The Courage to Be Protestant

Truth-lovers, Marketers, and Emergents in the Postmodern World

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Author: David F. Wells

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802840078

Category: Religion

Page: 253

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“It takes no courage to sign up as a Protestant.” These words open this bold new text - the summa of David Wells's critique of the evangelical landscape -- leaving no doubt that Wells is issuing a challenge to the modern church. This book is a broadside against “new” versions of evangelicalism as well as a call to return to the historic faith, one defined by Reformation solas (grace, faith, and scripture alone), and to a reverence for doctrine. Wells argues that the historic, classical evangelicalism is one marked by doctrinal seriousness, as opposed to the new movements of the marketing church and the emergent church. He energetically confronts the marketing communities and what he terms their “sermons-from-a-barstool and parking lots and après-worship Starbucks stands.” He also takes issue with the most popular evangelical movement in recent years -- the emergent church. Emergents are postmodern and postconservative and postfoundational, embracing a less absolute, understanding of the authority of Scripture than Wells maintains is required. The Courage to be Protestant is a dynamic argument for the courage to be faithful to what biblical Christianity has always stood for, thereby securing hope for the church's future.

The Courage to Be Yourself

True Stories by Teens About Cliques, Conflicts, and Overcoming Peer Pressure

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Author: Al Desetta,Educators for Social Responsibility

Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing

ISBN: 9781575428543

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 160

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Cassandra is hassled by her friends for sitting with the “wrong” kids at lunch. Jennifer gets harassed because she’s overweight. Dwan’s own family taunts her for not being “black enough.” Yen is teased for being Chinese; Jamel for not smoking marijuana. Yet all find the strength to face their conflicts and the courage to be themselves. In 26 first-person stories, real teens write about their lives with searing honesty. They will inspire young readers to reflect on their own lives, work through their problems, and learn who they really are.

The Courage to Be Free

Discover Your Original Fearless Self

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Author: Guy Finley

Publisher: Weiser Books

ISBN: 9781609251666

Category: Self-Help

Page: 128

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We were not born with the persistent negative, self-doubting, self-limiting thoughts and feelings most of us carry around. Those limitations are not part of our “original equipment.” In the words of bestselling author and beloved teacher Guy Finley, “When you realize no else on this earth can be like you... that no other soul may know the beauty, sorrow, light and darkness you alone are given to see, then you will no longer want to be like anyone else on this earth. You will, at last, be the fearless individual your heart of hearts has called you to be.” There is a world of wisdom in this small gem of a book. Guy Finley is a master at opening our eyes, ears, and hearts to the plain and simple truths of this life. We are not our sense of inadequacy, our compulsions, our defeated thoughts and feelings. We can choose the fearless path because we were, in fact, born fearless.

The Courage to Be Present

Buddhism, Psychotherapy, and the Awakening of Natural Wisdom

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Author: Karen Kissel Wegela

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 9780834827318

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

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The quality of presence a psychotherapist or counselor brings to the therapeutic relationship makes all the difference in effective treatment. With this application of Buddhist practice to psychotherapy, Karen Kissel Wegela offers mental health professionals a new perspective on bringing compassion, patience, generosity, and equanimity to their work with clients. She also shows how counselors can apply this wisdom in their own lives, and how they can help their clients to cultivate these qualities in themselves.

The Courage to Be Jewish and the Wife of an Arab Sheik

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Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595187900

Category: Fiction

Page: 407

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What's a nice Brooklyn Jewish girl novelist with a fiddle doing married to an Arab Sheik dressed like a Queen of Egypt in the deserts? Playing the G-string. Comparing Mizrahi music to Klezmer and Taksim to Magham Seekah. Poetry found its mood here. At dawn I rose on October 25, 1963 to see the salmon slit that ripped the East. My eyes were weary, but the day had to begin. Above, a jet cracked the sky, leaving a feathery trail of scattering wisps of smoke. These clouds soon parted. And by the time the sun melted into the hot winds and its streams radiated to push the thermometer up to 120 degrees, I had packed and unfolded the first flaps of tent to start the new day. Between ethnomusicology, anthropology, and creative writing research, I had my hands full and two toddlers riding camelback.

The Courage to Think for Yourself

The Search for Truth and the Meaning of Human Life

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Author: Leszek Figurski

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0761859012

Category: Philosophy

Page: 106

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This book was written with the purpose of revealing the duty of each individual to search for truth and the meaning of existence. Thinking requires determination and endurance. It is not easy. Above all, passion for truth is necessary for every honest seeker.

The Courage to Stand Alone

Conversations with U. G. Krishnamurti

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Author: Ellen J. Chrystal

Publisher: Smriti Books

ISBN: 9788187967064

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 126

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Aims to show that there is some purity about UG, some way in which he captures a kind of longing that we all seem to have for a wise human being. This book also seeks to show that no one in the history of the world has had the courage to blast authority the way he has, and yet no one has stared at one's own insignificance as boldly in the eye.

The Courage to Write

How Writers Transcend Fear

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Author: Ralph Keyes

Publisher: Holt Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466828099

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

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The Courage to Write is an invaluable book and essential reading for anyone who wishes to learn how to write well. Katherine Anne Porter called courage "the first essential" for a writer. "I have to talk myself into bravery with every sentence," agreed Cynthia Ozick, "sometimes every syllable." E. B. White said he admired anyone who "has the guts to write anything at all."An author who has taught writing for more than thirty years, In The Courage to Write, Ralph Keyes, an author who has taught writing for more than thirty years, assures us that anxiety is felt by writers at every level, especially when they dare to do their best. He describes the sequence of "courage points" through which all writers must pass, from the challenge of identifying a worthwhile project to the mixture of pride and panic they feel when examining a newly published book or article. Keyes also offers specifics on how to root out dread of public "performance" and of the judgment of family and friends, make the best use of writers' workshops and conferences, and handle criticism of works in progress. Throughout, he includes the comments of many accomplished writers -- Pat Conroy, Amy Tan, Rita Dove, Isabel Allende, and others -- on how they transcended their own fears to produce great works.

A Work to Be Done

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Author: Alger E. Pitts

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450052979

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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A Kind of Courage

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Author: Colleen Heffernan

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 1554694906

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 160

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Everything changes when Hattie Tamblyn's much-adored older brother, Will, enlists in the Canadian army in 1916 and is sent to fight in France. Hattie lives for Will's letters from the front, but her mother retreats into depression, her younger brother, Johnny, becomes violent and her father despairs of running the family farm without Will's help. Tension mounts when Hattie's father hires a young conscientious objector to work on the farm. Although his wealthy Toronto family is mystified and disgusted by his decision not to fight, David Ross's friendship with an elderly German musician has led him to question the narrow notion of patriotism that has overtaken the country. His appearance at the Tamblyn farm enrages Hattie and Johnny, who, like most of their neighbors, believe all "conchies" are cowards. As more and more of her childhood friends are maimed and killed overseas, Hattie fears for Will's safety. But when her own safety is threatened, it is David who protects her, putting himself squarely in harm's way. In a world gripped by prejudice, fear and hatred, David and Hattie discover that there are many kinds of courage and that real power lies in forgiveness and redemption.