Art for God s Sake

Art for God s Sake
Author: Philip Graham Ryken
Publsiher: P & R Publishing
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 9781596380073
ISBN 13: 1596380071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Art for God s Sake Book Review:

The creation sings to us with the visual beauty of God's handiwork. But what of man-made art? Much of it is devoid of sacred beauty and is often rejected by Christians. Christian artists struggle to find acceptance within the church. If all of life is to be viewed as "under the lordship of Christ," can we rediscover what Gods plan is for the arts? Philip Graham Ryken brings into sharp focus a biblical view of the arts and the artists who make art for God's sake. This is a concise yet comprehensive treatment of the major issue of the arts for all who seek answers. - Publisher.

For God s Sake

For God s Sake
Author: Alan Budge
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN 10: 1783061642
ISBN 13: 9781783061648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For God s Sake Book Review:

This is the – all too true – story of one person’s tragi-comic quest for spiritual enlightenment. Having given up on the (entirely godless) realm of would-be smart London restaurants, he journeyed widely (and frequently wildly) through India, China, Tibet, and parts of West Yorkshire. He also worked for various would-be deeply spiritual organisations. This unflinching quest for truth – incorporating walk-on parts for everyone from Marianne Faithfull to the Dalai Lama – led, not entirely unexpectedly – to a far from enlightened descent into alcoholism and misery. Having sobered up, and grown up (a bit), our hero began to ponder: what is really at the heart of all this spiritual carry-on anyway? And can it be of any use, given the challenges we face? What if we’re all for it anyway? What’s the appropriate response –spiritual or otherwise, to that? All good questions For God’s Sake is spirituality without the usual self-help smugness, written by a normal, flawed human being, in the hope of engaging a similar audience. It deals with serious themes of spiritual development, and the role this might play in our current environmental crisis – all in the form of a heartfelt, and often very funny personal memoir.

Lead for God s Sake

Lead       for God s Sake
Author: Todd Gongwer
Publsiher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-10-24
ISBN 10: 9781414370583
ISBN 13: 141437058X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lead for God s Sake Book Review:

If you’ve ever asked yourself why you do what you do, or wondered what your purpose is in life, this book is for you. The lives of an intensely-driven basketball coach, an ultra-successful CEO, and an unassuming janitor all intersect in this captivating parable about leadership, relationships, and the pursuit of success. An unforgettable story packed with profound truths, LEAD . . . for God’s Sake! will challenge you to think deeply about who you are as a leader, what success means to you, and why you do what you do. Whether you’re leading a business, a team, or your own family, this book is the first and most important step to becoming the leader you were meant to be.

The Divine Artist

The Divine Artist
Author: Stephen Bennett
Publsiher: Bookbaby
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2017-10-12
ISBN 10: 9781543901009
ISBN 13: 154390100X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Divine Artist Book Review:

'The Divine Artist' - 'Art for God's Sake' "God the Divine Artist became the art - He, Jesus, hung on the wooden frame of the cross. He would provide the inspiration for the future artists in these end-times, and to emblazon buildings and canvases, with a chiaroscuro spectrum of Renaissance thought along the way of centuries' Stephen Bennett. Art and artisans can change the world, that possibility is seen all around us; through film, art, music, fashion, architecture, social media, digital platforms, an endless list. Yet, creativity is not just for the artist; creativity is at the very heart and centre of Christianity. In God's eyes everything is art, He is an artist in every sense of the word, and all things He created are for His purposes. The heavens and the world are a canvas oiled and stretched, for us to walk on, and create in. Art as an awakening is normal daily fare in our digital world; God's final purposes for art are at hand in this 21st century. He has many artistic visions to give His artisans on earth. In this book you will get to know God's character as the Divine Artist, and you can let your art be inspired for His sake"

Be A Leader for God s Sake

Be A Leader for God s Sake
Author: Bruce E. Winston
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 189
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN 10: 9780972581905
ISBN 13: 0972581901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Senses of the Soul

Senses of the Soul
Author: William Dyrness
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2008-05-01
ISBN 10: 1556358644
ISBN 13: 9781556358647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Senses of the Soul Book Review:

Senses of the Soul explores the way art and visual elements are incorporated into Christian worship. It incorporates research conducted in Los Angeles congregations. Through extensive interviews in a sample of Protestant, Catholic, and Orthodox congregations it looks into the way visual elements actually become part of the experience of worship. By looking at attitudes and experiences of beauty, art, and memories, it suggests that believers appropriate images and aesthetic encounters in terms of imaginative structures that have been formed through worship practices over time. By comparing responses across denominations, the book proposes that people receive visual elements in ways that have been shaped by long traditions and specific background beliefs. In addition to discussions of the differences between the major Christian traditions, the book also examines the relation of art and beauty to worship, the role of memories and everyday life, and the power of images in spirituality and worship. By its focus on the worshiper, the book seeks to make a contribution to the growing conversation between the arts and Christian worship and to the process of worship renewal.

Away for God s Sake

Away    for God s Sake
Author: Kathleen Byrne
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2021-10-12
ISBN 10: 9780473592400
ISBN 13: 0473592401
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Away for God s Sake Book Review:

Born into an Irish Catholic family, Kathleen entered a religious order in France when she was 17 years old. Working and living in the prison of La Roquette, she was thrown into the Parisian underworld of crime, drugs and prostitution. Without any training and very little knowledge of the language, she struggled with homesickness, despair and loneliness. She found consolation in her faith and in knowing that she was doing God's will. But was this enough to sustain her mental and physical strength? How did this experience affect her future? Years of living with low self-esteem, fear of God and authority, together with doubts in faith and religion took its toll. However, hoping and praying for better things to come, love found a way. "I have been captivated, moved to tears and moved to laugh out loud too." - Sorcha O'Malley, editor "A captivating life story." - Author Wendy Scott

Godless for God s Sake Nontheism in Contemporary Quakerism

Godless for God s Sake   Nontheism in Contemporary Quakerism
Author: David Boulton
Publsiher: Nontheist Friends
Total Pages: 142
Release: 2006-02-01
ISBN 10: 9780951157862
ISBN 13: 0951157868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Godless for God s Sake Nontheism in Contemporary Quakerism Book Review:

27 Quakers from 13 Yearly Meetings in four countries tell how they combine committed membership of the Religious Society of Friends with rejection of traditional belief in a transcendent, personal and supernatural God. For some of these 'nontheist' Friends, God is no more (but no less) than a symbol of the wholly human values of 'mercy, pity, peace and love'. For others, the idea of God and 'God-language' has become an archaism and a stumbling-block. Readers who seek a faith or world-view free of supernaturalism, whether they are Friends, members of other traditions or drop-outs from old-time religion, will find themselves in the company of a varied group whose search for an authentic 21st century understanding of religion and spirituality has led them to declare themselves 'Godless - for God's Sake'.


Author: Stephen Robert Kuta
Publsiher: Loma Publishing
Total Pages: 54
Release: 2019-06-10
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


For God's sake hold your tongue, and let me love is the biography and select poetry of John Donne. This publication is as much a stand-alone publication into the life of a Tudor Poet as it is, a part of a forthcoming book. This book is exclusively digital and a prologue/chapter from the forthcoming book 'The Devil's Servant', the Dark Conjurer of Batcombe.

Breathe for God s Sake

Breathe  for God s Sake
Author: Reshad Feild
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2013-02
ISBN 10: 9783942914086
ISBN 13: 3942914085
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Breathe for God s Sake Book Review:

This book holds a treasure of deep in -sights into the great mystery of breathfrom a spiritual perspective. Inspiringdis courses, eVective and safe practicesand beautiful poetry from various tradi -tions encourage the reader to explorethe wonder of breath on many levels.What is breath, really? What is themeaning of this life-giving secret? Howimportant is conscious breathing fortrue spiritual transformation? Whatdo we make of the fact that our life'spossibilities lie between an in- and anout-breath? How is breath related tothe rhythm of the universe and, thus,to time? What is its role in the "beco-ming of being" from the ever present"womb of the moment"? How can webreathe in food and distill it into thealchemical elixir needed for real changein our life to come about? How can webreathe out to change the atmospherein a room or in a given situation, in fullresponsibility for the people around usand for "the world to come"? Whatcould it mean that Jesus "walked onwater" and that "breath and Spirit areone"? What is, esoterically speaking,the relation be tween Mary, Jesus, theSpirit of God, Ruh Allah,and Christ? On the basis of his lifelong studies ofthe world's major spiritual traditions,and especially from the inner essence ofSuWteaching, Reshad Feild providesfood for thought and practical means tohelp people work with the breath ineveryday life. For more than forty yearshe has been of considerable inXuence atthe forefront of spiritual teaching inthe West. Among his books are the auto -biographical bestselling novels The LastBarrier and To Know We're Loved.

For God s Sake

For God s Sake
Author: Ambi Parameswaran (Foreword by Amish Tripathi)
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-04-01
ISBN 10: 9351186083
ISBN 13: 9789351186083
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For God s Sake Book Review:

An adman constantly strives to connect market research data to insight on a winning campaign. Ambi Parmeshwaran has developed a fascination for how Indians are getting more religious but also more consumption driven. Combining his thirty- year experience as an adman with a lifelong passion for religious studies, Ambi seeks to answer questions like: • Why has the bindi disappeared from advertisements? • How did Akshaya Trithaya become such a big deal? • What makes Lord Shiva so cool? • How did a Chennai-based department store start the New Year's Sale phenomenon? • Are Muslims more open-minded shoppers? • Why do people who have no interest in using an MBA degree still get an MBA degree? • How did the Manusmriti do a disservice to Hindu women? • What can Harvard Business School learn from the Kumbh Mela? Ambi has filled this book with personal stories, anecdotes, lessons and excerpts from research and other publications. This book is a treat for anyone interested in how religion has evolved and how clever marketers have ridden the wave by tailoring their products and services.

For God s Sake Shut Up

For God s Sake Shut Up
Author: Brian Kaylor
Publsiher: Smyth & Helwys Pub
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2007-01-01
ISBN 10: 1573124850
ISBN 13: 9781573124850
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For God s Sake Shut Up Book Review:

The old maxim is true: sometimes it is not just what you say, it is how you say it. One of the great problems in the Christian community today is a general inability to communicate effectively without polarizing or driving people away. Sometimes the greatest problem is the seeming inability of many Christians to learn the truth of another old maxim: silence is golden. For God's Sake, Shut Up!, by Communications Specialist Brian Kaylor, offers numerous insights for Christian leaders and followers who desire to share their beliefs in more meaningful and effective ways.For God's Sake, Shut Up! offers numerous insights for Christian leaders and followers who desire to share their beliefs in more meaningful and effective ways.

For God s Sake Watch Your Language

For God s Sake  Watch Your Language
Author: Elizabeth Urch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 129
Release: 1977
ISBN 10: 9780715203668
ISBN 13: 0715203665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Please Hear What I m Not Saying

Please Hear What I m Not Saying
Author: Charles C. Finn
Publsiher: AuthorHouse
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2011-11-22
ISBN 10: 9781467829601
ISBN 13: 1467829609
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Please Hear What I m Not Saying Book Review:

Standing at that magical place where sand meets sea, you likely have imagined putting a message in a bottle, consigning it to the waves, hoping it might some day reach another shore, and then not only be read but, incredibly across space and time, make a difference in other lives now connected to your own. It has happened to me, and I must sing of it. In the autumn of 1966 I let the waves carry off a poem—passed around to students, family and friends, no need for even my name on it. Its message was simple: Keep heart, you are not alone; love, stronger than strong walls, will come, helping your heart in hiding grow wings, feeble perhaps at first, but wings! Word astoundingly began to come back in 1969, and has continued since, that “Please Hear What I’m Not Saying” was indeed reaching other shores, across space and time was indeed making a difference in other lives. What follows attests to the power of words from the heart to touch other hearts, sometimes even to change other lives. Read on. You, too, will sing of it.

Praying the Hours in Ordinary Life

Praying the Hours in Ordinary Life
Author: Lauralee Farrer,Clayton J. Schmit
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2010-06-01
ISBN 10: 1608992780
ISBN 13: 9781608992782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Praying the Hours in Ordinary Life Book Review:

Praying the Hours in Ordinary Life takes the reader and the worshiper on an excursion into an ancient practice. While providing a sense of the monastic life from which it is drawn, the book also provides the opportunity for individuals or groups of people to enter into the Opus Dei, the work of God: a life of prayer to which monastics have been devoted since the third century. With illustrations by artist Denise Louise Klitsie and poetry by Rainer Maria Rilke (translated by Martina Nagel), Lauralee Farrer and Clayton Schmit have provided a resource that allows believers to engage in a twenty-four hour pilgrimage of prayer, joining those whose life's work is to pray without ceasing.

Mending a Tattered Faith

Mending a Tattered Faith
Author: Susan VanZanten
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 118
Release: 2011-01-01
ISBN 10: 1608995100
ISBN 13: 9781608995103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mending a Tattered Faith Book Review:

Although Emily Dickinson is sometimes seen as a religious skeptic, she never gave up on God, struggling with issues of faith and doubt throughout her life. Many of her poems depict such struggles, sometimes with humor and sometimes with despair. Reading and reflecting on these poems can be a powerful way to listen to and experience God through the arts. Mending a Tattered Faith presents, first, an accessible introduction to the mysteries of Dickinson's life and poetry, considering her relationships to her family and the church, the significant poetic strategies she employed, and the dramatic family struggle over publishing her poetry that began soon after her death. It then offers twenty-nine carefully selected poems by Dickinson, each with an accompanying meditation. By helping readers unpack Dickinson's intense but brief poems, supplying absorbing historical background and information, and relating some personal stories and reflections, this book encourages readers to embark upon their own meditative journey with Dickinson, whose engaging struggles with faith and doubt can help illuminate our own spiritual questions, sorrows, and joys.

For God s Sake Grow Up

For God s Sake  Grow Up
Author: David Ravenhill
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 210
Release: 2013-06
ISBN 10: 9780988953048
ISBN 13: 0988953048
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

For God s Sake Grow Up Book Review:

It's time to grow that we can fulfill God's purposes for us and for our generation! For too long we've been spiritual children clinging to our mother's leg, refusing to go to school on the first day. Here David Ravenhill, son of the late Leonard Ravenhill and a seasoned pastor himself, challenges the Body of Christ to put away childish things and to mature in the things of God. There is a world that needs to be won to Christ!

Nicomachean Ethics

Nicomachean Ethics
Author: Aristotle
Publsiher: Phoemixx Classics Ebooks
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2021-11-13
ISBN 10: 3986776443
ISBN 13: 9783986776442
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nicomachean Ethics Book Review:

Nicomachean Ethics Aristotle - The Nicomachean Ethics is one of Aristotle's most widely read and influential works. Ideas central to ethics—that happiness is the end of human endeavor, that moral virtue is formed through action and habituation, and that good action requires prudence—found their most powerful proponent in the person medieval scholars simply called "the Philosopher." Drawing on their intimate knowledge of Aristotle's thought, Robert C. Bartlett and Susan D. Collins have produced here an English-language translation of the Ethics that is as remarkably faithful to the original as it is graceful in its rendering. Aristotle is well known for the precision with which he chooses his words, and in this elegant translation his work has found its ideal match. Bartlett and Collins provide copious notes and a glossary providing context and further explanation for students, as well as an introduction and a substantial interpretive essay that sketch central arguments of the work and the seminal place of Aristotle's Ethics in his political philosophy as a whole. The Nicomachean Ethics has engaged the serious interest of readers across centuries and civilizations—of peoples ancient, medieval, and modern; pagan, Christian, Muslim, and Jewish—and this new edition will take its place as the standard English-language translation.

The War of Art

The War of Art
Author: Steven Pressfield
Publsiher: Black Irish Entertainment LLC
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2002-06-03
ISBN 10: 1936891042
ISBN 13: 9781936891047
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The War of Art Book Review:

What keeps so many of us from doing what we long to do? Why is there a naysayer within? How can we avoid the roadblocks of any creative endeavor—be it starting up a dream business venture, writing a novel, or painting a masterpiece? The War of Art identifies the enemy that every one of us must face, outlines a battle plan to conquer this internal foe, then pinpoints just how to achieve the greatest success. The War of Art emphasizes the resolve needed to recognize and overcome the obstacles of ambition and then effectively shows how to reach the highest level of creative discipline. Think of it as tough love . . . for yourself.


Author: James Romaine,Linda Stratford
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 376
Release: 2014-05-20
ISBN 10: 1620320843
ISBN 13: 9781620320846
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

ReVisioning Book Review:

ReVisioning: Critical Methods of Seeing Christianity in the History of Art examines the application of art historical methods to the history of Christianity and art. As methods of art history have become more interdisciplinary, there has been a notable emergence of discussions of religion in art history as well as related fields such as visual culture and theology. This book represents the first critical examination of scholarly methodologies applied to the study of Christian subjects, themes, and contexts in art. ReVisioning contains original work from a range of scholars, each of whom has addressed the question, in regard to a well-known work of art or body of work, "How have particular methods of art history been applied, and with what effect?" The study moves from the third century to the present, providing extensive treatment and analysis of art historical methods applied to the history of Christianity and art.