The Holy Sh!t Moment

Author: James Fell

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250186307

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

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Motivation expert James Fell teaches readers how to skip the hard part and go directly from intention to committed action. After years of helping people change, James Fell had a sudden insight about sudden insight: significant life change doesn’t often come from just putting one foot in front of the other, carefully observing and altering habits, slogging through baby steps toward new behavior. Rather, the research reveals that serious life turnaround usually happens in a moment, with a flash of inspiration. Epiphany arrives like a lightning strike, rapidly shifting the recipient of such enlightenment onto a new path that creates a better life. Motivational psychology has traditionally focused on slow and steady—gradual improvement over time to reach a desired goal, whether it’s weight loss, career change, battling addiction, or success in relationships. We’ve been told since toddlerhood that the tortoise beats the hare. But, through compelling science and powerful stories, James Fell shows us that the hare has the edge; overwhelming desire can be awakened fast and furiously. When you learn to become attuned to that sensation of sudden awakening, a new path can be followed almost effortlessly, because it feels like destiny. Everyone has the ability to experience the lightning strike. The Holy Sh!t Moment will teach you how to create a life-changing epiphany and go directly from intention to action.

Because God . . . I Can

Author: Stephen A. Gammon

Publisher: Aneko Press

ISBN: 1622457153

Category: Religion

Page: 408

View: 2415


Because God is personal and relational, He desires a personal relationship with every one of us. God invites us to come apart each day for some quiet time with Jesus. When we do this, our Lord speaks and we hear; then He hears as we share our hearts, and He changes us in His presence. Daily quiet times with Jesus are an amazing and treasured opportunity. The life-changing principle we can apply in His presence each day is Because God . . . I Can. Because God what? Because He speaks, acts, reveals, empowers, loves – because He is with me in this moment and always, I can. What can I be or do because of who God is and what He does? This devotional focuses on twelve foundational practices we are called and enabled to live as we walk with God. Each month a different practice is emphasized that I can live today Because God . . . Each day of the month another truth about God is highlighted regarding that theme, which leads to increasingly understand how I Can be living this practice today. The twelve monthly themes in this yearlong devotional are Because God . . . I Can Believe, Trust, Receive, Pray, Praise, Love, Listen, Rest, Testify, Serve, Give, and Hope. Come, grow in these life practices as you follow the Lord and make it your habit to come apart for daily quiet time with Jesus. A daily schedule for reading the Bible through in a year is also included. About the Author Dr. Stephen Gammon is a third-generation minister who has walked with God since early childhood, enjoying a lifetime of treasured quiet times with Jesus. A pastor for forty years, wherever and whenever God has led him, he has served as pastor in three local churches, as a denominational leader, and as an Active Duty and Navy Reserve Chaplain. Steve and his wife Helen are both cancer survivors and reside in Northfield, Minnesota. They are blessed with three adult children and four grandsons.

Spirit of the Arts

Author: Steven Félix-Jäger

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319679198

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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A contribution to the field of theological aesthetics, this book explores the arts in and around the Pentecostal and charismatic renewal movements. It proposes a pneumatological model for creativity and the arts, and discusses different art forms from the perspective of that model. Pentecostals and other charismatic Christians have not sufficiently worked out matters of aesthetics, or teased out the great religious possibilities of engaging with the arts. With the flourishing of Pentecostal culture comes the potential for an equally flourishing artistic life. As this book demonstrates, renewal movements have participated in the arts but have not systematized their findings in ways that express their theological commitments—until now. The book examines how to approach art in ways that are communal, dialogical, and theologically cultivating.

A Sacred Look: Becoming Cultural Mystics

Author: Nancy Usselmann

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1532635710

Category: Religion

Page: 178

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How should a follower of Christ engage the popular media culture? By becoming a mystic! Sr. Nancy challenges Christians today to delve deep into the rich theological tradition of the church as the root and foundation for recognizing the beauty of God present in all that is truly human. The artists of popular culture sometimes unwittingly seek transcendence while grappling with some of humanity’s most profound existential longings. The cultural mystics of today point out those needs of humanity in the culture’s artifacts in order to enter into dialogue with those who seek something beyond what this world satisfies. The anthropological-sacramental-incarnational paradigm presented gives us this ability to take a sacred look of the culture and offer the joy of the Gospel, Christ who is the answer of all humanity’s yearnings!

Your Brain Is Always Listening

Author: Daniel G. Amen, MD

Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 149643823X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 304

View: 2989


New York Times bestselling author Dr. Daniel Amen equips you with powerful weapons to battle the inner dragons that are breathing fire on your brain, driving unhealthy behaviors, and robbing you of joy and contentment. Your brain is always listening and responding to these hidden influences and unless you recognize and deal with them, they can steal your happiness, spoil your relationships, and sabotage your health. This book will teach you to tame the: Dragons from the Past that ignite your most painful emotions; Negative Thought Dragons that attack you, fueling anxiety and depression; They and Them Dragons, people in your life whose own dragons do battle with yours; Bad Habit Dragons that increase the chances you’ll be overweight, overwhelmed, and an underachiever; Addicted Dragons that make you lose control of your health, wealth, and relationships; and Scheming Dragons, advertisers and social media sites that steal your attention. Dr. Daniel Amen shows you how to recognize harmful dragons and gives you the weapons to vanquish them. With these practical tools, you can stop feeling sad, mad, nervous, or out of control and start being happier, calmer, and more in control of your own destiny.

The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture

Author: Frederick Luis Aldama

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351717200

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

View: 9327


The Routledge Companion to Gender, Sex and Latin American Culture is the first comprehensive volume to explore the intersections between gender, sexuality, and the creation, consumption, and interpretation of popular culture in the Américas. The chapters seek to enrich our understanding of the role of pop culture in the everyday lives of its creators and consumers, primarily in the 20th and 21st centuries. They reveal how popular culture expresses the historical, social, cultural, and political commonalities that have shaped the lives of peoples that make up the Américas, and also highlight how pop culture can conform to and solidify existing social hierarchies, whilst on other occasions contest and resist the status quo. Front and center in this collection are issues of gender and sexuality, making visible the ways in which subjects who inhabit intersectional identities (sex, gender, race, class) are "othered", as well as demonstrating how these same subjects can, and do, use pop-cultural phenomena in self-affirmative and progressively transformative ways. Topics covered in this volume include TV, film, pop and performance art, hip-hop, dance, slam poetry, gender-fluid religious ritual, theater, stand-up comedy, graffiti, videogames, photography, graphic arts, sports spectacles, comic books, sci-fi and other genre novels, lotería card games, news, web, and digital media.

The Times on Cinema

Author: Brian Pendreigh

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0750989645

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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The Times on Cinema opens The Times’ and the Sunday Times’ vast archives of reviews and coverage of Hollywood’s most treasured films. Featuring many of cinema’s most revered critics, including Philip French, Dilys Powell, Tom Shone and Kate Muir, whose award-winning journalism has often determined the success or failure of a film, the book spans seven decades of film criticism. Editor and critic Brian Pendreigh also complies a selection of the most infamously scathing reviews ever to grace the pages of The Times, as well as a collection of legendary interviews with iconic actors, actresses, directors and producers, who lay bare the secrets to their successes. Featuring a range of rare film stills from The Times’ collection, The Times on Cinema is the first book of its kind to make use of such an extensive archive, and is the perfect gift for all cinephiles.