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Deacon

By Kristen Ashley
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  • Publisher : Kristen Ashley
  • Isbn : 131113364X
  • Pages : 225
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 409
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Deacon has an ugly history, a history that broke him, leaving him a ghost of a man. Out of necessity, he left the normal world to descend into the criminal world and found he fit. So he stayed. Cold as ice and living off the grid, Deacon has no intention to connect, not with anyone. Then he returns to some remote cabins in the Colorado Mountains and finds they have new owners. One of them is Cassidy Swallow, a young woman willing to work hard to live her quiet dream in a house by a river surrounded by aspen and pine. Suddenly, Deacon finds he’s at war. Cassidy’s pull for him to connect is strong. He fights it, but he loses, always coming back for more. But when he does, he gives her nothing. From the first time she sees him, Cassidy knows Deacon is dead inside. She knows he’s the kind of man who could destroy a woman. But one night when Deacon’s control slips, Cassidy takes a chance. He might break her. He also might be her dream come true.

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  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Isbn : 159471956X
  • Pages : 160
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  • Pages : 280
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Everybody Calls Me Father is a collection of stories, reflections, and musings with a down-to-earth touch. From amusing anecdotes about Catholic geography to touching explanations of the gift of tears, from stirring thoughts on eternal values to remembering the last gift to a dying man, Everybody Calls Me Father will brighten your outlook and bring a smile to your days.

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  • Publisher : Tektime
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Blest

By John R. Pate
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  • Publisher : Dog Ear Publishing
  • Isbn : 145755898X
  • Pages : 190
  • Category : Religion
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This book is about how a young man sought to find his way and how God opened the way for him. The story travels through many events, following a young athlete and musician discovering a much different calling upon his life. A life of faith may have many twists and turns. John Pate’s life changed in an interesting way as God called him from an early childhood belief system to a new one. Talents came forth, along with new directions as to how to use these talents for a rewarding and Blest life. The intent of writing this story is that _ hers may be encouraged to be persistent in seeking truth and finding different priorities that add new meaning to their own life. The risks are there to be taken, but the rewards of faith in God are great. In following and trusting God one can experience spiritual fulfillments and legacies to pass on to future generations.

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By Owen F. Cummings
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  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Isbn : 9780809143221
  • Pages : 69
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 355
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Owen Cummings explores, through the lives of eight notable deacons, the remarkable history and evolution of the diaconate over the two millennia of Christian history. This book traces the tradition from its origins with New Testament "apostolic deacons" Stephen and Philip, to patristic deacons Lawrence and Ephrem, and medieval deacons Alcuin of York and Francis of Assisi, and ends with Reformation Era deacons Reginald Pole and Nicholas Ferrar. Cummings shows that, throughout their long history, deacons have not been defined by a narrow job description, but rather have offered themselves to serve the local church as best they can, in accordance with their God-given gifts, the request of their bishops, and the tasks that needed to be done. And he demonstrates the particular value and relevance for today's church of this versatile role.

Many Servants

By Ormonde Plater
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cowley Publications
  • Isbn : 1461660629
  • Pages : 193
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 178
  • File Pdf: many-servants.pdf

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In this newly updated and revised introduction to the permanent diaconate, Plater includes a history of deacons in the early church, a survey of deacons from the Reformation to the present, stories of modern diaconal ministries, including first-hand accounts, and a discussion of the formation, training, and deployment of deacons. This book is a basic, essential text for discernment committees and commissions on ministry, and a comprehensive look at a vital ministry in the church today.

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By Michael Bulson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Isbn : 9780809143429
  • Pages : 217
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 230
  • File Pdf: preach-what-you-believe.pdf

Book Summary:

A collection of homilies by a deacon for deacons--and anyone else who preaches. These homilies, which reflect the author's firm commitment to social justice, are followed by discussion questions.

Elsie Clews Parsons

By Desley Deacon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Isbn : 0226139093
  • Pages : 538
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 578
  • File Pdf: elsie-clews-parsons.pdf

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Elsie Clews Parsons was a pioneering feminist, an eminent anthropologist, and an ardent social critic. In Elsie Clews Parsons, Desley Deacon reconstructs Parsons's efforts to overcome gender biases in both academia and society. "Wonderfully illuminating. . . . Parsons's work resonates strikingly to current trends in anthropology."—George W. Stocking, Jr., Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute "This is the biography of a woman so interesting and effective—a cross between Margaret Mead and Georgia O'Keeffe. . . . A nuanced portrait of this vivid woman."—Tanya Luhrmann, New York Times Book Review "A marvelous new book about the life of Elsie Clews Parsons. . . . It's as though she is sitting on the next rock, a contemporary struggling with the same issues that confront women today: how to combine work, love and child-rearing into one life."—Abigail Trafford, Washington Post "Parsons's splendid life and work continue to illuminate current puzzles about acculturation and diversity."—New Yorker

Deacon’S Promise

By Roger Burgraff
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : LifeRich Publishing
  • Isbn : 1489718192
  • Pages : 292
  • Category : Fiction
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  • File Pdf: deacon-s-promise.pdf

Book Summary:

Deacons Promise is an action thriller set in South Africa. In the midst of his own crisis of faith, Deacon Adelius receives a letter from a murdered friend, pleading with him to go to South Africa to rescue his children, whose lives are in danger from international drug smugglers led by a villain who is clever, ruthless, and beautiful. What his friend asks from the grave, Deacon must grant. To honor his dying friends request, he will have to rely on fellow members of a secret society of Gabrians, of close friends, of a retired colonel of the South African police, and of a unique trio of honorary uncles. Deacon becomes a hunter and hunted, as he weaves his way from Cape Town to Zimbabwe in a trail of violence in which he must call upon all his Chicago street smarts and previous military experience to survive and accomplish his mission.

Incomplete Nature: How Mind Emerged from Matter

By Terrence W. Deacon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Isbn : 0393080838
  • Pages : 624
  • Category : Science
  • Reads : 207
  • File Pdf: incomplete-nature.pdf

Book Summary:

A radical new explanation of how life and consciousness emerge from physics and chemistry. As physicists work toward completing a theory of the universe and biologists unravel the molecular complexity of life, a glaring incompleteness in this scientific vision becomes apparent. The "Theory of Everything" that appears to be emerging includes everything but us: the feelings, meanings, consciousness, and purposes that make us (and many of our animal cousins) what we are. These most immediate and incontrovertible phenomena are left unexplained by the natural sciences because they lack the physical properties—such as mass, momentum, charge, and location—that are assumed to be necessary for something to have physical consequences in the world. This is an unacceptable omission. We need a "theory of everything" that does not leave it absurd that we exist. Incomplete Nature begins by accepting what other theories try to deny: that, although mental contents do indeed lack these material-energetic properties, they are still entirely products of physical processes and have an unprecedented kind of causal power that is unlike anything that physics and chemistry alone have so far explained. Paradoxically, it is the intrinsic incompleteness of these semiotic and teleological phenomena that is the source of their unique form of physical influence in the world. Incomplete Nature meticulously traces the emergence of this special causal capacity from simple thermodynamics to self-organizing dynamics to living and mental dynamics, and it demonstrates how specific absences (or constraints) play the critical causal role in the organization of physical processes that generate these properties. The book's radically challenging conclusion is that we are made of these specific absenses—such stuff as dreams are made on—and that what is not immediately present can be as physically potent as that which is. It offers a figure/background shift that shows how even meanings and values can be understood as legitimate components of the physical world.

Deacons and Vatican II

By Michael J. Tkacik
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1532648197
  • Pages : 138
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 280
  • File Pdf: deacons-and-vatican-ii.pdf

Book Summary:

The Second Vatican Council committed the Catholic Church to the service of the world when it defined the church to be missionary by nature and a sacrament pointing to and making Christ present to all. Such a vision of the church informed the restoration of the permanent diaconate within the ministerial life of the church—a vocation and participation in Holy Orders endowed precisely with the charism of service. Deacons are called and ordained to serve in the areas of sacrament, word, and charity. This work considers the place and role of deacons in the life of the contemporary church through the lens of the ecclesiological reforms of the Second Vatican Council. Via their preaching, teaching, and sacramental ministry, deacons are uniquely gifted and positioned to empower the lay faithful and advance the church’s engagement with the world, commitment to ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, promotion of peace, and championing of human dignity.

Step-by-Step Spirituality for Deacons

By Eddie Ensley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504000153
  • Pages : 65
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 975
  • File Pdf: step.pdf

Book Summary:

In this book, Deacon Eddie Ensley explores ways that permanent deacons can enrich their prayer and ministry through “lectio divina,” a renewed appreciation for the “Liturgy of the Hours,” and entering into a fuller sense of “diakonia.” The stories and insights in this book are truly tools for faith enrichment and “becoming one with God” in prayer and ministry.

Deacons

By Henry Webb
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Isbn : 1433668947
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 387
  • File Pdf: deacons.pdf

Book Summary:

After nineteen years in print and over 200,000 copies sold, Broadman & Holman is publishing an updated edition of Deacons: Servant Models in the Church. Henry Webb deals with every aspect of the roles and offices of deacons in the church, including the deacon's marriage, wife, children, family life, conduct, priorities, and other pertinent aspects of deacons as role models of servant leadership in the church.

101 Questions and Answers on Deacons

By William T. Ditewig
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Isbn : 1616431113
  • Pages : 71
  • Category : RELIGION
  • Reads : 159
  • File Pdf: 101-questions-and-answers-on-deacons.pdf

Book Summary:

Taken together, these questions explore the role of deacons in the contemporary church, the formation of deacons, what it is like to live as a deacon, and the role of deacons as ministers of the word, the liturgy, and as apostolic leaders in service.

To Be and To Serve

By William T. Ditewig
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504017110
  • Pages : 61
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 728
  • File Pdf: to-be-and-to-serve.pdf

Book Summary:

In To Be and To Serve, Deacon William T. Ditewig explores the important topic of identity for permanent deacons by reflecting on the place of deacons within the local community and the universal church. Noting that “it’s all about relationships,” he takes readers on a journey through church teachings and pastoral realities to highlight the truth that a deacon lives a life totally given over to the Lord and to those whom he is called to serve.

Not a History of Deacon Brodie

By Byron Brodie
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Grosvenor House Publishing
  • Isbn : 1839751096
  • Pages : 124
  • Category : Humor
  • Reads : 879
  • File Pdf: not-a-history-of-deacon-brodie.pdf

Book Summary:

A fun book full of short personal thoughts, facts, reminiscences, observations and verse. A healthy dose of Edinburgh and Leith references are included, although just about everywhere between Tierra del Fuego and Australia seems also to get a mention.