A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband 'Master'

By Rachel Held Evans

What's "biblical womanhood" . . . particularly?

Strong-willed and self sustaining, Rachel Held Evans couldn't stitch a button on a shirt earlier than she launched into an intensive existence experiment--a 12 months of biblical womanhood. Intrigued by means of the traditionalist resurgence that led a lot of her buddies to desert their careers to imagine conventional gender roles in the house, Evans makes a decision to attempt it for herself, vowing to take all the Bible's directions for ladies as actually as attainable for a year.

Pursuing a distinct advantage every month, Evans learns the not easy approach that her quest for biblical womanhood calls for greater than a "gentle and quiet spirit" (1 Peter 3:4). It ability starting to be out her hair, making her personal outfits, masking her head, obeying her husband, emerging prior to sunrise, abstaining from gossip, closing silent in church, or even tenting within the entrance backyard in the course of her period.

See what occurs while a completely glossy girl starts off relating her husband as "master" and "praises him on the urban gate" with a selfmade signal. study the insights she gets from an ongoing correspondence with an Orthodox Jewish lady, and discover what she discovers from her exchanges with a polygamist spouse. subscribe to her as she wrestles with tough passages of scripture that painting misogyny and violence opposed to girls.

With simply the fitting mix of humor and perception, compassion and incredulity, A yr of Biblical Womanhood is an workout in scriptural exploration and religious contemplation. What does God really count on of ladies, and is there particularly a prescription for biblical womanhood? Come besides Evans as she appears to be like for solutions within the wealthy background of biblical heroines, versions of grace, and all-around ladies of valor.

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Mere Christianity

By C. S. Lewis

In the vintage Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis, crucial author of the twentieth century, explores the typical flooring upon which all of these of Christian religion stand jointly. Bringing jointly Lewis’ mythical broadcast talks in the course of international battle from his 3 past books The Case for Christianity, Christian Behavior, and Beyond Personality, Mere Christianity presents an unequaled chance for believers and nonbelievers alike to listen to this strong apologetic for the Christian faith.

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Living with Intent: My Somewhat Messy Journey to Purpose, Peace, and Joy

By Mallika Chopra

“I’m attempting to meditate at some point yet pressing recommendations continue intruding. Don’t omit to take cupcakes to varsity! i must organize for my presentation for the wellbeing convention! Is that lunch with the opposite mothers the following day or subsequent week? My to-do record is stampeding via my brain, trampling any probability of tranquility. i think crushed, sure, yet there’s extra: I feel…guilty. responsible that I’m taking up an excessive amount of, to blame that I’m no longer doing something good, accountable that I’m giving brief shrift to my little ones, my husband, my activity. And what approximately you, Mallika? a quiet voice asks. How are you shortchanging yourself?
 
Living with Intent is a chronicle of Mallika Chopra’s seek to discover extra that means, pleasure, and stability in existence. She hopes that through telling her tale, she will be able to encourage others along with her personal successes (and mess ups) in addition to proportion many of the knowledge she has collected from neighbors, specialists, and kin alongside the best way— humans like her dad, Deepak, in addition to Eckhart Tolle, Marianne Williamson, Arianna Huffington, Andrew Weil, and Dan Siegel. She additionally presents a realistic street map for a way we will be able to all circulation from inspiration to motion to consequence. each one bankruptcy is dedicated to 1 step on her trip and one other piece of her motive motion plan: Incubate, detect, belief, convey, Nurture, and Take motion. Chopra’s insights and recommendation may help us all come in the direction of absolutely residing the lives we actually intend.

From the Hardcover edition.

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Kama Sutra: A Guide to the Art of Pleasure

By A. N. D. Haksar, Vātsyāyana

The notice "kama" capacity the need for sensual excitement in Sanskrit, and used to be thought of an important a part of the well-rounded schooling of a tender, urbane gentleman. Treating excitement as an artwork, Kama Sutra is a guide masking each point of affection and relationships. Its seven sections are dedicated to the social lifestyles, courtship and marriage, extra-marital relatives, the behavior of courtesans and prescriptions for reinforcing acceptance, in addition to systematic, certain guideline on intercourse. This new version of Kama Sutra casts it in a brand new gentle, taking it clear of the well-worn picture of an erotic, Oriental interest. This transparent, exact translation conveys all of the unique flavour and think of this dependent, intimate and highly stress-free paintings; a masterpiece of pithy description and a wry account of human wishes and foibles.

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No Mud, No Lotus: The Art of Transforming Suffering

By Thich Nhat Hanh

The key to happiness is to recognize and rework soreness, to not run clear of it. In No dust, No Lotus, Thich Nhat Hanh deals practices and thought reworking soreness and discovering actual joy.

Thich Nhat Hanh recognizes that simply because soreness can believe so undesirable, we attempt to run clear of it or conceal it up via eating. we discover anything to devour or activate the tv. yet except we’re capable of face our affliction, we can’t be current and on hand to existence, and happiness will proceed to elude us.

Nhat Hanh stocks how the practices of forestalling, aware respiring, and deep focus can generate the strength of mindfulness inside of our day-by-day lives. With that strength, we will be able to include soreness and calm it down, immediately bringing a degree of freedom and a clearer mind.

No dust, No Lotus introduces how one can be involved with pain with out being crushed via it. "When we all know how one can suffer," Nhat Hanh says, "we undergo a lot, a lot less." together with his signature readability and experience of pleasure, Thich Nhat Hanh is helping us realize the wonders within us and round us that we have a tendency to take without any consideration and teaches us the paintings of happiness.

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Inner Paths to Outer Space: Journeys to Alien Worlds through Psychedelics and Other Spiritual Technologies

By Slawek Wojtowicz, Ede Frecska

An research into stories of different nation-states of lifestyles and get in touch with with otherworldly beings

• Examines how touch with alien life-forms should be bought in the course of the “inner area” dimensions of our minds

• provides facts that different worlds skilled via consciousness-altering applied sciences are usually as actual as these perceived with our 5 senses

• Correlates technology fiction’s imaginal nation-states with psychedelic learn

For millions of years, voyagers of internal space--spiritual seekers, shamans, and psychoactive drug users--have again from their internal imaginal travels reporting encounters with alien intelligences. Inner Paths to Outer Space offers an leading edge exam of ways we will succeed in those different dimensions of life and phone otherworldly beings. according to their greater than 60 mixed years of study into the functionality of the mind, the authors exhibit how psychoactive elements resembling DMT permit the mind to avoid our 5 simple senses to free up a multidimensional realm of life the place otherworldly verbal exchange happens. They contend that our centuries-old look for alien life-forms has been misdirected and that the alien worlds mirrored in visionary technology fiction really replicate the interior area global of our minds. The authors exhibit that those “alien” worlds encountered via altered states of human understanding, both by utilizing psychedelics or different equipment, own a feeling of fact as nice as, or more than, these of the standard expertise perceived via our 5 senses.

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The Meaning of Masonry

By W. L. Wilmshurst

Even supposing the Freemasons quantity over six million individuals around the globe, they're a very secretive association. most people this present day thinks of them as a social fraternity just like the Rotary membership, yet that's not often the total fact. through mysterious accident, it kind of feels, many Masons were significant figures in smooth heritage. some of the Founding Fathers of the United States—including George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, and Paul Revere—were Freemasons. Giuseppe Garibaldi, the Italian freedom fighter, used to be additionally one, as have been the composers Franz Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and writers François Marie Arouet de Voltaire and Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. The that means of Masonry explores the ideals at the back of the order, its cryptic rites and logos, and uncovers its final goal.

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Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)

By Marcus Aurelius

One of the world's most famed and influential books, Meditations, by way of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121–180), contains the stoic precepts he used to deal with his lifestyles as a warrior and administrator of an empire. Ascending to the imperial throne in A.D. 161, Aurelius discovered his reign beset through ordinary failures and warfare. within the wake of those demanding situations, he set down a chain of personal reflections, outlining a philosophy of dedication to advantage above excitement and calmness above happiness.
Reflecting the emperor's personal noble and self-sacrificing code of behavior, this eloquent and relocating paintings attracts and enriches the culture of Stoicism, which under pressure the hunt for internal peace and moral simple task in an it seems that chaotic international. Serenity used to be to be accomplished by way of emulating in one's own behavior the underlying orderliness and lawfulness of nature. And within the face of inevitable ache, loss, and loss of life — the agony on the middle of lifestyles — Aurelius counsels stoic detachment from the issues which are past one's keep watch over and a spotlight on one's personal will and perception.
Presented right here in a in particular modernized model of the vintage George lengthy translation, this up to date and revised version is definitely available to modern readers. It not just offers a desirable glimpse into the brain and character of a hugely principled Roman of the second one century but additionally deals cutting-edge readers a realistic and inspirational consultant to the demanding situations of daily life.

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Mistaken Identity: Two Families, One Survivor, Unwavering Hope

Meet Laura Van Ryn and Whitney Cerak: one buried less than the incorrect identify, one in a coma and being cared for via the inaccurate family members.

This stunning case of flawed id surprised the rustic and made nationwide information. wouldn't it break a relations? Shatter their religion? Push households into bitterness, resentment, and guilt?

learn this exceptional tale of 2 traumatized households who describe their ordeal and discover the bond maintaining and uniting them as they care for their strange reversal of existence misplaced and existence discovered.

And sign up for Whitney Cerak, the only surviving scholar, as she involves phrases along with her new identification, without end altered, but on the point of new beginnings.

Mistaken Identity weaves a posh story of honesty, vulnerability, loss, desire, religion, and love within the face of 1 of the strangest twists of conditions that you can think of.

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Divine Audacity

By Linda Martella-Whittset

Adventure oneness with the divine and light-weight up the world.

This New notion manifesto demanding situations readers to stick to Jesus' dictum that his fans might be "the gentle of the world." What makes Martella-Whitsett's strategy so fresh is that it bargains a course for these drawn to residing a deep and actual existence open air of the strictures of conventional spiritual different types. it truly is, in essence, tips to be religious with no being religious.
Her place to begin is that we have to jettison conventional notions of God as being available in the market and above us. God isn't a super-human who offers and takes, punishes and rewards, and calls for human anguish and repentance.
Rather, Martella-Whitsett encourages readers to embark on a trip of discovery and embody a non secular perform within which readers connect to their internal "light" and discover their oneness with God. the results of that trip and perform could be a existence lived audaciously; a type of conscious residing within which moments of enlightenment ensue usually.

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