by Elsie Singmaster, Heart Language Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Heart Language book, "A selection of short stories by Elsie Singmaster that focus on the Pennsylvania-German experience. Includes commentary framing them in historical, cultural, and literary contexts"--Provided by publisher.
by Robert A. Erickson, The Language Of The Heart 1600 1750 Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Language Of The Heart 1600 1750 book, Erickson (English, U. of California-Santa Barbara) examines both scientific and romantic portrayals of the human heart in early modern English literature. After reviewing the Biblical heart, he considers William Harvey's model of a phallic pump in a feminized body, Milton's Paradise Lost, Richardson's Clarissa, Aphra Behn's Oroonoke as a women's perspective, and other works. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
by Joseph A. Grassi, Healing The Heart Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Healing The Heart book, ""The heart is the most influential and dynamic of all human images. This is due to its origins in our formational womb experience for over nine months. In the Bible, the word/image is found close to a thousand times. The purpose of this book is to explore the deep significance of biblical heart language/images. It will also point out important avenues of practical application in teaching, healing, and personal transformation. To make the book as effective as possible, we have placed practical exercises and suggestions for application throughout the book."" -- Joseph Grassi ""This is an excellent resource for counselors, retreat directors, teachers, and all who recognize the centrality of the imagination in human conversion."" -- Kathleen Fisher, author of The Inner Rainbow ""Psychologically sound, spiritually helpful, and biblically rich, this book can aid us to renew our 'heart covenant' with the Lord."" -- Robert J. Wicks, Director of the Graduate Program in Pastoral Counseling, Neumann College Dr. Joseph Grassi is a professor of religion at Santa Clara University. His numerous published books include the popular Changing the World Within: The Dynamics of Personal and Spiritual Growth (Paulist Press).
by Paula Harris, Being White Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Being White book, What does it mean to be white? When you encounter people from other races or ethnicities, you may become suddenly aware that being white means something. Those from other backgrounds may respond to you differently or suspiciously. You may feel ambivalence about your identity as a white person. Or you may feel frustrated when a friend of another ethnicity shakes his head and says, "You just don't get it because you're white." So, what does it mean to be white? How can you overcome the mistakes of the past? How can you build authentic relationships with people from other races and ethnicities? In this groundbreaking book, Paula Harris and Doug Schaupp present a Christian model of what it means to be white. They wrestle through the history of how those in the majority have oppressed minority cultures, but they also show that whites also have a cultural and ethnic identity with its own distinctive traits and contributions. They demonstrate that white people have a key role to play in the work of racial reconciliation and the forging of a more just society. Filled with real-life stories, life-transforming insights and practical guidance, this book is for you if you are aware of racial inequality but have wondered, So what do I do? Discover here a vision for just communities where whites can partner with and empower those of other ethnicities.
by Sam Hamstra Jr., What S Love Got To Do With It Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download What S Love Got To Do With It book, In the past three-plus decades, a significant conversation has taken place among American Protestants about worship. As a result, countless books have been written on the subject. We have read books on music and worship, ancient-future worship, worship as spiritual formation, worship and the arts, worship and children, even life as worship. Listen to that conversation, however, and you will notice one word conspicuously absent. While the heart and soul of the Christian life is love, and while the apostle Paul (I Corinthians 13) insists that worship without love fails to be worship, recent conversations on worship fail to answer this simple question, "What's love got to do with it?" In this volume, Sam Hamstra answers that question and more by identifying biblical principles that shape our love as worshipers. The end result is an invaluable resource for worshipers and for those responsible for planning corporate worship.
by Joan Burbick, Healing The Republic Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Healing The Republic book, Read together these writings engage in a counterpoint of voices at once constructing and debating the hegemonic values of the emerging American nation.
by Mark Powers, Going Full Circle Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Going Full Circle book, In the grip of serious numerical decline, American Evangelical churches are now experiencing a missional movement. God is calling his people to return to a biblical lifestyle that goes full circle in continual worship, discipleship, and missions. Mark Powers connects the dots between these three main elements of authentic Christian living. He presents a theology of missional worship, a detailed discipleship plan, and a strategy for local music missions. Going Full Circle uses everyday language to present a simple thought process to move worshipers and worship leaders to become worshiping disciples on mission.Are you a casualty of worship wars? Are you worried about the decline of your church? Are you thrilled with fast growth churches but sense there must be something more than spectator worship? Are you confused by the word "missional" that seems to be popping up everywhere? This book is for you and your friends. Read it, share it, and join the movement!