The Masters said that we are dreaming; we are not awake. I could not believe it. I eventually realized that they were right. We live like machines, going through our lives without any purpose or enjoyment. Even if you do not have the time to read this entire book, spend some minutes to go through the list of meditations and exercises. They might change your life or somebody else’s. They might awaken something in you; something that has been forgotten for a very long time. Do not be afraid. It is a risk worth taking.
A collection of short, powerful meditations designed to bolster readers in the wake of despair and suffering promotes the idea that God is watching over the world, even in times of difficulty. Original.
As Christians, our eternity was already determined; sealed with blood! Even after knowing this, we make decisions and live our lives as if we are merely concerned with our years on Earth. Eternity is an idea many people think they understand, but if we examine how we interact with others, we see our understanding is limited. Most search their entire lives to find their purpose; failing to live it. Whether we fully understand the idea of eternity or not, one thing is for sure, now has implications that will impact eternity. This book walks the reader through ideas that will help them live with purpose. Thus, living to influence those closest to them.
Something in us is waiting—for what, we don’t know. Something different? Something better? For Christians, perhaps the deepest expression of what we’re waiting for is found in the phrase “eternal life.” But what is eternal life? Why do we want it? And how do we know if we have it? In Eternity Is Now in Session, bestselling author John Ortberg dispels the myth that eternal life is something way out in outer space that we can only hope to experience after we die—and that being saved is merely about meeting the minimal entrance requirements for getting into heaven. Instead, John unpacks the reality that the moment we trust Christ, we are initiated into “eternal living” with God as a here and now reality, one that will continue beyond our life on this earth. Jesus defined eternal life just once, in John 17:3: “. . . that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom you have sent.” The kind of “knowing God” that is eternal life is an interactive relationship, not just an affirmation of certain facts about God. Once we begin the transformative journey of truly knowing God, we can start to experience His presence, favor, and resurrection power right here on this earth—in the details, tasks, and challenges of daily, ordinary life. And as we begin to know God this way, we’ll realize each moment of our lives is a vehicle to the eternity we’ve been longing for all along.
The present volume contains a selection of papers presented at the 7th Chronos colloquium in Antwerp (2006). They specifically focus on issues dealing with the categories of Aktionsart, aspect and tense, and the possible relations between these categories, mainly in Germanic and Romance languages. Some of the papers in this collection put the relation between tense and modal meaning into focus, which was in fact the Antwerp conferenceOCOs special topic. More in particular, the papers in this volume deal with: non-state imperfectives in Romance and West-Germanic, aspectual properties of French locative constructions, a new typology of accomplishments and achievements, the compatibility of (im)perfective aspect with negation, temporal properties of gerundive adjunct clauses in Portuguese, the Present Perfective Puzzle, the multiple meanings of the present perfect in the Germanic languages, modal uses of present and non-present tenses in Dutch and French, the impossibility to use OCyperfectiveOCO viewpoint tenses in conditional protases."
A 5-session journey to discover what it really means to be “saved.” For Christians, perhaps the deepest expression of what we’re waiting for is found in the phrase “eternal life.” But what is eter-nal life? Why do we want it? And how do we know if we have it? In the Eternity Is Now in Session Participant’s Guide, bestselling author John Ortberg takes you on a radical journey of rediscovery, dispelling the myth that eternal life is something way out in outer space that we can only hope to experience after we die. Instead, John unpacks the reality that the moment we trust Christ, we are initiated into “eternal living” with God as a here-and-now reality, one that will continue beyond our life on this earth. We can truly know God, experiencing His presence, favor, and resurrection power right here on this earth—in the details, tasks, and challenges of daily, ordinary life. And as we begin to know God this way, we’ll realize each moment of our lives is a vehicle to the eternity we’ve been longing for all along. Note: This is a companion piece to the Eternity Is Now in Session DVD Experience (9781496431684) and John Ortberg’s book Eternity Is Now in Session (9781496431646).
This book is about enlightenment, spiritual awakening, self realization, meditation, awareness, consciousness, happiness, love, relationships, psychological suffering and human predicament. Based largely on actual dialogues between Francis Lucille, a spiritual teacher of non-duality, and some of his disciples, the music of freedom that it conveys resonates between the words, and gives the reader an inkling of the peace and happiness that are experienced in the presence of an authentic master. Francis Lucille was for over twenty years a close friend and disciple of Jean Klein, a well recognized French teacher of non-duality. They both belong to a lineage of Advaita Vedanta teachers stemming from India. (Advaita Vedanta is the main nondualist Hindu spiritual tradition). Jean Klein's guru, Pandit Veeraraghavachar, was a Professor at the Sanskrit College in Bengalore. Their teachings, despite some superficial similarities, are quite different from those of most contemporary western neo Advaita teachers.They emphasize for instance the importance of the direct transmission from guru to disciple, through presence, beyond words, and they recognize that the same universal truth was expressed by various saints, philosophers and teachers throughout history and across the world. That which matters here is not the form of the teaching, direct or gradual for instance, as much as the authenticity of the teacher, the vibrancy of his realization, the outpouring of his love, the freedom of his humour, the brilliancy of his intelligence, the splendor of his poetry, the spontaneous sharing of his peace. Nonduality is the common ground of Buddhism (especially Zen and Dzogchen), Advaita, Sufism, Taoism, the Kabbalah, the Gnosis and the teachings of Jesus in the Thomas Gospel, the teachings of Parmenides, Plotinus, Gaudapada, Abinavagupta, Meister Eckhart, Ramana Maharshi, Atmananda Krishna Menon, Ananda Mai and many others.
Pastor Peter Hiett hopes to reclaim the wonderful book of Revelation to show that it is not only about seven little churches in ancient Asia Minor or weird creatures and cataclysmic geothermal events in the distant future--it is about you NOW, and Jesus NOW, and the Kingdom come NOW.
One of the vital issues in contemporary Christian theology is the problem of a renewed understanding of God's eternity and its relation to time. This is not merely a peripheral doctrinal issue, but lies at the heart of our understanding of God and humanity, and contributes to our entire worldview. This study focuses on a long-standing debate between two competing views on God's eternity: one focused on God's absolute timelessness in classical theism, and the other on God's temporal everlastingness in contemporary panentheism. In contrast to both of these well-worn options, this book presents an alternative Trinitarian analogical understanding of God's eternity and its relation to time, especially through a critical reflection on Karl Barth's and Hans Urs von Balthasar's engagement of the issue. This analogical approach, based on the dynamic and dramatic concepts of God's being-in-relation and of the Triune God's communicative action in eternity and time, has the potential to resolve the debate between absolute timeless eternity and temporal everlasting duration.
The Flame of Eternity provides a reexamination and new interpretation of Nietzsche's philosophy and the central role that the concepts of eternity and time, as he understood them, played in it. According to Krzysztof Michalski, Nietzsche's reflections on human life are inextricably linked to time, which in turn cannot be conceived of without eternity. Eternity is a measure of time, but also, Michalski argues, something Nietzsche viewed first and foremost as a physiological concept having to do with the body. The body ages and decays, involving us in a confrontation with our eventual death. It is in relation to this brute fact that we come to understand eternity and the finitude of time. Nietzsche argues that humanity has long regarded the impermanence of our life as an illness in need of curing. It is this "pathology" that Nietzsche called nihilism. Arguing that this insight lies at the core of Nietzsche's philosophy as a whole, Michalski seeks to explain and reinterpret Nietzsche's thought in light of it. Michalski maintains that many of Nietzsche's main ideas--including his views on love, morality (beyond good and evil), the will to power, overcoming, the suprahuman (or the overman, as it is infamously referred to), the Death of God, and the myth of the eternal return--take on new meaning and significance when viewed through the prism of eternity.
These 16 sermons contain in concentrated form some of Tillich's most lambent themes. Although they were first published in the early 1960s, the pieces in question take up preoccupations which continue to haunt us at the beginning of the 21st century. Tillich discusses, among other topics, wisdom; salvation; loneliness and solitude; creation in relation to the creator; inequality; and spiritual presence. He has a desire to make sense of the fundamental mystery of Christian theology: the paradox of the moment which is now wherein comes the mystery which is eternity.
In this walk of life with Jesus we are preparing for eternity. Once acknowledging and then accepting Jesus as the son of The Living God; a supernatural sense of security overtakes us. Now the spiritual ear is open. Obedience, faith, and trust in Him overrides any desire you've ever had. Your salvation becomes most important. What a wonderful gift! You yearn to be with Him and Him alone. Take me Lord is what your heart speaks in truth, but he leaves you here as new man and with a new purpose. To be a witness, a producer of fruit and a light to this shallow thinking dark world. Now when we walk it's with Jesus. As we push for the reward of being in the presence of God's Glory forever.
For readers of The Holy Dybbuk, inspired by the letters of Charles Rich, this is a luminous collection of the intimate letters exchanged between two soul friends.
Ken Follett's extraordinary historical epic, the Century Trilogy, reaches its sweeping, passionate conclusion. In Fall of Giants and Winter of the World, Ken Follett followed the fortunes of five international families—American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh—as they made their way through the twentieth century. Now they come to one of the most tumultuous eras of all: the 1960s through the 1980s, from civil rights, assassinations, mass political movements, and Vietnam to the Berlin Wall, the Cuban Missile Crisis, presidential impeachment, revolution—and rock and roll. East German teacher Rebecca Hoffmann discovers she’s been spied on by the Stasi for years and commits an impulsive act that will affect her family for the rest of their lives. . . . George Jakes, the child of a mixed-race couple, bypasses a corporate law career to join Robert F. Kennedy's Justice Department and finds himself in the middle of not only the seminal events of the civil rights battle but a much more personal battle of his own. . . . Cameron Dewar, the grandson of a senator, jumps at the chance to do some official and unofficial espionage for a cause he believes in, only to discover that the world is a much more dangerous place than he'd imagined. . . . Dimka Dvorkin, a young aide to Nikita Khrushchev, becomes an agent both for good and for ill as the United States and the Soviet Union race to the brink of nuclear war, while his twin sister, Tanya, carves out a role that will take her from Moscow to Cuba to Prague to Warsaw—and into history. Look out for Ken's newest book, A Column of Fire, available now.
One day you will stand before God and give an account of your life. The most important question you can ask yourself now is, will you be ready? Most Christians know their response to the cross determines where they will spend eternity. But did you know that how you’ll spend eternity is determined by what you do in this life? God wants you to discover your calling—He’s not trying to keep you in the dark. In fact, He longs for you to find the meaning and purpose that comes with knowing why you’ve been placed on this earth. In Driven by Eternity, best-selling author John Bevere uses an eye-opening allegory and extensive Scripture to unveil how our daily choices shape our eternal existence. Life beyond the final breath is much more than a destination. Don’t wait until it’s too late. Discover your God-given destiny and make your life count both today and forever.
John Elliott Cornell, a renowned author, whose life seems perfect, disappears. A year later, Alex McKay, a reporter for World Mirror Magazinea man whose own life is in tragic discordis assigned the job of writing an article about Cornell, to be published on the anniversary of Cornells disappearance. Mystery surrounds the missing author. The novels story is the unfolding process of Alex McKay discovering the secrets of that mysterythe reasons for Cornells unusual relationships with those who knew him, the enigmas associated with the man, and ultimately the elements in his life that led to his disappearance. As the plot develops, Alex becomes increasingly involved with those who were close to the author. He also becomes aware of a strange, seemingly unaccountable connection between himself and the missing Cornell. A series of clues, left by Cornell, eventually lead Alex McKay to an unpublished manuscriptan autobiography that provides the answer to the mystery. That answer begins with the question weve all asked ourselves: If I could do it over again, knowing what I know now, how would I live my life? Alex discovers John Cornell was given the chance to do just that. The core of act three of my story is what Cornell does with that chancewhat he does right, and what he does wrong. Cornells adventures in his second world become a play within a play, and ultimately reveal why the author disappeared and where he has gone. Finally, when Alex McKay discovers John Cornells fate, he also discovers his own. He finds the reason for the link between himself and Cornellwhy the lives of two men who never met, in the world Alex knew, were destined to be interwoven in a much larger fabric of time.