Release on 2006-06-01 | by Marianne Stein, Ph.d.,Ph. D. Marianne Figge Stein
An Introduction to New Spirituality
Author: Marianne Stein, Ph.d.,Ph. D. Marianne Figge Stein
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Do you want meaningful, inspirational answers to important questions about God, the universe, and the meaning of life? Are you an open-minded, spiritual seeker who is willing to look outside the boundaries of traditional religions? Then you'll want to know about new spirituality. It's not a new religion or organization; it's a new worldview based on love, tolerance, compassion, and freedom. It's based on the writings of people such as Neale Donald Walsch, author of the Conversations with God books, but it also draws on sources ranging from ancient mysticism to contemporary science. This book serves as an introduction to new spirituality for people who are ready to embark on a spiritual journey. In a question-and-answer format, it discusses important issues in a clear, inspirational, and practical way that will help you cultivate inner peace and happier relationships in your daily life. You'll find out what new spirituality has to say about topics such as love, karma, suffering, and the future of humanity. You'll also learn about reincarnation, co-creation, intuition, and healing. And above all, you'll acquire a compassionate and empowering basis for finding your own way to enlightenment.
Lord, please continue to have mercy on humanity. You have made provisions for everything we need in this world and the world to come. Yet many people although desire good life, are suffering, some are confused, others are desperate, families are broken down, our nation is struggling to cope, many people are lost in spiritual matters and sin. In this book, the author's main argument is that God, in his unfailing love for humanity, has already provided what people are frantically seeking in life. What people need to do is to turn to the Holy Scriptures for guidance. This book can be of such help. You see, when life is calm, our foundations don't seem to matter. But when crisis come, our foundations are tested. In this book, the author also argues that it is a waste of time and effort for people to build their lives on a faulty foundation. Jesus describes God's principles as a solid foundation for people to build their lives on. We are strangers in this world; therefore we need someone who knows the journey of life to guide us. God is the creator of this world, and He alone knows the in and out of this world. His principles provide guidance for a perfect life. The attempts by some groups of people to suppress the knowledge of God in the society have not been very helpful in many ways, although they could not succeed. For example, these people could not provide the society with any viable alternative guiding principles on how people should live their lives. This has led many people to turn to wrong sources for guidance, sometimes with very little success or no success at all leading to a life of despair, hopelessness, and failure. Because of this suppression of God's word, there seems to be famine in our society, famine of truth, famine of the word of God. There is also darkness in our society, many people are confused and some do not know what to do with their lives. But the word of God is light, its gives understanding, it gives hope, it provides guidance on spiritual matters, the salvation of the human soul, and solutions to all our problems. Sometimes, life is easier and beautiful if you know what to do in any situation you find yourself. Many people desire a good family life, peace, joy, hope, self discipline, strength, encouragement, a connection with 'a higher being' that transcends human existence and meaning to life in their spiritual quest. As you read this book, know that I am praying for you for all these blessings in Jesus name, amen. Anthony Bright Atwam. According to scripture, the church is the salt and the light of this world. But the church seems to have locked the resources God has given her to be given to the world in the room and has put the keys in her pocket while the world is suffering. One of the things the church needs to do is to start to unpack and release the resources God has given her to meet the needs of postmodern spiritual quest. Anthony Bright Atwam.
Filled with questions, inspiring anecdotes, and guided meditations, Life's Big Questions invites readers and their family and friends to examine their beliefs about spirituality and learn new ways to encounter the sacred in daily life. Questions range from the concept of God, the reason for evil, and the meaning of death, to the variety of spiritual experiences and existence of miracles.
Release on 2016-01-01 | by Stephen McDonald,William Salomone,Sonia Gutierrez,Martin Japtok
Author: Stephen McDonald,William Salomone,Sonia Gutierrez,Martin Japtok
Pubpsher: Cengage Learning
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
THE WRITER'S RESPONSE teaches students not only the basics of paragraph and essay writing—unity, coherence, and support—but also the basics of academic writing, making it a complete source for students preparing for higher-level work. Through a variety of exercises and extensive readings, the text teaches students to read carefully and summarize accurately, to recognize and respond to specific points in the material they have read, to synthesize ideas from several reading selections, and to evaluate and argue about the ideas they have found in their reading material. Although the authors' focus is on writing about reading, they also encourage students to use their personal experiences to develop and support their ideas. This combination results in a text that not only imparts the fundamentals of college-level writing, but also helps each student find his or her own voice—and discover that they do, indeed, have something to say. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
This little book can have a big impact on your life! Whether your faith in God is new or you’ve known Him for a long time, you may have questions about who He is and what He wants for your life. God’s Little Book of Answers to Big Questions provides a quick and easy way to find answers to 150 big and challenging questions that believers and unbelievers alike want to ask—such as “Why does God allow suffering?” Every question comes with an answer from the Bible, a short devotional reading to add context, and a promise from God. The book can be used as a devotional or reference guide, or as a resource to help others who have questions about how faith in God works out practically in our lives.
Release on 2002 | by Kirk Wegter-McNelly,Phillip Clayton,Robert J. Russell
New Essays by Leading Scientists
Author: Kirk Wegter-McNelly,Phillip Clayton,Robert J. Russell
Pubpsher: Psychology Press
Addressing fundamental questions about life, death and the universe, Science and the Spiritual Questexamines the ways in which scientists negotiate the complex frontiers between their scientific and religious beliefs. Distinguished cosmologists, physicians, biologists and computer scientists of different faiths explore the connections between the domain of science and the realms of ethics, spirituality and the divine. Through essays and frank interviews, they offer honest, stimulating, and often intensely personal thoughts about life's most impenetrable mysteries. This unique volume presents radical new approaches to the religion/science debate and highlights the continued importance of the 'spiritual quest' in a world transformed by the developments of science.
New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet Timothy Keller explores how people are changed by meeting Jesus personally—and how we can be changed encountering him today. The people who met Jesus Christ in person faced the same big life questions we face today. Like most of us, the answers handed down to them didn’t seem to work in the real world. But when they met Jesus, things immediately started to change for them. It seems he not only had the answers—he was the answer. In Encounters with Jesus, Timothy Keller shows how the central events and meetings in Jesus’ life can change our own lives forever. "Keller's work belongs on the bookshelf of every serious Bible student." —Examiner "Keller has mined the gold from these texts of Scripture, and any Christian is bound to have their minds expanded and hearts stirred." —Grace for Sinners
Release on 2002 | by William R. Grimbol,Jeffrey Astrachan
Author: William R. Grimbol,Jeffrey Astrachan
An inspirational look at the big questions -- and powerful answers -- to be found in Judeo-Christian faith, written by a minister and a rabbi with years of experience working with young people. -- The success of the entire God's Little Instruction Book and Chicken Soup series clearly shows a need/desire among people of all ages to find a way to handle and understand both the everyday and extraordinary crises of life. -- The decades-long success of Rabbi Harold S. Kushner's When Bad Things Happen To Good People spoke clearly and movingly to readers of all faiths, tackling tough questions with sometimes painful answers; Life's Big Questions is such a book. Young people -- from teens to twenty somethings -- are searching for the answers to life's most pressing concerns -- from "Who am I, really?" to "What's the point?" to "When will I stop being so afraid?" and "Why me?"--and what better place to look for the answers than the Old and New Testaments? Here, at last, is a book to help readers find their personal answers, whether they are Christian or Jewish, whether they have already found faith or are still searching.