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📒Traveling Mercies ✍ Anne Lamott
📝Traveling Mercies SYNOPSIS : 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.
📒Traveling Mercies ✍ John Scholte
📝Traveling Mercies SYNOPSIS : 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!
📒Traveling Mercies ✍ David Williams
📝Traveling Mercies SYNOPSIS : 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.
📒Traveling Mercies ✍ Trisha Lain Patton
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📒Travel Mercies ✍ Soo-Inn Tan
📝Travel Mercies SYNOPSIS : ‘Only those who suffer deeply and redemptively can walk the canyon floor alongside our depressions and afflictions. So this book provides good company and is a good guide through the disappointments, frustrations, and grief of our mortality. Yet the central message of this honest and indeed transparent book is that by God’s grace, in whatsoever state we’re in, there are lessons to learn that “godliness with contentment is great gain”.… When we speak from our lives personally, we share far more than we realise would ever be appreciated by others. Indeed, when I apologize “this is most intimately Me”, it turns out to be “most universally You!” I hope you will find this is true of Travel Mercies, as I have found it to be for myself. Enjoy your reading!’ —From the Foreword by Prof. James M. Houston
📒Travelling Mercies ✍ Lorna Goodison
📝Travelling Mercies SYNOPSIS : 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.
📒A Kingdom We Can Taste ✍ David A. Davis
📝A Kingdom We Can Taste SYNOPSIS : 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.
📒Prayers And Promises Of The Bible ✍ Jonathan Rogers
📝Prayers and Promises of the Bible SYNOPSIS : 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!
📒Guide For The Christian Perplexed ✍ Thomas P. Power
📝Guide for the Christian Perplexed SYNOPSIS : 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 o our knowledge of Jesus o the meaning of suffering o the function of doctrine o the understanding of Scripture o the place of other religions o the challenge of atheism o the pleasures and complications of sexuality o the nature of worship o the way to evangelize o understanding who our neighbor is locally and globally o diversities 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.
📒Keeper Of My Soul ✍ Keshia Dawn
📝Keeper of My Soul SYNOPSIS : Keithe and his wife of fifteen years, Michelle, have not had a good marriage by any stretch of the imagination. It's bad enough that she neglects him, but she's stepped out on him, bringing home STDs. At forty-one, the handsome Houston attorney needs some real love in his life, and he starts to seek it out. Except Michelle knows all too well what he's up to—and even knows things about his potential prospects he doesn't. And now all of a sudden she doesn't want to let go of him, and will smash anyone who tries to come between her and her man. But Michelle is soon left to realize that her own betrayals are much deeper than she would care to believe in this powerful story of righting wrongs and finding peace in the soul.