The Purpose Driven Life: What on Earth Am I Here For?
The #1 New York Times Bestseller, with over 3 million sold, now available
in a large print edition
The Purpose-Driven Life is a blueprint for a lifestyle based on God's
eternal purposes, not cultural values. Well-grounded in Scripture, it
offers fresh insights on worship, fellowship, discipleship, ministry,
This is a book of hope and challenge you
will read and re-read.
Author Biography: Dr. Rick Warren, founding pastor of Saddleback Church
in Lake Forest, California, is the author of the New York Times #1 best-seller
The Purpose Driven Life. With over 4 million copies sold since its release
in October, 2002, the book received the ECPA 2003 Book of the Year Award.
Warren also wrote the Gold Medallion Award-winner The Purpose-Driven
Church, with over one million copies sold in 21 languages. Other books
by Rick Warren include The Power to Change Your Life, Answers to Life's
Difficult Questions, Planned for God's Pleasure, and Personal Bible
Study Methods. Dr. Warren is also the founder of Pastors.com, a global
Internet community which serves and mentors those in ministry and features
Rick Warren's Ministry Toolbox, a weekly email newsletter with 85,000
pastors subscribing. Rick and his wife, Kay, began Saddleback Church
as a small group in their home in January 1980. The church now averages
17,000 in attendance each weekend, lists over 60,000 names on the church
roll, and, through its numerous resources and Purpose-Driven Church
seminars, is having a worldwide impact. The Warrens live in Trabuco
Canyon, California. They have three children and a dog.
The Mermaid Chair
"Inside the church of a Benedictine monastery on Egret Island,
just off the coast of South Carolina, resides a beautiful and mysterious
chair ornately carved with mermaids and dedicated to a saint who, legend
claims, was a mermaid before her conversion." "When Jessie
is summoned home to the island to cope with her eccentric mother's seemingly
inexplicable act of violence, she is living a conventional life with
her husband, Hugh, a life "molded to the smallest space possible."
Jessie loves Hugh, but once there, she finds herself drawn to Brother
Thomas, a monk who is soon to take his final vows. Amid a rich community
of unforgettable island women and the exotic beauty of marshlands, tidal
creeks, and majestic egrets, Jessie grapples with the tension of desire
and the struggle to deny it, with a freedom that feels overwhelmingly
right and the immutable force of home and marriage." "Is the
power of the mermaid chair only a myth? Or will it alter the course
of Jessie's life? What transpires will unlock the roots of her mother's
tormented past, but most of all, it will allow Jessie to make a marriage
unto herself." The Mermaid Chair is a novel about mermaids and
saints, about the passions of the spirit and the ecstasies of the body.
It illuminates the awakening of a woman to her own deepest self.
The Power of Now: A Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment
Eckhart Tolle is emerging as one of today's most inspiring teachers.
In The Power of Now, a #1 national bestseller, the author describes
his transition from despair to self-realization soon after his 29th
birthday. Tolle took another ten years to understand this transformation,
during which time he evolved a philosophy that has parallels in Buddhism,
relaxation techniques, and meditation theory but is also eminently practical.
In The Power of Now he shows readers how to recognize themselves as
the creators of their own pain, and how to have a pain-free existence
by living fully in the present. Accessing the deepest self, the true
self, can be learned, he says, by freeing ourselves from the conflicting,
unreasonable demands of the mind and living present, fully, and intensely,
in the Now.
FROM THE CRITICS
The author shares ideas about personal integration with uncommon eloquence
and a deep understanding of the human condition. Our true identity is
in our moment-to-moment experiences rather than in our past or future.
Concern about anything but the present is an unhealthy identification
with the mind that can only cause pain and an illusion of control. Being
totally aware of ourselves in each moment actually requires little effort
or direction if we stop our thoughts long enough to find the pure consciousness
that exists in the gaps between them. These ideas will be radical for
most Westerners, but they are so smoothly elucidated that almost all
seekers of inner truth will find something of value in the program.
T.W. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine.
Sylvia Browne's Lessons for Life
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Each journey starts with a single step, and in this book, renowned psychic
Sylvia Browne leads you on the path to the perfection of your soul.
The unique program that she presents in this book involves an eight-step
process that will help you:
realize your essence
identify your patterns
utilize past-life memories to your advantage
become more psychic
develop spiritual wealth
find the right relationships
deal with the death of loved ones and cope with divorce
maintain a state of wellness
Along with her always-practical advice, Sylvia encourages you to engage
in personal-growth writing exercises, and to enhance your life with
healing affirmations and soothing meditations.
Known for her candor and wit, Sylvia also shares her personal experiences
along the road to understanding the nature of God and His plan for all
of us. She explains that the challenges we encounter are not meant as
punishments, but as learning opportunities for us to improve ourselves
and the world around us. When we release guilt and fear, we make room
for joy and fulfillment. As Sylvia says, by completing just one step
a week, you will ;through your own introspection become more spiritual,
which naturally leads to more joy and peace.
Spiral Staircase: My Climb out of Darkness
Karen Armstrong begins this spellbinding story of her spiritual journey
with her departure in 1969 from the Roman Catholic convent she had entered
seven years before hoping, but ultimately failing, to find God.
She knew almost nothing of the changed world to which she was returning,
and she was tormented by panic attacks and inexplicable seizures.
Armstrong's struggle against despair was further fueled by a string
of discouragements failed spirituality, doctorate, and jobs;
fruitless dealings with psychiatrists. Finally, in 1976, she was diagnosed
with epilepsy, given proper treatment, and released from her "private
hell." She then began the writing career that would become her
true calling, and as she focused on the sacred texts of Judaism, Christianity,
and Islam, her own inner story began to emerge. Without realizing it,
she had embarked on a spiritual quest, and through it she would eventually
experience moments of transcendence the profound fulfillment
that she had not found in long hours of prayer as a young nun.
Powerfully engaging, often heartbreaking, but lit with bursts of humor,
The Spiral Staircase is an extraordinary history of self.
Anatomy of the Spirit: The Seven Stages of Power and Healing
FROM THE PUBLISHER
Anatomy of the Spirit shows the links between emotional and spiritual
stresses and specific illnesses in the context of the anatomy of the
human energy system. Dr. Myss's system of energy medicine will teach
you the specific emotional, psychological, and physical factors that
lie at the root of illness. For example, fears regarding financial matters
affect the health of the lower back; emotional barriers to experiencing
love undermine the health of the heart; a strong need to control others
or your environment influences the health of the sexual areas of the
body. Anatomy of the Spirit also presents Dr. Myss's long-awaited model
of the body's seven centers of spiritual and physical power, in which
she synthesizes the ancient wisdom of three spiritual traditions - the
Hindu chakras, the Christian sacraments, and the Kabbalah's Tree of
Life. With this model, Dr. Myss shows how you can develop your own latent
powers of intuition as you simultaneously develop your personal power
and spiritual maturity. As you begin to understand the anatomy of your
spirit, you will discover the spiritual causes of illness, as well as
how to sense and correct an energy imbalance before it expresses itself
as physical illness, and how to recover emotionally and physically from
an illness you may already have. By learning to see your body and spirit
in a new way that draws on old truths, you can begin to develop a spiritual
maturity and authority that will change your life.
FROM THE CRITICS - Publishers Weekly
One of the hottest new voices in the alternative health/spirituality
scene, Myss is a "medical intuitive" whose work with Dr. C.
Norman Shealy resulted in their coauthored book, The Creation of Health.
In this engaging volume, Myss describes our "spiritual anatomy"
and how its dysfunctions affect the physical body. Going beyond the
spirit/body connection, she presents a complete program for spiritual
growth, drawing on concepts from three major religions. Linking the
seven chakras of Hinduism to the seven Christian sacraments and the
Jewish mystical Tree of Life, Myss details the struggles associated
with each chakra and its correspondents. To Myss, our primary foundation,
or first chakra, for example, corresponds to baptism and the mystical
Jewish concept of Shekhinah. This chakra's energy, according to Myss,
is concerned with our "tribe," be it our family, country or
other group we identify with, and it activates our need for loyalty,
honor and justice. Misplaced loyalties or conflicts will most likely
manifest in the lower part of the body, in afflictions like lower back
pain. The author intersperses her text with case studies and keeps her
discussion close to real-life concerns. Her tone can be gratingly authoritative
at times ("all human stress corresponds to a spiritual crisis"),
and it's questionable whether the alleged correspondences are as firm
as Myss posits. Still, there's wisdom here, in words that eschew New
Age jargon and that make otherwise esoteric material accessible to a
general readership. This book has breakout potential.
Positive Energy: 10 Extraordinary Prescriptions for Transforming Fatigue,
Stress, and Fear into Vibrance, Strength, and Love
Are you forever rushing around, fending off chronic exhaustion? Are
you desperately overcommitted, afraid to say no? Do you have fang marks
from being bled dry by energy vampires? Does the onslaught of violence
in the news leave you drained? If so, you're the victim of a hidden
energy crisis. To resolve it you need more than traditional solutions
such as eating well, getting a good night's sleep, and exercising. Here
at last is the complete prescription to stop you from feeling constantly
drained and enables you to live a more vibrant life: the Positive Energy
Program created by Judith Orloff, M.D.
Dr. Orloff is the pioneer behind Energy Psychiatry, a new field that
addresses the subtle energetic components of health and behavior. Energy
Psychiatry blends the practice of mainstream medicine with an emerging
scientific understanding of subtle energies, revered by many cross-cultural
healing traditions as our life force. In Positive Energy, Dr. Orloff
explains this exciting new discipline and how it led her to formulate
ten essential prescriptions for boosting energy, improving relationships,
and combating energy vampires.
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