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John Martindale John Martindale said: " Thomas Merton just loves paradoxes and his reflections upon the paradoxical nature of love resonated with my own observations. So far, I like his style of writing.

But my word, the chapter on “Pure Intention” sure got me scribbling in the margins. He
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How to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit by A.W. Tozer
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How to Be Filled with the Holy Spirit by A.W. Tozer
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Pretty much the how to be filled with the Spirit is to be completely surrendered; dying to all self-interest, all desire for pleasure and becoming 100% obedient to all Jesus' commands. After this, if one is completely willing to be slave, a puppet th ...more
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Mistakes Were Made (But Not by Me) by Carol Tavris
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The New Tsar by Steven Lee Myers
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The New Tsar by Steven Lee Myers
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The New Tsar by Steven Lee Myers
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William Shakespeare
“There are more things in Heaven and Earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Annie Dillard
“On the whole, I do not find Christians, outside of the catacombs, sufficiently sensible of conditions. Does anyone have the foggiest idea what sort of power we so blithely invoke? Or, as I suspect, does no one believe a word of it? The churches are children playing on the floor with their chemistry sets, mixing up a batch of TNT to kill a Sunday morning. It is madness to wear ladies’ straw hats and velvet hats to church; we should all be wearing crash helmets. Ushers should issue life preservers and signal flares; they should lash us to our pews. For the sleeping god may wake someday and take offense, or the waking god may draw us out to where we can never return. ”
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G.K. Chesterton
“When men choose not to believe in God, they do not thereafter believe in nothing, they then become capable of believing in anything.”
G.K. Chesterton

C.S. Lewis
“Faith, in the sense in which I am here using the word, is the art of holding on to things your reason has once accepted, in spite of your changing moods.”
C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

Napoléon Bonaparte
“Alexander, Caesar, Charlemagne, and I have founded empires. But on what did we rest the creations of our genius? Upon force. Jesus Christ founded his empire upon love; and at this hour millions of men would die for him.”
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