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The Critical Journey

By Janet O. Hagberg,Robert A. Guelich
  • ISBN Code: : 1879215667
  • Publisher : Sheffield Publishing
  • Pages : 268
  • Category : Religion
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The Critical Journey, at its core, is a description of the spiritual journey: our response to our faith in God with the resulting changes that follow. In this book, authors Janet O. Hagberg and Robert A. Guelich address the following issues: the struggle to find meaning and wholeness the crisis of values and identity at mid-life the quest for self-actualization the healing of early religious experiences questions about the spiritual journey Their goal is to help us understand where we are on our individual faith journeys and also appreciate where others are in theirs. The Critical Journey does not reveal exactly how or when we need to move along in our personal pilgrimages, nor does it offer formulas for spiritual growth. Rather, it describes six phases of the spiritual journey and illustrates how people act and think while in these stages. This is an excellent guide for those who are wrestling with their faith and wondering how others have resolved their "dark nights of the soul." Here is an answer for those who have wondered why everyone doesn't respond in the same manner to the message of the Gospel.

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  • Total of Pages : 311
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 912
  • Pdf File: a-critical-companion-to-spenser-studies.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This book provides an authoritative guide to debate on Elizabethan England's poet laureate. It covers key topics and provides histories for all of the primary texts. Some of today's most prominent Spenser scholars offer accounts of debates on the poet, from the Renaissance to the present day. Essential for those producing new research on Spenser.

Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema

By Kenneth R. Morefield
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  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Book Code : 1443814881
  • Total of Pages : 200
  • Category : Art
  • Members : 852
  • Pdf File: faith-and-spirituality-in-masters-of-world-cinema.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema" is a fascinating introduction to spiritual aspects in the works of some of the greatest filmmakers in the world, like Bergman, Dreyer and Tarkovsky, Avant Garde director Pedro Costa and Hollywood's golden boy Guillermo del Toro. It covers directors from around the world and shows diverse manifestations of spirituality in film; everything from how camera movements can imply spirituality to specific religions, like Islam and Christianity. "Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema" is a welcome addition to a growing library on religion and film. —Thorkell Ottarson "The essayists in Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema offer provocative studies of the often uneasy relationship that exists between religion and film, faith and reason. They never shy away from their critical burden, challenging readers to delve deeply and think more forcefully about the ethics and values that shape our culture—and our lives. Faith and Spirituality in Masters of World Cinema dares us to reconsider what it means to be whole—and holy—across the great history of film. It is a spiritual and critical journey of the highest magnitude." —Dr. Kenneth Womack, Chair of the English Department, Penn State University at Altoona "Not many works of art would withstand the rigorous examination of the kind in this collection, but Kenneth Morefield and his contributors have chosen well. They've chosen filmmakers whose work not only withstands but seems to grow under the bright light of careful consideration. I'm not familiar with all of them, which makes the collection a useful map to the currents that run below their surfaces, but I also found new ways to appreciate Pedro Costa and the Dardenne brothers whose films I've admired, even loved, but never thought about in quite this way. Reading the essays together, I discovered that this group of filmmakers, while distinct in their beliefs, approaches, and aesthetics, are all striving to reawaken our senses, and by capturing something concrete they're looking for something invisible. That they've found so many ways to do this—from Del Toro's physically-rooted fantasy to Costa's material world—proves that cinema may not be dead just yet, even with the twentieth century in the rear view mirror." —Rob Davis, chief film critic of Paste Magazine; co-founder of Daily Plastic (

Critical Communication Pedagogy

By Deanna L. Fassett,John T. Warren
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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Book Code : 1452279047
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 317
  • Pdf File: critical-communication-pedagogy.pdf

Book Short Summary:

In this autoethnographic work, authors Deanna L. Fassett and John T. Warren illustrate a synthesis of critical pedagogy and instructional communication, as both a field of study and a teaching philosophy. Critical Communication Pedagogy is a poetic work that charts paradigmatic tensions in instructional communication research, articulates commitments underpinning critical communication pedagogy, and invites readers into self-reflection on their experiences as researchers, students, and teachers.

I Am a Leader

By Angie Ward
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  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Book Code : 1641581786
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 674
  • Pdf File: i-am-a-leader.pdf

Book Short Summary:

You feel it, deep in your bones: God is inviting you to join Him, to participate in His redemptive work in the world. And yet, as a woman leader, you face so many potential obstacles. Lack of clarity over your unique calling. Competing time demands. Changing seasons of life. Challenges such as self-doubt, criticism, and spiritual dryness. With nearly 30 years of ministry experience, Angie Ward knows firsthand the unique challenges that women leaders face as they seek to pursue their calling. In I Am a Leader, Angie explores the concept of “calling” as it applies specifically to women leaders—those women of influence both in Christian ministry and the broader world: What is calling? How do you discover it? And what does it look like to live out that calling practically amid a multitude of challenges? Thoroughly researched, theologically and biblically integrated, and uniquely personal, I Am a Leader will resonate no matter where you are on the calling journey: whether you are wondering about your God-given purpose; sensing an inkling of an invitation to a particular ministry; or embarking on the path but encountering challenges.

Victory Over a Critical Spirit

By Jim Hammer
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  • Publisher : TEACH Services, Inc.
  • Book Code : 1479600105
  • Total of Pages : 40
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 688
  • Pdf File: victory-over-a-critical-spirit.pdf

Book Short Summary:

"Can you believe he is wearing sandals to church?" "I know, and did you see what she brought for potluck? Doesn't see know better?" "Tell me about it, and did you hear that the pastor supports the school board's decision to hire another teacher? How ridiculous! The school doesn't have the money!" Sound familiar? Our church is often plagued with critical comments and a negative spirit. Instead of reaching out to those in the world, we criticize them. And if they do come to church, we are quick to point out their faults in an effort to help them "grow." Of course, we aren't any better with our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. We like to point out what we think other people are doing wrong. If we are to finish the work of spreading the gospel to the world, we must unite and cultivate the fruit of the Spirit. We must become like Jesus and banish our critical spirit and let the Holy Spirit develop a loving character in us. Jim Hammer shares personal stories and insights from his own spiritual journey that has brought him Victory Over a Critical Spirit. This is a must read! "Jim has given us a much-needed message. If we could each incorporate its principles into our lives we would bring a new peace and happiness into our families, the church, and the world." June Strong, author of Project Sunlight and Song of Eve "The toxic results of being judgmental are at the heart of why Christianity and its love message have not swept the world. I thank Jim for writing such a sensitive book and for his vulnerability. May God bless you and your Christian walk as you digest and grow in grace by reading this book." Mike Ortel, president, Northern New England Conference

Christian Formation

By James R. Estep,Jonathan H. Kim
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  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Book Code : 1433671670
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 131
  • Pdf File: christian-formation.pdf

Book Short Summary:

For Christian education professors and students, Christian Formation provides a composite view of human development and learning from integrated theory, theology, and educational practices in the church. By design, the book integrates these elements into a cohesive foundational piece for Christian education. Contributors include: • James Estep - “Christian Anthropology: Humanity as the Imago Dei,” “Developmental Theories: Foe, Friend or Folly?” “Moral Development and Christian Formation” • Jonathan Kim - “Intellectual Development and Christian Formation,” “Psychological Development and Christian Formation,” “Cultural Development and Christian Formation” • Timothy Jones and Michael Wilder - “Faith Development and Christian Formation” • Greg Carlson - “Adult Development and Christian Formation” • Mark Maddix - “Spiritual Formation and Christian Formation”

The Anxious Christian

By Rhett Smith
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  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Book Code : 080247909X
  • Total of Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 981
  • Pdf File: the-anxious-christian.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Is anxiety “un-Christian”? Many Christians believe the answer to this question is yes! Understandably, then, many Christians feel shame when they are anxious. They especially feel this shame when well-intentioned fellow believers dismiss or devalue anxiety with Christian platitudes and Bible verses. Rhett Smith, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, helps us understand anxiety in a new way. Rhett argues that, rather than being destructive or shameful, anxiety can be a catalyst for our spiritual growth. Using Biblical thinking and personal examples, Rhett explains how anxiety allows us to face our resistance and fears, understand where those fears come from, and then make intentional decisions about issues such as career, marriage, money, and our spiritual lives. Allow this book to challenge your view of anxiety, and allow God to use your anxiety for good.

Reflective Teaching in Further and Adult Education

By Yvonne Hillier
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1441178074
  • Total of Pages : 264
  • Category : Education
  • Members : 991
  • Pdf File: reflective-teaching-in-further-and-adult-education.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Hillier is a friendly guide for those new to the world of further and adult education or for those... finding themselves required for the first time to work towards a formal teaching qualification.' Richard Sykes, Studies in the Education of Adults 'This is a useful book... [It] systematically covers the FENTO standards for teaching and supporting learning in further education...' Ron Kirby, Youth & Policy This second edition of the best-selling textbook Reflective Teaching in Further and Adult Education has been extensively revised and updated throughout. The book has: - An updated chapter on new government policy in lifelong learning. - Details of the changing qualifications framework, foundation degrees and e-learning - An expanded chapter on professional practice - New sections on disability awareness, working with young people, and new technologies. - Checklists, examples, scenarios and figures to aid learning - Chapter summaries to aid navigation of the text - A guide to the FENTO standards at the end of each chapter - Guides for further reading and websites - A glossary of unfamiliar terms This comprehensive, accessibly-written textbook is a practical resource which will be invaluable to teachers in further and adult education, whether in-training or in-service.

Shakespeare: The Tragedies

By Nicolas Tredell
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1137404906
  • Total of Pages : 216
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 960
  • Pdf File: shakespeare.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Shakespeare's tragedies are among the greatest works of tragic art and have attracted a rich range of commentary and interpretation from leading creative and critical minds. This Reader's Guide offers a comprehensive survey of the key criticism on the tragedies, from the 17th century through to the present day. In this book, Nicolas Tredell: - Introduces essential concepts, themes and debates. - Relates Shakespeare's tragedies to fi elds of study including psychoanalysis, gender, race, ecology and philosophy. - Summarises major critical texts from Dryden and Dr Johnson to Janet Adelman and Julia Reinhard Lupton, and covers influential critical movements such as New Criticism, New Historicism and poststructuralism. - Demonstrates how key critical approaches work in practice, with close reference to Shakespeare's texts. Informed and incisive, this is an indispensable guide for anyone interested in how the category of Shakespeare's tragedies has been constructed, contested and changed over the years.

Unmapping the City

By Alfredo Cramerotti
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  • Publisher : Intellect Books
  • Book Code : 1841503169
  • Total of Pages : 78
  • Category : Photography
  • Members : 418
  • Pdf File: unmapping-the-city.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Unmapping the City, the first title in the new Intellect series Critical Photography, features photographs shot between 2004 and 2008 in different cities around the world. The images are linked by their shared attempts to define a two-dimensional approach to a three-dimensional built reality, and to address spatial representation, ritual, and urbanity through art. In representing the cityscape through a flat texture of lines and bold colors, the reader is drawn into a conversation about the interplay between reality and its representation. This volume significantly challenges and expands the critical discourse on photography and text and will be of interest to artists, curators, photographers, architects, and critical theorists.