Download E-books A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband 'Master' PDF

By Rachel Held Evans

What's "biblical womanhood" . . . rather?

Strong-willed and autonomous, Rachel Held Evans couldn't stitch a button on a shirt sooner than she launched into an intensive existence experiment--a yr of biblical womanhood. Intrigued via the traditionalist resurgence that led a lot of her buddies to desert their careers to imagine conventional gender roles in the house, Evans comes to a decision to aim it for herself, vowing to take all the Bible's directions for girls as actually as attainable for a year.

Pursuing a distinct advantage every month, Evans learns the not easy approach that her quest for biblical womanhood calls for greater than a "gentle and quiet spirit" (1 Peter 3:4). It potential starting to be out her hair, making her personal outfits, overlaying her head, obeying her husband, emerging earlier than sunrise, abstaining from gossip, last silent in church, or even tenting within the entrance backyard in the course of her period.

See what occurs whilst a completely glossy lady starts off pertaining to her husband as "master" and "praises him on the urban gate" with a do-it-yourself signal. research the insights she gets from an ongoing correspondence with an Orthodox Jewish lady, and discover what she discovers from her exchanges with a polygamist spouse. subscribe to her as she wrestles with tough passages of scripture that painting misogyny and violence opposed to girls.

With simply the best mix of humor and perception, compassion and incredulity, A yr of Biblical Womanhood is an workout in scriptural exploration and religious contemplation. What does God actually count on of girls, and is there fairly a prescription for biblical womanhood? Come besides Evans as she appears to be like for solutions within the wealthy historical past of biblical heroines, versions of grace, and all-around girls of valor.

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Download E-books The G.O.D. Experiments: How Science Is Discovering God In Everything, Including Us PDF

By Gary E. Scwartz

Does God Exist simply In Our Hearts?

According to hugely esteemed scientist Gary E. Schwartz, Ph.D., there's compelling medical proof that we now not need to settle for God on religion by myself. via a multidisciplinary strategy, Harvard University-educated Dr. Schwartz blends psychology, quantum physics, and arithmetic to ascertain the technology of spirit. and because religion and technological know-how aren't jointly particular, Dr. Schwartz supplies a greater knowing in their courting, explaining how God operates in every little thing we do.

Scientifically rigorous and spiritually reassuring, The G.O.D. Experiments is a warning sign for an individual who wonders approximately life's precise that means and longs to think within the lifestyles of a common intelligence.

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Download E-books The Catholic Catalogue: A Field Guide to the Daily Acts That Make Up a Catholic Life PDF

By Anna Keating

The well known mother-daughter crew in the back of the hit site TheCatholicCatalogue.com is helping readers to find, rediscover, and embody many of the smells and tastes, sounds and sensations, vacations and seasons of the Catholic existence. This number of prayers, crafts, devotionals and recipes may also help readers make room of their busy lives for secret and which means, awe and joy. 

This superbly designed booklet may help readers have fun Catholicism in the course of the years, throughout day-by-day perform and milestones. just like the most valuable box courses, it's divided into straight forward sections and covers such subject matters because the veneration of relics, blessing your home, studying a vocation, elevating youngsters, getting a Catholic tattoo, planting a Mary backyard, discovering a non secular director, and exploring your individual manner within the tradition.

With greater than seventy five inspiring chapters, this ebook delivers to be a source that people and households will flip to repeatedly.

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Download E-books Fearless in Tibet: The Life of the Mystic Terton Sogyal PDF

By Matteo Pistono

Nineteenth-century Tibetan mystic Tertön Sogyal was once a visionary, whose mastery of meditation led him to be a respected instructor to the 13th Dalai Lama. recognized for his deep religious insights and repair to the kingdom of Tibet, Tertön Sogyal's skill to harness the facility of the brain used to be born of either his profound knowing of the Buddha's teachings and his certain studies, the entire whereas striving for peace opposed to great odds. His lifestyles is an instance of braveness and diligence preferred through non secular practitioners of all traditions; and his functional directions on meditation and commencing one's heart--amid clash, uncertainty, and change--are as suitable this present day as they have been in the course of his lifetime.
 
Fearless in Tibet, the first finished paintings in English on Tertön Sogyal, captures the essence of his teachings and his internal global of visions and non secular realizations. It additionally brings to lifestyles the demanding situations he confronted in the course of his early yogic education and his efforts to advertise concord among Tibet and China.
 
Combining riveting storytelling and Tertön Sogyal's profound directions, Matteo Pistono takes you on a trip in the course of the mystical previous that finds sensible internal information for modern day demanding situations. one can find the ability of remodeling negativity into chance, letting cross of attachments, changing into current, and embracing impermanence. This difficult tapestry of intrigue and spirituality will infuse your course with undying knowledge and inspiration.

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Download E-books The Peacegiver: How Christ Offers to Heal Our Hearts and Homes How Christ Offers to Heal Our Hearts and Homes PDF

By James L. Ferrell

How is Christ the reply to a strained courting with baby, guardian or sibling? What if i'm being mistreated—what does the atonement say approximately that? How am i able to become aware of the need to repent whilst I don't think the necessity to repent? those are the demanding questions of way of life, the inquiries to which the gospel needs to offer a solution whether it is to have dwelling, detoxing, redeeming energy.

The Peacegiver is a publication in regards to the solutions to those questions. In either content material and shape it's not like different books concerning the atonement, for it unfolds as compelling tale during which the characters know about the Atonement as they try over the issues of their lives—problems we each one percentage. The booklet as a result permits us not just to "learn about" the Atonement but in addition to have an event with it. "My peace I supply unto you," the Savior declared. The Peacegiver explores in a deeply own means what we needs to do to obtain the peace he stands prepared to provide.

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Download E-books Nine Lives: In Search of the Sacred in Modern India (Vintage Departures) PDF

By William Dalrymple

From the writer of The final Mughal, an enlightening ebook that explores with outstanding compassion and expansive perception 9 kinds of non secular devotion in India today.

In photos of individuals we'd differently by no means recognize William Dalrymple distills his twenty-five years of go back and forth in India to discover the demanding situations confronted by way of practitioners of conventional varieties of religion in modern India. for 2 months a 12 months, a guy in Kerala divides his time among jobs as a jail warden and a well-builder and his calling as an incarnate deity. A temple prostitute watches her daughters die from AIDS after getting into a alternate she regards as a sacred calling. A Jain nun recollects the soreness of staring at her closest buddy ritually starve herself to death.

Together, those stories exhibit the resilience of people within the face of the relentless onslaught of modernity, the long-lasting legacy of culture, and the desire and honor that may be came upon even within the very unlikely places.

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Download E-books Transition to the Golden Age in 2032: Worldwide Forecasts for the Economy, Climate, Politics, and Spirituality PDF

By Diana Cooper

Explaining what is going to take place after the religious adjustments anticipated to occur within the year 2012 in line with historic prophecies, this instruction manual exhibits the way to faucet into the energies of the universe to realize knowing of the adjustments occurring. fascinating new non secular energies might be getting into the planet and influencing particular parts, and monetary, political, and climatic shifts also are expected to happen. popular cosmic pupil Diana Cooper contains a timeframe for this large transition that's expected to final until eventually Earth strikes into the 5th dimensional frequency in 2032. From what to anticipate to tips to arrange, the lessons during this publication function tips for the subsequent twenty years, in order that humans might be in a position to attune themselves to the non secular forces which are coming.

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Download E-books The End of Your World: Uncensored Straight Talk on the Nature of Enlightenment PDF

By Adyashanti

More and extra everyone is “waking up” spiritually. And for many of them, the query turns into: now what? “Information approximately existence after awakening is generally no longer made public,” explains Adyashanti. “It’s most of the time shared basically among academics and their students.” The finish of Your World is his reaction to a starting to be want for path at the non secular direction. think of the ebook you carry on your palms Adyashanti’s own welcome to “a new global, a nation of oneness.”

Adyashanti starts off by means of describing the “I acquired it/I misplaced it” phenomenon that perplexes such a lot of of his students—the fluctuation among what he calls “nonabiding” awakening and the last word nation of “abiding” enlightenment. With immediately speak and penetrating perception, Adyashanti then issues out the pitfalls and cul-de-sacs that “un-enlighten” us alongside the adventure, together with the seize of meaninglessness, how the ego can “co-opt” cognizance for its personal reasons, the semblance of superiority which can accompany excessive religious breakthroughs, and the chance of turning into “drunk on emptiness.” “Full awakening comes if you truly examine your self, deeper than you’ve imagined, and query everything,” teaches Adyashanti. The End of Your World is your invitation to hitch Adyashanti for a good research of what you actually are—and the way to stay when you realize it.
 

Contents
 

bankruptcy One:  Exploring existence After Awakening
bankruptcy Two:  real Awakening—And the Disorientation which could Follow
bankruptcy Three:  “I received It, I misplaced It”
bankruptcy Four:  We Come to Nirvana when it comes to Samsara
bankruptcy Five:  Coming thoroughly Out of Hiding
bankruptcy Six:  universal Delusions, Traps, and issues of Fixation
bankruptcy Seven:  lifestyles Itself Holds Up a reflect for Our Awakening
bankruptcy 8: The lively component to Awakening
bankruptcy 9:  When Awakening Penetrates the brain, center, and Gut
bankruptcy Ten:  attempt or Grace?
bankruptcy Eleven:  The normal State
bankruptcy Twelve:  the tale of the Wedding
bankruptcy Thirteen:  An Interview With Adyashanti
 

Excerpt
 
There’s a phenomenon occurring on this planet today.  progressively more everyone is waking up—having genuine, real glimpses of reality.  through this I suggest that folks appear to be having moments the place they wake up out in their ordinary senses of self, and out in their primary senses of what the area is, right into a a lot better reality—into anything a ways past whatever they knew existed.
those stories of awakening fluctuate from individual to individual. For a few, the awakening is continued over the years, whereas for others the glimpse is momentary—it may possibly final only a break up second.  yet in that fast, the full experience of “self” disappears.  the best way humans understand the realm all at once adjustments, and so they locate themselves with none feel of separation among themselves and the world.  it may be likened to the event of waking up from a dream—a dream you didn’t even be aware of you have been in until eventually you have been jolted out of it.
firstly of my educating paintings, most people who got here to me have been looking those deeper realizations of spirituality.  They have been looking to get up from the constrained and remoted senses of self that they had imagined themselves to be.  It’s this craving that underpins all religious looking: to find for ourselves what we already intuit to be true—that there's extra to lifestyles than we're at present perceiving.
yet as time has handed, an increasing number of individuals are coming to me who've already had glimpses of this larger reality.  it's because of them that i'm giving the lessons of this book.
 
 

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Download E-books The Spiral Staircase: My Climb Out of Darkness PDF

By Karen Armstrong

In 1962, at age seventeen, Karen Armstrong entered a convent, wanting to meet God. After seven brutally unsatisfied years as a nun, she left her order to pursue English literature at Oxford. yet convent existence had profoundly altered her, and dealing with the surface international and her expiring religion proved to be excruciating. Her deep solitude and a terrifying illness–diagnosed in basic terms years later as epilepsy–marked her without end as an intruder. In her personal brain she used to be an entire failure: as a nun, as a tutorial, and as a typical lady in a position to intimacy. Her destiny appeared greatly in query until eventually she stumbled into comparative theology. What she chanced on, in studying, considering, and writing approximately different religions, was once the ecstasy and transcendence she had by no means felt as a nun. Gripping, revelatory, and inspirational, The Spiral Staircase is a rare account of an outstanding religious trip.

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