Courage In Chaos

Author: Saint Francois De Sales
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0819815977
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"Saint Francis de Sales offers practical advice on how to trust God in the midst of chaos"--Provided by publisher.

Happiness And Wisdom

Author: Ryan Topping
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813219736
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Happiness and Wisdom contributes to ongoing debates about the nature of Augustine's early development, and argues that Augustine's vision of the soul's ascent through the liberal arts is an attractive and basically coherent view of learning, which, while not wholly novel, surpasses both classical and earlier patristic renderings of the aims of education.

Solace In Suffering

Author: Thomas
Publisher: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."
ISBN: 0819871818
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Does suffering have meaning? Drawing from the timeless spiritual classic The Imitation of Christ, this book helps the reader discover the meaning of suffering in everyday life and how these trials can lead him or her closer to God. Thomas á Kempis teaches the reader how to relate their own struggles with those of Jesus. Uncover the value of suffering in this enlightening book.

Pope John Xxiii

Author: Wyatt North
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781622782000
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John XXIII was nicknamed "The Good Pope" because of his humble, loving, and open character and his gracious sense of humor. In possessing those attributes, he is viewed by many to be similar to Pope Francis today. Like Pope Francis, Pope John was wont to stroll about Rome by night and make pastoral visits to sick children and prison inmates. John's secretary, the Italian prelate Loris Capovilla, heard the news from Pope Francis himself and remarked how appropriate it was for the step to be taken by "the successor most similar" to John. Shortly before Pope John's death, the International Balzan Foundation, which is headquartered in Milan and Zurich, awarded Pope John its Peace Prize. Then, in December 1963, President Lyndon Johnson posthumously awarded him the United States' Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian award. The canonization of Pope John XXIII was announced by Pope Francis shortly after the fiftieth anniversary of John's death. The date for canonization has been set for April 27, 2014, Divine Mercy Sunday, the first Sunday after Easter.

Full Catastrophe Living Revised Edition

Author: Jon Kabat-Zinn
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0345539729
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The landmark work on mindfulness, meditation, and healing, now revised and updated after twenty-five years Stress. It can sap our energy, undermine our health if we let it, even shorten our lives. It makes us more vulnerable to anxiety and depression, disconnection and disease. Based on Jon Kabat-Zinn’s renowned mindfulness-based stress reduction program, this classic, groundbreaking work—which gave rise to a whole new field in medicine and psychology—shows you how to use medically proven mind-body approaches derived from meditation and yoga to counteract stress, establish greater balance of body and mind, and stimulate well-being and healing. By engaging in these mindfulness practices and integrating them into your life from moment to moment and from day to day, you can learn to manage chronic pain, promote optimal healing, reduce anxiety and feelings of panic, and improve the overall quality of your life, relationships, and social networks. This second edition features results from recent studies on the science of mindfulness, a new Introduction, up-to-date statistics, and an extensive updated reading list. Full Catastrophe Living is a book for the young and the old, the well and the ill, and anyone trying to live a healthier and saner life in our fast-paced world. Praise for Full Catastrophe Living “To say that this wise, deep book is helpful to those who face the challenges of human crisis would be a vast understatement. It is essential, unique, and, above all, fundamentally healing.”—Donald M. Berwick, M.D., president emeritus and senior fellow, Institute for Healthcare Improvement “One of the great classics of mind/body medicine.”—Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., author of Kitchen Table Wisdom “A book for everyone . . . Jon Kabat-Zinn has done more than any other person on the planet to spread the power of mindfulness to the lives of ordinary people and major societal institutions.”—Richard J. Davidson, founder and chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin–Madison “This is the ultimate owner’s manual for our lives. What a gift!”—Amy Gross, former editor in chief, O: The Oprah Magazine “I first read Full Catastrophe Living in my early twenties and it changed my life.”—Chade-Meng Tan, Jolly Good Fellow of Google and author of Search Inside Yourself “Jon Kabat-Zinn’s classic work on the practice of mindfulness to alleviate stress and human suffering stands the test of time, a most useful resource and practical guide. I recommend this new edition enthusiastically to doctors, patients, and anyone interested in learning to use the power of focused awareness to meet life’s challenges, whether great or small.”—Andrew Weil, M.D., author of Spontaneous Happiness and 8 Weeks to Optimum Health “How wonderful to have a new and updated version of this classic book that invited so many of us down a path that transformed our minds and awakened us to the beauty of each moment, day-by-day, through our lives. This second edition, building on the first, is sure to become a treasured sourcebook and traveling companion for new generations who seek the wisdom to live full and fulfilling lives.”—Diana Chapman Walsh, Ph.D., president emerita of Wellesley College

Way Of Wonder

Author: G. K. Chesterton
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ISBN: 9780819883605
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"Introduces readers to Chesterton's signature joyful wonder before the mysteries of life"--

The Wine Of Wisdom

Author: Mehdi Aminrazavi
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780744749
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Representative of the exotic and erotic east, enemy of Christianity, prophet of hedonism, champion of free thinkers, Omar Khayyam and his Ruba’iyyat have been the stuff of legend for centuries. Nourished by an admiration of Khayyam that has been with him since childhood, Aminrazavi’s comprehensive new biography reintroduces the figure of Khayyam, and his great achievements, to the Western world. Blending a readable and accessible narrative with scholarly ambition and years of research, Aminrazavi’s work covers not only Khayyam’s well-known poetry, but also his extraordinary life, his neglected philosophical writings and the impact of his work in the West. It features a variety of supporting material, including original translations and the full text of Fitzgerald’s Rubaiyyat, and will prove an ideal introduction not only for those who want to know more about the poets inspired by Rumi, but also for students on a variety of humanities and Middle-East related courses.

Just For Today

Author: Pope John XXIII
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802854613
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"This decalogue for daily living from a beloved pope and saint offers the perfect reminder of how to make the most of every day"--Back cover.

Journal Of A Soul

Author: Pope John XXIII
Publisher: Burns & Oates
ISBN: 9780860123903
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'My soul is in these pages' From the age of 14 until his death at the age of 82, Pope John XXIII kept what he called his Journal of a Soul, jotting down in school exercise books and on odd pieces of paper the record of his growth in holiness. Elected Pope at the age of 78 he astonished the world by his breadth of mind, his simplicity and the love which shone out of him for the whole world. These pages have been put together by the patient willing labour of secretaries, with the loving anxiety of sons. It reveals, in the vaery nature of its prayers and its spontaneous outpourings, the intimate feelings and true character of a man and priest whose transparent goodness enable the reader to catch a glimpse of an inner life rich in the beauty of holiness. This book will console the hearts of men and women and keep them better company than many accounts of Pope John XXIII's life which may dwindle into rhetoric and become the stuff of legend. like no other through an uninterrupted series of spiritual notes, the whole life of a priest who became Pope, and reveals what he kept a jealously guarded secret behind his smiling and innocent gaiety: his prayer, his soul.