Description : In The Motion of the Heart and Blood (1653), William Harvey had set forth the scientific model of a phallic, generative organ pumping blood through a feminized body; in Paradise Lost, it is through the protracted rape and violation of Eve's heart that the Fall of Man occurs; nearly a century later Samuel Richardson's Clarissa would present a no less forceful but far more feminist and heroic narrative of the heart's power. Examining these other—and mostly English-literary, medical, religious, and philosophical texts, Erickson uncovers two ruling clusters of metaphors: one associating the heart with language, writing, and thought, the other with sex, passion, and gender. Charting the tension between the two, he offers a brilliant new reading of one of the central symbols in Western culture.
Description : "Anthony James takes us on a vivid journey through the very soul of his art. The poetry and paintings of James are the language of the heart; he lets us hear his art as well as see it, and allows us to become part of the metamorphosis into understanding and feeling." "A deeply compassionate and beautiful book, Language of the Heart shows us the true spirit that informs an artist's work. For Anthony James, art is a primal voice that chronically stutters when it means to speak, crawls when it aches to fly, and finally soars into eloquence and resurrects itself into beauty."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Description : In The Language of the Heart, Trysh Travis explores the rich cultural history of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) and its offshoots and the larger "recovery movement" that has grown out of them. Moving from AA's beginnings in the mid-1930s as a men's fellowship that met in church basements to the thoroughly commercialized addiction treatment centers of today, Travis chronicles the development of recovery and examines its relationship to the broad American tradition of self-help, highlighting the roles that gender, mysticism, and bibliotherapy have played in that development.
Description : The spiritual journey of the author. It outlines for us the joys and tests that challenge us as we walk the spiritual path. You are taken on a journey through the Himalayas, through the dark night of the soul to the Light that comes from such a journey.
Description : This book is a one-volume guidebook to the Bible for adults who want to dig deeper into their Bibles. Cooper takes readers on a chronological exploration of all of the books of the Bible. He presents readers with a sense of overall story as well as with a number of analytical tools for further reflection and additional study. Each page of text has a sidebar entitled Where to Look, which guides readers to appropriate verses that link directly, and sometimes as point/counterpoint to the content of each particular chapter. Noel Cooper has been training Religious Education teachers for over 25 years. His latest educational innovation is to offer a Bible Study course online for which Language of the Heart will be a resource. The user-friendly style and convenient side-bars make this an easy-to-read all-purpose guide to reading the Bible.