Twelve Great Spiritual Writers

Author: Liz Hoare

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 0281079374

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 3600

Liz Hoare's list of twelve great spiritual writers includes famous and lesser known women whose writings have touched her heart, illuminated her mind, and sharpened her spiritual vision. Liz believes they can do the same for you – which is why she has written this book. Each of these great writers – novelists, poets, preachers, philosophers and theologians – contributes something special to our understanding of the spiritual life today. With key extracts from each writer's best-loved books, and with suggestions for personal reflection or group discussion, here is an exceptionally rich resource that you will want to return to time and time again, wherever you may be on your journey. Contents 1. Kathleen Norris: Everyday mysteries 2. Alison Morgan: Following Jesus 3. Ann Lewin: Watching for the kingfisher 4. Sarah Clarkson: For the love of books 5. Annie Dillard: The world is charged with the grandeur of God 6. Margaret Guenther: Spiritual midwifery 7. Margaret Magdalen: Avoiding mediocrity 8. Benedicta Ward: With all the saints 9. Marilynne Robinson: The givenness of things 10. Barbara Brown Taylor: Struggling with church 11. Ann Lamott: Life in forgiveness school 12. Mary Oliver: Listening convivially to the world

Restoring Grace

Author: Katie Fforde

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446428443

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 8755

Love makes the world go round. A wonderfully romantic novel from the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of A Wedding in the Country and A Springtime Affair. 'Thank goodness for Katie Fforde, the perfect author to bring comfort in difficult times. She really is the queen of uplifting, feel good romance.' AJ PEARCE _________________ Ellie Summers' life is unravelling. Finding herself pregnant - and her sexy but idle boyfriend Rick less than enthusiastic about parenthood - she needs a plan. Fast. Grace Soudley's life is also coming apart at the seams - her only security is the beautiful yet crumbling old house she was left by her godmother. But unless she can find a fortune, Luckenham House will disintegrate around her. When Ellie and Grace meet, the two very different women find they can help each other out. Ellie needs a place to stay; Grace needs a lodger. Both of them need a friend. But then the disconcertingly engaging Flynn Cormack arrives on the scene, apparently determined to help. And when Grace discovers some beautiful painted panels hidden behind the tattered dining-room curtains, the whole business of restoration starts to get serious... ________________ Praise for Katie Fforde 'Modern-day Austen. Great fun' Red 'Top-drawer romantic escapism' Daily Mail 'Warm, brilliant and full of love' Heat 'Delicious' Sunday Times

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1994-1997, volume 1

Author: Witness Lee

Publisher: Living Stream Ministry

ISBN: 153600698X

Category: Religion

Page: 545

View: 6610

The Collected Works of Witness Lee, 1994-1997, volume 1, contains messages given by Brother Witness Lee from January 9, 1994, through April 19, 1995. In 1994 and 1995 Brother Lee spoke fifty-four messages that were published in the Life-study of 1 and 2 Kings, Life-study of 1 and 2 Chronicles, Life-study of Ezra, Life-study of Nehemiah, Life-study of Esther, Life-study of Proverbs, Life-study of Ecclesiastes, and Life-study of Song of Songs. These messages are not included in The Collected Works of Witness Lee. During the entire period of 1994 until his death in 1997, Brother Lee ministered in Anaheim, California. The contents of this volume are divided into eleven sections, as follows: 1. Four messages given on January 9 through September 11, 1994. These messages are included in this volume under the title God Becoming Man to Make Man the Same as He Is for His Highest Testimony. Two of the messages were combined. 2. Four outlines and two messages given on February 19 and 20, 1994. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Dispensing, Transformation, and Building of the Processed Divine Trinity in the Believers and are included in this volume under the same title. 3. A personal note written on May 9, 1994. This note is included in this volume under the title A Personal Note by Witness Lee concerning the Burden of His Ministry. 4. Two messages given in Anaheim, California, on May 16 and June 25, 1994. These messages are included in this volume under the title Fellowship with Full-time Trainees. The first message was spoken in Chinese. 5. Four messages given on May 17 through 20, 1994. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The High Peak of the Vision and the Reality of the Body of Christ and are included in this volume under the same title. 6. Five messages given on May 27 through 30, 1994. These messages were previously published in a book entitled The Practical Points concerning Blending and are included in this volume under the same title. 7. Nine messages given on July 3 through 9, 1994. These messages are included in this volume under the title Pre-meeting Fellowship during the Semiannual Training on the Life-study of 1 and 2 Kings. 8. Four messages given on July 8 and 9, 1994. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Living a Life according to the High Peak of God's Revelation and are included in this volume under the same title. One of the messages was divided into two chapters. 9. Twenty-seven messages given on August 24, 1994, through April 19, 1995. These messages were previously published in a book entitled Crystallization-study of the Epistle to the Romans and are included in this volume under the same title. Two of the messages were combined. 10. A message given on September 3, 1994. This message is included in this volume under the title The Best Marriage. 11. Six messages given on October 18 through 21, 1994. These messages were previously published in a book entitled A General Outline of God's Economy and the Proper Living of a God-man: a Fellowship with the Elders from Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Malaysia and are included in this volume under the same title.

WG Grace

Author: Robert Low

Publisher: Metro Publishing

ISBN: 1857828321

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 300

View: 7001

Using contemporary accounts of W.G.'s greatest innings, many for the first time, Robert Low presents a radically new image of the sportsman who was recognised as the pre-eminent athlete of his day.From his emergence as a teenage prodigy to well past his fiftieth year W.G. dominated the game of cricket, taking 2,876 wickets and scoring 54,896 first-class runs in a career lasting an incredible 43 years, from 1865 to 1908. His beard and massive frame made him instantly recognisable wherever he went and his gamesmanship and wit were legendary.

Grace's War

Author: Debbie Watkins

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973603144

Category: Fiction

Page: 390

View: 4349

GRACES WAR is the story of one womans journey to rescue girls from human slavery. Although fictional, much of the book is inspired by the true accounts and situations of thousands of women and girls from around the world who suffer at the hands of brutal traffickers. It is the powerful story of Grace, an English teacher, who finds deliverance from her own addictions and fears at a little orphanage, The Cielo, in the Colombian hills. A series of events unfold and Grace is led by God from Colombia to India where she is used to help victims of human trafficking find their own freedom. Grace is finally delivered from the overwhelming effects of her own struggles by helping others to overcome theirs. The changing destinations and fulfilled dreams of the women and girls she meets are central to the books message of grace and redemption. Amongst those she meets along the way are: DivyaA young Indian girl sold into debt slavery and prostitution. Stolen one night from a quarry in rural Thane, will she find her loved ones again? AayanaKidnapped by a warlord from her village in Somalia to fight in his army, the Somali girl faces a perilous future till she meets the One they call Jesus Christ. Where will her new life take her? AlishaBeautiful and sensitive, Alisha is kidnapped as a girl and sold into the sex trade of Mumbais red-light district. Another tragedy in her life leads her to the greatest of all Loves, but at what price? During the course of her journey, Graces life becomes closely connected to the enigmatic priest, Joseph. And then there is Mark, an aid worker with a heart as wide as the Ganges. Will Grace ever find love? Exquisitely detailed characters and settings form the backdrop to this extraordinary tale. The many spiritual gems woven into the fabric of the story will resonate with the personal battles we all face and will captivate and enthrall readers at the outset.

It’s a Good Day for Grace

Author: BJ Funk

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973683520

Category: Religion

Page: 322

View: 2823

It’s a Good Day for Grace brings grace into everyday life, into those places where life hurts, wounds and challenges. As the unconditional love and favor of God, Grace comes into our hurts and wounds and brings peace, calmness and encouragement. Grace is love and is available for you no matter what you are facing. None of us deserve what grace does for us, but all of us benefit from love that is so kind and loving, so nonjudgmental and so accepting. Grace fills our lives today with new hope and with the promise of more grace tomorrow.

Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Maritime Industry

Author: Kenneth J. Blume

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810856344

Category: History

Page: 581

View: 6988

In the Historical Dictionary of the U.S. Maritime Industry, author Kenneth J. Blume provides a convenient survey of this important industry from the colonial period to the present day: from sail to steam to nuclear power. This concise new reference work captures the key features of overseas, coastal, lake, and river shipping and industry. An introduction provides an overview of the industry while the dictionary itself contains more than four hundred cross-referenced entries on ships, shipping companies, famous personalities, and major ports. A number of appendixes, including statistics on foreign trade, maritime disasters, famous ships, and major ports, supplement the dictionary, and a comprehensive bibliography leads the researcher to further sources.

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Author: N.A

Publisher: PediaPress



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The Covert Sphere

Author: Timothy Melley

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801465915

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 1654

In December 2010 the U.S. Embassy in Kabul acknowledged that it was providing major funding for thirteen episodes of Eagle Four-a new Afghani television melodrama based loosely on the blockbuster U.S. series 24. According to an embassy spokesperson, Eagle Four was part of a strategy aimed at transforming public suspicion of security forces into something like awed respect. Why would a wartime government spend valuable resources on a melodrama of covert operations? The answer, according to Timothy Melley, is not simply that fiction has real political effects but that, since the Cold War, fiction has become integral to the growth of national security as a concept and a transformation of democracy. In The Covert Sphere, Melley links this cultural shift to the birth of the national security state in 1947. As the United States developed a vast infrastructure of clandestine organizations, it shielded policy from the public sphere and gave rise to a new cultural imaginary, "the covert sphere." One of the surprising consequences of state secrecy is that citizens must rely substantially on fiction to "know," or imagine, their nation's foreign policy. The potent combination of institutional secrecy and public fascination with the secret work of the state was instrumental in fostering the culture of suspicion and uncertainty that has plagued American society ever since-and, Melley argues, that would eventually find its fullest expression in postmodernism. The Covert Sphere traces these consequences from the Korean War through the War on Terror, examining how a regime of psychological operations and covert action has made the conflation of reality and fiction a central feature of both U.S. foreign policy and American culture. Melley interweaves Cold War history with political theory and original readings of films, television dramas, and popular entertainments-from The Manchurian Candidate through 24-as well as influential writing by Margaret Atwood, Robert Coover, Don DeLillo, Joan Didion, E. L. Doctorow, Michael Herr, Denis Johnson, Norman Mailer, Tim O'Brien, and many others.

Once Upon a Time

Author: J. Randy Taraborrelli

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0759527903

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 8543

From master storyteller J. Randy Taraborrelli comes the powerful and moving story of one of royalty's most secretive families. Grace Kelly was swept away when the handsome Prince Rainier, a man she barely knew, asked for her hand in marriage. After a series of relationships with married co-stars, she was exhausted by the show-business lifestyle. If she married Rainier, she would be more than just a movie star, she would be Her Serene RoyalHighness Princess Grace. Once in the palace, however, Grace found herself trapped in a fairy tale of her own making. Forced to make sacrifices that cut deeply into the core of who she was as a woman, she would then surrender her desires and ambitions for her spouse and her children. Grace and Rainier may have been royalty, but they were also husband and wife, and parents- and, as such, just as vulnerable to the conflicts that can contaminate any household. Drawing upon hundreds of exclusive interviews with family and friends, ONCE UPON A TIME portrays its subjects with passion and sympathy, revealing Grace, Rainier, Caroline, Albert, and Stephanie in ways both startling and compelling.