you are here: topics / spiritual-exploration-practice 1009-1026 of 1179 « 57 of 66 »    

Strength for the Journey: A Pilgrimage of Faith in Community

In “Strength for the Journey”, Diana Butler Bass illustrates the dynamic strength and persistence of mainline Protestantism. While many baby boomers left the church, only to come back later in life, Bass was a “stayer” who witnessed the struggles and changes and found much there that was meaningful.

read more
Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

Seeking the Sacred: Living a Spiritual Life in a Secular World

Speaking from experience—where things can go wrong and wrongs can remain unrighted—the five modern thinkers in this collection offer ways to maintain a spiritual life outside of a strictly religious context. Based on the acknowledgement that religious …

read more
Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice. Resource Types: Books.

The Erotic Word: Sexuality, Spirituality, and the Bible

In a sweeping examination of the sexual rules of the Bible, Carr asserts that Biblical “family values” are a far cry from anything promoted as such in contemporary politics. He concludes that passionate love–our preoccupaton therewith and pursuit thereof–is the primary human vocation, that eros is in fact the flavoring of life.

read more
Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice. Resource Types: Books.

The Priest’s Madonna

Based on a true story, The Priest’s Madonna tells the tale of the love relationship between Bérenger Saunière, a priest in the tiny French village of Rennes-le-Château, and his housekeeper and longtime companion, Marie Dénarnaud.

read more

Leaving the Church-A Memoir of Faith

Anyone who is thinking about going to seminary; anyone that is thinking about leaving the church; anyone who is wondering why church has become so difficult; anyone who is wondering why good clergy are becoming more difficult to find; anyone who cares about the postmodern church; anyone who is trying to find a way to re-conceptualize their Christian faith so that it matches the reality of the twenty-first century-anyone interested in any of these things should read this book.

read more
Topics: Clergy/Ministry and Spiritual Exploration & Practice. Ages: Adult. Resource Types: Books.

The Force of Kindness, Change Your Life with Love and Compassion

Distill the great spiritual teachings from around the world down to their most basic principles, and one thread emerges to unite them all: kindness. In The Force of Kindness, Sharon Salzberg, one of the nation’s most respected Buddhist authors and meditation teachers, offers practical instruction on how we can cultivate this essential trait within ourselves.

read more
Topics: Spiritual Exploration & Practice. Resource Types: Books.

Souls in the Hands of a Tender God: Stories of the Search for Home and Healing on the Streets

Written with David Paul. Souls in the Hands of a Tender God follows the path of healing and the way of companionship to build communities of caring that welcome and include our most fragile and troubled neighbors. With gentleness and grace, solid knowledge and wisdom, Rennebohm lays down the foundations of healing communities in which all may have a home, safely rest, and be well.

read more
you are here: topics / spiritual-exploration-practice 1009-1026 of 1179 « 57 of 66 »