Traveling Mercies

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Traveling Mercies by David Williams Summary

Traveling Mercies begins with the poet's family--those who emigrated from Lebanon, and those who remained behind, enduring their homeland's civil strife. His affinity extends naturally into intimate poems about Central American refugees with whom he has worked and Native American children who were his students. Whether he writes a transparent lyric, a resonant narrative, or a poem that proceeds through a series of cathartic images that can bring to mind Lorca's notion of duende, the language sings.

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Traveling Mercies by Anne Lamott Summary

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.

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Traveling Mercies by John Scholte Summary

This book describes a journey through life. While it is intended to entertain, it is also intended to show that when the chips are down one must go on and make the best of things. At the same time, life should not be taken too seriously. As the saying goes, you only live once. A good part of my childhood took place during the war which was a dangerous time for our elders, but for us kids it was all a big adventure. Either way, we got through it! Later, a college education became a must even though my parents felt that we were "working people," and we did not need a higher education. Nevertheless, I persevered and got my education, (with some help from Uncle Sam, ) and it opened worlds to me that I might have never known. The book is not intended to be religious; however, I cannot feel but that God has a hand in things which shows in my life, perhaps not always immediately but upon some reflection. Finally, as I said, the book is intended to entertain. If the reader gets a kick out of it and if it causes him or her to reflect a little upon his or her own life, writing it will have been worthwhile!

Travelling Mercies

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Travelling Mercies by Lorna Goodison Summary

At the heart of acclaimed poet Lorna Goodison’s seventh book of poetry – her first published in Canada – is music, moving from a slow ska, a hard rocksteady, and a sweetie-come-brush-me bossanova, to line and sight gratitude psalms, lionheart outlaw anthems, and Miles Davis, blown by the winds to a concert in Berlin. Many of the poems are about those not heard or less counted, those who live in places like the favelas of Rio or the Kingston slum called Moonlight City. Goodison chronicles how “from shameports we passed through whale-belly nights of no return”, or from prison through the fields of Tecumseh on a Greyhound bus to Detroit. And she journeys, as they must have, to hell, this time in a marvellous translation of the canto about Brunetto Latini from Dante’s Inferno, where she meets Mr. Brown, a Jamaican duppy conqueror from her own land of look behind. Set mainly in her native Jamaica but universal in its concerns, this book, rare and special, is the real thing.

Travel Devotional for Women

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Travel Devotional for Women by BroadStreet Publishing Group LLC Summary

Travel Devotional for Women is a devotional book designed to inspire travelers to make space in their adventure-filled days for some time with God. This book offers 52 devotions that tie together a travel-related theme with Scripture and spiritual food for thought. It can be used for a single journey or multiple adventures, for anything from a long weekend road trip to a once-in-a-lifetime overseas excursion. At the end of each devotion is a thought-provoking question or action-step to help you personalize what you’ve read. There’s also some journaling space to respond to what God’s teaching you, write out a prayer, or log what you see and do each day. It’s totally up to you! Just remember, wherever you go, you never travel alone. God is with you every step of the way. - Beautifully designed full-color interior - Spot gloss, debossed, pearlescent cover - High quality interior paper - Inspiring devotions - Encouraging Scriptures - Prayers - Ribbon marker

I Ain't Doin' It

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I Ain't Doin' It by Heather Land Summary

Social media comedian Heather Land uses her trademark sassy, laugh-out-loud humor to remind us of the many ways that real life can be really funny. Heather Land has something to say about almost everything in life—the unbelievable, inconceivable, and downright frustrating—and why she “ain’t doin’ it.” In her first book, Heather shines a light on the (occasional) ridiculousness of life through a series of hilarious essays, dishing on everything from Walmart and ex-husbands to Southern beauty pageants and unfortunate trips to the gynecologist. I Ain’t Doin’ It reminds us that when it comes to life’s messy moments, it’s all about perspective—and that we too can say, I ain’t doin’ it! Perfect for fans of Jim Gaffigan, Anjelah Johnson, and Brian Regan, I Ain’t Doin' It is a fun, breezy read for anyone who appreciates someone who tells it like it is and wants to embrace the lighter side of life.

Cinq manières de vivre son deuil

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Cinq manières de vivre son deuil by Susan a. Berger Summary

Après avoir perdu un être cher, nous avons besoin de transformer notre souffrance et d'avancer sur le chemin de la cicatrisation. Il nous faut aussi des repères pour redéfinir nos priorités et notre rapport au monde, parfois même nos valeurs.

Guide for the Christian Perplexed

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Guide for the Christian Perplexed by Thomas P. Power Summary

Thoughtful Christians are legitimately perplexed by a number of issues relating to the church's belief and practice. They are perplexed partly because they recognize that the issues themselves are thorny, and partly because they are not sure how to test the mutually inconsistent theories and explanations affirmed by diverse voices speaking with equal assurance. Most Christians find relatively little occasion or encouragement to address their perplexities with intellectual candor and integrity. If they dare to acknowledge their theological perplexities at all, they are too often told that these perplexities are unimportant, or that they can be answered very simply, or that they should be left to the experts. Guide for the Christian Perplexed, written by members of the faculty of Wycliffe College, Toronto, aims to explore a diversity of issues and questions to do with oour knowledge of Jesus othe meaning of suffering othe function of doctrine othe understanding of Scripture othe place of other religions othe challenge of atheism othe pleasures and complications of sexuality othe nature of worship othe way to evangelize ounderstanding who our neighbor is locally and globally odiversities of spirituality Here you will find thoughtful reflections and answers to the questions around these issues. A study guide is included for individual and group use.

Prayers and Promises of the Bible

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Prayers and Promises of the Bible by Jonathan Rogers,J. Rogers Summary

Experience a Lifelong Conversation with the Living God It's a life-changing conversation when you stop to think about it: Prayers and promises are your precious words to God,and God's to you! Now, with The Smart Guide to the Bible: Prayers & Promises of the Bible, you'll discover how the Bible teaches you to pray in each circumstance you face- and what special promises God has for you in each situation. You'll be encouraged by the examples of those who prayed in the Old and New Testament. And you'll experience more deeply the security and the strength you have in the One who has promised to be with you always. Be Smart About: How to Pray Prayers in the Bible Trusting God What God Promises Different Types of Prayer How God Answers Prayer The Nature of God's Promises And more!

A Kingdom We Can Taste

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A Kingdom We Can Taste by David A. Davis Summary

These rich sermons are rooted in congregational life and steeped in Christian doctrine and the celebrations of the church year. A Kingdom We Can Taste reflects one preacher's effort at leading a congregation through the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, and Easter. David Davis uses a unique combination of resources -- select Old Testament texts, the Apostles' Creed, lectionary assignments, and more -- in his progression of sermons. Readers who "listen" to these thirteen messages, or preaching conversations, will experience the gospel proclaimed and feel a comforting sense of belonging to the community of faith. This inspiring little volume is perfect for pastors preparing sermons of their own, seminary students looking for a model of good preaching, or laypeople wanting quality meditations to chew on.

Life Lessons from My Dog

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Life Lessons from My Dog by Patricia Budd Kepler Summary

One fall day, I found myself in the car holding on to a squirmy, very adorable puppy. We were taking her home. From the moment we picked her up, she became my mentor, teaching me life lessons without ever trying. She loved the world and all of us. She became a wonderful traveler, and over time, she became socialized. She taught me patience, got me through some rough times, showed me how to be playful, and strengthened me spiritually. I began to record some of our experiences together. Those reflections became this book. The book ends with her first birthday and our celebration of Dog who opened insights to God.

Morgan Update: Please Forward

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Morgan Update: Please Forward by Karen Morgan Summary

WARNING! This is not a memoir! These are actual e-mail updates sent by the Morgans while they endured their crisis. Have you received shocking news? Have you faced disappointment? Have you persevered, only to suffer one setback after another? Morgan Update: Please Forward will encourage you to press on. You will connect with the Morgans through the raw vulnerability of their story. You will struggle through their unanswered questions, and be empowered to ask your own. You will be inspired by their unwavering hope and, to your surprise, you may find hope for yourself as well. Join Karen as she asks: How could such a great guy end up in this awful situation? Will Wayne die at the age of 26? Will drastic measures need to be taken? What can a wife do as she watches her husband struggle? How will this chaos affect their two young children? Our family has endured so much. Will it ever end? Can anything good come out of this pain? Morgan Update: Please Forward will encourage anyone who has ever endured crisis. As you journey with the Morgans, you will find yourself bolstered to remain strong regardless of your circumstances. There is hope!

Are You Who You Want 2 Be?

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Are You Who You Want 2 Be? by SHAKEERA V. FORREST Summary

My ultimate goal for readers is to gain knowledge on how to seek God to find out what your assignment is. I challenge you, as you read this book to have an open heart and optimistic mindset so you can reach inside, pull out your junk, display it, and deal with it! This book examines my journey growing up without parents and how I applied techniques to become successful. Life was not a crystal stare for me but I made the best of it and will continue until I ascend Somewhere Over the Rainbow! We all have different opinions on where the spirit goes after death. What lies beyond what our human eye can see remains a mystery. We all have our perspective on death and the process thereafter. Who is right? No one can shed light on this, except God. Whatever religions you believe in, at the end of the day we all are human and are all destined to be great. Are we living a pleasing life and what legacy are we leaving to the next generation? Trust in your gut and grab hold of what life actually means. Live your life as a representation of peace. Remain calm during the storms because the sun will shine on you again. Become the person who you want to be and do not let circumstances or others dictate what your passion is. Are You Who You Want to Be?

Parenting The Best of the Infinite Mind

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The Legend of Crazy Horse

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Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies

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Caring for Words in a Culture of Lies by Marilyn Chandler McEntyre Summary

The author offers 12 strategies of stewardship for those concerned with preserving the vitality and precision of the spoken and written word.

What Was I Thinking?

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What Was I Thinking? by Steve Brown Summary

Seminary professor, radio broadcaster, and former pastor Steve Brown is tired. He confesses, "I'm tired of glib answers to hard questions, irrelevant 'God words' and stark, cold foundations on which no house has ever been built." So he set out to revitalize his faith by reexamining his thoughts and his faith. And he shares his invigorating discoveries with readers. A potent tonic for those whose faith feels flat, What Was I Thinking? fully engages the heart, mind, and soul.

The Life of Meaning

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The Life of Meaning by Bob Abernethy,William Bole Summary

PBS's Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly, which Bob Abernethy conceived and anchors, has been described as "the best spot on the television landscape to take in the broad view of the spiritual dimension of American life . . ." by the Christian Science Monitor. "Finally," wrote the San Francisco Chronicle, "something intelligent on TV about religion." Now, together with his coauthor William Bole, Abernethy has turned his attention to making a book that asks all the big questions—and elicits the most surprising answers from a who’s-who of today’s serious religious and spiritual thinkers from across the spectrum of faiths and denominations. In this thoughtful collection, extraordinary people give their personal and private accounts of their own spiritual struggle. Their insights on community, prayer, suffering, religious observance, the choice to live with or without a god, and the meanings that are gleaned from everyday life form an elegant meditation on the desire for something beyond what we can see and measure. More than fifty contributors, including Jimmy Carter, Francis Collins, The Dalai Lama, Robert Franklin, Irving Greenberg, Seyyed Hossein Nasr, Harold Kushner, Anne Lamott, Madeleine L’Engle, Thomas Lynch, Martin Marty, Mark Noll, Rachel Remen, Marilynne Robinson, Barbara Brown Taylor, Studs Terkel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Phyllis Tickle, Desmond Tutu, Jean Vanier, and Marianne Williamson.

God's Guest List

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God's Guest List by Debbie Macomber Summary

Through touching true stories and inspiring insight, Debbie Macomber takes us on a journey to discover the influence others have on us—and the power we have to influence them in turn. Who is on God’s “guest list” for your life…and why? The answers may surprise you. Each of us have “influencers” that have affected our lives—some from a distance, some through word or deed, some through example, be it good or bad. Often we don’t even recognize the deep impact others have had and how God has used them to shape us into who we are. By pausing to recognize these influences, we begin to grasp how God’s guest list has a purpose far beyond what we imagined. We begin to see the seeds of influence that grew into our personal values and character. In some people God invites into our lives, we see only what appears to be painful or negative influence. In God’s Guest List, Macomber redirects our attention, opening our eyes to how those experiences prompted strength, resilience, resolve, and choices about how we would change and who we would become. In other instances, God has surprised us with just the people at just the right time to support, teach, lead, or love us, but perhaps we haven’t quite recognized God’s timing and work through these “guests.” This book also offers the chance to grasp our own power to influence others, and even to anticipate what lives we have yet to touch. In the bestselling tradition of How to Win Friends and Influence People, Macomber shares her vision to seize every opportunity to be a positive and faithful influence on others. Filled with true stories and rich insight, God’s Guest List will forever change how you see the people in your life.

Not Just a Fairy Tale

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Not Just a Fairy Tale by Stefanus Mantik, Ph.D. Summary

Are you happily married? Are you disappointed with your spouse? Are you thinking of giving up your marriage? Do you want to have a better understanding of your marriage? Do you want to improve your marriage? Dr. Stefanus Mantik and his wife, Priscilla, had gone through a period where their marriage seemed to be dying. However, by God’s grace, their marriage was restored. In Not Just a Fairy Tale, Dr. Mantik shares some biblical principles that have helped their marriage. Based on God’s Word, you will learn the original design of marriage and how to re-ignite romance and a love life that may have become stale. Your marriage may not be a fairy tale, but you could have a blessed marriage that is better than a fairy tale.