Saint Augustine of Hippo: Selections from Confessions and Other Essential Writings-Annotated & Explained SkyLight IlluminationsSkyLight Paths #ad - The restless heart and searching mind of this influential early church father can offer spiritual and intellectual companionship for your spiritual journey. Augustine of hippo 354–430, and bishop, priest, theologian, is one of the most important figures in the development of Western Christianity. Cherished as a model for the pursuit of a life of spiritual grace and criticized for his theory of predestination, Augustine is recognized as a living expression of the passion to understand and communicate the deeper meanings of human experience.
With fresh translations drawn from Augustine's voluminous writings and probing facing-page commentary, Augustinian scholar Joseph T. Kelley, phd, provides insight into the mind and heart of this foundational Christian figure. Kelley illustrates how augustine’s keen intellect, rhetorical skill and passionate faith reshaped the theological language and dogmatic debates of early Christianity.
Saint Augustine of Hippo: Selections from Confessions and Other Essential Writings-Annotated & Explained SkyLight Illuminations #ad - He explores the stormy religious arguments and political upheavals of the fifth century, Augustine’s controversial teachings on predestination, sexuality and marriage, and the deep undercurrents of Augustine’s spiritual quest that still inspire Christians today. He is known as much for his long interior struggle that ended with conversion and baptism at age thirty-two as for his influential teachings on human will, original sin and the theology of just war.
Girl in Hyacinth BlueRosettaBooks #ad - Susan vreeland’s characters remind us, how beauty transforms and why we reach for it, through their love of this mysterious painting, what lasts and what in our lives is singular and unforgettable. The professor swears it is a vermeer—but why has he hidden this important work for so long? The reasons unfold in a series of events that trace the ownership of the painting back to World War II and Amsterdam, and still further back to the moment of the work’s inspiration.
This is the story of its owners whose lives are influenced by its beauty and mystery. A dutch painting of a young girl survives three and a half centuries of loss, anonymity, theft, secrecy, flood, and even the Holocaust. Despite their many troubles and unsatisfied longings, the girl in hyacinth blue has the power to inspire love in all its human variety.
Girl in Hyacinth Blue #ad - Vreeland’s book is a work of art. New york Post. As the painting moves through each owner’s hands, what was long hidden quietly surfaces, illuminating poignant moments in multiple lives. This new york times bestseller explores the life and many owners of an imaginary Vermeer painting in an “impressive debut collection” of linked stories Publishers Weekly.
This luminous story begins in the present day, when a professor invites a colleague to his home to see a painting that he has kept secret for decades.
Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Second Edition: Crafting a Winning Personal StatementTen Speed Press #ad - Gelb’s ten-step approach has garnered great results for the students who have tried it, many of whom were accepted into their dream schools Harvard, Brown, Yale, and more. A guide to crafting a meaningful and polished college admissions essay that gets students into the school of their dreams by expressing their unique personality, strengths, and goals.
Stand out from the crowd with a memorable, meaningful personal statement that will capture the attention of college admissions officers. In the end, and profound personal statement that you can feel proud of—a college essay that doesn’t feel “pre-fab, you will have a well-polished, powerful, ” but is a real reflection of your own individuality.
Conquering the College Admissions Essay in 10 Steps, Second Edition: Crafting a Winning Personal Statement #ad - . This to-the-point handbook shows you how to identify an engaging essay topic, strengths, and then teaches you how to use creative writing techniques to craft a narrative that expresses your unique personality, and goals. Whether you’re an a-student looking for an extra boost or a less-confident writer who needs more intensive help, Gelb’s reassuring and concise guidance will help you every step of the way, from your initial draft to final revision.
Writing a college admissions essay is no easy task—but with college essay coach and New York Times contributor Alan Gelb’s accessible and encouraging step-by-step instructions, you’ll be able to write an honest, one-of-a-kind essay that really shines.
Abounding In Kindness: Writings for the People of God Theology in Global Perspectives SeriesORBIS #ad - Johnson is widely regarded as among the most influential and creative Catholic theologians in the world—particularly for her contributions in bringing a feminist perspective to the central themes of Christian faith. Throughout this collection johnson's feminist insights, her concerns for an imperiled planet and for those on the margins, add urgency and passion to her reflections.
Elizabeth A. Addressed to the wider “people of god, ” this anthology of Johnson’s essays and lectures—many available for the first time—provides an overview of her essential work, while also o ering a brilliantly fresh exploration of the Christian faith. From the question of belief itself, and the work of the Holy Spirit, to the mysteries of God, Jesus Christ, a central theme for Johnson is the overflowing compassion of the living God, engaged with the struggles and su ffering of the world.
A Step Along the Way: Models of Christian ServiceORBIS #ad - It examines christian service through a range of models—both in the sense of interpretive frameworks for understanding Christian service such as stewardship, and advocacy, solidarity, and in the sense of individuals who embody such practices. In the case of each model, the author considers its biblical warrants, its theological implications, its strengths and characteristic temptations .
In that spirit, especially young people, many Christians, seek to serve their communities or the wider world—whether part-time, for limited periods, or as a life-long commitment. Among these exemplars are dorothy day, founder of the Catholic Worker movement, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Jr.
A Step Along the Way: Models of Christian Service #ad - And archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador. Jesus taught his followers to regard their lives as called to loving service. Yet, for some reason, it is often di cult to talk about the lived connection between Christian faith and service. A step along the way will help overcome the gap between our language and our experience.
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless CompassionFree Press #ad - In tattoos on the heart, he has distilled his experience working in the ghetto into a breathtaking series of parables inspired by faith. From ten-year-old Pipi you learn the importance of being known and acknowledged. From lulu you come to understand the kind of patience necessary to rescue someone from the dark—as Father Boyle phrases it, we can only shine a flashlight on a light switch in a darkened room.
From giant, tattooed cesar, shopping at JC Penney fresh out of prison, you learn how to feel worthy of God’s love. This is a motivating look at how to stay faithful in spite of failure, how to meet the world with a loving heart, and how to conquer shame with boundless, restorative love. Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” Los Angeles Times—Tattoos on the Heart is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist, and renowned speaker, Father Gregory Boyle.
Tattoos on the Heart: The Power of Boundless Compassion #ad - For twenty years, father gregory boyle has run Homeboy Industries, a gang-intervention program located in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles—also known as the gang capital of the world.
People of God: The History of Catholic ChristianitySt. Anthony Messenger Press #ad - A revised and updated compilation of the history volumes from his best-selling People of God series, this book will help you understand how the Church developed in relation to, or in rebellion against, the larger culture. The history of Catholicism is the history of Christian faith. Gilles traces its development--from its beginnings in hushed gatherings within the Roman Empire to its current size and influence--in an accessible and enjoyable style.
Anthony E. It details centuries of crucial turning points from the development of apostolic succession to the implementation of the reforms of Vatican II. Complete with maps, timelines and special “focus” sections on important events and issues, this valuable resource belongs in the collection of every student of Church history.
I Want You to Be: On the God of LoveUniversity of Notre Dame Press #ad - Augustine—amo, volo ut sis, “i love you: I want you to be”—and its importance for contemporary Christian practice. In his two previous books translated into english, Patience with God and Night of the Confessor, best-selling Czech author and theologian Tomáš Halík focused on the relationship between faith and hope.
Now, halík examines the connection between faith and love, in I Want You to Be, meditating on a statement attributed to St. This is theology written on one’s knees; Halik is as much a spiritual writer as a theologian. Halik’s distinctive style is to present profound insights on religious themes in an accessible way to a lay audience.
Halík suggests that because God is not an object, love for him must be expressed through love of human beings. I want you to be considers the future of Western society, with its strong division between Christian and secular traditions, and recommends that Christians think of themselves as partners with nonbelievers.
I Want You to Be: On the God of Love #ad - I want you to be will interest both general and scholarly readers interested in questions of secularism and Christianity in modern life. He calls for christians to avoid isolating themselves from secular modernity and recommends instead that they embrace an active and loving engagement with nonbelievers through acts of servitude.
As in previous books, this volume links spiritual and theological/philosophical topics with a tentative diagnosis of our times. At the same time, halík critiques the drive for mere material success and suggests that love must become more than a private virtue in contemporary society.
Awakening Through Love: Unveiling Your Deepest GoodnessWisdom Publications #ad - In awakening through love, he pioneers new ways of making Tibetan meditations of compassion and wisdom accessible to people of all backgrounds and faiths. Gandhi. The dalai Lama. Drawing from tibetan teachings of compassion and the Dzogchen teachings of innate wisdom, practical instruction, and using plain, he helps readers uncover the unity of wisdom and love in the very nature of their minds.
Mother Theresa. Nelson Mandela. Some admire such figures from afar and think, "How special they are; I could never be like that. But, as john makransky has learned, the power of real and enduring love lies within every one of us. Then lama john describes how to actualize those qualities in every aspect of family life, work, service and social action.
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Four Major Plays, Volume I Four Plays by Ibsen Book 1Signet #ad - Rich in symbolism and often autobiographical, each of these dramas deals convincingly and provocatively with such universal themes as greed, and sexual hostility, fear, and confronts the eternal conflict between reality and illusion. Four major plays: volume i a doll house • the wild duck • hedda gabler • the master builder Among the greatest and best known of Ibsen’s works, probing of social problems, these four plays brilliantly exemplify his landmark contributions to the theater: his realistic dialogue, and depiction of characters’ inner lives as well as their actions.
Translated and with a Foreword by Rolf FjeldeAnd an Afterword by Joan Templeton. These rolf fjelde translations have been widely acclaimed as the definitive versions of the major works of the father of modern theater.