From Brokenness to Community

From Brokenness to Community

Author: Jean Vanier

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809133413

Page: 52

View: 340

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: 291

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.

Besides the Bible

The moral of Wilder's story—“In Love's army, only wounded soldiers can serve”—
is the message at the heart of Jean Vanier's magnificent little book, From
Brokenness to Community. When we follow Jesus, writes Vanier, we are called to
reject ...

Besides the Bible

Author: Dan Gibson

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083085858X

Page: 261

View: 811

How do you decide what to read? Dan Gibson, Jordan Green and John Pattison have created this tool to make your choices easier. Besides the Bible is a guide to the wide array of great books that they believe every Christian should read—the ones that matter to the church and the world.

Tension in the Tank

30 Community is not a melting away of individuals into a common, lumpy soup. it
is the deep valuing of each individual as a unique expression and incarnation of
the living God. Jean Vanier ... Vanier, From Brokenness to Community, 17. 32.

Tension in the Tank

Author: Barbara Lee

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630871834

Page: 224

View: 856

Tension in the Tank meets us where we are on a faith journey that includes doubt and pain. Here is a voice that speaks to the beauty and value of interfaith understanding and liberal social values while digging deep into the heart of Christian mysticism. If we are living a spirituality that matters, it will affect the way we treat ourselves and the way we treat each other. Tension in the Tank is about faith that is relevant, secure, and ever-evolving. It is a guidebook for building meaningful relationships with Spirit, self, and each other. Radically open to possibility and wonder, Tension in the Tank offers the opportunity and the challenge to live our faith in such a way that the walls between us come down and we become pursuers and enactors of universal justice.

A Heart Full of Desire to Love God

I came across Jean Vanier's book, “From Brokenness to Community.” We are
broken people, hence, we form a community that support and empower one
another that comes from our encounter with Jesus Christ! The church is not a
museum of ...

A Heart Full of Desire to Love God

Author: Neil A. Arce

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493181688

Page: 72

View: 884

There is nothing extraordinary or special in this book. All that it contains is a simple reflection of a simple country priest who prays Scripture, whose life is enriched by the people he serves and his own personal experience becomes an instrument of God presence in his life. Nothing extraordinary or special or provoking in this book except the only desire to share one’s thirst and consuming desire to give one’s “all” to the God who love him immensely and tenderly. That is all things God may be glorified.

Becoming Human

In this deeply compassionate work, Jean Vanier shares his profoundly human vision for creating a common good that radically changes our communities, our relationships and ourselves.

Becoming Human

Author: Jean Vanier

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9780809145874

Page: 166

View: 796

In this deeply compassionate work, Jean Vanier shares his profoundly human vision for creating a common good that radically changes our communities, our relationships and ourselves. He proposes that by opening ourselves to others, those we perceive as weak, different, or inferior, we can achieve true personal and societal freedom. The 10th anniversary edition includes a new Introduction by the author.

Conversations with St Francis

Jean Vanier, From Brokenness to Community (New York: Paulist, 1992), p. 16. 16
. Robert D. Richardson, Henry Thoreau: A Life of the Mind (Berkeley: University of
California Press, 1988), p. 282. 17. Henry David Thoreau, Walden, p. 42. 18.

Conversations with St  Francis

Author: James C. Howell

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426761163

Page:

View: 727

If you were able to talk to St. Francis of Assisi, what would you ask him? “Perhaps,” says James Howell,” the first question I’d want to ask Francis would be something like this: How did you do it? Were you real? How much of your story really happened? And I’m asking because I am wondering how I might do it: could I somehow grab a share of the life you had? The marvel in Francis’s story is that all he did seems entirely doable – but then, at the same time, ridiculously impossible. As I survey the bare facts of his life, it all seems so manageably simple, and yet unquestionably what happened was nothing short of miraculous.” In this spiritually apt look at the life, message, and meaning of St. Francis, Howell invites all of us to pose our most difficult spiritual questions to the saint–and to listen for the questions he asks of us in response.

Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

Jean Vanier, From Brokenness to Community (New York: Paulist Press, 1992),
10. 44. 45. L'Arche International, “FAQ,” http://www.larche.org/en/faq. Franz H.
Mueller, “The Principle of Subsidiarity in the Christian Tradition,” American
Catholic ...

Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

Author: Ellen L. Idler

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199389861

Page: 448

View: 709

Frequently in partnership, but sometimes at odds, religious institutions and public health institutions work to improve the well-being of their communities. There is increasing awareness among public health professionals and the general public that the social conditions of poverty, lack of education, income inequality, poor working conditions, and experiences of discrimination play a dominant role in determining health status. But this broad view of the social determinants of health has largely ignored the role of religious practices and institutions in shaping the life conditions of billions around the globe. In Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health, leading scholars in the social sciences, public health, and religion address this omission by examining the embodied sacred practices of the world's religions, the history of alignment and tension between religious and public health institutions, the research on the health impact of religious practice throughout the life course, and the role of religious institutions in health and development efforts around the globe. In addition, the volume explores religion's role in the ongoing epidemics of HIV/AIDS and Alzheimer's disease, as well as preparations for an influenza pandemic. Together, these groundbreaking essays help complete the picture of the social determinants of health by including religion, which has until now been an invisible determinant.

Incognito

Loved, blessed, forgiven, befriended, the Spirit was present. And we gave thanks.
IJean Vanier, From Brokenness to Community (Harold M. Wit Lectures) (Mahwah,
NJ: Paulist Press, 1992), 9–10. 11 the catch It was about eleven o'clock when ...

Incognito

Author: Andrea Raynor

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476723648

Page: 320

View: 881

Filled with humor, insight, and faith, this true story tells how one young woman overcame challenges, stereotypes, and personal struggles at Harvard Divinity School and emerged an ordained minister. As a bright young girl from Ohio, Andrea Raynor always wanted to be a doctor. Instead, she landed—almost by accident—at Harvard Divinity School, which, she quickly discovered, was no typical semi­nary. When she attended, in the 1980s, HDS was a place overflowing with creative expression and freedom of thought. Her classmates included two men who were undergoing sex changes and a woman who fancied herself a geisha. There was a lively gay and lesbian caucus, marches on Washington, civil disobedience, and more sexual intrigue than could be found in a stereotypical college fraternity house. Providing a bird’s-eye view of life within the hallowed halls (and beneath the crimson robes), Incognito is a humorous and poignant glimpse inside one of the nation’s most revered institutions. From navigating relation­ships to exploring whether a pretty girl can truly wear a collar, Incognito tackles our assumptions about spirituality, the church, morality, and identity, and affirms that God often works in ways—and in people—we least expect.

From Brokenness to Wholeness

I was very happy to be reunited with my sister and brother. My mom enrolled me
in the primary school, where I did very well. I joined different clubs in the
community; one of my favorite activities was the cricket team. We went to different
parts of ...

From Brokenness to Wholeness

Author: Gigi Lionel

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1512783994

Page: 118

View: 350

From Brokenness to Wholeness is the authors true life story of her journey from the depths of brokenness as a victim of abandonment, sexual abuse, adultery, and divorce to a new life of wholeness through the mercy and grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Road from Brokenness to Wholeness

You may be surprised to realize that there is a local community of women, for
example, who are dealing with abusive relationships. There are hundreds of
forums where people talk openly about the nightmare they are living in, and
others who ...

The Road from Brokenness to Wholeness

Author: Christine Stanfill

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 153231874X

Page:

View: 231

The Road from Brokenness to Wholeness is the journey I took after a heartbreak that helped me feel complete again and live a meaningful and happy life. I share all the steps I took in a practical way - so that you - whoever you are - and no matter how broken you feel - how betrayed you were - how confused you may be or how big the void is - can do the same. We are all worthy of love and happiness - but it's us who need to get out there and get it. What I share in the book is something you can put into practice today - it's what will let you overcome the loneliness - fear of failure - and anything else that's negative and has no place in your life.

Our Journey from Brokenness to Blessing

By 1974 Grace Community Church had doubled in attendance from fifty-five to
one hundred and thirty. Though the ministry was flourishing, the denomination
began taking a firm anti-war stance and becoming too political for us. So we
decided ...

Our Journey from Brokenness to Blessing

Author: Bob Freitas

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1664202129

Page: 214

View: 550

God allows brokenness. We learned that God is good and gracious but we live in a broken world. This story deals with a broken home, a broken body and a broken heart. Jesus the Man of Sorrows knew the greatest suffering and loss. Out of all our trials our knowledge and love of God grew deeper. He brought healing and blessing. He never forsakes us but is in fact “near to the brokenhearted.” His grace is amazing and sufficient. We learned we had to be steadfast in our faith through it all. Faith means being faithful in all of our trials because God is in control and has a sovereign plan for each of us. Suffering here is temporary but heaven is forever glorious. There is hope, healing and blessing for the broken.

Bringing Home the Message

How Community Can Multiply the Power of the Preached Word Robert K. Perkins
... and their communion with God was broken as they hid themselves in the
Garden.40 Garreth Icenogle, too, defines sin in terms of“brokenness of
community.

Bringing Home the Message

Author: Robert K. Perkins

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630874213

Page: 202

View: 154

Believing that study and application of Scripture in the context of Christian community can greatly enhance the transformative power of the preached message, in Bringing Home the Message Robert Perkins aims to help pastors integrate small group ministry with their preaching. Perkins lays out the biblical, theological, historical, and sociological basis for the importance of hearing God's Word in the context of community, and provides a practical methodology for implementing sermon-based small group Bible studies. This helpful book also includes a sample fourteen-part series of Study Guides and Leader's Notes for the Gospel of Luke. Step-by-step instructions illustrate how to prepare effective inductive Bible study questions for small groups that will challenge members to grow in their faith and discipleship through understanding and applying God's Word together.

Living Gently in a Violent World

The church has much to learn from an often overlooked community--those with disabilities. In this fascinating book, theologian Stanley Hauerwas collaborates with Jean Vanier, founder of the worldwide L'Arche communities.

Living Gently in a Violent World

Author: Stanley Hauerwas

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 9780830878284

Page: 117

View: 598

How are Christians to live in a violent and wounded world? Rather than contending for privilege by wielding power and authority, we can witness prophetically from a position of weakness. The church has much to learn from an often overlooked community--those with disabilities. In this fascinating book, theologian Stanley Hauerwas collaborates with Jean Vanier, founder of the worldwide L'Arche communities. For many years, Hauerwas has reflected on the lives of people with disability, the political significance of community, and how the experience of disability addresses the weaknesses and failures of liberal society. And L'Arche provides a unique model of inclusive community that is underpinned by a deep spirituality and theology. Together, Vanier and Hauerwas carefully explore the contours of a countercultural community that embodies a different way of being and witnesses to a new order--one marked by radical forms of gentleness, peacemaking and faithfulness. The authors' explorations shed light on what it means to be human and how we are to live. The robust voice of Hauerwas and the gentle words of Vanier offer a synergy of ideas that, if listened to carefully, will lead the church to a fresh practicing of peace, love and friendship. This invigorating conversation is for everyday Christians who desire to live faithfully in a world that is violent and broken.

Friendships and Community Connections Between People with and Without Developmental Disabilities

On accepting relationships between people with mental retardation and non -
disabled people : Towards an understanding of acceptance . Disability ,
Handicap Society , 4 ( 1 ) , 21 - 36 . Vanier , J . ( 1992 ) . From brokenness to
community ...

Friendships and Community Connections Between People with and Without Developmental Disabilities

Author: Angela R. Novak Amado

Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

ISBN:

Page: 386

View: 177

« True community integration is much more than placing an individual with a disability in a community setting... it also means belonging and being in close friendships with other community members without disabilities. Now, this perceptive book gleans principles from successful experiences to help others build relationships of their own through natural social connections. The authors of this heartening guide to relationships and community connections combine the wisdom gained from their varied backgrounds in advocacy, service provision, parenting, and research to explore how friendships can enhance the lives of every individual in the community. Each author considers a different facet of friendship, such as: work and leisure relationship; gender-related expectations; community associations and groups; the roles of love, affection, and intimacy. » (Tiré de l'endos du livre).

Beauty from Brokenness

In Beauty from Brokenness, Katie reveals God's awesome and unparalleled power of transformation.

Beauty from Brokenness

Author: Katie Sobiech

Publisher: Author House

ISBN: 1452012393

Page: 220

View: 747

Katie Sobiech has a heart for God and a testimony of overcoming and victory through Christ that is vital for today's young women (and men!) who are searching for their true identity and destiny. In Beauty from Brokenness, Katie reveals God's awesome and unparalleled power of transformation.

Moving Beyond Individualism in Pastoral Care and Counseling

seriously the brokenness of life and say, yeah, there's no part of me that's not
screwed up in some way, and yet grace and ... that comes with the rejection of
one's self that then gets projected onto other people or a brokenness of
community.

Moving Beyond Individualism in Pastoral Care and Counseling

Author: Barbara J. McClure

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630877255

Page: 304

View: 912

Despite astute critiques and available resources for alternative modes of thinking and practicing, individualism continues to be a dominating and constraining ideology in the field of pastoral psychotherapy and counseling. Philip Rieff was one of the first to highlight the negative implications of individualism in psychotherapeutic theories and practices. As heirs and often enthusiasts of the Freudian tradition of which Rieff and others are critical, pastoral theologians have felt the sting of his charge, and yet the empirical research that McClure presents shows that pastoral-counseling practitioners resist change. Their attempts to overcome an individualistic perspective have been limited and ineffective because individualism is embedded in the field's dominant theological and theoretical resources, practices, and organizational arrangements. Only a radical reappraisal of these will make possible pastoral counseling practices in a post-individualistic mode. McClure proposes several critical transformations: broadening and deepening the operative theologies used to guide the healing practice, expanding the role of the pastoral counselor, reimagining the operative anthropology, reclaiming sin and judgment, nuancing the particular against the individual, rethinking the ideal outcome of the practices, and reimagining the organizational structures that support the practices. Only this level of revisioning will enable this ministry of the church to move beyond its individualistic limitations and offer healing in more complex, effective, and socially adequate ways.

Youth Vision

It has been expressed beautifully by a Catholic priest in France in his book " From
brokenness to Community " : " Accept people just as they are with all their limits
and inner pain , and also with their gifts and beauty and their capacity to grow ...

Youth Vision

Author: Thomas Vattathara

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 340

View: 465

Contributed articles presented at the Consultation on Youth Ministry held at Shillong from 18-22 April, 1995.

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: 869

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.