From The Depths Of Our Hearts

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"The priesthood is going through a dark time", according to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Robert Cardinal Sarah. "Wounded by the revelation of so many scandals, disconcerted by the constant questioning of their consecrated celibacy, many priests are tempted by the thought of giving up and abandoning everything." In this book, the pope emeritus and the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments give their brother priests, and the whole Church, a message of hope. They honestly address the spiritual challenges faced by priests today, while pointing to deeper conversion to Jesus Christ as the key to faithful and fruitful priestly ministry and genuine reform. Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah "fraternally offer these reflections to the people of God and, of course, in a spirit of filial obedience, to Pope Francis", who has said, "I think that celibacy is a gift for the Church. . . . I don't agree with allowing optional celibacy, no." Responding to calls for refashioning the priesthood, including proposals from participants in the Amazonian Synod, two wise, spiritually astute pastors explain the importance of priestly celibacy for the good of the whole Church. Drawing on Vatican II, they present celibacy as not just "a mere precept of ecclesiastical law", but as a sharing in Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross and his identity as Bridegroom of the Church. of his collaboration with Benedict XVI in writing From the Depths of Our Hearts.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Pope Benedict XVI
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2020-03-12
File : 150 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781642291193


Out Of The Depths

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A classic volume detailing the steps of repentance and the process of receiving forgiveness as beautifully illustrated in Psalm 51.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Martyn Lloyd-Jones
Publisher : Crossway
Release : 1995
File : 112 Pages
ISBN-13 : 089107838X


Renovation Of The Heart

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As Christians, we know that we are new creations in Jesus. So we try to act differently, hoping this will make us more like Him. But changing our outward behavior doesn’t change our hearts. Only by God’s grace can we be transformed internally. Renovation of the Heart lays a biblical foundation for understanding what best-selling author Dallas Willard calls the “transformation of the spirit”—a divine process that “brings every element in our being, working from inside out, into harmony with the will of God.” This fresh approach to spiritual growth explains the biblical reasons why Christians need to undergo change in six aspects of life: thought, feeling, will, body, social context, and soul. Willard also outlines a general pattern of transformation in each area, not as a sterile formula but as a practical process that you can follow without the guilt or perfectionism so many Christians wrestle with. Don’t settle for complacency. Accept the challenge Renovation of the Heart offers to become an intentional apprentice of Jesus Christ, changing daily as you walk with Him.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Dallas Willard
Publisher : Tyndale House
Release : 2014-02-27
File : 404 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781615214556


The Flourish Series

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This book is a classic for this hour. It is actually divided into two smaller books to facilitate study & learning. The author shares foundational principles of finding Jesus and becoming part of His kingdom. She outlines the significance of knowing Him and being in relationship with Him. This book is also interactive. It challenges a reader to look deep within the depths of ones heart and to allow the Holy Spirit, who is the source of power for the believer to Flourish, to release inner healing, freedom, and revelation of his/her true identity. This book is timeless and will help all believers to grow in their faith. It is a useful teaching tool for small groups, a ready source for new believers and a call for all of us to be more effective as Gods warriors in the days ahead. This book is a must have for your library. Carolyn Suty, Regional Director, Aglow International

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Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
Author : Liza Kobayashi
Publisher : AuthorHouse
Release : 2016-07-08
File : 233 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781524616403


God S Compassion Never Fails

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God’s Compassion Never Fail, a three-part daily devotional book, highlights the willingness of Christ to help us overcome challenges. Whether you or your loved ones need healing or a miracle to push past a physical, emotional, or spiritual problem, or if you are facing an obstacle at work, or whatever the issue may be, Christ is able and willing to help. He’s full of love and compassion. Section one contains devotions and Scriptures. Section two contains proclamations and confessions. Section three has prayer patterns that will help you pray no matter what the circumstance. Psalm 145:8–9 says, “The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.” It is the author’s sincere heartfelt prayer that these devotionals, proclamations, and Scriptures encourage, uplift, edify, comfort, and build your faith.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Donald Spellman
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2024-02-08
File : 388 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9798385016303


Fill These Hearts

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The author of the Catholic best-seller, Theology of the Body Explained, examines the vital powers of the body, sexuality and spirituality that compel life pursuits, drawing on lessons from classical and contemporary disciplines including the Christian mystical tradition to challenge beliefs about Christianity's sexual oppressiveness while linking erotic impulses to a spiritual need for God.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Christopher West
Publisher : Image
Release : 2013-01-08
File : 226 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780307987136


Desiring God S Will

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How do we become both willing and able to do what God asks of us? In this expanded edition of a spiritual formation classic, psychologist and spiritual director David G. Benner explores the transformation of the will in Christian spirituality, examining why our desires are disordered and how we can align our hearts with God's.

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Genre : Religion
Author : David G. Benner
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2015-09-23
File : 141 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9780830846139


The Wisdom Of Our Hearts

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This book is about ebony and ivory, about inter-racial dialogue. It is about social, environmental and political issues of our times. It is about love and friendship and family. It is about USA, it is about Canada-----it is about life itself! It pertains to the common man and his problems. It is a book which will resonate in every human soul, as it strikes a familiar chord in every soul. It is a soothing balm of hurt minds, prescribing the solution for the human suffering in the wisdom of our hearts. It is a heart-warming and enjoyable read. A must read and a must keep-----a keepsake for posterity.

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Genre : Poetry
Author : Laila Brown
Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
Release : 2012-10-30
File : 94 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781479740505


The Day Is Now Far Spent

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Robert Cardinal Sarah calls The Day Is Now Far Spent his most important book. He analyzes the spiritual, moral, and political collapse of the Western world and concludes that "the decadence of our time has all the faces of mortal peril." A cultural identity crisis, he writes, is at the root of the problems facing Western societies. "The West no longer knows who it is, because it no longer knows and does not want to know who made it, who established it, as it was and as it is. Many countries today ignore their own history. This self-suffocation naturally leads to a decadence that opens the path to new, barbaric civilizations." While making clear the gravity of the present situation, the cardinal demonstrates that it is possible to avoid the hell of a world without God, a world without hope. He calls for a renewal of devotion to Christ through prayer and the practice of virtue.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Robert Cardinal Sarah
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2019-09-09
File : 351 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781621643241


The Power Of Silence

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Now with a new afterword by Pope emeritus Benedict XVI! In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before. Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat. Within the hushed and hallowed walls of the La Grande Chartreux, the famous Carthusian monastery in the French Alps, Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love? Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart? After the international success of God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. "Silence is more important than any other human work," he says, "for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service."

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Genre : Religion
Author : Robert Sarah
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2017-03-30
File : 249 Pages
ISBN-13 : 9781681497587