'At the very heart of God is the passionate disposition to be in loving fellowship with you... From the human side of this equation it is meditative prayer that ushers us into this divine-human fellowship.' Richard Foster, bestselling author of CELEBRATION OF DISCIPLINE and founder of Renovaré, writes these words as one who has experienced what they describe. This new book gently guides you along the path of meditative prayer, so that you too can know a deeper fellowship with God. Weaving together quotes and stories from the lives of mothers and fathers of the faith as well as powerful encounters with God from his own life, Foster describes the riches of quieting your mind and heart in order to listen to and obey God more closely. Along the way, at his clearest, most practical best, he also provides the biblical teaching and step-by-step help you need to begin this prayer practice for yourself.
The Sanctuary of the Soul provides a bold, new interpretation of spiritual life, which C. T. Lewis describes as "an interiorization of the practices of temple worship established in the Torah of Moses." Through a searching analysis of the Old and New Testaments, the author leads the reader through the primary stages in the journey of the soul, from its mystical union with God through the sacrificial work of Christ, to an interior life of worship expressed in the spiritual gifts of incense, light, and food. "The Sanctuary of the Soul is scholarly, intriguing, and refreshing, the kind of book that will repay many trips back to it." -Douglas Wilson, pastor of Christ Church, Moscow, Idaho Fellow of Philosophy and Classical Languages, New St. Andrews College
Presents the late author's teachings on how to experience God's presence, describing how the power of prayer in Eastern and Western religions can be used to enrich the heart and soul
Designed for the nonscholarly and academic alike, "The Sanctuary of the Soul"offers deepened understanding of prayer, insight into approaching and knowingGod, and ideas that can carry life-changing power.
Everyone needs a place of rest. Since life never stops, true rest can only be found inwardly. The poems in this anthology are crafted to encourage those of the Christian faith. In addition, the poetic pieces will inspire all those who appreciate the poetry genre.
In the garden, we find a space where we can feel both removed from our daily cares and connected to nature's grace. Trees with mighty trunks and sinewy limbs spread protective arms around us; luxuriantly painted petals emit perfumes like incense; the yielding mounds of earth speak of nourishment and solace....
Body as Sanctuary for Soul reminds us about "that primordial seed of memory" planted within, which once retrieved and nurtured becomes the inner intelligence of the soul. As Plato affirmed, we all move through "the river of forgetfulness" upon being born, and for some it can take a lifetime to retrieve what we have forgotten. Roberta Pughe teaches an embodied methodology to move this process along more quickly; to help call the soul home to live integrated within the container of the body. There is a specific skill set required to understand conceptually exactly what is going on and to learn how to nurture this in daily life. Pughe draws from gestalt theory, shamanism, Platonic philosophy, and elemental breath work in a practical and easily accessible manner. Her audio tracks complement the text, providing a daily opportunity for experiential spiritual practice. Once you have applied the book's information, you begin to experience your soul's intelligence informing the daily activities of your life. Each enlightened soul seeks embodiment -- simultaneously traversing both earth and sky realms -- so that it can unveil its mythical knowledge in practical ways to create a life of greater purpose and fulfillment of destiny.
This title combines how-to, self-help and spiritual genres, to address the needs of millions of readers, as they strive to detach from the culture of chaos and embrace a life of balance. The reader is guided through the process of emotional healing and renewal of spirit through the familiar analogy of housekeeping.
Snatched from her home by a Primordial Seeker, seventeen-year-old Avery is imprisoned by the people she intended to serve. In a desperate bid for freedom, she escapes, only to find herself racing against time to save those who seek to use her.
This is the story of exodus from an industrial lifestyle to a sustainable one. The authors write about leaving a secure life in Canada to purchase land at an off grid ranch in Mexico. Living as if the collapse of industrial society is coming soon, they set out to sustainable sanctuary, to experience life more in union with nature, and feel their way through all the reactions that come up to this big transition. One aspect of the book is a year-long journal sharing their adventurous and practical journey of exodus and establishing a homestead, including experiences with organic gardening, natural building, animal healing and communication, and much more. It offers teachings of a consciousness expanding way of life called SoulFullHeart. Also, it is a handbook providing specific activities and processes to help you expand your consciousness, take action toward your own sustainable sanctuary, and experience deep healing of your heart, soul, and body through working with parts of yourself.
In this moving spiritual memoir, Dr. William Thiele shares inspiring stories of the birthing of a monastery without walls among everyday women and men around New Orleans after the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Along the way, core contemplative attitudes, practices, and principles were discovered. He offers these stories of birthing a School for Contemplative Living as a challenging call to a frantic and polarized world. Readers will be drawn toward their own spiritual transformation as they encounter imperfect monks with messy lives who are practicing God's presence and learning to serve the world from that presence. He encourages readers to join these monks in the world by forming contemplative communities who radiate loving-kindness as their first priority.
Sanctuary of Expression is a collection of heart and soul poetry by accomplished writer Jonathan Patrick Lamas. Spanning nearly five years of his life, Jonathan expresses, through intense emotion and vivid imagery, the many trials and tribulations he faced while struggling to achieve his dreams. From warm, sunny days in the mystical southwest, to the lonely, crowded streets of New York City, Sanctuary of Expression reveals the inner workings of a young man learning to come to terms with himself and the world around him. Works are of a spiritual nature, straight from the soul.