The World, the Flesh, and Father Smith


Author: Bruce Marshall

Publisher: Library of the Christian Spiri

ISBN: 9781941457092

Category: Religion

Page: 230

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This is the story of Father Smith, priest in a Scottish city.

Girl in May


Author: Bruce Marshall

Publisher: N.A


Category: Love stories

Page: 239

View: 883

Love story about the daughter of a Scottish Episcopal canon and a young student who goes on to become a Catholic and a bishop.

Sex and the Supremacy of Christ


Author: John Piper,Justin Taylor

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 1433517906

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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The Bible has a way of shocking us. If Americans could still blush, we might blush at the words, "Rejoice in the wife of your youth, a lovely deer, a graceful doe. Let her breasts fill you at all times with delight; be intoxicated always in her love" (Proverbs 5:18-19). But, of course, sin always tries to trash God's gifts. So we can't just celebrate sex for what God made it to be; we have to fight what sin turned it into. The contributors to this unique volume encourage you to do both: celebrate and struggle. This book has something for all-men and women, married and single-from contributors like John Piper, C. J. and Carolyn Mahaney, Mark Dever, Al Mohler, Carolyn McCulley, and others.

Great Catholic Writings

Thought, Literature, Spirituality, Social Action


Author: James Donald Childs

Publisher: Saint Mary's Press

ISBN: 0884898873

Category: Religion

Page: 258

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Includes an introduction for each writing, suggested grade levels, related themes, review questions and answers, suggested activities, and discussion ideas.

Understanding the Culture

A Survey of Social Engagement


Author: Jeff Myers

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434711080

Category: Religion

Page: 576

View: 5505

Addressing issues such as gender identity, abortion, technology, and poverty, Dr. Myers challenges readers to ask: How can an authentic Christian worldview provide a compassionate, effective witness in culture today? Dr. Myers first shows readers what they can learn from Christian history—and why today’s issues might not be as new as they seem. Then he takes them through the significant topics that affect them every day, offering biblical ideas for conversing with others in an increasingly hostile culture. This capstone book to a groundbreaking worldview trilogy equips readers to apply a bold Christian witness to their relationships with loved ones, neighbors, and colleagues.

The Secret Battle of Ideas about God

Overcoming the Outbreak of Five Fatal Worldviews


Author: Jeff Myers

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 0781414121

Category: Religion

Page: 224

View: 748

A virus has been spreading across America. Chances are you’ve already been infected without even realizing it. The virus is made up of dangerous ideas—worldviews that don’t reflect Jesus and biblical living. According to a recent Barna study, less than one in five practicing Christians have a biblical worldview. Idea viruses—stemming from secularism, Marxism, postmodernism, new spirituality, and Islam—are rampant in our churches today. But don’t give up—there is hope! The Secret Battle of Ideas about God is a manual for winning the battle of ideas that is raging for our hearts and minds. Join Jeff Myers on a fascinating journey exploring today’s worldviews and what they say about life’s biggest questions. What he discovers will astound you; strengthen your faith; and inspire a newfound sense of love, healing, purpose, peace, and hope in your life.

Understanding Pastoral Counseling


Author: Elizabeth A. Maynard, PhD,Jill L. Snodgrass, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826130062

Category: Psychology

Page: 280

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What are the roles, functions, and identities of pastoral counselors today? What paradigms shape their understanding of the needs of others? How can pastoral counselors serve the needs of diverse individuals in both religious and secular environments? This foundational text reflects the continued and unfolding work of pastoral counseling in both clinical and traditional ministry settings. It addresses key issues in the history, current practices, and future directions of pastoral counseling and its place among allied helping professions. Written to incorporate current changes in the roles of pastoral counselors and models of training beyond the traditional seminary, the book builds on themes of pastoral counseling as a distinct way of being in the world, understanding client concerns and experiences, and intervening to promote the health and growth of clients. The text provides a foundational overview of the roles and functions of the modern pastoral counselor. It discusses spiritual perspectives on the issues that bring individuals to seek counseling and integrates them with the perspectives of allied mental health professions. The tools and methods pastoral counselors can employ for spiritual assessment are presented, and the book describes common spiritual and theological themes—both implicit and explicit—that arise in pastoral counseling. Included are chapters examining Christian, Jewish, Islamic, Native American, and Buddhist approaches to counseling as well as counseling individuals with diverse sexual identities. The book reflects the increasing need for pastoral counselors to serve effectively in a multicultural society, including service to individuals who are not affiliated with a specific religious denomination. The book also considers the emerging realities of distance counseling and integrated health care systems as current issues in the field. KEY FEATURES: Presents a contemporary approach to how pastoral counselors function as mental health professionals and spiritual leaders Serves as a state-of-the-art foundational text for pastoral counseling education Describes assessments and interventions that are shared with allied mental health professionals and those that are unique to pastoral counseling Provides an ecumenical and interfaith approach for a multicultural society, including individuals with diverse sexual identities Addresses counseling with individuals who do not affiliate with a specific faith tradition Includes Instructor's Guide and online Student Resources to enhance teaching and learning



Author: Eileen Jeanette Lyttle Garrett

Publisher: N.A



Page: N.A

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Cumulative Paperback Index, 1939-1959

A Comprehensive Bibliographic Guide to 14,000 Mass-Market Paperback Books of 33 Publishers Issued Under 69 Imprints


Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0893700223

Category: Reference

Page: 362

View: 7619

This was the first bibliography and guide to the American mass market paperback book, and it remains one of the most definitive. The major index is by author, and lists: author, title, publisher, book number, year of publication, and cover price. The title index lists titles and authors only. The publisher index provides a history of that imprint, with addresses, number ranges, and general physical description of the books issued. This is the place that all study of the American paperback must begin.

The Sound and the Fury

An Authoritative Text, Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism


Author: William Faulkner,David L. Minter

Publisher: Nora Roberts


Category: Fiction

Page: 446

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"Backgrounds" begins with the appendix Faulkner wrote in 1945 and sometimes referred to as another telling of The Sound and the Fury and includes a selection of Faulkner's letters, excerpts from two Faulkner interviews, a memoir by Faulknerís friend Ben Wasson, and both versions of Faulkner's 1933 introduction to the novel. "Cultural and Historical Contexts" presents four different perspectives on the place of the American South in history. Taken together, these works—by C. Vann Woodward, Richard H. King, Carolyn Porter, and Robert Penn Warren—provide the reader with valuable contexts for understanding the novel. "Criticism" includes seventeen essays on The Sound and the Fury that collectively trace changes in the way we have viewed this novel over the last four decades. The critics are Jean-Paul Sartre, Irving Howe, Ralph Ellison, Olga W. Vickery, Cleanth Brooks, Michael Millgate, John T. Irwin, Myra Jehlen, Donald M. Kartiganer, David Minter, Warwick Wadlington, John T. Matthews, Thadious M. Davis, Wesley Morris and Barbara Alverson Morris, Minrose C. Gwin, André Bleikasten, and Philip M. Weinstein. A revised Selected Bibliography is also included.

Crocodile Soup


Author: Julia Darling

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780141015163

Category: Domestic fiction

Page: 272

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Gert Hardcastle is thirty-something and unlucky in love. But now she thinks she s found the one in enigmatic Eva, who works in the museum cafeteria where Gert catalogues Egyptian relics. Hoping to lay the ghosts of her own past to rest, Gert is trying to understand her difficult childhood: her relationship with her obsessive twin, Frank; her father who vanished to Africa to run a crocodile farm; and her vain, neglectful mother who still sends her begging letters. Can Gert somehow come to terms with her traumatic upbringing and make a new life with Eva? Or will she once again be unlucky?

Conscience Before Conformity

Hans and Sophie Scholl and the White Rose Resistance in Nazi Germany


Author: Paul Shrimpton

Publisher: Gracewing

ISBN: 9780852448434


Page: 328

View: 5727

This is the story of the students at Munich University who distributed leaflets condemning Nazism and urging non-violent resistance. Hans and Sophie Scholl, the leaders of the White Rose resistance, were caught and executed; they were influenced by Christian writers such as St Augustine and Newman.