of the world a brief stopping - place on the second journey through which their lives were wonderfully remade . Then the data from the Alister Hardy Research Centre in Oxford has shown me the stories of many contemporary people whose ...
Author: Gerald O'Collins
Publisher: Gracewing Publishing
Category: Middle age
Spirituality is our connection to a greater whole. It is a journey "from God, to God, and with God," and thus a journey toward Self. Through this process, we come to differentiate between our temporary self, called ego, and our permanent self, the part of us made for ongoing relationship with God. In the end, we discover that we know God by being known, much like one loves by being loved. There are two "halves" or phases in spirituality, sometimes flawed, sometimes overlapping, and other times distinct. While many people experience first-half-of-life spirituality, most never get to second-half-of-life thinking and living. Designed as a study guide for group or individual use, The Second Journey examines the development of Christian spirituality, starting with its conception in the biblical and Greek philosophical tradition and continuing in orthodox and heterodox expressions. Reading this book is like looking through one's favorite album of photographs, each illustrating some aspect or dimension vital to spirituality. The range of portraits examined is extensive, including groups such as Platonists, Stoics, Gnostics, Quakers, Revivalists, Neo-Orthodox, and Eastern Orthodox, and individuals such as Philo, Valentinus, Origen, Dionysius, Augustine, Julian of Norwich, John of the Cross, Jonathan Edwards, John Wesley, Schleiermacher, Kierkegaard, Barth, Tillich, and Richard Rohr. Examining traditional and non-traditional thinkers, readers will discover that knowing God involves both light and darkness, usually in that order. "Spirituality does not make us otherworldly; it renders us more fully alive." --Matthew Fox
journey. Furthermore, we cannot walk the second journey with first-journey tools. We need a new toolkit. How can we know we are entering the second half of life? The following road markers are quite reliable: when we experience new ...
Author: Robert P. Vande Kappelle
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
From the bestselling author of A Year by the Sea, this memoir is a coming-of-age story for every woman who has asked herself: "Now what?" The Second Journey chronicles Anderson's quest to restore equilibrium to her life after the responsibilities of being a mother, wife, grandmother, caretaker, and bestselling author distract her -- almost dangerously -- from taking care of herself. Suffused with Anderson's characteristic humor and warmth, this book is a permission slip for any woman who seeks to step out of line and create her own destiny. As Joan shares her stories of balancing love, marriage, family, parents, and spirituality, she inspires and instructs readers to find peace and a unique purpose within their own lives. She offers reassurance that the best is yet to come, and empowers other women to come of age in the middle of life.
It was written by a Roman Catholic priest and was called The Second Journey: Spiritual Awareness and the Mid-Life Crisis. I was neither in crisis nor middle-aged, but something resonated with me. What was I going to do once the children ...
Author: Joan Anderson
Publisher: Hachette UK
In Dr. Athey's work over the past decade, it has become clear to him that the values of the Baby Boomer generation pose unique challenges as they transition through midlife. These challenges are reflected in a growing need for meaning, spirituality, freedom, and change in the personal and professional lives of this generation of people. The turn of the millennium, and the tragedy of September 11th 2001, have caused all Americans to reflect on the things we want our lives to stand for. Because of who we were as a generation, and the values we still hold dear, the drive for meaning and direction will reemerge as a compelling force for Baby Boomers facing the challenges of middle age. This compelling book explores the values of the Baby Boomer generation and how these values affect the personal adjustment, career transitions, and spirituality of this unique group of people. It explores the dilemmas that Boomers now face as a generation and identifies the specific steps to resolve these personal dilemmas and establish a new vision for the future. This reawakening to the values of their past as they face the challenges of the future is the second journey that this generation now begins.
Begin the Second Journey 2. Understand the Time Warp 3. Rediscover Your Roots 4. Let Go of the Fear 5. Unpack the Emotional Baggage 6. Look for the Patterns 7. Focus Your Energy. 8. Chart a Course for the Future These challenges provide ...
Author: Tim Athey
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
The second journey called me out in deep waters To swim, float, tread or sink. I chose to float, as I'm no good swimmer. There was no land in sight Just open waters, no safety ring, no floating debris. The choice belly up, ...
Author: Andyh Anderson
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Author: George Rawlinson
Category: History, Ancient
Mr Greswell writes thus" The second journey into Galilee , recorded by S. John , is either the same , or not the same with that return , recorded by the other Evangelists , which they make to precede the beginning of our Lord's Ministry ...
Author: John Joseph Halcombe
Author: Hermann von Wissmann
Category: Africa, Central
Second Journey . ( III . 7–35 . ) ? And Jesus removed with His disciples unto the lake ; and a great multitude from Galilee followed Him ; and le Lake . Div . III . ( Chap . iii . 7–35 . ) Besides the general statements of the ministry ...
Author: Hodder and Stoughton