The Sacred Search

The Sacred Search
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 1434705544
ISBN 13: 9781434705549
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sacred Search Book Review:

What if you stopped looking for a “soul mate” and started looking for a “sole mate”—someone who will live out with you the great purpose of God? What if dating isn’t about finding “the one” but making a wise choice so you can better serve the One who loves you most? What if God didn’t design relationships to make you happy but to make you holy? In The Sacred Search, Gary Thomas will transform the way you look at romantic relationships. Whether you are single, dating, or engaged, Gary’s unique perspective on dating will prepare you for a satisfying, spiritually enriching marriage even before you walk down the aisle. As Gary reminds us, a good marriage is not something you find—it’s something you make.

The Sacred Search

The Sacred Search
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-04-01
ISBN 10: 0830781927
ISBN 13: 9780830781928
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sacred Search Book Review:

In the revised edition of his hit book The Sacred Search, author Gary Thomas helps single people of all ages make wise marital choices, in large part by rethinking what basis those choices should be made on. Readers are encouraged to think beyond finding their “soul mate,” an idea that has its roots in the philosophy of Plato, and instead adopt a more biblical search for a “sole mate”— someone who will walk with them on their spiritual journey. Thomas asks, What if we focused on why to 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

The Sacred Search
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781434704894
ISBN 13: 1434704890
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sacred Search Book Review:

The author of Sacred Marriage helps dating and engaged couples work through the critical issues and questions they must address before they decide to marry, giving them the tools for a satisfying, spiritually enriching marriage even before they walk down the aisle. Original.

The Sacred Search Study Resource

The Sacred Search Study Resource
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher: David C. Cook
Total Pages: 329
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.

The Sacred Search

The Sacred Search
Author: Gary Thomas,Steve Wilke,Rebecca Wilke
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 158
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 9781434705495
ISBN 13: 1434705498
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sacred Search Book Review:

Discover 10 critical conversations you must have before you say, "I Do." In this companion resource to The Sacred Search, Gary Thomas helps dating and engaged couples work through the critical issues and questions they must address before they decide to marry. The Sacred Search Couple's Conversation Guide features 9 sessions of biblical study for couples, as well as a pastor/counselor's premarital plan for walking a couple through the guide.

The Sacred Search

The Sacred Search
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021-04
ISBN 10: 9780830781911
ISBN 13: 0830781919
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sacred Search Book Review:

In the revised edition of his hit book The Sacred Search, author Gary Thomas helps single people of all ages make wise marital choices, in large part by rethinking what basis those choices should be made on. Readers are encouraged to think beyond finding their "soul mate," an idea that has its roots in the philosophy of Plato, and instead adopt a more biblical search for a "sole mate"-- someone who will walk with them on their spiritual journey. Thomas asks, What if we focused on why to 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?

9 Must-Have Conversations for a Doubt-Free Wedding Day

9 Must-Have Conversations for a Doubt-Free Wedding Day
Author: Gary Thomas,Steve Wilke,Rebecca Wilke
Publsiher: David C Cook
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 0781408768
ISBN 13: 9780781408769
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

9 Must-Have Conversations for a Doubt-Free Wedding Day Book Review:

Includes a mentor's guide and a counseling questionnaire. Did you know marriage wasn't created just to make us happy—that God calls us to use it for eternal purposes? But a satisfying, God-centered marriage takes work, starting even before you’re married or engaged. 9 Must-Have Conversations for a Doubt-Free Wedding Day acts either as a stand-alone resource or as a companion to The Sacred Search and helps you as a couple explore: How to have a doubt-free wedding day How to engage in healthy conflict Why you need to divorce divorce How to develop and maintain sexual intimacy Why asking hard questions now is better than asking them five years from now When you love each other with God’s purposes in mind, intentional conversation becomes not just preparation for marriage but the first step in merging two lives into one for the ultimate glory of God. Includes a mentor’s guide, a counseling questionnaire, as well as a pastor/counselor's premarital plan for walking a couple through the guide.

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.

Loving Him Well

Loving Him Well
Author: Gary L. Thomas
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2018-02-06
ISBN 10: 0310341906
ISBN 13: 9780310341901
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Loving Him Well Book Review:

Women: you’re not alone in your marriage. You never have been, and you never will be. While it may not always feel like it, God desires for you to have a relationally healthy, emotionally engaged, and spiritually mature husband with whom you can share your days. In Loving Him Well, Gary Thomas builds on concepts from his bestselling book Sacred Marriage to reveal the inner workings of a man’s heart and mind. He delves into Scriptures that help women gain biblical insight to influence their husbands. Exploring the research of neuroscientists, trained counselors, and abuse victim advocates, Gary also interviews dozens of wives to find what has worked and what hasn’t as they’ve sought to build the best marriage possible. In this newly updated version of Sacred Influence, Gary Thomas outlines practical applications you can begin using today. Thomas desires to “encourage women who are in good marriages that could get even better; and offer hope and a new path forward to women who feel invisible or marginalized in their marriage.” You’ll discover the influence you can gain and the peace of mind you can build when you go first to God for your worth, validation, protection, and provision and then learn how to use that platform to help your husband draw closer to you and closer to God. After decades of marriage ministry, ministering to couples of various walks of life in one of the largest cities in America, and gaining a new sensitivity for many of the issues facing contemporary women, Gary has rewritten this book, adding new stories and fresh illustrations to help wives understand, love, and influence their husbands. Loving Him Well offers encouragement and biblically based support for the transformation of your marriage, drawing you and your husband closer together, the way God intended.

In Search of the Sacred

In Search of the Sacred
Author: Josef Pieper
Publsiher: Ignatius Press
Total Pages: 136
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780898703016
ISBN 13: 0898703018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In Search of the Sacred Book Review:

Sacred Marriage

Sacred Marriage
Author: Gary L. 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:

In this popular bestselling book (with more than 500,000 copies sold), Gary Thomas uncovers how your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God and each other. Happy is good. But holy is better. Your marriage is more than a sacred covenant with another person. It is a spiritual discipline designed to help you know God better, trust him more fully, and love him more deeply. What if God’s primary intent for your marriage isn’t to make you happy . . . but holy? Sacred Marriage doesn't just offer techniques to make a marriage happier. It does contain practical tools, but what married Christians most need is help in becoming holier husbands and wives. Sacred Marriage offers that help with insights from Scripture, church history, time tested wisdom from Christian classics, and examples from today's marriages. Sacred Marriage reveals how marriage trains us to love God and others well, how it exposes sin and makes us more aware of God's presence, how good marriages foster good prayer, how married sex feeds the spiritual life, and more. The revised edition of Sacred Marriage takes into account the ways men's and women's roles have expanded since the book was first written. It has been streamlined to be a faster read without losing the depth that so many readers have valued. Sacred Marriage uncovers the mystery of God’s overarching purpose. This book may very well alter profoundly the contours of your marriage. It will most certainly change you. Because whether it is delightful or difficult, your marriage can become a doorway to a closer walk with God, and to a spiritual integrity that, like salt, seasons the world around you with the savor of Christ. Also available: Sacred Marriage gift edition, small group video study and study guide, Spanish edition, and more.

Boundaries in Dating

Boundaries in Dating
Author: Henry Cloud,John Townsend
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2009-05-26
ISBN 10: 0310296676
ISBN 13: 9780310296676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boundaries in Dating Book Review:

Boundaries in Dating offers illuminating insights for romance that can help you grow in freedom, honesty, and self-control as you pursue a healthy dating relationship that will lead to a healthy marriage. Dating can be fun, but it's not easy. Meeting people is just one concern. Once you've met someone, then what? What do you build? Nothing, a simple friendship, or more? How do you set smart limits on physical involvement? Financial involvement? Individual responsibilities? Respected counselors, popular radio hosts, and bestselling authors Henry Cloud and John Townsend apply the principles described in their Gold Medallion Award-winning Boundaries to matters of love and romance. Helping you bridge the pitfalls of dating, Boundaries in Dating unfolds a wise, biblical path to developing self-control, freedom, and intimacy in the dating process. Boundaries in Dating will help you to think, solve problems, and enjoy the journey of dating, increasing your abilities to find and commit to a marriage partner. Full of insightful, true-life examples, this much-needed book includes such topics as: Recognizing and choosing quality over perfection in a dating partner How to ensure that honest friendship is one vital component in a relationship Preserving friendships by separating between platonic relationships and romantic interest Moving past denial to deal with real relational problems in a realistic and hopeful way . . . and much more! Plus, check out Boundaries family collection of books dedicated to key areas of life - marriage, raising kids, parenting teens, and leadership. Workbooks and Spanish editions are also available.

Nine Lives

Nine Lives
Author: William Dalrymple
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-06-15
ISBN 10: 9780307593597
ISBN 13: 0307593592
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nine Lives Book Review:

From the author of The Last Mughal (“A compulsively readable masterpiece” —The New York Review of Books), an exquisite, mesmerizing book that illuminates the remarkable ways in which traditional forms of religious life in India have been transformed in the vortex of the region’s rapid change—a book that distills the author’s twenty-five years of travel in India, taking us deep into ways of life that we might otherwise never have known exist. A Buddhist monk takes up arms to resist the Chinese invasion of Tibet—and spends the rest of his life atoning for the violence by hand printing the finest prayer flags in India . . . A Jain nun tests her powers of detachment as she watches her closest friend ritually starve herself to death . . . A woman leaves her middle-class life in Calcutta and finds unexpected fulfillment living as a Tantric in an isolated, skull-filled cremation ground . . . A prison warder from Kerala is worshipped as an incarnate deity for three months of every year . . . An idol carver, the twenty-third in a long line of sculptors, must reconcile himself to his son’s desire to study computer engineering . . . An illiterate goatherd from Rajasthan keeps alive in his memory an ancient four-thousand-stanza sacred epic . . . A temple prostitute, who initially resisted her own initiation into sex work, pushes both her daughters into a trade she nonetheless regards as a sacred calling. William Dalrymple chronicles these lives with expansive insight and a spellbinding evocation of circumstance. And while the stories reveal the vigorous resilience of individuals in the face of the relentless onslaught of modernity, they reveal as well the continuity of ancient traditions that endure to this day. A dazzling travelogue of both place and spirit.

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:
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.

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

Violence and the Sacred

Violence and the Sacred
Author: René Girard
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2005-04-13
ISBN 10: 0826477186
ISBN 13: 9780826477187
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violence and the Sacred Book Review:

René Girard (1923-) was Professor of French Language, Literature and Civilization at Stanford Unviersity from 1981 until his retirement in 1995. Violence and the Sacred is Girard's brilliant study of human evil. Girard explores violence as it is represented and occurs throughout history, literature and myth. Girard's forceful and thought-provoking analyses of Biblical narrative, Greek tragedy and the lynchings and pogroms propagated by contemporary states illustrate his central argument that violence belongs to everyone and is at the heart of the sacred. Translated by Patrick Gregory>

Cherish

Cherish
Author: Gary Thomas
Publsiher: Zondervan
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2017-01-10
ISBN 10: 0310347270
ISBN 13: 9780310347279
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cherish Book Review:

Gary Thomas, bestselling author of Sacred Marriage, believes that one word can bring hope, light and life into any marriage: Cherish. "Most marriages survive by gritting teeth and holding on. But marriages can and will not only survive but thrive when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another," Thomas says. And in a world desperate for marriage redemption, the act of cherishing is needed now more than ever. Thomas shows that although there are a countless number of marriages consisting of two people just going through the motions, there are real ways this pattern can be reversed: when husbands and wives learn to cherish one another in proven, loving, and everyday actions and words. Through personal stories and real-world examples, Thomas proves what husbands and wives can begin doing today to turn their marriage around - even a marriage marred by neglect and disrespect. So how do you cherish your spouse? Thomas will show you how going out of your way to notice them, appreciate them, honor them, encourage them, and hold them close to your heart will bring hope, light, and life into your marriage. Also available: Cherish small group video study and study guide, Spanish edition, and more.

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.

The Sacred Balance

The Sacred Balance
Author: David Suzuki
Publsiher: Greystone Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2009-05-01
ISBN 10: 1926685490
ISBN 13: 9781926685496
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Sacred Balance Book Review:

In this extensively revised and enlarged edition of his best-selling book, David Suzuki reflects on the increasingly radical changes in nature and science — from global warming to the science behind mother/baby interactions — and examines what they mean for humankind’s place in the world. The book begins by presenting the concept of people as creatures of the Earth who depend on its gifts of air, water, soil, and sun energy. The author explains how people are genetically programmed to crave the company of other species, and how people suffer enormously when they fail to live in harmony with them. Suzuki analyzes those deep spiritual needs, rooted in nature, that are a crucial component of a loving world. Drawing on his own experiences and those of others who have put their beliefs into action, The Sacred Balance is a powerful, passionate book with concrete suggestions for creating an ecologically sustainable, satisfying, and fair future by rediscovering and addressing humanity’s basic needs.

Seeking the Sacred

Seeking the Sacred
Author: Thomas Moore,Roméo Dallaire,Martin Rutte,Marion Woodman
Publsiher: ECW Press
Total Pages: 140
Release: 2006
ISBN 10: 1550227246
ISBN 13: 9781550227246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Seeking the Sacred Book Review:

Speaking from experience—where things can go wrong and wrongs can remain unrighted—the five modern thinkers in this collection offer ways to maintain a spiritual life outside of a strictly religious context. Based on the acknowledgement that religious doctrine and academic paradigm do not always have adequate answers for the world's complicated problems, the essays draw on a rich mosaic of beliefs, customs, and study to address issues from social justice and morality to consciousness and the place of faith. Noted thinker Thomas Moore explores the nature of the soul, while General Roméo Dallaire shares his trials of faith in the face of evil from his 1994 tour in Rwanda. Other ways for spirituality to inform daily life are also dealt with, from putting a wish for peace into action to reaching out to others in a time of need. As these writers name parts of everyday life as sacred and worthy of devotion, they help to lead readers who are seeking something greater in their lives down a mindful, spiritual path.