Lessons in Hope

Author: George Weigel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465094309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

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From a preeminent authority on the Catholic Church and papal biographer, "an intimate understanding of John Paul II" (Weekly Standard) In Lessons in Hope, George Weigel tells the story of his unique friendship with St. John Paul II. As Weigel learns the pope "from inside," he also offers a firsthand account of the tumult of post-Vatican II Catholicism and the Cold War's endgame, introducing readers to the heroes who brought down European communism. Later, he shows us the aging pope grappling with the post-9/11 world order and teaching new lessons in dignity through his own suffering. A deeply humane portrait of an eminent scholar learning a saint, Lessons in Hope is essential reading for anyone seeking a fuller understanding of a world-changing pope.


Author: Rasheed Odunade Akande

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1326302051

Category: Poetry

Page: 221

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A collection of Christian poems written between the months of March- May 2015 while under persecution from my immediate Muslim family. This collection depicts my journey in my new found faith after conversion to Christianity, what should have made me weak gave me strength. I am grateful to God. Without help nor support, this collection of poems was written and self-edited and typed, and met timely publication. This is a journey in pains and disappointment, a journey taken in faith and the loyal love of God (Jehovah). It is the songs found daily on my lips...

Lessons of Hope

Author: Gabrielle von Bernstorff-Nahat

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3750436401

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 54

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This world-wide pandemic has effected the world and billions of human beings world wide and has caused much pain and grief. Amidst the suffering there are signs and lessons of hope to be learned, which are the subject of this book. May we pay heed. Gabrielle von Bernstorff-Nahat is a poet, artist and architect living in Switzerland. Cover Art: by the artist: Lapis Lazuli from the Series: Mary

Daily Doses of Deborah Volume III- Lessons of Hope

Author: Deborah Mills, psychic

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304935191

Category: Religion

Page: 86

View: 9490

Daily devotions, meditations, reflections, with a toss of information of animal totems, herbs, stones and some downright good recipes

The Power of Hope

Author: Anthony Scioli,Henry Biller

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0757393446

Category: Self-Help

Page: 408

View: 7637

The must-read inspirational book of the year designed to combat a global "hope shortage." Following in the footsteps of successful inspirational books like The Power of Positive Thinking and The Purpose Driven Life comes the definitive guide for understanding, developing, and strengthening our most important emotion: Hope. The timing couldn't be better. In this engaging self-help "tour de force" authors Anthony Scioli, Ph.D., and Henry Biller, Ph.D., two renowned clinical psychologists, offer thought-provoking insights, compelling case studies, and practical "hope" exercises rooted in spirituality, religion, psychology, and philosophy, as well as their own personal stories of resilience. The result: a deeper assimilation of hope in daily life. In The Power of Hope, readers will encounter: Strategies for overcoming nine kinds of hopelessness as well as for combating depression and suicide Advice on utilizing hope to manage the "day-to-day"—from work and relationships to serious illness, grief, or loss Ways in which hope can impact overall health, exercise, and diet Hope self-assessments, including a hope provider and spiritual intelligence scale Whether one is dealing with a serious health issue, a traumatic past, or just trying to thrive in a time of political and economic unrest, hope is the key to fostering success, love, and survival. The Power of Hope will inspire readers with renewed faith and possibility. "This book is a must read for anyone dealing with adversity and a resource that every healthcare professional should own."—Bernie Siegel, M.D., author of Love, Medicine & Miracles and Help Me to Heal

Positive Psychology

Author: C. R. Snyder,Shane J. Lopez,Jennifer Teramoto Pedrotti

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1412990629

Category: Psychology

Page: 617

View: 2063

Bringing both the science, and the real-life applications, of positive psychology to life for students This revision of the cutting edge, most comprehensive text for this exciting field presents new frameworks for understanding positive emotions and human strengths. The authors—all leading figures in the field—show how to apply the science to improve schooling, the workplace, and cooperative lifestyles among people. Well-crafted exercises engage students in applying major principles in their own lives, and more than 50 case histories and comments from leaders in the field vividly illustrate key concepts as they apply to real life.

Women in the Church of God in Christ

Author: Anthea D. Butler

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807882900

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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The Church of God in Christ (COGIC), an African American Pentecostal denomination founded in 1896, has become the largest Pentecostal denomination in the United States today. In this first major study of the church, Anthea Butler examines the religious and social lives of the women in the COGIC Women's Department from its founding in 1911 through the mid-1960s. She finds that the sanctification, or spiritual purity, that these women sought earned them social power both in the church and in the black community. Offering rich, lively accounts of the activities of the Women's Department founders and other members, Butler shows that the COGIC women of the early decades were able to challenge gender roles and to transcend the limited responsibilities that otherwise would have been assigned to them both by churchmen and by white-dominated society. The Great Depression, World War II, and the civil rights movement brought increased social and political involvement, and the Women's Department worked to make the "sanctified world" of the church interact with the broader American society. More than just a community of church mothers, says Butler, COGIC women utilized their spiritual authority, power, and agency to further their contestation and negotiation of gender roles in the church and beyond.

Little Lessons in Faith

Author: Kathryn Andrews Fincher

Publisher: Harvest House Pub

ISBN: 9780736909990

Category: Christian children

Page: 52

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For the first time, artist and author Fincher shares the many remarkable faith lessons to which she has been privy, while exploring life from a child's perspective. This beautiful collection includes paintings fresh off of the easel and plenty of reflections, lessons, quotations, and Scripture verses to inspire readers to experience the childlike wonder that makes life so joyful.

A Positive Psychological Approach to Suicide

Author: Jameson K. Hirsch,Edward C. Chang,Jessica Kelliher Rabon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3030032256

Category: Psychology

Page: 334

View: 9668

This inspiring resource presents theories, findings, and interventions from Positive Suicidology, an emerging strengths-based approach to suicide prevention. Its synthesis of positive psychology and suicidology theories offers a science-based framework for promoting wellbeing to complement or, if appropriate, replace traditional deficit-driven theories and therapies used in reducing suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Coverage reviews interpersonal, intrapersonal, and societal risk factors for suicide, and identifies protective factors, such as hope and resilience, that can be enhanced in therapy. From there, chapters detail a palette of approaches and applications of Positive Suicidology, from the powerful motivating forces described in Self-Determination Theory to meaning-building physical and social activities. Among the topics covered: Future-oriented constructs and their role in suicidal ideation and enactment. Gratitude as a protective factor for suicidal ideation and behavior: theory and evidence. Considering race and ethnicity in the use of positive psychological approaches to suicide. The Six R’s framework as mindfulness for suicide prevention. Community-based participatory research and empowerment for suicide prevention. Applied resiliency and suicide prevention: a strengths-based, risk-reduction framework. Psychotherapists, counselors, social workers, psychiatrists, and health psychologists, as well as educators, clergy and healthcare professionals, will find A Positive Psychological Approach to Suicide an invaluable source of contemporary evidence-based strategies for their prevention and intervention efforts with suicidal clients.