Download and read online Fully Alive in PDF and EPUB On a quest for what matters most, Timothy Shriver discovers a radically different, inspiring way of life. At a time when we are all more rudderless than ever, we look for the very best teachers and mentors to guide us. In Fully Alive, an unusual and gripping memoir, Timothy Shriver shows how his teachers have been the world's most forgotten minority: people with intellectual disabilities. In these pages we meet the individuals who helped him come of age and find a deeper and more meaningful way to see the world. Shriver's journey begins close to home, where the quiet legacy of his aunt Rosemary, a Kennedy whose intellectual disability kept her far from the limelight, inspired his family to devote their careers to helping the most vulnerable. He plays alongside the children of Camp Shriver, his mother's revolutionary project, which provided a space for children with intellectual disabilities to play, and years later he gains invaluable wisdom from the incredible athletes he befriends as chairman of the organization it inspired, Special Olympics. Through these experiences and encounters with scholars, spiritual masters, and political icons such as Nelson Mandela, Shriver learns how to find humility and speak openly of vulnerability and faith. Fully Alive is both a moving personal journey and a meditation on some of the greatest wisdom and the greatest contradictions of our society. Is disability to be feared or welcomed, pitied or purged? Shriver argues that we all have different abilities and challenges we should embrace. Here we see how those who appear powerless have turned this seeming shortcoming into a power of their own, and we learn that we are all totally vulnerable and valuable at the same time.
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Download and read online The Fully Alive Preacher in PDF and EPUB Mike Graves begins this book with the question "If preaching is intended to enliven the church, why is it killing so many ministers?" His answer? Because preaching has become divorced from the vitality and diversity of the preacher's daily life. He invites preachers to discover how preaching can be renewing rather than draining.
Download and read online Fully Alive in PDF and EPUB The Most Efficient and Least Expensive Health Care Plan There Is Have you ever heard of a universal coverage offered by a health care provider that does not cost you a dime? “Impossible,” you said! Here is one. This book will tell you how relevant and efficient such a plan is, how it works, and how it can heal body-mind-soul, patients and doctors, old and young, men and women, individuals and groups, nations and the entire universe. No drugs, surgery, or magical herbs are necessary. The one thing needed is to follow God’s prescription. We may not be able to be in full control of our circumstances, but here are guidelines that enable us to have a healthier and happier life: • Finding meaning in life • Adopting healthy beliefs • Listening to God’s word • Developing good nutrition and exercise programs • Detoxifying • Controlling stress • Strengthening your immune system to resist physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual viruses • Living up to your own potential • Helping yourself by helping others • Receiving and enjoying God’s gifts • Glorifying God in your body • Making right choices • Simplifying • Living by timeless principles • Experiencing the healing power of laughter, sleep, leisure, and success • Celebrating life • Understanding Our Spiritual DNA • And much more In these pages of uncommon common sense, sensitivity, and profound understanding, Dr. Maalouf, by inviting us to dig to the root causes of our loneliness, depersonalized culture, and general physical, mental, and spiritual malaise, helps us to rediscover the secret of living the fullness of life. You are invited to try this plan at no cost to you except your willingness, enthusiasm, and commitment. Since no one else can do it for you, please choose to make this plan your way of life and you will see the difference it will make.
Download and read online Fully Alive in PDF and EPUB Numerous contemporary theologians depict divine glory as overwhelming to or competitive with human agency. In effect, this makes humanity a threat to God's glory, and causes God's glory to remain opaque to human enquiry and foreign to human life. Karl Barth and Hans Urs von Balthasar have avoided this tendency, instead depicting God's glory as enabling people to participate in glorifying God. Nevertheless both accounts fall short of their initial promise by giving one-dimensional accounts of human obedience to God within largely conventional divine command accounts of ethics. The form of human obedience they present as compatible with divine glory does not actively overwhelm the human, but rather brackets out her agency as inappropriate in the face of divine revelation or command. And so, ironically, on these accounts God's glory remains opaque to human enquiry and foreign to human life. This study builds a case for seeing divine glory as intrinsically relational, creating a sociality which allows for a human agency transfigured by God's glory. Moving beyond Barth and von Balthasar, this work turns to theological exegesis of Scripture to construct an alternative account of divine glory. This glory is worked out in the act of glorifying: first in God, then in divine glorifying of humans, creating a responsive human glorifying of God; and finally in processes of honouring or glorifying among humans. Divine glory is shown to be consistent with a responsive and creative human obedience to God, and shown to constitute human agency which is creaturely and dependent yet not overwhelmed.
Download and read online Love is Our Mission in PDF and EPUB "We are called to acknowledge how beautiful, true and good it is to start a family, to be a family today... We are called to make known God's magnificent plan for the family...as we accompany them amidst so many difficulties." - Pope Francis, February 20, 2014 For Pope Francis, as for his predecessors Saint John Paul II and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, this is more than just talk. It is a rallying cry. This is the focus of the 2015 World Meeting of Families: Love is Our Mission: The Family Fully Alive. For Catholics everywhere, it is a time to renew our focus on the family, the "domestic church" - what it means, why it's important, how it fits in with God's plan for us, and how we can become who God created us to be. Here is a new, fresh, and insightful way to do just that. In Love is Our Mission, you can easily explore Catholic teaching on marriage, family, sexuality, children, human dignity, and the sanctity of life. It's a guided tour through scripture and 2000 years of Church teaching in which you are awakened to the relationship God wants to have with you, the family, and ultimately the world. Self-reflection or group discussion questions bring the teachings home in a very real and practical way. As Pope Francis has said, we must, "keep before us the beauty of the family and marriage, the greatness of this human reality which is so simple and yet so rich..."
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Download and read online About You in PDF and EPUB In About You, Dick Staub addresses irreligious, religious, spiritual seekers and all kinds of Christians and shows us that Jesus came to satisfy our universal longing for a fully human life, not to establish a narrow us versus them religion. In short, Jesus didn't come to make us Christian; Jesus came to make us fully human. In a fresh exploration of the ancient Biblical stories of creation, fall and redemption, Staub explains that salvation is not about going to heaven when we die; it is about a full and abundant life now. In practical, down-to-earth, language, About You deals with this concept on three levels: anthropologically (our common story and universal human needs), theologically (God’s awareness and response to our needs), and practically (how we can attain and maintain a more complete and satisfying life). Staub's previous book (The Culturally Savvy Christian) was selected by Kirkus Reviews for their 2007 Religion and Spirituality edition. This new book is designed to help those who are seeking a way to integrate both a fully alive spirituality and a fully alive humanity—a way that is embodied in the often-misunderstood life and teaching of Jesus Christ. This groundbreaking book illuminates the path towards becoming the best version of yourself.
Download and read online Waking the Dead in PDF and EPUB Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” That’s the offer of Christianity, from God himself. Jesus touched people, and they changed: the blind had sight, the lame walked, the deaf heard, the dead were raised. To be touched by God, in other words, is to be restored, to be made all God means us to be. That is what Christianity promises to do?make us whole, set us free, bring us fully alive. Waking the Dead—newly revised and updated for these trying times—reveals the secret of finding that life, of identifying the fierce battle over our hearts, and of embracing all that God has in store.
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Download and read online Fully Alive Action Guide in PDF and EPUB If you look carefully, you will find people all around you who show few signs of life. Of course, they haven't flatlined yet, but they are surviving instead of thriving, stumbling through life like zombies, wishing life offered more. When did they stop living? What caused this decay? And-most importantly-are you one of these people? The Fully AliveAction Guideprovides practical strategies for group membersto joyfully pursue their physical, social, mental, and spiritual potential in Jesus Christ. Ken Davis encourages people of all ages to trade comfort for challenge, boredom for adventure, and mere existence for life. Features include: Six sessions of study Personal reflection readings and journaling space Leader notes and ideas for forming a Fully Alive Action Group
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Download and read online Fully Alive in PDF and EPUB There is more....if you are reading this, then you are obviously alive. Your heart is beating and air is flowing through your lungs. But simply maintaining existence on earth is not the same as being fully alive! Jesus didn't leave His throne room in heaven, wrap Himself in skin, experience death on a cross, and conquer the enemy at His resurrection for you to merely exist. There is more! He told a group of His followers there is abundant, overflowing, more than you can begin to imagine life available right now! Embrace this truth! Chase after it! Be fully alive today!