A companion to Anthony De Mello’s all-time bestselling work of inspiration, Awareness. Anthony De Mello was one of the most important spiritual writers of the 20th century. Since his death in 1987, his stature has only increased. His books, including Song of the Bird, Sadhana, and the international bestselling Awareness are considered by many to be some of the most influential spiritual teachings of the last 50 years. Now, to commemorate the 25th anniversary of his passing, Image Books is proud to present what may very well prove to be the last published work of this beloved spiritual teacher. Based on a lecture given just months before his death, Rediscovering Life invites us to unlock the deeper meaning of our lives. By becoming aware of the circuitous and habitual nature of our limiting thoughts, we can find simple solutions that will release us from feelings of isolation, anger, sadness and depression. In short, De Mello offers us a new way to look at the world and God that will transform our lives. Rediscovering Life is a timeless and compassionate book that will awaken you to the beauty of human experience and increase your ability to see God in all things.
With an introduction by Henry Marsh, author of Do No Harm My brain, which had just let me down so badly, was perhaps never so active. The paramedics' question was a fundamental one. Who are you? Yes indeed. Who am I? Robert McCrum was forty-two when he suffered a massive stroke which left one side of his body totally paralysed, his speech drastically impaired, and his sense of himself radically altered. What followed was a prolonged period of recovery, full of heart ache and frustration, as he gradually regained sensation, movement and self-esteem and as his family pulled together in the extraordinary effort necessary to make him well again. My Year Off is a moving story of determination, courage and love that sings with wit and honesty. An invaluable insight into the reality of life after stroke, the moments of hope, the anger and despair, this is a touching classic that gives voice to millions.
Helps you rediscover what your soul has known from the beginning that life does have a higher purpose. Filled with warmth, wisdom and hope, this book will empower you to focus on what is really important in life."
Tenderwise by Joan Irgens Nedeau With Tenderwise, Joan Irgens Nedeau affirms the saving benefits of “life reviewals”—that is, going back in order to go forward, working through the maze of reactive living only to be forced into discovering the power of presence, and responding trustingly to life’s invitations. We learn the difference is a journey worth the trip. The “sweet spots” are faith, family, friends, and the courage to look for strength in human connections through sharing vulnerability and weakness, a life-giving experience that needs to be practiced so we don’t forget how far true liberation can take us.
How do you cope, let alone rebuild your life after a series of trials, stressful difficulties, and traumatic experiences? Is there life after tragedy, and how do you move forward into a meaningful life filled with purpose and identity? Noted author, James W. Goll, takes us on his personal journey of facing three bouts with cancer, the death of his beloved spouse, becoming a single parent, overwhelming debt, intense sorrow, being left with many profound questions—all while being exposed to public scrutiny as he carried on a global ministry. James shares his story and unpacks wisdom gained when the bottom fell out of his world. In Finding Hope, learn how you can:Catch the little foxes that lead to downward spiralsNavigate through the stages of forced changeMaintain your faith that God is good no matter what comesTell your heart to sing againNever, never, never give upBecome a hope ambassador, and much moreDeeply personal and intensely practical, Finding Hope will give you useful tools whether for yourself or someone you love. You can rediscover life after tragedy!
Ultreia! Not very many people use this word today, but it's power is unmistakable. The word is medieval Latin used by travelers to encourage others as they head toward their destination. The simpliest translation of the word Ultreia is "Onward!" Inspired by years of walking and hiking around the world, the author is inviting you to come and see what lies just around the next bend on the trail, over the next hill, or beyond the line of trees on the distant horizon. Using inspirational stories and quotes, this book provides more than just simple motivation to tie on those hiking boots and grab your backpack. It's an invitation to experience how life can be rediscovered on any trail in life - be it a multiple day hike in the woods or simply just a walk around your neighborhood.
'When I promised to give my child back to God, I meant it. I assumed that meant that Jason would be this wonderfully compliant, obedient, Godly son that I had imagined, because I would teach and discipline him to love God. Do you hear the pride in that assumption? Proverbs 16:18 says, 'Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall' (NKJV). God's plan for me was not going to be so easy. Parenting is not easy. Teenagers are certainly not easy. Burying a child is never easy.' Integrating stories from the Bible into her story, Nancy S. Kellner tells the compelling story of the life and death of her son, relating how God wants to sustain us all with joy in the middle of tragedy in I Choose Joy.