When beloved author Henri Nouwen set out to record this daybook of totally new reflections, he suddenly found himself on "a true spiritual adventure." For in these 366 original, interlocking morsels of daily wisdom, Nouwen provides both sustenance and a trail for us to follow, as he unveils, to his own surprise, his personal map of faith. From the delicate interplay of human experience to the surrender to Christ and the embrace of Christian community, that journey of Christian spirituality is explored and celebrated here in each eloquent, thought–provoking passage, "The table is one of the most intimate places in our lives. It is there that we give ourselves to one another. When we say, 'Take some more, let me serve you another plate, let me pour you another glass, don't be shy, enjoy it,' we say a lot more than our words express. We invite our friends to become part of our lives. We want them to be nurtured by the same food and drink that nurture us. We desire communion.... Every breakfast, lunch, or dinner can become a time of growing communion with one another." Intimately personal and inspiring, Bread for the Journey is a daily feast of fresh insight into the challenges and deep joys of a life lived in close communion with God. Nouwen is a wise, loving companion who invites us along as he finds joy in the community of loss, true freedom in forgiveness of others, and hope in surprising places. Each daily meditation is a stepping–stone along a path of private discovery, offering Nouwen's seasoned yet fresh ideas on kindness, love, suffering, and prayer, the Church as God's people, and the importance of Jesus in one's life–reflecting, as a whole, Nouwen's own 'personal creed.' Bread for the Journey brims with daily nourishment and guidance for devoted followers and new friends alike –– food for thought on a yearlong journey of discovery and faith.
Worship involves the senses. The light filtering in from the stained-glass windows, the colors of the vestments, and even the words we read in our Bibles and prayer books fascinate us visually in worship. The sounds of musical instruments and voices raised in song grip us audibly. The feel of the wood on the pews and the altar or the leather on our Bibles can engage our sense of touch. All of these sensations come together to form our worship experience. In Bread for the Journey, Rolf Svanoe has sought to attract our other senses, enhancing our encounter with God. This Lenten worship series offers sermons for Ash Wednesday, each week in Lent, and services for Holy Week and Easter. This book also includes recipes for breads that can be baked and distributed during the services, each scent and taste offering an additional insight into the Lenten worship experience. Whether it is the sweetness of Welcome Bread or the bitterness of Betrayer's Bread, each bread takes us on a journey through the season of Lent, culminating in the death and resurrection of Jesus. Pastors and other ministers will be able to use this resource to draw their congregations into a deeper and more fulfilling Lenten worship. Bread for the Journey is a resource that will feed a congregation, both spiritually and physically.
The Mission of Transformation and the Transformation of Mission
Author: Anthony J. Gittins
Pubpsher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Bread for the Journey stakes out new territory for all who are engaged in the many facts of mission, whether in the urban deserts of the modern United States, working with AIDS sufferers in rural Uganda, or trying to make sense of conflicting data on church, world, and gospel. This book makes available a wealth of mission experience, bread for the journey for all those engaged in ecclesial work, whether in the First World or the Third. While many speak about the importance of wisdom theologyÓ as something there ought to be more of,Ó Gittins simply does wisdom theology. Bread for the Journey bridges the boundaries between spirituality and theology, mission and anthropology. It will transform your view of Christian vocation.
This inspiring devotional contains six, specially selected themes from Every Day with Jesus that will nourish your soul and stimulate your faith. Each book contains 365 undated daily reading, prayers, further study questions and a topical index. Included in this title are: All-Sufficient Christ, Pursuit of Excellence, Wondrous Cross, Treasures of Darkeness, More Excellent Way and Care of the Soul.
Every fifteen seconds on our Earth, a child dies from waterborne disease. Three times an hour, another species becomes extinct. Each day we consume eighty-five million barrels of oil and pump twenty-three million tons of carbon dioxide into an already warming atmosphere. But against this bleak backdrop, beacons of hope shine from thousands of large and small initiatives taking place everywhere from isolated villages to major urban centers. Thriving Beyond Sustainability draws a collective map of individuals, organizations, and communities from around the world that are committed to building an alternative future—one that strives to restore ecological health; reinvent outmoded institutions; and rejuvenate our environmental, social, and economic systems. The projects and initiatives profiled are meeting the challenges of the day with optimism, hope, and results, leading the way in: Relocalization Green commerce Ecological design Environmental conservation Social transformation Overflowing with inspiration, the stories and ideas in these pages will cause the most chronic pessimist to see the glass as half full—to move beyond a perception of surviving with scarcity to one of flourishing with abundance. The comprehensive resource section provides the tools for everyone to become a catalyst for change. Andres R. Edwards is the author of The Sustainability Revolution, which has sold over twenty thousand copies. He is an educator, media designer, LEED-accredited green building and sustainability consultant, and the founder of EduTracks, a firm specializing in developing education programs and providing consulting services on sustainable practices.
...Scripture's truth jumps off the page... -Dr. Tom Bennardo, Senior Pastor, Life Community Church ...a unique mix of spiritual depth and simplicity... -Brian Early, Executive Ministries Pastor, Journey Church ...amazing source of inspiration... - Dr. Michael Korpiun, -Evang. Methodist Church, Hannover, Germany Today, God is calling you to be a fisher of men. He wants you to follow him so closely that his love would become such a huge part of who you are that it would overflow from your heart onto a world that is in desperate need of the unconditional, restoring, and healing love of Jesus that will help them find what their heart has been longing for. Be a fisher of men today; ask God to use you in the lives of other people and just watch what he will do through a heart that longs to serve and live for him! Would you ever go on a journey through the wilderness without a compass? Of course not! In the same sense, you shouldn't go the journey of life without a moral compass. Sure the bible is packed with pertinent scripture, but sometimes it can be an overwhelming amount of information to digest. There is a solution through Journey Bread. This book is packed with five-minute, soul-changing life applications. It will fit in to your busy schedule and greatly add to the quality of your life.
How to Get into the Field, Collect Data, and Write Up Your Project
Author: Erin Horvat
Pubpsher: Teachers College Press
This book provides theoretically grounded, real-world advice for students beginning to learn how to conduct qualitative research. Drawing on the authors extensive experience teaching qualitative methods, the text uses students questions and concerns as an organizational framework. Unlike many textbooks, this one provides students with an inside view into the most common dilemmas and challenges they will face as they start doing research. This easy-to-use book addresses the key phases of any ethnographic projectfrom beginning a project and defining its aims, to data collection, analysis, writing, and reporting results. While designed specifically for beginners, seasoned qualitative researchers will find useful insights, helpful tips, and new ways of thinking about qualitative research.
For centuries, The Lord's Prayer (Matthew 6:9-13, Luke 11:2-4) has persisted as Jesus' ideal. Even in times of radical change, The Lord's Prayer refuses to fade. In this book, Stroman shows readers that this timeless and familiar verse is contemporary because it covers nearly every relevent need that religious and irreligious people could bring to God.
"In Blessings and Rituals for the Journey of Life, Susan Langhauser offers a collection of ready-to-use, easily adaptable blessing rituals for a variety of occasions, events, and faith passages. The 41 rituals presented here are designed to acknowledge, uplift, and empower all of the members of the congregation, regardless of age. Specific rituals are included for children, adults, daily living, and pastoral care situations. In addition, guidelines are provided for helping worship leaders create unique blessings and rituals that are meaningful for their individual congregations."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved