All Is Grace

Author: Brennan Manning,John Blase

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9780781412445

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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Brennan Manning roves back through his past, honoring the lives of the people closest to him, family and friends who've known the saint and the sinner, the boy and the man. Far from some chronological timeline, these memories are witness to the truth of life by one who has lived it.


Author: Samantha Cabrera

Publisher: Christian Publishing House

ISBN: 170250171X

Category: Religion

Page: 143

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All Is Grace: A Memoir of Finding Grace in Marriage through Mental Illness invites you to find holy, abundant grace in your own wilderness of mental illness and to tear off the veil of lies about your suffering. As Samantha Cabrera takes you on her journey through her mental illness in marriage, she gently comforts your wandering and wondering soul to find grace in the waiting and the pain of major depressive disorder and symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder; she demonstrates how God turned her broken pain into transfiguring pain. She shows you how her own unspoken pain was always—always—met with grace and through this, you may find hope for your own healing. You will find yourself meeting grace at the turning of a page and begin to wonder at the love God shows you; it was through the grace and prayers of her husband that Samantha began to see God's radical grace in her own life, and thus, was able to change because of it. Isn't this what grace does? It doesn't leave us the same. He doesn't leave us the same. Aside from journeying with Samantha through her own mental illness, she inspires readers to end the silence of mental health and to become strong advocates for their own unspoken pain. All Is Grace: A Memoir of Finding Grace in Marriage through Mental Illness will give you the hope to breathe and to know that while it may feel like you're a dried pressed flower—it takes seeing the grace of God to know you're still breathing, still alive, and still flourishing. If you suffer from any mental illness, this book will sit with you in your pain, whisper consolations to your one broken heart, and tell you that there is a holy hope that exists if you only take part in it.

All Is Grace

Author: Brennan Manning,John Blase

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781407850

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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It has been over twenty years since the publication of The Ragamuffin Gospel, a book many claim as the shattering of God’s grace into their lives. Since that time, Brennan Manning has been dazzingly faithful in preaching and writing variations on that singular theme – “Yes, Abba is very fond of you!” But today the crowds are gone and the lights are dim, the patches on his knees have faded. If he ever was a ragamuffin, truly it is now. In this his final book, Brennan roves back his past, honoring the lives of the people closest to him, family and friends who’ve known the saint and the sinner, the boy and the man. Far from some chronological timeline, these memories are witness to the truth of life by one who has lived it – All Is Grace.

All Is Grace

Author: Forest, Jim

Publisher: Orbis Books

ISBN: 1608330796


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All is Grace

Author: William D. Miller

Publisher: Doubleday Books


Category: Religion

Page: 207

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Gathers selections from the journals and letters of Dorothy Day, a cofounder of the Catholic Worker Movement

Robert Bresson

Author: Joseph Cunneen

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826416056

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

View: 4315

Although Robert Bresson is widely regarded by movie critics and students of the cinema as one of the greatest directors of the twentieth century, his films are largely unknown and are rarely shown in the English-speaking world. Nonetheless, Susan Sontag has called Bresson "the master of the reflective mode in film."Martin Scorsese suggested that a young filmmaker should ask: "Is it as tough as Bresson?... Is Ýmeaning ̈ as ruthlessly pared down, as direct, as unflinching in its gaze at aspects of life I might feel more comfortable ignoring?" Questions that every reader of this book and every viewer of Bresson's films will also ask.Joseph Cunneen's book, now in paperback, introduces Bresson's movies to a broader audience, assesses thirteen of his most significant films in the context of detailed plot summaries, vivid descriptions of characters and settings, and perceptive, jargon-free insights into the director's execution, intention, and technique. Each of these films in its own way illustrates what Joseph Cunneen calls Bresson's "spiritual style." Though not necessarily focused on the explicitly religious, they illustrate two complementary principles: on the negative side, the rejection of what the director called "photographed theater" with its artificiality and dependence on celebrity performers. On the more positive side, as Bresson himself expressed it, the conviction that, "The supernatural is only the real rendered more precise; real things seen close up."

The Spirituality of the Diocesan Priest

Author: Donald B. Cozzens

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 9780814624210

Category: Religion

Page: 212

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Beyond the dramatic drop in seminarians and the declining numbers of priests, beyond the sexual misconduct scandals shaking the confidence and trust once readily given to priests, a spiritual deepening and maturing is renewing the spirit and confidence of the diocesan priest. In this collection of essays, twelve priests (including four bishops) reflect on the spirituality of the diocesan priest from their personal and pastoral experience. Have diocesan priests finally transcended the monastic and religious order spiritualities that have shaped their prayer and interior lives for centuries? Is a spirituality particular to the diocesan priest emerging precisely at a time when the priesthood is under such close scrutiny? The contributors?pastors, theologians, poets, and bishops?grapple with the maturing of the diocesan priest's soul, touch the mystery of the priesthood, and unveil personal, often moving, dramas of grace. Contributors and their articles include "Tenders of the Word" by Donald B. Cozzens, "Personal Symbol of Communion" by Denis Edwards, "Confessions of a Pilgrim Pastor" by William Hammer, "A Kindled Heart" by Frank McNulty, "A Glorious and Transcendent Place" by Robert F. Morneau, "The Conciliar Documents and the 1983 Code" by Edward G. Pfnausch, "Ruminations of a Canonist" by James H. Provost, "Heralds of the Gospel and Experts in Humanity" by Sylvester D. Ryan, "Servant of the Servants of God" by Robert Schwartz, "Speaking Out for the Inside" by William H. Shannon, "Paul of Tarsus: A Model for Diocesan Priesthood" by Richard J. Sklba, and "Spirituality of the Diocesan Priest: Using the Wrong Measure?" by Kenneth Untener.?. . . a balanced, humane, and inspiring collection of perspectives from a rich variety of qualified sources.? Emmanuel?This is an important book for priests who are serious about personal growth.? Priest

Imaginatio et Ratio: A Journal of Theology and the Arts, Volume 4, 2015

Author: Jeff Sellars

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498280447

Category: Religion

Page: 76

View: 7842

Imaginatio et Ratio ( is a peer reviewed journal primarily focusing on the intersection between the arts and theology, hoping to allow imagination and reason to be seen as intimately intertwined-as different expressions of the same divine truth. Imaginatio et Ratio was started in the hopes that it could serve a growing community of artists and thinkers and strives to present accessible but high quality art, literary fiction, creative non-fiction, and theology/philosophy-as well as interviews and book, film, art and music reviews. The journal is published twice a year and is available in print and digital formats.

Art Cinema and Theology

Author: Justin Ponder

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319585568

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 214

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This book examines postmodern theology and how it relates to the cinematic style of Robert Bresson, Carl Theodor Dreyer, Ingmar Bergman, and Luis Buñuel. Ponder demonstrates how these filmmakers forefront religious issues in their use of mise en scène. He investigates both the technical qualities of film “flesh” and its theological features. The chapters show how art cinema uses sound, editing, lighting, and close-ups in ways that critique doctrine’s authoritarianism, as well as philosophy’s individualism, to suggest postmodern theologies that emphasize community. Through this book we learn how the cinematic style of modernist auteurs relates to postmodern theology and how the industry of art cinema constructs certain kinds of film-watching subjectivity.

The Catholic Counterculture in America, 1933-1962

Author: James Terence Fisher

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 9780807849491

Category: Religion

Page: 328

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James Fisher argues that Catholic culture was transformed when products of the "immigrant church," largely inspired by converts like Dorothy Day, launched a variety of spiritual, communitarian, and literary experiments. He also explores the life and works