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Broken Body, Healing Spirit
Author: Mary C. Earle
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819219282
Pages: 120
Year: 2003-07-01
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Using the Benedictine practice of lectio divina, or holy reading, as a way of reading an illness, as a way to relate better to one's body and soul.
Lectio Divina
Author: Christine Valters Paintner, Lucy Wynkoop
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 0809145316
Pages: 186
Year: 2008
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Lectio Divina: Contemplative Awakening and Awareness offers a unique prayer resource that provides a thorough grounding in the different moments of the lectio experience: listening, reading, savoring, responding, and then contemplating God's Word. It will act as a guide for those who have a desire to pray more deeply into this ancient practice and invites readers into a spirituality that encompasses a way of being with God and the whole of life. Lectio Divina, grounded in Benedictine tradition, provides an accessible approach to praying with scripture as well as several concrete and creative ways of praying lectio with different "texts" such as poetry, icons, and movies. The book also explores ways of bringing lectio into scripture study and integrating lectio into busy lives. It concludes by offering the reader an exploration of the transformational value of lectio divina and a way of using lectio to pray with life experience.
The Living Church
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Year: 2004-01
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Beginning Again
Author: Mary C. Earle
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819219657
Pages: 144
Year: 2004-10-01
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A practical resource, written for those who know little about St. Benedict and his Rule of Life, with exercises to help readers discover how to live with God at the center of their lives and illnesses.
Articulations
Author: Jon Mukand
Publisher: Jon Mukand
ISBN: 0877454787
Pages: 426
Year: 1994
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In 1987 poet and physician Jon Mukand published Sutured Words, a volume of contemporary poems to help patients, their families and friends, and all health care professionals embrace the complexity of healing, illness, and death. Robert Coles called the collection "a wonderful source of inspiration and instruction for any of us who are trying to figure out what our work means"; Norman Cousins was impressed by the "discernment and high quality of the selections." Now, in Articulations, Mukand adds more than a hundred new poems to the strongest poems from Sutured Words to give us a lyrical, enlightened understanding of the human dimensions of suffering and illness.
Spiritual Landscape
Author: James L. Resseguie
Publisher: Hendrickson Pub
ISBN: 1565638271
Pages: 195
Year: 2004-01-01
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Marvelously Made
Author: Mary C. Earle
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819227625
Pages: 112
Year: 2012-05-01
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"Each chapter in Marvelously Made focuses on a vital part of the body (the heart, the lungs, the brain, the joints); relates an anecdote from the author's experience; provides reader-friendly(i.e., not overly technical) information about the wonders of the organ or body part, and offers a prayer and a set of "gratitude practices"--physical and spiritual meditation exercises to deepen the reader's appreciation of the body. Excerpt: The heart works (as do all of our organs) every moment of our lives, whether we are aware of it or not. The heart is a muscle, an extraordinary muscle with exquisite timing, which, when disrupted, causes grave problems. Brian Doyle, a writer whose son's heart had congenital malformation, writes, "It weighs eleven ounces. It feeds a vascular system that comprises sixty thousand miles of veins and arteries and capillaries. It beats a hundred-thousand times a day. It shoves two thousand gallons of blood through the body everyday. It begins when a fetus is three weeks old and a cluster of cells begins to pulse with the cadence of that particular person, a music and a rhythm and a pace that will endure a whole lifetime. No one knows why the cluster of cells begins to pulse at that time or with that beat." (from The Wet Engine, by Brian Doyle)."
Jesus Wept
Author: Barbara C. Crafton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470461845
Pages: 192
Year: 2009-04-01
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Praise for Jesus Wept "What courage it took for this priest and poet to explore depression in people of faith. Barbara Crafton writes with exquisite nakedness about the futile search for meaning in the meaninglessness of despair. Her own salvation is a beacon to those who believe God means them to suffer in order to understand." —Gail Sheehy, author, Passages; Understanding Men's Passages "Writing well about depression is not nearly as challenging as surviving the beast, but it is still a hard thing to do. Having written about my own depression, I can say with some authority that Barbara Crafton, a fellow sufferer, writes wonderfully well on this difficult topic.... This book offers truth about the devastating darkness of this disease and about the hope that makes it possible to find one's way back to the light. Barbara Crafton offers up her truth with humor and gritty stories as well as candor and care.... May the many who suffer?and those who care for them, read this book, shed the shame, and find the new life that awaits them on the other side." —Parker J. Palmer, author, A Hidden Wholeness, Let Your Life Speak, and The Courage to Teach "Having known the tension of faith and depression in her own life, Barbara Crafton offers us wisdom that comes from years of reflection, of faithful practice, of knowing 'dark is not dark to you, O Lord.' (Psalms 139:11) She has no truck with pablum Christianity; she knows that faith that does not meet our darkest days is no faith at all?. Crafton offers sound insight and speaks the truth in love, offering hope and acceptance to those of us who struggle with depression." —Mary C. Earle, author, Broken Body, Healing Spirit: Lectio Divina and Living with Illness and Beginning Again: Benedictine Wisdom for Living with Illness
American Book Publishing Record
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Holy Companions
Author: Mary C. Earle, Sylvia Maddox
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819219932
Pages: 128
Year: 2004-07-01
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Let the lives and the wisdom of the Celtic saints teach you to pray. An excellent resource for individuals or groups who want to learn from the masters.
The Desert Mothers
Author: Mary C. Earle
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819226173
Pages: 108
Year: 2007-02-01
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In the same format as Holy Companions and the forthcoming Praying with the Anglican Saints, this book includes summaries of the thoughts and spiritual approaches of the Desert Mothers, along with spiritual practices based on their writings. Although scholars have paid attention to the Desert Mothers, general lay audiences have only had access to writings by the Desert Fathers. Unlike most of the scholarly books on the market, this book popularizes the writings and the thinking of the Desert Mothers of the early Church, and applies them to contemporary life.
Chemo Pilgrim
Author: Cricket Cooper
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819233137
Pages: 192
Year: 2017-02-01
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In the first section of this very personal book of illness, spirituality, and healing, the Rev. Cricket Cooper receives a diagnosis of non-Hodgkins lymphoma, for which she will need to undergo an eighteen-week/six-cycle chemo treatment plan. She decides to pair each of the chemo treatments, if possible, with a pilgrimage to some holy site or religious community. The journey’s sharp ups and downs lead her to the understanding that there is one path, and we travel it together—sometimes to unexpected places. After counting down the eighteen weeks of the chemo, much to her oncologist’s (and Cooper’s) chagrin, the cancer is not cured, and she must move on to radiation therapy. The next section follows her month of radiation. Cooper’s terror of this treatment is allayed when she is able to see the radiation as “Healing Light,” and realize that December—her radiation month—is also the month of the Jewish Festival of Lights, of the Solstice, of Christian Advent/Nativity/ Epiphany, and other faith-based celebrations of light. Taking as her meditation the Episcopal Collect for Advent 1: “Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of darkness, and put upon us the armor of light,” she explores what this might mean beyond the context of Advent and in her own individual situation. The book’s final section covers waiting for the “all-clear” report from the doctors and Cooper’s residual issues of moving from the status of being a patient to the status of being “a Survivor.” It is a time of relief tinged with at least a bit of uncertainty, but buoyed by the knowledge that cancer is not just a diagnosis, and not just a journey; today, cancer is a community that welcomes you into its midst.
Praying with the Celtic Saints
Author: Mary C. Earle, Sylvia Maddox
Publisher: Word Among Us Press
ISBN: 0884896161
Pages: 106
Year: 2000
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Celtic spirituality, with its rich history, sense of wonder, reverence for nature, and colorful personalities, has an enduring appeal for Christians and others in the world today. The Celtic prayer tradition is practical and down-to-earth, and at the same time thoroughly sacramental. It is a way of prayer that remains living and vital for the new millennium. Praying with the Celtic Saints introduces fifteen unique companions for the journey -- male and female, heroic and holy, gentle and visionary -- who accompany us into a tradition that is deeply grounded in the Trinity and the Incarnation. This centuries-old tradition remains ever fresh and instrumental in bringing forth Christ's own newness.
Forthcoming Books
Author: Rose Arny
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Holy Listening with Breath, Body, and the Spirit
Author: Whitney R. Simpson
Publisher: Upper Room Books
ISBN: 0835816338
Pages: 128
Year: 2016-11-15
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Many of us long to hear God’s voice, yet we often overlook the great wisdom God gave us in our bodies. There is a deep connection between our bodies and spirits. What might happen if we listened more deeply to the wisdom of our bodies? How might listening with our whole selves change the way we listen to God? A stroke at age 31 forced Whitney Simpson to slow down and listen more deeply to her body. In the process she discovered how to listen more deeply to God. During her journey of healing and wholeness, Whitney explored ancient practices that she found helpful in connecting her body and spirit, including: lectio divina (meditative reading of scripture) yoga breath prayer aromatherapy Listening to God with the entire body, not simply with our ears, may seem like a strange concept. Yet God created the body and the breath as gifts for us to explore. Most important, we don’t have to experience a crisis to learn to listen to God’s activity in and around us. Each of us can slow down and listen for God just as we are—in breath, body, and spirit. This 40-day guide to holy listening offers daily meditations that can be completed in as little as 30 minutes. Each meditation includes scripture, yoga postures, a breath prayer, suggested essential oils, and reflection questions. The book provides descriptions and simple illustrations of yoga poses and suggests seated poses as modifications for all poses, making it accessible to both experienced yoga practitioners and those new to yoga. Allow this book to invite you on a journey of holy listening as you explore ancient tools and new ways of experiencing the presence of God.