Falling Upward

Falling Upward
Author: Richard Rohr
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-01-22
ISBN 10: 1118428560
ISBN 13: 9781118428566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling Upward Book Review:

"A fresh way of thinking about spirituality that grows throughout life. In Falling Upward, Fr. Richard Rohr seeks to help readers understand the tasks of the two halves of life and to show them that those who have fallen, failed, or "gone down" are the only ones who understand "up." Most of us tend to think of the second half of life as largely about getting old, dealing with health issues, and letting go of life, but the whole thesis of this book is exactly the opposite.? What looks like falling down can largely be experienced as "falling upward."? In fact, it is not a loss but somehow actually a gain, as we have all seen with elders who?have come to their fullness.?? Explains why the second half of life can and should be full of spiritual richness Offers a new view of how spiritual growth happens loss is gain Richard Rohr is a regular contributing writer for Sojourners and Tikkun magazines This important book explores the counterintuitive message that we grow spiritually much more by doing wrong than by doing right."--

Falling Upward

Falling Upward
Author: Richard Rohr
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9780281070572
ISBN 13: 0281070571
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling Upward Book Review:

The Companion Journal helps those who have (and have not) read Falling Upward to engage more deeply with the questions the book raises. Using a blend of quotes, questions for individual and group reflection, stories, and suggestions for spiritual practices, it provides a wise guide for deepening the spiritual journey - at any time of life.

Falling Upward

Falling Upward
Author: Richard Rohr
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-03-21
ISBN 10: 9780281068913
ISBN 13: 0281068917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling Upward Book Review:

Many, if not most, people and institutions remain in 'the first half of life' forever, preoccupied with establishing their identity, climbing, achieving, and performing. If you knew there was a further journey, wouldn't you choose to do the 'first half' quite differently? The further journey involves challenges, mistakes, loss of control, even 'necessary suffering' because that is how we grow. This message of falling down and in fact moving up is the most counterintuitive message in most of the world religions, including and most especially Christianity. We grow spiritually much more by doing it wrong than by doing it right. The Companion Journal helps those who have (and those who have not) read Falling Upward to engage more deeply with the questions the book raises. Using a blend of quotes, questions for individual and group reflection, stories, and suggestions for spiritual practices, it provides a wise guide for deepening the spiritual journey - at any time of life.

Falling Upwards

Falling Upwards
Author: Richard Holmes
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN 10: 0307908704
ISBN 13: 9780307908704
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling Upwards Book Review:

**Kirkus Best Books of the Year (2013)** **Time Magazine 10 Top Nonfiction Books of 2013** **The New Republic Best Books of 2013** In this heart-lifting chronicle, Richard Holmes, author of the best-selling The Age of Wonder, follows the pioneer generation of balloon aeronauts, the daring and enigmatic men and women who risked their lives to take to the air (or fall into the sky). Why they did it, what their contemporaries thought of them, and how their flights revealed the secrets of our planet is a compelling adventure that only Holmes could tell. His accounts of the early Anglo-French balloon rivalries, the crazy firework flights of the beautiful Sophie Blanchard, the long-distance voyages of the American entrepreneur John Wise and French photographer Felix Nadar are dramatic and exhilarating. Holmes documents as well the balloons used to observe the horrors of modern battle during the Civil War (including a flight taken by George Armstrong Custer); the legendary tale of at least sixty-seven manned balloons that escaped from Paris (the first successful civilian airlift in history) during the Prussian siege of 1870-71; the high-altitude exploits of James Glaisher (who rose) seven miles above the earth without oxygen, helping to establish the new science of meteorology); and how Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, and Jules Verne felt the imaginative impact of flight and allowed it to soar in their work. A seamless fusion of history, art, science, biography, and the metaphysics of flights, Falling Upwards explores the interplay between technology and imagination. And through the strange allure of these great balloonists, it offers a masterly portrait of human endeavor, recklessness, and vision. (With 24 pages of color illustrations, and black-and-white illustrations throughout.)

Immortal Diamond

Immortal Diamond
Author: Richard Rohr
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-01-22
ISBN 10: 1118303598
ISBN 13: 9781118303597
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immortal Diamond Book Review:

Dissolve the distractions of ego to find our authentic selves in God In his bestselling book Falling Upward, Richard Rohr talked about ego (or the False Self) and how it gets in the way of spiritual maturity. But if there's a False Self, is there also a True Self? What is it? How is it found? Why does it matter? And what does it have to do with the spiritual journey? This book likens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for, uncovered, separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it. In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process is not resuscitation but transformation. Shows how to navigate spiritually difficult terrain with clear vision and tools to uncover our True Selves Written by Father Richard Rohr, the bestselling author of Falling Upward Examines the fundamental issues of who we are and helps us on our path of spiritual maturity Immortal Diamond (whose title is taken from a line in a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem) explores the deepest questions of identity, spirituality, and meaning in Richard Rohr's inimitable style.

Falling Upwards

Falling Upwards
Author: Richard Holmes
Publsiher: Vintage Books
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2014-09-09
ISBN 10: 9780307742322
ISBN 13: 0307742326
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling Upwards Book Review:

Documents the experiences of the enigmatic pioneers of human flight including Sophie Blanchard, John Wise and Felix Nadar to offer insight into the character qualities that inspired their ambitions and the ways in which their achievements have shaped culture, technology and meteorology. By the award-winning author of The Age of Wonder.

Breathing Under Water

Breathing Under Water
Author: Richard Rohr
Publsiher: SPCK
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2016-01-21
ISBN 10: 0281075131
ISBN 13: 9780281075133
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breathing Under Water Book Review:

We are all addicted in some way. When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. In Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from addiction – from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin. ‘A must-read for any person who recognizes the need to go “inward” on their soul’s journey to question what their relationship is with God, themselves, and others.’ The Cord ‘Rohr is a perfect writer on the subject of the 12 Steps. His easy-to-read book is essentially a commentary on each of the steps, with twelve chapters and a postscript that concisely tackles the big religious questions of human suffering, suffering with which addicts and their families are intimately acquainted. Jesus, Rohr answers, is no stranger to suffering . . . This is a good book for those in recovery from addiction and those who love them. Publishers Weekly ‘Richard Rohr continues to guide us to greater wholeness . . . his books have helped countless souls, especially those who struggle with issues of brokenness and seek transformation.’ National Catholic Reporter

The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery

The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery
Author: Paul Kennedy
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2017-01-26
ISBN 10: 0141983833
ISBN 13: 9780141983837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Rise And Fall of British Naval Mastery Book Review:

Paul Kennedy's classic naval history, now updated with a new introduction by the author This acclaimed book traces Britain's rise and fall as a sea power from the Tudors to the present day. Challenging the traditional view that the British are natural 'sons of the waves', he suggests instead that the country's fortunes as a significant maritime force have always been bound up with its economic growth. In doing so, he contributes significantly to the centuries-long debate between 'continental' and 'maritime' schools of strategy over Britain's policy in times of war. Setting British naval history within a framework of national, international, economic, political and strategic considerations, he offers a fresh approach to one of the central questions in British history. A new introduction extends his analysis into the twenty-first century and reflects on current American and Chinese ambitions for naval mastery. 'Excellent and stimulating' Correlli Barnett 'The first scholar to have set the sweep of British Naval history against the background of economic history' Michael Howard, Sunday Times 'By far the best study that has ever been done on the subject ... a sparkling and apt quotation on practically every page' Daniel A. Baugh, International History Review 'The best single-volume study of Britain and her naval past now available to us' Jon Sumida, Journal of Modern History

Becoming Sage

Becoming Sage
Author: Michelle Van Loon
Publsiher: Moody Publishers
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 0802498035
ISBN 13: 9780802498038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Becoming Sage Book Review:

Why Do We Act Like There Is An Age Restriction on Spiritual Growth? For the last several decades, Western churches have focused the bulk of their resources on the early stages of discipleship—children’s Sunday school, youth group, college ministry. While these are all important, we have neglected the spiritual growth of those in the second half of life. In fact, an outside observer might think that after the growth of the college years, the goal is simply to coast through the rest of your Christian life. Michelle Van Loon has a different idea. In Becoming Sage, she challenges those in midlife and beyond to continue pursuing radical spiritual growth, and she’ll help you get started. She explores what the unique challenges of midlife can teach us about Jesus and how to think about everything from church, friends, and family, to money, bodies, and meaning. Don’t settle for a life of coasting. Revitalize your spiritual growth today.

Falling Up

Falling Up
Author: Shel Silverstein
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2020-10-20
ISBN 10: 0062999699
ISBN 13: 9780062999696
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Falling Up Book Review:

NOW AVAILABLE AS AN EBOOK! From New York Times bestselling author Shel Silverstein, the classic creator of Where the Sidewalk Ends, A Light in the Attic, and Every Thing On It, comes a wondrous book of poems and drawings. Filled with unforgettable characters like Screamin’ Millie; Allison Beals and her twenty-five eels; Danny O'Dare, the dancin' bear; the Human Balloon; and Headphone Harold, this collection by the celebrated Shel Silverstein will charm young readers and make them want to trip on their shoelaces and fall up too! So come, wander through the Nose Garden, ride the Little Hoarse, eat in the Strange Restaurant, and let the magic of Shel Silverstein open your eyes and tickle your mind. And don't miss these other Shel Silverstein ebooks, The Giving Tree, Where the Sidewalk Ends, and A Light in the Attic!

The Black Coast

The Black Coast
Author: Mike Brooks
Publsiher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2021-03-16
ISBN 10: 1786183358
ISBN 13: 9781786183354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Black Coast Book Review:

War Dragons. Fearsome Raiders. A Daemonic Warlord on the Rise. When the citizens of Black Keep see ships on the horizon, terror takes them because they know who is coming: for generations, the keep has been raided by the fearsome clanspeople of Tjakorsha. Saddling their war dragons, Black Keep's warriors rush to defend their home only to discover that the clanspeople have not come to pillage at all. Driven from their own land by a daemonic despot who prophesises the end of the world, the raiders come in search of a new home . . . Meanwhile the wider continent of Narida is lurching toward war. Black Keep is about to be caught in the crossfire – if only its new mismatched society can survive. The start of an unmissable fantasy series.

The Wisdom Pattern

The Wisdom Pattern
Author: Richard Rohr
Publsiher: Franciscan Media
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2020-05-01
ISBN 10: 1632533472
ISBN 13: 9781632533470
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Wisdom Pattern Book Review:

“We are indeed 'saved' by knowing and surrendering to this universal pattern of reality. Knowing the full pattern allows us to let go of our first order, trust the disorder, and, sometimes even hardest of all—to trust the new reorder. Three big leaps of faith for all of us, and each of a different character.” —from the introduction A universal pattern can be found in all societies and in fact in all of creation. We see it in the seasons of the year; the stories of Scripture; the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus; the rise and fall of civilizations; and even in our own lives. In this new version of one of his earlier books, Father Richard Rohr illuminates the way understanding and embracing this pattern can give us hope in difficult times and the courage to push through messiness and even great chaos to find a new way of being in the world.

Falling Upward

Falling Upward
Author: Ray Bradbury
Publsiher: Dramatic Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 9781583424490
ISBN 13: 1583424490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Thriving on Vague Objectives

Thriving on Vague Objectives
Author: Scott Adams
Publsiher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2011-07-25
ISBN 10: 1449417671
ISBN 13: 9781449417673
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thriving on Vague Objectives Book Review:

"I think that idiot bosses are timeless, and as long as there are annoying people in the world, I won't run out of material."—Scott Adams Dilbert and the gang are back for this 26th collection, Thriving on Vague Objectives. Adams has his finger on the pulse of cubicle dwellers across the globe. No one delivers more laughs or captures the reality of the 9 to 5 worker better than Dilbert, Dogbert, Catbert, and a cast of stupefying office stereotypes—which is why there are millions of fans of the Dilbert comic strip. Dilbert is a techno-man stuck in a dead-end job (sound familiar?). Power-mad Dogbert strives to take over the world and enslave the humans. The most intelligent person in Dilbert's world is his trash collector, who knows everything about everything. Artist and creator Scott Adams started Dilbert as a doodle when he worked as a bank teller. He continued doodling when he was upgraded to a cubicle for a major telecommunications company. His boss (no telling if he was pointy-haired or not) suggested the name Dilbert. Adams is so dead-on accurate in his depictions of office life that he has been accused of spying on Corporate America.

The Better Angels of Our Nature

The Better Angels of Our Nature
Author: Steven Pinker
Publsiher: Penguin Group USA
Total Pages: 802
Release: 2012-09
ISBN 10: 0143122010
ISBN 13: 9780143122012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Better Angels of Our Nature Book Review:

Presents a controversial history of violence which argues that today's world is the most peaceful time in human existence, drawing on psychological insights into intrinsic values that are causing people to condemn violence as an acceptable measure.

College Physics

College Physics
Author: Paul Peter Urone
Publsiher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company
Total Pages: 893
Release: 1998-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780534356040
ISBN 13: 0534356044
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

College Physics Book Review:

This text blends traditional introductory physics topics with an emphasis on human applications and an expanded coverage of modern physics topics, such as the existence of atoms and the conversion of mass into energy. Topical coverage is combined with the author's lively, conversational writing style, innovative features, the direct and clear manner of presentation, and the emphasis on problem solving and practical applications.

A Pilgrim People

A Pilgrim People
Author: Gerald W. Schlabach
Publsiher: Liturgical Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-09-16
ISBN 10: 0814644783
ISBN 13: 9780814644782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Pilgrim People Book Review:

Recent decades have seen a steady trend in Roman Catholic teaching toward a commitment to active nonviolence that could qualify the church as a “peace church.” As a moral theologian specializing in social ethics, Schlabach explores how this trend in Catholic social teaching will need to take shape if Catholics are to follow through. Globalization, he argues, is an invitation to recognize what was always supposed to be true in Catholic ecclesiology: Christ gives Christians an identity that crosses borders. To become a truly catholic global peace church in which peacemaking is church-wide and parish-deep, Catholics should recognize that they have always properly been a diaspora people with an identity that transcends tribe and nation-state.

Live in Grace Walk in Love

Live in Grace  Walk in Love
Author: Bob Goff
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2019-10-15
ISBN 10: 1400203783
ISBN 13: 9781400203789
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Live in Grace Walk in Love Book Review:

Beloved and bestselling author Bob Goff provides you with a year's worth of inspiring, unexpected, thought-provoking teaching that will prepare you for the day ahead. Bob Goff’s first two books, Love Does and Everybody, Always, spent dozens of weeks each as New York Times bestsellers with their unique combination of entertaining, witty storytelling, and challenging, surprising perspectives. Now Bob is back with a year-long devotional made up of his distinctive, entertaining, deceptively profound reflections on what it means to live every day in light of the grace of God. Built on Bob's trademark storytelling and unique way of helping us to see things in a new way, Live in Grace, Walk in Love takes us through an entire calendar year of meditations on how we can step out in love and confidence in every aspect of our lives. More than a tweet, less than a blog post, these devotional readings--accompanied by Scripture--will inspire and galvanize you live a more liberated, love- and life-giving existence than you ever thought possible.

University Physics

University Physics
Author: Samuel J. Ling,Jeff Sanny,William Moebs
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1002
Release: 2017-12-19
ISBN 10: 9789888407606
ISBN 13: 9888407600
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

University Physics Book Review:

University Physics is designed for the two- or three-semester calculus-based physics course. The text has been developed to meet the scope and sequence of most university physics courses and provides a foundation for a career in mathematics, science, or engineering. The book provides an important opportunity for students to learn the core concepts of physics and understand how those concepts apply to their lives and to the world around them. Due to the comprehensive nature of the material, we are offering the book in three volumes for flexibility and efficiency. Coverage and Scope Our University Physics textbook adheres to the scope and sequence of most two- and three-semester physics courses nationwide. We have worked to make physics interesting and accessible to students while maintaining the mathematical rigor inherent in the subject. With this objective in mind, the content of this textbook has been developed and arranged to provide a logical progression from fundamental to more advanced concepts, building upon what students have already learned and emphasizing connections between topics and between theory and applications. The goal of each section is to enable students not just to recognize concepts, but to work with them in ways that will be useful in later courses and future careers. The organization and pedagogical features were developed and vetted with feedback from science educators dedicated to the project. VOLUME I Unit 1: Mechanics Chapter 1: Units and Measurement Chapter 2: Vectors Chapter 3: Motion Along a Straight Line Chapter 4: Motion in Two and Three Dimensions Chapter 5: Newton's Laws of Motion Chapter 6: Applications of Newton's Laws Chapter 7: Work and Kinetic Energy Chapter 8: Potential Energy and Conservation of Energy Chapter 9: Linear Momentum and Collisions Chapter 10: Fixed-Axis Rotation Chapter 11: Angular Momentum Chapter 12: Static Equilibrium and Elasticity Chapter 13: Gravitation Chapter 14: Fluid Mechanics Unit 2: Waves and Acoustics Chapter 15: Oscillations Chapter 16: Waves Chapter 17: Sound

The Universal Christ

The Universal Christ
Author: Richard Rohr
Publsiher: Convergent Books
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2019-03-05
ISBN 10: 1524762105
ISBN 13: 9781524762100
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Universal Christ Book Review:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • From one of the world’s most influential spiritual thinkers, a long-awaited book exploring what it means that Jesus was called “Christ,” and how this forgotten truth can restore hope and meaning to our lives. “Anyone who strives to put their faith into action will find encouragement and inspiration in the pages of this book.”—Melinda Gates In his decades as a globally recognized teacher, Richard Rohr has helped millions realize what is at stake in matters of faith and spirituality. Yet Rohr has never written on the most perennially talked about topic in Christianity: Jesus. Most know who Jesus was, but who was Christ? Is the word simply Jesus’s last name? Too often, Rohr writes, our understandings have been limited by culture, religious debate, and the human tendency to put ourselves at the center. Drawing on scripture, history, and spiritual practice, Rohr articulates a transformative view of Jesus Christ as a portrait of God’s constant, unfolding work in the world. “God loves things by becoming them,” he writes, and Jesus’s life was meant to declare that humanity has never been separate from God—except by its own negative choice. When we recover this fundamental truth, faith becomes less about proving Jesus was God, and more about learning to recognize the Creator’s presence all around us, and in everyone we meet. Thought-provoking, practical, and full of deep hope and vision, The Universal Christ is a landmark book from one of our most beloved spiritual writers, and an invitation to contemplate how God liberates and loves all that is.