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Original Essays | July 22, 2014

Nick Harkaway: IMG The Florist-Assassins



The three men lit up in my mind's eye, with footnotes. They were converging on me — and on the object I was carrying — in a way that had... Continue »
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The Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society by Henri Nouwen
The Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society

Linda M, January 10, 2013

Henri Nouwen states that we are all wounded, even those who are in a healing ministry (clergy, caregivers, physicians, etc.). We need to confront our own wounds before we minister to others. We need to search our souls to discern what our innermost wounds are. Once we do this, we can serve others in their suffering. We must open ourselves to those we are helping, showing ourselves as suffering fellow human beings. Nouwen provides many everyday examples to guide healers on their journey.
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Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich by Eric Metaxas
Bonhoeffer: Pastor, Martyr, Prophet, Spy: A Righteous Gentile vs. the Third Reich

Linda M, August 7, 2012

This is one of the best biographies that I have ever read. It is a powerful and engrossing book. Eric Metaxas not only brought Bonhoeffer to life, but he also gave a good portrayal of Hitler & Nazi Germany. I feel that I know Bonhoeffer better after reading this book. Definitely a 5 star book!
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Toward Holy Ground: Spiritual Directions for the Second Half of Life by Margaret Guenther
Toward Holy Ground: Spiritual Directions for the Second Half of Life

Linda M, January 13, 2012

This is the first book I read written by Margaret Guenther. As I read it, I felt that she was writing this book just for me. She gave me a deep awareness of my own spiritual growth in the second half of my life. Reading it is similar to having a conversation with a friend; talking about the many things we share and the experiences we have had in our lives. Not only does she show ways that we can continue to develop spiritually as we age, but also shows how we may minister to those who are older. Guenther's warmth & compassion is evident in every page.
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The Practice of Prayer by Margaret Guenther
The Practice of Prayer

Linda M, September 9, 2011

Margaret Guenther's The Practice of Prayer is a gem of a book. She discusses what prayer is, the types of prayer (adoration, thanksgiving, confession, petition,and intercession and different methods of praying (centering prayer, the Jesus Prayer, etc.). While reading this book, I felt that I was sitting next to her and having a cup of tea as we discussed prayer. She is very down to earth and caring. She uses experiences from her life to illustrate what she is discussing. I recommend this book to anyone who would like to learn more about the practice of prayer. It is a keeper.
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The Didache by Aaron (edt) Milavec
The Didache

Linda M, July 6, 2011

The Didache is an early Christian document that outlines the training program for gentile converts. The word "Didache" is Greek for training. Aaron Milavec's book gives both the Greek & English translation side-by-side. He then provides commentary on each section of the Didache. Each potential convert is given a mentor, who trains him/her in the Way of Life. The mentor prepares the candidate for baptism and instructs him/her in the fundamentals of the Christian faith.

This is well written book. Besides the commentary, Milavec provides the reader with study questions, flowcharts, and other resources for the continuing study of this document.
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