Sacred Marriage

Sacred Marriage


Author : Gary Thomas
Publisher : Zondervan Publishing Company
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ISBN : 9780310235170
Pages : 275 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (235 users)

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Marriage Spirituality

Marriage Spirituality


Author : R. Paul Stevens
Publisher : Regent College Publishing
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ISBN : 9781573830881
Pages : 172 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (83 users)

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The Joy of a Sacred Marriage

The Joy of a Sacred Marriage


Author : Gary L. Thomas
Publisher : Zondervan
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ISBN : 0310862736
Pages : 128 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (31 users)

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Couples can change the path of their marriage through the lessons on the purpose of marriage from the popular book Sacred Marriage, now in a gift format. Includes devotions, excerpts from Sacred Marriage, and Scriptures from the New International Version. Makes a perfect wedding or shower gift!


Sacred Marriage Gift Edition

Sacred Marriage Gift Edition


Author : Gary Thomas
Publisher : Zondervan
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ISBN : 0310334411
Pages : 432 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (31 users)

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The perfect gift for engaged, newlywed, or married couples! This two-in-one book and devotional from bestselling author Gary Thomas helps couples discover how marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and each other. Marriage is much more than a union between you and your spouse. From the love you share to the forgiveness you both offer and seek in turn, it is a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. Shifting the focus from marital enrichment to spiritual enrichment, Thomas offers practical tools and techniques to make your marriage happier by becoming holier husbands and wives. This special-edition two-in-one book and devotional includes: Sacred Marriage Starting with the discovery that the goal of marriage goes beyond personal happiness, writer and speaker Gary Thomas invites you to see how God can use your marriage as a discipline and a motivation to love him more and reflect more of the character of his Son. Devotions for a Sacred Marriage A companion to Sacred Marriage, this book of 52 devotions encourages you to build your marriage around God's priorities. From learning to live with a fellow sinner to the process of two becoming one to sharing our lives as brothers and sisters in Christ, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage challenges couples to embrace the profound and soul-stretching reality of Christian marriage.


Sacred Marriage

Sacred Marriage


Author : Gary L. Thomas
Publisher : ReadHowYouWant.com
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ISBN : 145872557X
Pages : 458 pages
Rating Book: 4.5/5 (458 users)

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Your marriage is much more than a union between you and your spouse. It is a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. Sacred Marriage shifts the focus from marital enrichment to spiritual enrichment in ways that can help you love your mate more. Whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can b...


The Re-Emergence of the Divine Feminine and Its Significance for Spiritual, Psychological and Evolutionary Growth

The Re-Emergence of the Divine Feminine and Its Significance for Spiritual, Psychological and Evolutionary Growth


Author : Franceska Perot
Publisher : Universal-Publishers
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ISBN : 1581123906
Pages : 144 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (581 users)

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For millennia a patriarchal society has ruled to the exclusion of the feminine or the Goddess who was peacefully worshipped before being completely replaced by a warrior Father God. The Goddess and hence women have been relegated to second-class citizens. The concept of woman as defined by traditional patriarchal society has disempowered the female sex and deemed them inferior. This exclusion and denigration of the divine feminine has done serious damage to women and men both individually and collectively, not to mention the damage this masculine mindset has caused to the environment through wars and other aggressive acts. In this dissertation, the history of the Goddess from the Paleolithic to the present is discussed and causes for the rise of patriarchy, such as invasions by warrior cults, the advent of language and the development of the ego are explored. Then the re-emergence of the divine feminine and its psychological, spiritual and evolutionary effects are discussed. This negative perception of the self by women is challenged by re-imaging women after the Greek Goddess archetypes: Athena, Hera, Demeter, Artemis, Aphrodite and Persephone. The Goddess archetypes are discussed in a therapeutical context as well as other therapeutical techniques such as aspecting, visualizations and women's' groups and circles. The author proposes the re-introduction of the "Sacred Marriage," a sacred ritual performed in temples since Neolithic times and in certain sects today, as a technique for therapy. This sexual ritual along with an understanding of the history of the divine feminine will have individual, collective and evolutionary effects with its use.


The Complete Marriage Book

The Complete Marriage Book


Author : David Stoop
Publisher : Fleming H. Revell Company
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ISBN : 9780800718107
Pages : 328 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (718 users)

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Overwhelmed by the many books on marriage? Here's one-stop help from over 30 Christian marriage experts on finances, sex, spiritual growth, and more.


Shepherding God's People

Shepherding God's People


Author : Siang-Yang Tan
Publisher : Baker Academic
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ISBN : 1493418289
Pages : 257 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (493 users)

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This comprehensive textbook on pastoral ministry for pastors, church leaders, and students articulates a biblical model for shepherding God's people. Written by a leading psychologist and seminary professor who has served as a pastor for more than two decades, the book covers twelve major areas of pastoral ministry, highlights the essential work of the Holy Spirit, and focuses on the personal and family life of the pastor. It includes cross-cultural perspectives of special interest in our diverse world and a foreword by John Ortberg.


Simply Sacred

Simply Sacred


Author : Gary Thomas
Publisher : Zondervan
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ISBN : 0310586755
Pages : 451 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (31 users)

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Gary Thomas is a popular writer of Christian spirituality with a well-developed platform. Building on his bestselling books Sacred Pathways and Sacred Marriage; his newest book, Pure Pleasure; and his Gold Medallion-winning Authentic Faith, Thomas takes readers to new levels of inspiration and insight in Simply Sacred—a devotional made up of selections from his best writings about spirituality and spiritual formation. According to Thomas, “Those who have advanced in the Christian life have learned to develop an almost mystical memory that keeps them attuned to the fact that God is always with them ... always watching, always caring, always hearing.” Abounding with spiritual insights and practical truth, this book provides readers with the freedom to approach life in Christ with new wonder and joy each and every day.


Heart Yoga

Heart Yoga


Author : Andrew Harvey
Publisher : North Atlantic Books
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ISBN : 1583942912
Pages : 280 pages
Rating Book: 4.8/5 (583 users)

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***WINNER, 2010 Spirituality & Practice Best Spiritual Book Award – Yoga In Heart Yoga, renowned spiritual writer and Sacred Activist Andrew Harvey and longtime yoga teacher Karuna Erickson present a vision of hatha yoga practice that links ancient spiritual traditions to contemporary life. Including excerpts of poetic sacred writing from mystical sages through the ages, the book reminds readers that the purpose of yoga is not to improve one's physical health or even to achieve peace of mind (although these results may be achieved along the way), but to reach a state of unity with the divine, the goal of mystics from all traditions. With detailed descriptions and photographs of fifty yoga poses and their alchemical effects on the body and consciousness, Heart Yoga presents yoga as a simple meditative practice that enables the practitioner to dwell in the heart and experience the bliss of union with the sacred power underlying all of life. The book explains how to prepare for Heart Yoga and describes the “Five Great Joys” that are part of the path. Included are the authors' own compelling stories of their individual journeys along the path of yoga: stories of suffering, transcendence, and joy that both inspire and enlighten.


Religious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations [2 volumes]

Religious Celebrations: An Encyclopedia of Holidays, Festivals, Solemn Observances, and Spiritual Commemorations [2 volumes]


Author : J. Gordon Melton
Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN : 1598842064
Pages : 1036 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (598 users)

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This two-volume work presents a comprehensive survey of all the ways people celebrate religious life around the globe. • More than 800 A–Z entries on religious holidays and calendars • Photographs of people celebrating various holidays around the world • A bibliography with each entry that offers sources for further research


Sacred Marriages

Sacred Marriages


Author : Martti Nissinen
Publisher : Penn State Press
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ISBN : 157506572X
Pages : 556 pages
Rating Book: 4.7/5 (575 users)

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The title of this volume, Sacred Marriages, consciously plays with the traditional concept of sacred marriage, but the plural form, “sacred marriages,” gives the reader an idea that something more is at stake here than a monomaniacal idea of manifestations deriving from a single prototype. Following the guidelines of one of the contributors, Ruben Zimmermann, the editors tentatively define “sacred marriage” as a “real or symbolic union of two complementary entities, imagined as gendered, in a religious context.” “Sacred marriages” (plural), then, refers to various expressions of this kind of union in different cultures that seek to overcome, to cite Zimmermann again, “the great dualism of human and cosmic existence.” The subtitle indicates that the contributors are primarily interested in different aspects of the divine-human sexual metaphor—that is, the imagining and reenactment of a gendered relationship between the human and divine worlds. This metaphor, which is essentially about relationship rather than sexual acts, can find textual, ritual, mythical, and social expressions in different times and places. Indeed, the sacred marriage ritual itself should be considered not a manifestation of the “sacralized power of sexuality experienced in sexual intercourse” but one way of objectifying the divine-human sexual metaphor.


Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century

Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century


Author : Eric L. Haralson
Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN : 1317763246
Pages : 550 pages
Rating Book: 4.1/5 (317 users)

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With contributions from over 100 scholars, the Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Centry provides essays on the careers, works, and backgrounds of more than 100 nineteenth-century poets. It also provides entries on specialized categories of twentieth-century verse such as hymns, folk ballads, spirituals, Civil War songs, and Native American poetry. Besides presenting essential factual information, each entry amounts to an in-depth critical essay, and includes a bibliography that directs readers to other works by and about a particular poet.


Papers from the Eranos Yearbooks, Eranos 4

Papers from the Eranos Yearbooks, Eranos 4


Author : Joseph Campbell
Publisher : Princeton University Press
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ISBN : 1400885787
Pages : 562 pages
Rating Book: 4.0/5 (4 users)

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Essays by Rudolf Bernoulli, Martin Buber, C. M. von Cammerloher, T. W. Danzel, Friedrich Heiler, C. G. Jung, C. Kerényi, John Layard, Fritz Meier, Max Pulver, Erwin Rousselle, and Heinrich Zimmer. With an introduction by Mircea Eliade. Originally published in 1960. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.


Secrets of the Code

Secrets of the Code


Author : Dan Burstein
Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 0297864890
Pages : 592 pages
Rating Book: 4.9/5 (297 users)

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Unauthorised (but authoritative) guide to the mysteries behind the phenomenal bestseller THE DA VINCI CODE Readers of Dan Brown's extraordinary bestseller THE DA VINCI CODE are fascinated by the questions raised in the novel. Was Jesus actually married to Mary Magdalene? Was she one of his disciples and did she write her own gospel? Did they have a child together? Did some geniuses of art and science, people like Leonardo da Vinci and Isaac Newton, belong to secret societies that had the most compelling insider information in history, and did Leonardo convey some of these ideas in The Last Supper and other paintings? SECRETS OF THE CODE is the definitive guide to the novel and provides the curious reader with authoritative explorations into the major themes within THE DA VINCI CODE.


Rituals of Celebration

Rituals of Celebration


Author : Jane Meredith
Publisher : Llewellyn Worldwide
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ISBN : 0738735442
Pages : 338 pages
Rating Book: 4.3/5 (738 users)

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To give her family and friends a deep experience of earth-based spirituality, Jane Meredith holds eight rituals per year, celebrating the solstices, equinoxes, and cross-quarter festivals. 'Rituals of Celebration' provides accounts of the most memorable rituals she's organised, as well as how-to instructions for creating the rituals.


Marriage Ministry

Marriage Ministry


Author : Paul Thomas
Publisher : Canterbury Press
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ISBN : 1848259298
Pages : 175 pages
Rating Book: 4.4/5 (848 users)

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This clear and comprehensive guide addresses all that ministers need to know to about conducting weddings well. Ideal for curates, training incumbents, ordinands and those who teach them, it combines information on legal requirements, service planning, pastoral practice and hassle-free organisation together in one place. Topics include: • Procedural: the initial contact with a couple and the ground you need to cover; • Liturgical: service options and rules, choosing music and readings, the logistics of the day itself and conducting the ceremony; • Legal: what is required and how to be well organised with paperwork; • Missional: how marriage can be used to build up the Church; • Pastoral: how to deal with sensitive issues such a divorce and family differences.