When Prayer Fails

Faith Healing, Children, and the Law

Author: Shawn Francis Peters

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019530635X

Category: Law

Page: 262

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'When Prayer Fails' examines the web of legal and ethical questions that arise when criminal prosecutions are mounted against parents whose children die as a result of religion-based medical neglect. It explores efforts to balance judicial protections for the religious liberty of faith-healers against the rights of children.
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E. M. Bounds on Prayer

Author: E. M. Bounds

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 1598560522

Category: Religion

Page: 267

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Methodist minister and Civil War chaplain Edward McKendree Bounds (1835-1913) considered conversation with God as fundamentally vital to the Christian's life as physical breath. He devoted the last 17 years of his life to intense intercession and to penning some of the most perennially popular works about prayer. This attractive volume features the very best of his beloved writings. "God shapes the world by prayer. Prayers are deathless. The lips that uttered them may be closed in death, the heart that felt them may have ceased to beat, but the prayers live before God, and God's heart is set on them and prayers outlive the lives of those who uttered them; they outlive a generation, outlive an age, outlive a world." --from E.M. Bounds on Prayer Every Christian library needs the classics--the timeless books that have spoken powerfully to generations of believers. Hendrickson Christian Classics allow readers to build an essential classics library in affordable modern editions. Each volume is freshly retypeset for reading comfort, while thoughtful new introductions place each in historical and spiritual context. Attractive, classically bound covers look great together on the shelf. Best of all, value pricing makes this series easy to own. Planned to span the spectrum of Christian wisdom through the ages, Hendrickson Christian Classics set a new standard for quality and value.
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Purpose In Prayer

Author: E. M. McKendree. Bounds

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802488269

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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"The more praying there is in this world, the better the world will be, the mightier the forces against evil everywhere. Prayer, in one phase of its operation, is a disinfectant and a preventive. It purifies the air; it destroys the contagion of evil. Prayer is no fitful, short-lived thing. It is no voice crying unheard and unheeded in silence. It is a voice which goes into God's ear, and it lives as long as God's ear is open to holy pleas, as long as God's heart is alive to holy things." Purpose in Prayer will awaken those who have neglected prayer, encourage those who desire help in this spiritual exercise, and give significant instruction to all who read its pages.
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When Prayer Seems to Fail

Author: Michael Canion

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780615782355

Category: Religion

Page: 102

View: 3174

This is a very practical, insightful book on the subject of prayer in general and when it seems to fail in particular. This book will help the reader understand that prayer never fails, it only seems that way at times. You will learn what it means to pray and how to pray.
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Faith No More

Why People Reject Religion

Author: Phil Zuckerman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912351

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 1822

During his 2009 inaugural speech, President Obama described the United States as a nation of "Christians and Muslims, Jews and Hindus--and nonbelievers." It was the first time an American president had acknowledged the existence of this rapidly growing segment of the population in such a public forum. And yet the reasons why more and more people are turning away from religion are still poorly understood. In Faith No More, Phil Zuckerman draws on in-depth interviews with people who have left religion to find out what's really behind the process of losing one's faith. According to a 2008 study, so many Americans claim no religion (15%, up from 8% in 1990) that this category now outranks every other religious group except Catholics and Baptists. Exploring the deeper stories within such survey data, Zuckerman shows that leaving one's faith is a highly personal, complex, and drawn-out process. And he finds that, rather than the clich? of the angry, nihilistic atheist, apostates are life-affirming, courageous, highly intelligent and inquisitive, and deeply moral. Zuckerman predicts that this trend toward nonbelief will likely continue and argues that the sooner we recognize that religion is frequently and freely rejected by all sorts of men and women, the sooner our understanding of the human condition will improve. The first book of its kind, Faith No More will appeal to anyone interested in the "New Atheism" and indeed to anyone wishing to more fully understand our changing relationship to religious faith.
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Sehnsucht nach Gott

Leben als "christlicher Genießer"

Author: John Piper

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935188296

Category:

Page: 420

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A Journey into Prayer

Pioneers of Prayer in the Laboratory: Agents of Science or Satan?

Author: Bill Sweet

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450045294

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 375

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Prayer is a constant mental input into our world. Do we pray for what we need or what we want? Do we pray to heal or to hurt? Terrorists pray. Healers pray. Millions pray. Motivations for prayer are investigated by the Spindrift researchers. One discovery was that non goal-directed prayer--"Thy will be done"--produced different test results than goal-directed prayer. A Journey Into Prayer explores the struggles, triumphs, and persecutions of two spiritual healers, Bruce and John Klingbeil, who developed scientific laboratory tests to investigate the effectiveness of prayer. This father and son team added to the centuries old anecdotal evidence the modern day standard of proof demanded by science and medicine. Spindrift translated some spiritual experiences and religious language into the scientific language and experiments of our times. Spindrift isolated positive and negative effects of prayer. Spindrift ignited spiritual dynamite by asking, "What can we know about prayer scientifically?" Author Bill Sweet weaves with a rare sense of humor this Spindrift adventure and the outrage it sparked. ABOUT A JOURNEY INTO PRAYER One of the most predictable consequences of exploring the bridge between science and religion is that the simple act of questioning authority, on either side of that bridge, is guaranteed to evoke furious emotions in those who believe they already know the "truth." Bill Sweet's Journey into Prayer is the story of a father and son who courageously risked everything to explore the power of prayer, an overview of what they discovered, and a poignant reminder of the risks faced by all true pioneers. --Dean Radin, Ph.D., Senior Scientist, Institute of Noetic Sciences, Author of The Conscious Universe and Entangled Minds, interviewed in the movie What the Bleep: Down the Rabbit Hole The name Spindrift is synonymous with what at first seems an oxymoron--the scientific study of prayer. This group's ground-breaking work, which has been part of an enormous shift in consciousness, was brought forth at great personal cost--the apparent suicides of the father-son research team. Bill Sweet's meticulous account reads like a mystery--one that may never be solved. But regardless of the tragedy, the Spindrift research is an important part of the bridge between science and Spirit. May all the good these researchers have done return to them as an enduring blessing of peace. --Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., Author, Seven Paths to God and A Woman's Journey to God cofounder and former Director of the Mind-Body Clinic, Harvard Medical School This book describes the work of some original thinkers, supported by over 20 years of meticulous experimental and analytical research of ingenious design. It bears on the nature of prayer and of healing, and of powers of the human mind little appreciated by most people. Because the philosophical background and the experimental work differs from the mainstream, the research and its important implications for all of us has been largely overlooked. Bill Sweet's homely and disarming writing style presents the material in a personal way that is easily accessible to readers of all backgrounds. Read it, enjoy it, and save your judgment until you have finished and pondered it a while. --Theodore Rockwell, nuclear engineer and Author of The Rickover Effect and Creating The New World
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Gebete für die Vermissten

Author: Jennifer Clement

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518739069

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 8158

Ladydi wächst in den mexikanischen Bergen auf, in einem Dorf ohne Männer, denn die sind auf der Suche nach Arbeit über die Grenze oder längst tot. Es ist eine karge und harte Welt, eine Welt, in der verzweifelte Mütter ihre Töchter als Jungen verkleiden oder sie in Erdlöchern verstecken, sobald am Horizont die schwarzen Geländewagen der Drogenhändler auftauchen. Aber Ladydi träumt von einer richtigen Zukunft, von Freundschaft, Liebe und Wohlstand. Ein Job als Hausmädchen in Acapulco verspricht die Rettung, doch dann verwickelt ihr Cousin sie in einen Drogendeal. Und plötzlich hält sie ein Paket Heroin in den Händen, und ein gnadenloser Überlebenskampf beginnt ... Gebete für die Vermissten beschwört die unverbrüchliche Kraft der Hoffnung in einer schrecklichen Welt. In mutigen, schockierenden und bewegenden Bildern erzählt Jennifer Clement das Leben einer außergewöhnlichen jungen Heldin. »Man liest dieses Buch nicht, man verschlingt es.« DBC Pierre
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Handbook of Religion and Health

Author: Harold Koenig,Dana King,Verna B. Carson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199912718

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 1192

View: 7384

The Handbook of Religion and Health has become the seminal research text on religion, spirituality, and health, outlining a rational argument for the connection between religion and health. The Second Edition completely revises and updates the first edition. Its authors are physicians: a psychiatrist and geriatrician, a primary care physician, and a professor of nursing and specialist in mental health nursing. The Second Edition surveys the historical connections between religion and health and grapples with the distinction between the terms ''religion'' and ''spirituality'' in research and clinical practice. It reviews research on religion and mental health, as well as extensive research literature on the mind-body relationship, and develops a model to explain how religious involvement may impact physical health through the mind-body mechanisms. It also explores the direct relationships between religion and physical health, covering such topics as immune and endocrine function, heart disease, hypertension and stroke, neurological disorders, cancer, and infectious diseases; and examines the consequences of illness including chronic pain, disability, and quality of life. Finally, the Handbook reviews research methods and addresses applications to clinical practice. Theological perspectives are interwoven throughout the chapters. The Handbook is the most insightful and authoritative resource available to anyone who wants to understand the relationship between religion and health.
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Invitations to Prayer

Selections from the Writings of Eric Symes Abbott, Dean of Westminster, 1959-1974

Author: Eric Symes Abbott

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780880280983

Category: Prayer

Page: 92

View: 2684

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Praying When Prayer Doesn't Work

Finding A Way Back To The Heart Of God

Author: Jack Corbin Getz

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1450229298

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 417

Almost everyone has an opinion about what prayer is and how it ought to work. But for many, prayer produces far less than the saints say it should. While some surveys suggest that up to 90 percent of us believe in prayer enough to do it daily, that lofty statistic is tempered by the sobering claim that average believers only pray for eight to twelve minutes a week. If that's not a red warning flag that prayer has a serious public relations problem, what is? Praying When Prayer Doesn’t Work is a thoughtful— often witty—account of the author's journey to find prayer’s elusive promise for himself. A pastor for thirty years, Jack uses humor, plenty of secondary resources, scripture, real-life stories, and his own unique insights to illustrate how both routine and exceptional circumstances may be used to trigger meaningful, ongoing, and productive prayer. While challenging harmful assumptions (dogma) with unconventional observations, Getz also looks at prayer's four public relations problems, identifies the perfect environment for prayer, and examines the three critical attitudes necessary to pray with great effect. Also, the wisdom and helpful suggestions found in the useful study guide can teach sincere seeker's of the truth how to get personal with God and make praying a choice, not a chore.
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Unity

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: N.A

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The Satanic Mini Bible

Author: "Knife" Sotelo

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1434824950

Category:

Page: N.A

View: 5749

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Walker Percy

Author: Bruce L. Edwards,John F. Desmond,Brigham Young University. Center for the Study of Christian Values in Literature,Richard H. Cracroft,John Joseph Murphy,Linda Hunter Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Ethics in literature

Page: 145

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The Theosophist

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Theosophy

Page: N.A

View: 2162

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When Technology Fails

A Manual for Self-Reliance, Sustainability, and Surviving the Long Emergency, 2nd Edition

Author: Matthew Stein

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580956

Category: House & Home

Page: 493

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There’s never been a better time to “be prepared.” Matthew Stein’s comprehensive primer on sustainable living skills—from food and water to shelter and energy to first-aid and crisis-management skills—prepares you to embark on the path toward sustainability. But unlike any other book, Stein not only shows you how to live “green” in seemingly stable times, but to live in the face of potential disasters, lasting days or years, coming in the form of social upheaval, economic meltdown, or environmental catastrophe. When Technology Fails covers the gamut. You’ll learn how to start a fire and keep warm if you’ve been left temporarily homeless, as well as the basics of installing a renewable energy system for your home or business. You’ll learn how to find and sterilize water in the face of utility failure, as well as practical information for dealing with water-quality issues even when the public tap water is still flowing. You’ll learn alternative techniques for healing equally suited to an era of profit-driven malpractice as to situations of social calamity. Each chapter (a survey of the risks to the status quo; supplies and preparation for short- and long-term emergencies; emergency measures for survival; water; food; shelter; clothing; first aid, low-tech medicine, and healing; energy, heat, and power; metalworking; utensils and storage; low-tech chemistry; and engineering, machines, and materials) offers the same approach, describing skills for self-reliance in good times and bad. Fully revised and expanded—the first edition was written pre-9/11 and pre-Katrina, when few Americans took the risk of social disruption seriously—When Technology Fails ends on a positive, proactive note with a new chapter on "Making the Shift to Sustainability," which offers practical suggestions for changing our world on personal, community and global levels.
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When Morning Comes Again

Author: June Masters Bacher

Publisher: Harvest House Publishers

ISBN: 9780890816943

Category: Fiction

Page: 253

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Courtney's Christian faith sustains her as failing silver mines, fire, and the kidnapping of her baby girl threaten her family in their valley on the Washington State frontier.
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Magic Cleaning 2

Wie Wohnung und Seele aufgeräumt bleiben

Author: Marie Kondo

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 3644531013

Category: Self-Help

Page: 240

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Das TIME Magazine zählt Marie Kondo zu den 100 einflussreichsten Menschen auf der Welt! In ihrem zweiten Bestseller gibt Marie Kondo, weltweit erfolgreiche Aufräumexpertin, auf klare wie charmante Weise Ratschläge, wie unsere Wohnung aufgeräumt und die Seele im Gleichgewicht bleibt. Detaillierte und illustrierte Beispiele vom optimalen Zusammenlegen der Kleidung bis zum Ordnunghalten in der Küche zeigen uns einen Alltag inmitten von Dingen, die uns guttun. Außerdem bekommt der Leser Hinweise, was man bei Rückfällen tun kann, wie man «schlampige» Familienmitglieder motiviert und wie aus unserer Wohnung mit einfachen Mitteln eine Wohlfühloase wird. Leben mit den Dingen, die man liebt. «Marie Kondo motiviert zum Generalangriff auf das alltägliche Chaos – und macht uns zu selbstbewussten, zufriedenen, ausgeglichenen Menschen.» Für Sie
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When Gravity Fails

Author: George Effinger

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575124873

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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When Gravity Fails, the first Marid novel, is set in a high-tech near-future featuring a divided USA and USSR, a world with mind-or mood-altering drugs for any purpose; brains enhanced by electronic hardware, with plug-in memory additions and modules offering the wearer new personalities (James Bond, celebrities); bodies shaped to perfection by surgery. Marid Audran, an unmodified and fairly honest street-survivor, lives in a decadent Arab ghetto, the Budayeen, and, against his best instincts, becomes involved in a series of inexplicable murders. Some seem like routine assassinations, carried out with an old-fashioned handgun by a man wearing a plug-in James Bond persona; others, involving whores, feature prolonged torture and horrible mutilations. The problem comes to the attention of Budayeen godfather Friedlander Bey, who makes Audran an offer he can't refuse. Audran submits to electronic brain enhancement in order to track down and deal with the killer or killers.
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