Life of the Beloved

Life of the Beloved
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2016-08-25
ISBN 10: 1473636752
ISBN 13: 9781473636750
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life of the Beloved Book Review:

The real 'work' of prayer is to become silent and listen to the voice that says good things about me. Life of the Beloved asks how one can live a spiritual life in a Western secular culture. The greatest challenge, concludes Nouwen, is to bridge the gap between secular and sacred within the self as a human being loved by God.

You Are the Beloved

You Are the Beloved
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publsiher: Convergent Books
Total Pages: 416
Release: 2017
ISBN 10: 1101906375
ISBN 13: 9781101906378
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Are the Beloved Book Review:

"This daily devotional offers deep spiritual insight into human experience, intimacy, brokenness, and mercy. Featuring the best of Nouwen,s writing from previously published works. It will appeal to readers already familiar with Nouwen's work as well as new readers looking for a devotional.--Publisher's promotional description.

Spiritual Living in a Secular World

Spiritual Living in a Secular World
Author: Ajith Fernando
Publsiher: Monarch Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2002
ISBN 10: 9781854245786
ISBN 13: 1854245783
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Spiritual Living in a Secular World Book Review:

As Christian norms vanish, Christians find themselves squeezed into the world's mould. This text shows how to share a seecular society without losing integrity. It uses the experience of a young Israelite, Daniel, to show how the traps of isolation and accommodation can be avoided.

Beloved

Beloved
Author: Toni Morrison
Publsiher: Vintage Books
Total Pages: 321
Release: 2004
ISBN 10: 1400033411
ISBN 13: 9781400033416
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beloved Book Review:

Sethe, an escaped slave living in post-Civil War Ohio with her daughter and mother-in-law, is haunted persistently by the ghost of the dead baby girl whom she sacrificed, in a new edition of the Nobel Laureate's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. Reader's Guide available. Reprint. 60,000 first printing.

Concerning the Book that is the Body of the Beloved

Concerning the Book that is the Body of the Beloved
Author: Gregory Orr
Publsiher: Copper Canyon Press
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2013-10-10
ISBN 10: 1619320649
ISBN 13: 9781619320642
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Concerning the Book that is the Body of the Beloved Book Review:

Gregory Orr's ambitious and visionary lyrics explores every dimension of what it is to be human

The Beloved

The Beloved
Author: Annah Faulkner
Publsiher: Picador Australia
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2012-07-01
ISBN 10: 1743347650
ISBN 13: 9781743347652
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beloved Book Review:

Shortlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Award "It came one morning with the milk, and it seemed - at first - almost as innocent..." When Roberta "Bertie" Lightfoot is struck down with polio, her world collapses. But Mama doesn't tolerate self-pity, and Bertie is nobody if not her mother's daughter - until she sets her heart on becoming an artist. Through drawing, the gifted and perceptive Bertie gives form and voice to the reality of the people and the world around her. While her father is happy enough to indulge Bertie's driving passion, her mother will not let art get in the way of the future she wishes for her only daughter. In 1955 the family moves to post-colonial Port Moresby, a sometimes violent frontier town, where Bertie, determined to be the master of her own life canvas, rebels against her mother's strict control. In this tropical landscape, Bertie thrives amid the lush pallette of colours and abundance, secretly learning the techniques of drawing and painting under the tutelage of her mother's arch rival. But Roberta is not the only one deceiving her family. As secrets come to light, the domestic varnish starts to crack, and jealousy and passion threaten to forever mar the relationship between mother and daughter. Tender and witty, The Beloved is a moving debut novel which paints a vivid portrait of both the beauty and the burden of unconditional love. Winner of the Queensland Premier's Literary Award for Best Emerging Queensland Author 2011 Winner of the Nita B Kibble Literary Awards for Women Writers Kibble Literary Award 2013 Commended for FAW National Literary Awards' Christina Stead Award 2012

The Beloved

The Beloved
Author: Alison Rattle
Publsiher: Hot Key Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2015-03-05
ISBN 10: 1471403807
ISBN 13: 9781471403804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beloved Book Review:

Escape from a bullying mother takes one young woman to an even more dangerous place. Alice Angel has known only a life of rules, restriction and punishments as she strays from the rigid path of Victorian proprietary that her mother has set out for her. A constant disappointment to all but her doting father, she longs for the day that she might break free from the stifling atmosphere of her mother's rule. After a chance encounter with a charming stranger, and a final incident with her family that sees her condemned to the madhouse, Alice sees her opportunity to run and grasps it with both hands. She escapes to join the Agapemonites in their Abode of Love, where ex-Reverend Henry Prince rules his isolated colony of women as their Beloved. Prince ignites a passion in Alice that she never knew existed, and she dares to think she might be free at last. But as Alice becomes more deeply drawn into the life of Prince's strange religious sect, secrets are revealed that seem to hint at a darker nature lurking behind the man's charm. Instead of freedom, is Alice in fact more trapped, alone and in danger than ever before?

The Dearly Beloved

The Dearly Beloved
Author: Cara Wall
Publsiher: Simon & Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-08-13
ISBN 10: 198210452X
ISBN 13: 9781982104528
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dearly Beloved Book Review:

“This gentle, gorgeously written book may be one of my favorites ever.” —Jenna Bush Hager (A Today show “Read with Jenna” Book Club Selection!) “A thoughtful, beautiful multigenerational novel about love, God, jealousy, and friendship.” —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love “A moving portrait of love and friendship set against a backdrop of social change.” —The New York Times Book Review (Editor’s Choice) “Here is the power of the novel in its simplest, richest form: bearing intimate witness to human beings grappling with their faith and falling in love. That Wall executes it so beautifully? Well, this is exactly why we read literary fiction...The best book about faith in recent memory.” —Entertainment Weekly (A-) Charles and Lily, James and Nan. They meet in Greenwich Village in 1963 when Charles and James are jointly hired to steward the historic Third Presbyterian Church through turbulent times. Their personal differences however, threaten to tear them apart. Charles is destined to succeed his father as an esteemed professor of history at Harvard, until an unorthodox lecture about faith leads him to ministry. How then, can he fall in love with Lily—fiercely intellectual, elegantly stern—after she tells him with certainty that she will never believe in God? And yet, how can he not? James, the youngest son in a hardscrabble Chicago family, spent much of his youth angry at his alcoholic father and avoiding his anxious mother. Nan grew up in Mississippi, the devout and beloved daughter of a minister and a debutante. James’s escape from his desperate circumstances leads him to Nan and, despite his skepticism of hope in all its forms, her gentle, constant faith changes the course of his life. In The Dearly Beloved, we follow these two couples through decades of love and friendship, jealousy and understanding, forgiveness and commitment. Against the backdrop of turbulent changes facing the city and the church’s congregation, these four forge improbable paths through their evolving relationships, each struggling with uncertainty, heartbreak, and joy. A poignant meditation on faith and reason, marriage and children, and the ways we find meaning in our lives, Cara Wall’s The Dearly Beloved is a gorgeous, wise, and provocative novel that is destined to become a classic.

Adam

Adam
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publsiher: Orbis Books
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-07
ISBN 10: 1570759944
ISBN 13: 9781570759949
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Adam Book Review:

In the final year before his death, Nouwen began to write an account of the death of his friend Adam, a severely handicapped young man. Through this story, Nouwen found a new way to tell God's story and the story of all human creatures, broken and yet beloved.

Our Greatest Gift

Our Greatest Gift
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061847267
ISBN 13: 9780061847264
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Our Greatest Gift Book Review:

One of the best-loved spiritual writers of our time—an author ranked with C.S. Lewis and Thomas Merton—Henry J.M. Nowuen, takes a moving, personal look at human mortality in Our Greatest Gift. A meditation on dying and caring, Our Greatest Gift gently and eloquently reveals the gifts that the living and dying can give to one another. The beloved bestselling author of With Open Hands, The Wounded Healer, and Making All Things New shares his own experiences with aging, loss, grief, and fear in this important and life-altering work.

FAITH AND THE BELOVED

FAITH AND THE BELOVED
Author: KOCHERY C SHIBU
Publsiher: Kochery C Shibu
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2020-09-21
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

FAITH AND THE BELOVED Book Review:

Naithy Cherozil is a rich and successful business woman from Mumbai who marries the young and handsome model Tony D’Souza after the death of her spouse. Little does she know that the ideal sex slave of her husband is the sleeper cell of a terror outfit. Events in her life take unforeseen turns as the male Mata Hari is activated. Prem Rollands is a ‘Kalari’ exponent and a brilliant student whose world revolves around his brother Arun. Things go awry when the police kill Arun under mysterious circumstances. Prem kills the inspector in retribution and is on the run. He is on the lookout to find the dark secrets leading to Arun’s death. Prem must avenge those who have plotted to kill his brother. Eighteen year old Alice Cherozil knows more about computers and mystery games than a girl of her age. Her life falls apart when her mother is hospitalised and in a coma. She is playing the ultimate mystery game of her life as the web of secrets surrounding two precious diamonds and her stepfather threaten to destroy her family. She overcomes the moral dilemma to kill her stepfather. Alice must outwit the underworld and stay ahead of all to save her mother’s life or the guilt of her failure will haunt her forever. As the lives of Naithy, Prem and Alice cross each other they must retain their faith and protect their beloved ones, even at the cost of their own lives. A riveting saga of love, lust, betrayal, intrigue and revenge.

The Beloved Wild

The Beloved Wild
Author: Melissa Ostrom
Publsiher: Feiwel & Friends
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-03-27
ISBN 10: 1250132800
ISBN 13: 9781250132802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beloved Wild Book Review:

A debut YA American epic and historical adventure from Melissa Ostrom about striking out for your own destiny. She's not the girl everyone expects her to be. Harriet Winter is the eldest daughter in a farming family in New Hampshire, 1807. She is expected to help with her younger sisters. To pitch in with the cooking and cleaning. And to marry her neighbor, the farmer Daniel Long. Harriet’s mother sees Daniel as a good match, but Harriet doesn’t want someone else to choose her path—in love or in life. When Harriet’s brother decides to strike out for the Genesee Valley in Western New York, Harriet decides to go with him—disguised as a boy. Their journey includes sickness, uninvited strangers, and difficult emotional terrain as Harriet sees more of the world, realizes what she wants, and accepts who she’s loved all along.

The Return of the Prodigal Son

The Return of the Prodigal Son
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-11-20
ISBN 10: 0804152128
ISBN 13: 9780804152129
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Return of the Prodigal Son Book Review:

With over a million copies sold, this classic work is essential reading for all who ask, “Where has my struggle led me?” A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on an unforgettable spiritual adventure. Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within where God has chosen to dwell. As Nouwen reflects on Rembrandt’s painting in light of his own life journey, he evokes a powerful drama of the classic parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. Nouwen probes the several movements of the parable: the younger son’s return, the father’s restoration of sonship, the elder son’s resentfulness, and the father’s compassion. The themes of homecoming, affirmation, and reconciliation will be newly discovered by all who have known loneliness, dejection, jealousy, or anger. The challenge to love as God loves, and to be loved as God’s beloved, will be seen as the ultimate revelation of the parable known to Christians throughout time, and is here represented with a vigor and power fresh for our times.

Aging

Aging
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen,Walter J. Gaffney
Publsiher: Image
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1976
ISBN 10: 0385009186
ISBN 13: 9780385009188
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Aging Book Review:

Illustrates the problems experienced by the elderly in modern society and shows the benefits of bringing the aged into the mainstream of life

Rise Up My Beloved

Rise Up My Beloved
Author: Sonia Gwen Crane,Sonia McLeod
Publsiher: Xulon Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2008-07-01
ISBN 10: 1606470027
ISBN 13: 9781606470022
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rise Up My Beloved Book Review:

All hell was raging against my mind. I needed some time alone with the Lord and to just be alone, away from everyone. I needed to calm myself down. The only solace I could find was in a washroom. In that little cubicle, totally at the end of myself, I surrendered to His will. Nothing else mattered at this point except what He wanted. Knowing I was in my Heavenly Father 's hand, I cried Lord by obedience I will go. Give me your words to say. Help me Lord! Sonia McLeod, a former alcoholic and drug addict, shares the miraculous story of how God delivered her from a street life of drugs, alcohol, and prostitution. Hear the heart of this woman as she takes us through a journey of faith amidst great tragedy, heartbreak, and betrayal. Cast aside by friends, family, and finally by her husband, she emerges from the ashes of ruin and rejection in the arms of her true lover, Jesus Christ. I was not going to give up and die, but it was time to RISE UP in JESUS! If God can do this in Sonia 's life, He can do it in others. Pray for this book. It will touch many lives. Reverend Ernie & Shirley Linklater, Full Gospel Aboriginal Ministries, Canada Sonia McLeod, a member of the Cowessess First Nation in Saskatchewan, Canada, is a born-again believer in Jesus Christ. Since the writing of this book she has pursued studies in Social Work, gotten married, and is working on reaching First Nation and indigenous communities across Canada and the world. Derek and Sonia McLeod are both ordained ministers and are the founders of His Beloved Remnant Ministries. They are currently working on establishing The House of Rahab, a Christ-based rehabilitation center for troubled women. Website: www.riseupmybeloved.com

You Are Beloved

You Are Beloved
Author: Bobby Schuller
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-05-29
ISBN 10: 1400201691
ISBN 13: 9781400201693
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

You Are Beloved Book Review:

You're not what you do. You're not what you have. You are not what others say about you. You are God's beloved. Are you ever concerned that you don’t deserve to love and be loved because you are continually having to prove yourself? In You Are Beloved, Bobby Schuller shows you how to let go of these fears and put your trust in the One who sees you for who you really are. Here is an easy to follow, proven path to personal dignity for all those who think they are not good enough no matter how much they achieve. This path is illuminated by the truths that it is not about what you accomplish, but what has already been accomplished for you; not about what you have, but what has already been provided; and not about who others say you are, but who God says you are. Know that you are valued, cared for, and embraced. You Are Beloved will help you rebuild your life as a response to that assurance.

Here And Now Living In The Spirit

Here And Now  Living In The Spirit
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publsiher: St Pauls BYB
Total Pages: 145
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9788171092833
ISBN 13: 8171092837
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Here And Now Living In The Spirit Book Review:

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor
Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Publsiher: Yearling
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2019-09-17
ISBN 10: 1524771171
ISBN 13: 9781524771171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Beloved World of Sonia Sotomayor Book Review:

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! "[Doesn't shy] away from the hard truths of Sotomayor's childhood . . . [and] discusses real-world issues like racism, privilege, and affirmative action." --The Washington Post Discover the inspiring life of Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the first Latina and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, in this middle-grade adaptation of her bestselling adult memoir, My Beloved World. Includes an 8-page photo insert and a brief history of the Supreme Court Sonia Sotomayor was just a girl when she dared to dream big. Her dream? To become a lawyer and a judge even though she'd never met one of either and none lived in her neighborhood. Sonia did not let the hardships of her background--which included growing up in the rough housing projects of New York City's South Bronx, dealing with juvenile diabetes, coping with parents who argued and fought personal demons, and worrying about money--stand in her way. Always, she believed in herself. Her determination, along with guidance from generous mentors and the unwavering love of her extended Puerto Rican family, propelled her ever forward. Eventually, all of Sonia's hard work led to her appointment as an Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court in 2009, a role that she has held ever since. Learn about Justice Sotomayor's rise and her amazing work, as well as about the Supreme Court, in this fascinating memoir that shows that no matter the obstacles, dreams can come true. A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2018! "People--I add children--who live in difficult circumstances need to know that happy endings are possible." --Justice Sonia Sotomayor, on why she writes books (ABC News)

Rumi s Little Book of the Heart

Rumi s Little Book of the Heart
Author: Maryam Mafi,Azima Melita Kolin
Publsiher: Hampton Roads Publishing
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2016-06-01
ISBN 10: 1612833543
ISBN 13: 9781612833545
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rumi s Little Book of the Heart Book Review:

In this slender volume, Rumi explores the joy of friendship and the agony of loss. These poetic meditations on the most profound of human relationships are like crystals: they sparkle with the many hues of the rainbow and contain worlds within, capturing us with their mystery. Here are poems that cause us to reflect on our own relationships, to experience again the intensity of friendship, the ache of loss, and the profundity of immersion. This is a book for poetry lovers, Rumi fans, and all gift-giving occasions; a book to treasure and to share. Previously published in hardcover as Whispers of the Beloved. Imitating others, I failed to find myself I looked inside and discovered I only knew my name. When I stepped outside I found my real Self.

A Spirituality of Living

A Spirituality of Living
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen,John S. Mogabgab
Publsiher: Upper Room Books
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 083581162X
ISBN 13: 9780835811620
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Spirituality of Living Book Review:

What's the secret to living a spiritual life? So much is happening in our world that we often get distracted and listen to voices other than the voice of God. "If we want to be disciples of Jesus, we have to live a disciplined life," Nouwen asserts. In the spiritual life, discipline requires conscious effort to keep every area in life from being filled up. It means creating space in our life for God to act and speak. Nouwen identifies 3 essential disciplines for maintaining a life of discipleship: solitude, community, and ministry. In solitude we learn to listen to God through prayer. We realize that we are beloved sons and daughters of God. In community we learn to celebrate, as well as to practice vulnerability and forgiveness. After we have experienced solitude and community, we feel God's call to minister to a hurting world. God empowers us to do amazing things. This encouraging, insightful book will inspire you to practice solitude, community, and ministry. The result, Nouwen promises, is a fruitful, Spirit-filled life.