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Joy has a way of working its way from the inside out. When our lives are filled with joy, the symptoms are unmistakable. A twinkle in the eye. A ready smile. A skip in the step. A song in the heart. Joy lends a glow to the face and a lilt to the voice. Joy is contagious. It is also the birthright of every believer, but rainy days have a way of distracting us from that fact. In this study, readers will take a careful look at this uniquely Christian characteristic and discover they have every reason to be joyful. They will see that joy is their strength and their song and provides a solid foundation in their hearts.
In this text for students who have had some experience in dance, Scheff, a dance educator, presents 45 self-paced lessons, plus guidelines for building a portfolio, that will help students understand dance as an art form, create and perform dances, evaluate and critique dance, and understand cultural influences on dance. Each chapter includes objectives, three or four lessons, portfolio items, and a quiz. The book offers a complete curriculum progression that can also be used to supplement an existing curriculum. B&w photos and drawings are included. There is no subject index. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)
After many years of writing in her prayer journal, missionary Sarah Young decided to be more attentive to the Savior's voice and listen for what He was saying to her. The result was Jesus Calling, a collection of personal reflections based on Jesus' own words of hope, guidance, and peace found in the Scriptures. Through these messages, countless people have been encouraged to experience a deeper relationship with the Lord as they also learn to listen for His voice in the pages of the Bible. In Experiencing God's Presence, the first study in the Jesus Calling Bible Study Series, you will be encouraged to lay down your cares and just spend time each day with your heavenly Father. As you follow the Lord's instruction to "be still, and know that I am God" (Psalm 46:10), you will encounter His peace, be filled with His strength, gain a new perspective on your situation, and experience the full life that only He can provide. Each of the Jesus Calling Bible Studies include devotional readings from Jesus Calling, selected passages of Scripture for reflection, Bible Study questions, and additional questions and activities to help you apply and live out the material. This study can be used for personal reflection and Bible study or in a small-group setting.
Matthew Henry explains how to effectively communicate with Christ and the people around us.
THE KEY TO LIVING A LIFE OF PURPOSE STARTS WITH CATCHING A GLIMPSE OF HEAVEN. Many of us have become so preoccupied by the here and now that we've lost sight of the fact that Heaven is our home. Our minds have fallen captive to a thousand distractions. EXPERIENCING HEAVEN will help you regain your focus and your sense of purpose by helping you pay attention to Heaven in a new and fresh way. These daily readings, scripture passages, prayers, and stories will help you recover a vision of Heaven that is strong and real and will encourage you in the midst of your everyday life.
The book contains four sections, each of which addresses culture and heritage in a different way. Section one covers language, the many languages spoken in the United States, and the way in which American English has taken in words from other languages. Section two talks about culture in the community and how we can learn about our own heritage and the heritages of people we live near. Sections three and four are stories of children learning about each others' and other people's cultural heritages and exploring their own.
Drawing from the themes in The God Catchers, this devotional is an ideal companion for those seeking practical ways to move from the pursuit of God to an encounter with Him. Written in the warm, conversational style that is his signature, Tenney provides insightful and challenging guidance to those who wish to dwell in God's presence. Each devotion is designed to help readers turn their focus away from themselves and toward God. God's promise of communion and power becomes real as readers mature in their daily pursuit of a more meaningful and intimate relationship with God.
While most Christians have an awareness of the third person of the Trinity, they have little experience of this personhood or power. Experiencing the Holy Spirit shows readers how to welcome the Holy Spirit's presence into their lives and grow in intimate relationship with Him through hearing and obeying His voice; praying and walking in the Spirit; operating in His power, gifts, signs, and wonders; and receiving His anointing. Includes more than 50 interactive exercises.
Fueled by the drive to be bigger and better, today's church has adopted principles and practices created by the corporate world. The result is a toxic mix of the spiritual and the secular, where success is measured in numbers, and pastors are encouraged to become CEO superstars.In short, the world is influencing the church. How do we get back to a biblical foundation for leadership and church development? Trusted and best-selling author Don Cousins will take you on a groundbreaking exploration of what makes a church leader successful. Lead using the gifts God has given you. Fulfill your calling to be a leader who equips others for the work of service. Experience God's blessings as you carry out His work, His way.
Walk His Steps, Pray His Way It's not an activity. Nor a chore. Prayer is a way of life. Here's how you can move beyond rituals and discover new intimacy with Jesus. Henry and Norman Blackaby's thorough study of Jesus' prayer life reveals astounding truths about God's intent for prayer. By the time you turn the last page of this 2006 National Day of Prayer book, your old notions will be replaced by the reality of Jesus' example. You'll experience the power of heaven and earth being joined together as the King of all creation lays His heart over yours. Your will becomes aligned with His. Discover freedom from methods and formulas, the beauty of a gentle step-by-step reformation process, and let God unfold His mighty purposes for you. JESUS... " in the days of His flesh, when He had offered up prayers and supplications, with vehement cries and tears... was heard because of His godly fear." Hebrews 5:7 The One who loved you to His death continues to pursue you. He will humbly lay His heart over yours. Heaven and earth will agree. The supernatural will powerfully unfold. And you will be changed forever. Story Behind the BookJesus' ministry was marked by a life of prayer. Even more, Jesus is the pattern and definition of prayer. Who better for America to pray with on the National Day of Prayer than Him? And who better than father-son team Henry and Norman Blackaby to unveil such a message? In classic Blackaby style, they reveal how Jesus' example can become our way of life. When prayer is genuine, life change is real. Look out, America. Prayer is changing our country like nothing ever has...or will!From the Hardcover edition.
'Experiencing Social Work provides a refreshing change in the expanse of social work education texts. Its focus on learning from people who had received a good service from social workers drew out many of the foundation blocks of practice that can so easily be minimised in favour of 'deeper academic theories'. In short, it reminded me of my own passion for practice and the privilege it is to be part of the social work profession' - Kay Wall, Lecturer in Social Work In this book people tell their stories of positive social work and the difference it has made to their lives. The book was inspired by the belief that we can learn more from what goes right than what goes wrong. Follow the stories in each chapter to read about good practice, to reflect on the lessons learned, and to feel uplifted by social work's potential for positive change and social justice. Other key features include: " Case examples from a wide range of service user groups, including people with mental health problems, disabilities, parenting difficulties, those living in care, those experiencing loss and other life transitions. " Commentaries that unpack the core themes and issues from each example in order to understand the experience and learn from it. " Examples of how social work students have contributed to positive change in the lives of service users. " A strong grounding in the ethical guidelines and skills base required of all social work practice. This important book will be valuable reading for all undergraduate social work students and will also be useful for qualified social workers, service users and carers. Mark Doel is based at the Centre for Health and Social Care Research, Sheffield Hallam University. Lesley Best is based at the School of Health, University of Northampton.
It happens in almost every part of life. We wear down, burn out, and lose hope. While nothing is fail-safe, there are things you can do to halt the downward slide in your family. This book gives dynamic biblical solutions to people who are asking: - Why don't I have passion in my spiritual life? - Is it still possible to restore my marriage? - Can I raise my children to be "on fire" for God? - Where do I start? Bruce Wilkinson shows how, in the midst of a society without morals, a passionate relationship with Jesus is possible -- not just a "mountaintop experience," but an everyday vibrant relationship. This popular book is newly released with an updated cover!
Women of Faith, renowned for their unique combination of personality and truth, offer fresh new messages in their fourth series of popular topical study guides. Titles include:Receiving God's GoodnessExperiencing Spiritual IntimacyContagious JoyUnderstanding PurposeEach study guide, teeming with insights and quotes from the conference speakers provides twelve weeks of Bible study, a leader's guide for small groups, and a special take-home reminder for each week's lesson.
Every athlete, performer, and artist trains to reach his or her goals. As Christians, our goal is to be more like Jesus. Spiritual practices are the ways we train to be like Jesus. This study will introduce participants to two types of spiritual disciplines-those that are primarily active and call us to do something and those that are primarily inactive and call us to undo something. Through this study, participants will look at familiar spiritual practices like prayer, study, service, and fellowship through the lens of Scripture and find a renewed zest for life and loving God.Features include:Twelve weeks of interactive Bible studyQuestions for discussionTips for leading a great groupWomen of Faith Study Guides have sold more than 2 million copies to date.
From the authors of contemporary classic The Spirituality of Imperfection comes this long-awaited sequel. A great master once said, "The shortest distance between a human being and truth is a story." In Experiencing Spirituality, Ernest Kurtz and Katherine Ketcham take readers on a journey through storytelling as a means of self-discovery. Recounting and interpreting great wisdom stories from all ages and all cultures, as well as telling many of their own, the authors shed light on such experiences as awe, wonder, humor, confusion, and forgiveness. In story after story, seekers look to those whose lives reveal a special quality--sometimes called spirituality--and ask the masters what they must do to attain that same quality. The answer is simple: "Come, follow me, and see how I live." Experiencing Spirituality teaches through the example of human experience.
Dare to Go There Although the cross is God's decisive deed in human history, the full meaning of it is far too much for a mere human mind to grasp. But through Henry Blackaby's careful examination, the cross becomes not a doctrine, but an experience. You'll be overwhelmed with the utter significance of Christ's death, leading you to a stronger sense of God's power in your daily life. Steeped in the Blackaby distinctive of constant encouragement toward your personal experience of God, and firmly rooted in Scripture, this book exposes the tragic result of a casual attitude toward the sin in our lives that made the cross necessary. Learn to surrender to the deeper dimensions of the cross, so that nothing can block the Lord's presence and power in your life! Receive the reality. Discover the power. Live the experience. Jesus Christ died not so that you would recognize a historical fact. Or memorize a particular doctrine. Or continue with life as is. No, Christ's death was God's decisive deed in your life, conquering sin once and for all. The cross beckons you every day, with power to transform every detail of your existence as you begin to see Calvary from God's perspective. Henry Blackaby leads you on an exploration through the deeper dimensions of the cross, ensuring that the further you go, the more you will: Deal radically and completely with sin Embrace true and lasting union with Christ Experience the fullness and reality of His victory in your life Will you yield to God's provision in His cross? Will you receive the power and presence of Jesus Christ? Will you dare to experience the cross? "Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after me cannot be my disciple." Luke 14:27 The cross is not just His; the cross is mine, and the cross is yours. It transcends the physical dimension, and it transcends time. As you forgo your limited, human perspective, God's complete and overwhelming, all-consuming love will envelop you. You'll experience His blessings as they've never been seen, heard, or felt before-guaranteed. Because t he One who called you to bear your cross also goes with you. Every step of the way. Story Behind the Book"Our whole identity with Christ is found in the cross. It was there that God dealt totally with sin. And it is there that God intends us to be united with Christ in His death so that we would forever hate sin, abhor sin, and forsake sin. In our intimate relationship with Christ and His crucifixion, God intends for us to obtain His perspective on sin-to feel its horrors, as Christ does, and then to let God put sin to death in our lives-as He did in the crucifixion of His Son. The victory accomplished through Christ's death and resurrection is the very same victory we can experience daily in our lives! " -Henry BlackabyFrom the Hardcover edition.
Winner of the Textbook Excellence Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association, Janet Belsky's Experiencing the Lifespan always reflects a scientist's understanding of key research, a psychologist's understanding of people, and a teacher's understanding of students. This extensively updated new edition features significant new findings, a broad-based global perspective, and enhanced media offerings. With all of this, the book itself remains at just the right length and level of coverage to fit comfortably in a single-term course.
The first Christians "turned the world upside down" (Acts 17:6) shaking the gates of hell even in the face of severe persecution. The result: People all around "were filled with wonder and amazement" (Acts 3:10).What can give Christians today the same impact?God's Holy Spirit is ready to answer that for us in an awesome way, as Henry Blackaby and his son Mel Blackaby make clear in Experiencing the Spirit. You'll see how the proof of the Spirit's presence is our awareness of God's personal assignments for us, plus our supernatural enablement to carry out those assignments.You'll find essential clarification on the difference between natural talents and spiritual gifts. You'll explore the dynamics of being filled with the Spirit through intimate relationship with Him, committed obedience, and radical departure from sin. Instead of considering what you can do for God with your abilities and talents, you'll be encouraged here to seek what God wants to do through you supernaturally by His Spirit, empowering you beyond your personal competence and capacities. Release the Holy Spirit's work at the very core of your experience of the Christian life - as He releases you to serve God as never before.From the Hardcover edition.
In the third and final book of a trilogy by Dr. Blackaby and his son, Melvin, the renowned authors reveal how to find power beyond limited human competenceand capacities supernaturally through the Holy Spirit.
Michael Molloy's multi-dimensional examination of religions, combined with Connect Religion's skills-based activities, provides an intimate learning experience for students. Experiencing the World's Religions integrated program supports today's students and provides skills that extend beyond the Introduction to Religion course, engaging both non-majors and majors in the subject. The goal of the 6th edition is to better meet the Introduction to Religion course challenges of building student engagement, developing critical analysis skills, and building writing skills. The 6th edition of Experiencing the World's Religions continues to include primary sources, current examples, and coverage of women, to ensure students are introduced to unfamiliar religions in ways that are accessible, inviting, and intriguing. Experiencing these concepts and cultures is the hallmark of Michael Molloy's approach. His pedagogy and activities are now fully integrated and assessable within Connect Religion, to make for an increased understanding of the most important and memorable elements of each religion. Writing activities in Connect Religion, tied to chapter narrative, offer students the chance to develop their critical analysis skills and put their informed opinions on religion into writing. The result is greater student engagement and greater course success.
Covering early societies, the classical, postclassical, and modern periods, and the 20th century, and blending the great advances in historical research over the past quarter century, Experiencing World History represents an important addition to the teaching of world history. Focusing on major issues in social history in the context of world history and divided into five chronological sections that highlight the mixture of change and continuity, the volume traces key aspects of society over time, among them gender; work and leisure; state and society; culture contact and population patterns. Truly global in scope, Experiencing World History includes deep coverage of all the major areas including Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. A brief introduction ties the social history themes to more conventional world history coverage, and an epilogue after each of the five sections suggests overarching themes and connections.
Covering early societies, the classical, post classical, and modern periods, and the 20th century, and blending the great advances in historical research over the past quarter century,Experiencing World History represents an important addition to the teaching of world history. Focusing on major issues in social history in the context of world history and divided into five chronological sections that highlight the mixture of change and continuity, the volume traces key aspects of society over time, among them gender; work and leisure; state and society; culture contact and population patterns. Truly global in scope,Experiencing World Historyincludes deep coverage of all the major areas including Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. A brief introduction ties the social history themes to more conventional world history coverage, and an epilogue after each of the five sections suggests overarching themes and connections.
Experiential Activities for Intercultural Learning is a collection of 32 activities designed to expand the repertoire of trainers and educators alike. Centering on the development of cultural awareness, this book helps leaders to develop cross-cultural sensitivity in their groups through participation in simulations, case studies, role-playing, critical incidents and diversity exercises. Some activities address complex workplace issues, while others focus on intercultural dynamics within educational contexts. Activities also range from beginner to experienced, facilitating the exploration of intercultural issues in depth and allowing every participant to benefit, no matter what their skill level is. Editor H. Ned Seelye presents each activity in an engaging manner, interspersing the book with insightful commentary that adds to the reader's understanding and appreciation. Full of great ideas that can enhance your group's cultural expertise, Experiential Activities for Intercultural Learning is an asset to any instructor.
Experiential Learning enables educators, trainers, coaches and facilitators to unleash some of the more potent ingredients of learning through experience. It presents a simple model: the Learning Combination Lock, which illustrates the wide range of factors that can be altered to enhance the learning experience. The theory is brought to life with hundreds of examples from around the world and covers issues such as: experience and intelligence; facilitation, good practice and ethics; learning environments; experiential learning activities; and working with the senses and emotions. Experiential Learning offers the skills that can be successfully applied to a variety of settings including management education, corporate training, team-building, youth-development work, counselling and therapy, schools and higher education and special needs training. This fully updated third edition includes guidance for coaches, cutting edge new material on sensory intelligence and updated models, tools and case studies throughout.
The Experiential Learning Toolkit presents a diverse range of practical exercises, which are based on the theory of experiential learning. Experiential learning is concerned with learning through direct experience, which aims to create more effective, engaging and embedded learning. Each activity presented includes a description of the underlying principles, practical information on delivering the exercise as well as tips and further reading. The exercises cover a range of training needs including; effective customer service, telephone skills, applying strategic thinking, and developing creativity. Trainers will find this an invaluable resource, with fresh approaches which engage and inspire learners.