"Gateways to Spirituality: Pre-School through Grade Twelve" focuses on spiritual formation in American pre-collegiate education. Its fifteen contributors advance distinctive views about the connections that exist between spirituality, learning, social and ethical consciousness, and community life. The book will be useful to educators who wish to acknowledge youth spirituality in ways that are informed, fair, constitutional, and inclusive. School administrators, teachers, counselors, and chaplains who are interested in issues of liberal education and spirituality, who wish to take religious diversity and spiritual identity seriously, and who offer courses in religious studies will find "Gateways to Spirituality "an invaluable resource.
Author and journalist Gene Fowler put it best: “Writing is easy; all you do is sit staring at a blank sheet of paper until the drops of blood form on your forehead.” Anyone who has ever wanted or been required to create something more complicated than a shopping list or a Tweet knows there’s more truth than poetry in the observation. The process can be difficult, frustratingly so when we realize that although we use words all the time, coming up with the right ones can be a daunting task. Even the most celebrated writers have reflected on this creative process, and their observations and conclusions are collected in this book. The compiler, himself no stranger to a blank page or computer screen, has selected the wisest and wittiest utterances on such subjects as why we write (Ernest Hemingway: “I have a good life but I must write because if I do not write a certain amount I do not enjoy the rest of my life.”); how to write (Anton Chekhov: “Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.”); and writing for money (Cormac McCarthy: “I never had any doubts about my abilities. I knew I could write. I just had to figure out how to eat while doing this.”). It has been said that reading won’t make you a good writer, but it will make you a better writer. Dip into this lively and useful treasure trove, and you’ll be well on your way.
1,001 Proverbs, Adages, and Precepts to Help You Live a Better Life
Author: Thomas Nelson
Pubpsher: Thomas Nelson
Saying-or hearing-just the right words can bring life to tired spirits, reignite fiery minds, and mend broken hearts. Nowhere can readers find a more inspiring collection of words to stir their souls than in Big Wisdom (Little Book). Featuring 1,001 thoughts, sayings, and nuggets of wisdom, this charming book gleans insight from ancient biblical proverbs as well as contemporary writings, providing direction for living each day, such as: Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm. --Winston Churchill You're blessed when you feel content with just who you are-no more, no less. That's the moment you find yourselves proud owners of everything that can be bought. --Jesus, Gospel of Matthew Oppurtunity is miss by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. --Thomas Edison I can do no great things, only small things with great love. --Mother Teresa When you realize you've made a mistake, make amends immediately. It's easier to eat crow while it's still warm. --Dan Heist Offering the perfect words for any occasion, Big Wisdom (Little Book) makes a timeless gift for someone special or a cherished bedside reader for yourself.
Timeless Wisdom from the 19th Century Jane Austen's novels have delighted readers for generations with their keen observations on the human condition and contain a wealth of practical insights and humorous quips on relationships, faith, family, love, character, and virtue. Celebrate Jane's wit and wisdom with this charming collection of quotes from the mouths of some of her most beloved characters and from her own letters. Inside this exquisitely designed book, you'll also enjoy rare photos from the British Library, selected Scripture verses, and personal prayers from the author herself, making this a must read for you or a welcomed gift for the Jane Austen enthusiast in your life. Join fellow Austenite and author of The Prayers of Jane Austen, Terry Glaspey, in revisiting Jane's most memorable and thought-provoking lines.
A series of 12 inspirational little books with either encouraging Bible verses or quotes of wisdom and insight from around the world. The books come in a gift bag with a card - a perfect reminder for a special someone to see circumstances from a higher perspective.
Release on 2007-01-01 | by David D'Escoto,Kim D'Escoto
Author: David D'Escoto,Kim D'Escoto
Pubpsher: B&H Publishing Group
This fascinating foray into the world of homeschooling discusses the benefits of home education to mind, body, and soul, while addressing such issues as socialization, academics, and spiritual training. Original.