This Extraordinary Moment
By John Astin, Adyashanti
"An extraordinary book that weaves together years of scholarly investigation and contemplative practice to help us understand the nature of reality. ... This book has the power to transform lives."-Shauna Shapiro, author of The Art and Science of MindfulnessAnyone who attempts to describe what is ultimately indescribable faces the same challenge-how does one use words to explain something that transcends language? Many writers fall into the trap of using more words to do the job that most words aren't even particularly suited for, the ideas growing ever more allusive and abstract as the verbiage piles up. But in trying to unmoor the essence of lived experience from the concepts and stories we use to construct it, author and spiritual teacher John Astin takes a different approach-using fewer words instead of more, and grounding them with exercises designed to evoke the actual experience of what he's describing.Evoking the true nature of experience in words is a tricky proposition: perceptual reality has no beginning and no end, making it impossible to delineate, and what arises internally as thoughts and feelings are equally limitless, indeterminate, and unresolvable. While we have countless ways to categorize, conceptualize, and label things, the truth of whatever is being felt, seen, tasted, touched, or heard is infinitely more complex and multidimensional than our conceptual or linguistic structures would have us believe. By becoming more intimate with experience itself-rather than trying to narrate, avoid, or escape it-we can begin to discover that our experiences cannot possibly limit us in the ways we've imagined, owing to their radically open-ended and ultimately indefinable nature.It's Not What You Think It Is invites you on a journey of boundless inquiry, which becomes a liberating free-fall into the mysteries that lie just beyond our understanding of lived reality-which words can never quite describe. Built entirely around personal experience and exploration, this book provides activities, dialogues, exercises, and meditations to help you unlearn the basic misapprehensions about the nature of moment-to-moment experience, and shows you how to gain distance from the stories you tell about what you're experiencing, so as to better focus on what's actually happening in the present moment.With ultrashort chapters grounded in experiential practices, and without the use of the usual spiritual jargon, this fast-moving, highly readable book makes the esoteric accessible to all-from anyone interested in stress management, well-being, or positive psychology to the devoted spiritual seeker.
This Season of Angels
By Perry Stone
Incorporating deep truths from Scripture, and even personal supernatural experiences from his own life, THIS SEASON OF ANGELS peels away the veil of mystery from the subject of angels to reveal their divine missions. Perry also devotes a chapter to answering twenty controversial questions about angels others may be afraid to tackle. THIS SEASON OF ANGELS will leave you feeling refreshed, more informed, and even more protected by God.
By Paul McGuire, Troy Anderson
From the authors of the bestseller The Babylon Code comes exploration of the enigmatic prophecies surrounding the Trump presidency and the link to unfolding end-time events. Trumpocalypse reveals the president's mysterious interest in rebuilding the Third Temple in Jerusalem, the coming global economic "reset" announced by International Monetary Fund officials, the occult elite's secret plan for humanity and campaign of mass deception, why Trump and millions of patriotic "deplorables" are fighting to stop the hidden agenda of the establishment--and how the perplexing chaos enveloping the planet could paradoxically signal the beginning of the great end-time awakening. Here is an invitation to join the anti-establishment surge--the Christian revolution--and discover how to fulfill your own destiny.
Tired Of Apologizing For A Church I Don't Belong To
By Lillian Daniel
Sloppy talk about the Christian religion has become an acceptable prejudice, especially on the part of people who pride themselves as being unprejudiced. Daniel's book provides humorous yet intellectual commentary on the way religion gets talked about today. She explains Christian ideas and practices in non-academic, yet non-facile terms. In her signature style, popularized in widely debated articles for The Huffington Post and Christianity Today, she outlines four types of non-church-goers: no-longer, no-way, never-have, not-yet and with experiential insight from more than a decade as a pastor, she explains how churches of all denominations and doctrines can provide them intellectual rigor, reasons for belief and authentic religious community. No one should have to check their brain at the door of the church, she says and churches must deal with present-day issues and be intellectually open, inviting people to bring questions, rather than dispensing old, easy answers.
Think Better, Live Better Journal
By Joel Osteen
The mind has incredible power over success or failure. In order to claim their destiny, people must start thinking about themselves the ways God does and tune into the positivity of life. In the THINK BETTER, LIVE BETTER JOURNAL, readers will be challenged with daily readings, reflections, and thought-provoking questions leading them to record their observations about how God is erasing the thoughts that keep them down. This journal will help readers reprogram their minds with positive, confident thinking to reach a new level of victory.
Today I Am...
By Carmen Warrington
From the author of popular affirmations handbook TODAY I WILL... comes this book of inspiration to use in daily life.Each page is an invitation to appreciate the richness of your inner world in all its colours, shades and contrasts. Contemplate any page to feed your soul and nurture your spirituality. To know yourself is to know the greatest secret of all - embark on a journey of self-discovery with TODAY I AM...
Think Better, Live Better Study Guide
By Joel Osteen
Based on Joel Osteen's book Think Better, Live Better, this study guide expands on his message about the effects negative thinking has on our actions. By presenting intriguing questions and motivational insights in each chapter, readers' minds will be freed from despairing thoughts, so they can rise to a new level of victory. Designed for both individual and group study, THINK BETTER, LIVE BETTER STUDY GUIDE is filled with challenging activities and other interactive applications to guide readers each day. Osteen helps readers begin to think about themselves the way God does. In order to live more fulfilling lives, readers will reprogram the thoughts that tear down their confidence and learn to use their thoughts for success.
By Dr. Chauncey Crandall
Dr. Chauncey Crandall knows his patients well. When they are dying, he sits at the bedside with them and holds their hands. He prays with them. Sometimes he can feel what they feel and see what they see. At other times his patients have near-death experiences and "come back" with astonishing descriptions of the afterlife. In TOUCHING HEAVEN, Dr. Crandall reveals how what he has seen and heard has convinced him that God is real, that we are created for a divine purpose, that death is not the end, that we will see our departed loved ones again, and that we are closer to the next world than we think.
Think Better, Live Better
By Joel Osteen
Your mind has incredible power over your success or failure. THINK BETTER, LIVE BETTER offers a simple yet life-changing strategy for erasing the thoughts that keep you down and reprogramming your mind with positive thinking to reach a new level of victory. As a child of the Most High God, you are equipped to handle anything that comes your way. To claim your destiny, start thinking about yourself the way God does and delete the thoughts that tear down your confidence. When you train yourself to tune out the negativity and tune into your calling, you'll begin to live the wonderful plans God has made for you.
Today I Will...
By Carmen Warrington
You know you 'need' to meditate - because you've been told to - or maybe you want to learn to meditate but find it too difficult to establish a meditation practice. The answer you're looking for is affirmations, which work like mini meditations: your attention can be focused on the affirmation for a short period of time and give your brain a chance to let go of extraneous thoughts. You can repeat affirmations throughout the day for little moments of calm. The affirmations in TODAY I WILL... can help you develop mindfulness in a busy world, in just a few short minutes a day. They also provide moments of inspiration to uplift your everyday life. Each affirmation encourages you to make simple changes to daily routines and ways of thinking. The practical purpose, wisdom and joy associated with each affirmation are explained to you as you are guided towards your calm and creative nature.Start changing your life in a positive way: TODAY I WILL ...
Transparency of Things
By Rupert Spira
The purpose of The Transparency of Things is to look clearly and simply at the nature of experience, without any attempt to change it. A series of contemplations leads us gently but directly to see that our essential nature is neither a body nor a mind. It is the conscious Presence that is aware of this current experience. As such, it is nothing that can be experienced as an object, and yet it is undeniably present. However, these contemplations go much further than this. As we take our stand knowingly as this conscious Presence that we always already are, and reconsider the objects of the body, mind, and world, we find that they do not simply appear to this Presence; they appear within it. And further exploration reveals that they do not simply appear within this Presence but as this Presence. Finally, we are led to see that it is in fact this very Presence that takes the shape of our experience from moment to moment while always remaining only itself. We see that our experience is and has only ever been one seamless totality, with no separate entities, objects, or parts anywhere to be found.
The Tongues of Men or Angels
By Jonathan Trigell
After the crucifixion, Jesus's followers - now led by his brother, James the Just - remained devout Jews, vigorously opposed to the Roman occupiers. But a rival faction emerged, via the charismatic itinerant Paul of Tarsus. Some called him Saint, some called him a liar, but Paul began telling the stories that would transform a small sect of Judaism into a world religion.In The Tongues of Men or Angels Jonathan Trigell shows the night sky of Biblical-era Galilee lit, not by guiding stars, but by flames of terror. He shows contested soil, on which miracles were performed and battles raged. He shows men of flesh and of blood, by turns loving and brutal. In so doing, he unseals a tale of the ages. The Tongues of Men or Angels is a dazzling act of imagination and learning.
Tea Leaf Reading
By Dennis Fairchild
Read your future in tea leaves with this miniature guide to the ancient art of tea leaf reading. Every aspect is made easy, with instructions for picking out the correct utensils, dividing your cup, and even an in-depth glossary of symbols. This Miniature Edition is perfect for finding all the secrets at the bottom of your teacup.
By Kriben Pillay
Three Poisons is a collection of three short stories "giving remarkably vivid and imaginative expression, in a contemporary setting" of the three hindrances to freedom: greed, ill-will and delusion. The setting is South Africa and, far from being bitter or nihilistic, the stories are shot through with an affection for humanity-its cultures and its frailties. It "bears testament to the subtlety of Pillay's understanding of philosophy, the slippery cleft between normality/madness and the complexity of ordinary lives in an extraordinary society." Nowhere does Kriben tell us what to think, but he sets us on a path to make our own enquiry-or just to enjoy three first-rate, truly original short stories.
Travel Guide to Life
By Anthony DeStefano
Anthony DeStefano's first book, A Travel Guide to Heaven, explored the wonders, joy and fun of the next life. In ALL THIS AND HEAVE, TOO he comes back to earth to reveal to readers the wonders, joys and fun of this life.Happiness: everyone wants it, not everyone has it-or even knows how to get it. People differ on the definition of happiness, where it comes from, and how to achieve it, but its importance to our everyday lives is universally agreed upon.Many writers have written on the subject of happiness, but an important aspect is always missing. A vast majority of self-help books neglect to mention a spiritual component when providing people with tools to better their lives, while the books that do focus on spirituality tend to concentrate on that and nothing else.ALL THIS AND HEAVE, TOO bridges these gaps to combine the best elements from both self-help and spiritual books to create an uplifting, joyful and motivational guide to living life to the fullest. DeStefano has crafted a method that provides nourishment for the whole self - it's Tony Robbins meets Thomas Aquinas; Andrew Weil meets St. Augustine.Chapters include:· Starting Fresh: Your Past Is Not Your Future!· The Attitude of Gratitude· Discipline: The Vince Lombardi Guide to Spirituality· Life is a ParadoxIn ALL THIS AND HEAVE, TOO , DeStefano teaches readers that they can experience the happiness of Heaven on earth, no matter what their circumstance.
The Timebound Traveler
By David Newman
Direct realization versus love and devotion for God with form-are these two paths mutually exclusive? David Newman (Durga Das) tells of an unexpected inner journey that led him to ask himself: Was I leaving my devotional path behind, or was the pursuit of a conclusive spiritual awakening the very revelation that the path itself had indicated? David's journey started with what he calls a "lightning bolt", which led him to question his own identity. With heart-warming honesty, he relates how the integration of the two paths came about through unwavering grace. "What I was initially most afraid of ultimately brought the greatest gift".
Ties That Bind
By Kristin Armstrong
'A cord of three strands is not quickly broken' (Ecclesiastes 4:12).In Kristin's walk as a daughter and as a mother, she has come to realize how much her relationship with her own mother has shaped who she is as a woman. After having been in countless Bible studies, taught classes, spoken to women's groups, and run countless miles with her girlfriends, she has come to appreciate how much our relationships with our mothers affects our daily life-and all of our other relationships. In this mother/daughter devotional she will explore what God has to say about our hearts-as women in relationship with our mothers and daughters. Topics will include: Gossip Body Image Relationships Healthy Friendships and many moreThis mother/daughter devotional is something mothers and daughters do together once a week to encourage not only spiritual growth, but relational growth together.
A Tether Tied to Space
By John Veen
A paradoxical, irreligious confrontation with the (almost) "unbearable lightness of being" is John Veen's description of his approach. This original collection of "epigrams and subversions" seems to come direct from a spring of truth, without a taint of what John calls "stolen goods" or borrowed truths. John's light and humorous touch hides a fierce directness which leaves no ground for us to stand. Read this as poetry and wisdom and you won't be disappointed. Read it and really get it-then "you" will be blown away.
Tapping The Healer Within
By Roger Callahan, Richard Trubo
Thought Field Therapy (TFT) has changed the way thousands of people overcome emotional problems. Over the last few years TFT has been recognised by psychotherapists around the world as an invaluable tool in the search for sustained relief from psychological and physical problems. Involving tapping energy points on the body and specific eye movements, it can be used to treat phobias, compulsions, trauma, anxiety, addictive urges, depression, obsessions, jet lag and physical pain.In Tapping the Healer Within psychologist Roger Callahan explains his groundbreaking therapeutic technique of Thought Field Therapy in an easy-to-follow way. The book includes information about how TFT was discovered and reveals its remarkable success rate, real-life stories of instant healing and provides step-by-step instructions for practising the technique yourself to achieve healing.
Thieves in the Temple
By G. Jeffrey MacDonald
Though waves of cynics and atheists claim that America is too religious, G. Jeffrey MacDonald disagrees. America's churches, he argues, have abandoned their sacred role as dispensers of community values, and instead are increasingly serving up entertainment, aerobics, yoga classes, and other services that have nothing to do with religious faith. As religion becomes more consumer-oriented, congregants are able to avoid the moral, intellectual, and theological commitments Christianity requires by simply joining a different,and less rigorous,church. Grounded in journalism, personal experience, and Christian theology, Thieves in the Temple is an impassioned and provocative cri de coeur for a new religious reformation. Incisively critiquing today's dangerous movement away from true religion, MacDonald demonstrates just how much Americans stand to lose when churches sell their souls to recruit parishioners.