The Beauty of the Lord

The Beauty of the Lord
Author: Jonathan King
Publisher: Lexham Press
Total Pages: 452
Release: 2018-05-30
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1683590597

Why is God's beauty often absent from our theology? Rarely do theologians take up the theme of God's beauty—even more rarely do they consider how God's beauty should shape the task of theology itself. But the psalmist says that the heart of the believer's desire is to behold the beauty of the Lord. In The Beauty of the Lord, Jonathan King restores aesthetics as not merely a valid lens for theological reflection, but an essential one. Jesus, our incarnate Redeemer, displays the Triune God's beauty in his actions and person, from creation to final consummation. How can and should theology better reflect this unveiled beauty? The Beauty of the Lord is a renewal of a truly aesthetic theology and a properly theological aesthetics.

Beauty

Beauty
Author: Shea Cullen
Publisher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 0
Release: 2023-02-28
Genre:
ISBN:

Little Cuddly Koala and Big Snuggly Koala set out to discover the secret of beauty. A story about how love transforms how we see the world. If you enjoyed Ursula le Guin, Guess How Much I Love You, by Sam McBratney or Tiny Star, by Mem Fox you will enjoy this read about how beautiful we find the people who are closest to us.

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous

On Earth We're Briefly Gorgeous
Author: Ocean Vuong
Publisher: Penguin
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2021-06-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0525562044

The instant New York Times Bestseller • Nominated for the 2019 National Book Award for Fiction “A lyrical work of self-discovery that’s shockingly intimate and insistently universal…Not so much briefly gorgeous as permanently stunning.” —Ron Charles, The Washington Post Ocean Vuong’s debut novel is a shattering portrait of a family, a first love, and the redemptive power of storytelling On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is a letter from a son to a mother who cannot read. Written when the speaker, Little Dog, is in his late twenties, the letter unearths a family’s history that began before he was born — a history whose epicenter is rooted in Vietnam — and serves as a doorway into parts of his life his mother has never known, all of it leading to an unforgettable revelation. At once a witness to the fraught yet undeniable love between a single mother and her son, it is also a brutally honest exploration of race, class, and masculinity. Asking questions central to our American moment, immersed as we are in addiction, violence, and trauma, but undergirded by compassion and tenderness, On Earth We’re Briefly Gorgeous is as much about the power of telling one’s own story as it is about the obliterating silence of not being heard. With stunning urgency and grace, Ocean Vuong writes of people caught between disparate worlds, and asks how we heal and rescue one another without forsaking who we are. The question of how to survive, and how to make of it a kind of joy, powers the most important debut novel of many years. Named a Best Book of the Year by: GQ, Kirkus Reviews, Booklist, Library Journal, TIME, Esquire, The Washington Post, Apple, Good Housekeeping, The New Yorker, The New York Public Library, Elle.com, The Guardian, The A.V. Club, NPR, Lithub, Entertainment Weekly, Vogue.com, The San Francisco Chronicle, Mother Jones, Vanity Fair, The Wall Street Journal Magazine and more!

Life with a Capital L

Life with a Capital L
Author: Matt Heard
Publisher: Multnomah
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2014-10-21
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1601424469

“Matt Heard writes winsomely and compellingly, answering that quiet aching so many people – yes, even Christians – have that there must be more to life…. I highly recommend Life With a Capital L!” - Joni Eareckson Tada, Joni and Friends International Disability Center What is it that you long for? Dream about? Hunger after? We all desire more than just the endurance of our daily routines. But often we feel limited and stuck — like we’re merely existing instead of living. That’s not the way it was meant to be. God intends the humanity in each of us to be deeply experienced, lavishly enjoyed, and exuberantly celebrated. In fact this is what the gospel is all about. Yes, the gospel. Contrary to conventional thinking — inside and outside the church — following Jesus is not about denying our humanness but embracing it. Rather than acting more spiritual or being more religious, we’re called and enabled to become more fully human… and alive. Matt Heard escorts us on a journey of discovery: that Jesus didn’t come to save us from our humanity — Christ instead yearns to restore it to what God originally intended. Matt then explores ten key areas where everyday life can become extraordinary Life. Christ promised we could “live life to the full.” He didn’t just mean eventually. Life with a Capital L is the Life you are longing for. Now.

Cry, Heart, But Never Break

Cry, Heart, But Never Break
Author: Glenn Ringtved
Publisher: Abrams
Total Pages: 35
Release: 2019-05-07
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 1592702945

A poetic picture book about being able to say goodbye to those we love, while holding them in memory. We continue to be told that there just aren't enough books available for children on loss and grief. This book offers a story that is about not only the death of a beloved old person, but also the duality of life itself, composed as it is of light and dark. Indeed, the story is just as much about the coexistence of these two things as about loss. Accessible, gently frank and philosophic, this book should have strong appeal in the school and library market as well as among all professionals who work with children, along with their caregivers. A strong, lovely text makes this book a standout. A large need exists for books like this. Very well conceived in regard to the audience -- the children -- it is meant to reach.

Sacred Garden

Sacred Garden
Author: Amy Lynn
Publisher: Dorrance Publishing
Total Pages: 235
Release: 2023-05-05
Genre: Self-Help
ISBN:

About the Book Sacred Garden is about hope and healing to overcome challenges and live your best life. It teaches how to transform heartache to victory. This book includes powerful strategies that are well used in the field of psychology. It will help you discover the best of who you are. It describes revolutionary ideas for individual and collective transformation. It inspires spiritual growth through meditation and energy work. Sacred Garden is so relevant in a society saturated in trauma. It provides readers with mindful tools to cultivate peace, joy, and happiness. It includes personal and clinical examples of struggle and heartache matched with mindful methods to overcome. You will learn viable, lasting practices that lead to abundance. We create our destiny. We can enjoy the journey, delight in life, and be enchanted. Life is abundant and truly magical when we learn to be mindful and appreciate our many gifts. About the Author Amy Lynn has practiced in the field of psychology for over twenty years, helping thousands of patients find hope and healing. She is a proud mother of two incredible kids who now have amazing families of their own including all her wonderful grands! Amy runs a private practice in the heart of downtown Sioux City. She offers mindful meditation seminars and empowerment workshops worldwide. She has masters degrees in psychology, clinical mental health, and addictions therapy. She is a nationally certified professional counselor, a licensed psychotherapist, and a wellness coach in the areas of empowerment, personal discovery, and spiritual growth.

Leave Love with Me

Leave Love with Me
Author: William Lawton
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2023-09-19
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1666778745

Desire for beauty is at the heart of human existence. Some find this meaning out of their religious or spiritual perspective. Some find it at the edge of their traditions. And others find it outside any recognizable tradition. This book speaks especially to the second and third groups of people. Desire releases us to explore difference, and to honor alternatives. Desire shapes our lives in unique ways. It centers our energies for personal and relational change, where difference can be debated, and variety permitted. We might transcend circumstances that limit us. Desire is more than "meaningfulness," it is captivation of mind and spirit to life's possibility. In my discovery, desire is an abandonment to beauty.

Beauties and Beasts

Beauties and Beasts
Author: Betsy Hearne
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Total Pages: 192
Release: 1993-04-13
Genre: Literary Criticism
ISBN: 0313069387

This volume offers 28 versions of the fable of "Beauty and the Beast", with minimal adaptations from Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East and America. Afterwards, the author discusses Disney's film version of this familiar theme of a lonely beast transformed by the magic of human love.

Kingdom Living: A New Way of Life - Transformed Beauty - The Real Cinderella Story - Fantasy versus Reality

Kingdom Living: A New Way of Life - Transformed Beauty - The Real Cinderella Story - Fantasy versus Reality
Author: Peggy Ross
Publisher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2017-05-05
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1329824482

Is living a victorious life in Christ a FANTASY or a Reality? Have we been living a lie? You may be surprised at the answer! In this book she uses events from the familiar story of Cinderella as models or examples of the way to achieve Kingdom Living, i.e. a New Way of Life that has transformed her own life. There are a lot of sick (spiritually and physically) people in the world living a fantasy. God has the remedy. But somehow they have missed it. Instead of the gown of Cinderella, there is a real robe of righteousness. Instead of Cinderella's glass slippers, God's Word reveals how we are to walk in the spirit. Instead of the crown of fantasy princess, there is a crown of righteousness for those who love the appearing of Jesus. Instead of a fantasy carriage ride, Jesus Himself will come for His own and transport them to His Kingdom. Finally, there is a REAL meeting when the bride unites with the bridegroom, the Lamb of God. This book is not a book of defeat, but a book of VICTORY!

New Morning Mercies

New Morning Mercies
Author: Paul David Tripp
Publisher: Crossway
Total Pages: 386
Release: 2014-10-31
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 1433541416

365 Gospel-Centered Devotions for the Whole Year Mornings can be tough. Sometimes, a hearty breakfast and strong cup of coffee just aren't enough. Offering more than a rush of caffeine, best-selling author Paul David Tripp wants to energize you with the most potent encouragement imaginable: the gospel. Forget "behavior modification" or feel-good aphorisms. Tripp knows that what we really need is an encounter with the living God. Then we'll be prepared to trust in God's goodness, rely on his grace, and live for his glory each and every day.