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Linda M has commented on (9) products.

The Rebirthing of God: Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings by John Philip Newell
The Rebirthing of God: Christianity's Struggle for New Beginnings

Linda M, October 27, 2014

This is most likely the finest book written by John Philip Newell. He asks that we reconnect with ourselves, to move forward into new beginnings that we are not yet able to imagine. John Philip asks each of us to reconnect with the earth, compassion, the light, the journey, spiritual practice, nonviolence, the unconscious, and love. For each chapter, he draws on the wisdom and teachings of modern prophets, such as Thomas Berry, Aung San Suu Kyi, Mary Oliver, Bede Griffiths, Thomas Merton, Carl Jung, Simone Weil, and Mahatma Gandhi.

John Philip's writing is poetic at times. You end up laughing and crying throughout this book.
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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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