Through this story, Nouwen found a new way to tell God's story and the story of all human creatures, broken and yet beloved.
Author: Henri J. M. Nouwen
Publisher: Orbis Books
In the final year before his death, Nouwen began to write an account of the death of his friend Adam, a severely handicapped young man. Through this story, Nouwen found a new way to tell God's story and the story of all human creatures, broken and yet beloved.
... Henri was well aware that God is manifest in silence , and he once wrote a little book on this spirituality called The Way of the Heart.29 Henri found a way to evoke the spirit of silent monasteries when writing Adam : God's Beloved ...
Author: Michael O'Laughlin
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"A biography of a soul - it shows us not how we can be more like Nouwen but how, like him, we can become our own true selves: beloved of God."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Providing fresh insights into well-known passages, making thoughtful use of word studies, and inviting us to think creatively about God in relation to the world, this book will immerse you in an awareness of God's love.
Author: Adrian D. van Breda
Publisher: WestBow Press
Many of us struggle to come to grips with the idea that God loves us. We may know it and believe it in our heads, but getting that into our hearts and into our lives is not easy. Sometimes what we have learned about God makes it even harder to really know that we are God's beloved. Being God's Beloved will lead you through forty reflections on what it means to be beloved of God, combining deep spirituality, thoughtful Bible study, and warm pastoral care. The reflections lead you on a journey from before creation, through the Old Testament, into the life and ministry of Jesus Christ, and on to the presence of the Holy Spirit. It tells the great love story of God for the Creation over thousands of years. Providing fresh insights into well-known passages, making thoughtful use of word studies, and inviting us to think creatively about God in relation to the world, this book will immerse you in an awareness of God's love.
his moving work Adam: God's Beloved, Henri Nouwen gives an account of his move from being a professor at Harvard to being a resident at Daybreak, a L'Arche community near Toronto where he shared life with people with profound ...
Author: Benjamin T. Conner
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
How would it look if we "disabled" Christian theology, discipleship, and theological education? Benjamin Conner initiates a new conversation between disability studies and Christian theology and missiology, imagining a church that fully incorporates persons with disabilities into its mission. In this vision, people with disabilities are part of the church's pluriform witness, and the congregation embodies a robust hermeneutic of the gospel.
As St. Paul writes, to have died for valuable men would have been not divine but merely heroic; but God died for sinners. He loved us not because we were lovable, ... implicit argument of Adam: God's Beloved. Each of the book's chapters ...
Author: Alan Jacobs
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Category: Biography & Autobiography
In the work of such major theologians as Lesslie Newbigin and Stanley Hauerwas, the "Christian story" is communal, and the individual Christian achieves meaning only through participation in this communally recounted narrative. While Alan Jacobs acknowledges the importance of the communal story, he suggests that something has been neglected in the development of narrative theology -- the narrative dimension of individual Christian lives. Looking Before and After encourages us to ask how individual lives can, in a specifically Christian sense, be meaningful, how we can discern and rightly interpret those meanings, and how we might tell our own stories in ways that avoid the dangers of presumption and despair. In his typically beautiful writing style, Jacobs here reinvigorates narrative theology and demonstrates the power of individual life stories well told and properly understood.
Before the Fall, Adam and Eve knew they were God's beloved. Now, regardless of God's many attempts to communicate his love toward us, humans are driven by doubt and fear because we are keenly aware that our thoughts, desires, behavior, ...
Author: Lucas Miles
Publisher: Hachette UK
If we are honest, at some point we all struggle with the question, "Why does God allow pain, suffering, and evil?"
HENRI'S MANTLE / God Greets Us Early Christians observed as many as 150 sacraments , later narrowed down to seven ... In the posthumous book Adam : God's Beloved , Henri wrote of Adam as an incarnation of God's coming to us .
When GOD created Adam, HE made him in HIS image; this means that HE made Adam in HIS likeness. But HE took Eve from the rib of Adam, making her in Adam's likeness. ... He knew that Adam and Eve were GOD'S beloved.
Author: Tiffany Buckner
Publisher: Anointed Fire
To Hell With Hate is a detailed breakdown of the effects of hatred and what it does to our lives.
I am a witness of Adam's truth. I know that I couldn't have told Adam's story ifI hadn't first knownJesus' story. Jesus' story gave me eyes to see and ... 5 Henri Nouwen,Adam: God's Beloved (Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 1997), p. 126.
Author: Wolfgang Vondey
In The Theology of Amos Yong and the New Face of Pentecostal Scholarship a table of experts offer an introduction to the writings, motivations, arguments, and methodology of one of the most influential voices of current Pentecostal scholarship.
Yet to God's “beloved,” as I have shown, also belongs the paradigm of humiliation before exaltation. The Markan Jesus brings both ideas together when he asks, “how is it written of ben 'adam that he should suffer many things and be ...
Author: Marie Noonan Sabin
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
In Reopening the Word, Marie Sabin argues that Mark's gospel represents an early and evolving Christianity, which shaped its theological discourse out of the forms familiar to early Judaism.
When God created Adam and Eve, He wanted a family of His own beloved children. ... Consequently, mankind which was destined to be God's beloved children was held ransom by Satan until the penalty for sin has been paid.
Author: Lee Kah Wor
Publisher: Lee Kah Wor
This book serves as a documentation of what a recipient of the mercy and grace of Elohim has found convincing from His written Word. God is love. I have the utmost respect for the gift of free choice from the loving Father God. This is the fifth and final volume of "The Messianic Credentials" series. This series is not about what the right choice should be. It would be ludicrously futile to debate over such a thing as it is a matter of perception. In the process of putting this series together, I realized that God (Elohim) did not write what we like to hear. He wrote what we need to hear. This is because love corrects (Proverbs 3:12 and Hebrews 12:6). And God is love (1 John 4:8 and 1 John 4:16). He wrote the Bible out of His Spirit of love. In view of the above, I have written this series to relay that same Spirit. It is an appeal to consider reunion with God the loving Father from the perspective of the salvation wrought through Christ crucified. The love of God will bring about a change in perspective. In the words of Romans 2:4, it is the kindness of God that leads to repentance. As a caveat, this series is to be read with an open mind. It is meant to present the state of things from a Biblical perspective with no malicious and derogative intent. Any perception to the contrary is highly unfortunate and/or regrettable. The quality and success of an occasion hinges on the amount of preparation that goes into it. The ultimate sacrificial lamb was tested and proven to be without spot or blemish. In this fifth volume, you will get to see how God prepared Jesus of Nazareth to be the perfect sacrificial Lamb from even before birth. He was well prepared, so to speak, before being deployed as the Perfect sacrifice for sin. For the lack of a better example, just relate to how one would prepare the turkey for Thanksgiving. We have been purchased with the precious blood of a spotless and unblemished sacrificial lamb (1 Peter 1:19). You will also get to see a biblical example of deployment without prior preparation.
God has created all universes by Thone Beloved. Adam has been created by the Beloved of God. We have been born by the Name of the Beloved ... The Beloved of God is the Logos, and the Logos has manifested in the form of a man: Muhammad.
Author: Elisabeth Rainer
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
This book is a compilation of Maha Avtar Babaji's lectures, which were recorded in his Kriya Yoga Ashram in Nainital, India, in the years 2004 to 2008. It was Babaji's wish, that his message should be compiled and printed in a concise version. His lectures were therefore dismantled and compiled according to topics. It was however the declared goal for the compilation, to reproduce Babaji's sayings as well as possible in his own words.
It was then, that Satan turned all of his anger and wrath toward another of God's beloved creations; who were made ... Adam and Eve.What better way to get even with God, than to destroy Adam and Eve's heavenly heritage and inheritance ...
Author: Savannah Micheals
Savannah Micheals is a dedicated believer and disciple of Jesus Christ who has a strong desire to encourage others in their faith about salvation and the gospel message. She has served in the Social Services, Mental Health and Addictions profession for the past 30 years and utilizes her knowledge and experience when exploring the sufferings and struggles of humanity. Savannah has written this book for the purpose of inspiring and encouraging others to confront and overcome the destructive and self- defeating strategies of the "enemy of their souls." This is a spiritual "self-help" book that will assist Christians and non-Christians alike with the exploration of their faith and belief in God. This book will expose the tactics of the devil in his attempts to destroy a Christian's spiritual walk with Jesus Christ and provide "spiritual weapons of warfare" that will defeat the devil and enable a Christian to walk victoriously "in Christ."
5 to respond with what must seem to God like inarticulate grunts and groans. ... For several years, all I knew about Nouwen was what I had read in these two books, The Return of the Prodigal Son and Adam: God's Beloved.
Author: Wesley Hill
*Is there a place for celibate, gay Christians in the church? *How do the gospel, holiness, and indwelling sin play out in the life of a Christian experiencing same-sex attraction? And how do brothers and sisters in Christ show love to them? Wesley Hill offers wise counsel that is biblically faithful, theologically serious, and oriented to the life and practice of the church.As a celibate gay Christian, Hill gives us a glimpse of what it looks like to wrestle firsthand with God's "No" to same-sex sexual intimacy. What does it mean for gay Christians to be faithful to God while struggling with the challenge of their homosexuality? What is God's will for believers who experience same-sex desires? Those who choose celibacy are often left to deal with loneliness and the hunger for relationships. How can gay Christians experience God's favor and blessing in the midst of a struggle that for many brings a crippling sense of shame and guilt? Weaving together reflections from his own life and the lives of other Christians, such as Henri Nouwen and Gerard Manley Hopkins, Hill offers a fresh perspective on these questions. He advocates neither unqualified "healing" for those who struggle nor accommodation to temptation, but rather faithfulness in the midst of brokenness.
The late Catholic theologian Henri Nouwen tells the story of Adam in more detail in Adam: God's Beloved (Orbis Books, 1997). Another of his books is Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World (Crossroad Publishing Company, ...
Author: Paul Rogat Loeb
Publisher: Hachette UK
Category: Literary Collections
More relevant than ever, this seminal collection of essays encourages us to believe in the power of ordinary citizens to change the world In today's turbulent world it's hard not to feel like we're going backwards; after decades of striving, justice and equality still seem like far off goals. What keeps us going when times get tough? How have the leaders and unsung heroes of world-changing political movements persevered in the face of cynicism, fear, and seemingly overwhelming odds? In The Impossible Will Take a Little While, they answer these questions in their own words, creating a conversation among some of the most visionary and eloquent voices of our times. Today, more than ever, we need their words and their wisdom. In this revised edition, Paul Rogat Loeb has comprehensively updated this classic work on what it's like to go up against Goliath -- whether South African apartheid, Mississippi segregation, Middle East dictatorships, or the corporations driving global climate change. Without sugarcoating the obstacles, these stories inspire hope to keep moving forward. Think of this book as a conversation among some of the most visionary and eloquent voices of our times -- or any time: Contributors include Maya Angelou, Diane Ackerman, Marian Wright Edelman, Wael Ghonim, Váav Havel, Paul Hawken, Seamus Heaney, Jonathan Kozol, Tony Kushner, Audre Lorde, Nelson Mandela, Bill McKibben, Bill Moyers, Pablo Neruda, Mary Pipher, Arundhati Roy, Dan Savage, Desmond Tutu, Alice Walker, Cornel West, Terry Tempest Williams, and Howard Zinn.
The sun is like God's ambassador, decreeing two hundred thousand plants and branches to grow. (. ... Islamic tradition is rich with references to Adam as God's beloved, how he asked all angels to kneel before Adam, and how he appointed ...
Author: Enrique Jiménez
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Disputation literature is a type of text in which usually two non-human entities (such as trees, animals, drinks, or seasons) try to establish their superiority over each other by means of a series of speeches written in an elaborate, flowery register. As opposed to other dialogue literature, in disputation texts there is no serious matter at stake only the preeminence of one of the litigants over its rival. These light-hearted texts are known in virtually every culture that flourished in the Middle East from Antiquity to the present day, and they constitute one of the most enduring genres in world literature. The present volume collects over twenty contributions on disputation literature by a diverse group of world-renowned scholars. From ancient Sumer to modern-day Bahrain, from Egyptian to Neo-Aramaic, including Latin, French, Middle English, Armenian, Chinese and Japanese, the chapters of this book study the multiple avatars of this venerable text type.
Eiesland& D. Saliers (Eds.),Human disability andthe serviceof God: Reassessing religious practice (pp. 105–122). Nashville: Abingdon Press. Nouwen,H. (1989). ... New York: Image Books. Nouwen, H.(1997). Adam, God's beloved.
Author: William Jeynes
This book combines the research on spiritual ministering with the practice of counseling families. It examines such topics as how to prepare for marriage, how to keep a marriage divorce proof, and how parents influence children, and vice versa. In its quest to discover what makes families thrive, the book addresses and compares best parenting practices and describes interventions that help the development of family ties over a large span of the life-course. It offers guidance to families through several stages of family life: Pre-marital, marital, and raising children and adolescents. It makes clear that what constitutes an effective parent changes over the life course.