Spiritual Trilogy

A Compilation

Author: Stephen W. Hiemstra

Publisher: T2Pneuma Publishers LLC

ISBN: 1942199279

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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This trilogy combines three books published previously: A Christian Guide to Spirituality, Life in Tension, and Called Along the Way. Together they chronicle a spiritual journey during the period from 2013 through 2017. The first two books focus on the question—who is God?—while the third book focuses on the question—who are we? The call to faith and ministry is personal but it is also corporal, being informed by the community of faith at one time and in one place. The original books have been reproduced as published. Offering them together makes them available more economically and draws attention to their common purpose. Because spirituality is lived belief, it is important to reflect on what we say we believe and what we actually practice. This reflective process is inherently stressful but it is a normal part of our Christian journey as we prepare in this life for the next. Hear the words; walk the steps; experience the joy! Author Stephen W. Hiemstra (MDiv, PhD) is a slave of Christ, husband, father, tentmaker, writer, and speaker. He lives with Maryam, his wife of 30+ years, in Centreville, VA and they have three grown children. Key words for this book include: Beatitudes, Christianity, spirituality, memoir, Christian memoir, Jesus, Bible, devotion, spiritual growth, and faith. Other books by T2Pneuma Publishers LLC include: A Christian Guide to Spirituality (2014) Una Guía Cristiana a la Espiritualidad (2015) My Travel Through Life (2016) Oraciones ( 2016) Prayers (2016) Life in Tension (2016) Prayers of a Life in Tension (2016) Called Along the Way (2017) See: T2Pneuma.com for more details. ****************** What people are saying... Stephen provides a helpful, accessible guide using the classic catechetical structure of the Apostles' Creed, the Lord's Prayer, and the Ten Commandments. - David A. Currie, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (In reference to A Christian Guide to Spirituality) We live in a fallen world. It leads to life in tension, and sometimes a life full of stress. Stephen Hiemstra takes us on a needed tour of the kind of character it takes to face such a life. - Darrell L. Bock, Dallas Theological Seminary (In reference to Life in Tension) Have you ever wondered if the church in America is mortally wounded? Is God really dead as the infamous 1966 Time magazine cover reported? This memoir offers evidence to the contrary. — Aaron Gordon, Pastor (In reference to Called Along the Way)
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A Spiritual Trilogy

Author: Anne Urne

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780972796705

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 370

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A Spiritual Trilogy contains three books written in succession as the author's spiritual journey progresses through the stages of body, soul and spirit. Anne shares her life transforming experiences from the tormenting depths of financial, physical, emotional and spiritual collapse to the heights of spiritual ecstasy and life at its fullest. Her story is a triumph over defeat as she travels to the innermost depths of the soul to find the path that leads back to life and hears the voice of God say: "I AM THE FATHER WHO CREATED YOU AND THE MOTHER WHO LOVES YOU." Anne Urne takes you on an amazing journey through the Bible, Apocrypha, Myth, Legends and Lost Books that yield amazing conclusions and new revelations about persons and stories of the Bible as she unfolds a tantalizing story of adventure, drama, romance, dreams and fairy tales that come true. This book is a fascinating guide of a soul's journey into the spiritual kingdom. In her continuous search for spiritual knowledge Anne discovered the Christian mystics. She knew she had struck gold when she discovered St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross and St. Therese of Lisieux. Mysticism was the terminology applied to the practice of these saints and Anne recognized it immediately. She was not alone in her spiritual quest for truth. She attributes her work to the help of her patron saint, St. Therese.
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The Pope's Piano

A Spiritual Trilogy of Fiction

Author: Floyd E. Friedli, Ph.D.

Publisher: BalboaPress

ISBN: 1452580146

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

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The Pope’s Piano is a collection of three short fiction stories. The first two tales, “Violin Master” and “The Pope’s Piano,” have central music themes. Several cats are side characters in the last two stories. All three are best described as religious mysteries where strange, magical things happen that are best attributed to the workings of God. The third story, “The Kitten with the Bent Ear,” describes a college professor leading class discussions on important and difficult topics that affect our daily lives, like the death penalty, expensive medical procedures, abortion, immigration, and end-of-life medical decisions. Interspersed with the class discussion is the story of the professor’s cats, including one with several deformities. In “The Kitten with the Bent Ear,” the harsh and pragmatic decisions animals in the wild take is contrasted to what are man’s options. This story will allow each of us to see all sides of controversial issues and help you solidify your thinking as to what are practical and just solutions. The trilogy may bring the reader closer to God and let you enjoy the mysteries of life. With love and belief, anything is possible, even miracles.
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Your Spirit

Spiritual Trilogy -

Author: Shanti Gold

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781727846027


Page: 168

View: 7877

Awaken The FlowYour Spirit (Spiritual Trilogy - Book 1)Introduction to your spiritual journeyShanti GoldYour Spirit is that still, quiet voice within you.Awaken your Spirit. Create a better life.................This lovely book "Your Spirit" is an introduction to your spiritual journey. We look at simple techniques to awaken your Spirit and create a better life. We look at energy healing, chakras, energy bodies, your aura, sensitivity, connectedness, psychic protection, and more. This book includes a Foreword by Dr Karma:"Your Spirit helps your Consciousness to guide your mind and body".Shanti Gold is the happy, mind body spirit author for her book series "Awaken the Flow Books". The Preface to this book includes some of Shanti's past spiritual travel, and also her unusual Angel experience. Shanti knows that as you quietly heal your Spirit as a part of your everyday life, then you experience a better quality of life.When you heal your Spirit and your consciousness, then you AWAKEN THE FLOW from within. This is the "key" to help you to "unlock" a much better life. Book 2 and Book 3 will guide you further with healing your Spirit, and your journey along The Spiritual Path.Testimonial: "This book is a great start to the spiritual journey. That next step when you sense that life is something bigger than us". (MD, 2018)
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Heal Your Spirit

Spiritual Trilogy -

Author: Shanti Gold

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781727848151


Page: 178

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Awaken The Flow Heal Your Spirit (Spiritual Trilogy - Book 2) Shanti Gold Your Spirit within is eternal. From awakening to transformation, healing your Spirit is a journey. Take your time, & enjoy your journey. ............ This easy-to-read book is the 2nd book of Shanti's "Spiritual Trilogy," and it contains MORE techniques to help you to heal your Spirit in everyday life. In this book we look at energetic vibration, past life learning, healthy boundaries, daily morning protection technique, soul purpose, impediments & obstacles, heart-based and mind-based healing techniques, whether to simplify, and awakening. Shanti Gold is the happy, mind body spirit author for her book series "Awaken The Flow Books." The Preface to this book includes some of Shanti's unusual spiritual travel, and spiritual NDE near-death experiences. Book 3 follows from this book, and will guide you further along the Spiritual Path. As you heal your Spirit as a part of your everyday life, you become happier and more at peace, and Lighter. Daily living becomes easier because you can receive quiet inner Guidance from your loving Spirit within. "Best book of the series so far. So easy to read. It all just flows and is easy to get the message." (JL, 2018)
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Spiritual Serendipity

Cultivating and Celebrating the Art of the Unexpected

Author: Richard Eyre

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0684807866

Category: Religion

Page: 223

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Provides a guide to developing serendipity of the spirit in an effort to balance structure and spontaneity, harness time rather than manage it, and provide a bridge to God
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Spiritual Thoughts from God

Author: Marjorie Brame Bennett

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1441565191

Category: Poetry

Page: 91

View: 4585

This book ends Marjorie Brame Bennett's trilogy of Spiritual Thoughts: Spiritual Thoughts from the Heart", "Spiritual Thoughts to Live By" and now "Spiritual Thoughts From God". It was her intent to provide as many heartwarming, spirit-filled experiences provided her through her Heavenly Father as she was able to sustain her efforts to lift as many people as she could. Marjorie continues to enjoy the efforts she receives as she writes to council others as well as herself. She is amazed at the comfort and joy she finds through many of the pages. One of her most consoling benefits is that she has been able to reconnect with many people in her past with whom she was pleased to communicate. Several connections are with high school and college friends and family members from her hometowns of Henderson and Durham North Carolina, respectively. You can learn more about Marjorie through her website: bramespiritualthoughts. com. Her life continues to be inspired by Ephesians 3:20: "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever." (NIV)
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Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema

Volume II

Author: Kenneth R. Morefield

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443832790

Category: History

Page: 250

View: 7351

Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema, Volume II continues the work presented in the first volume of this title, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2008. It provides informed yet accessible articles that will give readers an introduction to masters of world cinema whose works explore the themes of human spirituality and religious faith. Volume II contains essays dealing with canonical directors notably absent from the first entry of the series (such as Godard and Kurosawa) while also including examinations of contemporary auteurs who are still actively working (for example, Andersson, and von Trier). While retaining a truly international emphasis—it includes essays about directors from the United States, Canada, Iran, Sweden, India, Denmark, Italy, Mexico, Australia, and Japan—Volume II also acts as an important contribution to canon formation, illustrating the complexity and variety in the films of those who are truly the masters of world cinema. Built solidly around close, formal readings of selective films, the essays in Volume II also demonstrate familiarity with film history and bring insight from such varied disciplines as New Testament Studies, Clinical Psychology, Art History, and Medieval History. It also seeks to broaden the understanding of ‘faith’ and ‘spirituality,’ examining how the meaning of such terms changes as the cultures that produce the art that defines them continues to evolve.
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The Tea Party Papers Volume I Second Edition

The American Spiritual Evolution Versus the French Political Revolution

Author: Bill Miller

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477154043

Category: History

Page: 473

View: 6009

Our American government began with a revolutionary idea. Alexis de Tocqueville called the evolutionary process of revolution wherein society evolves and institutes sweeping changes in government. The government of the United States was the most unique creation of human history since it was an actual collaboration between Nature and the Individual, for Nature and the Individual, with the express purpose of facilitating and improving that relationship. It took all of humanitys history, its successes and failures along with Natures tools of inspiration and evolution for the conception to manifest itself, until a government of the Individuals, by the Individuals, for the Individual, had come into being. The individual citizens of the United Colonies were living in a state of grace with nature and the society they made up created a clear mirror image of themselves, including internal equilibriums intended to preserve their self actualization process. A few years later, another revolution took place, one de Tocqueville would call the political kind. This revolution occurred in France, it would be the precursor for many other modern revolutions wherein one Centralized Collective Authority replaces another and where government attempts to impose its will on society. Today, in America this spiritual battle continues. On one side is the Tea Party Patriots carrying on the spiritual tradition of our Founders and Framers, on the other side those who look toward the archaic Eurocentric and Asiatic concepts of an all powerful Centralized Collective Authority.
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Beyond Belief

Faith, Science, and the Value of Unknowing

Author: Robert P. Vande Kappelle

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1620324741

Category: Religion

Page: 296

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The current age marks the transition from modernity to postmodernity, a period as impactful to the Western sensibility as any previous era. The role of religion and the future of Christianity are at stake. At this time of transition, many thoughtful individuals find themselves at a quandary, having reached a critical stage in their spiritual journey. Prompted by academia, science, reason, culture, and their own experience, they feel compelled to choose between the beliefs they inherited as children and the claims of science, reason, pluralism, and secularism. Beyond Belief suggests that one need not take an either/or approach on these issues; there is a better way, one that embraces adventure and ambiguity, science and religion, reason and faith, evolution and creation, and finds ways to live creatively with realities for which there are no easy explanations. Building on a paradigmatic journey of faith that involves three stages (precritical, critical, and postcritical understanding), Beyond Belief describes the quest for God and for authentic faith in the twenty-first century. The key point for this understanding is to replace belief with faith, acknowledging that belief in doctrines is not central, since they are themselves unprovable. This new theological perspective requires rethinking many of our cherished doctrines, including our understanding of God, Jesus, Scripture, prayer, miracles, and revelation.
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Reading the Signs of Daily Life

Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062098632

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Discernment: Reading the Signs of Daily Life features the wisdom that spiritual leader and counselor Henri J. M. Nouwen brought to the essential question asked by every Christian and seeker: What should I do with my life? Nouwen emphasizes listening to the Word of God—in our hearts, in the Bible, in the community of faith, and in the voice of the poor as a way to discern God’s plan. Although the late Henri J. M. Nouwen counseled many people during his lifetime, his principles of discernment were never collected into a single volume. Now, in association with the Nouwen Legacy Trust, Michael Christensen—one of Nouwen’s longtime students—and Rebecca Laird have taken his coursework, journals, and unpublished writings to create this and other books in the series exploring God’s will for your life.
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Trilogy on Faith and Happiness

Author: Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

Publisher: New City Press

ISBN: 1565483987

Category: RELIGION

Page: 141

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Augustine of Hippo, one of the most prolific writers of late antiquity, known primarily for four masterpieces: The Confessions, Teaching Christianity, The City of God, and The Trinity, composed a vast body of work comprised of more than five million words. He composed his earliest works in the form of dialogues shortly before his baptism in 387. The next decade of his life, a relatively unproductive transitional period, was followed by an explosion that averaged, in modern terms, a 300-page book per year. This early trilogy, The Happy Life, The Advantage of Believing, and Faith in the Unseen, demonstrates Augustine's fundamental concern to link Christian faith with the human quest for happiness. These three essential works, which illustrate his dictum that faith is necessary for understanding, constitute a magnificent introduction to Augustinian spirituality. Trilogy on Faith and Happiness reveals Augustine's insight into fundamental existential questions and his conviction that human fulfillment can be found only in the incarnation of Jesus, the Word and Wisdom of God. It will prove especially useful for spiritual reading and for students of Christian spirituality.
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Both Feet Firmly Planted in Midair

My Spiritual Journey

Author: John J. McNeill

Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press

ISBN: 9780664258085

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

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Details the life of the former Jesuit priest who was expelled from the Soceity of Jesus for his views on gay and lesbian sexuality
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The Tea Party Papers Volume Ii

Living in a State of Grace, the American Experience

Author: Bill Miller

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1483639223

Category: History

Page: 285

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Finally buttressed with Natures bounty, fortified with Natures gifts, testifying to Natures truth we must be ready to take a leap in faith. The hardest leap of faith to believe in; is a leap of faith in each other, in the individual. In the end the only way a government of the Individuals, by the Individuals for the Individual can long endure on the face of the Earth. Faith in God alone cannot suffice for such a government to work. It is the most necessary prerequisite for such a government to exist. But it cannot retain it cannot nurture it because the government is a covenant a pact made between God and the individual. If we lose faith in the individual we break the sacred pact. Being granted so many gifts the last act is in our own hands we are the City on the Hill when we believe we are the City on the Hill. When we act the part we are the Light of the world and the Inspiration to the World. It is really simple, if enough individuals carry out this leap of faith, a new critical mass will be reached, and a miracle will turn the tide in our affairs once more and we like the patriots of old will once again fulfill our own self-actualization process and bequeath to our posterity the ability and responsibility to reach their own.
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Author: Marilynne Robinson

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104035210

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

View: 1964

Eine der bedeutendsten Schriftstellerinnen der USA - endlich in deutscher Übersetzung Unbestritten gilt Marilynne Robinson als eine der größten Schriftstellerinnen ihres Landes. Ihre Bücher gelten als Klassiker, deren Helden unvergesslich und deren Empathie eine Tiefe erreichen, die wie aus der Welt gefallen scheint. Lila ist ein Findelkind, das von einer Landstreicherin und Überlebenskünstlerin aufgegriffen wird. Als ungleiche Geschwister ziehen sie durch Amerikas harte Jahre, als Dürre und Hunger das Leben zeichnen. Bis eines Tages Lila im Regen unerwartet ein Dach über dem Kopf findet. Und mehr als das - nach Jahren der Entbehrung wird sie mit der Sorge und Zartheit eines Mannes konfrontiert, der ihr Leben und alles, was sie bisher erfahren hat, auf den Kopf stellen wird.
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Spiritual Warfare

Book Three of The Enlightenment Trilogy

Author: Jed McKenna

Publisher: Wisefool Press

ISBN: 0980184800

Category: Religion

Page: 382

View: 7337

Guns and bombs are children’s toys. A true war wages, and you’re invited. IT’S AN INVITATION you may not be able to accept if you want to, or decline if you don’t. It’s an invitation to fight in a war like no other; a war where loss is counted as gain, surrender as victory, and where the enemy you must face, an enemy of unimaginable superiority, is you. Contains Bonus Material.
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Ken Wilber

Thought as Passion

Author: Frank Visser

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791458150

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 330

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The first comprehensive overview of the life and thought of the American philosopher Ken Wilber.
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Spiritual Enlightenment:: The Damnedest Thing

Book One of The Enlightenment Trilogy

Author: Jed McKenna

Publisher: Wisefool Press

ISBN: 0980184827

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: N.A

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A MASTERPIECE of illuminative writing, Spiritual Enlightenment: The Damnedest Thing is mandatory reading for anyone following a spiritual path. Part exposé and part how-to manual, this is the first book to explain why failure seems to be the rule in the search for enlightenment, and how the rule can be broken. :: Book One of Jed McKenna's Enlightenment Trilogy. Contains Bonus Material.
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Dawn Without Darkness

A Trilogy on the Spiritual Life, Including Belief in Human Life and Free to Be Faithful

Author: Anthony T. Padovano

Publisher: Image

ISBN: 9780385181839

Category: Religion

Page: 268

View: 1919

Reflects on the Resurrection of Jesus, the basic foundations of Christian belief, the sanctity of human life, and the importance of fidelity
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