Strong and Kind Raising Kids of Character

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Strong and Kind: Raising Kids of Character by Korie Robertson
If: Trading Your If Only Regrets for God’s What If Possibilities by Mark Batterson, Parker Batterson
Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O’Donohue
Geoffrey Wainwright, Karen B. Westerfield Tucker, “The Oxford History of Christian Worship”
Deepest Practice, Deepest Wisdom: Three Fascicles from Shobogenzo with Commentary by Tom Wright, Shohaku Okumura

Strong and Kind: Raising Kids of Character by Korie Robertson

English | October 27th, 2015 | ASIN: B00WDJSZQC, ISBN: 0718036883, 0718097114 | 240 pages | EPUB | 4.27 MB

It has never been more important to teach your children well.
Many parents want to see positive character traits in their children but wonder how to instill them. As stars of the hit reality show “Duck Dynasty”, Korie and Willie Robertson receive loads of letters and messages from fans asking how did they raise such good kids. As Korie will tell you, it wasn’t easy, but it is possible.
A straightforward approach to parenting, Strong and Kind helps parents identify the character traits they want to see in their children along with the tools for putting them in place. For instance, strong means “resilient” and “sturdy.” In the same way that muscles can be resilient and sturdy, our inner confidence can and should be too. Kindness to others always requires good manners, sharing, patience, forgiveness, and joyfulness, which are also character traits we want our children to possess. Then there’s treating others with respect and love, which is the second greatest command.
“Strong and Kind also covers the ways parents can implement these positive traits. Korie identifies nine specific character traits that parents will want to focus in on with their kids. Besides strong and kind they include: self-control, honesty, loyalty, humility, compassion, patience, and being joyful. And by modeling the best behavior, parents will increase the chances of their kids catching on. Ultimately, the stars of “Duck Dynasty” recommend you do what they do at the end of every episode: hand your children over to God’s loving arms in prayer every day.

If: Trading Your If Only Regrets for God’s What If Possibilities by Mark Batterson, Parker Batterson

English | March 29th, 2016 | ASIN: B012H1075M, ISBN: 0801016037 | 144 pages | EPUB | 1.46 MB

The word If is a powerful little word. Some people are stuck in if only, trudging through lives marked with regret. But God wants us to live lives marked with possibilities, with the what if attitude that looks forward to the future with confidence. Why? Because the answer to “If God is for us, who can be against us?” is “No one.” God is always on our side, every day, in every way.
Young people especially need to hear this life-changing message of hope and freedom from Mark Batterson and his son Parker. With his trademark enthusiasm and contagious joy, Batterson helps teens and young adults overcome those feelings of guilt, fear, and doubt that plague them and embrace the truth that in Christ there is no condemnation. Unpacking the promises of Romans 8, he shows young readers that they are more than conquerors–right now and forever. And because of that, the possibilities for their lives are limitless.

Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom by John O’Donohue

English | March 17th, 2009 | ASIN: B001AW2OZ6, ISBN: 0060182792, 006092943X | 265 pages | EPUB | 0.33 MB

Discover the Celtic Circle of Belonging
John O’Donohue, poet, philosopher, and scholar, guides you through the spiritual landscape of the Irish imagination. In Anam Cara, Gaelic for “soul friend,” the ancient teachings, stories, and blessings of Celtic wisdom provide such profound insights on the universal themes of friendship, solitude, love, and death as:
• Light is generous
• The human heart is never completely born
• Love as ancient recognition
• The body is the angel of the soul
• Solitude is luminous
• Beauty likes neglected places
• The passionate heart never ages
• To benatural is to be holy
• Silence is the sister of the divine
• Death as an invitation to freedom

Geoffrey Wainwright, Karen B. Westerfield Tucker, “The Oxford History of Christian Worship”

2005 | ISBN-10: 0195138864 | 960 pages | PDF | 14 MB

The Oxford History of Christian Worship is a comprehensive and authoritative history of the origins and development of Christian worship to the present day. Backed by an international roster of experts as contributors, this new book will examine the liturgical traditions of Orthodox, Catholic, and Protestant, and Pentecostal traditions throughout history and across the world. With 240 photographs and 10 maps, the full geographical spread of Christianity is covered, including Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, East Asia, and the Pacific. Following contemporary trends in scholarship, it will cover social and cultural contexts, material culture and the arts.
Written to be accessible to the educated layperson, this unique and beautiful volume will also appeal to clergy and liturgists and more generally to students and scholars of the liturgy, Christian theology, church history, and world history.

Deepest Practice, Deepest Wisdom: Three Fascicles from Shobogenzo with Commentary by Tom Wright, Shohaku Okumura

English | January 30th, 2018 | ASIN: B076ZVFHDT, ISBN: 1614293023 | 344 pages | EPUB | 3.30 MB

Insightful commentary on a beloved ancient philosopher of Zen by a beloved contemporary master of Zen.
Famously insightful and famously complex, Eihei Dogen’s writings have been studied and puzzled over for hundreds of years. In Deepest Practice, Deepest Wisdom, Kosho Uchiyama, beloved twentieth-century Zen teacher addresses himself head-on to unpacking Dogen’s wisdom from three fascicles (or chapters) of his monumental Shobogenzo for a modern audience.
The fascicles presented here from Shobogenzo, or Treasury of the True Dharma Eye include “Shoaku Makusa” or “Refraining from Evil,” “Maka Hannya Haramitsu” or “Practicing Deepest Wisdom,” and “Uji” or “Living Time.” Tom Wright and Shohaku Okumura lovingly translate Dogen’s penetrating words and Uchiyama’s thoughtful commentary on each piece. At turns poetic and funny, always insightful, this is Zen wisdom for the ages.