Showcasing some of his most enduring and insightful writings, including many previously unpublished works, a concise and illuminating introduction to Marcus J. Borg, the late spokesman for progressive Christianity and one of the most revered and influential theologians of our time. In his acclaimed books, including classics such as Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time, The Heart of Christianity, Speaking Christian, and Convictions, Marcus J. Borg helped shape an enlightened modernist view of Christianity. A leading scholar of the historical Jesus acclaimed for his ability to speak about Christianity in the context of contemporary society, Borg offered profound wisdom and inspiration—a new way of seeing and living the Christian life—for believers, students, and lay readers. Ultimately, he taught us that by developing a deeper understanding of Jesus and the New Testament, we can discover a more authentic way of being. Yet Borg himself was always conscious of a greater truth beyond what he could explain: the wonder of God. Now, two years after the liberal theologian’s death, comes The Days of Awe and Wonder, a selection of his writing, including many never before published works, that explores the Christian faith and what it means to be a Christian in the twenty-first century. Provocative and uplifting, this anthology illuminates Borg’s explorations of the miraculous and wonderful, his understanding of conviction and fulfillment, and his contention that we must keep an open mind and question assumptions and certainties in all our religious journeys.
Showcasing some of his most enduring and insightful writings, including many previously unpublished works, a concise and illuminating introduction to Marcus J. Borg, the late spokesman for progressive Christianity and one of the most ...
Author: Marcus J. Borg
Scientific research has shown numerous benefits from the emotion of awe: sharper brain function, increased sense of calm, better connection with others, greater generosity, and a stronger immune system. To live in awe means to live in health--and to face stress, anxiety, and fear with peace of heart and mind. Invitations to wonder are everywhere. They are precious gifts left in your path by the God of awe. These miracles of life amid destruction whisper hope and release healing. Our spirits are lifted each time we connect with the God who gives beauty for ashes. Author and creativity coach Faith Blatchford invites readers to meditate for 40 days on the glorious God of wonders, and rediscover their childlike awe through Scripture, reflection, imagination, and prayer. In these pages, you will encounter God as he reveals himself from the Garden of Eden to the Revelation of John. This God is the same yesterday, today, and forever, and he is waiting for you in the wonder!
Author and creativity coach Faith Blatchford invites readers to meditate for 40 days on the glorious God of wonders, and rediscover their childlike awe through Scripture, reflection, imagination, and prayer.
Author: Faith Blatchford
Publisher: Chosen Books
Discusses the significance and the customs of various Jewish holidays including Sukkot, Purim, and Yom Hashoah. Provides activities and crafts for each holiday.
We begin on Rosh Hashanah , the first day of the dip slices of apple or þallah — the special holiday year , and end on Yom Kippur . bread - into honey and eat them , saying “ May it Awe means “ wonder . ” During the Days of be a sweet ...
Author: Ruth Kozodoy
Publisher: Behrman House, Inc
Category: Juvenile Fiction
The Romantic poet James Russell Lowell was associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers that were among the first American poets to rival the popularity of British poets. Their poetry usually employed conventional forms and metres, making their works suitable for families while entertaining ‘at the fireside’. Lowell was the archetypal New England man of letters, remarkable for his cultivation and charm, his deep learning and his diverse literary talents. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Lowell’s complete poetical works, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Lowell's life and works * Concise introductions to the life and poetry of Lowell * Excellent formatting of the poems * Special chronological and alphabetical contents tables for the poetry * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes a wide selection of Lowell's prose * Features a bonus biography - discover Lowell's literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to see our wide range of poet titles CONTENTS: The Life and Poetry of James Russell Lowell BRIEF INTRODUCTION: JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL COMPLETE POETICAL WORKS OF JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL The Poems LIST OF POEMS IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER LIST OF POEMS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER The Prose AMONG MY BOOKS THE FUNCTION OF THE POET AND OTHER ESSAYS MY GARDEN ACQUAINTANCE POLITICAL ESSAYS The Biography BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of poetry titles or buy the entire Delphi Poets Series as a Super Set
I In the old days of awe and keeneyed wonder, The Poet's song with bloodwarm truth was rife; He saw the mysteries which circle under The outward shell and skin of daily life. Nothing to him were fleeting time and fashion, ...
Author: James Russell Lowell
Publisher: Delphi Classics
This innovative study combines readings of contemporary literature, art, and performance to explore the diverse and complex directions of contemporary Jewish culture in Israel and the diaspora.
Obejas translates awe (reverent fear) as wonder and ascribes the term to the Days of Penitence between the New Year and Day of Atonement, thus perversely reinterpreting the meaning in Judaism of the phrase for the days of judgment and ...
Author: Efraim Sicher
Between sibling rivalry, keeping children safe, and teaching their kids about Jesus, sometimes parents just want to scream for help! Well, help is here. Authors Susan Alexander Yates and daughter, Allison Yates Gaskins, are mothers themselves and know firsthand the worrisome responsibilities of child-rearing. As parents, they also know the importance of praying for and with their children, whether or not they know how or where to begin. With all this in mind, Yates and Gaskins have creatively written a simple book that guides parents through thirty-one prayers about down-to-earth issues they face with their children. Organized by day or topic, this book makes it easy for parents to tell God how they're feeling and to ask for his guidance in their lives and the lives of their children.
DAY. 4. Taking. Time. to. Wonder. When you're a mother it's so easy to rush through your days, meeting one need after another. ... As I watch her I realize that l have lost my own capacity for awe and wonder. I am missing so much.
Author: Susan Alexander Yates
Publisher: Baker Books
Revealing things your Rabbi or Bube never told you - this book sharply challenges the usual biblical interpretations and viewpoints, providing radical alternatives to the glib answers we all received.
We noted at the beginning that awe might be comprised of fear, wonder, and reverence. ... One can use this unfortunate set of circumstances to argue that at least the bulk of Judaism has preserved 10 days of awe. This is not so.
Author: Steven Evans
Publisher: Infinity Publishing
Caribbean Jewish Crossings is the first essay collection to consider the Caribbean's relationship to Jewishness through a literary lens. Although Caribbean novelists and poets regularly incorporate Jewish motifs in their work, scholars have neglected this strain in studies of Caribbean literature. The book takes a pan-Caribbean approach, with chapters addressing the Anglophone, Francophone, Hispanophone, and Dutch-speaking Caribbean. Part 1 traces the emergence of a Caribbean-Jewish literary culture in Suriname, St. Thomas, Jamaica, and Cuba from the late eighteenth century through the early twentieth century. Part 2 brings into focus Sephardic and crypto-Jewish motifs in contemporary Caribbean literature, while Part 3 turns to the question of colonialism and its relationship to Holocaust memory. The volume concludes with the compelling voices of contemporary Caribbean creative writers.
Obejas translates awe (reverent fear) as wonder and mistakenly ascribes the term to the Days of Penitence between the New Year and Day of Atonement, thus perversely reinterpreting the meaning in Judaism of the phrase for the days of ...
Author: Sarah Phillips Casteel
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Jesus knew that Peter needed His special touch that day . ... On the Isle of Patmos , after only one look at Jesus , John simply crumbled in awe and wonder - filled worship at His feet ( Revelation 1 : 17a ) !
Author: John S. Barnett
Publisher: John Barnett
What is this life if not an accumulation of days, days of doubt, days of splendor, days of awe-days that leave us breathless with wonder, stupefied with uncertainty, saturated with gratitude. In these brief, incisive essays on life in the opening years of the 21st century, novelist and children's author Steven Schnur reflects upon what it means to be human in a world fast losing touch with its humanity, discovering even in the midst of terrorism and war countless reasons to celebrate and rejoice. With wry wit, a keen ear for the music of language, and a sharp eye for nature's inestimable gifts, the author focuses his attentions on the raw material of daily life-the change of seasons, the growth of children, the morning headlines, the imminence of death-artfully awakening his readers to the minor miracles that underlie even the most quotidian events and the powerful feelings they evoke. Spend a moment in the company of these deft meditations on the richness of the human spirit and you will come away delighted, enlightened, and renewed. Days of Awe is nothing short of awe-inspiring.
In these brief, incisive essays on life in the opening years of the 21st century, novelist and children's author Steven Schnur reflects upon what it means to be human in a world fast losing touch with its humanity, discovering even in the ...
Author: Steven Schnur
Category: Biography & Autobiography