Loved As I Am

Author: Miriam James Heidland
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594715475
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When Sr. Miriam James Heidland’s life as a successful college athlete proved unfulfilling, she went searching for something deeper and ended up falling in love with Jesus. By charting her own journey toward wholeness, Heidland invites young Catholics to pursue their own relationship with Jesus. Although originally full of athletic ambition and goals for a career in sports news, Heidland was transformed in a very slow but deep way during her undergraduate years, moving from party girl to bride of Christ. In Loved as I Am: An Invitation to Conversion, Healing, and Freedom through Jesus, Heidland helps readers learn from her experience of seeking love in the wrong places and instead finding it in Christ. She shares her struggles—learning she was adopted, battling alcoholism, and healing from childhood sexual abuse—as signs of hope that anyone who desires to know Christ can find him and be loved intimately by him in return. By bringing readers into Heidland’s healing process, Loved as I Am provides a gentle and subtle template for finding peace and freedom in Jesus.

The Ten Biggest Lies Of The Enemy

Author: Deacon Keith Strohm
Publisher: The Word Among Us Press
ISBN: 1593255055
Size: 63.22 MB
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Jesus died to set us free, yet we all experience thoughts from the enemy that lead us away from Christ and his truth. Popular author and speaker Deacon Keith Strohm shines God's light on ten of the most common lies that Satan uses to bind our hearts and prevent us from experiencing the fullness of God's love. Not only does Deacon Strohm helps us gain clarity to the ways in which these lies take hold and imprison us. He also shows us that through the use of Scripture and the spiritual traditions of the Church, we can break the power and authority those lies have in our lives. We all want to be drawn closer in our relationship with Jesus Christ and more secure in our identities as sons and daughters of God, so we can never be too vigilant in battling the lies of the enemy. This book offers valuable wisdom for any Christian—those just beginning to follow Christ and those who are more mature in their faith.

The Quest For God And The Good Life

Author: Mark T. Miller
Publisher: Catholic University of America Press
ISBN: 0813221390
Size: 54.47 MB
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Throughout this introductory text, progress, decline, and redemption constitute a systematic framework for examining the central terms of Catholic theology, as well as key notions in Lonergan's theology. The book provides a firm foundation for students of Lonergan as well as anyone interested in understanding Catholic theology and applying it to ministry, education, and other fields.

An Audacious Invitation

Author: Walter Farquharson
Publisher: PineValley Publishing
ISBN: 1770646876
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An Audacious Invitiation is a startling new commentary on the Gospel of John by former United Church Moderator Walter Farquharson and long-time United Church minister Jeff Cook. Walter’s reflections paired with Jeff’s point-counterpoint responses allow the reader to participate in an energetic dialogue that will both surprise and inspire. Here we discover a Jesus of love and compassion and hope, a compelling call to a new way of living.

Be Healed

Author: Bob Schuchts
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594714764
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In the tradition of such beloved spiritual teachers as Francis MacNutt and Michael Scanlan, Be Healed: A Guide to Encountering the Powerful Love of Jesus in Your Life offers in book form Bob Schuchts's popular program for spiritual, emotional, and physical healing through the power of the Holy Spirit and the sacraments. This renowned program for spiritual restoration is steeped in scripture and the wisdom of the Catholic Church. Deeply intimate and vulnerable about his own journey of healing, Catholic therapist Bob Schuchts connects with his readers by sharing the series of betrayals he endured in high school--his father's infidelity, his parents' divorce, and his older brother's drug addiction--and his subsequent seasons of struggle with God and faith. Be Healed is based on the program first used in dioceses across the United States to form the hearts and minds of Catholic clergy. Schuchts's trusted process for finding inner peace and healing is now expanded to serve the entire body of Christ, helping people recognize their brokenness and find hope in the risen Christ. "In Be Healed, Bob Schuchts takes the reader into the life of a changed man, sharing the story of how he received spiritual, psychological, and emotional healing. Our world, filled with brokenness and suffering, needs to experience the truth of Christ's healing power! Reading this book will begin that encounter with Jesus." Most Reverend Samuel J. Aquila Archbishop of Denver "Be Healed invites the faithful Christian, the newest convert, and the curious reader to consider a new journey with the Lord. With honesty, compassion, and years of experience to aid him, Bob Schuchts brings hope and freedom to confused and fearful hearts. Through personal stories and the Gospel message, he invites us to journey past familiar symptoms into the deeper roots of our wounds. Where we expect the pain of what is known and the fear of the unknown, we find Christ offering healing and wholeness. Be Healed is a unique gift to the Church." Brian Butler Author of Theology of the Body for Teens "Be Healed is an invitation to encounter the Lord as your healer. Bob Schuchts writes with humility and compassion, imparting wisdom gained from a lifetime of discovery of what it means to be whole in Christ and how to invite others to receive God's healing presence. Be Healed will impart wisdom through real life stories, personal journey, and penetrating scriptural stories, all in an authentic Catholic context. Be Healed will open doors for you to look at life from the view of the Lord's passion to see you liberated from those things that hold you back from being the person you were created to be." Neal Lozano Author of Unbound: A Practical Guide to Deliverance "If you have struggled with physical and emotional issues, this book is for you. Be Healed will build hope and expectation that you can receive your healing. It takes a balanced approach to healing in Christ for the whole person and how you can live life to the fullest. Gary Oates Author of Open My Eyes, Lord "This book deeply touched my heart and opened new levels of healing in my life. Whether you are just beginning your healing journey or have been walking this path for years, Be Healed will encourage, enlighten, challenge, and transform you in your encounter with Jesus Christ. I highly recommend it." Sr. Miriam James Heidland, S.O.L.T. Author of Loved as I Am "Be Healed will bring you into a deeper encounter with the Trinity and a new openness and freedom in every area of your life." From the foreword by Fr. Mark Toups Director, Institute for Priestly Formation and Vocations Houma-Thibodaux Diocese

The Theology Of Suffering And Death

Author: Natalie Kertes Weaver
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136163158
Size: 51.75 MB
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This book offers a theological foundation for engaging with the realities of suffering and dying. Designed particularly for practical theology students and trainee caregivers, it introduces the spiritual and theological issues raised by suffering and dying. The chapters consider: how Christian theology deals with the problem of suffering and how the Bible treats these difficult issues post-biblical interpretations of Jesus’ suffering and the Cross modern instances including ecology, poverty, discrimination and war comparative religious approaches and the depiction in popular culture. Natalie Weaver relates theology to practical issues of caregiving and provides a ‘toolbox’ for thinking about suffering and death in a creative and supportive way.

The Life Of Love An Invitation Fifty Two Reflections On Emotional And Spiritual Healing

Author: Sharon Southwell
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1483419185
Size: 17.29 MB
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Is love the place where psychological observation and spiritual wisdom about healing meet? If love is associated with healing of all sorts, how do I more consciously set about to grow in love, seeking healing for myself and for my neighbours, community and world? How do I encourage others in their journeys into love? Drawing on a broad Christian heritage, a deep respect for the insights of other religious and spiritual traditions and two decades of work in welfare and clinical settings, psychologist Sharon Southwell encourages spiritual seekers of all backgrounds to consider these questions for themselves. Structured in 52 Reflections, each followed by 'Invitations', The Life of Love invites you to grow in love by embracing life-giving connection to yourself, to others, your community, to art, nature and to your ultimate context, whether you experience this as God or as some other immanent or transcendent spiritual connection.