The Chocolate-Covered Umbrella

The Chocolate-Covered Umbrella

Author: Tilda Norberg

Publisher: Upper Room Books

ISBN: 9781935205029

Category: Religion

Page: 159

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A simple fun holistic and non-analytical way to let dreams speak. Dreams are a nightly school that challenges us to grow emotionally and spiritually. This book will lead readers to a new way of growing, of praying, of spiritual discovery. Dreams are a nightly school challenging us to grow emotionally and spiritually. Find a new way of growing, of praying, of spiritual discovery. This process isn't therapy but a way to explore our own dreams and open us to the Holy One in a new way. The Chocolate-Covered Umbrella contains personal examples and stories, and features step-by-step instructions on how to decode your dreams.

Jesus, Deliver Us

Jesus, Deliver Us

Author: Willard M. Swartley

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532654039

Category: Religion

Page: 426

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"Deliver us from (the) evil (one)" is the heart's cry from the Lord's Prayer. Evil wears many faces in our modern world. This book connects the Lord's Prayer to troubles of our times, be it attacks from Satan, the wars around the world, the scourge of racism, or the mass shootings of our time. The subtitle of the book identifies the scope. This book blends both deliverance from demonic bondage and witness to the powers in relation to political policies and government. While the book aims to be a biblical theology on these topics, it seeks also to address the praxis: how these evils are confronted through healing-deliverance ministries and what people of God say and do in witness to the powers. The two streams of response to evil are really one as a faithful response to the saving work of the Lord God Almighty through Jesus Christ's victory over Satan, sin, evil, and death. "Love your enemy" confronts evil with power to transform!

Dark Splendor

Dark Splendor

Author: Robert P. Vande Kappelle

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781498230766

Category: Religion

Page: 170

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Mistakes, disappointments, suffering, and heartbreak can prevent us from growing physically, emotionally, even spiritually, or they can propel us to a new way of life. Building on the contributions of therapists, holistic healers, and spiritual mentors such as Richard Rohr, James Hollis, Elizabeth Lesser, Bill Plotkin, Ken Wilber, and Thich Nhat Hanh, Dark Splendor takes us on a journey into "depth" spirituality, exploring the two halves of life, noting how the perspectives and experiences of the first half of life either leave us frozen emotionally and spiritually, or serve as stepping stones to the vibrant maturity called "the second half of life." This "further journey" is not chronological, nor does one magically stumble upon it at midlife or in times of crisis, though these often serve as catalysts. The second journey is largely unknown today, even by people we consider deeply religious, since most individuals and institutions remain stymied in the preoccupations of the first half of life, establishing identity, creating boundary markers, and seeking security. The first-half-of-life task, while essential, is not the full journey. Furthermore, one cannot walk the second journey with first-journey tools. One needs a new toolkit. Dark Splendor provides the transformational tools that help transport us to the mystery and beauty of the second half of life. The world is more magical, less predictable, more autonomous, less controllable, more varied, less simple, more infinite, less knowable, more wonderfully troubling then we could have imagined being able to tolerate when we were young. --James Hollis God comes to you disguised as your life. --Paula D'Arcy

A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God

A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God

Author: Norman Shawchuck

Publisher: Upper Room Books

ISBN: 9780835812269

Category: Religion

Page: 448

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This book, the fourth in The Upper Room’s bestselling “Guide to Prayer” series, offers a simple pattern of daily prayer built around weekly themes and organized by the Christian church year. Each week follows this pattern: Affirmation Psalm Psalm Prayer Daily Scripture Readings Silence Daily Reading Reflection (Silent or Written) Prayers Offering of Self to God Blessing The daily readings are drawn from the history of Christian spirituality and feature such writers as Francis of Assisi, Teresa of Avila, Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Henri J. M. Nouwen, Sue Monk Kidd, Douglas Steere, Jan Richardson, Trevor Hudson, Wendy M. Wright, and many others. Beautifully bound in a leather-like cover, A Guide to Prayer for All Who Walk with God makes a perfect gift and a reliable companion for anyone seeking to deepen a steady life of prayer.

Life in Deep Time

Life in Deep Time

Author: J. William Schopf

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780429762888

Category: Science

Page: 230

View: 808

When Darwin wrote his Origin of Species, one of his main concerns was with the perceived shortness of the fossil record of life. Until the work of J. William Schopf and his colleagues, much of this history was thought to be unknowable. This book, through a memoire of Schopf’s personal recollections, documents astonishing discoveries revealing the first 85% of the history of life. These earliest periods of life on Earth emerge as a tale of individual and internationally collaborative exploration told by a scholar whose 60 years of research contributed to the recognition of the richness and diversity which forms the foundation of today’s biodiversity. Key Features Documents, through personal narrative, a paradigm shift is the study of the earliest life Summarizes a fossil record largely unknown until relatively recently Addresses one of Darwin's most troubling concerns about his theory of natural selection Predicts future developments in the study of first life

Cradle of Life

Cradle of Life

Author: J. William Schopf

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691237572

Category: Science

Page: 507

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One of the greatest mysteries in reconstructing the history of life on Earth has been the apparent absence of fossils dating back more than 550 million years. We have long known that fossils of sophisticated marine life-forms existed at the dawn of the Cambrian Period, but until recently scientists had found no traces of Precambrian fossils. The quest to find such traces began in earnest in the mid-1960s and culminated in one dramatic moment in 1993 when William Schopf identified fossilized microorganisms three and a half billion years old. This startling find opened up a vast period of time--some eighty-five percent of Earth's history--to new research and new ideas about life's beginnings. In this book, William Schopf, a pioneer of modern paleobiology, tells for the first time the exciting and fascinating story of the origins and earliest evolution of life and how that story has been unearthed. Gracefully blending his personal story of discovery with the basics needed to understand the astonishing science he describes, Schopf has produced an introduction to paleobiology for the interested reader as well as a primer for beginning students in the field. He considers such questions as how did primitive bacteria, pond scum, evolve into the complex life-forms found at the beginning of the Cambrian Period? How do scientists identify ancient microbes and what do these tiny creatures tell us about the environment of the early Earth? (And, in a related chapter, Schopf discusses his role in the controversy that swirls around recent claims of fossils in the famed meteorite from Mars.) Like all great teachers, Schopf teaches the non-specialist enough about his subject along the way that we can easily follow his descriptions of the geology, biology, and chemistry behind these discoveries. Anyone interested in the intriguing questions of the origins of life on Earth and how those origins have been discovered will find this story the best place to start.

Captain Cat and the Umbrella Kid

Captain Cat and the Umbrella Kid

Author: Paul Shaw

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781499004144

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

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BOLT FROM THE BLUE: This is it! Captain Cat and the Umbrella Kid’s most Cataclysmic Caper yet!! The Sinister Snowman escapes from Hammerstein Prison*but that’s only the beginning. The giant washing-machine of Maxburg is the first of the world’s great monuments to be vaporised by an energy beam from space. Who is the Menacing Mastermind behind this outrage? Could it be international crime syndicate FFANG? To solve the mystery, the Tremendous Two will have to travel to Egypt to prevent the Sphinx from being zapped, break into a maximum security girls’ school, don disguises to check into a gangster-packed hotel and, finally, come face to face with their most Fiendish Foe yet * the diabolical Big Boss of FFANG! DAY OF THE DINOSAURS: Monumental Studios want Captain Cat!! * to star in their latest movie extravaganza about rampaging dinosaurs. The Umbrella Kid is keen*until he discovers his part is to be played by obnoxious child star Tom Timm. But Captain Cat has no time for such frivolities. The prized teddy bear belonging to Theodore Thursday, the Brekkie-Bikks billionaire, has been kidnapped by the terrible, terrible Toymaker! And that’s not all. Pterodactyls are attacking Aunt Titania’s washing-line, plesiosaurs are cavorting in park ponds, and Tyrannosaurs are striding down free-ways! Monumental Studio’s life-sized robot dinosaurs are out of control. A mechanical fault? Or can the Toymaker be playing a duplicitous double-game? Whatever the reason, the Day of the Dinosaurs is going to be a very long day!

Strategic Marketing Management

Strategic Marketing Management

Author: Richard Malcolm Sano Wilson

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015001388967

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 692

View: 488

Part of a marketing series, this volume covers the basics of strategic management, from the nature of marketing to product and new product strategies. The book is for students working towards the Chartered Institute of Marketing's certificate and diploma qualifications.

Maid of Honor

Maid of Honor

Author: Jillian Conley

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9780557638543

Category: Fiction

Page: 166

View: 832

Unemployed and single Josephine Vitale felt like her life couldn't get any worse, or so she thought. On Valentine's night her best friend Sandra called announcing her engagement. Since Sandra had been planning her perfect wedding since she was twelve, Josephine knew she was in for one hell of a ride, especially after she was assigned the "honor" to be Sandra's Maid of Honor. Even though Josephine struggles with her duties and the Barbie pink bridesmaid dresses, butterflies flutter in her stomach when the wedding bliss reunites her with a past love interest. Maid of Honor is a story that shares the bond between two women and the lengths one will go for the other when they get married. Josephine takes on everything from the bride's mental breakdowns to wearing latex gloves when handling the wedding gown to driving across half the state for the perfect vases... all for her best friend.