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Life Together

Life Together

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer,Samuel Wells

  • Publisher : SCM Press
  • Release : 2015-01-31
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 0334049768
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This short book is a reflection on life as an intentional Christian community, written by Bonhoeffer during his time as a head of the Illegal Seminary of the Confessing Church in Finkenwalde (Eastern Prussia). The book has become a spiritual classic in which many Christians of a wide variety of backgrounds and contexts have found meaning and encouragement.

Psalms

Psalms
The Prayer Book of the Bible

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer,Eberhard Bethge

  • Publisher : Augsburg Books
  • Release : 1974
  • Pages : 86
  • ISBN : 9781451406795
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The author explains one of his secrets behind the powerful witness of his own life--that he had learned to pray the Psalms and from them drew on the power of God in his years of imprisonment--in a new edition that includes a brief biographical sketch by a friend and biographer of the author, which helps us understand the man who used the Psalms as his prayer book. Original.

A Life Together

A Life Together

by Benito González Toscano

  • Publisher : Benito González Toscano
  • Release : 2014-11-26
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We must know that to build a strong and lasting relationship as a couple or spouse, we must have a good foundation, personally , emotionally and even rational. The latter passes unnoticed when some crisis is presented inside of our relationships and marriage. Especially when the couple or spouse with whom we share a whole ceases to be part of the cornerstone to become an obstacle or confrontation to overcome or survival of each part of the couple life. If we arrange the hair, face and even shoes every day, we do not fix the heart . The fact that say, we are as we are, is because we leave much to be desired, unable to overcome emotional paradigms, specifically when we are in crisis of couple or marriage, within ourselves there are much to explore either because we have emotional complexes or because we are giving us the excuse that we were born with that, as well as strong and tough character. To live as a couple, we have to learn to live with ourselves. If not, how do we share with another or other our happiness ? This book is about that, sharing, self-help , self-esteem, our couple.. happiness of married life, of being together ...

Life in Community

Life in Community
Joining Together to Display the Gospel

by Dustin Willis

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2015-07-16
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0802492568
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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WHAT MAKES A COMMUNITY EXTRAORDINARY? When people live in community moved by the gospel and marked by the Spirit, great things happen. They commit to one another. They grieve together, sing together, eat, pray, and play together. They love, serve, honor, encourage, and provide for each other gladly. And they live on mission together. Hearts are healed, walls come down, and outsiders come in. No competition. No pretense. No vain conceit. Just full hearts breaking bread and giving freely. It is nothing short of amazing. Most of us live in a shadow of what God intended for us. Life in Community calls us into the light. Reclaiming Scripture’s stunning vision of gospel-centered community, it inspires us to live in love unbounded. Read it, live it, and join the movement: Help unleash the power of extraordinary community. 6-Week group study included.

Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care
A Book

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 1985
  • Pages : 93
  • ISBN : 9781451406825
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bonhoeffer says spiritual care is a function of the congregation and that it is an aspect of the broader, more encompassing activity of proclamation. In Spiritual Care, we are confronted with the awesome truth that in speech God's presence is known and that speech is also our own; in silence God's presence is known and that silence is also our own. The text demands us to consider how the gospel message is brought to people in the midst of their personal lives, and his message and counsel use the tools given within the traditional life of the church so that such grace becomes enacted, enfleshed, and incarnate in the Christian community.

Seize the Day -- with Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Seize the Day -- with Dietrich Bonhoeffer
A 365 Day Devotional

by Charles Ringma

  • Publisher : Tyndale House
  • Release : 2014-02-27
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1615214569
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This devotional of 365 meditations by theologian and martyr Dietrich Bonhoeffer helps you see that it is possible to impact that world if we allow ourselves to be transformed into the likeness of Christ. Experience the power of Bonhoeffer’s words in a way that challenges you to live out your discipleship daily—combining personal spirituality with an active concern for those around you.

Letters and Papers from Prison

Letters and Papers from Prison
A Book

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1965
  • Pages : 254
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Testament to Freedom

A Testament to Freedom
The Essential Writings of Dietrich Bonhoeffer

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 1995-03-31
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9780060642143
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dietrich Bonhoeffer was only thirty-nine years old when he was executed in a Nazi concentration camp in 1945, yet his courage, vision, and brilliance have greatly influenced the twentieth-century Church and theology. Particularly through his bestselling classic, The Cost of Discipleship, Bonhoeffer profoundly shaped such minds and movements as Martin Luther King, Jr., and Leonardo Boff, civil rights and leberation theology. A Testament to Freedom, completely revised and expanded for this edition, includes previously untranslated writings, excerpts from major books, sermons, and selected letters spanning the years of Bonhoeffer's pastoral and theological career. This magnificent volume takes readers on a historical and biographical journey that follows Bonhoeffer through the various stages of his life--as teacher, ecumenist, pastor, preacher, seminary director, prophet in the Nazi era and, finally, as martyr in pursuit of peace and justice.

The Cost of Discipleship

The Cost of Discipleship
A Book

by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1959-01-01
  • Pages : 285
  • ISBN : 9780334002598
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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When the Church Was a Family

When the Church Was a Family
Recapturing Jesus' Vision for Authentic Christian Community

by Joseph H. Hellerman

  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Release : 2009
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 0805447792
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A study of the early Christian church in the Mediterranean region and its emphasis on collective good over individual desire clarifies much about what is wrong with the American church today.

Many Colors

Many Colors
Cultural Intelligence for a Changing Church

by Soong-Chan Rah

  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Release : 2010-09-01
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781575674971
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The United States is currently undergoing the most rapid demographic shift in its history. By 2050, white Americans will no longer comprise a majority of the population. Instead, they'll be the largest minority group in a country made up entirely of minorities, followed by Hispanic Americans, African Americans, and Asian Americans. Past shifts in America's demographics always reshaped the county's religious landscape. This shift will be no different. Soong-Chan Rah's book is intended to equip evangelicals for ministry and outreach in our changing nation. Borrowing from the business concept of "cultural intelligence," he explores how God's people can become more multiculturally adept. From discussions about cultural and racial histories, to reviews of case-study churches and Christian groups that are succeeding in bridging ethnic divides, Rah provides a practical and hopeful guidebook for Christians wanting to minister more effectively in diverse settings. Without guilt trips or browbeating, the book will spur individuals, churches, and parachurch ministries toward more effectively bearing witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Good News for people of every racial and cultural background. Its message is positive; its potential impact, transformative.

Making Small Groups Work

Making Small Groups Work
What Every Small Group Leader Needs to Know

by Henry Cloud,John Townsend

  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2010-02-23
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0310859409
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Lead small groups through astounding growth with principles from the best-selling books How People Grow and Boundaries.No matter what need brings a group of people together—from marriage enrichment to divorce recovery, from grief recovery to spiritual formation—members are part of a small group because they want to grow. This book by psychologists Henry Cloud and John Townsend provides small-group leaders with valuable guidance and information on how they can help their groups to grow spiritually, emotionally, and relationally. With insights from their best-selling book How People Grow, Cloud and Townsend show how God’s plan for growth is made up of three key elements: grace plus truth plus time. When groups embrace those elements, they find God’s grace and forgiveness and learn how to handle their imperfections without shame as they model God’s love and support to one another.In addition to describing what makes small groups work, Leading Small Groups That Help People Grow explains the roles and responsibilities of both leaders and group members. Employing tenets from the book How People Grow, this book equips leaders to understand the ins and outs of how to promote growth, and using principles from their best-selling book Boundaries, they show how to identify and find solutions for common problems such as boredom, noncompliance, passivity, aggression, narcissism, spiritualization, over-neediness, over-giving, and nonstop talking.

Hopeful Imagination

Hopeful Imagination
Prophetic Voices in Exile

by Walter Brueggemann

  • Publisher : Fortress Press
  • Release : 1986-01-01
  • Pages : 146
  • ISBN : 9781451419627
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Professor Brueggemann here examines the literature and experience of an era in which Israel's prophets faced the pastoral responsibility of helping people to enter into exile, to be in exile, and to depart out of exile. He addresses three major prophetic traditions: Jeremiah (the pathos of God), Ezekiel (the holiness of God), and 2 Isaiah (the newness of God). This literature is seen to contain the theological resources for handling both brokenness and surprise with freedom, courage, and imagination. Throughout, Brueggemann demonstrates how these resources offer vitality for ministry today.

We Are So Blessed

We Are So Blessed
Illustrated Reminders of God's Grace

by Workman Publishing

  • Publisher : Workman Publishing
  • Release : 2017-09-19
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1523501820
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A gift for prayer, worship, meditation, and everyday devotion: Here are 102 beautiful expressions to celebrate the grace of God. The wisdom of the Christian faith gets a reverent and radiant new treatment in We Are So Blessed, which pairs inspiring words with contemporary, vibrant graphics and gorgeous hand-lettering by 25 artists. Affirmations to soothe the soul and brighten the spirit. Biblical verses from Old and New Testaments. Beloved psalms, prayers, and hymns. Quotations from philosophers and writers, like St. Augustine and C. S. Lewis. Mindful meditations: Inhale faith. Exhale fear—and beyond. And each is made all the more powerful through the transformative lens of art. This uplifting, modern book is a reminder of a timeless truth: No matter where you may be in life, God has blessed you in countless ways. It’s a celebration of His guidance and generosity—and of the devotion and spiritual rejuvenation He inspires.

Survival Guide for the Soul

Survival Guide for the Soul
How to Flourish Spiritually in a World that Pressures Us to Achieve

by Ken Shigematsu

  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2018-08-07
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 0310535336
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What keeps us from flourishing in our spiritual lives is a neglect of the inner life of the soul. And more and more today, this neglect is driven by our ambition to accomplish something big outside ourselves. We live in a society that pressures us to achieve professionally, socially, and through the constant acquisition of material possessions. Drawing on a wide range of sources including scripture, church history, psychology, and neuroscience, as well as a rich variety of stories from his own life, Ken Shigematsu demonstrates how the gospel redeems our desires and reorders our lives. He offers fresh perspective on how certain spiritual practices help orient our lives so that our souls can flourish in the midst of a demanding, competitive society. And he concludes with a liberating and counter-cultural definition of true greatness. This book will appeal to anyone who longs to experience a deeper relationship with Christ in the midst of the daily pressures to succeed, as well as to those on the borderlands of faith seeking to transcend the human tendency to define ourselves by our production and success.

Life Together in Christ

Life Together in Christ
Experiencing Transformation in Community

by Ruth Haley Barton

  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 2014-10-30
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0830896384
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We've all been let down by so-called community. Why is it so hard for us to connect and grow together for the long haul? Veteran spiritual director Ruth Haley Barton helps us get personal and practical about experiencing transformation together. This interactive guide allows us to grow through and by the experience of transforming community.

Called to Community

Called to Community
The Life Jesus Wants for His People

by Eberhard Arnold,Dietrich Bonhoeffer,Joan Chittister,Fyodor Dostoyevsky,Dorothy Day,Richard J. Foster,Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove,David Janzen,Søren Kierkegaard,C. S. Lewis,Chiara Lubich,Thomas Merton,Henri J. M. Nouwen,John M. Perkins,Eugene H. Peterson,Christine Christine,Howard A. Snyder,Mother Teresa of Calcutta,Jean Vanier,Saint Benedict,Christine D. Pohl

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-05-10
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 9780874867435
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Why, in age of connectivity, are our lives more isolated and fragmented than ever? And what can be done about it? The answer lies in the hands of God's people. Increasingly, today's Christians want to be the church, to follow Christ together in daily life. From every corner of society, they are daring to step away from the status quo and respond to Christ's call to share their lives more fully with one another and with others. As they take the plunge, they are discovering the rich, meaningful life that Jesus has in mind for all people, and pointing the church back to its original calling: to be a gathered, united community that demonstrates the transforming love of God. Of course, such a life together with others isn't easy. The selections in this volume are, by and large, written by practitioners--people who have pioneered life in intentional community and have discovered in the nitty-gritty of daily life what it takes to establish, nurture, and sustain a Christian community over the long haul. Whether you have just begun thinking about communal living, are already embarking on sharing life with others, or have been part of a community for many years, the pieces in this collection will encourage, challenge, and strengthen you. The book's fifty-two chapters can be read one a week to ignite meaningful group discussion.

Ethics

Ethics
Approaching Moral Decisions

by Arthur F. Holmes

  • Publisher : InterVarsity Press
  • Release : 2009-09-20
  • Pages : 150
  • ISBN : 0830875093
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With over 60,000 copies in print since its original publication in 1984, Ethics has served numerous generations of students as a classic introduction to philosophical ethics from a Christian perspective. Over the years the philosophical landscape has changed somewhat, and in this new edition Arthur Holmes adjusts the argument and information throughout, completely rewriting the earlier chapter on virtue ethics and adding a new chapter on the moral agent. The book addresses the questions: What is good? What is right? How can we know? In doing so it also surveys a variety of approaches to ethics, including cultural relativism, emotivism, ethical egoism and utilitarianism--all with an acknowledgment of the new postmodern environment.

The Connecting Church 2.0

The Connecting Church 2.0
Beyond Small Groups to Authentic Community

by Randy Frazee

  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2013-03-12
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0310494362
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The development of meaningful relationships, where every member carries a significant sense of belonging, is central to what it means to be the church. So why do many Christians feel disappointed and disillusioned with their efforts to experience authentic community? Despite the best efforts of pastors, small group leaders, and faithful lay persons, church too often is a place of loneliness rather than connection. In this revised and updated version of his best-selling book, Randy Frazee shows us how church can be so much...better. More intimate and alive. The answer may seem radical today, but it was a central component of life in the early church. First-century Christians knew what it meant to live in vital community with one another, relating with a depth and commitment that made "the body of Christ" a perfect metaphor for the church. What would it take to reclaim that kind of love, joy, support, and dynamic spiritual growth? Read this book and find out.

True Spirituality

True Spirituality
A Book

by Francis Schaeffer

  • Publisher : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
  • Release : 2012-01-27
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 9781414356839
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Francis Shaeffer had been serving as a pastor for over a decade when he began to wonder if Christianity really made a difference in people’s lives. True Spirituality, a twentieth-century spiritual classic, outlines the result of his effort to “start at the beginning” and re-examine his faith. The book is a treasure trove of wisdom for Christians trying to discover what true spirituality looks like in everyday life. Includes a foreword by Chuck Colson and an introduction by Dr. Jerram Barrs, director of the Schaeffer Institute.