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The Book Images of Grace
The Author Diane M. Komp
The Publisher Zondervan Publishing Company
Release Date1996
Genre Religion
Pages 284
ISBN 0310206995
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Pediatrician Diane Komp paints unforgettable portraits of faith, hope, and love in places you'd least expect to find them. Tenderly, poignantly, Images of Grace takes you into the hearts and lives of Dr. Di's patients and their families. Celebrate undreamed-of depths of life, joy, peace, and healing in this beautifully written book by a Yale professor who came back to faith through her patients.

The Book Images of Grace
The Author Jacqui Grace
The Publisher Bethany House Publishers
Release Date2016-03-01
Genre Games
Pages 96
ISBN 0764218832
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Relax and Unwind While Being Inspired and Amazed by Grace! We were all born to create, and it's hard to imagine childhood without paper and crayons. But that drive to add your own touch of beauty to the world doesn't need to stop now that you're grown. Images of Grace is a beautiful and playful masterpiece, blending hand-drawn, intricate illustrations with the rich words of Scripture. Each page is a source of inspiration, a gentle tonic for the busyness and complexity of our hectic lives. Incorporated into each design is a delicate hand-lettered Bible verse that focuses on God's grace, giving you the opportunity to meditate on his love and care for you as you color. Let this book inspire you creatively while it reconnects you with the God who created you and knows your every need. Grab your colored pencils, crayons, or markers and set yourself free to create. And when you're done, inspire others by giving away your art or posting it to social media. But most important: relax, have fun, and remember God loves you more than you can even imagine.

The Book Seventy Images of Grace in the Epistles
The Author Norma Cook Everist
The Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release Date2015-07-07
Genre Religion
Pages 212
ISBN 9781498236201
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: How can faith speak directly to people's real lives? How can conversation around Scripture make "all the difference" in the arenas of one's daily world? People who have heard the Bible many times--or for the first time--want to know in the terms and images of their life situation. "When my world seems to be shaking all around me, why doesn't it help to hear 'You are forgiven'?" And further, "What can I say to someone who feels totally alienated from God?" Seventy Images of Grace in the Epistles will help people make connections and empower them for their ministries in daily life. The book presents an interplay of stories of people's actual lives and Epistle images of grace. Readers will begin to recognize the depth of the human predicament and the power of the gospel, thereby becoming equipped for Christian discipleship and vocation, not from duty or guilt, but from freedom. "Guides for Engagement" will help readers turn the book into a learning event.

The Book Flannery O Connor
The Author Harold Fickett
The Publisher Eerdmans Pub Co
Release Date1986
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 151
ISBN UCSC:32106010931365
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Briefly traces the life and career of the Southern writer, describes the influence of religion on her work, and discusses her novels and major short stories

The Book Lives of Indian Images
The Author Richard H. Davis
The Publisher Princeton University Press
Release Date1999
Genre Religion
Pages 331
ISBN 0691005206
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: For many centuries, Hindus have taken it for granted that the religious images they place in temples and home shrines for purposes of worship are alive. Hindu priests bring them to life through a complex ritual "establishment" that invokes the god or goddess into material support. Priests and devotees then maintain the enlivened image as a divine person through ongoing liturgical activity: they must awaken it in the morning, bathe it, dress it, feed it, entertain it, praise it, and eventually put it to bed at night. In this linked series of case studies of Hindu religious objects, Richard Davis argues that in some sense these believers are correct: through ongoing interactions with humans, religious objects are brought to life. Davis draws largely on reader-response literary theory and anthropological approaches to the study of objects in society in order to trace the biographies of Indian religious images over many centuries. He shows that Hindu priests and worshipers are not the only ones to enliven images. Bringing with them differing religious assumptions, political agendas, and economic motivations, others may animate the very same objects as icons of sovereignty, as polytheistic "idols," as "devils," as potentially lucrative commodities, as objects of sculptural art, or as symbols for a whole range of new meanings never foreseen by the images' makers or original worshipers.

The Book Culture Aesthetics and Affect in Ubiquitous Media
The Author Helen Grace
The Publisher Routledge
Release Date2013-10-23
Genre Social Science
Pages 232
ISBN 9781134664955
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book argues that ubiquitous media and user-created content establish a new perception of the world that can be called ‘particulate vision’, involving a different relation to reality that better represents the atomization of contemporary experience especially apparent in social media. Drawing on extensive original research including detailed ethnographic investigation of camera phone practices in Hong Kong, as well as visual analysis identifying the patterns, regularities and genres of such work, it shows how new distributed forms of creativity and subjectivity now work to shift our perceptions of the everyday. The book analyses the specific features of these new developments – the components of what can be called a ‘general aesthesia’ – and it focuses on the originality and innovation of amateur practices, developing a model for making sense of the huge proliferation of images in contemporary culture, discovering rhythms and tempo in this work and showing why it matters.

The Book The Book of Someday
The Author Dianne Dixon
The Publisher Sourcebooks, Inc.
Release Date2014-08-19
Genre Fiction
Pages 368
ISBN 9781402285738
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Three women. One stranger in a shimmering silver dress. Whatever binds them together has already destroyed one life. It just might consume them all. When the past chases you, sometimes you just keep running. That's how Livvi Gray survives. She promised herself years ago that she'd forget those awful times, that she'd turn her someday dreams into reality. And she has. But sometimes we have to fight harder than ever to choose our own path. Micah and AnnaLee are fighting just like Livvi, trying to overcome their own struggles. But the three of them are connected in ways they could never have expected, and the mystery holding them close will transfix you as it barrels toward earth-shattering truth. Praise for The Book of Someday: "With a tone reminiscent of Jodi Picoult, Kristin Hannah, and Carol Cassella, Dixon pulls at the threads between regret and nostalgia, forgiveness and blame, denial and acceptance. Emotional without being overwrought, The Book of Someday is an enchanting story."—Booklist "[A] haunting tale ...that will put a pang in your heart—and, sometimes, a chill in your bones... A compelling tale of three extraordinary women facing insurmountable odds."—Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

The Book Restless Ambition
The Author Cathy Curtis
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date2015-02-17
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 504
ISBN 9780199394524
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This first-ever biography of American painter Grace Hartigan traces her rise from virtually self-taught painter to art-world fame, her plunge into obscurity after leaving New York to marry a scientist in Baltimore, and her constant efforts to reinvent her style and subject matter. Along the way, there were multiple affairs, four troubled marriages, a long battle with alcoholism, and a chilly relationship with her only child. Attempting to channel her vague ambitions after an early marriage, Grace struggled to master the basics of drawing in night-school classes. She moved to New York in her early twenties and befriended Willem de Kooning, Jackson Pollock, and other artists who were pioneering Abstract Expressionism. Although praised for the coloristic brio of her abstract paintings, she began working figuratively, a move that was much criticized but ultimately vindicated when the Museum of Modern Art purchased her painting The Persian Jacket in 1953. By the mid-fifties, she freely combined abstract and representational elements. Grace-who signed her paintings "Hartigan"- was a full-fledged member of the "men's club" that was the 1950s art scene. Featured in Time, Newsweek, Life, and Look, she was the only woman in MoMA's groundbreaking 12 Americans exhibition in 1956, and the youngest artist-and again, only woman-in The New American Painting, which toured Europe in 1958-1959. Two years later she moved to Baltimore, where she became legendary for her signature tough-love counsel to her art school students. Grace continued to paint throughout her life, seeking-for better or worse-something truer and fiercer than beauty.

The Book The New Black Gods
The Author Edward E. Curtis IV
The Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date2009-04-23
Genre Social Science
Pages 288
ISBN 9780253004086
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Taking the influential work of Arthur Huff Fauset as a starting point to break down the false dichotomy that exists between mainstream and marginal, a new generation of scholars offers fresh ideas for understanding the religious expressions of African Americans in the United States. Fauset's 1944 classic, Black Gods of the Metropolis, launched original methods and theories for thinking about African American religions as modern, cosmopolitan, and democratic. The essays in this collection show the diversity of African American religion in the wake of the Great Migration and consider the full field of African American religion from Pentecostalism to Black Judaism, Black Islam, and Father Divine's Peace Mission Movement. As a whole, they create a dynamic, humanistic, and thoroughly interdisciplinary understanding of African American religious history and life. This book is essential reading for anyone who studies the African American experience.

The Book Practical Grace
The Author Robert K. Hudnut
The Publisher Abingdon Press
Release Date2013-06-01
Genre Religion
ISBN 9781426770692
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Robert Hudnut combines depth, grace, and practical faith to bring us one of the most moving devotionals of the decade. Using scripture as a starting point, Hudnut creates engaging readings that bring faith near while carefully mining biblical principles to provide readers with tools for addressing everyday problems, helping them gain insight, and live lives of practical grace. For readers of classic devotionals like Oswald Chamber’s My Utmost for His Highest, Hudnut now offers a contemporary counterpart for this generation. In an astonishing dearth of quality day-books, this reader shines with both depth and substance. Rather than the anthology devotionals or treacly clichéd 365s of the past, Hudnut brings scripture to the fore, where each scripture serves, in effect, as the topic sentence, the starting point—and the ending point—for grace to enter our lives.

The Book Tragedy Under Grace
The Author Hans Urs von Balthasar
The Publisher Ignatius Press
Release Date1997
Genre Fiction
Pages 295
ISBN 9780898705553
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Like Riding a Bike
The Author Jim Edwards
The Publisher Xlibris Corporation
Release Date2005-07-22
Genre Sports & Recreation
Pages 167
ISBN 1465333800
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: It all begins with balance. This is a simple truth about both cycling and life. There are many similarities between learning to ride a bike and living a happy and fulfilling life. Like Riding a Bike: A Cycle Logical Exploration of Life illuminates these similarities and provides insight into their potentials. This book is not one of great victories or epic tours, but of the experiences, thoughts, and reflections that are a part of both the world of cycling and the journey of life. Like Riding a Bike is an inspirational guide for personal understanding and development. It uses cycling experiences as a point of departure for life lessons. But the book is not just for active cyclists; it is accessible by anyone who travels through life with more than a passing interest. The lessons and themes are based in practical reality and extend far beyond cycling. Like Riding a Bike takes an innovative approach that differentiates it from other sports and personal growth books. First, it invites readers to actively participate in the learning process. Readers are encouraged to try the cycling experiences upon which the life lessons are based, not just to apply the lessons that are derived. How many other books enable readers to prove a point to themselves rather than just take the author’s word for it? The clearer the connection to the metaphor, the greater the value of the lesson. Another innovation of Like Riding a Bike is how cycling experiences are used. Most personal coaching or growth books start with someone’s ideas about the way things should be. The author then collects or creates stories that support those ideas. In contrast, the cycling elements of Like Riding a Bike are actual experiences that do not merely reflect key points, they generate the issues and lead to the lessons. The validity of each idea is derived from reality, not idealization. Virtually all books deal with growth as a linear process. But is life actually linear? A third innovation of Like Riding a Bike is that it recognizes the cyclical nature of learning and development. While each chapter presents different topics and lessons, there is an underlying logical structure and repetition of themes that cyclically builds to the conclusion. The presentation of Like Riding a Bike is a personal dialogue between the author and the reader. This is done to draw the reader into the ideas, discussions, and lessons, and to promote personal insight. Again, the manuscript encourages reader involvement. Life is a personal exploration. What makes this concept easier to learn and apply than a book that actually starts the process for the reader? Each chapter concludes with five questions for personal reflection. Like Riding a Bike is unique in many aspects, but most importantly it gives practical advice on techniques the reader can apply to develop and pursue his or her own vision for life. It presents life lessons from a fresh perspective and provides a process for personal development. It suggests answers, yet also encourages questions. Like Riding a Bike begins by setting a foundation with the key elements of balance, motion, and vision. The book then addresses the basic skills required to find balance and establish a context for growth. The reader is led through a process for personal development that includes building on existing skills, working variety into life, stepping back when necessary, and reaching out to others for help when needed. The second half of the book further develops the themes from the first half, beginning with a section dedicated to meeting challenges. Chapters in this section address anticipating obstacles, facing challenges, understanding the “price” of choices, and speaking up for yourself. The sec

The Book Falling Toward Grace
The Author J. Kent Calder
The Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date1998
Genre Religion
Pages 158
ISBN 9780253334534
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: "... a literary pilgrimage as well as a spiritual one."Â —Indianapolis Star "... a powerful statement about the religious diversity of America... an indispensable volume." —National Catholic Reporter The more mobile and rootless and virtual we become as a culture, the more we long for vital connections to the places in which we find ourselves. The editors, photographers, poets and writers in this volume have sought to grapple with the issue of place and spirit in a typical American city at the end of the 20th century: Indianapolis, Indiana. They focus on the connections, or lack thereof, between the seen and the unseen in a place historically significant for its typicality.

The Book Images of the Spirit
The Author Dale Larsen
The Publisher InterVarsity Press
Release Date2007-01-17
Genre Religion
Pages 62
ISBN 0830830359
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The Bible is clear that the Holy Spirit is a person. But how can human beings understand who he is? Scripture helps us by giving us strong word pictures of the Spirit as wind, fire, a counselor, anointing oil and more. In eight bible studies, Dale and Sandy Larsen explore images and representations of the Holy Spirit in Scripture.

The Book Rio Grande Railroad
The Author James R. Griffin
The Publisher
Release Date
ISBN 1610604962
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Images of Personal Value
The Author Philip Mooney
The Publisher Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date1994-01
Genre Philosophy
Pages 168
ISBN 1556127057
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Images of Personal Value is a book about the meaning of home and the lives we lead far from it, whether at work, in school, or in our social circle. Using contemporary dramas, movies, and works by authors Antoine de Saint Exupery and Anne Morrow Lindbergh as reference points, Philip Mooney heightens our awareness of the three attitudes we adopt towards others: functional, appreciative, and finally, personal communion.

The Book Christ the Key
The Author Kathryn Tanner
The Publisher Cambridge University Press
Release Date2010
Genre Religion
Pages 309
ISBN 9780521513241
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: An innovative Christ-centered theology exploring the centrality of Christ for Christian thought and shedding fresh light on major theological issues.

The Book Printed Images in Early Modern Britain
The Author Michael Cyril William Hunter
The Publisher Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Release Date2010
Genre Art
Pages 372
ISBN 0754666549
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Printed images were widely disseminated in early-modern Britain, yet, by comparison with texts, they have been relatively neglected, even by historians to whom they ought to be of the greatest interest. This volume helps remedy this state of affairs. Complementing the online digital library of British printed images to 1700, it offers a series of essays which demonstrate the many and varied ways in which images can better integrated into the history of the period. Including contributions from many leading exponents of the cultural history of early-modern Britain, it repeatedly underlines how every facet of British culture in the period can be better understood with an appreciation of printed images.

The Book Injunctions Given by the Most Excellent Prince Edward VI By the Grace of God King of England France and Ireland Defender of the Faith
The Author Eduard (England, König, VI.)
The Publisher
Release Date1547
Pages 9
ISBN BSB:BSB11010748
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Pastoral Care and the Means of Grace
The Author Ralph L. Underwood
The Publisher Fortress Press
Release Date1992-10-01
Genre Religion
Pages 160
ISBN 1451416466
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The emphasis on pastoral freedom is nearly spent?and found wanting. Many caregivers today are seeking to balance such freedom with a sense of God's transcendence and communal order, which entail personal and ritual formation.In Underwood's resulting spirituality, the soul of pastoral care is prayer. The substance is Scripture, studied in both liturgical and personal settings. The evangelical principle is reconciliation. Baptism lays the foundation for pastoral care by providing the paradigm for all transformations. Eucharist constitutes the eschatological horizon for pastoral care as ministry in the human encounter of God's presence.This winsomely written book stands at the forefront of a broad movement among scholars and clergy in nonliturgical traditions that aims at retrieving explicitly religious resources?the means of grace. The result is a rare, truly ecumenical contribution to pastoral care, which deepens practice by providing a vision and a spirituality.