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Reclaiming Spirituality

Author : Diarmuid O'Murchu
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This is a challenging and provocative but, above all, reassuring book for those who are seeking spritual meaning today.

Reclaiming the Spirituality of Birth

Author : Benig Mauger
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A therapist and childbirth educator shows expectant mothers how to reconnect with the natural and spiritual worlds to make the birth experience unique and to build a spiritual connection with their children.

Reclaiming the Body in Christian Spirituality

Author : Thomas Ryan
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This small, spirited book, a collection of reflections contributed primarily by the participants of a retreat and edited by its sponsor, an authority on spirituality, examines the role of the human body in the Christian spiritual life. It asks us to recover a conviction of the goodness of our bodies and how God created us so that we can reclaim a positive, healthy attitude toward our individual bodies, toward the social body, the community around us, including the Church, the "earthbody," the body of the natural world, and become spiritually whole. Fr. Thomas Ryan, as editor and contributor, leads with an introduction, reflections on the positive aspects of the human body, and the modalities of body expression in the Christian and non-Christian-Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Eastern Orthodox-traditions: meditation, prayer, yoga, exercise and rest, sex, fasting and feasting, silence and solitude, and acts of corporal mercy. He is followed by James Wiseman, James Dickerson, Casey Rock, and James Hall with a,short overview of historical Christian attitudes toward the body, the benefits of yoga and Kripalu philosophy for Christians, and the ways of integrating personal spiritual practices with political, social, and environmental justice, through mission groups, Manna Inc., L'Arche, and wilderness groups. Devotees as well as newcomers to health, fitness, especially yoga, nature, and spirituality rooted in the body, are sure to be receptive of its positive message.

Reclaiming Judaism as a Spiritual Practice

Author : Goldie Milgram
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A fresh and delightful quest to rediscover spiritual meaning for life, focusing on Jewish holy days and Shabbat. Grounded in a context of religious pluralism with careful attention to tradition and cutting-edge developments across the spectrum of Judaism.

Reclaiming the Spiritual in Art

Author : Dawn Perlmutter
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Examines the role of the sacred in art and makes a compelling case for its continued contemporary relevance.

Religion as Art Form

Author : Carl L. Jech
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If you find books such as Richard Dawkins' The God Delusion compelling but your faith heritage is also important to you, this book shows how you can affirm both. Taking a cue from Marcus Borg's contention that "scriptural literalism" is for many people a major impediment to authentic spirituality, Carl Jech describes how all religion can and should be much more explicit about its symbolic, metaphorical, and artistic nature. With a particular focus on mortality and the relationship of humans to eternity, the book affirms a postmodern understanding of "God" as ultimate eternal Mystery and of spirituality as an artistic, (w)holistic, visionary, and creative process of becoming at home in the universe as it really is with all its joys and sorrows. Religion as Art Form is a must-read for those who think of themselves as spiritual but not religious.

Reclaiming Spirituality

Author : Diarmuid Ó Murchú
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The spiritual story of humanity is at least 70,000 years old, while the formal religions have existed for only 4,500 years. This book sets out to retrieve the long lost subverted tradition of spirituality and re-establish its primary significance in the human search for meaning and purpose in life.

Sacred Inception

Author : Marianne Delaporte
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This interdisciplinary book examines the shifting meaning of spirituality and birth practices in the modern world in the context of biomedical advances as well as colonial incursions. It indicates that spirituality in the birth place has managed to reemerge in many parts of the world.

Reclaiming the Connections

Author : Kathleen Fischer
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Reclaiming Surrendered Ground

Author : Jim Logan
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Equip your family for spiritual warfare. Few families are aware of the Devil's attacks. Fewer know how to withstand them. Is yours ready? Jim Logan used to think spiritual warfare was a radical idea. That was before he realized just how real it was, especially in the lives of families. Moved by this discovery, in a ten-year span he read over 400 books on spiritual warfare and counseled hundreds of families under satanic attack, soon emerging as a spiritual warfare expert. Reclaiming Surrendered Ground represents the insights gained in those years of study and ministry, and it contains the principles he turned to repeatedly in counseling families. Logan will help you and your family: Become alert to the enemy and his tactics Discover your areas of vulnerability Live freely in Christs victory Dont let the enemy gain ground in your family. Read Reclaiming Surrendered Ground and be equipped for battle.

Reclaiming Spirituality

Author : Diarmuid O. Murchú
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Reclaiming Goodness

Author : Hanan A. Alexander
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Reclaiming Goodness: Education and the Spiritual Quest begins with the premise that sound models for achieving both spiritual fulfillment and the "good life" are lacking in contemporary culture. Arguing that contemporary education is responsible for having abandoned spirituality and the cultivation of goodness in people, Hanan A. Alexander advances a definition of spirituality which acknowledges an integral connection to education. Reclaiming Goodness charts a way to reintegrate ethical and spiritual values with the values of critical thought and reason. Written in accessible and non-technical prose, it will be of interest to professional educators as well as to a wider audience.

Reclaiming Goodness

Author : Hanan A. Alexander
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Reclaiming Goodness: Education and the Spiritual Quest begins with the premise that sound models for achieving both spiritual fulfillment and the good life are lacking in contemporary culture. Arguing that contemporary education is responsible for having abandoned spirituality and the cultivation of goodness in people, Hanan A. Alexander advances a definition of spirituality which acknowledges an integral connection to education. For Alexander, spirituality requires that we seek to discover our best selves in learning communities devoted to a higher good. He explores how spirituality provides an orientation toward a meaningful life and how, in our pursuit of that goal, it gives us a vision of the good life. For Alexander, this renewed vision of spirituality is necessary to provide the ethical framework so many of us seek; to achieve such a state of spiritual health, he proposes reenergizing liberal education. In their extreme responses to the spiritual crisis, both relativists and fundamentalists have misused education as a method for promoting narrow ideological goals and producing individuals ill-equipped to act autonomously. Taking a cue from the golden mean of Aristotle and

Reclaiming Theodicy

Author : M. Stoeber
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In Reclaiming Theodicy , Michael Stoeber explores various themes of theodicy - theology that defends God in the face of evil - by creatively developing a distinction between transformative and destructive suffering. Emphasising the importance of human compassion and illustrating various spiritual experiences of God that are healing, the book proposes a narrative of life within which one might understand suffering in relation to a personal God of ultimate power and love, and suggests basic principles toward developing a politics of compassion.

Laugh Your Way to Grace

Author : Susan Sparks
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Laughter was honored by the ancients as a spiritual healing tool and celebrated by the world's great religions. So why aren't we laughing along the spiritual path today? What would happen if we did? In this personal and funny look at humor as a spiritual practice, Rev. Susan Sparks---an ex-lawyer turned comedian and Baptist minister---presents a convincing case that the power of humor radiates far beyond punch lines. Whatever your faith tradition---or if you have none at all---join this veteran of the punch line and the pulpit in reclaiming the forgotten humor legacy found in thousands of years of human spiritual history. "Like music, laughter is a universal language. And Susan Sparks speaks this language like no other. [This book] weaves humor and the sacred into one beautiful work of art. If you want to blast some fresh air into your spiritual life, then by all means read this book!"---Naomi Judd, multi-platinum country music artist; actress; author, Naomi's Guide to Aging Gratefully and other books "Thank God for Susan Sparks! By immersing ourselves in her honest insights. warm encouragement, and hysterical stories. we're able to shatter the crust around our hearts that has kept us from fully experiencing the grace of life as God intended."---Peter Wallace, host and producer, Day 1; author, Living Loved: Knowing Jesus as the Lover of Your Soul "Pure joy, Lively and lighthearted examples illustrate the connection between guffawing and God. A must-read if you want to laugh, learn, and lighten up your journey on your spiritual path."---Allen Klein, author, The Courage to Laugh and The Healing Power of Humor "The definitive book about how humor and laughter have everything to do with God. You will laugh out loud, and then it will move you to quiet contemplation and awe. It has done more for me than most of the theology books I've been forced to plow through. I'm still smiling...and contemplating."---Edward L. Beck, CP, author, God Underneath: Spiritual Memoirs of a Catholic Priest; ABC News religion contributor

Come Home

Author : Chris Glaser
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A vision of faith, hope, and affirmation that invites gay man and lesbians to come home to their spirituality through Christian faith and community.

Coming In

Author : Urs Mattmann
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The author explores a mystic Christian spirituality and describes numerous practical steps that gay men and women can take in order to connect with and express their innate spiritual nature.

Healing the Soul of America

Author : Marianne Williamson
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Examining a host of social and economic injustices from a spiritual perspective, the author of A Return to Love offers her perspective on how to change America from a greed-obsessed nation to one that respects the rights and dignity of all human beings. Reprint.

Asian Christian Spirituality

Author : Virginia Fabella
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Asia is the birthplace of many great religions and spiritualities--spiritualities that draw wealth and meaning from the ancient past yet still address contemporary reality. Asian Christian Spirituality explores popular religious traditions in Korea, Hong Kong, Indonesia, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, and India, emphasizing how these traditions foster a liberative Christian spirituality. From the commercial bustle of Seoul and Hong Kong to the forests of Indonesia and the Philippines, culture and context are the two most important factors in searching for a liberating spirituality. As Samuel Rayan points out, Asian spirituality can be mined not only from traditional sources (such as shamanism, animism, and folk Catholicism) but also from the stories of women, peasants, and other victims of oppression and domination. Christianity in Asia must concern itself with the economic and political conditions that dehumanize people, and must create new patterns of relationships that make life worth living. Asian Christian Spirituality shows how a spirituality faithful to a common Christian heritage, simultaneously rooted in particular cultures and traditions, can animate Christianity in Asia, and help Asian Christians address contemporary problems.

Reclaiming an Ancient Heritage

Author : Rev Gwenyth R. Masters Macc
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If history is what legitimizes Christian traditions, then Celtic Christian Spirituality has much to contribute to today's world. Reclaiming this ancient wisdom provides possibilities to enrich and challenge our lives regardless of time and place differences. Can you imagine a law being developed to protect the innocents in times of warfare, and signed by all the nations' leaders? Is it possible to live without jails, choosing instead to have transforming justice leading to reconciliation and healthy community life? Is wrongdoing an evil to be punished or a weakness which could be healed? Do Celtic saints have anything to offer us that might enrich our lives if we reclaim this ancient heritage? Was Pelagius a fearsome heretic or a great Celtic theologian? Is the hospitality being showed around the world today to strangers in shocking grief situations with offerings of flowers and prayers a continuation or retrieval of the Celtic understanding of hospitality? Is it conceivable that the diversity offered through reclaiming our ancient heritage has simply been long forgotten - or has it been deliberately cast aside? This book discusses the ways the ancient Celts provided a beacon of light celebrating the sacredness of all creation and of their ordinary everyday living during the so-called European 'Dark Ages', bequeathing a heritage which we can reconstruct today. Reclaiming our Ancient Heritage investigates all these themes - and much more.