The Next Worship: Glorifying God in a Diverse
Christianity Today's 2017 Book of the Year Award of Merit - Church/Pastoral Leadership What happens when a diverse church glorifies the global God? We live in a time of unprecedented intercultural exchange, where our communities welcome people from around the world. Music and media from every culture are easily accessible, and our worship is infused with a rich variety of musical and liturgical influences. But leading worship in multicultural contexts can be a crosscultural experience for everybody. How do we help our congregations navigate the journey? Innovative worship leader Sandra Maria Van Opstal is known for crafting worship that embodies the global, multiethnic body of Christ. Likening diverse worship to a sumptuous banquet, she shows how worship leaders can set the table and welcome worshipers from every tribe and tongue. Van Opstal provides biblical foundations for multiethnic worship, with practical tools and resources for planning services that reflect God's invitation for all peoples to praise him. When multiethnic worship is done well, the church models reconciliation and prophetic justice, heralding God's good news for the world. Enter into the praise of our king, and let the nations rejoice!
- Brand: InterVarsity Press
- ASIN: 0830841296
Sacrifice and Delight in the Mystical Theologies of Anna Maria van Schurman and Madame Jeanne Guyon (ND Studies Spirituality &
In this compelling study of two seventeenth-century female mystics, Bo Karen Lee examines the writings of Anna Maria van Schurman and Madame Jeanne Guyon, who, despite different religious formations, came to similar conclusions about the experience of God in contemplative prayer. Van Schurman was born into a Dutch Calvinist family and became a superb scriptural commentator before undergoing a dramatic religious conversion and joining the Labadist community, a Pietistic movement. Guyon was a French layperson whose thought would be identified with Quietism—a spiritual path that was looked upon with suspicion both by the French Catholic Church and by Rome. Lee analyzes and compares the themes of self-denial and self-annihilation in the writings of these two mystics. In van Schurman's case, the focus is on the distinction between scholastic knowledge of God and the intima notitia Dei accessible only by radical self-denial. In Guyon's case, it is on the union with God that is accessible only through a painful self-annihilation. For both authors, Lee demonstrates that the desire for enjoyment of God plays an important role as the engine of the soul's progress away from self-centeredness. The appendices offer facing Latin and English translations of two letters by van Schur...
- ASIN: 0268033919
Bye-Bye Binky: Big Kid Power
Babies use a binky. Do big kids? No! Big kids say, "Bye-bye, binky!"Every child's life is filled with milestones. Some happen easily; others need a little extra support. Artist and mom Maria van Lieshout has been there. Drawing upon her own experiences, she has created an engaging series of books that are just right for children on the brink of major changes and the caregivers who encourage them.
- ASIN: 1452135363
Leading with Y.E.S.: A Practical Guide to Discovering and Living Your Extraordinary
Reading Leading with Y.E.S. is like having your own executive coach to help you fine-tune your leadership effectiveness and outlook by examining the possibilities in your life. In this eye-opening book, Maria van Hekken guides you through her unique coaching process and shows you how to explore the events of your life and retell them as Your Extraordinary Story. Her proven methods will teach you how to create a simple, engaging, and more positive story that empowers you to be a better leader and mentor. Armed with Your Extraordinary Story, you’ll think bigger, move forward with courage, and experience a new way of leading that is optimistic, inspirational, and more fun. Maria’s powerful action tools, a valuable feature of this book, will build your leadership attitude and direct you step-by-step through the process of crafting your story. When you discover and declare Your Extraordinary Story, you’ll lead with new meaning, purpose, and the capacity to energize and inspire your coworkers, teams, and family.
- ASIN: 0998713600
THE PHILOSOPHICAL TRANSACTIONS OF MARIA VAN LEEUWENHOEK, ANTONI'S DOCHTER (1668-1696): Including accounts of novel discoveries made in Delft that bear upon oft vexing mysteries of sexual
In the 1670s in a small town in Holland, in a world constantly racked by fevers, plagues, wars, and an amazing rate of scientific discovery due to the development of the telescope and microscope, two astonishing and mutually contradictory discoveries are made: eggs in the ovaries of women, and animalcules in men's semen. For the learned men of the age, these eggs and animalcules quickly inspire new and competing theories about sexual generation, theories that reject the belief that life comes from putrefaction and insist instead that it comes preformed, life from life, from either an egg or an animalcule. But this is not the story of the learned gentlemen.This is Maria van Leeuwenhoek's story and she tells us directly how her father Antoni, an unlearned but inspired amateur, a burger of Delft, discovers these animalcules, what happens to the two of them because of this—and how she, a daughter not a son, one with as much independence of mind as her father, must make her own sense of his discoveries and of the theories that flow from them because they directly concern her own fate and purpose as a woman. What experimental knowledge does she, as a woman, bring to these questions that men cannot? As a woman, as a daughter of marriageable age, where do her loyalty, her love, and her...
- ASIN: B077GRQK11
(Quicksilver Daydreams Of)
- ASIN: B01N10HRIT
Chevron Cars Maria Minivan with Luggage & Paper
Maria Minivan loves to travel, and always dreamed about being on the road. She just packs up her bags and loads them on top before setting off into the sunset. From snowy peaks to green valleys, she's always delighted with the view. And with a trailer hitch on the back, she can tow Hap. E. Camper, Horace and Trailer, or CC Boat and Trailer (all sold separately) to her next destination. Maria comes with vulture paper dolls with clothes to punch out and play with. Safety tested and recommended for children ages 3 and over.
- Brand: Chevron
- ASIN: B000UXHH1C
- UPC: 715099299395
- ASIN: B01AJGTK9Q
No More Tantrums (Big Kid
When babies don't get their way, they have a tantrum.Do big kids have tantrums? No! Big Kids use their words!Every child's life is filled with milestones. Some happen easily; others need a little extra support. Artist and mom Maria van Lieshout has been there! Drawing upon her own experiences, she has created an engaging series of books just right for children on the brink of major changes and the caregivers who encourage them.
- ASIN: 1452162891
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