Life and Holiness

This is intended to be a very simple book, an elementary treatment of a few basic ideas in Christian spirituality.

Author: Thomas Merton

Publisher: Colchis Books

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Category: Religion

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This is intended to be a very simple book, an elementary treatment of a few basic ideas in Christian spirituality. Hence it should be useful to any Christian, and indeed to anyone who wants to acquaint himself with some principles of the interior life as it is understood in the Catholic Church. Nothing is here said of such subjects as “contemplation” or even “mental prayer.” And yet the book emphasizes what is at once the most common and the most mysterious aspect in the Christian life: grace, the power and the light of God in us, purifying our hearts, transforming us in Christ, making us true sons of God, enabling us to act in the world as his instruments for the good of all men and for his glory. This is therefore a meditation on some fundamental themes appropriate to the active life. It must be said at once that the active life is essential to every Christian. Clearly the active life must mean more than the life which is led in religious institutes of men and women who teach, care for the sick, and so on. (When one is talking of the “active life” as opposed to the “contemplative life,” this is the usual reference.) Here action is not looked at in opposition to contemplation, but as an expression of charity and as a necessary consequence of union with God by baptism.
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Holiness of Life

HOLINESS OF LIFE SAINT BONAVENTURE — A Classic! — Includes Illustrations by Claude Monet — Includes an Active Index, Table of Contents and NCX Navigation Publisher: Available in Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-259-7 The great ...

Author: Saint Bonaventure

Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

ISBN: 9781783792610

Category: Religion

Page: 62

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HOLINESS OF LIFE SAINT BONAVENTURE — A Classic! — Includes Illustrations by Claude Monet — Includes an Active Index, Table of Contents and NCX Navigation Publisher: Available in Paperback: ISBN-13: 978-1-78379-259-7 The great Franciscan Doctor of the Church St. Bonaventure composed "Holiness of Life" as a manual for the Poor Clares. Writing clearly, practically, and movingly, he outlines central themes of Christian spirituality, moving from the purgative way (self-knowledge, repentance, humility) through the illuminative way (prayer, meditation on the Passion) to arrive at last at a description of union with God, the summation of all desires. More than 200 citations and allusions to Scripture and the Fathers demonstrate Bonaventure's deep synthesis of Christian theological thought even in a short work designed to be accessible to any reader. PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING
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Because We Love Him

What does it mean to be holy? A holy life is the only true way to show our love for God, according to Clyde Cranford, who spent his life perfecting this way of being.

Author: Clyde Cranford

Publisher: Multnomah

ISBN: 9780307564962

Category: Religion

Page: 320

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What does it mean to be holy? A holy life is the only true way to show our love for God, according to Clyde Cranford, who spent his life perfecting this way of being. Now in heaven himself, Cranford passes on his discoveries about pursuing holiness, revealing two practical steps for the reader to follow in his deep yet simple book: First, strive to know God, then, to please Him. This accessible and life-changing guide offers unique "how-to" sections on daily quiet times, why and how to memorize Scripture, witnessing, worship, forgetting self, dealing with temptation, and knowing God's will. Readers will find inspiration and empowerment to live their love for God out loud.
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The Life of Holiness

The Life of Holiness is the product of years of reflection and careful study of the Epistle to the Romans.

Author: James E. Faulconer

Publisher: Neal A. Maxwell Institute for Religious Scholarship

ISBN: 0842528245

Category: Religion

Page: 497

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The Life of Holiness is the product of years of reflection and careful study of the Epistle to the Romans. James E. Faulconer has crafted for his readers a work that "provokes their thoughts, offering questions for consideration and reflection more than answers, matters to consider rather than doctrine to hear."
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John Wesley

Chapters include reflection questions. The Study Guide offers step-by-step plans for each session.

Author: Charles Yrigoyen

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 9781426729454

Category: Religion

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John Wesley: Holiness of Heart and Life is a six-week study on John Wesley, the major themes of his theology, the spread of Wesleyanism to North America, and renewal in the Wesleyan tradition. Chapters include reflection questions. The Study Guide offers step-by-step plans for each session.
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Healed for Holiness

Author: Martin & Sally Lynch

Publisher: Servant Publications

ISBN: 0892832754

Category: Religion

Page: 118

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A Passion for Holiness in a Believer s Life

This collection of Charles Spurgeon's word pictures of the majestic throne of grace that believers are privileged to come before, should be an inspiration for prayer life.

Author: Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Publisher: YWAM Publishing

ISBN: 1883002079

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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This collection of Charles Spurgeon's word pictures of the majestic throne of grace that believers are privileged to come before, should be an inspiration for prayer life.
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Holiness

He challenges readers by adding, "If America depended on your prayer life, would there be revival?" Revival waits on the holiness of His people; this book provides the path that will lead us back.

Author: Henry Blackaby

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 9781418513634

Category: Religion

Page: 128

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"If there is anything that characterizes God's people in America today, it is the loss of the fear of God," states Henry Blackaby. When you do not fear God, he contends, you will not fear sin. The troubling result of this issue is that many Christians fail to recognize that they have sinned against God. The lack of holiness within the Church has reached epidemic levels. "True revival can only come," notes Blackaby, "when the people of God return to a healthy, holy fear of Him." God, in His holiness, is grieved by our lack of it. In this worthy book, Blackaby urges believers to look inward, to see sin from God's perspective, and to live to the standard that He has set in Scripture. He writes, "The salvation of the nation has little to do with Washington or Hollywood-it has to do with the people of God!" As referenced in 2 Chronicles 7:14, Blackaby notes that the redemption of America lies in the repentance of the people of God. He challenges readers by adding, "If America depended on your prayer life, would there be revival?" Revival waits on the holiness of His people; this book provides the path that will lead us back.
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The Inner and Outer Life of Holiness

This is a new release of the original 1945 edition.

Author: Dougan Clark

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ISBN: 1258994712

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This is a new release of the original 1945 edition.
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How to Develop a Powerful Prayer Life

Practical biblical tool takes believers from seeking God's hand to effectively seeking His face. Learn to experience God in phenomenal reality and closeness. For individuals, small groups or entire congregations.

Author: Gregory R. Frizzell

Publisher:

ISBN: 1930285000

Category: Religion

Page: 112

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Practical biblical tool takes believers from seeking God's hand to effectively seeking His face. Learn to experience God in phenomenal reality and closeness. For individuals, small groups or entire congregations.
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The Context of Holiness Psychological and Spiritual Reflections on the Life of St Th r se of Lisieux

This book explores both the psychological and spiritual dimensions of the life of St. Thérèse of Lisieux.

Author: Marc Foley, OCD

Publisher: ICS Publications

ISBN: 9780935216462

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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This book explores both the psychological and spiritual dimensions of the life of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. The basic premise of this book is that the spiritual life is not an encapsulated sphere, cloistered from the realities of our human existence. Rather it is our response to God within the physical, psychological, social and emotional dimensions of life. St. Thérèse did not grow in holiness apart from the human condition. Like all of us, she was emotionally scarred by the fragileness of life. She was deeply wounded by the death of her mother at the age of four, bedridden as the result of a neurotic episode when she was ten, struggled with debilitating scruples most of her life, and suffered an agonizing dark night of faith. More Information St. Thérèse was no plaster statue saint. Her life was a real life. As it unfolds before us on the pages of Story of a Soul, we see a pilgrim soul who made her way home to God through many raging storms and dark nights. The specific nature of Thérèse's trials may differ from our own, but psychological and emotional suffering are our common lot. For example, we may not have know the pain of our mother dying when we were four, but most of us have know the pain of the loss of a loved one. The sufferings that we share with Thérèse are universal - physical pain, anxiety, anger, sadness, depression, loneliness, doubts of faith, to name a few. These sufferings make doing the will of God difficult, but they are the context of our choices. They are the context of holiness.
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Holiness

Hendrickson reintroduces this classic text, largely unavailable today, on living a Christ-like life. "Holiness " is considered to be one of the most profound books on discipleship in the English language.

Author: J. C. Ryle

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers

ISBN: 9781598562224

Category: Religion

Page: 418

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J. C. Ryle's "Holiness " is a lost treasure, written by one of the great Anglican priests and writers of the nineteenth century. Hendrickson reintroduces this classic text, largely unavailable today, on living a Christ-like life. "Holiness " is considered to be one of the most profound books on discipleship in the English language. Christians have recognized anew the critical importance of discipleship and spiritual formation to the life of the individual believer, the local church and to the Kingdom of God. Ryle's "Holiness " ranks among the core library of teachings on being a disciple of Jesus Christ. In this book, Ryle encourages the reader into a life of holiness, drawn completely from the Bible and not from contemporary books or preachers, or from any of the fads that were popular during his lifetime, much as they are today or in any era. He is writing about personal, or private, holiness, the life we live behind closed doors with our families and closest friends. "I have had a deep conviction for many years that practical holiness and entire self-consecration to God are not sufficiently attended by modern Christians in this country. Politics, controversy, or party-spirit, or worldliness, have eaten out the heart of lively piety in too many of us. The subject of personal godliness has fallen sadly into the background." --"J. C. Ryle "
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Holiness by Grace

In this redesigned edition, Chapell puts good works and obedience in proper perspective. This book will challenge readers to discover the gracious source of joy and strength they will need for a lifelong pursuit of holiness.

Author: Bryan Chapell

Publisher: Crossway

ISBN: 9781433524424

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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In this redesigned edition, Chapell puts good works and obedience in proper perspective. This book will challenge readers to discover the gracious source of joy and strength they will need for a lifelong pursuit of holiness.
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Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life

In Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life, Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra lays out the mystical and invisible realities that are present during the celebration of the sacraments and explains how they can lead us to living ever more in tune ...

Author: Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra

Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing

ISBN: 9781947792272

Category: Religion

Page: 242

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Just outside the realm of visibility, the sacraments of the Church lie ready to effect real change in our lives. We need only to let them in. In Holiness and Living the Sacramental Life, Fr. Philip-Michael Tangorra lays out the mystical and invisible realities that are present during the celebration of the sacraments and explains how they can lead us to living ever more in tune with God. Read how the sacraments aren’t empty ceremonies, but rather powerful, effective signs that bring grace crashing through the cosmos and into our world. See how beauty—expressed in art, music, and architecture—can bring us deeper into the mysteries of God. Fr. Tangorra teaches the average Catholic how to abandon a lukewarm spirituality and start living a sacramental existence, allowing God to imbue life with a constant sense of union and communion with the divine.
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Rediscovering Holiness

“There was a time,” writes renowned theologian J. I. Packer in this classic book on biblical holiness, “when all Christians laid great emphasis on God’s call to holiness.

Author: J. I. Packer

Publisher: Gospel Light Publications

ISBN: 0830751068

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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“There was a time,” writes renowned theologian J. I. Packer in this classic book on biblical holiness, “when all Christians laid great emphasis on God’s call to holiness. But how different it is today! To listen to our sermons and to read the books we write, and then to watch the zany, worldly, quarrelsome way we behave, you would never imagine that once the highway of holiness was clearly marked out for Bible-believers.” In this revised and updated edition of Rediscovering Holiness, the highway is once more clearly marked out for a new generation of readers, pointing to true freedom and joy, both now and in eternity. “There was a time,” writes renowned theologian J. I. Packer in this classic book on biblical holiness, “when all Christians laid great emphasis on God’s call to holiness. But how different it is today! To listen to our sermons and to read the books we write, and then to watch the zany, worldly, quarrelsome way we behave, you would never imagine that once the highway of holiness was clearly marked out for Bible-believers.” In this revised and updated edition of Rediscovering Holiness, the highway is once more clearly marked out for a new generation of readers, pointing to true freedom and joy, both now and in eternity.
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The Doctrine of Sanctification Understanding Sanctification and Holiness in the Christian Life

Understanding Sanctification and Holiness in the Christian Life defile them). Thus
sanctification was automatic through God's choosing of Israel, but it became
animated (demonstrated and enforced) as Israel separated themselves from the
evil ...

Author: Roderick L. Evans

Publisher: Abundant Truth Publishing

ISBN: 9781601412379

Category: Religion

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Sanctification is a vital aspect of the Christian experience. Those who come to Christ are sanctified; that is, set apart for God s plan and purpose. However, sanctification is not just a positional work of grace, but also a conditional work of believers as they grow in the knowledge of Christ. In this issue, we will discuss the doctrine of sanctification and its place in the Christian s life. In addition, we will explore the conditional and positional aspects of sanctification and its relationship to holiness.
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