In one of his most penetrating books, Kreeft ponders the meaning of a terminal illness we all have: death. The three vital questions of Life, Death, and God are approached through a variety of human experiences. Kreeft's book is a new statement of the Christian vision: the meaning of our existence, and of death, is the fulfillment of our deepest desire for the infinite joy and love of God.
"Ablaze with passion for the one essential task of the monk: total inner transformation". —Brother David Stendl-Rast "Libraries offering titles on mysticism, inner transformation, or dealing with grief will find this a unique and welcome addition."—Library Journal This powerful book, written by an Episcopal priest, tells of her intense relationship with Brother Raphael Robin, a seventy-year-old Trappist monk and hermit. Both believed that a relationship can continue beyond this life, and here Cynthia Bourgeault describes her search for that connection before and after Robin's death. Bourgeault's previous books include The Wisdom Jesus and Centering Prayer and Inner Awakening.
This book of short stories is called fiction, which is often considered the result of a person's unbridled imagination gone berserk. But it is much more than that; fictional stories allow one to freely examine that which is not accepted as a truth or not considered a real possibility without the fear of reprisal from society's convention. The maxim offered by the great philosopher of Samos suggests that one seek his own truth and not that of another. To actively seek truth for one's self will give an accepted truth from effort and not merely acceptance. How can one seek his own truth? This book is founded on many stories that are pure fiction, although a few contain a bit of truth. Two of them, however, are exactly true without a shred of fiction or imagination attached. Read this book and find them. I t is a demonstration called: seeking truth. Consider the principle theme called metempsychosis offered in many stories contained in this book. Millions of thinkers deny it a possibility. A few thinkers offer the notion from ignorance that one returns from death as some kind of animal, however, once human, always human. Pythagoras only claimed to have returned as human. If you acted like an animal in human form, then you would return as an animal in human form. All cultures and religions once accepted transmigration as fact which was and is held as truth by billions of thinkers. Do not allow another to think for you. Great numbers of believers in any direction cannot offer an absolute truth, one only need look to fanatical mob mentality to see this is a fact. Perhaps this book will stimulate your thinking.
Important Shit - Your Essential Life Information - Life Binder - Estate Planner - Personal Death Wishes & Instructions - Household & Online Accounts
Author: Lawrence Westfall
If you are like me, all of your important papers and documents are scattered all over the place. Some things in desk drawers, some in the closet, maybe some in the home safe or bank safety deposit box, or just stuffed in a box somewhere. Well, now is the time to get you life organized in this life binder. Put all of your important documents or list their locations in this handy-dandy 8.5X11 inch, 200 page, paperback Life Binder organizer and journal. When a loved one dies, it is painful for those still alive and can be a huge pain trying to find everything to settle the estate. Knowing where all the important documents, like your mortgage, insurance, passwords, and credit card info, are located will save you a ton of grief. When you get the peace-of-mind planner life binder and fill it out remember to put it in a very, very safe place. There will be treasure trove ofpersonal information in the life organizer that should only be made public when you are dead and gone. So, put it in a safe, safe deposit box, or with your attorney and let other family members know where it is. Enter your information in this guided life planner, and keep it in a secure location. Valuable and practical, it is a tremendous gift for your family and personal friends. What info will you record? Emergency Contact Numbers Personal Information Extended Family Information Important Passcodes Social Media Logins & Passwords Other Logins & Passwords Real Property Owned Checking & Savings Accounts Mortgage Information Utilities Information (Sewer, Water, Electric, Gas, Garbage) Utilities Information (TV - Dish - Satellite) Landline & Cell Phone Information Homeowner's Insurance Information Automobile Insurance Information Life Insurance Information Long Term Care Insurance Information Cancer Insurance Information Miscellaneouos Insurance Information Credit Card Information Automobile Loan Information Personal / Other Loan Information Final Wishes Will - Living Will Power Of Attorney Other Important Information 30 Lined Journal Pages To Write Whatever You Want Use the journal pages to write letters to loved ones or record your final days. Every adult member of the family should maintain a Life Journal Binder to keep track of the important things in their lives. And, don't forget to keep it current and update it at least twice per year. Note: This planner is not a legal document and does not replace a valid will
Matilda Carlisle hides behind her sorrow. How could a loving God allow her to be widowed at such a young age? And how can true love ever cross her tragic path again? Resigned to remain a widow for the rest of her life, she has no idea what blessings the Lord is about to bring her way. The question is will she recognize them through her grief? Pastor Luke Albright is no stranger to pain. Typhoid stole his loving wife, but he knows that God has a plan to bring him through to brighter days. When he meets Molly White-Marsden of the Cozy Bridal Agency, a glimmer of hope begins to shine in Luke's darkness, but he has no idea the lengths he is about to ride, and the challenges he'll face to find honest love once again. A Love Stronger Than Death is the first book in the Widows of Wellness Creek series by bestselling historical romance author, Terri Grace. If you love faith-filled tales of the West, overcoming stories of resilient love, and characters that embody the pioneering spirit that celebrates the best of our humanity, you will be swept away with A Love Stronger Than Death. READ IT TODAY!
Author: C. M. Singer,Claudia Rapp,Diane Ashfield,Clarissa Yeo
Pubpsher: Createspace Independent Pub
Can there be hope for love beyond the grave?Elizabeth is stunned. Daniel, the handsome detective she´s met while researching a mysterious series of murders in London, was killed right in front of her. But she soon learns that Daniel´s ghost is stranded in this world and that she´s the only person who can see and hear him. They team up to find his murderers and come to realise that things aren't what they first seemed to be.There's only one question that bothers Elizabeth even more: Has fate really given Daniel and her a second chance? Or is this just a brief respite from the inevitable? ***** Excerpt ***** She wondered whether Daniel had believed in life after death. What was it like for him now? His old life, his family, his friends – in one fell swoop, everything was out of reach. And all he could do was stand by and watch. While the only person he could communicate with was a woman he had only just met, nobody he really knew, nobody from his life. A wave of sadness washed over Elizabeth as she realised how lost Daniel must be feeling. He was stranded in this world like Robinson Crusoe on his island. And she was his only contact. If only she had met him earlier, and had had a chance to become a part of his life … "Pretty spot you've picked here." Daniel's voice came from her right side, and seemed very close. She couldn't see him, though, since the sun was still shining, even though it was starting to set. "Hey, Danny." Elizabeth smiled in relief. It had been a good idea to have some time to herself. Her anger had completely gone, and she was just happy that he was back. "Where have you been?" There was no answer. "Danny?" "I tried to find out why the funeral is going to be held on Monday,” he answered softly. "Oh." Uncomfortably, Elizabeth lowered her eyes and frowned. "Is that so unusual?" "Yes,” Daniel sighed. "Very much so. As a rule, murder victims are kept in the forensic lab for about two weeks, sometimes longer, if required by the investigation." "And did you find out why they are in such a hurry?" "No … And, interesting choice of words." "What do you mean?" "I couldn't help but think that someone must be in a big hurry to have me six feet under," he answered with another sigh. Suddenly Elizabeth could not only hear Daniel, but see him as well. It was breath-taking. The sun was disappearing in a spectacular sunset behind the Houses of Parliament and the last rays made Daniel glow in shades of orange and gold, as if the light was coming from inside him. For the first time, he really looked like a supernatural being. Unreal. Almost magical. "Unbelievable …,” she whispered in awe. The urge to reach out and touch him was almost painful, so she clasped her hands in her lap. Daniel looked down at himself. "Wow,” was all he said as he moved his hand in front of his eyes and watched the play of colours. All too soon the sun went down, and Elizabeth felt utterly disappointed that Daniel looked like a normal human being again. "Well, that was something,” he murmured, still completely stunned. "You can say that again,” she agreed with him, no less amazed. Then she smiled at him and said: "It's nice to see you again, Danny." "It's nice to be seen as well." "Though I would bet that you wished it was someone else who could see and hear you. Someone you know better than you know me,” Elizabeth said quietly, returning to her previous train of thought. Daniel cocked his head and looked into her eyes, before he said almost in a whisper: "That's a bet you would lose, Liz." He hesitated for a second, then asked: "Do you wish I would rattle my chains somewhere else, as you put it so nicely yesterday?" "No, of course not,” Elizabeth blurted out and, much to her astonishment, she realised how awful even the thought of Daniel disappearing from her life again felt to her.*******************
A LOVE STRONGER THAN DEATH is the story of how my wife and I met, married, and honeymooned in Lourdes, France where we promised Mary Most Holy that if God would bless us with a little girl child that we would name her: "Bernadette Mary" after the seer at Lourdes and the Virgin Mary. It is the story of how when we returned to the United States and my wife was with child that we learned my wife could die carrying our little girl, we could incur hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical expenses, and that our little Bernadette Mary had only a 1 in 5,000 chance of making it out of the womb alive. How we had to have a faith which transcended our reason to welcome our little girl into our family and not abort her. Then it is the story of our struggle to give our daughter 24 hour care and how she miraculously lived for a very beautiful 18 moths and the story of our love for God's precious gift to us; our child.
Interest in the Man in Black has grown since his death in 2003, with increased record sales, cover videos by groups like Nine Inch Nails, and the 2006 biopic Walk the Line cementing his fame. This book honors Cash by examining the many philosophical issues and concepts within his music. From the gender confusion of “A Boy Named Sue” to the ethics of "shooting a man just to watch him die,” philosophers who are fans of Johnny Cash explore the meaning and continuing importance of his work and legacy.
Wall Street Journal, "Favorite Books of the Year 2013" Cosmopolitan, "Best Books of the Year for Women" Library Journal, "Best Books of 2013" Salon, "Best Books of 2013" "Haunting... more than a beautifully written memoir. [A] powerful and raw love letter."—The Washington Post A blazingly passionate memoir of identity and love: when a charismatic and troubled young woman dies tragically, her identical twin must struggle to survive Christa Parravani and her identical twin, Cara, were linked by a bond that went beyond siblinghood, beyond sisterhood, beyond friendship. Raised up from poverty by a determined single mother, the gifted and beautiful twins were able to create a private haven of splendor and merriment between themselves and then earn their way to a prestigious college and to careers as artists (a photographer and a writer, respectively) and to young marriages. But, haunted by childhood experiences with father figures and further damaged by being raped as a young adult, Cara veered off the path to robust work and life and in to depression, drugs and a shocking early death. A few years after Cara was gone, Christa read that when an identical twin dies, regardless of the cause, 50 percent of the time the surviving twin dies within two years; and this shocking statistic rang true to her. "Flip a coin," she thought," those were my chances of survival." First, Christa fought to stop her sister's downward spiral; suddenly, she was struggling to keep herself alive. Beautifully written, mesmerizingly rich and true, Christa Parravani's account of being left, one half of a whole, and of her desperate, ultimately triumphant struggle for survival is informative, heart-wrenching and unforgettably beautiful.