Download or read Traveling Mercies PDF, written by Anne Lamott and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2000-09-05 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anne Lamott claims the two best prayers she knows are: "Help me, help me, help me" and "Thank you, thank you, thank you." She has a friend whose morning prayer each day is "Whatever," and whose evening prayer is "Oh, well." Anne thinks of Jesus as "Casper the friendly savior" and describes God as "one crafty mother." Despite--or because of--her irreverence, faith is a natural subject for Anne Lamott. Since Operating Instructions and Bird by Bird, her fans have been waiting for her to write the book that explained how she came to the big-hearted, grateful, generous faith that she so often alluded to in her two earlier nonfiction books. The people in Anne Lamott's real life are like beloved characters in a favorite series for her readers--her friend Pammy, her son, Sam, and the many funny and wise folks who attend her church are all familiar. And Traveling Mercies is a welcome return to those lives, as well as an introduction to new companions Lamott treats with the same candor, insight, and tenderness. Lamott's faith isn't about easy answers, which is part of what endears her to believers as well as nonbelievers. Against all odds, she came to believe in God and then, even more miraculously, in herself. As she puts it, "My coming to faith did not start with a leap but rather a series of staggers." At once tough, personal, affectionate, wise, and very funny, Traveling Mercies tells in exuberant detail how Anne Lamott learned to shine the light of faith on the darkest part of ordinary life, exposing surprising pockets of meaning and hope.
Download or read The Encyclopedia of Christian Literature PDF, written by George Thomas Kurian and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2010-04-16 with total page 732 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Covering 2,000 years, this two-volume set is the first encyclopedia devoted to Christian writers and books. In addition to an overview of the Christian literature, this encyclopedia includes more than 40 essays on the principal genres of Christian literature and more than 400 bio-bibliographical essays describing the principal writers and their works.
Download or read Oh the Deep Deep Love of Jesus PDF, written by Michael A. Milton and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 106 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John 17 contains the greatest intercessory prayer every prayed from this earth. The Apostle John reveals Jesus of Nazareth, in full disclosure of his self identity, going to His Father not only for His disciples then but also for his disciples now. Drawing from this remarkable chapter of the Bible, Dr. Michael A. Milton has sought to capture the timeless spiritual truths that Jesus prayed and to apply them to the lives of his congregation. In this book, all of us can now benefit from these insights. Retaining the live feel of an actual worship service at First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga, Tennessee, where these messages were first delivered, the reader can expect an appealing mixture of faithful Bible exposition, alert concern for the times in which we live, and heartfelt pastoral application to the lives of real people. Each chapter concludes with questions for devotional study or for small groups.
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Download or read Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies PDF, written by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre and published by Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing. This book was released on 2009-06-02 with total page 255 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The author offers 12 strategies of stewardship for those concerned with preserving the vitality and precision of the spoken and written word.
Download or read True You PDF, written by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2014-12-18 with total page 191 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pressure to perform and conform starts early in a woman's life and never stops. Designed to take you deeper with God on your own or in a group, these pages offer a reminder that there is a beloved, "true you" waiting to be known in each of us and that a world in need awaits the unique stories that each of us were made to tell.
Download or read Dynamic Living in Desperate Times PDF, written by Chris Jackson and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2018-12-26 with total page 136 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Who is showing us the way? In ancient Palestine, when Jesus Christ asked people who they thought he was, one of their top guesses was the Old Testament prophet, Jeremiah. “Who do people say that I am?” “Some say Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” There was something about Jesus that reminded people of Jeremiah. In our moment in history, when we desperately need leaders and role models to show us a better way, Jeremiah stands as a human cornerstone, a blueprint for dynamic living in the middle of desperate times. With compassion and biblical insight, author Chris Jackson shows us how ancient wisdom from Jeremiah’s life can lead us into towering, dynamic living today.
Download or read Beginning Well PDF, written by Gordon T. Smith and published by InterVarsity Press. This book was released on 2001-08-17 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Gordon T. Smith contends that a chief cause of spiritual immaturity in the evangelical church is an inadequate theology of conversion. Surveying Scripture, spiritual autobiographies and a broad range of theologies of conversion, he seeks to foster in the Christian community a dynamic language of conversion that leads to spiritual transformation and mature Christian living.
Download or read Practically Perfect in Every Way PDF, written by Jennifer Niesslein and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2007-05-17 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From Dr. Phil to the Fly Lady??A level-headed, laugh-out-loud tour of the loopy world of self-help.?( Ann Crittenden, author of The Price of Motherhood and If You?ve Raised Kids, You Can Manage Anything) Jennifer Niesslein has an okay life. But, dogged by a sense of dissatisfaction and a yearning for something she can?t quite name, she embarks on a two-year experiment, taking all manner of self-help advice? from housecleaning to marital to spiritual?in an effort to become a better, happier person. What Niesslein learns is that the road to self-help Nirvana is fraught with peril. She also discovers that there is such a thing as the good life?it?s just a question of how perfect you have to be to get it.
Download or read The Nature of Grace Ponderings on God s Abundant Grace PDF, written by Linda Elmore Teeple and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2011-09 with total page 146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Phillip Yancey says that "every writer has one main theme, a spoor that he or she keeps sniffing around, tracking, following it to its source." My spoor is "grace," states Linda Teeple, author of The Nature of Grace: Ponderings On God's Abundant Grace. "I write about Grace because I want everyone to 'get' grace. There's a life-changing difference between understanding grace at the head level and experiencing grace at the heart level. God continually reminds me of his grace through nature--the nature of the great outdoors, the nature of the human heart, and the nature of relationships." Linda is a marriage and family therapist by vocation and a naturalist by avocation. She resides in Anderson, Indiana with her husband and her canine companions, Panda and Leader Dog puppy, Faith. Linda writes a weekly newspaper column entitled, "The Nature of Grace," which can be viewed at http: //www.heraldbulletin.com.
Download or read Words of Life PDF, written by Donald G. Hanway D.Min. and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2009-06 with total page 147 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Father Don Hanway defines preaching as "an attempt to link the words of Holy Scripture with the lives of the hearers in such a way that both the words and the lives are illuminated." He demonstrates the definition in this collection of 40 sermons from the last fifteen of his 22 years ministering next to a state university in the nation's heartland. This volume was produced in response to entreaty from a few of the many who benefited from and contributed to the preacher's continuing education. He selected the sermons on the basis of originality, variety of season and occasion, centrality of the message of Good News for all people, and in many cases, reference to movies for illustrative purposes. Preaching is a privilege, as well as a demanding profession. Church-goers seek an authentic word of hope and challenge that will help them make sense of their lives in a complex and fast-moving world. Respecting the time and intelligence of his listeners, and following the three-year lectionary of the Church, Dr. Hanway's sermons are lucid and concise, ranging over many topics, and infused with his personal witness to timeless truth and the reality of God's presence in our lives.
Download or read The Best Women s Travel Writing 2006 PDF, written by Lucy McCauley and published by Travelers' Tales. This book was released on 2006 with total page 364 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of inspirational travel tales written from the perspectives of women follows their discoveries of new places, other cultures, and themselves, including in the 2006 edition pieces about a culinary tour of Italy, tango lessons in Argentina, and a horseback journey from Senegal to Mali. Original.
Download or read Between Human and Divine PDF, written by Mary Reichardt and published by CUA Press. This book was released on 2010 with total page 314 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Between Human and Divine is the first collection of scholarly essays published on a wide variety of contemporary (post 1980) Catholic literary works and artists. Its aim is to introduce readers to recent and emerging writers and texts in the tradition.
Download or read Gracious Christianity PDF, written by Douglas Jacobsen and published by Baker Academic. This book was released on 2006-02-01 with total page 140 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What does our culture think of when the word Christian is mentioned? Unfortunately, stereotypes and misconceptions abound, and those who follow Christ are sometimes considered mean-spirited, narrow-minded, and uncharitable. Douglas Jacobsen and Rodney Sawatsky provide a blueprint for recovering a vibrant faith as they demonstrate how believers can manifest the fruit of the Spirit to a watching world. This book not only serves as an introduction to or review of the basics of the Christian faith but also shows how true, Spirit-led Christianity is a force for peace, justice, and goodness in today's volatile and violent world.
Download or read Worthy PDF, written by Melanie Springer Mock and published by MennoMedia, Inc.. This book was released on 2018-03-21 with total page 213 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Worthy, college professor Melanie Springer Mock sifts through the shape and weight of expectations that press Christians into cultural molds rather than God’s image. By plumbing Scripture and critiquing the ten-billion-dollar-a-year self-improvement industry, Mock offers life-giving reminders that we are fearfully and wonderfully made. Set free from the anxiety to conform to others’ expectations, we are liberated to become who God has created us to be.If you’re worn out from worrying that you’ve missed God’s One Big Calling, and if you’re tired of trying to fit yourself into some cookie-cutter Christian mold, step away from the expectations and toward God’s heart.
Download or read Some Assembly Required PDF, written by Anne Lamott and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2012-03-20 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the New York Times bestselling author of Bird by Bird, Hallelujah Anyway, and Almost Everything “If there is a doyenne of the parenting memoir, it would be Anne Lamott.”—Time In Some Assembly Required, Anne Lamott enters a new and unexpected chapter in her own life: grandmotherhood. Stunned to learn that her son, Sam, is about to become a father at nineteen, Lamott begins a journal about the first year of her grandson Jax’s life. In careful and often hilarious detail, Lamott and Sam—about whom she first wrote so movingly in Operating Instructions—struggle to balance their changing roles. By turns poignant and funny, honest and touching, Some Assembly Required is the true story of how the birth of a baby changes a family—as this book will change everyone who reads it.
Download or read Life Stories PDF, written by Maureen O'Connor and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2011 with total page 723 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Memoirs, autobiographies, and diaries represent the most personal and most intimate of genres, as well as one of the most abundant and popular. Gain new understanding and better serve your readers with this detailed genre guide to nearly 700 titles that also includes notes on more than 2,800 read-alike and other related titles. * A list of subjects and suggested "read-alikes" accompany each title * Appendixes cover awards, websites, and resources * Detailed indexes provide further points of access