The Unbearable Wholeness of Being

The Unbearable Wholeness of Being
Author: Ilia Delio
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781626980297
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Release: 2013
Editor: Orbis Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This title explores the meaning of Christian theology in light of the scientific discoveries of our age. Like Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry, Delio opens out eyes to the omni-active, all-powerful, all-intelligent Love that forms and guides the interrelatedness and interbeing of everything and everyone - ourselves included.

The Unbearable Wholeness of Being

The Unbearable Wholeness of Being
Author: Ilia Delio
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781608332984
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Release: 2021
Editor: Orbis Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A quantum leap in our understanding of the universe one that reveals the whole consciousness that is active in every part and how every part participates in the whole. The award-winning author of Christ in Evolution and The Emergent Christ breaks new ground with this capstone in a trilogy that opens our eyes to the everywhere active, all powerful, all intelligent Love that guides and directs our new awareness of interrelatedness and interbeing. She writes: "We all have a part to play in this unfolding Love; we are wholes within wholes; persons within persons; religions within religions. We are one body and we seek one mind and heart so that the whole may become more whole, more personal and unified in love. This is our Christian vocation, to live in the Christ who is rising up from the ashes of death to become for us the God of the future."

Making All Things New

Making All Things New
Author: Delio, Ilia
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781608336012
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Release: 2015-09-30
Editor: Orbis Books
Language: en

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The Unbearable Wholeness of Being

The Unbearable Wholeness of Being
Author: Stefanie Carissa Ickert
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1032944331
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Release: 2013
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Birth of a Dancing Star

Birth of a Dancing Star
Author: Delio, Ilia
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781608338115
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Release: 2019-11-21
Editor: Orbis Books
Language: en

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Ten Evenings with God

Ten Evenings with God
Author: Ilia Delio
Pages: 130
ISBN: 0764817426
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sometimes the gift of free will does not seem like God has done us a favor. God has given us free will, but what is God's will in our lives? To seek God's will, we must get to know God. This book helps us to explore the will of God not as an end in itself, but as the path to freedom; not the freedom of autonomy, but the freedom of love. The author takes the reader on a lovely journey through ten evenings with God and examines prayer as a relationship with God, the importance of solitude for listening to God, and the use of the senses in discerning God's presence in our lives. Each of the ten chapters deals with a different way to see God's will, including understanding that God's love is the foundation for His will. Each chapter ends with guiding questions designed to help readers reflect upon their relationship with God. Everyone must make hard choices in life, and sometimes it is difficult to understand God's will when making life-changing decisions. This book reinforces the simple fact that God is love and out of this love flows all of life. View sample pages. "Paperback"

From Teilhard to Omega

From Teilhard to Omega
Author: Ilia Delio
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781626980693
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Release: 2014-01-09
Editor: Orbis Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thirteen scholars--including John F. Haught, Ursula King, and John C. Haughey, SJ--"take off" from where Teilhard de Chardin "left off," opening new windows to the divine mystery, to the evolving person, and to the new energies of love needed for the forward movement of life.

The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three

The Holy Trinity and the Law of Three
Author: Cynthia Bourgeault
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9780834828940
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Release: 2013-07-09
Editor: Shambhala Publications
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. In this formula that Christians recite as though on autopilot lie the secrets for healing our world, rekindling our visionary imagination, and manifesting the Kingdom of Heaven on earth. It’s an astonishing claim, but one that is supported by Cynthia Bourgeault’s exploration of Trinitarian theology—and by her bold work in further articulating the deep truth it contains. She looks to the ancient concept in light of the ideas of G. I. Gurdjieff and Jacob Boehme to reveal the Trinity as the "hidden driveshaft" within Christianity: the compassionate expression of the Uncreated Reality in creation.

Hunger for Wholeness A

Hunger for Wholeness  A
Author: Ilia Delio, OSF
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781587687488
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Release: 2019-04-29
Editor: Paulist Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Nature [is] on a continuous trajectory of transcendence." Building not only on the thought of Teilhard and others but also on the findings of quantum physics, this is a reflection on the relationship of God, humanity, and nature in an ever-evolving cosmos.

Comedy Sex God

Comedy Sex God
Author: Pete Holmes
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062803993
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Release: 2019-05-14
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Part autobiography, part philosophical inquiry, and part spiritual quest, Comedy Sex God is a hilarious, profound, and enlightening romp around the fertile mind of stand-up stand-out, podcast king, and HBO superstar Pete Holmes. Pete Holmes is a sold-out-every-night stand-up comedian with two HBO specials and the host of the hugely successful podcast You Made It Weird, and he was the creator-star of the hit HBO show Crashing. But it wasn’t always roses for Pete. Growing up, Pete was raised an evangelical Christian, but his religion taught him that being “bad”—smoking, drinking, having doubts or premarital sex—would get him sent to an eternity in hell. So, terrified of the God he loved, Pete devoted his life to being “good,” even marrying his first girlfriend at the age of twenty-two only to discover a few years later he was being cheated on. Thanks for nothing, God. Pete’s failed attempt at a picture-perfect life forced him to reexamine his beliefs, but neither atheism, nor Christianity, nor copious bottles of Yellow Tail led him to enlightenment. Pete longed for a model of faith that served him and his newfound uncertainties about the universe, so he embarked on a soul-seeking journey that continues to this day. Through encounters with mind-altering substances, honing his craft in front of thousands of his comedy fans, and spending time with savants like Ram Dass, Pete forged a new life—both spiritually and personally. Beautifully written and often completely hilarious—imagine Dass’s Be Here Now if penned by one of the funniest people alive—Comedy Sex God reveals a man at the top of his game and a seeker in search of the deeper meanings of life, love, and comedy.

Creation and the Cross

Creation and the Cross
Author: Johnson, Elizabeth A.
Pages: 329
ISBN: 9781608337323
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Release: 2018-02-22
Editor: Orbis Books
Language: en

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Bearing the Unbearable

Bearing the Unbearable
Author: Joanne Cacciatore
Pages: 248
ISBN: 9781614292968
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Release: 2017-06-27
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Subject: When a loved one dies, the pain of loss can feel unbearable, especially in the case of a traumatizing death that leaves us shouting, 'NO!' with every fiber of our body. The process of grieving can feel wild and nonlinear and often lasts for much longer than other people, the nonbereaved, tell us it should. This book is a companion for life and most difficult times, revealing how grief can open our hearts to connection, compassion, and the very essence of our shared humanity. The author, who is also a bereavement educator, researcher, Zen priest, and leading counselor in the field accompanies the reader along the heartbreaking path of love, loss, and grief. Through moving stories of her encounters with grief over decades of supporting individuals, families, and communities, as well as her own experience with loss, the author opens a space to process, integrate, and deeply honor our grief

Compassion

Compassion
Author: Ilia Delio
Pages: 142
ISBN: 161636162X
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Release: 2011
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

What is compassion? How does it emerge in the human heart? What moves us to act with compassion, and how can it become a way of life? How can we let go of our fears to love more deeply? These are some of he thought-provoking questions Franciscan scholar Ilia Delio explores in this inspiring new work. Through the lens of St. Francis of Assisi who was transformed into the image of Christ, Delio looks at what keeps us apart and together simultaneously as human beings, why we fear being related to another person, how we can overcome and cope with a culture that is becoming increasingly fragmented, and how we can deepen our consciousness to become one in mind and heart with others and in Christ.

Grieving is Loving

Grieving is Loving
Author: Joanne Cacciatore
Pages: 136
ISBN: 9781614297024
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Release: 2020-12-08
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In the style of a quote-a-day collection, this book from Wisdom’s bestselling author Joanne Cacciatore distills down the award-winning book Bearing the Unbearable into easy-to-access small chunks, and includes much brand-new material, including new prose and poems from Dr. Jo and other sources as well. From INDIES Gold Medal Award-Winner and Wisdom Bestseller Joanne Cacciatore If you love, you will grieve—and nothing is more mysteriously central to becoming fully human. This book is a companion to carry with you throughout your day, to touch in with and be supported by when bearing the unbearable pain of a loved one’s death—whether weeks or years since their passing. Our culture often makes the bereaved feel alone, isolated, broken, and like they should just “get over it”—this book offers a loving antidote. Open to any page and you’ll find something that will instantly help you feel not alone, while honoring the full weight of loss. This book is comprised of quotations from Bearing the Unbearable, and other sources as well, plus an enormous amount of new material from Dr. Jo. Especially well-suited for the grieving mind that may struggle with concentration, just 30 seconds on any page will empower, hearten, and validate any bereaved person—helping give strength and courage to bear life’s most painful losses. Praise for Bearing the Unbearable “This masterpiece is the greatest gift I could give to someone entrenched in grief, or to the loved ones of the bereaved.”—The Tattooed Buddha “Simply the best book I have ever read on the process of grief.”—Huffington Post “Anyone who's trying to deal with a loss, or anyone who knows someone dealing with a loss, (and in truth, isn't that everyone?) will benefit from reading this amazing book.”—Foreword Reviews “It offers hope for those who feel like their loss has disconnected themselves forever from humanity and the circle of life.”—Doug Bremner, MD, professor of psychiatry, Emory University and author of You Can’t Just Snap Out of It “This is a holy book, riddled with insight and compassion.”—Francis Weller, author of The Wild Edge of Sorrow

Where Have I Been All My Life

Where Have I Been All My Life
Author: Cheryl Rice
Pages: 185
ISBN: 9781631529184
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Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: She Writes Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Where Have I Been All My Life? is a compelling memoir recounting one woman’s journey through grief and a profound feeling of unworthiness to wholeness and healing. It begins with the chillingly sudden death of Rice’s mother, and is followed by her foray into the center of mourning. With wisdom, grace, and humor, Rice recounts the grief games she plays in an effort to resurrect her mother; her efforts to get her therapist, who she falls desperately in love with, to run away with her; and the transformation of her husband from fantasy man to ordinary guy to superhero. In the process, she experiences aching revelations about her family and her past—and realizes what she must leave behind, and what she can carry forward with her.

From Teilhard to Omega

From Teilhard to Omega
Author: Ilia Delio
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781608334407
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Release: 2014-01-09
Editor: Orbis Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Thirteen scholars--including John F. Haught, Ursula King, and John C. Haughey, SJ--"take off" from where Teilhard de Chardin "left off," opening new windows to the divine mystery, to the evolving person, and to the new energies of love needed for the forward movement of life.

The Universal Christ

The Universal Christ
Author: Richard Rohr
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781524762100
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Release: 2019-03-05
Editor: Convergent Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From one of the world’s most influential spiritual thinkers, a long-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called “Christ,” and how this forgotten truth can restore hope and meaning to our lives. “Anyone who strives to put their faith into action will find encouragement and inspiration in the pages of this book.”—Melinda Gates In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality. Yet Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’s last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious debate, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center. Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. “God loves things by becoming them,” he writes, and Jesus’s life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God—except by its own negative choice. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God, and more about learning to recognize the Creator’s presence all around us, and in everyone we meet. Thought-provoking, practical, and full of deep hope and vision, The Universal Christ is a landmark book from one of our most beloved spiritual writers, and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is.

The Varieties of Religious Experience

The Varieties of Religious Experience
Author: William James
Pages: 376
ISBN: 9781136605901
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Release: 2012-07-26
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Is life worth living? Yes, a thousand times yes when the world still holds such spirits as Professor James.' - Gertrude Stein A classic of American thought, William James’ The Varieties of Religious Experience is an extraordinary study of human spirituality in all its forms and one of the most profound works of Psychology ever written. When the book was published in 1902 the study of the human mind was a thrillingly new field of scientific enquiry: James was one of the first to seriously examine the psychology of religious faith and where he led, both Jung and Freud would follow. Yet for all its historical significance, this is a book full of humanity, wit and some deeply personal stories of revelation, religious devotion and mystical experience. The Routledge Classics edition of The Varieties of Religious Experience makes available in paperback for the first time the Centenary Edition published by Routledge in 2002 with new introductions on the historical and contemporary significance of James’ work and a foreword by the author’s grandson, Micky James.

Youcat English

Youcat English
Author: Cardinal Christoph Schönborn
Pages: 305
ISBN: 9781586175160
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Release: 2011
Editor: Ignatius Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Introduces young readers to Catholic beliefs as expressed in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

The Body Keeps the Score

The Body Keeps the Score
Author: Bessel A. Van der Kolk
Pages: 445
ISBN: 9780143127741
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Release: 2015
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An expert on traumatic stress outlines an approach to healing, explaining how traumatic stress affects brain processes and how to use innovative treatments to reactivate the mind's abilities to trust, engage others, and experience pleasure--