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Spirituality in the Mother Zone

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Publisher : Paulist Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780809142989
Pages : 236 pages
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Download Spirituality in the Mother Zone PDF Format Full Free by Trudelle Thomas and published by Paulist Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A blend of personal stories, theological reflection, and practical wisdom, this book will help struggling mothers find comfort, courage, and an imaginative vision for the future.


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Making Sense of Motherhood

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ISBN 13 : 1498273718
Pages : 254 pages
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Download Making Sense of Motherhood PDF Format Full Free by Beth M. Stovell and published by Wipf and Stock Publishers. This book was released on 2016-02-02 with total page 254 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Motherhood provides a crucial place for exploring human life and its meaning. Within motherhood lies a deep tension between the pain, crisis, and association with death in motherhood and the joy, transformation, and life in motherhood. Few metaphors in Scripture (or in life) stand so firmly between life and death, love and loss, and joy and deep pain. After all, motherhood's meaning in part comes again and again at these crucial crossroads. Thus, motherhood has powerful implications for our biblical and theological understanding. Bringing together Jewish and ecumenical Christian scholars from North America, Oceania, and South America, this edited volume provides biblical and theological perspectives on understanding motherhood. The authors reflect upon a selection of biblical texts, systematic theologians, and Christian spiritual traditions to dialogue with the experience of maternity in its diverse manifestations. The purpose of the book is to provide essays that--through these biblical and theological lenses--engage the question of motherhood today, from the experience of pregnancy and birth, to raising children, to losing children and coping with grief. In this way, this volume helps to "make sense" of the complexity of motherhood.


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Therapeutic Arts in Pregnancy, Birth and New Parenthood

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ISBN 13 : 1000165124
Pages : 258 pages
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Download Therapeutic Arts in Pregnancy, Birth and New Parenthood PDF Format Full Free by Susan Hogan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-08-06 with total page 258 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Therapeutic Arts in Pregnancy, Birth and New Parenthood explores the use of arts in relation to infertility, pregnancy, childbirth and new parenthood. It is the first book to bring all these subjects together into one accessible volume with an international perspective. The book looks at the role of the arts in health with respect to the pregnancy journey, from conception to new parenthood. It introduces readers to the ways in which art is being used with women who are experiencing different stages of childbearing – who may be unable to conceive and are struggling with infertility treatment, or who experience miscarriage and loss, a traumatic birth, or grief over the loss of a baby. It also elucidates how art-making offers a means for women to express and understand their changed sense of self-identity and sexuality as a result of pregnancy and motherhood. The book has an international compass and is essential reading for arts therapy trainees and arts in health courses and will also be of interest to other health professionals and artists.


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Publisher : SAGE Publications
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ISBN 13 : 1506379257
Pages : 256 pages
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Download A Field Guide for Social Workers PDF Format Full Free by Shelagh Larkin and published by SAGE Publications. This book was released on 2018-06-25 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Integrating theory with practice, A Field Guide for Social Workers: Applying Your Generalist Training helps students understand and overcome the challenges of field education. This comprehensive text provides the necessary tools to develop and demonstrate core competencies set forth by the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE) using author Shelagh Larkin’s generalist field education approach grounded in generalist practice literature. Integrative activities and reflection questions directly apply generalist training to field experience. Students will be equipped to meet the goals of the field and realize their potential as generalist practitioners.


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Pages : 228 pages
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Download Cincinnati Magazine PDF Format Full Free by and published by . This book was released on 2005-08 with total page 228 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Cincinnati Magazine taps into the DNA of the city, exploring shopping, dining, living, and culture and giving readers a ringside seat on the issues shaping the region.


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ISBN 13 : 0809146835
Pages : 125 pages
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Download Twelve Principles of Effective Parenting PDF Format Full Free by David Celio and published by Paulist Press. This book was released on 2011-01 with total page 125 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Here is a practical guide for parents navigating the storms and stresses of raising middle school children in a turbulent world. Today's parents are challenged to identify and follow sound ethical and educational principles to produce happy and successful children. If parents can put these twelve field-tested principles into day-to-day practice, they will have secured a basic understanding of a psychologically healthy family life.


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The Joy of Missing Out

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Publisher : New Society Publishers
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ISBN 13 : 1550925725
Pages : 227 pages
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Download The Joy of Missing Out PDF Format Full Free by Christina Crook and published by New Society Publishers. This book was released on 2014-11-01 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: After giving up the Internet for a month, a writer shares how we can all learn from her experience and rethink our relationship with the digital world. There’s no doubt that technology has overrun our lives. Over the past few decades, the world has embraced “progress” and we’re living with the resultant clicking, beeping, anxiety-inducing frenzy. But a creative backlash is gathering steam, helping us cope with the avalanche of data that threatens to overwhelm us daily through our computers, tablets, and smartphones. The Joy of Missing Out considers the technologically focused life, with its impacts on our children, relationships, communities, health, work, and more, and suggests opportunities for those of us longing to cultivate a richer on- and off-line existence. By examining the connected world through the lens of her own Internet fast, author Christina Crook creates a convincing case for increasing intentionality in our day-to-day lives. Using historical data, typewritten letters, chapter challenges, and personal accounts, she invites us to explore a new way of living, beyond our steady state of distracted “connectedness.” Most of us can’t throw away our smartphone or cut ourselves off from the Internet. But we can all rethink our relationship with the digital world, discovering new ways of introducing balance and discipline to the role of technology in our lives. This book is a must-read for anyone wishing to rediscover quietness of mind, and seeking a sense of peace amidst the cacophony of the modern world. Praise for The Joy of Missing Out “Crook’s book does a marvelous job of examining where we’ve gone awry and how we might begin to take ourselves and our lives back, while acknowledging the reality and importance of our wired world.” —Dr. Susan Biali, MD, Psychology Today “Offers thoughtful consideration of how online communications have evolved, as well as the value we place on being ever present in a digital world, often to the determinant of personal space and quiet time. Through practical examples and directions, Crook champions developing healthier habits for a more mindful online experience.” —Lori A. May, Portland Book Review


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The Read-Aloud Handbook

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Publisher : Penguin
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ISBN 13 : 1440628521
Pages : 432 pages
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Download The Read-Aloud Handbook PDF Format Full Free by Jim Trelease and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2006-07-25 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A New York Times and million copy bestseller, the classic handbook on reading aloud to children—revised and updated Recommended by “Dear Abby”, The New York Times and The Washington Post, for three decades, millions of parents and educators have turned to Jim Trelease's beloved classic to help countless children become avid readers through awakening their imaginations and improving their language skills. Now this new edition of The Read-Aloud Handbook imparts the benefits, rewards, and importance of reading aloud to children of a new generation. Supported by delightful anecdotes as well as the latest research, The Read-Aloud Handbook offers proven techniques and strategies—and the reasoning behind them—for helping children discover the pleasures of reading and setting them on the road to becoming lifelong readers.


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Inspiration Vitamin for Christian Mothers

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Publisher : Author House
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ISBN 13 : 1463401582
Pages : 60 pages
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Download Inspiration Vitamin for Christian Mothers PDF Format Full Free by Chris Harper and published by Author House. This book was released on 2011-05-27 with total page 60 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is describing the godly spiritual characteristics that a Christian mother or woman should have. Each poem can be used in your life as a spiritual vitamin,and if taken and applied in your life daily,then you will be nourishing your spirit with godly principles that will surely give you an abundant and fulfi lling life that has meaning and signifi cance in the eyes of God and all those who know you. God Bless!


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ISBN 13 : 0227176898
Pages : 336 pages
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Download Passionate Embrace PDF Format Full Free by Elisabeth Gerle and published by BoD – Books on Demand. This book was released on 2018-01-01 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Protestant ethics has often been associated with work and duty, excluding sensuality, sexuality and other pleasures. In an age of body worship as well as body loathing, Elisabeth Gerle explores new paths, embarking on a conversation with Martin Luther in dialogue with contemporary theologians on attitudes towards desire, ethics and politics. She draws on Eros theology to challenge traditional Lutheran stereotypes, such as the dichotomies between different forms of love, as well as between spirit and body. Gerle argues that Luther’s spiritual breakthrough, where grace and gifts of creation became central, provides new meaning to sex and desire as well as to work, body and ordinary life. Women are seen in a new light – as companions, autonomous ethical agents, part of the priesthood of all. This had revolutionary consequences in Europe at the time, and it represents a challenge to contemporary theologies with a nostalgic appetite for austerity, asceticism and female submission. Luther’s erotic and genderfluid language is a healthy challenge to oppressive political structures centred on greed, profit and competition. A revised Scandinavian creation theology and a deep sense of the incarnational mystery are resources for contemporary theology and ethics.


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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1350023760
Pages : 216 pages
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Download Cultural Approaches to Studying Religion PDF Format Full Free by Sarah J. Bloesch and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-10-18 with total page 216 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first book to provide an introduction to contemporary cultural approaches to the study of religion. This book makes sophisticated ideas accessible at an introductory level, and examines the analytic tools of scholars in religious studies, as well as in related disciplines that have shaped the field including anthropology, history, literature, and critical studies in race, sexuality, and gender. Each chapter is written by a leading scholar and includes: · the biographical and historical context of each theorist · their approaches and key writings · analysis and evaluation of each theory · suggested further reading. Part One: Comparative Approaches considers how major features such as taboo, texts, myths and ritual work across religious traditions by exploring the work of Mary Douglas, Phyllis Trible, Wendy Doniger and Catherine Bell. Part Two: Examining Particularities analyzes the comparative approach through the work of Alice Walker, Charles Long and Caroline Walker Bynum, who all suggest that the specifics of race, body, place and time must be considered. Part Three: Expanding Boundaries examines Gloria Anzaldúa's language of religion, as well as the work of Judith Butler on performative, queer theories of religion, and concludes with Saba Mahmood, whose work considers postcolonial religious encounters, secularism, and the relationship between “East” and “West.” Reflecting the cultural turn and challenging the existing canon, this is the anthology instructors have been waiting for. For primary texts by the theorists discussed, please consult The Bloomsbury Reader in Cultural Approaches to the Study of Religion, edited by Sarah J. Bloesch and Meredith Minister.


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Pages : 436 pages
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Download The New American Spirituality PDF Format Full Free by Elizabeth Lesser and published by Random House Incorporated. This book was released on 1999 with total page 436 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Draws on illuminating stories from her own experience, critiques of American spiritual history, and meditative exercises from an array of religious, psychological, and healing traditions to help readers develop their own individual spiritual practices to suit the needs of body, mind, and spirit. 35,000 first printing. Tour.


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ISBN 13 : 0791074412
Pages : 274 pages
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Download Doris Lessing PDF Format Full Free by Harold Bloom and published by Infobase Publishing. This book was released on 2003-01 with total page 274 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays of critical interpretation portray views of Doris Lessing's work, including "The Golden Notebook," "Marriages," and "The Grass is Singing."


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Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality

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ISBN 13 : 1135114528
Pages : 238 pages
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Download Gender and Power in Contemporary Spirituality PDF Format Full Free by Anna Fedele and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-03-05 with total page 238 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores the entanglements of gender and power in spiritual practices and analyzes strategies used by spiritual practitioners to attain what to social scientists might seem an impossible goal: creating spiritual communities without creating gendered hierarchies. What strategies do people within these networks use to attain gender equality and gendered empowerment? How do they try to protect and develop individual freedom? How do gender and power nevertheless play a role? The chapters in this book together and separately demonstrate that, in order to understand contemporary spirituality, the analytical lenses of gender and power are essential. Furthermore, they show that it is not possible to make a clear distinction between established religions and contemporary spirituality: the two sometimes overlap, and at other times spirituality distances itself from religion while reproducing some of its underlying interpretative frameworks. This book does not take the discourses of spiritual practitioners for granted, yet recognizes the reflexivity of spiritual practitioners and the reciprocal relationship between spirituality and disciplines such as anthropology. The ethnographic descriptions of lived spirituality included in this volume span a wide range of countries, from Portugal, Italy, and the Netherlands to Mexico and Israel.


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ISBN 13 : 1441122788
Pages : 992 pages
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Download Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature PDF Format Full Free by Bron Taylor and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2008-06-10 with total page 992 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Encyclopedia of Religion and Nature, originally published in 2005, is a landmark work in the burgeoning field of religion and nature. It covers a vast and interdisciplinary range of material, from thinkers to religious traditions and beyond, with clarity and style. Widely praised by reviewers and the recipient of two reference work awards since its publication (see www.religionandnature.com/ern), this new, more affordable version is a must-have book for anyone interested in the manifold and fascinating links between religion and nature, in all their many senses.