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Acedia me

Author : Kathleen Norris
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The extraordinary New York Times bestselling masterpiece from "one of the most eloquent yet earthbound spiritual writers of our time" (San Francisco Chronicle). Kathleen Norris had written several much loved books, yet she couldn't drag herself out of bed in the morning, couldn't summon the energy for her daily tasks. Even as she struggled, Norris recognized her familiar battle with acedia, a word she had discovered in early Church text years earlier. Fascinated by this "noonday demon", so familiar to those in the early and medieval Church, Norris knew she must restore this forgotten but important concept to the modern world's vernacular. An examination of acedia in the light of psychology, spirituality, the healing powers of religious practice, and Norris's own experience, Acedia & Me is both intimate and historically sweeping, brimming with exasperation and reverence, sometimes funny, often provocative, and always insightful.

Acedia

Author : Abe Dawson
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Highly original reliably intelligentsatisfying entertainment. - Publishers Weekly ACEDIA: a state of listlessness or torpor, of not caring or not being concerned with ones position or condition in the world... Its 2018, and after serving three years in prison for digging up William Shakespeares grave, Travis Morrison is returning home to Alexandria, Virginia, confident that he can make a respectable living from the infamy of his crime. But the world has changed in three years, and Travis quickly discovers that he must rely on his reluctant ex-friend, Bob Green, to claim the rewards of notoriety Travis is convinced are his. Presented through the wild and conflicting perspectives of Bob and Travis, Acedia delivers an ambitious storyline that deftly probes some key premises about Western civilizations past and future. A fun and fast tale of the unexpected, Acedia will appeal to readers who enjoy humorous, cerebral fi ction and exceptional writing.

Acedia and the Transformation of Spiritual Malaise

Author : Wayne Morris
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Fr Martin McAlinden's research focussed on the spiritual malaise experienced by many priests in the Catholic Church in Ireland. In response, he developed a theology rooted in the ancient notion of acedia and used this as a way of talking about the spiritual crises many priests experience and how this spiritual malaise might be transformed.

Acedia

Author : David MacQuarrie
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There are many books written on the need to change consciousness but rarely does anyone explore the depths of humanity's refusal to do so, even under threat of the approaching cataclysm in our refusal to deal with climate change. Dave MacQuarrie has written such a book. In it, he explains both why it is so difficult for us to change and what all of us can do to become more aware and more free of the darkness within. It is a superb book. — Jim Garrison, President and CEO of Ubiquity University, and author of Civilization and the Transformation of Power. Acedia is a well-informed and inspired book about the historical and psychological origins of a centuries old affliction. Acedia masterfully connects the dots between personal psychological traumas and looming environmental collapse. Dr. MacQuarrie pulls no punches, yet offers a ray of hope that we just might save our future. — Christian de Quincey, PhD, Professor of Philosophy and Consciousness Studies, John F. Kennedy University, and author of Radical Nature: The Soul of Matter. This is a wise, searching book by an authentic scholar and seeker. It helps us enter into the darker waters of our crisis, and find their treasures of dark wisdom and endurance. — Andrew Harvey, poet, mystical scholar, Founder/Director of the Institute of Sacred Activism, and author of The Hope: A Guide to Sacred Activism. Dr. MacQuarrie has lifted the ancient monastic curse of acedia out of its medieval tomb and applied it aptly to the dis-ease of the contemporary world. His interpretation of the human resistance is perceptive and provides important insights into our present inclination to repudiate changes that demand action on our part. A serious and sensitive work. — Father John-Julian, an Episcopal priest and contemplative monk, translator of Julian of Norwich's Revelations of Divine Love.

Acedia s Avatar Fashion

Author : Acedia Albion
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Acedia Albion - fashion designer and digital personality inside the world of Second Life presents her selection of Avatar Fashion. Fashion created and worn by avatars who are all real people with real lives. This edition showcases fashions from August 2005 - January 2006. www.acediaalbion.com

Casanova Acedia 2

Author : Matt Fraction
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Tensions in Los Angeles continue to rise as Quentin Cassaday, aka Casanova Quinn, dives head-on into the mystery of Emil Boutique. Meanwhile, CHABON and BA continue their whirlwind tour of the Casanovaverse.

Casanova Acedia 1

Author : Matt Fraction
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Marooned in Los Angeles with no memory of his past, Casanova Quinn takes on the mystery of his criminal benefactor's tangled and bloody history--as strange occult forces from the future conspire to -- do stuff? To him? To Los Angeles? To you? YES. Featuring the first in a series of backup stories by Pulitzer Prize winner MICHAEL CHABON and CASANOVA.

The Cardinal and the Deadly

Author : Karl Clifton-Soderstrom
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What makes for a good life? The seven deadly vices and seven holy virtues, ingrained in our cultural imagination, help us answer this perennial question. For two millennia, these fourteen character traits have stirred our imagination of human nature and desire. Sometimes, however, lists like the seven deadly sins remain mere caricatures that shame and exclude. The world, however, is not divided up into priests and convicts, saints and sinners, virtuous and vicious people. Much of the time, we live between the boundaries of vice and virtue. The Cardinal and the Deadly challenges simplistic bifurcations in order to reimagine a more faithful, hopeful, and loving life. It adopts a unique approach to examining the virtues and vices by pairing them in unexpected ways to reveal something significant about being human. Hope redirects greed; wisdom corrects pride; faith enlivens sloth. Bringing ancient and contemporary authors into dialogue, the book offers a concrete and accessible introduction to virtue ethics for students, pastors, and churches. Its ultimate goal is to engage the reader's intellect and imagination, so that we may respond creatively to the ethical challenges of living together.

Walking in Wonder

Author : George R. Sinclair
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In ministry as in life, we get knocked down. Sometimes, due to our folly or despair or fatigue or external opposition, we stumble and fall. How do we get back up--again and again and again? Resiliency, the ability to bounce back, is a gift of God. Leaders are able to get up and follow the crucified and risen Lord when they are drawn, when they are enchanted by the awesome mystery of the triune God. Discipleship has never been easy. The way, staying on the narrow path that leads to abundant life, is hard. Today, no less than the first disciples, followers of Christ face an array of challenges, not the least of which is disenchantment: "We had hoped he was the one to redeem Israel" (Luke 24:21). Seen through an Enlightenment lens, disenchantment may be more acute and prevalent in our times, but it is not new. We walk our own Emmaus Road. And when we keep walking, when we follow the one who joins us on the Road, eyes are opened, hearts burn, the one standing before us is recognized, and we are sustained for the journey. This collection of theological essays on ministry is an invitation to "run and not be weary . . . to walk and not faint" (Isa 40:31) by walking in wonder with the wholly other God who is near.

Love and the Incredibly Old Man

Author : Lee Siegel
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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times” begins one chapter of critically acclaimed Lee Siegel’s new novel, Love and the Incredibly Old Man. “In the beginning” starts another. What else can a novelist do when hired as a ghostwriter by an elderly, irascible, conquistador-costumed man claiming to be the 540-year-old Juan Ponce de León? The fantastic life of that legendary explorer—inventor of rum, cigars, Coca-Cola, and popcorn—is the frame for Siegel’s fourth chronicle of love, lies, luck, loss, and labia. Summoned with cold hard cash and a pinch of flattery, a professor and novelist named Lee Siegel finds himself in Eagle Springs, Florida, attempting to give form to the life of the man who, contrary to popular and historical opinion, did indeed find the Fountain of Youth. Spending humid days listening to the romantic ramblings of the old man and sleepless nights doubting yet trying to craft these reminiscences into a narrative that will satisfy the literary aspirations of his subject, Siegel the ghostwriter spins an improbable tale filled with Native Americans, insatiable monarchs, philandering cantors, deliriously passionate nuns, delicate actresses, androgynous artists, and deceptions small and large. For de León, and for Siegel too, centuries of conquest and colonialism, fortune and identity, are all refracted through the memories of the conquistador’s lovers, each and every one of them adored “more than any other woman ever.” Comic, melancholic, lusty, and fully engaged with the act of invention, whether in love or on the page, Love and the Incredibly Old Man continues the real Lee Siegel’s exuberant exploration of that sentiment which Ponce de León confesses has “transported me to the most joyous heights, plunged me to the most dismal depths, and dropped me willy-nilly and dumbfounded at all places in between.”

Every Good Endeavor

Author : Timothy Keller
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New York Times bestselling author of The Songs of Jesus Timothy Keller shows how God calls on each of us to express meaning and purpose through our work and careers. Tim Keller, pastor of New York’s Redeemer Presbyterian Church and the New York Times bestselling author of The Reason for God, has taught and counseled students, young professionals, and senior leaders on the subject of work and calling for more than twenty years. Now he pulls his insights into a thoughtful and practical book for readers everywhere. With deep conviction and often surprising advice, Keller shows readers that biblical wisdom is immensely relevant to our questions about work today. In fact, the Christian view of work—that we work to serve others, not ourselves—can provide the foundation of a thriving professional and balanced personal life. Keller shows how excellence, integrity, discipline, creativity, and passion in the workplace can help others and even be considered acts of worship—not just of self-interest. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The American Benedictine Review

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Finding Jesus

Author : David Christian
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A scholar among the laity, anonymous author “David Christian”, in checking the text amongst the ordained, received positive feedback including the following: Ernie (38 years of church pastoral leadership) wrote, “Book is remarkable with more knowledge of biblical literature and history than most ministers including yours truly.” Laurie (pastor of a small local church) offered “For your fun and engaging approach – abundant praise. And know that it’s a fine book to use with small groups.” Wayne (ordained seminary professor) calls it “a thesaurus of great reading, good thinking, and delightfully provocative writing.” The goal of the book is to motivate saving the many Christian churches from themselves so that in unity the Church will motivate saving the world from itself. We don’t have a lot of time.

Inward Bound

Author : Sam Keen
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A guide to understanding and overcoming boredom and depression shows readers how to break the addiction to artificial forms of excitement and activity (e.g., television watching) and how to renew joy in life by unfreezing emotions. Original.

A dictionary English Latin and Latin English The fifteenth edition with large additions

Author : Elisha COLES (Lexicographer)
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What to Do when You re Bored and Blue

Author : Sam Keen
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Begin Again Believe Again

Author : Sharon A. Hersh
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Our hearts as women were made by God for relationships. Why is it, then, that the thing we most deeply desire—relationships—becomes the source of so much pain? Difficult marriages, the loneliness of being single, problem children, abusive employers, fractured friendships...life's realities are often very different from the dreams we dreamed for ourselves as girls. How do we live with this beautiful ache for relationships in a world that doesn't always work?When we've been betrayed, how do we trust again? When we've been disappointed, how do we hope again? When we've been terribly hurt, how do we love again?In this honest, intimate, and transformative book, counselor Sharon Hersh helps you gain a new, truly biblical perspective on relationships that can help you endure the heartaches and still come up living wholeheartedly, loving with abandon, and daring to hope and believe. The stories of the women in this book, including that of the author, are signposts that point you beyond the sometimes devastating problems of life to the deep, rich reason and root of all relationships, both good and bad: God's desire for relationship with you.In Sharon's words, “Relationships are not the destination—they are the path to something more.”

Thinking God

Author : Owen F. Cummings
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The last decade or so has seen many books from what might be called the new atheists. One thinks, for example, of Richard Dawkins or Christopher Hitchens. They have captured the interest of the general reading public and have sold well. Often, however, they have loaded the dice against Christian belief in a most unfair fashion. Arguments and issues have been summarily dismissed after the most cursory of treatments. Thinking God, written by a philosopher and a theologian, father and son, invites the reader to a more reflective consideration of the issues around God and the traditional fabric of Christian belief in a fair and openhanded fashion. Issues, both traditional and more contemporary, have been engaged. The result is an invitation to think of Christian faith seriously, reflectively, and critically.

The Last Years of Saint Th r se

Author : Thomas R. Nevin
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For over a century, the Carmelite Sister Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face (1873-1897) has been revered as Catholicism's foremost folk saint of modern times. Universally known as "the Little Flower," she has been a source of consolation and uplift, an example of everyday sainthood by "the Little Way." This book puts aside that piety and addresses the torment of doubt within the life and writing of a saint best known for the strength of her conviction. Nevin examines the dynamics of Christian doubt, and argues that it is integral to the journey toward selfless love which Thérèse was compelled to take. What, Nevin asks, did doubt mean to her? What was its source and nature? What was its object? He gives close attention to her reading and interpretations of the Old and New Testaments as pathways through her inner wilderness. Her Carmel of spiritual sisters becomes a vivid setting for this drama, with other women challenging Thérèse by their own trials of faith. One of Thérèse's indispensable lessons, Nevin concludes, is the acceptance of one's helplessness in the midst of spiritual darkness. Bringing a new direction to the study of Thérèse, and of the challenges of sainthood itself, this book reveals how Thérèse's response to divine abandonment is a unique and painfully won imitation of Christ.

The American Values Reader

Author : Harvey S. Wiener
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Constructed around the three broad areas of self-evident truths and unalienable rights identified by our country's founders - Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness - this thought-provoking collection presents multi-sided ethical and moral conversations through the work of 100 writers and thinkers, past and present. Emphasis is on looking carefully at the selections to uncover their explicit and implicit values, with post-reading questions engaging the reader in thoughtful writing and conversation about the selection and the values it presents. Past and present values are linked, so that every selection becomes relevant to today's culture. In the section on Life, the book offers selections on family, education, work and poverty, and health and health care. The section on Liberty includes works exploring language and speech, law and politics, and rights and beliefs. Wrapping up the book, the Pursuit of Happiness section looks at love, science and technology, wealth and leisure, and individual and community. For anyone interested in exploring the timely topic of values; ideal for book discussion groups.