Keep Looking Up; Sermons on the Psalms: Available in paperback ISBN 978-155605-4662 and Ebook ISBN 978-155605-4679
the course of my faith journey, I have grown to love the Book of Psalms. I love preaching, teaching, praying and
living the psalms. For me, they have
become my songs, speaking to the joys and sorrows, pleasure and pain, smiles and
tears, praise and possibility of life.
Indeed, as was the case with the ancient Israelites, these songs speak
to every thread of the fabric and texture of the lives that we live. The sermons contained in this volume speak to the
various and sundry vicissitudes of life - our striving towards God, our need
for comfort and encouragement, and our reasons to celebrate the goodness of
God. Importantly, the volume’s title, Keep Looking Up, speaks to the hope to
which we as people of faith are called – that amidst what may often appear to
be insurmountable odds and obstacles, we are called to look to God as the
source of our strength.
STONES of HOPE; Essays, Sermons and Prayers on Religion and Race: Available in paperback ISBN 978-155605-4686 and Ebook ISBN 978-155605-4693
For me, this volume is
essentially a testament of hope – hope in God and hope for humanity. And it is out of this hope that I believe
that dreams, visions and possibilities for a better world are born. Mine is a hope for a brighter future, a hope
that love would abound among all of God’s people – a bright hope for tomorrow.
I believe that hope is
the window that God has given us to see into God’s preferred future for our
lives. In the midst of the apparent
hopelessness, nothingness, meaninglessness and lovelessness that seem to
pervade our collective reality today, hope lends credence to the promises and
possibilities that God has for each of our lives. So we are encouraged – regardless of the circumstances
that confront us - to keep hoping, for indeed we know that with hope - our best
days and our most blessed days are not behind us, but ahead of us.
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In my previous book The Battle Lines of Worship, I noted the divergent paths of the church – especially between the worship styles of traditional/classical worship and contemporary/post-modern worship. I have experienced, with both traditions, their constant competitive struggle to maintain worshipers and each has reconfigured worship to be more appealing to the current generation. What I sense is a whole-sale casting aside of core traditional and historical attributes of worship for the sake of not seeming “old fashion.” This is especially true in my denomination – the United Methodist Church. Out of a deep, heartfelt love of my church I write this work as a call to those who worship in the Wesleyan/Methodist tradition to reclaim the anchor points of liturgy and order which have been both historically and theologically bedrock foundations of faith and worship. The book is divided into two sections. The first explores the historical path of worship within the Wesleyan/Methodist traditions. The second identifies elements of worship which should remain steadfast in both worship styles by examining their historical value, their Wesleyan connection, and the practical application in a post-modern world.
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Professor Micah Sadigh, psychologist and philosopher, poet and composer, challenges us to examine our own “Existential Journey” as we engage in living our daily lives. To that end, he introduces us to the theories of others, notably Viktor Frankl and Leo Tolstoy, who endured Suffering, faced Death, and pursued their Search for Meaning in the midst of severe blows of fate.Their basic premises urge us to live authentically, consistent with inner ideations, in order todiscoverthe essence of who we are and our purpose for being.
Sacred Butterflies: Poems Prayers and Practices by Jim Conlon
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Jim Conlon’s collected poems, prayers and spiritual practices are sacred butterflies—light and ephemeral like butterflies, yet each is a sacramental presence of the divine. These are vehicles of the spiritual journey that integrate the interior life and our struggle with the world around us. Sacred and secular are united, the universe itself recognized as a manifestation of the divine. Dip into this collection at any point and let the flow of creative transformation circulate in your own life. Jim Conlon has distilled the best of his years of reflection and hope in these pieces and offered them to us as a modest and precious gift.
THE Science of Proper Human Living by Gerald Lemire
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A summarized description could be “The methodical study of humans as functioning entities in their environment, by a better knowledge and understanding of local inner human nature and traits of personality, outer social relations, potential occupation conditions and material systems in which they operate, some realization of physical/gender contacts, eventual family/society relations and other aspects leading to Life Satisfaction, Wellness/Wellbeing and the good of humankind.
THEE AMERICAN CRISIS AGAIN By Matthew and Sande Theis ISBN 978-155605-4471 Price $9.95 Ebook available with Amazon Kindle. $4.95
Thee American Crisis AGAIN; how we got here and what is required to get us out. This new title is a light to a Godly path that we must take. The voting is over, but the battle intensifies. Unlike 1776 when we fought the British, our current American Crisis is against the powers of darkness and will take more determination and commitment than it did to defeat the British.
This book will enable you to understand the definition and application of humility. It provides the God inspired solution to restore our personal relationship with Him. It has the promise of a relationship with the Lord that you have never had before. Our nation will benefit as Christians strengthen their personal relationship with God. Through our humility, God will reclaim America, heal our land and reunite a now divided country.
Aspects of Spirituality By Karen Gillman ISBN 978-155605-4457 Price $14.95 Ebook available with Amazon Kindle. $9.99
This is Karen Gillman's new book of Poetry. She practices psychology in Maine, teaches the Enneagram as a type 7, certified by Helen Palmer and Dr. David Daniels, and writes. Her verses, stories and articles have been published in a variety of publications. This is a book about the experiences we face in our journey. She has had six books published by Wyndham Hall Press.
This Sacred Earth: Scientific and Religious Perspectives on Nature & Humanity's Place Within It Edited By Paul J. Kirbas 978-155605-4396 Priced $28.00 Ebook at Amazon Price978-155605-4408 $9.99 Special Teacher's Edition 978-155605-4419 $45.00 Includes DVD
This new book explores the basic and important question of whether nature is sacred in and of its own right, and if so, what is a proper understanding of our human place within it. We offers insightful perspectives from an interdisciplinary panel including leading scientists, theologians, and philosophers. The contributing authors also represent diverse religious perspectives, including Evangelical Christian, Roman Catholic, Jewish and Muslim. Beginning with a brief tour of the universe led by NASA astronomer Jennifer Wiseman, the book proceeds to lay important foundations of building bridges between science and religion. Once this bridge is provided, theologians step in to reflect on the meaning of the sanctity of nature, and of what it means to be human. The current model of seeing humans as the stewards of nature, with all its good intentions, is seriously questioned. New models are proposed, leading readers to fresh considerations of our use of, and care for nature.
The companion DVD included with the Teacher's Edition continues the conversation, as our authors respond to several related questions. In addition to the video interview segments, the DVD contains written transcripts of the full interviews, as well as pictures of the actual conference that brought our panel together.
Search for Meaning at the Broken Places By Harvey Shrum 978-155605-4297 Priced $28.00 Ebook also available on Amazon Price $9.99 Search for Meaning at the Broken Places is a synthesis of Logotherapy, the Intensive Journal, and the stages of grief. It addresses critical life issues and provides an opportunity for healing, growth and strength at the broken places, places full of paradoxes and unexpected gifts. My Hope Is Built: Essays, Sermons and Prayers on Religion and Race By C. Anthony Hunt 978-155605-4327 Priced $28.00 Ebook also available on Amazon Price $9.99 Dr. Hunt continues his published work with Wyndham Hall adressing today's topics on religion and race relations in this second volume.
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The chapters of this study were published separately as Ewert Cousins explored various dimensions of the contemporary religions quest. He sought to test ideas and context and thus gain insight through the feedback from fellow scholars, and monastic and other spiritual guides, and religious leaders of the different traditions. It was always an open ended process as he was convinced we are entering a new era of unitive spiritual development. Every question asked could only receive a partial and provisional answer in light of an emerging new sense of experience as both personal and interpersonal, as individual and communal: a new kind of human consciousness.
Practice Management: A Practical Guide to Starting and Running a Medical Office 2ND Edition By Christian Rainer, MD. MPH. 978-155605-3962 Priced $35.00 Ebook 978-155605-4112 Price $9.99 This popular book is up to date for 2011 and describes the steps to opening day. First, the basics, such as financing, rent, coding, hiring, contracting, records, malpractice insurance and even Health Care Reform. Then, business strategies and more complex issues, such as money management and the influence of outside factors. A chapter deals with typical business encounters for the private practitioner. Finally buying a practice is discussed.
Navigating Through a Stipulated Freedom Discovering a Guiding Biblical Compass for the Journey of Biotechnology by Paul J. Kirbas Price $19.95 ISBN 978-155605-4051 Ebook 978-155605-4129 Price $9.99
Faith seeking understanding in the complex and changing landscape of modern bioethics need a reliable guide. This book is such a guide. It will open minds and doors to the partnership between religion and biotechnology.
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The Battle Lines of Worship not only gives a concise Biblical history of worship but also will illustrate the controversial aspects of a current debate with many churches between traditional and contemporary services. This work will open minds and doors for those seeking the “right” worship style.
GOSPELTELLING to a Digital Culture: The Forensic Reconstruction of a Good Story by D. Jonathan Watts Price $21.95 ISBN 9781-55605-4044 Ebook 978-155605-4099 Price $9.99
This is a book that explores the history and practice of biblical storytelling and offers each reader a tool in presenting the Word of God. A wonderful resource for the pastor and lay persons that are looking for a modern communication resource.
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Muslim Clergy in America: Ministry as Profession in the Islamic Community This expanded 2nd edition is a wonderful new title and examies the complexities of religious leaders in the Muslim community.
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The Spirituality of Play: An Existential Understanding of Play Therapy with Children by Dr. David Flemmer is written for anyone who desires to become more closely attuned to their children. Spirituality is used as a venue to help delineate the growth that is necessary for human development. Through the use of play, adults can discover their children in love. A large component of this work alludes that parents and others who work with children must use play as the way of reaching out to the child. Climbing the Mountain of God, By Jeffrey Wincel presents a fresh look into the nature of spirituality, mysticism and discipleship. By examining the contemporary thirst for true spirituality in the light of ancient tradition, today’s faithful come to understand the nature of God’s Holiness, and their participation in a journey towards Him. A wonderful new book, call now and order.
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FRANKLIAN PSYCHOLOGY and Christian Spiritual Formation by Randy L. Scraper summarizes the work of Dr. Viktor Frankl and applies Logotherapy and Logo philosophy to the Christian spiritual formation methodology known as "the three ways." The result is the establishment of a "meaning matrix" that helps anyone better understand the significant points of transition in the Christian spiritual life. Crawling In The Dark: Searching For The Light by Patrick Sprankle is a wonderful book of faith, directed toward the young adult. Have you ever been in the dark, darkness so deep and black that you cannot see your hand before your eyes? Many young adults who experience times of doubt and confusion in their faith wander around as if in a spiritual darkness. Crawling in the Dark can act as a guide to those who have found themselves crawling. By candidly, clearly and caringly addressing ‘doubting faith,’ this book seeks to offer light a young adult’s journey.
Jonah: The Story of Us by Fr. Joseph Diele guides us on the journey of discovering the God within us, our very reason for being. The author invites us to become prophets, to become other Jonahs and challenges us to run towards not away from our inner voice. Through prayer and reflection we learn how to become more comfortable with the self we discover. As you read you will learn that you need not fear life for life is God working within us.
Light of Love: The Unity Candle and The Christian Wedding Ceremony by Frank D. Herlihy is unique as its focus is on the potential use of the Unity Candle and addresses the question, Does it fit as a liturgical symbol? The book will be a useful tool for the clergy and those who are contemplating marriage within a Christian setting, providing a new look at the use of the Unity Candle within the wedding ceremony. It speaks to the love between the couple and the transcendent being, God!
Tranference, Love, and the Spiritual Journey: Falling in Love to Know God by Mary M. Kane. This book explores the process of transference, commonly experienced as a “falling in love” and explains it’s impact on the helping relationship of psychotherapy and of spiritual direction. Aspects of transference are elucidated and clarified from the psychoanalytic and from the theological or spiritual perspective. Transference not only is the key to conversion but also the accepting and using transference, love, whenever it is manifested, is essential for the transformation of the person to a true “life in the Spirit.”
The Humanity of Mediators: From a Study of the Major Concepts of Viktor E. Frankl by Henry A. Chan. For professionals and people wanting to learn more about mediation, Dr. Chan studies the impact that Viktor E. Frankl had in this field. This study can serve as a bridge between mediation and the fields of psychology, sociology, social work, pastoral psychology and counseling.
Transforming Humanity by William Glissen writes that people throughout the world emphasize differences in individuals, and the result is isolation from one other. The only way to correct this situation is to first acknowledge that isolation exists, and second, to affirm the imperative to explore the commonality that can be shared and explored together, and then act to achieve and experience what was in the beginning the “divine plan” for humanity. This process of acknowledging, affirming, and acting changes people, leading to transformation—a state of being whereby differences harmoniously coexist.
Psychoanalysis and the Sacred by Frank Malone illustrates how the field of psychoanalysis has grown far beyond its initial hostility to religion and the spiritual experience. Through extensive interviews with some of the most prominent clinical psychoanalysts representing diverse schools, we analyse how they approach religion in a positive way, including the way they handle religious issues in treatment.
The Quartermasters of Terror: Saudi Arabia and the Global Islamic Jihadby Mark Silverberg. There is a reason why fifteen of the nineteen September 11th terrorists, forty percent of the suicide bombers in Iraq and eighty percent of the “detainees” taken from Afghanistan to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba were from Saudi Arabia. It is because Islam itself is involved in an ideological and religious struggle within itself and has been hijacked by a radical Islamic cult that now dominates that country. Saudi Arabia is the ideological and financial epicenter of global Islamic terrorism. Carried on the wings of Saudi largess, Saudi “Wahhabism” has penetrated societies from the Philippines to America through a vast, complex Islamic financial, religious and educational network. Exposing this network is the subject matter of this book
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Blessed Are The Peacemakers, A Theological Analysis of the Thought of Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King, Jr. by C. Anthony Hunt (ISBN 1-55605-381-9) Howard Thurman and Martin Luther King, Jr. were seminal figures in 20th Century American religion. Their thoughts and practices helped to shape the ongoing vision for peace and community across the many forms of diversity incumbent in society. Dr. C. Anthony Hunt offers insights on the life and thought of Thurman and King. As both envisaged peaceful community as critical to just society, Hunt identifies ten principles from the work of Thurman and King that will be critical to the realization of peaceful community in the new millennium.
Also the fourth title published by C. Anthony Hunt; And Yet the Melody Lingers:
To speak of America is speak of the ongoing convergence of religion and race. These are two themes that have continued to be intricately and indelibly linked. In And Yet the Melody Lingers, Dr. C. Anthony Hunt offers snapshots of one person’s thought and praxis with regard to the themes of religion and race in America. Written over the course of a decade (1995-2004), the twenty-two (22) essays, sermons and prayers that comprise this volume are a part of an ongoing journey - a litany of reflection/action - on these important themes. These writings can also be seen as a prayer that racism – and all of its atrocious effects - will someday be eradicated.
FEMINA SAPIENS: A Study of Women Through Imagery (ISBN1-55605-376-2)by Francesco Aristide Ancona. Were women the first truly thinking human beings? Femina Sapiens traces primitive art and artifacts to discover the truth: Homo sapiens, "thinking man," should actually be Femina sapiens, "thinking woman." Part II of the book presents a solid argument for contemporary Goddess worship, proving Her divinity through a uniquely creative, highly interesting exploration that includes yet transcends reason.
LATIN NOT DEAD: GREEK ALIVE AND WELL IN TODAY'S WORDS: The Concise Handbook of the Building Blocks of our English Language (ISBN: 1-55605-375-4) by Nancy J. O'Reilly. If you wish to be successful as a reader, thinker and conversationalist, memorizing arcane words on vocabulary lists is no longer necessary. This is a wonderful book that will help you learn the basic Greek and Latin Prefixes, Roots and Suffixes. When you have become familiar with the material you can easily decode over 85% of our English language.
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Viktor Frankl's Logotherapy: Method of Choice in Ecumenical Pastoral Psychology by Ann V. Graber. Now in it's expanded SECOND edition. This is a new study and a wonderful approach to help our understanding of psychotherapy and its place in Western culture. This text is well accepted around the world. It is a step forward in bringing about meaningful change that will lead to "psycho-spiritual" well being. For more information on this latest title, go to "Logotherapy" tab to the left of the screen.
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