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Acedia & Me by Kathleen Norris
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At its Greek root, the word acedia means the absence of care. The person afflicted by acedia refuses to care or is incapable of doing so… it offers kind of a spiritual morphine… The boundaries between depression and acedia are notoriously fluid; at t ...more
Here and Now by Henri J.M. Nouwen
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To be surprised by joy is something quite different from naive optimism. Optimism is the attitude that makes us believe that things will be better tomorrow. An optimist says: “The war will be over soon, your sickness will be healed, the depression wi ...more
Basic Trek by Dave Schrock-Shenk
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Jesus said he came to bring us a full, abundant life… Our understandings of what life is about grow out of our deepest beliefs. They reflect who we understand God to be, and how we think the world works.
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The Nature of the Atonement by James K. Beilby
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This text offers a good cursory overview of three distinct theories on salvation. I found it informative and helpful. The authors' responses to one another are a bit redundant and pose them against each other too much, but I liked it. I would have ap ...more
The Naked Anabaptist by Stuart Murray
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Stuart Murray offers a rich exposition of Anabaptist thought and principles; written for a European audience, much of his critique is based on "post-Christendom." Since the United States, since its inception, has valued the separation of church and s ...more
Hold Me Tight by Sue Johnson
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Good way to get behind the patterns that lock up married couples and be your true selves in Christ together. Johnson is not a Christian, but she has great ideas.
The End of Sexual Identity by Jenell Williams Paris
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Lucid writing with undergrads in mind by their professor. Paris helps us understand how our dialogue about sexuality has been commandeered by a philosophy that does not help it a bit. The question of "identity" is the wrong question -- especially for ...more
Spiritual Direction by Henri J.M. Nouwen
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