Mrs Gandhi s Guest

Mrs  Gandhi s Guest

I eventually described my little book on grace and play as an essay in “natural theology,” which in a sense it was, but only if that discipline were stood on its head. ... Grace simply means a gift, one that surprises us 36.

Author: David Baily Harned

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781625647337

Category: Travel

Page: 220

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About the Contributor(s): David Baily Harned (PhD, Yale Graduate School) is a retired professor of religious studies who remains active as a classroom teacher and a scholarly writer. He taught at Williams, Smith, and Allegheny Colleges, and served a five-year term as president at Allegheny College. His longer terms of service were seven years as the Dean of Arts and Sciences at Louisiana State University and ten years as the founding chairman of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Virginia. Elaine H. Harned is David's wife.
Categories: Travel

Wrestling with an Angel

Wrestling with an Angel

It is as if a bloody, beaten, crucified Savior wraps me in His arms, subdues me with His affection, and whispers in my ear, “I love you. I love you. I love you—no matter what.” Three ROUTINE | SURPRISE Grace surprises us with God's ...

Author: Greg Lucas

Publisher: Cruciform Press

ISBN: 9781453818770

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 108

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"It sounded at first like something out of an old horror movie. I thought maybe someone was just playing around, but then I heard it again and again, a loud piercing cry, and less like Hollywood every time. The windows were down in my police cruiser on that warm fall day, but I still couldn't tell where the sounds came from. I began looking around for the unlikely sight of someone being disemboweled in a mall parking lot on a Saturday afternoon. Seeing nothing, and still hearing the screams, I called in a 'disturbance.' Around the next corner I found the source of the commotion." So begins Greg Lucas' captivating account of life as a husband, a police officer, and Jake's dad. Jake Lucas, the first of four children, lives with severe physical and mental challenges. Caring for him each day is an ordeal few of us can imagine, and this story of Jake's first 17 years is not one you will soon forget. But the remarkable thing is how the whole narrative is saturated with wonder at the grace and goodness of God, who brings hope and promise through his Son into the darkest of circumstances. In this book, we see that Jake's problems are our problems, only bigger, and the challenges of caring for him carry profound lessons about God's care for us. Wrestling with an Angel is about tragedy and laughter and pain and joy. It is about faith and grace and endurance and God's unfailing, loving wisdom daily being worked out in each of our lives, whatever the nature or extent of our difficulties. Here is a book that may explain faith to you in ways you never quite grasped, through a life few of us can relate to. When it is all done, we come away better able to live as Christ calls us to live.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Finding Our Way Again

Finding Our Way Again

Contemplative practices, then, are means by which we become prepared for grace to surprise us. They are ways of opening our hands so that we can receive the gifts God wants to give us. There is no single authoritative list of ...

Author: Brian D. McLaren

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418572372

Category: Religion

Page: 240

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Shines a practical light on the spiritual disciplines that have been in use since the time of Abraham. In a sense, every day of our lives is labor. It is questionable if you can ever be exactly the same person waking up on two consecutive days. How are spiritual sojourners to cope with the constant change? Many are beginning to explore the ancient Christian spiritual practices that have been in use for centuries, everything from fixed-hour prayer to fasting to sincere observance of the Sabbath. What is causing this hunger for deeper spirituality? Brian McLaren guides us on this quest for an explanation of these spiritual practices, many of which go all the way back to Abraham and the establishment of Israel. In the midst of contemporary Christianity, we discover the beauty of these ancient disciplines and the transformation through Christ that each can provide. Why have certain spiritual disciplines been in use for centuries and why is it important? It is questionable if one can ever be exactly the same person waking up on two consecutive days. How are spiritual sojourners to cope with the constant change? Many are beginning to explore the ancient Christian spiritual practices, such as fixed-hour prayer, fasting and sincere observance of the Sabbath. What is causing this hunger for deeper spirituality? Brian McLaren guides us on this quest for an explanation of these spiritual practices, many of which go all the way back to Abraham and the establishment of Israel. In the midst of contemporary Christianity, we discover the beauty of these disciplines and the transformation through Christ that each can provide.
Categories: Religion

The Journey of Broken Women

The Journey of Broken Women

Moses was surprised by the grace of God, as were Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Peter, and Paul. Even today the grace of God is still surprising us. There was a time in my life when I was so down and out that I felt like I was between a rock ...

Author: Emily Maloisane

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781619046368

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 184

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The journey of broken women is a collection of stories that are touching and heartwarming and inspirational.These are women who went through struggles, brokenness, the hurts and the suffering many of us face today.These remarkable stories contains teachings, important lessons and even divine wisdom from these courageous women.As I began to chronicle their lives and faith, I saw how God took them from nothing, walked them through their trials of life, and use it all to create something beautiful out of nothingness. I began to understand that no matter what, God loves us. You too can rise above that pain, you too can rise above that brokenness.Honor goes above the pain, you can soar like an eagle and rise above that storm. God loves you, and he can help you to climb out of your own pit of despair, he can make that broken life whole, you were not build to break. (2nd cor 4:8-9) TO GOD BE THE GLORY Emily Maloisane is a best selling author and a speaker, she is a speaker at church events and Christian women events. Her passion is to teach women about the unconditional love of God and how you can be transformed.For information about Emily or how to purchase her book visit Xulon press website at: www.xulonpress.com.
Categories: Family & Relationships

Beyond the Worship Wars

Beyond the Worship Wars

To show hospitality to the stranger is, as Gordon Lathrop has observed, to say, "We are beggars here together. Grace will surprise us both."17 Finally, there is the promise that by showing hospitality to others, we receive the very ...

Author: Thomas G. Long, Bandy Professor of Preaching

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781566994767

Category: Religion

Page: 119

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Almost every congregation is experiencing tension over worship. Many congregations have been participating in a renaissance of worship known as the "liturgical movement" and have reclaimed worship forms that have served the church for centuries. Yet because the church today is operating in a radically changed cultural environment, many people in our society do not understand liturgical worship and thus we must find language, music, themes, and images that speak to the unchurched, spiritually seeking person. In Beyond the Worship Wars, Thomas G. Long discusses the nine characteristics of vital and faithful worship practiced by a wide range of "third-way" congregations—all characteristics that make for vital and faithful worshi
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The Correspondence

The Correspondence

which , if they could satisfy your Grace , might have had the same effect on us , and induced even the Librarian to have resigned , without more contention . But your Grace's letter to me , December 10th , surprised us all ; wherein you ...

Author: Richard Bentley

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10402214

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Exceeding Gratitude for the Creator s Plan

Exceeding Gratitude for the Creator s Plan

And one thing it does for certain : it constantly surprises us . For the essence of grace is surprise . There is nothing shocking about giving people exactly what they deserve . Grace subverts the rules and gives people what they don't ...

Author: James P. Gills

Publisher: Creation House

ISBN: 1599791552

Category: Religion

Page: 464

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Explore the overwhelming natural wonders of God's creation as starting points for learning more about the supernatural wonders of His amazing grace. This book is an apologetic for the reality and power of the Christian worldview to change lives and transform defeated people into positive, successful, joyful, and loving souls who discover their personal destiny. That is only possible when people discover and learn to appreciate fully the Creator's plan.
Categories: Religion

Critical and Exegetical Hand book to the Epistle to the Galatians

Critical and Exegetical Hand book to the Epistle to the Galatians

7 , “ inde laus gloriae , ' , ” “ the praise of grace arises first , then the praise of glory . "dógns without the article may not surprise us on account of the genitival definition that follows . See Winer , p . 118 f .

Author: Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112069913942

Category: Bible

Page: 561

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Categories: Bible

Beyond Doubt

Beyond Doubt

What chance does Jesus Christ have among us when his gospel has to make its way through thick layers of religious ... Forgive us . Startle us by your grace , surprise us by joy , and make all things new among us for Jesus ' sake .

Author: Cornelius Plantinga

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802849652

Category: Religion

Page: 335

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The author addresses such theological questions as What is God like? Why pray? Male and female-how are we related? How do people see Jesus? What is the shape of the godly life? If the Lord is with us, why do we suffer? How do we face death? through short meditations, each staring with a Bible verse and ending with a brief prayer.
Categories: Religion