Divine Renovation by James Mallon

Divine Renovation
  • Author : James Mallon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2014-09
  • Categories : Church renewal
  • ISBN : 2896880194
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Divine Renovation Beyond the Parish by Fr. James Mallon

Divine Renovation Beyond The Parish
  • Author : Fr. James Mallon
  • Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 2020-04-20
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781593251437
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The world is hungering for the fruit of a dynamic Church that has embraced her missionary identity, but what does it really mean to be a missionary Church? Grounded in Scripture and Sacred Tradition, Fr. Mallon offers an analysis of the challenges the Church is facing, along with practical tools that will support parish and diocesan leaders in bringing about significant renewal. Most importantly, he addresses the critical interface between a missionary parish and its diocese, essential to bearing lasting fruit. "Fr. Mallon understands what it takes to transform a mediocre parish into a dynamic, missionary one, and he understands that parishes need diocesan leadership to transform the Church as a whole. I pray that every bishop in the Church will absorb this message of love, and that, by the movement of the Holy Spirit, it will bring hordes of people to Jesus and his Church." —Patrick Lencioni, cofounder of The Amazing Parish and author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Divine Renovation by James Mallon

Divine Renovation
  • Author : James Mallon
  • Publisher : Twenty-Third Publications
  • Release Date : 2014-08-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1627850384
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Highly acclaimed for his work with parish renewal and the New Evangelization, Fr. James Mallon shares with us the many ways for bringing our parishes to life. Through humorous and colorful stories, Mallon challenges us to rethink our models of parish life, from membership-based communities to assemblies of disciples of Jesus who proclaim and share the good news with all peoples. Accessible and engaging, Divine Renovation turns to the Churchs many writings on evangelization and mission so as to articulate practical ways for injecting new life into our parishes. Pastors and parish ministers will be inspired by this book and turn to it for many years to come."

Divine Renovation Guidebook by James Mallon

Divine Renovation Guidebook
  • Author : James Mallon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-06-15
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  • ISBN : 1627852247
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The Divine Renovation Workbook by James Mallon

The Divine Renovation Workbook
  • Author : James Mallon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2016-08
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  • ISBN : 2896883487
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Unlocking Your Parish by Ron Huntley

Unlocking Your Parish
  • Author : Ron Huntley
  • Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 1-09-19
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  • ISBN : 9781593255350
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Can Catholic parishes become communities of missionary disciples that bear lasting fruit? If so, what does it take to move them in that direction? Through his years as pastor of Saint Benedict Parish in Halifax, Canada, Fr. James Mallon discovered that the answer to the first question was a resounding yes! Tailored for Catholics, Alpha played a key role in the transformation of the parish he pastored. Unlocking Your Parish: Making Disciples, Raising Up Leaders with Alphaaims to provide insight into what Alpha can do to help any Catholic parish become a vibrant, mission-focused community.

Divine Renovation Apprentice by Fr. Simon Lobo

Divine Renovation Apprentice
  • Author : Fr. Simon Lobo
  • Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-01
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781593255114
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Transforming a parish is challenging, demanding, and sometimes messy work. Divine Renovation Apprentice, Fr. Simon Lobo breaks open his experience as an associate pastor working on the renewal of St. Benedict Parish in Halifax, Nova Scotia, the birthplace of Divine Renovation. With honesty, humility, and great clarity, Fr. Simon offers his personal reflections on the actual process of renovation with practical wisdom critical to anyone who wants to see their parish experience new life. More than simply a biographical account of the change at St. Benedict, this book contains insights on how to Change Culture, Build a Game Plan, and Develop Leaders for lasting parish change.

Renovation of the Heart by Dallas Willard

Renovation Of The Heart
  • Author : Dallas Willard
  • Publisher : Tyndale House
  • Release Date : 2014-02-27
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781615214556
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As Christians, we know that we are new creations in Jesus. So we try to act differently, hoping this will make us more like Him. But changing our outward behavior doesn’t change our hearts. Only by God’s grace can we be transformed internally. Renovation of the Heart lays a biblical foundation for understanding what best-selling author Dallas Willard calls the “transformation of the spirit”—a divine process that “brings every element in our being, working from inside out, into harmony with the will of God.” This fresh approach to spiritual growth explains the biblical reasons why Christians need to undergo change in six aspects of life: thought, feeling, will, body, social context, and soul. Willard also outlines a general pattern of transformation in each area, not as a sterile formula but as a practical process that you can follow without the guilt or perfectionism so many Christians wrestle with. Don’t settle for complacency. Accept the challenge Renovation of the Heart offers to become an intentional apprentice of Jesus Christ, changing daily as you walk with Him.

Rebuilt by Michael White

Rebuilt
  • Author : Michael White
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Release Date : 2012-02-28
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781594713873
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Drawing on the wisdom gleaned from thriving mega-churches and innovative business leaders while anchoring their vision in the Eucharistic center of Catholic faith, Fr. Michael White and lay associate Tom Corcoran present the compelling and inspiring story to how they brought their parish back to life. Rebuilt: Awakening the Faithful, Reaching the Lost, and Making Church Matter is a story of stopping everything and changing focus. When their parish reached a breaking point, White and Corcoran asked themselves how they could make the Church matter to Catholics, and they realized the answer was at the heart of the Gospel. Their faithful response not only tripled their weekend mass attendance, but also yielded increased giving, flourishing ministries, and a vibrant, solidly Catholic spiritual revival. White and Corcoran invite all Catholic leaders to share the vision, borrow their strategies, and rebuild their own parishes. They offer a wealth of guidance for anyone with the courage to hear them.

Forming Intentional Disciples by Sherry A. Weddell

Forming Intentional Disciples
  • Author : Sherry A. Weddell
  • Publisher : Our Sunday Visitor
  • Release Date : 2015-11-30
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781612789439
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How can we transmit a living, personal Catholic faith to future generations? By coming to know Jesus Christ, and following him as his disciples. These are times of immense challenge and immense opportunity for the Catholic Church. Consider these statistics for the United States. Only 30 percent of Americans who were raised Catholic are still practicing. Fully 10 percent of all adults in America are ex-Catholics. The number of marriages celebrated in the Church decreased dramatically, by nearly 60 percent, between 1972 and 2010. Only 60 percent of Catholics believe in a personal God. If the Church is to reverse these trends, the evangelizers must first be evangelized-in other words, Catholics-in-the-pew must make a conscious choice to know and follow Jesus before they can draw others to him. This work of discipleship lies at the heart of Forming Intentional Disciples, a book designed to help Church leaders, parish staff and all Catholics transform parish life from within. Drawing upon her fifteen years of experience with the Catherine of Siena Institute, Sherry Weddell leads readers through steps that will help Catholics enter more deeply into a relationship with God and the river of apostolic creativity, charisms, and vocation that flow from that relationship for the sake of the Church and the world. Learn about the five thresholds of postmodern conversion, how to open a conversation about faith and belief, how to ask thought-provoking questions and establish an atmosphere of trust, when to tell the Great Story of Jesus, how to help someone respond to God's call to intentional discipleship, and much more. And be prepared for conversion because when life at the parish level changes, the life of the whole Church will change.

French Refreshed by Betty Lou Phillips

French Refreshed
  • Author : Betty Lou Phillips
  • Publisher : Gibbs Smith
  • Release Date : 2019-08-20
  • Categories : Architecture
  • ISBN : 9781423650959
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Simplicity is the new era of chic. Despite the grandeur in which Louis XIV and his descendants Louis XV and Louis XVI lived in the magnificent Château de Versailles, extravagance rarely suggests elegance these days. Befitting spaces less assumedly scaled than the vast palace, alluring, of-the-moment interiors exude a more discreet cachet. Clean, not stuffy, reflects our culture and the times. Betty Lou Phillips is the author of fourteen books on French and Italian design, including the award-winning Villa Décor. A professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, her work has been featured in countless magazines and newspapers. Additionally, she has appeared on the Oprah Winfrey Show. She lives in Dallas, Texas.

The Death of Sacred Texts by Kristina Myrvold

The Death Of Sacred Texts
  • Author : Kristina Myrvold
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-03-09
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781317036401
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The Death of Sacred Texts draws attention to a much neglected topic in the study of sacred texts: the religious and ritual attitudes towards texts which have become old and damaged and can no longer be used for reading practices or in religious worship. This book approaches religious texts and scriptures by focusing on their physical properties and the dynamic interactions of devices and habits that lie beneath and within a given text. In the last decades a growing body of research studies has directed attention to the multiple uses and ways people encounter written texts and how they make them alive, even as social actors, in different times and cultures. Considering religious people seem to have all the motives for giving their sacred texts a respectful symbolic treatment, scholars have paid surprisingly little attention to the ritual procedures of disposing and renovating old texts. This book fills this gap, providing empirical data and theoretical analyses of historical and contemporary religious attitudes towards, and practices of text disposals within, seven world religions: Judaism, Islam, Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Exploring the cultural and historical variations of rituals for religious scriptures and texts (such as burials, cremations and immersion into rivers) and the underlying beliefs within the religious traditions, this book investigates how these religious practices and stances respond to modernization and globalization processes when new technologies have made it possible to mass-produce and publish religious texts on the Internet.

The Aparecida Document by Latin American Episcopal Conference

The Aparecida Document
  • Author : Latin American Episcopal Conference
  • Publisher : CreateSpace
  • Release Date : 2013-08-05
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1492284963
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The final document of the V General Conference of the Episcopate of Latin America and the Caribbean which met for the 13-31 May 2007 on the theme: Disciples and Missionaries of Jesus Christ so that our peoples may have life in Him. "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life" (Jn 14:6). This document contains numerous indications rich pastoral reflections in the light of faith and the current social context. There are ten chapters in three parts: Part One: 1. The Disciples in Mission 2. Look of the Disciples in Mission About Reality Part 3. The Joy of Being Disciples missionaries to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ 4. The Calling of the Disciples in Mission to Holiness 5. The Communion of the Church Missionary Disciples in June. The Formative Itinerary Missionary Disciples Part Three: 7. Disciples Mission Service Full Life 8. Kingdom of God and Promotion of Human Dignity 9. Family, People, and Life 10. Our People and Culture

Unlocking Your Parish by Ron Huntley

Unlocking Your Parish
  • Author : Ron Huntley
  • Publisher : The Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 1-09-19
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 9781593255350
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Can Catholic parishes become communities of missionary disciples that bear lasting fruit? If so, what does it take to move them in that direction? Through his years as pastor of Saint Benedict Parish in Halifax, Canada, Fr. James Mallon discovered that the answer to the first question was a resounding yes! Tailored for Catholics, Alpha played a key role in the transformation of the parish he pastored. Unlocking Your Parish: Making Disciples, Raising Up Leaders with Alphaaims to provide insight into what Alpha can do to help any Catholic parish become a vibrant, mission-focused community.

Still Unhealed by Nuala Kenny

Still Unhealed
  • Author : Nuala Kenny
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-09-30
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 1627854959
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Renovated by Jim Wilder

Renovated
  • Author : Jim Wilder
  • Publisher : NavPress Publishing Group
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781641581677
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Christianity has tended to focus on right beliefs and right choices as the keys for personal growth. But biblical evidence and modern brain science show that our character is shaped more by whom we love than what we believe. Through conversations he had with Dallas Willard at the Heart & Soul Conference shortly before Dallas's death, Jim Wilder shows how we can train our brains to relate to God based on joyful, mutual attachment--which leads to emotional and spiritual maturity as our identity and character are formed by our relationship with God.

The Next Pope by George Weigel

The Next Pope
  • Author : George Weigel
  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Release Date : 2020-06-17
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781621644330
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The Catholic Church is on the verge of a transition of great consequence. As Catholic theologian, historian, and papal biographer George Weigel notes, the next pope will probably have been a teenager or a very young man during the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965); he may even have been a child during those years. Thus the next pope will not have been shaped by the experience of the Council and the immediate debates over its meaning and reception like Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis. The next pope, Weigel writes, "will be a transitional figure in a different way than his immediate predecessors. So it seems appropriate to ponder now what the Church has learned during the pontificates of these three conciliar popes—and to suggest what the next pope might take from that learning." Drawing on his personal discussions with John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis, as well as his decades of experience with Catholics from every continent, George Weigel examines the major challenges confronting the Catholic Church and its 1.3 billion believers in the twenty-first century: challenges the next pontificate must address as the Church enters new, uncharted territory. To what is the Holy Spirit calling this Church-in-transition? What are the qualities needed in the man who will lead the Church from the Chair of Saint Peter? Taking lessons from the pontificates of John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis, George Weigel proposes what the Catholic leaders of the future, especially the next pope, must do to remain faithful to the Holy Spirit’s summons to renewed evangelical witness, intensified missionary fervor, and Christ-centered reform in the wake of grave institutional failures, mission confusion, counter-witness, and the secularist challenge to biblical faith.

Lead with Humility by Jeffrey A. Krames

Lead With Humility
  • Author : Jeffrey A. Krames
  • Publisher : AMACOM Div American Mgmt Assn
  • Release Date : 2014-09-03
  • Categories : Business & Economics
  • ISBN : 9780814449127
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When Fortune announced its list of the World’s Greatest Leaders, the top spot was awarded—not to a captain of industry—but to the new pontiff. In the year since his election, Pope Francis earned that accolade…and more. He has achieved the remarkable: breathed life into an aging institution, reinvigorated a global base, and created real hope for the future. How did a man who spent his life laboring in slums far from the Vatican manage to do this and so quickly? The answer lies in his humility—and the simple principles that spring from it. Lead with Humility explores 12 of these principles and shows how leaders and managers can adapt them for the workplace with equally impressive results. They include: Don’t stand over your employees—sit down with them • Avoid insularity • Don’t judge—assess • Take care of people, not lobbies • Go where you are needed • Temper ideology with pragmatism • Don’t change—reinvent! • The boldest course can be the most prudent • And more Pope Francis’s ability to inspire the world is unprecedented in modern times. Lead with Humility reveals the power of his methods, and helps anyone lead with grace and greater authenticity.

God Code by Timothy P. Smith

God Code
  • Author : Timothy P. Smith
  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release Date : 2017-04-04
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781601429162
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The true story that inspired the forthcoming History Channel series “God Code." Imagine you are a young, ambitious, successful appraiser of artifacts and antiquities—your services in demand by many of the most powerful individuals and branches of government in Washington, D. C. Your future could not seem brighter—except for a troubling dream... with the same mysterious message... on the same exact date... three years in a row. Timothy P. Smith, heir to a renowned family business responsible for construction or renovation of some of America’s most cherished landmarks, struggled to understand the significance of his recurring dream... until he had another dream--one that identified a specific location where it seemed he might find answers to his questions. So Timothy drove to a remote spot in British Columbia. There the adventure--which later led to a startling discovery in the oldest Hebrew text of the Bible--began. It took the convergence of the sacred text, one man’s life, and modern computer technology to reveal messages that may explain dramatic world events, as well as influence every person alive today. Welcome to The Chamberlain Key. What You Will Discover in The Chamberlain Key: • An encrypted code in Genesis, in the oldest known Hebrew text of the Old Testament, centuries before predicted the birth and resurrection of Jesus. • Scientific evidence that this encrypted code was authored by the divine hand of God. • Signs that there are more encrypted codes in this same Hebrew text that will lead to additional messages from God to humanity • Hidden clues that may lead to the location of long-missing sacred artifacts, such as the Ark of the Covenant • Insights on why Timothy P. Smith was chosen to uncover this encrypted code. • A dire warning that God wants us to hear—and heed. “However one wishes to interpret the meaning and significance of the text, they may rest assured that the text o

Ablaze 5 Essential Paradigm Shifts for Parish Renewal by Deacon Keith Strohm

Ablaze  5 Essential Paradigm Shifts For Parish Renewal
  • Author : Deacon Keith Strohm
  • Publisher : Word Among Us Press
  • Release Date : 2019-08
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 1593253648
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If the leaders in a parish want to see renewal and growth, they must be willing to change paradigms . . .