Sharing Sacred Spaces in the Mediterranean:Christians, Muslims, and Jews at Shrines and Sanctuaries
The bestselling author of Stones From the River delivers her most ambitious and dramatic novel yet, the unforgettable story of an endearing, but flawed, Italian American family. In December 1953, Anthony Amedeo´s world is nested in his Bronx neighborhood, his parent´s Studebaker, the Paradise Theater, Yankee Stadium, and in his imagination, where he longs for a stencil kit to decorate the windows like all the other kids on his street. Instead, he gets a very different present: his uncle Malcolm´s family. Malcolm is in jail for stealing, once again, from his latest new job, and Anthony´s aunt and twin cousins settle into the Amedeos´ fifth floor walk-up. Sharing a room with girls is excruciating for Anthony, despite his affinity for the twins. But the real change in Anthony´s life comes one evening when he causes the unthinkable to happen, changing each family member´s life forever. Evoking all the plenty and optimism of postwar America, Sacred Time spans three generations, taking us from the Bronx of the 1950s to contemporary Brooklyn. Keenly observing the dark side of family, and its gracefulness, Hegi has outdone herself with this captivating novel about childhood´s tenderness and the landscape of loneliness. Hegi reveals how the transforming power of a singular event can reverberate through a family for generations. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Bobby Cannavale, Mercedes Ruehl, and Annabella Sciorra. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/000473de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Taking Sacred Back:The Complete Guide to Designing and Sharing Group Ritual Nels Linde, Judith E. Olson-Linde
What if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? By popular demand, the author of Sacred Marriage returns to the topic of how God uses marriage to expand our souls and make us holy. With all new material, Devotions for a Sacred Marriage explores how God can reveal himself to you through your marriage and help you grow closer to him, as well as to your spouse. Fifty-two devotions encourage 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Gary Thomas. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/zond/001332de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Hosted by Wayne Shepherd, an Oasis Audio original production with today’s top Christian authors sharing their favorite verses. Listen as they all share personal stories and corresponding verses on how God has worked in their lives. Authors include Angela Hunt, Robin Jones Gunn, Randy Alcorn, Terri Blackstock, Dave and Neta Jackson, Colleen Coble, Stephen Arterburn, Davis Bunn, Ruth Graham, John Bevere, Jenna Lucado Bishop, and Bodie and Brock Thoene. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Shepherd, Randy Alcorn, Terri Blackstock, Bodie Thoene, Brock Thoene, John Bevere, Colleen Coble. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/oasi/000773de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What does it mean to be a lover? It´s more than just being married to someone or making love with them. Millions of people are married, millions of people have sex, but few are real lovers. You may share a bed, a home, even a family, but if you aren´t having enough real moments together, you and your partner have become roommates. Sex is a sacred sharing - the way your spirit and your beloved dance together in the flesh. When you learn to use that force as a physical celebration of life and the miracle of your relationship, you can turn what is usually mere physical pleasure into physical and emotional ecstasy.Real Moments for Lovers offers powerful new ways of using words and touch to create levels of intimacy you?ve never reached before, and shows how to experience sex as a sacred communion, so that lovemaking satisfies not only your body but nourishes your spirit. When you and your partner listen to Real Moments for Lovers>, you will find the true lover inside yourself - and your partner will become more of the lover you´ve always wanted. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Barbara De Angelis. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/bant/000174de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
For the Celtic people of ancient Ireland, the natural world was a continuous prayer. Each mountain held a soul, each river a heart. This ´´Eucharist of nature´´ was living evidence of a divine worldview to which each Celt, as part of the ´´Great Circle´´, belonged. Like the fierce and loving people who beheld it, this sacred vision vanished with the coming of Christianity in the fifth century. Or did it? In The Invisible World, scholar and poet John O´Donohue recovers Celtic spirituality´s original mysteries, sharing practices and beliefs that enrich Ireland and its people to this day. For the Celts all life was sacred, yet they reserved their greatest reverence not for what they could see but for what they could not. Around them they sensed an ´´invisible world´´, the great unknown from which they came and the source of eternal wonder in their lives. Through prayer, O´Donohue teaches, we may enter directly into this secret immensity and escape the psychological prisons we create for ourselves. Alive with loving scholarship and interwoven with prayers and poetry in the Celtic tradition, The Invisible World is an invitation to find freedom from your negativity and return your soul to the grace that is waiting unseen around you at this very moment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: John O´Donohue. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/sp/true/000715de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Mother is a Goddess- I dedicate this book to my Late, Mother Mrs. Saroj Sinha, and to my elder Mother (Aunt) Late, Mrs. Beena Sinha. I lost both. I dedicate this book to all Mothers; all over the globe. I dedicate this book to the word MOTHER. I am Ashok Sinha- I am a Media/P.R Consultant in Indian Film industry, Mumbai. My expertiese lies in communication- How to communicate? These communication need words to convey your thought, you´re planning. But, the real communication which Life, itself, teaches you, are silent. These communications are related to mundane Stress, Anxiety, Adversity, Mind Control, Success, Failure, Money, and Relationship. These communications further deals with your Health, your Happiness. It further leads to a unique and important question- What is Life? Who you are? An encounter with Life- As it Is; when I met Life, for the first time, in silence, no words, no grammar, no boundary, no inhibitions, no fear? Here, I am sharing my experiences, which I accumualted amid a sacred silence within when; I am in deep communication with the Universe through meditation. I am merely trying to indicate towards a direction where, even amid heavy adversity, when absolutely all doors are closed for you, your own shadow has left you stranded, and even God is not answering your pure, prolonged prayers, in such a situation- How to live a healthy life keeping the smile and grace intact? How to control mind, mind controlling is very important, effortlessly? I am not a Philosopher. I am not a guide. I am certainly not a mascot. I am merely your extension. I am merely you reflection. I am another you. I am floating within, with moments. I am as old as the Mountains, and I am as fresh as a Morning Breeze.
This book confronts the failings of current global economics to deliver the equity, sustainability and community empowerment which humanity now needs to handle a troubled future. The volume proposes an economy built from our society, not the other way around. The Kyoto Manifesto was built, layer by layer, over a period of 4 years, based on broad-ranging international symposia held in Kyoto between 2014 and 2017, hosted by the Center for the Creative Economy, Doshisha University. Not stopping at theory and untested ideas however, the Manifesto proposes practical action that will make a difference, including in the problematic technological and ecological context of humanitys immediate and long-term future. The book is unique and innovative for it moves adventurously across very broad territory. The Manifesto draws from world philosophic arguments, including, specifically, a critique of liberalism, further, exploring sociology, cultural anthropology, politics, primatology and early humanity, even quantum physics. Argument is set within mainstream post-1972 economics and political economics as well as direct practical experience working to empower disadvantaged communities through the United Nations. Most importantly, the books analysis is deeply informed by the practice of searching for what is sacred, the ultimate essence of our humanity, what we can be as a human race-empowered, fulfilled individuals, deeply sharing and caring for each other across our separate cultures and lives. Stomu Yamashtas On Zen performances, set the context for the Symposia, bringing different religions and cultures together across their dividing boundaries into a coherent search for peace and harmony through sacred music. Informed by alternate cultural paradigms for economics, the book probes deeply into philosophies and practices that already exist within Eastern and Western societies, and offer lessons for our future. The result is an economics that stresses harmony with nature, and balance in social relations. It places an emphasis on community-human sharing and trust-as a platform for our future, not separate from the global economy but integrated into its very foundations. This is a book for all who care: a plan for our sustainable future built from the best of what our humanity is and can offer.