The Good and Beautiful Life

The Good and Beautiful Life
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2009-12-14
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0830878769

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James Bryan Smith believes we have bought into false notions of happiness and success. In this follow up to his first book, The Good and Beautiful God, Smith traces through the Sermon on the Mount and helps us replace our false beliefs with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God.

The Good and Beautiful Life

The Good and Beautiful Life
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2012-02-16
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9781444721959

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THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL LIFE is the second book in the Apprentice Series, which along with three other titles forms 'a curriculum for Christlikeness'. THE GOOD AND BEAUTIFUL LIFE introduces the reader to the kingdom of God and focuses on our inward character, dealing specifically with some of the most problematic vices: anger, lust, lying, worry, judging others and so on. Following the Sermon on the Mount, this book looks at the narratives behind these character flaws and replaces them with Jesus' narratives about life in the kingdom of God. Each chapter includes a 'soul-training' exercise to help embed Jesus' narratives into our minds, bodies and souls, along with questions that can be used for individual reflection or group discussion.

The Good and Beautiful God

The Good and Beautiful God
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2009-12-14
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0830878343

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Turning to the Gospels, James Bryan Smith invites you to compare your ideas about God with what Jesus himself reveals about his Father. Smith leads you through a process of spiritual formation that includes specific activities aimed at making these new narratives real in your body and soul as well as your mind.

The Good and Beautiful Community

The Good and Beautiful Community
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2010-07-21
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0830861254

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In the third book in the Apprentice Series, James Bryan Smith helps you to live in relationship with others as apprentices of Jesus. He shows how to bring spiritual formation and community engagement together, and he offers spiritual practices that root new, true narratives about God and the world in your soul.

This Beautiful Life

This Beautiful Life
Author: Helen Schulman
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2011-08-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780062092687

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"ThisBeautiful Life is a gripping, potent and blisteringly well-written story offamily, dilemma, and consequence. . . . I read this book with white-knuckledurgency, and I finished it in tears. Helen Schulman is an absolutely brilliantnovelist." —Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat, Pray, Love Theevents of a single night shatter one family’s sense of security and identity inthis provocative and deeply affecting domestic drama from Helen Schulman, theacclaimed author of A Day at the Beach and Out of Time. In thetradition of Lionel Shriver, Sue Miller, and Laura Moriarty, Schulman crafts abrilliantly observed portrait of parenting and modern life, cunningly exploringour most deeply-held convictions and revealing the enduring strengths thatemerge in the face of crisis.

A Messy Beautiful Life

A Messy  Beautiful Life
Author: Sara Jade Alan
Publsiher: Entangled: Teen
Total Pages: 239
Release: 2017-10-02
Genre: Young Adult Fiction
ISBN: 9781640633544

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Life is funny sometimes. And not always the ha, ha kind. Like that one time where a hot guy tried to kiss me and I fell. Down. Hard. And then found out I had cancer. I’m trying to be strong for my friends and my mom. And I’m trying so hard to be “just friends” with that hot guy, even though he seems to want so much more. But I won’t do that to him. He’s been through this before with his family, and I’m not going to let him watch me die. So, I tell myself: Smile Ellie. Be funny Ellie. Don’t cry Ellie, because once I start, I might not stop.

The Good and Beautiful Series

The Good and Beautiful Series
Author: James Bryan Smith
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2010-01-11
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 0830835407

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James Bryan Smith believes the gospel is about change in our lives today, not just our eternal destiny. In The Good and Beautiful Series he aims to help Christians develop a robust discipleship by helping them understand who God is, what it means to be a Christian and what it means to live in community as a part of God's kingdom. Throughout the series, which includes The Good and Beautiful God, The Good and Beautful Life and The Good and Beautiful Community, Smith encourages you to read, journal, pray, discuss and participate in weekly spiritual exercises to help you engage with the text. As you work through the books individually (or more ideally in a group setting) you'll discover your heart being shaped by the truth of Christ—and your life being changed. Get to know the God Jesus knew and the Kingdom he proclaimed. The transformation you seek will come as a direct result of spending focused time with him and his people. A Renovaré Resource.

Good and Beautiful and Kind

Good and Beautiful and Kind
Author: Rich Villodas
Publsiher: WaterBrook
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2022
Genre: Religion
ISBN: 9780525654414

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An invitation to love like Jesus and step beyond distraction and division into the joy we long to experience--from the author of The Deeply Formed Life, winner of the Christianity Today Book Award "A stunning book with power to reshape our world . . . if we let it."--Glenn Packiam, pastor and author of Blessed Broken Given We long for a good life, a beautiful life, a kind life. But clearly that's not the world we live in. We carry the stress of our fractured world in our bodies and relationships. Families that once gathered around tables have converted those tables into walls. Hostility, rage, and offense is the language of our culture. How did we lose goodness, kindness, and beauty? And more important, how do we get them back into our lives? These are the two questions crying out in our streets, homes, churches, and from deep within our souls. Pastor and author Rich Villodas is convinced that only Jesus offers a way of being human that is both strong and tender enough to tear down the walls of hostility we experience daily. In Good and Beautiful and Kind, he reveals how... - These three essentials are stolen by sin, powers and principalities, and trauma. - We can get goodness, beauty, and kindness back through contemplative prayer, humility, and the cultivation of calm presence. - The traits of healthy conflict, forgiveness, and justice lead to wholeness, healing, and a new collective future--when rooted in the ancient way of Jesus. Filled with fresh energy, classic truth, and practical solutions, this is your road map for stepping beyond distraction and division to love like Jesus. Doing so will change the atmosphere within you...and around you!