The Art of Spiritual Writing

Although written by Vinita Hampton Wright, a successful author and editor of spirituality books, this is not another book about how to get published. Spiritual writers will learn how to uncover the truth of what they have to say.

The Art of Spiritual Writing

Author: Vinita Hampton Wright

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780829439083

Page: 165

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The Art of Spiritual Writing seeks to instruct writers on how to hone the art and craft of spiritual writing in order to connect with readers. Although written by Vinita Hampton Wright, a successful author and editor of spirituality books, this is not another book about how to get published. Spiritual writers will learn how to uncover the truth of what they have to say. As they grow in their writing ability, their own spirituality will also grow.

The Art of Spiritual War

Bren Watts. Writing a forward for this book is a great honour. Not only because
the author is my true love and best friend ... I have come to know the truth of The
Art of Spiritual War. I am so very proud of my husband and his will to serve the
Lord ...

The Art of Spiritual War

Author: Bren Watts

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469156091

Page: 146

View: 801

Over 2000 years ago, Sun Tzu wrote ‘The Art of War’, a book which is widely accepted as one of the greatest military war strategy books in history. As Christians, we still fight wars today – they are just a little different to the ones that Sun Tzu wrote about. Our wars are spiritual wars. Th e Art of Spiritual Warfare shows us how to fight these spiritual wars in our lives through the power of the Holy Spirit. Many of us are too easily defeated by the devil’s schemes. But we don’t need to be. Jesus died and left His Holy Spirit so that we might have victory over the devil. The Art of Spiritual War will help to equip you to be a powerful Christian, full of the Spirit so that when you are engaged in battle, you can fight with authority and claim victory in your life.

Write Better

In this book you'll find practical advice on how to develop writing skills and strategies that can move writers toward fresher, more vital, and perhaps more beautiful expressions of the human condition.

Write Better

Author: Andrew T. Le Peau

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830845690

Page: 272

View: 221

In this primer on nonfiction writing, Andrew Le Peau offers insights he has learned as a published author and long-time editor. In this book you'll find practical advice on how to develop writing skills and strategies that can move writers toward fresher, more vital, and perhaps more beautiful expressions of the human condition. You'll also discover how the act of writing can affect your life in God.

The Best Spiritual Writing 2011

Presents a collection of essays, articles, and poems from a variety of religious and spiritual traditions, including the writings of Rick Bass, Nancy Honicker, Philip Levine, and Marilyn Nelson.

The Best Spiritual Writing 2011

Author: Philip Zaleski

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

ISBN: 9780143118671

Page: 244

View: 345

Presents a collection of essays, articles, and poems from a variety of religious and spiritual traditions, including the writings of Rick Bass, Nancy Honicker, Philip Levine, and Marilyn Nelson.

The Art of Spiritual Rock Gardening

Writing of the beautiful structure with its heavenly dome, its columns of rare
marble, and its brilliant mosaics, the British authority on Muslim architecture,
K.A.C. Creswell, exclaimed: Under a scheme whereby the size of every part is
related to ...

The Art of Spiritual Rock Gardening

Author: Donna Schaper

Publisher: Paulist Press

ISBN: 9781587680052

Page: 148

View: 333

A fusion of reflections on the spiritual importance of rocks and stones in the world's cultures and religions and practical tips on creating and maintaining a rock garden. With illustrations from an internationally known garden designer and artist.

An Art of Spiritual Warfare

A Guide to Lasting Inner Peace Based on Sun Tsu's The Art of War Grant Schnarr
... written without the foundational wisdom of Sun Tzu, whose 2500-year-old
sayings are as relevant today as ever, especially when read on a spiritual level.
... I thank Robert Moore for his inspiration and encouragement in writing this book
.

An Art of Spiritual Warfare

Author: Grant Schnarr

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 0835630919

Page: 168

View: 867

Nowadays, people search Sun Tsu's ancient war manual for business strategies. Going deeper, Grant Schnarr finds how to defeat our true enemy- our own negativity. Read by rock stars and military generals, here are brilliant tactics for enlisting higher powers, outwitting self-destruction, and championing integrity and love.

Writing the Sacred Journey

Readers will learn new and practical skills for every stage of the writing process. Sprinkled throughout the book, these thoughtful activities teach readers new writing techniques and avenues into the creative process.

Writing the Sacred Journey

Author: Elizabeth J Andrew

Publisher: Skinner House Books

ISBN: 9781558964709

Page: 256

View: 669

Writing the Sacred Journey shows readers how to write about spirituality and the interior life with heart and flair. It helps readers get motivated, generate materials, move swiftly through drafts, and gain confidence and ease in their writing. Writing the Sacred Journey helps readers to uncover and honor the sacred within their own life stories. Elizabeth Andrew, an experienced writing instructor and spiritual director, gently guides readers through the spiritual writing process from concept to finished manuscript. She identifies some of the initial hurdles writers face in describing the interior, spiritual life and offers practical tips about how to overcome them. Writing the Sacred Journey also explores themes that commonly appear in spiritual memoir, as well as the all-important issue of writing as craft. Readers will learn new and practical skills for every stage of the writing process. Sprinkled throughout the book, these thoughtful activities teach readers new writing techniques and avenues into the creative process.

Journaling as a Spiritual Practice

Whether you are a longtime journal keeper or someone who has never kept a journal at all, this book will help you go below the surface of your life with God.

Journaling as a Spiritual Practice

Author: Helen Cepero

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 083089392X

Page: 161

View: 241

Whether you are a longtime journal keeper or someone who has never kept a journal at all, this book will help you go below the surface of your life with God. It is not about the art of writing, but about how journaling can form us spiritually. Every chapter combines descriptive text, illustrations from journals and the author's own experience with journaling practices integrated along the way to help you bring your own life and world into sharper focus. God wants to surprise you with the beauty of your own life, growing and alive, filled with movement, light and shadow. This is the book to do just that.

Spiritual Quests

Six writers discuss the novel-like structure of the Catholic mass, the history of religious writing, self-discovery, Biblical language, and the influence of Eastern religions

Spiritual Quests

Author: Mary Gordon

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780395515631

Page: 189

View: 837

Six writers discuss the novel-like structure of the Catholic mass, the history of religious writing, self-discovery, Biblical language, and the influence of Eastern religions

Art as Spiritual Activity

Through such perception, we can experience the spiritual within the material
substance of each art medium—indeed, ... Steiner approaches beauty and
creativity from many sides in his writing and lectures, but it is especially in his
practice of ...

Art as Spiritual Activity

Author: Rudolf Steiner

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 0880109998

Page: 214

View: 736

The most fundamental issue for the arts today... is the spiritual foundation of the arts.... Steiner demonstrates that our individual creative activity is not solely a personal affair. Our creations do not originate out of nowhere, nor solely out of ourselves, but from an objective world of spirit with which we are intimately related in the depths of our being. He shows that our creations have significance beyond ourselves and beyond the recognition they receive: works of art are vehicles of spiritual qualities. In bringing these spiritual qualities into the sphere of human life, the artist becomes responsible for the spiritual effects the work has on the artist, other people, and ultimately on human evolution. Seeing his task as the renewal of the lost unity of science, art, and religion, Rudolf Steiner created in the worldview he called Anthroposophy a new, cognitive scientific-and-religious art, the implications of which - recognized by such divergent artists as Wassily Kandinsky and Joseph Beuys - are only now becoming fully apparent.

Saint Ignatius the Spiritual Writings

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CatholiC, Protestant, Jewish, and buddhist religious. By Rami Shapiro and Aaron
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Saint Ignatius  the Spiritual Writings

Author: Saint Ignatius (of Loyola)

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594733015

Page: 251

View: 772

Excerpts from The Spiritual Exercises, his autobiography, and his collected letters and instructions provide direct insights from Ignatius about the role of humility, obedience, discernment, sin and selfawareness in spiritual life.

Spiritual Gems of Islam

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Spiritual Gems of Islam

Author: Jamal Rahman

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594734305

Page: 230

View: 493

Islamic ethics.

Spirituality and Art Therapy

Arguing that art therapists can mediate between the sacred and the mundane, this pioneering book is an affirmation of the transformative power of art therapy.

Spirituality and Art Therapy

Author: Mimi Farrelly-Hansen

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1846422191

Page: 272

View: 287

Reflecting the increasing recognition of the importance of the spiritual in healing, Spirituality and Art Therapy is an exciting exploration of the different ways in which the spiritual forms an essential, life-enhancing component of a well-rounded therapeutic approach. The contributors are leading art therapists who write from diverse perspectives, including Christian, Jewish, Buddhist and shamanic. They explain how their own spiritual and creative influences interact, finding expression in the use of art as a healing agent with specific populations, such as bereaved children, emotionally disturbed adolescents, and the homeless. The relationships between spirituality and visual art, art therapy and transpersonal psychology are examined. Story and image are interwoven in the spiritual journeys of therapists and clients, and suggested creative exercises make this an accessible, practical resource for those who desire to understand and execute an holistic method of therapy. Arguing that art therapists can mediate between the sacred and the mundane, this pioneering book is an affirmation of the transformative power of art therapy.

Art is a Spiritual Path

The site also contains an archive of the images in this book in full color.

Art is a Spiritual Path

Author: Pat B. Allen

Publisher: Shambhala Publications

ISBN: 1590302109

Page: 242

View: 351

Art is a spiritual path--not a religion, but a practice that helps us knit together the ideals and convictions that guide our lives. Creating art can be prayer, ritual, and remembrance of the Divine. And the sharing of this creativity with others in small groups can serve as sanctuary, asylum, ashram, therapy group, think tank, and village square. Pat Allen has developed a reliable guide for walking the path of art through a series of simple practices that combine drawing, painting, and sculpture with journal writing. Designed for readers at any level of artistic experience, the book shows how to: * awaken the creative force and connect with the divine source of creativity * access inner wisdom and intuition about life issues, including both personal and community concerns * find a path to meaning that includes honoring, celebrating, and giving thanks * explore the images and symbols of traditions such as Catholicism, Judaism, shamanism, and Goddess worship * join in spiritual community with others who are following the path of art * discover that artmaking can help us live our ideals and be of service in the world Detailed examples from the author's own practice of art, plus the stories and images of several other people, are presented to illustrate how art becomes a spiritual path in action. At the author's virtual studio, www.patballen.com, readers can post their images and writings, communicate with the author, and subscribe to an electronic newsletter. The site also contains an archive of the images in this book in full color.

Writing The Sacred Art

Beyond the Page to Spiritual Practice Rami Shapiro, Aaron Shapiro. Chapter
One. wriTiNg. To. oPeN. The. BodY. W. riting as a spiritual practice begins with
the body because life begins with the body. We are physical creatures, and we ...

Writing   The Sacred Art

Author: Rami Shapiro

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594733724

Page: 155

View: 131

Push your writing through the trite and the boring to something fresh, something transformative. "Writing as spiritual practice has nothing to do with readers per se. You aren't writing to be read; you are writing to be freed. Writing as spiritual practice is conspiratorial rather than inspirational. It conspires to strip away everything you use to maintain the illusion of certainty, security and self-identity. Where spiritual writing seeks to bind you all the more tightly to the self you imagine yourself to be, writing as spiritual practice intends to free you from it." --from Rami's Preface This isn't about how to write spiritual books. It isn't about the romance of writing. It doesn't cover the ins and outs of publishing and building a brand. Instead, this fresh and unapologetic guide to writing as a spiritual practice approaches writing as a way to turn the spiral of body, heart, mind, soul and spirit that leads to spiritual awakening. Lead by renowned spirituality teacher Rami Shapiro and award-winning writer and writing coach Aaron Shapiro--and featuring over fifty unique, practical exercises--it takes you beyond assigning inspirational words to the page. It shows you how to use your writing to unlock the joy of life and the infinite perspectives and possibilities that living provides.

The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing

A fourth reason for thinking that writing and publishing of a particularly Christian
nature will be here for a long time to come is that Christians have to read . We are
the people of the Book . Our spirituality is centered upon linguistic revelation .

The Little Handbook to Perfecting the Art of Christian Writing

Author: Leonard Goss

Publisher: B&H Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780805432640

Page: 267

View: 617

An insider's view of Christian publishing that addresses topics that include agents, editors, industry trends, developing a book proposal, and more.

Birthing God

n Splrmui Priculr :s—m-rn—l FAsriiig Fly-Fishing—The Sacred Art: Casting a Fly
as a Spiritual Practice by Rabbi Eric ... Quality PB, 978-I-59473-300-0 $l6.99
Writing—The Sacred Art: Beyond the Page to Spiritual Practice By Rami Shapiro
and ...

Birthing God

Author: Lana Dalberg

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594734801

Page: 290

View: 366

A variety of women relate Spirit-filled moments. In doing so, they invite you to consider the origins of your own spirituality and to deepen your relationship with God.

Men Pray

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Push your writing through the trite and the boring to something fresh, something ...

Men Pray

Author: Skylight Paths

Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing

ISBN: 1594733953

Page: 168

View: 532

Prayers from a broad spectrum of spiritual traditions celebrate the profound variety of ways men around the world have called out to the Divine with words of joy, praise, gratitude, wonder, petition and even anger from the ancient world up to our own day."

Art Spirituality and Economics

So, when I was asked by Knut to write an essay encompassing art, spirituality
and economics, based on an inspiring ... Writing this essay has intensified my
experience even further, as I have been able to put it in the context of how pure
Nature ...

Art  Spirituality and Economics

Author: Luk Bouckaert

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 331975064X

Page: 233

View: 366

This volume celebrates the work of Laszlo Zsolnai, a leading researcher and scholar in the field of the ethical and spiritual aspects of economic life, who has made significant contributions to the connection between ethics, spirituality, aesthetics and economic theory. The book offers a selection of essays concerned with the ethical, spiritual and aesthetic context within which economics as a social studies discipline should be situated in order to avoid the sort of dehumanising consequences that theories based on utility maximisation and rational choice necessarily entail. It presents the economic activities of human beings not as some sort of preordained obedience to universal laws that operate independently of other human concerns, but, rather, as a part of the human desire for the Aristotelian good life. It looks at the various considerations –moral, spiritual and aesthetic – that take part in the formation of economic decisions in sharp contrast with theories that purport to explain economic phenomena solely on the basis of utility maximisation.

Concerning the Spiritual and the Concrete in Kandinsky s Art

ALTHOUGH HE DID WRITE AN EARLY DRAFT in his native Russian, Wassily
Kandinsky (1866–1944) chose to publish his first major theoretical statement on
painting in German.1 The statement appeared, consequently, as Über das
Geistige ...

Concerning the Spiritual   and the Concrete   in Kandinsky   s Art

Author: Lisa Florman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 0804789231

Page: 280

View: 909

This book examines the art and writings of Wassily Kandinsky, who is widely regarded as one of the first artists to produce non-representational paintings. Crucial to an understanding of Kandinsky's intentions is On the Spiritual in Art, the celebrated essay he published in 1911. Where most scholars have taken its repeated references to "spirit" as signaling quasi-religious or mystical concerns, Florman argues instead that Kandinsky's primary frame of reference was G.W.F. Hegel's Aesthetics, in which art had similarly been presented as a vehicle for the developing self-consciousness of spirit (or Geist, in German). In addition to close readings of Kandinsky's writings, the book also includes a discussion of a 1936 essay on the artist's paintings written by his own nephew, philosopher Alexandre Kojève, the foremost Hegel scholar in France at that time. It also provides detailed analyses of individual paintings by Kandinsky, demonstrating how the development of his oeuvre challenges Hegel's views on modern art, yet operates in much the same manner as does Hegel's philosophical system. Through the work of a single, crucial artist, Florman presents a radical new account of why painting turned to abstraction in the early years of the twentieth century.