Unbinding Your Heart: 40 Days of Prayer & Faith Sharing is a brilliant book -- witty, engaging, and grounded in a four-year Lilly Endowment study. Unbinding Your Heart is a six-week individual and small-group study for your entire congregation. Part of the Unbinding the Gospel Series, by author, researcher, pastor and attorney Martha Grace Reese. Church leaders should first study Unbinding the Gospel (the church leaders' study) that was selected by The Christian Century as a featured Take and Read" book in its 2007 Book Issue. Then use Unbinding Your Heart as a study and devotional for the whole congregation. The third book in the series, Unbinding Your Church (the pastor's guide), will help you plan, teach, pray and organize your all-church study. The Unbinding Series has been enthusiastically endorsed by eight heads of denominations, Brian McLaren, George Hunter, Becky Garrison, Richard Peace, and countless pastors and church leaders. Important Note: Order a copy of Unbinding Your Heart for each person participating in the study. From the Unbinding the Gospel Series.
52 Meditations and Practices for a Calmer, Happier Life
Author: Agapi Stassinopoulos
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
This is your year of self-discovery, a journey to create a life filled with grace, meaning, zest, peace, and joy. With warmth and wisdom from a lifetime of spiritual seeking, inspirational force Agapi Stassinopoulos guides you through fifty-two weeks of letting go of what doesn’t work for you and finding what does. You’ll cultivate the building blocks of self-care (meditation, health, making time for yourself) and confront the common roadblocks we all face, like pouring your energy into other people or living in denial. You’ll explore your “conflict” areas, such as relationships, money, self-esteem, anxiety, and your childhood. And you’ll learn to trust your creativity, keep your heart open, and connect to the bigger spirit that lives inside you. Keep this book by your bedside. It is your loving companion. Be creative and have fun with it. Use it as a tool to unlock your goodness, and wake up to the joy of you!
An invitation to everyday mystics: unbind yourself from the causes of suffering and step into grace. “We all want the freedom of sanity and peace, the undefended inclusiveness of love. We all want refuge in grace.” —Kathleen Dowling Singh, from her introduction to Unbinding Unbinding is a spacious and sophisticated unfolding of one of Buddhism’s subtlest foundational teachings—the truth of dependent origination—offered in an utterly intimate voice. Kathleen Dowling Singh offers lyrical reflections on timeless truths and contemplative exercises accessible to anyone, opening the door of insight to all. Drawing on the language and teachings of Buddhism, Unbinding invites everyday mystics from all traditions—or none—to encounter the sacred and experience grace firsthand. Singh shows how illusions of ego obscure our true, unbounded nature and trap us in suffering—as she helps the reader move ever more deeply into living from gratitude, wisdom, and love.
Based on a major, four-year study of superb evangelism, funded by the Lilly Endowment, Unbinding the Gospel sparkles with life, practicality and spiritual depth. Unbinding the Gospel: Real Life Evangelism is a book for pastors who want to know the truth about the state of evangelism. Recently selected by The Christian Century as a featured "Take and Read" book (2007 book issue), Unbinding the Gospel is a book for Christians who want a hopeful, powerful, joy-filled way to learn to share their faith. (It's also a book for people who cringe when they hear the "E" word!) This book for congregational use has been enthusiastically endorsed by 8 heads of denominations, Brian McLaren, Richard Peace, as well as by countless pastors and church leaders. Unbinding the Gospel, 2nd ed. is the foundation of the Unbinding the Gospel Series, which can lead to a six-week, all-congregation saturation study with individual prayer, small group study and all-church worship and prayer dimensions. See Unbinding Your Heart (the 6 week version of GOSPEL, with a different 40 day prayer journal) and Unbinding Your Church (the Pastor's Guide). Follow up your all-church saturation study (the "E-vent") with a small group based Experiment in Christian Prayer & Community using Unbinding Your Soul. Small groups will double when members invite their unchurched friends into the Experiment. Unbinding the GOSPEL is in more than 12,000 congregations, in 49 denominations, all 50 states and 8 countries. The new second edition contains a personal 40 day prayer journal. Order one copy for each small group participant. From the Unbinding the Gospel Series.
Carol and Ken Jones had been studying spiritual principles of living for decades. So when cancer was found throughout Ken’s body, it put them to the test, challenging them to live what they had been learning. What they discovered–and share with you–is mind-boggling and heart-opening. Ken said this as his body progressed through its illness: December 2009: “I do not know what Spirit has in store for me. I will keep breathing as long as Spirit gives me breath. And if melanoma absolutely must claim my body, it can have it. Melanoma cannot go where I go, because I go into the pure Spirit of the Soul Realm that is my true home.” Through Kenny’s Eyes is an unusual and unusually positive glimpse into living fully and dying well. Ken and Carol Jones have written an extraordinary book about the liberation of experiencing death, dying, and grief from a spiritual perspective. — Drs. Ron and Mary Hulnick, co-directors of the University of Santa Monica and authors of Loyalty to Your Soul: The Heart of Spiritual Psychology If you have any considerations or fears about dying, read this book and share it with others. It will shed light on your awareness about the mystery of death and help you relax about it. This book is a gift that must be opened. — Agapi Stassinopoulos, author of Unbinding the Heart An Amazing gift for anyone to gain comfort and inspiration, guidance and courage. All of us will pass, and to know what the passages are in such humanity and ordinariness is the treasure of this account. Recommended reading for any course on death and dying. — Leigh Taylor Young, Emmy award-winning actress, lover of Spirit, life, and serving the good Carol and Ken’s unflinching look at the often sanitized subject of death is refreshing, and interested readers will gain a deeper understanding of what Carol calls “the real treasure of consciously leaving this world.” — Kirkus Indie, Kirkus Media LLC
An operator at AidSat, a subscriber service that monitors customers' vital signs and is ready to assist with a client's every need, Kent has been watching his neighbor, Sabrina, an AidSat client, unaware that a mysterious unknown someone is watching them both, keeping track of every aspect of their lives and waiting for The Unbinding, in an Orwellian tale of technology run amok. Original.
On the day Alton and Susan are wed, they step into a future fraught with danger and uncertainty. Life on the frontier is harsh, and sometimes death comes too easily. When tragedy occurs, Alton must search for love anew and fulfill a sacred deathbed promise.