From Brokenness to Community

From Brokenness to Community

Author: Jean Vanier

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809133413

Page: 52

View: 828

The lectures in this volume witness the importance of the meeting between the university of the learned and the university of the poor. From them a deep understanding of true discipleship emerges.

Recovering

Addressing a major public health crisis, this book shows pastors how to create and foster the kind of environment that Jesus prescribed for his people, one that helps addicts and those who love them resist and heal from brokenness.

Recovering

Author: Aaron White

Publisher: Baker Academic

ISBN: 9781540963185

Page: 224

View: 217

Addressing a major public health crisis, this book shows pastors how to create and foster the kind of environment that Jesus prescribed for his people, one that helps addicts and those who love them resist and heal from brokenness.

A Spirituality for Brokenness

COMMUNITY. Grateful Members. The Twelve Steps for Everyone ... Who Really
Wants Them. Center City, MN: Hazelden, ... It shows us how we can use the
same process to confront, embrace, and move past whatever the brokenness is
that ...

A Spirituality for Brokenness

Author: Terry Taylor

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594732299

Page: 158

View: 751

Compassionately guides you through the practicalities of facing and finally accepting brokenness in your life a process that can ultimately bring mending. A clear-eyed, kindhearted method based on teachings and practices from many religious traditions."

The Power of Brokenness

community. we made direct amends to such people whenever possible, except
when to do so would injure them or others... Read.' 2Corinthians 5:] 7-20 (The old
has gone and the new has come) com-mun-ity: noun (Dictionary): a group of ...

The Power of Brokenness

Author: Jim McCraigh

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 146812398X

Page: 122

View: 302

Meaningful Change is Based upon Something Much Stronger than Our Own Self-Will.When we make the decision to change, we often do it because we are sick and tired of the life that we have been living. That choice is usually based on an earnest desire to do things differently; however, under our own strength, it doesn't always work out that way. God is in the change business. He has the ability to make all things work together for the good of those that place their faith in Him. God promises us that He can and will heal us through His Holy Spirit... From the AuthorWhen most people hear the word recovery, they first think about overcoming addiction to drugs and alcohol. While an important part of the process of overcoming addiction, true recovery is for all of us who are tired of anything that may be destroying our lives. It is for all of us who want to stop living in grief, fear, anxiety, guilt and shame. It is for all of us who want to separate ourselves from the issues of the past. And it is for those of us who want to turn our will and our life over to a sovereign God who loves and forgives us. My hope is that through this study will help you to strengthen your faith and grow closer to Him. Reviews…"Raw, life-changing and inspired, McCraigh connects us to the power that changes lives." -- Dean Angell, Senior Pastor, Lakeview Church, Canada "No matter how badly we've messed up our lives, this book shows we don't have to be alone". -- Judy (Mrs. Larry) Burkett“Awesome book! I have been in recovery since the mid-80's. I have checked out different Christian recovery books, but I really like this the best. It is written very plainly with a clear message of biblical truth. One of the things that I most like about it is that it is not oriented to any particular addiction. Instead it is written more from a perspective that we all struggle in life and this workbook applies to whatever your issues are. It is a good book for everyone...for those who recognize their brokenness and for those who don't! For those who are churched and for those who are not. It has a really comforting message and points us to the love of God. Jim shows how God can bring healing and restoration to broken lives. And more importantly, they show that He can use us even now...even in the midst of our brokenness. God does not expect us to clean up to come to Him. He wants us to come to Him and allow Him to clean us up. I highly recommend this workbook!” --- Abigail Wolfer, Indiana “Twelve Healing Words Help Readers Remain Close to God Through Difficult Times… Beginning with its compelling cover that touches a remote part of your soul, "The Power of Brokenness" aims to help readers grow closer to God through twelve special "healing" words. These words (some examples include "denial," "trust," "forgiveness," and "vigilance") deal with faith, action, and growth and help us move past the fear and anxiety of the past into a future of hope and everlasting life. In a conversational tone, this book presents a unique spiritual study of these common (and a few not-so-everyday) words that we rarely spend time thinking deeply about. Useful advice is presented in easy to digest chunks that can be applied to our lives.” --- Christina M. Downs, author of Simply Balanced: Bible Contradictions Teach Balanced Living“Wonderful Biblical Resource for 12 Step Recovery… This workbook is clearly laid out and explains in detail how to effectively work the 12 Steps. Each aspect of the Steps is discussed using clear Biblical references and principles. Excellent for individual or group use.” --- S. O. Brennan Tequesta, FL

Anatomy of a Schism

was a more basic human drive to belong, to be in relationship with the other, to
know love and support in a community. ... the possibility for brokenness and loss
and subsequent grief are also powerful.61 When Southern Baptists split open ...

Anatomy of a Schism

Author: Eileen R. Campbell-Reed

Publisher: Univ Tennessee Press

ISBN: 1621901785

Page: 212

View: 976

From 1979 to 2000, the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) was mired in conflict, with the Biblicist and autonomist parties fighting openly for control. This highly polarizing struggle ended in a schism that created major changes within the SBC and also resulted in the formation of several new Baptist groups. Discussions of the schism, academic and otherwise, generally ignore the church's clergywomen for the roles they played and the contributions they made to the fracturing of the largest Protestant group in the United States. Only recently are scholars beginning to take seriously these women's contributions and interpretations as active participants in the struggle. Anatomy of a Schism is the first book on the Southern Baptist split to place ordained women's narratives at the center or interpretation. Author Eileen Campbell-Reed brings her unique perspective as a pastoral theologian in conducting qualitative interviews with five Baptist clergy women and allowing their narratives to focus attention on both psychological and theological issues of the split. The narratives of Anna, Martha, Joanna, Rebecca, and Chloe reframe the story of Southern Baptists and reinterpret the rupture and realignment in broad and significant ways. Together they offer an understanding of the schism from three interdisciplinary perspectives-gendered, psychological, and theological-not previously available together. In conversation with their historical events and documents, the women's narratives collaborate to provide specific perspectives with universal implications for understanding changes in Baptist life over the last four decades. The schism's outcome held profound consequences for Baptist individuals and communities. Anatomy of Schism is an illuminating ethnographic and qualitative study sure to be indispensable to scholars of theology, history, and women's studies alike. Book jacket.

Christianity in a New Key

One area of common mission is the community in the widest sense of the word ,
locally and globally . Human communities , both in the North and the South , are
characterized by brokenness , divisions , antagonisms and disintegration due to ...

Christianity in a New Key

Author: F. J. Verstraelen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 322

View: 396

Essentials of the Heart

Do you ever feel so broken that there seems to be no hope? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Essentials of the Heart is for you. This thought-provoking book is full of personal examples and peppered with Scripture.

Essentials of the Heart

Author: Susan Weagant

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 1616638427

Page: 156

View: 548

Are you tired of playing hit and miss with your spiritual life? Are you looking for a more purposeful and committed walk with the Lord? Do you ever feel so broken that there seems to be no hope? If you answered yes to any of these questions, Essentials of the Heart is for you. This thought-provoking book is full of personal examples and peppered with Scripture. Susan Weagant takes you from life-changing decisions to daily disciplines necessary for a passionate spiritual walk, using personal examples from her own past as encouragement. Join Susan on this spiritual journey to find out what decisions and disciplines are Essentials of the Heart. 'Essentials of the Heart provides inspiration and direction for our Christian journey. Susan Weagant teaches us how we can positively influence others while enjoying peace and significance. Ultimately, we all must answer the question: 'Whom do I want my life to count for?' This book encourages us to make our lives count for Christ.' -David Cottrell, author of Monday Morning Choices Serving as a missionary with her husband in Christian camping for the past seventeen years has sharpened Susan Weagant's abilities and gifts to minister. Susan has a speaking and teaching ministry that includes Stonecroft Ministries, MOPS, Christian camping, and community Bible studies. She currently resides in Marble Falls, Texas, with her husband, Ben, and their younger son. She has one other son in college.

Living Gently in a Violent World

Including a study guide in this expanded edition, Stanley Hauerwas and Jean Vanier shed light on what it means to be human and how we are to live, carefully exploring the contours of a countercultural community marked by radical forms of ...

Living Gently in a Violent World

Author: Stanley Hauerwas

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830873910

Page: 128

View: 225

The church has much to learn from an often-overlooked group—those with disabilities. Including a study guide in this expanded edition, Stanley Hauerwas and Jean Vanier shed light on what it means to be human and how we are to live, carefully exploring the contours of a countercultural community marked by radical forms of gentleness, peacemaking, and faithfulness.

Prison Without Bars A Journey from Brokenness to Wholeness From Hopelessness to Hope

Gritty, no-nonsense and full-on, this needs to be read by as many people as possible. Buy a copy for yourself and another for a mate. The message in this book will profoundly affect your life.

Prison Without Bars  A Journey from Brokenness to Wholeness  From Hopelessness to Hope

Author: Mr Graham Swann

Publisher:

ISBN: 9781908393371

Page: 178

View: 233

A boy subjected to systematic abuse sets the stage for a man controlled by alcohol and violence ... A man in an unbreakable emotional prison - until hope breaks in and an incredible journey of restoration begins. "The story of a radical and enduring transformation. Gritty, no-nonsense and full-on, this needs to be read by as many people as possible. Buy a copy for yourself and another for a mate. The message in this book will profoundly affect your life." CARL BEECH, International Director, CVM "A heart-stopping account of one man's history of early victimisation and unspeakable abuse. His fears later triggered ferocity, with escalating violence and dire consequences. The only explanation for Graham's radical change is Christ and the Gospel that can renew everything. A truly amazing story, offering hope and help for anyone." GREG HASLAM, Senior Minister, Westminster Chapel "A great read... a clear and well-written picture of a life filled with fear, despair and hopelessness. Everyone can relate to Swanny's desperate search for meaning and freedom from his past. Readers will take another step of freedom in Christ by reading this powerful story." BEV MURRILL, Author, Founder of Christian Growth International About the author: Graham Swann is a passionate evangelist based at Beacon Christian Centre in Loughborough. He is involved in local social outreach in his community and contributes to a long term mission project in Uganda. He shares his testimony in schools, churches and prisons and continues to run a tattoo studio in Loughborough that he started many years ago.

Stand Beautiful Activity Kit

Stand Beautiful Activity Kit is a companion to Stand Beautiful by Chloe Howard. This guide can be utilized in the classroom, in a home school setting, or by parents seeking additional resources. Ideal for grades K-3.

Stand Beautiful Activity Kit

Author: Chloe Howard

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310737168

Page: 4

View: 545

Stand Beautiful Activity Kit is a companion to Stand Beautiful by Chloe Howard. This guide can be utilized in the classroom, in a home school setting, or by parents seeking additional resources. Ideal for grades K-3.

Growth in Agreement II

The community that gathers around word and sacrament draws into fellowship
people from different backgrounds , with ... In a world of brokenness and
estrangement , the Christian fellowship , as a community of acceptance ,
forgiveness ...

Growth in Agreement II

Author: Jeffrey Gros

Publisher: Wcc Publications

ISBN: 9782825413296

Page: 941

View: 849

Recent decades have witnessed significant progress in the theological consensus of the world's Christian communities. Although still separated along denominational lines existing since the Reformation, the principal Christian churches have engaged in ongoing discussions in an effort to understand and reconcile their differences. This book is a collection of reports from bilateral talks involving official representatives of Roman Catholic, Orthodox and several Protestant traditions between 1971 and 1988 on a world level. All the talks were official encounters by authorized representatives of the churches, and nearly all the dialogues focused on doctrinal matters. In the long run, however, this process pointed beyond mere doctrinal consensus and towards the living fellowship of Christians.All persons actively engaged in the Christian ecumenical dialogue or who are interested in its progress will find this a valuable resource book.

Documentary History of Faith and Order 1963 1993

affected by that brokenness , we are confronted not only with deplorable failures
on the part of the Church , but with the frontiers of faith ... We cannot talk about the
body of Christ except in the face of the brokenness of the human community .

Documentary History of Faith and Order  1963 1993

Author: Günther Gassmann

Publisher: World Council of Churches

ISBN:

Page: 325

View: 696

Faith and Order projects -- V. Ongoing Faith and Order tasks.

Living in Open Brokenness Becoming the Mosaic God Wants You to Be

It is in our brokenness that we are drawn to God, and to each other. This book will challenge you in your thinking about who we need to be individually, in our families, and as a church, especially in the culture we are currently living in.

Living in Open Brokenness  Becoming the Mosaic God Wants You to Be

Author: Jack P. Hardcastle

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1684707331

Page: 78

View: 887

We live in a world where everyone has a difficult time admitting weakness, failure, and especially brokenness. The process of being ?broken? does not mean that we are somehow separated from God- in fact, it is the opposite! It is in our brokenness that we are drawn to God, and to each other. This book will challenge you in your thinking about who we need to be individually, in our families, and as a church, especially in the culture we are currently living in. God has asked us to share our brokenness with each other, so that all our broken pieces together create a beautiful mosaic. In this process, we create a new paradigm that can change the world and move to a place of acceptance for all broken people- as broken people ourselves.

The Butterfly Process

Are you that person who hardly takes time for yourself? Well you've come to the right place. This workbook will help you pay attention to you.

The Butterfly Process

Author: Portia E. Bryant

Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub

ISBN: 9781483976822

Page: 60

View: 925

Are you that person who hardly takes time for yourself? Well you've come to the right place. This workbook will help you pay attention to you. The Butterfly Process includes heartfelt journal questions, personal challenges, song lyrics and scriptures compiled strategically to help you transform your mind and gain a renewed appreciation for who you are. God's relevance to the process of everyday life will definitely shine through these pages. Here you will find creative and captivating lessons for anyone who is open to personal life counseling, emotional healing, and overall spiritual growth. Both individuals and small groups are welcome. Contact www.portiabryant.com for more information.

Women War and Metaphor

Its violation is a violation of life , and images of brokenness through sexual
violence serve most potently as figures of brokenness in the continuity of life and
community . These rape scenes are embedded within a gendered symbol system
in ...

Women  War  and Metaphor

Author: Claudia V. Camp

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 237

View: 160

Yearbook and Journal

It acts as a catalyst for community organization and provides the framework for
youth activities . ... to study the Christian story , to seek wholeness from
brokenness , to participate in a supportive community of believers , and to
discover and use ...

Yearbook and Journal

Author: United Methodist Church (U.S.). Wisconsin Conference

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page:

View: 157