On the long list of traditional disagreements between evangelicalProtestants and Roman Catholics is the relationship between scriptureand tradition. It is commonly felt there can be no way of gettingover or around the fundamental difference between the Protestantprinciple of "scripture alone" and the Catholic reliance onboth scripture and authoritative tradition."Your Word Is Truth takes a hard look at this historic rift. Theresult of intensive discussion by distinguished Evangelical and Catholictheologians, these chapters explore the ways both communionshandle scripture and tradition and search for points of contact.While this volume does not claim to resolve all the differences thatexist, it does go a long way toward recasting this old dispute in anew and promising light. Contributors: Charles Colson Avery Cardinal Dulles TimothyGeorge Thomas G. Guarino Francis Martin Richard John Neuhaus J. I. Packer John Woodbridge
This book reflects a multi disciplinary, integrative approach to the theology and practice of relational intimacy. It combines biblical data on sexuality and relationships with marriage and bonding research. The reader is then guided in applying the research to his or her relationships. In essence, this is a handbook for understanding and deepening the stages involved in bonding or attaching closely to another human being. Marriage, the most intimate of all human relationships, is described in Scripture as a --one-flesh mystery-- (Eph 5:31-32). This mystery of human bonding is as beautiful as it is complex, particularly in a post-Eden world. Many of us are woefully aware of our relational deficits, yet lack vibrant marriages around us to emulate. Those of us who have not experienced relationships of health, safety, and security particularly find we need roadmaps along the way.
Our desire is that in the pages of this book readers will find personal encouragement and direction that is both biblically precise and practical for their relational journeys. Our intimacy model is built upon God's bold promises to heal and redeem. His pathways bring life; he is the one true lover of our souls. Our intimacy with him is foundational to all other relationships.
--We live in an age where virtual reality and perverse sexual fantasy have often replaced intimacy in our most significant relationships, including marriage. In Forever and Always: The Art of Intimacy, Steven and Celestia Tracy provide prophetic, pastoral, and practical insights on how to nurture and protect relational intimacy. I highly recommend this handbook as a guide for preparing for as well as restoring and enhancing the masterpiece of one's marriage.-- --Paul Louis Metzger Professor of Christian Theology & Theology of Culture Multnomah Biblical Seminary --Grounded in sound biblical Truth, Steven and Celestia weave their rich life experience and scholarly research into a guide for couples serious about pursuing intimacy in their marriage. Couples and marriage mentors will find the teaching and exercises the Tracys have developed around attachment theory and Morris' stages of bonding rich and challenging.-- --Michael Sytsma Found and Lead Therapist Building Intimate Marriages, Inc. --With theological precision and a solid psychological foundation, the Tracys deliver a long-awaited message to the church, counseling community, and wounded hearts everywhere. Steve and Celestia model infectious openness about their own journey through marriage, leaving you feeling challenged and equipped to deepen your closest relationships. I will recommend this book to all my distressed clients crying out to be known and valued.-- --Roxane Thorstad Clinical Psychologist Journeys Counseling Center --The Tracys have done all of us a great service with this wise and tender book.
They themselves have worked for years to achieve a healthy intimacy in their own marriage and their reflections are of benefit to everyone.
Steve and Celestia are godly, caring, sensitive people who have worked through these issues over decades. Their own marriage is a mature one, tempered by suffering, and marked by devotion to God and one another. The book is a treasure trove, earthy, real, heavenly, delightful. Expect to be bed and enriched in your own relationships.-- --William David Spencer Ranked Adj. Professor of Theology and the Arts Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary --Here Steve and Celestia show by conviction, research, and experience that for a couple to know one another, at any level, requires wisdom. The insight they offer from many sources of counsel will be a helpful eye-opener for those of us who have assumed way too much about what it really means to care for one another.-- --Mart De Haan President RBC Ministries Steven R. Tracy and Celestia G. Tracy are founders of Mending the Soul, a U.S. based nonprofit organization that equips and resources communities of faith in sustainable, community-b
Kat Connors's style blog is followed by thousands of girls. When the Glitter Girl Company chooses her for a trial demonstration of a new line of make-up, fashion, and accessories, Kat couldn't be more excited. Not so thrilled is her lifelong best friend Jules Finch. Jules could care about fashion and gossip.
When the Glitter Girl organization stages a televised special in their home town to choose a teen spokesperson, the friendship between Kat and Jules is tested to the breaking point.
The Holy Land is a "Novel of sorts" about some 48 African Americans traveling through Egypt on a Educational Tour led by Dr. Fred Monderson, an Egyptologist, who uses some of his previous writings to engage his people with reading material as they go from site to site. The book is packed with a whole repertoire of experiences of the Tour Guide, from his class notes as a student at Hunter College of the City University of New York in the early 1970s, notes from interesting lectures he has attended in New York, notes from his classes at Temple's Afrocentric Institute under Dr. Molefi Asante, notes from lectures at New York University and the Metropolitan Museum of Arts in New York and historical and cultural sayings as well as lectures given on the spot after each day's itinerary.
The book is divided into sections involving discussions in the Airport Lounge at JFK, New York prior to departure and once on the ground in Egypt and checked into hotels by all the characters then the book is divided into the following arrangement. The characters talk to each other at breakfast, on the bus to the sites, at the lecture after each day's outing, followed by a question and answer period, middle of the day free time, then at dinner, in the hotel lounge and back in their hotel rooms. Each individual brings a different perspective to the group dynamic sharing their knowledge and experiences to make the overall educational tour a memorable one. Some are students who share their notes, others are retired professionals who write and offer aspects of their knowledge from work to play. Then famous quotations are added to make the overall picture one of a spiritual, historical, cultural, photographic and historical adventure. More than a hundred photos are added to make the stops on the tour seem real when a little imagination is added.
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