Highly recommended. James martin, author, my life with the saints "Paul Wilkes's biography takes us through Paul's life, SJ, but through the stages of our own lives as well. It can put the seasons of your own life into better, broader perspective. Joan chittister, affirmation, called to question: a spiritual memoir Paul Wilkes' In Due Season takes the reader on a moving journey through an extraordinary era's thickets of American Catholic life and belief—opening at last into wisdom, author, and hope.
In Due Season: A Catholic Life #ad - It helps us see the forest of our lives despite the trees. God heaved a sigh of relief. This is a beautifully written, frequently haunting, serving and loving, and always fascinating story of seeking and finding, and—ultimately—dying and rising. Wilkes is a great writer–he has a refreshing style, and a stark and unfurbished honesty, a direct voice, even about himself.
Read this book. The son of an immigrant, Wilkes felt that he was called to a priestly vocation, indeed a Trappist vocation.
Take This Bread: A Radical ConversionBallantine Books #ad - Then early one winter morning, for no earthly reason, she wandered into a church. Here, passionate book, in this achingly beautiful, is the living communion of Christ. The most amazing book. Anne Lamott. The first food pantry she established provided hundreds of poor, sick, deranged, elderly, and marginalized people with lifesaving food and a sense of belonging.
She recounts stories about trudging through the rain in housing projects, wiping the runny nose of a psychotic man, storing a battered woman’s. 375 magnum in a cookie tin. I was certainly not interested in becoming a Christian, “or, ” she writes, as I thought of it rather less politely, a religious nut.
But she ate a piece of bread, took a sip of wine, and found herself radically transformed. The mysterious sacrament of communion has sustained Miles ever since, in a faith she’d scorned, in work she’d never imagined. Within a few years, the loaves had multiplied, and she and the people she served had started nearly a dozen more pantries.
Take This Bread: A Radical Conversion #ad - Take this bread is rich with real-life dickensian characters–church ladies, bishops, child abusers, millionaires, schizophrenics, and thieves–all blown into Miles’s life by the relentless force of her newfound calling. She writes about the economy of hunger and the ugly politics of food; the meaning of prayer and the physicality of faith.
A lesbian left-wing journalist who covered revolutions around the world, Miles was not the woman her friends expected to see suddenly praising Jesus. She was certainly not the kind of person the government had in mind to run a “faith-based charity.
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal JourneyPenguin Books #ad - For taylor, her stroke was a blessing and a revelation. It taught her that by "stepping to the right" of our left brains, we can uncover feelings of well-being that are often sidelined by "brain chatter. Reaching wide audiences through her talk at the technology, Entertainment, Design TED conference and her appearance on Oprah's online Soul Series, Taylor provides a valuable recovery guide for those touched by brain injury and an inspiring testimony that inner peace is accessible to anyone.
It would take her eight years to fully recover. The astonishing new york times bestseller that chronicles how a brain scientist's own stroke led to enlightenment On December 10, Jill Bolte Taylor, 1996, a thirty-seven- year-old Harvard-trained brain scientist experienced a massive stroke in the left hemisphere of her brain.
My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey #ad - As she observed her mind deteriorate to the point that she could not walk, in which she felt a sense of complete well-being and peace, talk, and the logical, read, write, sequential left brain, or recall any of her life-all within four hours-Taylor alternated between the euphoria of the intuitive and kinesthetic right brain, which recognized she was having a stroke and enabled her to seek help before she was completely lost.
Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics: Cases and Concepts, Third EditionGeorgetown University Press #ad - Devettere’s approach is not based on an ethics of abstract obligations and duties, following Aristotle, an ethics of personal well-being grounded in prudence, on how to live a fulfilled and happy life—in short, but, the virtue of ethical decision making. This third edition is revised and updated and includes discussions of several landmark cases, including the tragic stories of Terri Schiavo and Jesse Gelsinger the first death caused by genetic research.
This edition also includes a new chapter on the latest social and political issues in American health care. Devettere’s engaging text relies on commonsense moral concepts and avoids academic jargon. Devettere addresses new topics such as partial-birth abortion law, ghostwritten scientific articles published in major medical journals, recent Vatican statements on feeding tubes, infant euthanasia in The Netherlands, new developments in artificial hearts, clinical trials developed by pharmaceutical companies to market new drugs, embryonic stem cell research, organ donation after cardiac death, and controversial HIV/AIDS research in Africa.
Practical Decision Making in Health Care Ethics: Cases and Concepts, Third Edition #ad - For nearly fifteen years practical decision Making in Health Care Ethics has offered scholars and students a highly accessible and teachable alternative to the dominant principle-based theories in the field. It is a true classic, medical students, brilliantly conceived and executed, and is now even more valuable to undergraduates and graduate students, and general readers interested in philosophy, health care professionals, medicine, hospital ethics committees and institutional review boards, and the rapidly changing field of health care ethics.
It includes a glossary of legal, medical, and ethical terms; an index of cases; and thoroughly updated bibliographic essays at the end of each chapter that offer resources for further reading.
Christian Ethics: A Case Method Approach, 4th edition New Edition 2nd & Subsequent / 4th Ed. /ORBIS #ad - Christian Ethics: A Case Method Approach, 4th edition New Edition 2nd & Subsequent / 4th Ed. / #ad - A timely revision of a classic text in Christian ethics.
Contemporary Catholic Health Care Ethics: , Second EditionGeorgetown University Press #ad - The book is organized into three sections: theology basic issues underlying Catholic thought, including birth control, methodology how Catholic theology approaches moral issues, and applications to current issues. Contemporary catholic health care ethics, Second Edition, methodology, and practical application into a detailed and practical examination of the bioethical issues that confront students, integrates theology, scholars, and practitioners.
Contemporary Catholic Health Care Ethics: , Second Edition #ad - Kelly contribute diverse backgrounds and experience that inform the richness of new material covered in this second edition. Unlike anthologies, the coherent text offers a consistent method in order to provide students, scholars, and practitioners with an understanding of ethical dilemmas as well as concrete examples to assist in the difficult decisions they must make on an everyday basis.
Noted bioethicists Gerard Magill, Henk ten Have, and David F. New chapters discuss controversial end-of-life issues such as forgoing treatment, killing versus allowing patients to die, ways to handle decisions for incompetent patients, advance directives, and physician-assisted suicide.
An Introduction to the New Testament The Anchor Yale Bible Reference LibraryYale University Press #ad - From the experience of a lifetime of scholarship, preaching, and writing, teaching, Raymond E. He walks readers book by book through the basic content and issues of the New Testament. Brown covers the entire scope of the New Testament with ease and clarity. Who else could cover the entire scope of the new testament with such ease and clarity? This gifted communicator conveys the heartfelt concern of a beloved teacher for his students, as he walks the reader through the basic content and issues of the New Testament.
Using this basic data, relates the new testament to our modern world, and responds to controversial issues, Brown answers questions raised by today’s readers, such as those raised by the Jesus Seminar. Every generation needs a comprehensive, reliable Introduction to the New Testament that opens the biblical text to the novice.
While a wealth of information is contained in these pages, discussions of key theological issues, a historical overview of the ancient Greco-Roman world, such as illustrative tables, bibliographies, the work’s most impressive features are the basic summaries of each book, maps, and the rich supplementary materials, and appendixes.
An Introduction to the New Testament The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library #ad - Brown's an introduction to the New Testament is the most trustworthy and authoritative guidebook for a generation seeking to understand the Christian Bible. Universally acknowledged as the dean of New Testament scholarship, Father Brown is a master of his discipline at the pinnacle of his career. Raymond E.
Those opening to the new testament for the first time and those seeking deeper insights could not ask for more in a primer to the Christian Bible.
Models of the Church Image Classics Book 13Image #ad - The method of models or types, " observes Cardinal Dulles, "can have great value in helping people to get beyond the limitations of their own particular outlook and to enter into fruitful conversation with others. Such conversation is obviously essential if ecumenism is to get beyond its present impasses.
Models of the Church Image Classics Book 13 #ad - This new edition includes a new Appendix and Preface by the author. Welcoming this as a sign of vitality, sacrament, or "models, and, in a recent addition to the book, Avery Dulles has carefully studied the writings of contemporary Protestant and Catholic ecclesiologists and sifted out six major approaches, " through which the Church's character can be understood: as Institution, Mystical Communion, Servant, Herald, as Community of Disciples.
There is today a dramatic reexamination of structure, authority, dogma -- indeed, every aspect of the life of the Church is held up to scrutiny. A balanced theology, he concludes, must incorporate the major affirmations of each.
Introducing Moral Theology: True Happiness and the VirtuesBrazos Press #ad - Not only do students grapple with existential issues but they also struggle with ethical ones such as "Why be moral?" In Introducing Moral Theology, William Mattison addresses this question as well as grapples with the impact that religious belief has on day-to-day living. Whether in the cafeteria, classroom, or dorm lounge, questions abound on college campuses.
Rooted in the catholic tradition, this overview will also appeal to non-Catholics interested in virtue ethics. Structured in two parts, fortitude, prudence, this unique text on Catholic moral theology covers cardinal virtues temperance, hope, and justice as well as theological virtues faith, and love. It is equipped with study questions, terms and their definitions, and illustrative case studies.
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant FamiliesMariner Books #ad - Let us now praise Famous Men was published to enormous critical acclaim. This portrait of poverty-stricken Southern tenant farmers during the Great Depression has become one of the most influential books of the past century. Their journey would prove an extraordinary collaboration—and a watershed literary event.
One of the most brutally revealing records of an America that was ignored by society—a class of people whose level of poverty left them as spiritually, mentally, and physically worn as the land on which they toiled. With an additional sixty-four archival photos in this edition, Let Us Now Praise Famous Men remains as relevant and important as when it was first published over seventy-seven years ago.
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men: Three Tenant Families #ad - In the summer of 1936, pulitzer prize–winning writer James Agee and photographer Walker Evans set out on assignment for Fortune magazine to explore the daily lives of white sharecroppers in the South. An unsparing record in words and pictures of this place, the people who shaped the land, and the rhythm of their lives, it would eventually be recognized by the New York Public Library as one of the most influential books of the twentieth century—and serve as an inspiration to artists from composer Aaron Copland to David Simon, creator of The Wire.
Time has done nothing to decrease this book’s power. Library Journal.
Medical Ethics: Sources of Catholic Teachings, Fourth EditionGeorgetown University Press #ad - Medical ethics examines specific teachings of the church on over seventy issues in clinical and research ethics, artificial insemination, contraception, organ donation and transplantation, health care reform, gene therapy, stem cells, euthanasia, surrogate motherhood, including abortion, AIDS, cloning, assisted suicide, organizational ethics, and withholding and withdrawing life support.
Introductory chapters provide the context for interpreting the Church's teachings and theological values, guiding the reader in how to apply the teachings to particular ethical dilemmas and helping the reader to understand the role of conscience within the Catholic tradition. The teaching of the church in regard to health care ethics is pertinent not only for health care professionals and students, but for all who are concerned about the common good of society.
Medical Ethics: Sources of Catholic Teachings, Fourth Edition #ad - In a single convenient resource, this revised and updated edition of a classic text organizes and presents clearly the documents of the Catholic Church pertaining to medical ethics. O'rourke and boyle bring this fourth edition up to the present day by incorporating recent papal documents regarding the social aspects of health care, frozen embryos, an extremely influential document that illuminates such controversial dilemmas as prenatal adoption, and the 2008 papal instruction Dignitas personae, assent to Church teaching, and genetic diagnosis.