Writings of the Dawn - The Spiritual Journey of a Baby-Boomer

Author: Steven J. Gold

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1105794261


Page: 224

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Autobiographical writings of Steven J. Gold, (author of Yoga and Judaism, Explorations of a Jewish Yogi; IVRI: The Essence of Hebrew Spirituality; Torah Portion Summaries, With Insights from the Perspective of Jewish Yogi; and Basic Spiritual Principles) describing his early spiritual journey in prose, poetry, art and journal entries. The material is explained and tied together by retrospective narratives.

Kabbalah and Modernity

Interpretations, Transformations, Adaptations

Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 900418287X

Category: Religion

Page: 442

View: 5201


This volume brings together leading representatives of the recent debate about the persistence of kabbalah in the modern world. It breaks new ground for a better understanding of the role of kabbalah in modern religious, intellectual, and political discourse.

The Healing Power of Faith

How Belief and Prayer Can Help You Triumph Over Disease

Author: Harold Koenig,Malcolm McConnell

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684852977

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 336

View: 2739


A fascinating look into scientific research tracking the influence of religious beliefs on health concludes that documented evidence proves practices like prayer and community service can lower blood pressure and raise white blood cells counts. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

The Fiction of Our Lives

Creating Our Stories Over a Lifetime

Author: Sandra M. Levy-Achtemeier

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498225136

Category: Psychology

Page: 278

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We are the author of our own lives. We create, re-create, and co-create our stories over the lifetime we have been given in order to make something of ourselves in the process. Blending new findings from brain science and psychology with spiritual and theological insights, Sandra Levy-Achtemeier has written a readable work translating complex scientific and spiritual categories into practical terms that can inform our everyday selves. From our evolutionary roots that equip us to sing meaning into our living, to the cultural menus we now draw from to script new meaning into our days, she has given us an incredible wealth of wisdom to inform the rest of our life journeys. Underneath it all, Levy-Achtemeier makes the case that God's Spirit and call are at the center of our story--from our brain synapses to the historical circumstances that impinge on our lives.

Eternal Dawn

Author: Kathi Haacke Morehead

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781944242466


Page: 226

View: 5635


Kris and Jake Collins have the world by the tail: successful, happy lives, loving family, and a deep love that sustains them both. All of their dreams are coming true and there is nothing but blue skies on the horizon. When circumstances conspire to strip all that they've known from them, will they be strong enough to recognize the true meaning of love? " ... an exceptional book! Soul searching in so many ways" Stormy Nights Blogs and Reviews "Even if you're not a "spiritual" person, this book will take you on a spiritual journey like no other." Lynchburg Mama Review "This book and its predecessor tell the story of an epic love that transcends time and space." Andi's Book Reviews


A Baby Boomer's Misadventures in Hitchhiking and Other Unconventional Travel

Author: Douglas Jewell

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598589024

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

View: 6097


Some adventurous folks climb mountains, swim the English Channel, run the bulls at Pamplona, walk the Appalachian Trail, or sail around the world. Douglas Jewell found adventure through long-distance hitchhiking. This book chronicles three hitchhiking trips. Two coast to coast and back trips, in 1976 and 1994, lasted two months and covered 8,000 miles apiece. The 1989-'90 journey to the U.S. Virgin Islands and back included hitchhiking by yacht and sailboat. Douglas' exploits have had amusing, even comical moments, mixed with heartwarming interactions with downhome people and nature. There were threatening incidents, too, including gun-packing rednecks, sailing through a Perfect Storm, and getting trapped in a mountainous box canyon. Through perseverance, this Baby Boomer wrapped good and bad into life-altering experiences. Standing with thumb out and backpack on his back, the array of interesting characters he encounters in his travels is an intriguing cross section of real life Americana. DOUGLAS JEWELL realized at an early age that he was not one to follow the crowd. The status quo would not do. Despite excelling in school, the thought of a traditional 9 to 5 corporate existence had no appeal. Thus, at age 20, the creation of 'The List'. The list was 10 things to accomplish in life - live in a North Woods cabin, Florida, California and the Caribbean, work on a dairy farm, experience an extended visit to Australia and India or China, hitchhike across America, start and own a business, and find a women who would be a kindred spirit, best friend, and companion to the end of their days. Eight of those goals have been realized. The basis of his life has been "A man has only two things in life - his word and his work." His unshakable belief in that pledge has led him to adventures and accomplishments, as well as disappointment and hardships.

Das Buch der Freude

Author: Dalai Lama,Desmond Tutu,Douglas Abrams

Publisher: Lotos

ISBN: 3641191912

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 384

View: 6443


Zwei weise Männer, eine Botschaft Sie sind zwei der bedeutendsten Leitfiguren unserer Zeit: Seine Heiligkeit der Dalai Lama und Erzbischof Desmond Tutu. Obwohl ihr Leben von vielen Widrigkeiten und Gefahren geprägt war, strahlen sie eine Freude aus, die durch nichts zu erschüttern ist. Im Buch der Freude vereinen die „Brüder im Geiste“ ihre immense Lebenserfahrung und die Weisheit ihrer Weltreligionen zu einer gemeinsamen zentralen Erkenntnis: Nur tief empfundene Freude kann sowohl das Leben des Einzelnen als auch das globale Geschehen spürbar zum Positiven wandeln. Unabhängig von allen Herausforderungen und Krisen, mit denen wir täglich konfrontiert werden, können wir diese Energie in uns entfalten und weitergeben. So wird die Freude zur Triebkraft, die unserem Dasein mehr Liebe und Sinn verleiht – und zugleich Hoffnung und Frieden in unsere unsichere Welt bringt.

Your Life Calling

Reimagining the Rest of Your Life

Author: Jane Pauley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476733791

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 6372


Jane Pauley, “America’s baby boomer” (Tom Brokaw) and the new anchor of CBS Sunday Morning, offers an inspirational guidebook “chockablock with keen insights for career transitions” (USA TODAY). In 2014, every baby boomer will have reached the milestone age of fifty. For most, it’s not an end, but the beginning of something new. Research has shown that people in their fifties are more vital now than they were only ten years ago. They’re saying, “I’m game, I’m up for it, I want to do more.” Jane Pauley, one of America’s most beloved and trusted broadcast journalists, offers humor and insight about the journey forward. The New York Times bestseller Your Life Calling is a fresh look at ideas that have been simmering since boomers first entered midlife with a different perspective on the future than any generation before: that there was more to come—and perhaps the best of all. Jane is not an advice giver but a storyteller. Here she tells her own and introduces readers to the fascinating people she has featured on her award-winning Today show segment, “Life Reimagined Today.” You’ll meet Betsy McCarthy, who traded in her executive briefcase for knitting needles; Gid Pool, who launched a career as a stand-up comic; Richard Rittmaster, who joined the National Guard Chaplain Corps; Trudy Lundgren, who took her home on the road in an RV; Paulie Gee, who opened a successful pizzeria in Brooklyn; and many more. “Jane Pauley is a wonderful guide to all the different ways you can open new doors in life, many of which lead to unexpected places. She shows with humor and insight why the journey to reinvention can come from all kinds of places and produce all kinds of joys” (Michael J. Fox). Your Life Calling is delightful, compelling, and motivating for anyone asking “What am I going to do with my supersized life?”

The Soul Search

A Spiritual Journey to Authentic Intimacy with God

Author: Gary R. Collins

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9780785274117

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Gary Collins examines the more personal side of authentic spirituality, looking at ways to find inner peace and grow spiritually in this age of stress and instability while avoiding the dead-end traps of contemporary, non-biblical competing spiritualities.

Questions of the Spirit

The Quest for Understanding at a Time of Loss

Author: Brent Green

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692765159


Page: 228

View: 9379


In Questions of the Spirit, author Brent Green guides readers through a thoughtful and inspirational journey of eighteen chapters. Each chapter explores a significant question about mortal existence, the nature of loss, and life's most difficult challenges. Evocative chapter themes include: What was your first experience of loss? Is there value in suffering? Have you been blessed? After each chapter, additional questions inspire further contemplation and healing insights. This finely crafted book includes poems, essays, and inspirational stories about those who overcome illnesses, misfortunes, rejection, and death of loved ones. The author also explores loss of a friendship with someone still living, loss of status, loss of self-confidence, loss of purpose, and loss of opportunities. Loss comes in many forms throughout life. Loss is a requisite part of the human experience. Loss often means pain, but loss also means growth. This book can become a pathway to greater spiritual awareness, a more resilient outlook, renewed faith, and hope in times of tragedy. It adds value with each new loss. And the book can stimulate deeper dialogue among those who gather to discuss mortality and the hereafter. REVIEWS "We are mortal beings and Questions of the Spirit shows readers how we can revel in and be enriched by the truth of that mortality." - Dr. Bill Thomas, author, Second Wind: Navigating the Passage to a Slower, Deeper and More Connected Life "You will read this book with joy as a reminder of how to keep our hearts open, even in the face of the inevitable losses we all must endure. It is truly a gift of love." - Jed Diamond, Ph.D., author, Male Menopause, The Enlightened Marriage "The depth and flow of the narrative kept me engaged, helping me learn more about myself along the way." - Carol Orsborn, Ph.D., author, Fierce with Age, The Spirituality of Age "I have savored every page. It's almost like reading my own history. It makes the book so meaningful. Truly a tour-de-force!" - Dawn Lehman, author, Smart Talk "I was overwhelmed by the feeling of a comforting spiritual presence, which grew as the book plunged deeply into the great existential questions of life." - Rev. Dr. William B. Randolph, Director of Aging and Older Adult Ministries, The United Methodist Church "Reading this book after experiencing a personal loss is like having your own support group with you all the time." - Ed Pittock, Founder, Home Care Standards Bureau, Founder, Society of Certified Senior Advisors "Questions of the Spirit begins a much-needed process of asking questions that go to the heart of our denial of death..." - Mark McGann, M.A., J.D., Hospice Chaplain, VITAS Healthcare "Each chapter is followed by questions for personal reflection or group discussion that will inspire readers to contemplate their own rarely explored beliefs and values." - David Cox, President, Professional Testing "Brent is doing something very, very important here and the book is going to be of huge value to people." - Harry R. Moody, Ph.D., Vice President of Academic Affairs, AARP (ret), author, The Five Stages of the Soul "Questions of the Spirit is a profound gift. I was so moved by Brent's story of loss and grief and how he has harnessed that with wisdom, spirit, intellect and compassion ..." - Helen Dennis, Specialist in Aging, Employment & The New Retirement

Die lautlose Revolution

Wie eine im Alltag gelebte Spiritualität uns und die Welt verändert

Author: Arjuna Ardagh

Publisher: J. Kamphausen Verlag

ISBN: 3958832598

Category: Self-Help

Page: 472

View: 1480


Wie eine im Alltag gelebte Spiritualität uns und die Welt verändert Unsere Welt ändert sich. Das, worauf uns die spirituellen Meister seit Jahren hingewiesen haben, scheint jetzt Form anzunehmen. Das Wachstum geschieht nicht spektakulär, sondern mehr hinter den Kulissen. Menschen aller Gesellschaftsschichten durchlaufen eine deutliche Metamorphose - aber sie sprechen nicht darüber. Sie haben eine spirituelle Transformation hinter sich, die so tief war, dass sie ihre Weltsicht und ihr Verhältnis zu sich selbst deutlich verändert hat. Mutig bringen sie ihre neue Erfahrung in den Alltag ein, stellen sich der Welt und leisten ihren ureigenen Beitrag für den Fortschritt unsere Gesellschaft.

Library Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Libraries

Page: N.A

View: 6048


Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.

Swimming in Circles is Better Than Drowning

Author: Leanne Garrett Flanagan

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463404239

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 188

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Swiimming in Circles Is Better Than Drowning chronicles the story of a less-than graceful, tragicomic transformation from privileged daughter of her "perfect" 1950's family to middle-aged wife, mother and daughter. This book will engage you from the beginning by revealing rmemories. from childhood and adolescence,wriitten about in "Fitting In," "My 15 Minutes of Fame" and "The Train Station." The author's marriage and family life is portrayed in "None Other Than Motherhood" and "The Other Side of the Waiting Room". Midlife substance abuse interrupts the good life where the works turn intense and deeply emotional with "Circling the Drain" and "To and Fro." Our heroine begins her recomvery from her desolation with a lot of help, hence the poem, "Celebration." More of her humerous side is shown in a witty, tongue-in-cheek observation, "The Virgin Commute." Regained spirit and hope are evident in final chapters with "Increasing Fits of Happiness" and her ending, "My Obit." This book can offer solace and hope to some who have suffered or are still suffering from alcohol abuse and/or depression. Anyone who has lived with or has known the pain of watching one who lives an abusive lifestyle will relate to this story. They may also gain a better understanding of how we think and survive by planning every move around our addictions. In an imaginative memoir style, the mingling of light and serious essays along with a few poems provokes reflections, a few chuckles and maybe a few fond memories for the reader. Lee says, " I have dogpaddled through the deep end of life, but now I know it doesn't matter if don't get points for style. I am happy I am able to keep finally swim to shore and remain on solid ground--most of the time!"


Reflections on Your Journey

Author: Louise L. Hay

Publisher: Hay House, Inc

ISBN: 9781561703128

Category: Religion

Page: 174

View: 6180


Presents the metaphysical teacher's positive thoughts and affirmations on childhood, relationships, work, health, aging, spirituality, and death

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing

A Novel

Author: Allison Bottke

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9781434799494

Category: Fiction

Page: 437

View: 7798


Operating a retro-design hair salon on the Vegas strip, Susan Anderson enlists her staff and clients in engaging in fun-filled impromptu disco dances but finds her happy circumstances unexpectedly challenged by a business opportunity and her husband's impending retirement. Original. 10,000 first printing.