Description : "An absorbing chronicle of discovery" (Booklist) from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia and The Shelter of Each Other Like most lives, Mary Pipher’s is filled with glory and tragedy, chaos and clarity, love and abandonment. She spent her childhood in small Midwestern towns, the nurturing daughter of a doctor mother and a restless, jack-of-all-trades father. Later, as a wife, mother, and therapist, she was able to do what she most enjoyed: learn about the world and help others. But after the surprising success of Reviving Ophelia, she found herself overwhelmed by the demands on her time and attention. In 2002, Pipher experienced a meltdown. She realized that success and fame were harming her, and she began the long journey to a quieter, more meditative life that would carry her toward self-acceptance and joy. In Seeking Peace, Pipher tells her own remarkable story, and in the process reveals fundamental truths about our individual search for happiness and love. Candid, surprising and moving, Seeking Peace offers a map for our own journey toward a more fulfilling, more joyously lived life.
Description : The resolution of the civil war in El Salvador coincided with the end of the Cold War. After two years of negotiations and a decade-long effort to implement the peace accords, this work examines how peace was made and whether it has endured.
Description : “If inner peace and a sense of justice come only from God [Proverbs 29:26; Shadrach et al. vs. Nebuchadnezzar, Daniel 3] and we yearn for both when in conflict, why do we not appropriate them from God when in conflict? 1 John 4:18 suggests it is because we stand paralyzed in fear, for our love is not fully mature. But how can that be true for a forgiven believer—unless our image of God is not correct?” “The author argues that our fear flows from an image of God as an angry judge, judging us from his Torah, a penal code of crime and punishment. But why do we think that when Christ on the cross wipes our sins away and gives us a spirit of sonship? [Romans 8:15]. Do we think it because we think our thousand-year Western legal tradition is biblically based and we subconsciously read it into Torah? What if that premise is wrong? After all, Torah originally meant instructions or teachings, not law.” “Mr. Bontrager reexamines the nature of God and his Word in view of Torah as a gracious gift of instructions to people blinded by sin, living in a fallen world, offered to us by God to guide us in working through conflict according to his ways, thereby finding peace and justice [Psalm 119].”
Description : On the roots of the conflict, politics, economics, superpower and UN impact. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Description : World War III rages on Earth, so bloody and violent humanity is at risk of wiping itself out. A desperate plan is formed. 412 pilgrims from around the world are gathered and trained. After months of preparation the S. S. Amity is launched. It's mission: To seek out a new home, far from the war-torn Earth.
Description : Perhaps the most inclusive, sweeping, and insightful history ever written about the North American Mennonite saga. Both authors are eminent historians. Royden Loewen is Professor of History, with a chair in Mennonite Studies, at the University of Winnipeg. Steven M. Nolt is Professor of History at Goshen (IN) College. Both authors of this book bring to the task the insights of "social history." As such, they focus on people in many geographical environments rather than on institutional development and theological controversy. Readable, understandable, and incisive. Appeals to all ages and all groups.
Description : Personal Fulfillment Inner peace is happiness of the spirit that results from an absence of anxiety within, it comes from an internal and natural source – the soul. Learn how to program your mind for joy in order to live a richer and more complete life of personal fulfillment. Dr. Nkut’s experience and research working with people to cope with life challenges has become a blueprint for spiritual growth. Yet, like all things, one has to be motivated to move forward towards this goal. Having interviewed hundreds of people on strategies for dealing with difficulties in their lives, Nkut teaches the strategies you need to become a master artist for cultivating inner peace: generating positive emotions becoming mentally tough unleashing your brainpower developing a sense of purpose being free from toxic emotions filling yourself with passion developing a forgiving spirit cultivating a joyous feeling Dr. Nkut is a well-respected entrepreneur, philanthropist, and family physician in Ontario, Canada, and has inspired people to take control of their health so that they lead better lives. His organization, Equity Trust Finance, provides financial assistance and inspiration to people in Cameroon, West Africa. www.alfrednkut.com
Description : This book will help you achieve your dreams and goals if: You want to live life abundantly You desire to be financially secure You would like a happy marriage You plan to rear and educate children You expect to help with your grandchildren You support your church and charities You look forward to a comfortable retirement You are looking for inner peace and financial freedom You dream of living by the sea, in the mountains, or in the desert You love to travel
Description : The fragile peace agreements of the post-Cold War years that have sought to resolve protracted conflicts fall well short of being genuine, stable settlements. This volume is concerned with how those agreements might be strengthened and, especially, how best to conceptualize the period after a tentative peace has been negotiated.