Profiles In Christian Courage

Author: Kerry Walters
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442223324
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Profiles In Christian Courage from the Author: Kerry Walters. Everyday life requires courage. From physical challenges to moral and spiritual ones, Profiles in Christian Courage tells the stories of inspiring figures whose lives can encourage us in our own struggles. In twenty reader-friendly chapters, Kerry Walters explores the meaning and scope of Christian courage, offers tips on how to cultivate it in daily life, and profiles of Christians who have exemplified it themselves. The portraits are of modern women and men from all parts of the globe. Some are well-known, such as Mother Theresa, C.S. Lewis, or Thea Bowman, while others are less known. Some faced extreme physical threats, while others faced spiritual or emotional darkness. But they are all inspiring role models for everyday courage in our own lives.

Profiles In Discipleship

Author: Gregory C. Higgins
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 0809147459
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Profiles In Discipleship from the Author: Gregory C. Higgins. Profiles in Christian Discipleship explores twelve images of Christian discipleship that have guided the thought and action of two dozen influential figures in the Christian tradition.

Outcasts And Heretics

Author: Donald Sharpes
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 9780739123188
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Outcasts And Heretics from the Author: Donald Sharpes. Sharpes paints profiles of individuals who stood up against oppressing forces and overwhelming odds. Offering numerous profiles of varying lengths, the selection ranges from such well-known twentieth-century figures as Gandhi, to little-known and neglected historical figures, such as John Leo.

Profiles In Courage

Author: Eli Granger
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 142597418X
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Profiles In Courage from the Author: Eli Granger. The book lays out the evolutionary, historical and scientific evidence that a psychological immune system exists and details how this system functions and the impact it has had on our personal, social and national life. It shows ways that it can be helpful in our attempt to identify and handle the threats and dangers that face us just as our biological immune system does. And, like our biological immune system, it has the potential to be both beneficial and lethal.

Profiles In Evangelism

Author: Fred M. Barlow
Publisher: Sword of the Lord Publishers
ISBN: 9780873986595
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Profiles In Evangelism from the Author: Fred M. Barlow.

Not Afraid

Author: Wilson O. Weldon
ISBN: 9780835804820
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Not Afraid from the Author: Wilson O. Weldon.

Profiles In Courageous Manhood

Author: Edwin Louis Cole
Publisher: Albury Pub
ISBN: 9781577780878
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Profiles In Courageous Manhood from the Author: Edwin Louis Cole. The storms of life can rage against us, and sometimes it's all we can do just to find shelter. But who are the men who shine through such storms as beacons of courageous living? Where are those who not only hang on but forge ahead? When life's journey seems too rough, a story of triumph in the midst of tragedy can propel us to fresh enthusiasm. Profiles in Courageous Manhood takes you on the road less traveled in this world -- the road of a courageous man. And the powerful life-changing profiles in this book will stir the courage locked inside of you.

Grace Glory

Author: Karen Rudolph Drollinger
Publisher: W Pub Group
ISBN: 9780849931857
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Grace Glory from the Author: Karen Rudolph Drollinger.

Courage And Calling

Author: Gordon T. Smith
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 9780830869084
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Courage And Calling from the Author: Gordon T. Smith. God calls us first to himself, to know and follow him, and also to a specific life purpose, a particular reason for being. This second call or "vocation" has implications not only for our work or occupation, but also includes our giftedness, our weaknesses, our life in community and what we do day to day. In this book Gordon Smith invites you to discover your vocation by listening to God and becoming a coworker with him. What is my calling? How do I live it out in the midst of difficult relationships or moral challenges? Will my vocation change as I enter a new stage of life? With competing needs and demands, how can I craft a balanced way of living? Smith addresses these questions and many more in the pages of this book. This new edition has been revised and updated throughout with two expanded chapters and a new chapter on four specific areas of calling. Here is rich insight for all who long for the ears to hear and the courage to follow God's call.

Lives We Carry With Us

Author: Robert Coles
Publisher: The New Press
ISBN: 1595586008
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Lives We Carry With Us from the Author: Robert Coles. Lives We Carry with Us gathers together for the first time a diverse cross section of Coles’s profiles, originally published in our premier magazines over the span of five decades but never before collected in book form. Depicting the famous, the lesser known, and the unknown, the profiles here include portraits of James Agee, Dorothy Day, Erik Erikson, Dorothea Lange, Walker Percy, Bruce Springsteen, Simone Weil, and William Carlos Williams among others. Coles has chosen figures whom he considers his guardian spirits—individuals who shaped, challenged, and inspired one of the great moral voices of our era. Profiles include: James Rufus Agee (1909 – 1955) was was one of the most influential film critics in the U.S. He was the author of Let Us Now Praise Famous Men (to which he contributed the text and Walker Evans contributed the photographs) which grew out of an assignment the two men accepted in 1936 to produce a magazine article on the conditions among white sharecropper families in the American South. His autobiographical novel, A Death in the Family (1957), won the author a posthumous Pulitzer Prize. Simone Weil (1909 – 1943) was a French philosopher, activist, and religious searcher, whose death in 1943 was hastened by starvation. Weil published during her lifetime only a few poems and articles. With her posthumous works --16 volumes in all -- Weil has earned a reputation as one of the most original thinkers of her era. T.S. Eliot described her as "a woman of genius, of a kind of genius akin to that of the saints." William Carlos Williams (1883 – 1963), was an American poet who was also a pediatrician and general practitioner of medicine. Williams "worked harder at being a writer than he did at being a physician," wrote biographer Linda Wagner-Martin; but during his long lifetime, Williams excelled at both. He considered himself a socialist and opponent of capitalism and is probably spinning in his grave at the current state of things, economically and socially. One of his best known poems is an "apology poem" taught to most American children in elementary school called "This Is Just to Say" : "I have eaten / the plums / that were in / the icebox / and which / you were probably /saving / for breakfast. / Forgive me / they were delicious / so sweet /and so cold." Dorothy Day (1897 – 1980) was an American journalist and social activist who became most famous for founding, with Peter Maurin, the Catholic Worker movement, a nonviolent, pacifist movement which combines direct aid for the poor and homeless with nonviolent direct action on their behalf. Dorothea Lange (1895 – 1965) was a hugely influential American documentary photographer and photojournalist, best know for her Depression-era work for the Farm Security Administration (FSA). Lange's photographs humanized the tragic consequences of the Great Depression and profoundly influenced the development of documentary photography, one of Robert Coles' great passions. Erik Erikson (1902 – 1994) was a Danish-German-American developmental psychologist and psychoanalyst known for his theories on social development of human beings. He may be most famous for coining the phrase "identity crisis." Erikson's greatest innovation was to postulate not five stages of development, as Freud has done with his psychosexual stages, but eight. Erik Erikson believed that every human being goes through a certain number of stages to reach his or her full development, theorizing eight stages, that a human being goes through from birth to death. Walker Percy (1916 – 1990) was an American southern author best known for his philosophical novels set in and around New Orleans, the first of which, The Moviegoer, won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1962. He devoted his literary life to the exploration of "the dislocation of man in th