The Sacred Search

The Sacred Search
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN 10: 0830781927
ISBN 13: 9780830781928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sacred Search Book Review:

Bestselling author Gary Thomas transforms the way you look at romantic relationships. His unique perspective on dating will prepare you for a satisfying, spiritually enriching marriage. In the revised edition of his hit book The Sacred Search, Gary Thomas helps single people of all ages make wise marital choices by rethinking what basis those choices should be made on. You will be encouraged to think beyond finding your “soul mate” and instead adopt a more biblical search for a “sole mate”—someone who will walk with you on your spiritual journey. Thomas asks, What if we focused on why we should get married more than on who to marry? What if being “in love” isn’t a good enough reason to get married? And most of all, what if God designed marriage to make us holy more than to make us happy? The Sacred Search casts a vision for building a relationship around shared spiritual mission—and making marriage with eternity at its heart.

The Sacred Search Study Resource

The Sacred Search Study Resource
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher: David C. Cook
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013-08
ISBN 10: 9780781408912
ISBN 13: 0781408911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sacred Search Study Resource Book Review:

In his new book, The Sacred Search, best-selling author Gary Thomas tackles the topic of love and dating by asking the question: What if it's not about who you marry, but why? The Sacred Search Study Resource is a DVD-driven Bible study for small groups of single, dating, or engaged people to unpack this message even further. In this dynamic companion to the book, Gary will help singles move on from the idea of finding a "soul mate" and adopt the more biblical idea of finding their "sole mate," as they seek to dedicate their future marriages to God. Eight thought-provoking video sessions featuring Gary Thomas lead groups through the study. This DVD also includes study questions designed to facilitate group discussion, interaction, and practical application.

In Search of the Sacred Book

In Search of the Sacred Book
Author: Aníbal Gonzalez
Publsiher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-05-18
ISBN 10: 0822983028
ISBN 13: 9780822983026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of the Sacred Book Book Review:

In Search of the Sacred Book studies the artistic incorporation of religious concepts such as prophecy, eternity, and the afterlife in the contemporary Latin American novel. It departs from sociopolitical readings by noting the continued relevance of religion in Latin American life and culture, despite modernity’s powerful secularizing influence. Analyzing Jorge Luis Borges’s secularized “narrative theology” in his essays and short stories, the book follows the development of the Latin American novel from the early twentieth century until today by examining the attempts of major novelists, from María Luisa Bombal, Alejo Carpentier, and Juan Rulfo, to Julio Cortázar, Gabriel García Márquez, and José Lezama Lima, to “sacralize” the novel by incorporating traits present in the sacred texts of many religions. It concludes with a view of the “desacralization” of the novel by more recent authors, from Elena Poniatowska and Fernando Vallejo to Roberto Bolaño.

Nine Essential Conversations before You Say I Do

Nine Essential Conversations before You Say I Do
Author: Gary Thomas,Steve Wilke,Rebecca Wilke
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN 10: 0830781943
ISBN 13: 9780830781942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Essential Conversations before You Say I Do Book Review:

In his popular book, 9 Essential Conversations before You Say I Do, author and pastor Gary Thomas, marriage and family therapist Dr. Steve Wilke and Rebecca Wilke, EdD help couples explore: What marriage means to each individual and whether this is a wise match How to engage in essential relational pursuits such as healthy conflict, sexual intimacy, and spiritual intimacy How to discuss in advance crucial aspects of marriage such as childrearing, finances, and marital roles Why asking hard questions now is better than asking them five years from now With thoughtful questions that encourage couples to examine themselves and their relationships, 9 Essential Conversations before You Say I Do will help couples thrive not only in the early months of their marriage but also in the years to come. Includes Guides and Questions.

The Joy of a Sacred Marriage

The Joy of a Sacred Marriage
Author: Gary L. Thomas
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2010-12-21
ISBN 10: 0310862736
ISBN 13: 9780310862734
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Joy of a Sacred Marriage Book Review:

Couples can change the path of their marriage through the lessons on the purpose of marriage from the popular book Sacred Marriage, now in a gift format. Includes devotions, excerpts from Sacred Marriage, and Scriptures from the New International Version. Makes a perfect wedding or shower gift!

Daniel s Pushbike

Daniel s Pushbike
Author: Ib Gumnut
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2019-10-03
ISBN 10: 9780648239918
ISBN 13: 0648239918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Daniel s Pushbike Book Review:

Daniel, a young man, has built a push bike to ride in the sea. He has a longing to see his father who lives on the far side of an ocean. His ride turns into a thrilling adventure!

Nine Lives

Nine Lives
Author: William Dalrymple
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-06-07
ISBN 10: 1408801248
ISBN 13: 9781408801246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Lives Book Review:

A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet - then spends the rest of his life trying to atone for the violence by hand printing the best prayer flags in India. A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her best friend ritually starve herself to death. Nine people, nine lives; each one taking a different religious path, each one an unforgettable story. William Dalrymple delves deep into the heart of a nation torn between the relentless onslaught of modernity and the ancient traditions that endure to this day. LONGLISTED FOR THE BBC SAMUEL JOHNSON PRIZE

Single Dating Engaged Married

Single  Dating  Engaged  Married
Author: Ben Stuart
Publsiher: Thomas Nelson
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2017-09-12
ISBN 10: 0718098439
ISBN 13: 9780718098438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Single Dating Engaged Married Book Review:

God has given us a specific, compelling reason for each of the four seasons of relationships: singleness, dating, engagement, and marriage. This book unlocks each season’s God-given purpose and shows you how to thrive within it. In a society where everyone is supposedly more connected, why do people feel so lonely? Even as marriage rates decline, recent studies find the overwhelming majority of single adults still hope to get married. But how can we navigate life and love in this disconnected culture? Has social media eroded the institutions that brought us together—and the deeper emotional intimacy they provided? Pastor and bestselling author Ben Stuart will help you navigate through the four stages of a relational life and show you how to look at the truths and intentions God has established for each. As you embark on this journey, you will discover how to: Use singleness to make an impact for the kingdom of God Pursue dating with clarity and purity Use the season of engagement wisely to prepare for marriage Maximize your life as a married couple for shared ministry Continually seek God and His will throughout each stage Discover how to embrace God's design, invest your life in what matters most, and find meaning in whatever season of life you're in.

A Lifelong Love

A Lifelong Love
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN 10: 0830781218
ISBN 13: 9780830781218
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Lifelong Love Book Review:

A good marriage isn’t something found; it’s something made. In this revised and updated edition of the bestselling book A Lifelong Love, author Gary Thomas shares that when couples pursue spiritual purpose and worship it builds lasting intimacy and friendship between them. In A Lifelong Love, Thomas takes couples on three essential journeys leading to a strong marriage: The journey toward each other The journey toward God The journey toward love Whether readers are feeling discouraged about their marriage or simply want to infuse their relationship with greater spiritual and relational passion, A Lifelong Love offers the guidance they need to embrace the eternal intentions that God has for them.

Women in Search of the Sacred

Women in Search of the Sacred
Author: Anne Bancroft
Publsiher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Total Pages: 181
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015038560762
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women in Search of the Sacred Book Review:

Annie Dillard found the sacred in the natural world. Iris Murdoch in a quest for good. Danah Zohar converted to Judaism. From the astonishing career of surgeon Sheila Cassidy, who was imprisoned for her beliefs in Chile, to the transformation of Elaine MacInnes from Catholic missionary to Zen master, these biographies of ten very different women offer a thoughtful and enlightening study of women's spiritual lives.

Violence and the Sacred

Violence and the Sacred
Author: René Girard
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 333
Release: 1988-01-01
ISBN 10: 9780485113419
ISBN 13: 0485113414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violence and the Sacred Book Review:

"His fascinating and ambitious book provides a fully developed theory of violence as the 'heart and secret soul' of the sacred. Girard's fertile, combative mind links myth to prophetic writing, primitive religions to classical tragedy."--Victor Brombert, Chronicle of Higher Education.

Pure Pleasure

Pure Pleasure
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-10-20
ISBN 10: 0310563712
ISBN 13: 9780310563716
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Pure Pleasure Book Review:

Gary Thomas, one of this generation's most trusted writers about the spiritual life, explores what it means to build a life of true pleasure - one that will liberate your spiritual life, marriage, family, community, and outreach. Many Christians assume "pleasure" and "sin" are synonymous. Others define godly pleasure so narrowly that they drastically minimize the powerful and holy role that pleasure can play in their lives. Still others feel guilty even thinking about how to build a life of pleasure. For all of them, Pure Pleasure provides an entirely new paradigm. It invites Christians to embrace a life of true pleasure as a pathway to obedience, worship, and service. Building on his bestselling books Sacred Pathways, Sacred Marriage, and the ECPA Gold Medallion-winning Authentic Faith, Gary Thomas takes readers to a new level of faith by providing a theological and inspirational framework to help them cultivate the kind of life that pleases God. Abounding with spiritual insights and practical exercises, this book invites you to shake off the shackles of misunderstanding about sin, provides the freedom to approach life in Christ with new wonder and joy, and challenges you to experience life as God meant it to be: overflowing with pleasure. Also available: Pure Pleasure small group video study and study guide, Spanish edition, and more.

The Sacred Book

The Sacred Book
Author: Bilal Ahmed
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN 10: 1304213463
ISBN 13: 9781304213464
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Sacred Marriage Participant s Guide

Sacred Marriage Participant s Guide
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher: HarperChristian Resources
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN 10: 031088067X
ISBN 13: 9780310880677
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Marriage Participant s Guide Book Review:

In this six-session small group Bible study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Sacred Marriage, writer and speaker Gary Thomas invites you to see how God can use marriage as a discipline and a motivation to reflect more of the character of Jesus. Your marriage is much more than a union between you and your spouse. It is a spiritual discipline ideally suited to help you know God more fully and intimately. Sacred Marriage shifts the focus from marital enrichment to spiritual enrichment in ways that can help you love your mate more. Whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God. Everything about your marriage—from the history you and your spouse create, to the love you share, to the forgiveness you both offer and seek by turn—is filled with the capacity to help you grow in Christ's character. Sessions include: God’s Purpose for Marriage: More Than We Imagine The Refining Power of Marriage The God-Centered Spouse Sacred History Sexual Saints Marriage: The Love Laboratory Designed for use with the Sacred Marriage Video Study (sold separately).

When to Walk Away

When to Walk Away
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-10-08
ISBN 10: 0310346797
ISBN 13: 9780310346791
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

When to Walk Away Book Review:

Your life's calling is too important to let toxic people take it away. When to Walk Away draws from biblical and modern stories to equip you to handle toxic people and live true to your God-given purpose. As Christians, we often feel the guilt and responsibility of meeting the needs of unhealthy people in our lives. Whether a sibling, parent, spouse, coworker, or friend, toxic people frequently seek to frustrate our life's calling. While you're seeking first God's kingdom, they're seeking first to distract your focus and delay your work. Instead of attempting the impossible task of mollifying toxic people, it's time we dedicate our energy to a more worthwhile effort: completing the work God has given us by investing in reliable people. It's only when we learn to say no to bad patterns that we can say yes to the good work God has planned for us. Drawing from years serving as a pastor, Gary Thomas, bestselling author of Sacred Marriage, looks at biblical examples from the lives of Jesus, Paul, and Nehemiah to give you insightful, biblical takeaways that you can apply right away. You'll discover how to: Learn the difference between difficult people and toxic people Find refuge in God when you feel under attack Discern when to walk away from a toxic situation Keep a tender heart even in unhealthy relationships Grow your inner strength and invest in reliable people We can't let others steal our joy or our mission. It's time to strengthen our defense, learn to set healthy boundaries, and focus on our God-given purpose. It's time to know When to Walk Away.

Thirsting for God

Thirsting for God
Author: Gary L. Thomas
Publsiher: Harvest House Publishers
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-02-01
ISBN 10: 0736940324
ISBN 13: 9780736940320
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thirsting for God Book Review:

Gary Thomas, a popular speaker and the bestselling author of Sacred Pathways, invites readers to reinvigorate their faith journey as he sheds light on refreshing perspectives about prayer, hope, purpose, and the thirst for God and His love. With insight from Gary’s personal journey, readers delve into classic Christian writings from John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Thomas à Kempis, and others, and emerge with practical and unexpected ways to know God more intimately and delight in Him embark on a path of spiritual training that lasts a lifetime experience the joy of a life surrendered to Christ discover kindred spirits in the great Christian thinkers and seekers move toward spiritual growth and understanding Thirsting for God offers companionship and the mentorship of great words, minds, and hearts as readers encounter a fulfilling, transforming relationship with God.

In Search of the Sacred

In Search of the Sacred
Author: Seyyed Hossein Nasr,Ramin Jahanbegloo
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 373
Release: 2010
ISBN 10: 0313383243
ISBN 13: 9780313383243
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of the Sacred Book Review:

In this book, a series of interviews offers an accessible, revealing, human and intellectual biography of leading Islamic scholar Seyyed Hossein Nasr. * An explanatory foreword, "The Spiritual and Intellectual Journey of Seyyed Hossein Nasr" by Jamin Jahanbegloo * An introduction by Terry Moore * Organization by both chronology and concept to facilitate ease of use for students and scholars, as well as for more casual readers

Seeking the Sacred

Seeking the Sacred
Author: Stephanie Dowrick
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2011-06-09
ISBN 10: 1101516062
ISBN 13: 9781101516065
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeking the Sacred Book Review:

For readers of Thomas Moore, James Hillman, and Pema Chodron-a timely handbook for these troubled times that shows how to bring depth and meaning to our lives through cultivating our connection with something greater than ourselves. Can changing our view of ourselves and others affect the world? Bestselling author Stephanie Dowrick's major new book is a compelling look at how we can transform the world by seeing the extraordinary everywhere we look, both without and within. Through her intimate, beautiful, and encouraging writing, Dowrick shows that it is only in altering our perception-seeing all of life as sacred-that we will challenge the usual stories about who we are and what we are capable of being. At a time when religion is increasing seen as a cause of prejudice and division, or as irrelevant to our most pressing concerns, the eternal truths of a genuinely inclusive spiritual wisdom have never been more urgently needed or sought. In Seeking the Sacred, Stephanie Dowrick invites us to go beyond cultural divisions and religious dogma and to discover what makes our lives sacred, satisfying, and meaningful. Weaving personal stories-including her own-with an inspired vision of life's most healing possibilities, she reveals how the sacred can transform the way we understand and value life, changing forever how we interact with others and care for ourselves. Seeking the Sacred is a provocative and accessible read for those contemplating God, faith, spirituality, and the nature of belief in twenty-first-century life. This is a book for the spiritually curios as well as those already engaged in the deeper questions. Richly hopeful and uplifting, Seeking the Sacred unravels some of our most complex contemporary dilemmas and speaks to the heart of our deepest yearnings.

Sacred Influence

Sacred Influence
Author: Gary L. Thomas
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009-05-26
ISBN 10: 0310570441
ISBN 13: 9780310570448
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Influence Book Review:

God calls women to influence and move their husbands in positive ways. Applying the concepts from his bestseller, Sacred Marriage, Gary Thomas offers a view through a man’s eyes. Here’s the inside scoop on what men find motivating—with inspiring real-life stories of women who are employing this knowledge to transform their marriages. Sacred Influence doesn’t flinch from difficult marital problems. But by using this faith-focused approach, you’ll see how to help your husband become the man God intends him to be. At the same time, God will shape you to be the woman he designed you to be. God has given godly women a wonderful power to influence and encourage their husbands. What’s the secret? This book will provide challenges, examples, and hope to women who want to love their husbands well and be loved well in return. --Dennis Rainey, President of Family Life

Sacred Marriage

Sacred Marriage
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2015-08-04
ISBN 10: 0310340667
ISBN 13: 9780310340669
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sacred Marriage Book Review:

What if God designed marriage to make you holy instead of happy? What if your relationship isn't as much about you and your spouse as it is about you and God? In Sacred Marriage, bestselling author Gary Thomas uncovers the ways that your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and with each other. Join over one million others who have already uncovered Thomas's tips for fostering a sacred marriage. Within the pages of Sacred Marriage, Thomas invites you to see how God can use your relationship with your spouse as a discipline and a motivation to love God more and reflect more of the character of his Son. In addition to life-changing insights from Scripture, church history, and time-tested wisdom from Christian classics, you'll find practical advice and techniques to make your marriage happier by becoming holier husbands and wives. In Sacred Marriage, Thomas will give you all of the tools you need to: Turn marital struggles into spiritual and personal appreciation Love your spouse with a stronger sense of purpose Confront your weaknesses and sin in order to grow your relationship with God and with your spouse Partner in the spiritual growth and character formation of your spouse Transform a tired marriage into a relationship filled with awe and respect Thomas reveals that sacred marriages teach us to love God and others well by fostering a healthy sex life, a strong prayer life, and a rich spiritual life. God uses our marriages to help us grow in character, in prayer, in worship, and in service--we just have to recognize that the purpose of marriage is holiness, not happiness. Each copy also includes thought-provoking discussion questions designed to spark conversation between couples and small groups, allowing you to dive deeper into the lessons that Thomas shares in Sacred Marriage. Join the one million others who have already started on their journey to transforming their relationship with their spouses and with their Creator.