to reach out to others to inspire hope and build stronger communities in trying times.

Lives of the Queens of England

From the Norman Conquest

Lives of the Queens of England


Clinical Psychology and Heart Disease

Clinical Psychology and Heart Disease

Provides a comprehensive overview of epidemiologic, experimental, and clinical data evidencing the emergence of cardiac psychology as a specialty. It offers a thorough and up-to-date review of the scientific research supporting the relationship between cardiac disease and psychological condition, practical suggestions for developing a clinical practice and directions for future research in this new field of "cardiac psychology". The first part provides an overview of the psychological risk factors for cardiac disease. Emphasis is placed on physiological basis of mind-heart link, depression and anxiety, personality and relational aspects, and on advanced statistical tools for the study of personalities at risk. The second part offers a systematic overview of literature on psychological treatments in cardiac rehabilitation.