Breathing Under Water

Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 0281075131
Size: 41.53 MB
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We are all addicted in some way. When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. In Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from addiction – from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin. ‘A must-read for any person who recognizes the need to go “inward” on their soul’s journey to question what their relationship is with God, themselves, and others.’ The Cord ‘Rohr is a perfect writer on the subject of the 12 Steps. His easy-to-read book is essentially a commentary on each of the steps, with twelve chapters and a postscript that concisely tackles the big religious questions of human suffering, suffering with which addicts and their families are intimately acquainted. Jesus, Rohr answers, is no stranger to suffering . . . This is a good book for those in recovery from addiction and those who love them. Publishers Weekly ‘Richard Rohr continues to guide us to greater wholeness . . . his books have helped countless souls, especially those who struggle with issues of brokenness and seek transformation.’ National Catholic Reporter

Breathing Under Water Companion Journal

Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 0281075158
Size: 23.32 MB
Format: PDF
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A valuable new companion journal to the bestselling Breathing Under Water! We are all addicted to something, according to Franciscan Father Richard Rohr. This Companion Journal can help you work your way through the wisdom of the twelve-step program as outlined in Breathing Under Water, so you may determine the source of, and solution for, your own addictions. Containing reflections, discussion questions and room to write notes, the Journal encourages you to explore the process in a way that’s relevant and meaningful for you. ‘A must-read for any person who recognizes the need to go “inward” on their soul’s journey to question what their relationship is with God, themselves, and others.’ The Cord ‘Richard Rohr continues to guide us to greater wholeness . . . his books have helped countless souls, especially those who struggle with issues of brokenness and seek transformation.’ National Catholic Reporter

Toughest People To Love

Author: Chuck DeGroat
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802871437
Size: 31.65 MB
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People -- frustrating, confusing, disappointing, complicated -- are the most difficult part of leadership, and they challenge leaders everywhere, from leaders of many to managers of a few. In this book Chuck DeGroat addresses the flawed nature of people and offers wisdom for leaders of all types in dealing with just about anyone who is difficult to lead and to love. Toughest People to Love explores the basics of how people "tick," encouraging leaders to examine and take care of themselves so that they can better understand and care for others. Based on DeGroat's wealth of experience as a pastor, professor, and therapist, this book -- both wise and practical -- is one that countless leaders will go back to time and again for valuable insights and renewed vision.

A Journey Toward Surrender

Author: John Horan-Kates
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1524576360
Size: 54.44 MB
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A Journey Toward Surrender is a memoir describing how my view of leadership has evolved over fifty years. Its a story in understanding a different and more freeing meaning of surrender. From leading teams in government, business, and the non-profit world, I have developed an outlook that works. The biggest challenge in leading comes down to one key necessitymanaging the ego. If we could relinquish our ego investment, the world would be a better and much more effective place. I argue that there is a dynamic continuum or tension between responsibility and surrender that evolves throughout life and that to live well within this continuum, one must realize that God is in control of the outcome. In the end, I contend that without a change of heart, policy reforms are futile. Without a deep assessment of ones moral character, our actions will be based on what Scripture refers to as shifting sands.

Bless This Mess

Author: Rev. Molly Baskette
Publisher: Convergent Books
ISBN: 1984824139
Size: 19.31 MB
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A witty, compelling guide to raising open-minded and morally grounded kids in these crazy times, with an approach that’s rooted in science, psychology, and faith “Groundbreaking, profound, frank and friendly.”—Wendy Mogel, PhD, author of The Blessing of a Skinned Knee When Rev. Molly Baskette and Dr. Ellen O’Donnell first met, they were both new mothers seeking parenting wisdom. They read a lot of books on the topic, but none of them contained practical suggestions that would help their families psychologically and spiritually while maintaining their progressive values: How do we teach the art of forgiving and serving others? How do we raise kids who are tolerant, curious, and honorable? And what about the sex talk? Taking matters into their own hands, Baskette and O’Donnell began creating actionable steps addressing these questions and more. This book is the fruit of their many conversations begun long ago during the daycare carpool, from angsty moments to hallelujahs. In Bless This Mess, readers will gain constructive tools as they learn how to talk to their children about social justice, money, God, ethics, bullying, disabilities, sexuality, and their bodies. Parents will also glean insights on how to serve others with joy, give generously and gratefully, and—perhaps most important—learn how to stop being so afraid all the damn time, even while raising kids in an increasingly chaotic and often scary world. With real-life examples, relatable personal stories, and strategies tailored to the toddler, preteen, or teenager, Bless This Mess guides parents of children at all stages of their development.

Eager To Love

Author: Richard Rohr
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473604028
Size: 29.70 MB
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Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved of all saints. Both traditional and entirely revolutionary, he was a paradox. He was at once down to earth and reaching toward heaven, grounded in the rich history of the Church while moving toward a new understanding of the world beyond. Richard Rohr, himself a Franciscan friar, draws on Scripture, insights from psychology, and literary and artistic references, to weave together an understanding of the tradition as first practiced by St Francis. Rohr shows how his own innovative theology is firmly grounded in the life and teaching of this great saint and provides a perspective on how his alternative path to the divine can deepen and enrich our spiritual lives.

O Happy Fault

Author: Robert M. Garrity
ISBN: 9780809135011
Size: 42.75 MB
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Being free of fixations and compulsions, says Garrity, is the clearest sign that we are made in the image and likeness of God. With this extraordinary work, he helps readers begin the journey toward genuine freedom and reasonable happiness from wherever they are right now. An engaging, highly readable volume for anyone who wants to move from brokenness to wholeness.

Saint Anthony Of Padua

Author: Catholic Book Publishing Co
Publisher: Catholic Book Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9780899421100
Size: 49.10 MB
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Coral Castles

Author: Carol Bialock
Publisher: Fernwood Press
ISBN: 9781594980602
Size: 54.83 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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