New Arrivals - Philosophy, psychology, and religion
In the wise and comforting volume, Safe Journey, Cameron shares the prayers, tools, and strategies she uses when traveling in order to overcome her fears and to enjoy the excitement that accompanies all of life's great adventures.
Discusses how to reclaim Jesus's ancient vision of the common good, a teaching that can impact not only politics but also personal lives, families, churches, neighborhoods, and the world.
Extensive color illustrations accompany this study of the Buddhist funerary text and guide to the afterlife.
An attempt to "uncover the truth about the ... abuse Christians undergo on a daily basis [in places in which Islamic Sharia and the culture it shaped hold sway] and to expose and explain the otherwise unfathomable indifference of Western academia, media, and government to the greatest human rights abuse crisis of our time"--Dust jacket flap.
"Child prodigies. Gifted and Talented Programs. Perfect 2400s on the SAT. Sometimes it feels like the world is conspiring to make the rest of us feel inadequate. Those children tapped as possessing special abilities will go on to achieve great things, while the rest of us have little chance of realizing our dreams. Right?In 'Ungifted', cognitive psychologist Scott Barry Kaufman#151;who was relegated to special education as a child#151;sets out to show that the way we interpret traditional metrics of intelligence is misguided. Kaufman explores the latest research in genetics and neuroscience, as well as evolutionary, developmental, social, positive, and cognitive psychology, to challenge the conventional wisdom about the childhood predictors of adult success. He reveals that there are many paths to greatness, and arguesfor a more holistic approach to achievement that takes into account each young person's personal goals, individual psychology, and developmental trajectory. In so doing, he increases our appreciation for the intelligence and diverse strengths of prodigies, savants, and late bloomers, as well as those with dyslexia, autism, schizophrenia, and ADHD.Combining original research, anecdotes, and a singular compassion, 'Ungifted' proves that anyone --even those without readily observable gifts at any single moment in time --can become great"--Jacket.
"... the story of the immovable faith of a mother, the incredible power of prayer and the undeniable evidence that heaven hears us"-From publisher description.
Valorie Burton knows that successful women think differently. They make decisions differently. They set goals differently and bounce back from failure differently. Valorie is dedicated to help women create new thought processes that empower them to succeed in their relationships, finances, work, health, and spiritual life.
Traces the author's upbringing in and eventual flight from the sect under preacher Bob Jones, revealing its practices of secrecy, insular marriage, female subservience, and unconventional parenting.
Ortner describes not only the history and science of tapping (Emotional Freedom Techniques) but also the practical applications. In a friendly voice, he lays out easy-to-use practices, diagrams and worksheets that will teach readers, step-by-step, how to tap on a variety of issues. With chapters covering everything from the alleviation of pain to the encouragement of weight loss to fostering better relationships, Ortner opens readers' eyes to just how powerful this practice can be.
For years Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Argentina-- now Pope Francis-- and Rabbi Abraham Skorka were tenacious promoters of interreligious dialogues on faith and reason. They both sought to build bridges among Catholicism, Judaism, and the world at large. This work, originally published in Argentina in 2010, brings together a series of these conversations where both men talked about various theological and worldly issues, including God, fundamentalism, atheism, abortion, homosexuality, euthanasia, same-sex marriage, and globalization.
"... a provacative call to re-examine the way we look at the past, not merely ast the story of incessant conflict between groups but also of human solidarity throughout the ages. Investigating the six most salient categories of human identity, difference, and confrontation?religion, nation, class, gender, race, and civilization?David Cannadine questions just how determinative each of them has really been"--From publisher description.
"In a culture enthralled with technology, striving and speed, people of many faith traditions and no faith tradition long to slow down, pay attention and wake up to the present moment. They want help in realizing their hope that they can become more truly alive. This engaging and highly readable book offers spiritual seekers of all faiths guidance for the journey. Sharing stories from her personal life as a spiritual seeker and from her professional career as a retreat leader, spiritual director and teacher,; Reverend Jane Vennard illustrates the joys and frustrations of spiritual practice, offers insights from; various religious traditions, and provides immediate invitations to practice.... She offers step-by-step exercises and meditations on such practices as caring for the body, rest, silence, solitude, letting go, community, hospitality, service and living gratefully. This valuable resource will serve spiritual seekers of all interests as well as clergy, spiritual directors; and teachers in the field of religious studies and spiritual formation. Each chapter includes suggestions and guidelines for intentional practices, and offers resources for further learning"--From the publisher.
Brownson argues that Christians should reconsider whether or not the biblical strictures against same-sex relations as defined in the ancient world should apply to contemporary, committed same-sex relationships. He carefully analyzes each of the seven main texts that appear to address intimate same-sex relations, and in the process explores key concepts that inform our understanding of the texts, including patriarchy, complementarity, purity and impurity, honor and shame.
A Catholic religion scholar, weaving together spiritual and theological reflections, shares his experiences in India, where he studied Hinduism and married into a Muslim family, engaging in the spiritual practices of Hindus, Muslims, and Buddhists.
Explores the ways in which animals enrich life and how they can be better protected, sharing the story of the author's loving bond with three dogs while revealing common abuses suffered by many domestic animals in the United States.
"Lessons on leadership and teamwork to help develop assertiveness, foster creativity, address conflict, and master emotional intelligence. Author draws on the nonverbal skills and experiential wisdom she teaches in equine-facilitated training. Illustrative examples include leaders such as George Washington and Andrew Jackson"--Provided by publisher.
Robin Jones Gunn reveals poignant truths from her life as well as from the lives of women in the Bible as she flips the notion that we are at the mercy of circumstances. She asks, what if God has dreams for you? What if he is accomplishing those dreams in the midst of shattered hopes? When life doesn't go as expected, it's easy to feel like a victim. We look at the events that have gone wrong and view our lives as impaired. What if we could see our future as God sees it? Would our view radically change if we understood we are indeed victims rather than of happenstance? God, the Relentless Lover, has vigorously sought you. He has instilled dreams in your heart that are grander than you can imagine. But the route to their fulfillment often is through a path you wouldn't seek. What if God wants to take the hopes that tug at your heart and enliven them? Are you ready to live inside the mysterious joy of being a victim of grace?