Listening for the Heartbeat of God

A Celtic Spirituality

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809137596

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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An overview of Celtic spirituality and its implications for us today.

The Book of Creation

The Practice of Celtic Spirituality

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd

ISBN: 9781853115394

Category: Religion

Page: 120

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For many Christians, the world equates with "worldliness" and it is to be avoided for fear of damage to their spiritual health. Celtic Christianity differs from this in that it sees in all creation the reflection of God's goodness and beauty which sin might mar, but can never destroy. This book explores the Celtic view of creation and each chapter focuses on an aspect of God revealed in creation to transform our view of created matter. J Philip Newell is a leading author in the field of Celtic spirituality including Celtic Benediction, Sounds of the Eternal, Listening for the Heartbeat of God and other popular titles. Previously Warden of Iona Abbey, and Warden of Spirituality in the Diocese of Portsmouth, he is presently based in Edinburgh and is engaged full time in writing and speaking.

The Rebirthing of God

Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings

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Author: John Philip Newell

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594735425

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Dare to imagine a new birth from deep within Christianity, a fresh stirring of the Spirit. “The walls of Western Christianity are collapsing. In many parts of the West that collapse can only be described as seismic.... There are three main responses or reactions to this collapse. The first is to deny that it is happening. The second is to frantically try to shore up the foundations of the old thing. The third, which I invite us into, is to ask what is trying to be born that requires a radical reorientation of our vision. What is the new thing that is trying to emerge from deep within us and from deep within the collective soul of Christianity?” —from the Introduction In the midst of dramatic changes in Western Christianity, internationally respected spiritual leader, peacemaker and scholar John Philip Newell offers the hope of a fresh stirring of the Spirit among us. He invites us to be part of a new holy birth of sacred living. Speaking directly to the heart of Christians—those within the well-defined bounds of Christian practice and those on the disenchanted edges—as well as to the faithful and seekers of other traditions, he explores eight major features of a new birthing of Christianity: Coming back into relationship with the Earth as sacred Reconnecting with compassion as the ground of true relationship Celebrating the Light that is at the heart of all life Reverencing the wisdom of other religious traditions Rediscovering spiritual practice as the basis for transformation Living the way of nonviolence among nations Looking to the unconscious as the wellspring of new vision Following love as the seed-force of new birth in our lives and world

Parenting by Developmental Design

You, Your Child, and God

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Author: Vivian L. Houk

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1621891372

Category: Religion

Page: 166

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In this book, Vivian Houk acknowledges that parenting is really hard work. There is no getting around that. It just is! While many books have been written about all major areas of development, she brings light to what may be the least understood and most confusing area of parenting today: the spiritual lives of their children. Parenting by Developmental Design was written for interested and engaged parents who need affirmation and want to know more about the pathway of spiritual formation for their children. For those who don't know how to begin, it offers hope and encouragement. God has given us some amazing and powerful tools, writes Houk, which are useful and effective in providing direction for those of us who suffer from the fear of failure or incompetence. We have the gift of imagination; the use of symbol, ritual, and celebration; and the tools for calming fears and healing wounds. And above all, the gift of the Holy Spirit. You are not alone or incapable. Anyone who values the stories of both the adult and child who walk with God will find this book enjoyable, engaging, and challenging.

Celtic Prayers from Iona

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809104888

Category: Religion

Page: 93

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A collection of morning and evening prayers, intended to instill discipline and shape in daily personal prayer.

Christ of the Celts

The Healing of Creation

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470283254

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Christ of the Celts "I explore the Celtic image of Christ as the Memory of what we have forgotten. He remembers the dance of the universe and the harmony that is deep within all things. He is the Memory also of who we are." --from the Prelude "Diagnosing the human soul with a longing for peace in the face of fear and fragmentation nurtured by global political forces and fundamentalisms, Newell offers the ancient traditions of Celtic Christianity as a way forward in healing humankind and the earth." --Publishers Weekly "This graceful, wise, and important book is a superb introduction to the treasures of Celtic Christianity for our time." --Marcus Borg, author, The Heart of Christianity

Each Day and Each Night

Celtic Prayers from Iona

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: Wild Goose Publications

ISBN: 9781901557695

Category: Prayers

Page: 99

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A six day cycle of prayer in the Celtic tradition, incorporating the daily themes used in Iona Abbey - justice and peace, prayer for healing, care for the earth, committment to Christ, the communion of heaven and earth and welcome and hospitality.

Celtic Christian Spirituality

Essential Writings--Annotated and Explained

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Author: Mary C. Earle,John Philip Newell

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594733023

Category: Religion

Page: 144

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The Celtic Christians beheld the world around them and perceived the divine life of God as upholding every aspect of the material universe. Their prayers and poems, their liturgies and theological interpretations give Christians a sense of faith that is confident in a merciful and infinitely creative, healing God.

The Miracle Before Your Eyes

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Author: Patrick K. McAndrew

Publisher: FriesenPress

ISBN: 146022504X

Category: Self-Help

Page: 184

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Patrick was the manager of a bustling, chaotic high-end restaurant, working himself to his wits end. One night, he served a drink to a long-time customer. That drink would change Patrick’s life path forever. Broken and seeking answers, he was guided to the lakeside on a beautiful summer day. As he sat in silence, he was led down a path of life’s deepest mysteries, which ultimately revealed the miracle right before his eyes. His path of awakening had begun. With willingness and openness, Patrick shares his mystical experiences. As he allows insights to unfold, his mind and heart open to further mystical experiences that weave through the fabric of our lives. Join him on his journey.

Crafting Infinity

Reworking Elements in Irish Culture

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Author: Rory T. Cornish,Margueritte Quintelli-Neary

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443845442

Category: Social Science

Page: 215

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Crafting Infinity is a multi-disciplinary collection of essays that investigates how aspects of traditional Irish culture have been revised, retooled, and repackaged in the interest of maintaining the integrity of Irish myth tales, artistic values, spiritual foundations, and historic icons. From perspectives on early Irish Christianity to national mythology, traditional Irish music, Irish history represented in film, literary inventiveness, and evidence of the Irish diaspora, this study examines how artists, writers, theorists, and emigrants from Ireland re-interpreted, and reshaped Irish traditions, often invoking Ireland’s relationship with other nations before it acquired independence. Because with each retelling of legend, reworking of musical styles, and recreating of historic events, there has been inventiveness and alterations, inconsistencies affirm that the continuators of Irish tradition both preserve and alter their source materials and reshape iconic figures. The end product of these endeavors is tantamount to infinity, for just as Standish O’Grady, William Butler Yeats, James Joyce, Elizabeth Bowen, Jennifer Johnston, and Edna O’Brien craft fiction or rewrite folklore, with Irish characters and themes, while borrowing from other cultural wellsprings (such as Orientalism or French design), so exporters of Irish art forms and dispositions towards musical style, nationalism, and spirituality necessarily reconfigure the original, as no tradition can remain pure indefinitely. Each facet of Irish culture takes on the quality of a Celtic knot, artistically infinite in its circular design, and indestructible in its universal presence and recognition. In Crafting Infinity, each contributor dismantles a quality of Irish history, culture, or the arts, revealing how a multiplicity of interpretations can be applied to Irish traditions.

Backpacking with the Saints

Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice

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Author: Belden C. Lane

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199394172

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the world's great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and across the American Southwest. For companions, he has only such teachers as Rumi, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen, Dag Hammarskjöld, and Thomas Merton, and as he walks, he engages their writings with the natural wonders he encounters--Bell Mountain Wilderness with Søren Kierkegaard, Moonshine Hollow with Thich Nhat Hanh--demonstrating how being alone in the wild opens a rare view onto one's interior landscape, and how the saints' writings reveal the divine in nature. The discipline of backpacking, Lane shows, is a metaphor for a spiritual journey. Just as the wilderness offered revelations to the early Desert Christians, backpacking hones crucial spiritual skills: paying attention, traveling light, practicing silence, and exercising wonder. Lane engages the practice not only with a wide range of spiritual writings--Celtic, Catholic, Protestant, Buddhist, Hindu, and Sufi Muslim--but with the fascination of other lovers of the backcountry, from John Muir and Ed Abbey to Bill Plotkin and Cheryl Strayed. In this intimate and down-to-earth narrative, backpacking is shown to be a spiritual practice that allows the discovery of God amidst the beauty and unexpected terrors of nature. Adoration, Lane suggests, is the most appropriate human response to what we cannot explain, but have nonetheless learned to love. An enchanting narrative for Christians of all denominations, Backpacking with the Saints is an inspiring exploration of how solitude, simplicity, and mindfulness are illuminated and encouraged by the discipline of backcountry wandering, and of how the wilderness itself becomes a way of knowing-an ecology of the soul.

Das Ministerium des äußersten Glücks

Roman

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Author: Arundhati Roy

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104038171

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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In ihrem lange herbeigesehnten Roman »Das Ministerium des äußersten Glücks« führt uns Arundhati Roy, Autorin des Weltbestsellers »Der Gott der kleinen Dinge«, an den unwahrscheinlichsten Ort, um das Glück zu finden. Eine Reihe ausgestoßener Helden ist hier mit ihrem Schicksal konfrontiert, aber sie finden eine Gemeinschaft, sie bilden eine Familie der besonderen Art. Auf einem Friedhof in der Altstadt von Delhi wird ein handgeknüpfter Teppich ausgerollt. Auf einem Bürgersteig taucht unverhofft ein Baby auf. In einem verschneiten Tal schreibt ein Vater einen Brief an seine dreijährige Tochter über die vielen Menschen, die zu ihrer Beerdigung kamen. In einem Zimmer im ersten Stock liest eine einsame Frau die Notizbücher ihres Geliebten. Im Jannat Guest House umarmen sich im Schlaf fest zwei Menschen, als hätten sie sich eben erst getroffen – dabei kennen sie einander schon ein Leben lang. Voller Inspiration, Gefühl und Überraschungen beweist der Roman auf jeder Seite Arundhati Roys Kunst. Erzählt mit einem Flüstern, einem Schrei, mit Freudentränen und manchmal mit einem bitteren Lachen ist dieser Roman zugleich Liebeserklärung wie Provokation: eine Hymne auf das Leben.

Finding Jesus

To Learn Abba's Worldview

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Author: David Christian

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1463405200

Category: Religion

Page: 168

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A scholar among the laity, anonymous author “David Christian”, in checking the text amongst the ordained, received positive feedback including the following: Ernie (38 years of church pastoral leadership) wrote, “Book is remarkable with more knowledge of biblical literature and history than most ministers including yours truly.” Laurie (pastor of a small local church) offered “For your fun and engaging approach – abundant praise. And know that it’s a fine book to use with small groups.” Wayne (ordained seminary professor) calls it “a thesaurus of great reading, good thinking, and delightfully provocative writing.” The goal of the book is to motivate saving the many Christian churches from themselves so that in unity the Church will motivate saving the world from itself. We don’t have a lot of time.

A New Harmony

The Spirit, the Earth, and the Human Soul

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Author: J. Philip Newell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118084533

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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A more holistic and natural way of thinking about faith In his previous book, Christ of the Celts, J. Philip Newell emphasized the Celtic view of the oneness of creation and humanity as expressed through Christ. In that poetic treatment of the wisdom of Celtic spirituality, Newell pointed the way to a more peaceful, harmonious, integrated Christianity. A New Harmony takes the next step forward in emphasizing the need to overcome divisions and find common ground and to reclaim the best of ancient Christian spirituality and a more holistic, natural way of thinking about faith. Offers a view of spirituality rooted in ancient insights that includes and extends beyond Christianity Presents the case for the need for "a new harmony" that is both mystical and relational The author J. Philip Newell is a well-known expert on Celtic Christianity and the author of the acclaimed Listening for the Heartbeat of God.

Die letzten Gerechten

Roman

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Author: Paul Hoffman

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364105866X

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Cale ist die linke Hand Gottes, der Engel des Todes. Er ist dazu bestimmt, jeden zu vernichten, der nicht des wahren Glaubens ist. Die Erlösermönche, allen voran sein ehemaliger Mentor Bosco, glauben der Prophezeiung, die besagt, dass Cale Gottes Gesandter ist. Erst wenn er seinen Auftrag vollbracht hat, wird Gott eine neue Welt erschaffen können mit den letzten gerechten Menschen dieser Welt. Aber Cale will nur ungern von seinen ehemaligen Unterdrückern für ihre Zwecke benutzt werden und lässt die Mönche erst einmal in dem Glauben, dass er für sie arbeitet. In Wirklichkeit hat er längst einen ganz anderen Plan ...

Ein unerwartetes Gespräch mit Gott

Das Erwachen der Menschheit

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Author: Neale Donald Walsch

Publisher: Trinity Verlag

ISBN: 3955502473

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 224

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Die "Gespräche mit Gott" waren ein Meilenstein in der spirituellen Literatur und begeisterten weltweit Millionen von Menschen. Eigentlich sollte der ungewöhnlichste Dialog aller Zeiten abgeschlossen sein, doch die derzeitige Situation der Welt ist so herausfordernd, dass Gott sich erneut an Neale Donald Walsch wendet. Denn die Fragen, die uns heute beschäftigen, sind dringender denn je: Wie kann sich die Menschheit weiterentwickeln, damit für jeden Einzelnen ein besseres Morgen möglich ist? Und ein weiteres Mal entspinnt sich ein unvergessliches Gespräch – voller Weisheit, Humor und Ermutigung.

Belonging to Borders

A Sojourn in the Celtic Tradition

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Author: Bonnie Thurston

Publisher: Liturgical Press

ISBN: 0814639593

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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Early Christian Worship is a straightforward, readable introduction to worship in the first four centuries of the church's existence. How did early Christians see and understand their own worship? How did this interact with early Christian beliefs? The book has been brought up-to-date and revised, with some chapters rewritten and an updated bibliography. Paul F. Bradshaw is professor of liturgy at the University of Notre Dame, and priest-vicar of Westminster Abbey and a member of the Church of England Liturgical Commission. He is the author or editor of several major books (The Search for the Origins of Christian Worship, Eucharistic Origins, Reconstructing Eely Christian Worship, The Study of Liturgy, A Companion to Common Worship, volumes 1 and 2).

Eine Frau nach dem Herzen Gottes

biblische Studien über ein gesegnetes Leben

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Author: Elizabeth George

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783935558655

Category:

Page: 222

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Gott hat für jede Frau, Ehefrau und Mutter einen exzellenten Plan, wie sie Ihn mit allen Bereichen ihres Leben verherrlichen und eine "Frau nach dem Herzen Gottes" werden kann. Elizabeth George vermittelt in liebevollem und verständnisvollen Stil ihre biblischen und praktischen Einsichten, wie eine Frau zur Ehre Gottes leben kann: in ihrer persönlichen Beziehung zum Herrn, im Alltag mit ihrem Ehemann und ihren Kindern, mit ihrer Aufgabe als Hausfrau und mit ihrem Dienst in der Gemeinde. Dieses Buch mit Studienleitfaden eignet sich hervorragend zum Studium allein, in einer Zweierschaft oder auch im Frauenkreis. Elizabeth George ist in den USA eine bekannte Autorin zahlreicher Bücher, seit 35 Jahren mit ihrem Ehemann Jim verheiratet, Mutter von zwei Kindern und Großmutter dreier Enkel. U.a. diente sie über 20 Jahre als Mitarbeiterin im Frauenprogramm der Grace Community Church, Kalifornien, wo auch der bekannte Prediger John MacArthur lehrt.

Die linke Hand Gottes

Roman

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Author: Paul Hoffman

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641046289

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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„Die linke Hand Gottes“ ist der Anfang von etwas Großem. Es ist eines dieser seltenen Bücher, die jeden begeistern. Sie nennen ihn Cale. Er ist der Engel des Todes. Seine Geschichte beginnt in einer Festung der Angst und Unterdrückung. Wo sie endet, weiß nur er ... Das heilige Kloster des Erlöserordens ist ein trostloser Ort, an dem Hoffnung und Freude unbekannt sind. Wer hierhergebracht wird, für den hat das Leben ein Ende. Die jungen Novizen, die diesen höllischen Ort betreten, müssen das schreckenerregende Regime der Mönche ertragen. Gewalt und Grausamkeit stehen an erster Stelle. Thomas Cale ist einer dieser unglückseligen Klosterschüler. Er ist vielleicht vierzehn oder fünfzehn Jahre alt, da ist er sich nicht sicher. Niemand kann es ihm genau sagen. Schon lange hat er seinen richtigen Namen vergessen. Jetzt nennen sie ihn Cale. Er kann sich an sein früheres Leben nicht wirklich erinnern, und er weiß nicht, was ihn noch alles erwarten wird, aber eines weiß er: Niemals werden sie ihn unterkriegen. Seine Zeit wird kommen, und dann wird er sich rächen ...