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Make every day in 2018 an opportunity for spiritual and intellectual growth with the powerful readings and meditations in these inspiring books from such luminaries as C. S. Lewis, Thomas Merton, Frederick Buechner, Marianne Williamson, and others. To purchase, simply click on the retailer link of your choice. Offer expires 1/15/2018. Valid only in the US.
A Year with C. S. Lewis
Beloved author C. S. Lewis is our trusted guide in this intimate day-by-day companion offering his distinctive and celebrated wisdom. Amidst the bustle of our daily experience, A Year with C. S. Lewis provides the necessary respite and inspiration to meet the many challenges we face in our lives. Ruminating on such themes as the nature of love, the existence of miracles, overcoming a devastating loss, and discovering a profound faith, Lewis offers unflinchingly honest insight for each day of the year.
These daily meditations have been culled from Lewis's celebrated Signature Classics: Mere Christianity, The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce, The Problem of Pain, Miracles, and A Grief Observed, as well as from the distinguished works The Weight of Glory and The Abolition of Man.
Throughout this elegant day-book, the reader will find poignant biographical commentary about C. S. Lewis's life that offers a remarkable portrait of Lewis in the context of his work. As each day unfolds, you will embark on a path of discovery with a friend by your side. A Year with C. S. Lewis is the perfect companion for everyone who cherishes Lewis's timeless words.
A Year with Aslan by C. S. Lewis
For more than fifty years, the world C. S. Lewis created in Narnia has captured our hearts and imaginations. Both children and adults have discovered that rereading the books leads to entirely new experiences and insights. In the midst of these breathtaking stories of adventure, betrayal, and discovery in a magical land are profound messages about the true meaning of life. Whether it is Eustace struggling with his dragon skin, Digory debating obedience to Aslan versus saving his mother, or Edmund facing his shame after his rescue from the White Witch, the questions and dilemmas facing the characters are surprisingly relevant to us today. By pondering the world of Narnia, we better understand our own.
In the first book of its kind, A Year with Aslan offers 365 of the most thought-provoking passages from all seven books, paired with reflective questions that get at the heart of what matters most. An unprecedented way to experience the magic of Narnia every day of the year, A Year with Aslan allows us all to go "Further up and further in!"
A Year with God by Richard J. Foster
Many people are longing to find the footprint of God in their daily lives. This beautiful daily companion is comprised of 365 selections of scripture, commentary, meditations, and daily exercises to help readers see how they can bring their entire life into a life with Immanuel—a God who is with his people.
In Richard Foster′s bestselling book, Celebration of Discipline, he explored the "classic disciplines," or central spiritual practices of the Christian faith. Foster showed that it is only by and through these practices that the true path to spiritual growth can be found. In A Year with God, the spiritual disciplines are presented in such a way that does not destroy the soul but enables the reader to enter into a transforming life with God.
Through daily spiritual exercises and meditations, A Year with God explores eighteen spiritual disciplines. The inward disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, and study offer avenues of personal examination and change. The outward disciplines of simplicity, solitude, submission, and service help prepare one to make the world a better place. The corporate disciplines of confession, worship, guidance, and celebration bring one nearer to others and to God. Each discipline will be given twenty days of readings, beginning with scripture and followed by commentary, a meditation, and a spiritual exercise. Practicing these spiritual disciplines will help readers live intentionally, contributing to a more balanced spiritual life and a reformation of the inner self.
A Year with John Paul II
Called the Pilgrim Pope, a pope of the people, John Paul II connected with his flock from the highest to the lowest. He was one of history's most beloved popes among Catholics and non-Catholics alike, a man whose indomitable spirit touched and taught us all. A Year with John Paul II showcases his most important teachings, as well as his inspirational writings, in a daily devotional format that will inspire readers and deepen their reflections and meditations.
With a foreword by Cardinal William W. Baum, head of the Holy See's Major Penitentiary and former archbishop of Washington DC, an introduction by Bishop William Murphy, and a moving eulogy composed for the pope's funeral by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), A Year with John Paul II will take readers on a year-long spiritual journey with this deeply religious and inspiring man.
Karol Wojyla was born on May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland. He survived the Nazi occupation during World War II and was ordained to the priesthood in 1946. He was appointed archbishop of Krakow by Pope Paul VI. On October 16, 1978, he ascended to the papacy, taking the name John Paul II. During his papacy he greeted an estimated sixteen million pilgrims at the Vatican's general audiences. Pope John Paul II died in April 2005.
A Year with Rilke by Anita Barrows and Joanna Macy
One of the most beloved poets of the twentieth century, Rainer Maria Rilke is widely celebrated for his depth of insight and timeless relevance. He has influenced generations of writers with his classic Letters to a Young Poet, and his reflections on the divine and our place in the world are disarmingly profound. A Year with Rilke provides the first ever reading from Rilke for every day of the year, including selections from his luminous poetry, his piercing prose, and his intimate letters and journals. Rilke is a trusted guide amid the bustle of our daily experience, reflecting on such themes as impermanence, the beauty of creation, the voice of God, and the importance of solitude. With new translations from the editors, whose acclaimed translation of Rilke's The Book of Hours won an ardent readership, this collection reveals the depth and breadth of Rilke's acclaimed work.
A Year with Rumi by Coleman Barks
Coleman Barks has played a central role in making the Sufi mystic Rumi the most popular poet in the world. A Year with Rumi brings together 365 of Barks's elegant and beautiful translations of Rumi's greatest poems, including fifteen never-before-published poems.
Barks includes an Introduction that sets Rumi in his context and an Afterword musing on poetry of the mysterious and the sacred. Join Coleman Barks and Rumi for a year-long journey into the mystical and sacred within and without. Join them in recognizing and embracing the divine in the sublime, in the ordinary, and in us all.
A Year with Thomas Merton
A 365 daily with inspirational and provocative selections from the journals of Thomas Merton combined with drawings and photographs by Merton.
This volume of daily inspiration from Thomas Merton draws from Merton's journals and papers to present, each day, a seasonally appropriate and thought-provoking insight or observation.
Each month will begin with one of Merton's delightful pen-and-ink drawings or one of his elegant black-and-white photographs.
A Year of Miracles by Marianne Williamson
In A Year of Miracles, Marianne Williamson, the world-renowned teacher and #1 New York Times bestselling author of the classic A Return to Love offers a daily devotional that helps us develop a positive, loving mindset and encourages us to live our best selves to bring miracles into our lives.
Williamson has taught millions around the world the simple yet profound lesson that has helped them tap into the divine within themselves and lead a happier, more fulfilled existence: How we think determines how we live. If you change your thoughts, you can change your reality. If you strive to put your best self forward, the universe responds, actively helping you, creating miracles that allow you to flourish.
A Year of Miracles is her collection of 365 spiritual readings, including prayers, meditations, declarations, and affirmations—one for each day of the year—that offer guidance, support, and enlightenment to focus your thinking. With this thoughtful meditative devotional, you can stay mindful, hopeful, and centered every day, producing miracles in your life.
Combining wisdom drawn from her bestselling books as well as fresh insight, A Year of Miracles helps enhance your spiritual journey and opens your eyes to see God acting through the universe to provide all that you need.
Tiny Buddha's 365 Tiny Love Challenges by Lori Deschene
From the founder of the popular online community TinyBuddha.com comes a daily inspirational guide of simple and creative challenges to help you actively spread love to those around you.
Tiny Buddha’s 365 Days of Tiny Love Challenges is a simple guide to help readers pursue happy, connected lives and bring greater love into the world.
Each week begins with an inspirational message written by members of the TinyBuddha.com online community, followed by seven days of short challenges that focus on self-love, giving and receiving love in relationships and friendships, and spreading love in the world, such as:
• Write a list of three things you appreciate about yourself and place it somewhere in your home where you’ll frequently see it throughout the day.
• Compliment someone who serves you in some way (for example, a waiter, barista, or bus driver) on how well they do their job.
• Keep an eye out for someone who looks sad—a friend, coworker, or even stranger—and say something that might make them laugh or smile.
By using the book each day throughout the year, readers will learn to develop closer bonds in relationships, let go of anger and bitterness, better understand themselves and their loved ones, and turn strangers into friends.
Listening to Your Life by Frederick Buechner
Daily meditations taken from the works of an acclaimed novelist, essayist, and preacher who has articulated what he sees with a freshness, clarity, and energy that hails our stultified imaginations.
365 Saints by Woodeene Koenig-Bricker
Let the Saints' lives guide and touch your life each day!
The life of a saint is the life of an ordinary person lived well. And that's the life readers will discover in this delightful and often surprising collection of words and wisdom from saints throughout the ages. A lovely and inspiring gift book, 365 Saints illuminates how the saints actually lived, detailing their hopes, fears, joys, and sorrows, as well as their lesser–known idiosyncrasies and sayings. Witty and wondrous, simple and sublime, 365 Saints offers a full year of meditations and practical suggestions for emulating the saints today.
365 Mary by Woodeene Koenig-Bricker
She has been called the Blessed Virgin, the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven, Mother of Perpetual Help, Queen of Peace, and Mother of Mercy. But by any name and in every age, Mary has been the beloved bringer of solace, hope, and faith to the world.
In this lovely book, designed in the popular "365" format, Woodene Keonig-Bricker presents daily words of wisdom from Mary—including miracles, blessings, ecstasies, and healings. Drawn from Scripture, legend, and study, 365 Mary offers the world a powerful invitation to prayer, forgiveness, hope, and love.
365 Tao by Deng Ming-Dao
Place the word Tao
Into your heart.
Use no other words.
The Tao is constantly moving, the path that all life and the whole universe takes. There is nothing that is not part of it—harmonious living is to know and to move with the Tao—it is a way of life, the natural order of things, a force that flows through all life.
365 Tao is a contemporary book of meditations on what it means to be wholly a part of the Taoist way, and thus to be completely in harmony with oneself and the surrounding world.
Deng Ming-Dao is the author of eight books, including The Living I Ching, Chronicles of Tao, Everyday Tao, and Scholar Warrior. His books have been translated into fifteen languages. He studied qigong, philosophy, meditation, and internal martial arts with Taoist master Kwan Saihung for thirteen years, and with two other masters before that.
365 Goddess by Patricia Telesco
A goddess a day for reflection and inspiration, blessing and enhancing each day of the year with life-affirming magic and ritual.
The wisdom of hundreds of goddesses from all around the world, symbolizing love, fertility, healing, peace, and more, are revealed and honored in the pages of 365 Goddess, a daily guide to drawing on the ancient feminine aspects of the divine for inspiration, empowerment, and spiritual sustenance. Ideal for goddess fans and anyone looking for new ways to celebrate each day.