Religion & Spirituality
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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Edward Gilbreath
Publisher: IVP Books (2013, Nov 1st).
From time to time prophetic Christian voices rise to challenge our nations "original sin." In the twentieth century, compelled by the Spirit of God and a yearning for freedom, the African American church took the lead in heralding the effort. Like almost no other movement before or since, Christian people gave force to a social mission. And, remarkably, they did it largely through nonviolent actions. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.s words and historic efforts as the Moses of this civil rights movement stand out as perhaps the most significant instance of a modern Christian leader acting in a prophetic role to instigate political change. In many ways "The Letter from Birmingham Jail" stands at the center of that movement. In this book African American journalist Edward Gilbreath explores the place of that letter in the life and work of Dr. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Penny Sartori
Publisher: Watkins Publishing (2014, Feb 18th).
This book considers a wide range of experiences of dying patients that Dr Sartori has encountered during her nursing career. It focuses on the near-death experiences (NDEs) of patients Dr Sartori has nursed as well as the hundreds of cases of people who have contacted her over the years. Many people take NDEs at surface value and are mis-informed about the full extent of this highly complex phenomenon. This book examines all aspects of the NDE and Dr Sartori emphasizes that by pathologising the NDE we are missing out on very important insights which can empower us to live fulfilled and meaningful lives.The results of her hospital research and that of others could not find a physiological or psychological explanation for these experiences and they can no longer be ignored or explained away. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: ~ Ernie Haase & Signature Sound
Format: Audio CD
Publisher: Gaither Music Group (Universal) (2014, Feb 4th).
All Music Guide - Steve Leggett Ernie Haase & Signature Sound (Haase, Ryan Seaton, Doug Anderson, and Tim Duncan) bring their trademark powerhouse four-part gospel harmonies to bear on several gospel standards in this DVD/CD set filmed and recorded live at a concert at Carson Center in Paducah, Kentucky. The project was produced by Wayne Haun and released as part of the Gaither Homecoming series of television shows and albums. Read More Show Less ... See more details below Eligible for moreMore Info | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Pema Chödrön
Publisher: Sounds True; 1 edition (2013, May 1st).
***How to Meditate Has Been Named One of Library Journal’s Best Books of 2013*** Pema Chodron is treasured around the world for her unique ability to transmit teachings and practices that bring peace, understanding, and compassion into our lives. With How to Meditate, the American-born Tibetan nun presents her first book exploring in depth what she considers the essentials for a lifelong practice. When we look for a meditation teacher, we want someone who has an intimate knowledge of the path. That's why so many have turned to Pema Chödrön, whose gentle yet straightforward guidance has been a lifesaver for both first-time and experienced meditators. With How to Meditate, the American-born Tibetan Buddhist nun presents her first book that explores in-depth what she considers the essentials for an evolving practice that helps you live in a wholehearted way. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Mitchell Stephens
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (2014, Feb 25th).
The historical achievements of religious belief have been large and well chronicled. But what about the accomplishments of those who have challenged religion? Traveling from classical Greece to twenty-first century America, Imagine There’s No Heaven explores the role of disbelief in shaping Western civilization. At each juncture common themes emerge: by questioning the role of gods in the heavens or the role of a God in creating man on earth, nonbelievers help move science forward. By challenging the divine right of monarchs and the strictures of holy books, nonbelievers, including Jean- Jacques Rousseau and Denis Diderot, help expand human liberties, and influence the early founding of the United States. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability