In Celebration of Wisdom

Life and Meaning in Job, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes
Author: Steven James Schweitzer
Publisher: Inst of Mennonite Studies
ISBN: 9780936273426
Category: Religion
Page: 83
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A Celebration of Motherhood

Poems, Thoughts and Words of Wisdom
Author: Michelle Gillett
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 1580173845
Category: Self-Help
Page: 64
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Discover how candles, flowers and scented soaps can transform any bath into a sumptuous experience.

In Search of Wisdom

Faith Formation in the Black Church
Author: Anne E. Streaty Wimberly,Evelyn L. Parker
Publisher: Abingdon Press
ISBN: 1426734115
Category: Religion
Page: N.A
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edited by Anne E. Streaty Wimberly A guide for pastors, church leaders, and all who help African Americans in their search for a meaningful Christian lifestyle. Forming Christians--leading fallen and flawed human beings into the path of discipleship to a crucified and risen Lord--is one of the central, if not the central, tasks of all Christian churches. It is a difficult enough task anywhere, but for African Americans, beset by racial conflict, personal crises, generational separation, and other concerns, it is especially so. African American churches must work particularly hard to counter the messages their members receive from the dominant and often unfriendly culture. This book employs the biblical text and African tradition to draw on the idea of the search for wisdom as a potent way to help African Americans in their pursuit of genuine Christian discipleship. Wisdom in African American tradition is not simply knowledge; rather, it is those insights, attitudes, beliefs, behaviors,and practices that create and sustain a life of hope and that produce an inherent sense of the worth of one's self. If their members are to engage in the search for wisdom, African American churches must build an intentional ministry of faith formation. Wisdom can be gained, the authors argue, when African Americans listen to the black oral tradition with its proverbial sayings, revered Bible stories, songs, and narratives from the lives of exemplary individuals. The book offers several similar avenues for the search for wisdom, including helpful models of black males mentoring younger black males, as a remedy to the destructive effects that contemporary culture has on this segment of the African American community.


A Celebration of the Intelligence and Beauty of Cats
Author: K.J. Voegeli
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1477161848
Category: Poetry
Page: 28
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"WISDOM is a 28-page soft-cover 8X10 book of poetry written for the cat-lover. Twenty poems, both rhyming and free-verse, with accompanying beautiful and evocative illustrations, celebrate the beauty and distinctive quirkiness of our feline companions."

American Wit and Wisdom

Quips and Quotes in Celebration of the USA
Author: Michael Getz
Publisher: Summersdale Publishers LTD
ISBN: 1783727969
Category: Humor
Page: 208
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"Americans will put up with anything provided it doesn't block traffic." —Dan Rather"To me, the American Dream is being able to follow your own personal calling." —Maya Lin"Laughter is America's most important export." —Walt DisneyWith quips, quotes and musings from Abraham Lincoln and Katherine Hepburn to Joan Rivers and Jim Carrey, this book will arm you with the sharpest wit and wisdom in the whole of America.

The Wisdom of the Heart

A Celebration of Timeless Lessons About Love
Author: Criswell Freeman
Publisher: Walnut Grove Press
ISBN: 9781887655347
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 156
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Love means different things at different times to different people. This book is a collection of thoughtful quotations about life and love. These timeless insights will provide a helpful road map for the journey of a lifetime: the exploration of the heart.

Te Wheke

A Celebration of Infinite Wisdom
Author: Rangimarie Turuki Pere
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780959799491
Category: Maori (New Zealand people)
Page: 58
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The Journey: A Celebration of Life

A Guidebook for Writing Your Life Story
Author: Lee Q. Miller
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1602470855
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 175
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Are you seeking for the perfect gift for your favorite person? Look no more. "The Journey: A Celebration of Life" is the gift for the person who has everything. It is a book to be cherished, a book to be shared with those you love now and those in the future who wish they had had the opportunity to know you more personally. Discover and share the essence of you as you create your ethical will/legacy letter and write the stories of your life to be shared with generations now and in the future. How will you be remembered 100 years from now? Complete "The Journey: A Celebration of Life" to make sure your descendants remember you as you want to be remembered. When your great great-grandchildren read your book they will know what it was like when you lived and they will know you as if you were sitting right beside them. The wisdom you share will link the past, present and future generations. It is a priceless gift for all time. Make an investment in forever by creating a legacy that will be cherished for all time. The Journey: A Celebration of Life is not so much a book to be read as it is a book to be written. If you are seeking a way to reflect upon your life and to celebrate it more fully, this book is the tool you must have. It is a book for all people of all ages in all stages of life.

A Celebration of the Light

Zen in the Novels of Neil Gunn
Author: John Burns
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780389207801
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 188
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This is a penetrating study of the striking parallels between the work of Scottish novelist Neil Gunn and Eastern thought, particularly those of Zen Buddhism and Taoism. All of his books are crucially concerned with man's archetypal quest for wisdom and freedom. Many of his characters have just those qualities of stillness, inner luminosity and unspoken meaning that characterize the traditional Oriental religions. In a detailed and lively analysis of seven of Gunn's major novels including Highland River, The Silver Darlings, and The Well at the World's End, Burns explores the significance of such moments in Gunn's fiction. Contents: Light, Delight and Zen, Introduction; The Pivot of Tao, Butcher's Broom 1934; Returning to the Source, Highland River 1937; The Heart of the Circle, The Silver Darlings 1941; Slaying the Mind, The Serpent 1943; The World of Light, The Well at the World's End 1951; Beyond Violence, Bloodhunt 1952; Seeking the Master, The Other Landscape 1954; Celebration of the Light; References; Glossary of Zen Terms; Bibliography; Index

A Celebration of Sex After 50

Author: Douglas E. Rosenau,James K. Childerston,Carolyn Childerston
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 1418578924
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: N.A
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The Pursuit of Wisdom and Happiness in Education

Historical Sources and Contemplative Practices
Author: Sean Steel
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 1438452144
Category: Education
Page: 362
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Explores the nature and role of wisdom in education. Modern scholarship has struggled to come to terms with the meaning of wisdom and its significance in the field of education. This book examines the importance of pursuing wisdom in schools by turning to ancient and medieval sources for clarification concerning the nature of wisdom. Sean Steel argues that our current emphasis on the development of rigorous critical-analytic thinking skills, on assessment, and on accountability in education has negatively impacted the ability of schools to foster an environment in which both students and teachers might pursue wisdom. Although in recent times efforts have been made to incorporate the pursuit of wisdom into schools through Philosophy for Children (P4C) and contemplative education programming, such initiatives have missed their mark. Steel therefore recommends not more accountability in education for the purpose of ensuring global competitiveness, but rather the institutional promotion of periods of leisure or schole in the school day. Drawing upon his own experiences as a teacher who has tried to encourage students to search for wisdom, the author discusses some of the challenges and pitfalls of wisdom seeking. He also offers examples of various wisdom-seeking activities that might bear fruit in the classroom.

Shinto: A celebration of Life

Author: Aidan Rankin
Publisher: John Hunt Publishing
ISBN: 1846947383
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 176
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Shinto is an ancient faith of forests and snow-capped mountains. It sees the divine in rocks and streams, communing with spirit worlds through bamboo twigs and the evergreen sakaki tree. Yet it is also the manicured suburban garden and the blades of grass between cracks in city paving stones. Structured around ritual cleansing, Shinto contains no concept of sin. It reveres ancestors, but thinks little about the afterlife, asking us to live in, and improve, the present. Central to Shinto is Kannagara: intuitive acceptance of the divine power contained in all living things. Dai Shizen (Great Nature) is the life force with which we ally ourselves through spiritual practice and living simply. This is not asceticism, but an affirmation of all aspects of life. Musubi (organic growth) provides a model for reconciling ancient intuition with modern science, modern society with primal human needs. Shinto is an unbroken indigenous path that now reaches beyond its native Japan. It has special relevance to us a

Essays in Celebration of the CISRS Silver Jubilee

Author: Saral Kumar Chatterji
Publisher: N.A
Category: Christianity
Page: 262
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On the socioeconomic and political condition in India and church work; contributed articles published on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Christian Institute for the Study of Religion and Society.

Nothing ... Except My Genius

A Celebration of His Wit and Wisdom: Easyread Large Edition
Author: Oscar Wilde
ISBN: 1427053944
Category: Fiction
Page: 84
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Nothing ... Except My Genius is a collection of quotes from Wilde's stories, plays, lectures, reviews and letters. Also included are a priceless foreword and reference to Wilde, the artist and the man. Exploring the full extent of his humour together with the deep and profound aspects of his personality, the work is a manifestation of his genius. It clearly indicates the wit, wisdom and the impudence of his style and most of all, the vividness of his vision that makes it an inspiring read.

The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen

Classic Family Recipes for Celebration and Healing
Author: Grace Young
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439142564
Category: Cooking
Page: 304
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The Wisdom of the Chinese Kitchen, with its 150 recipes culled from a lifetime of family meals and culinary instruction, is much more than a cookbook. It is a daughter's tribute -- a collection of personal memories of the philosophy and superstitions behind culinary traditions that have been passed down through her Cantonese family, in which each ingredient has its own singular importance, the preparation of a meal is part of the joy of life, and the proper creation of a dish can have a favorable influence on health and good fortune. Each chapter begins with its own engaging story, offering insight into the Chinese beliefs that surround life-enhancing and spiritually calming meals. In addition, personal family photographs illustrate these stories and capture the spirit of China before the Revolution, when Young's family lived in Canton, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. The first part, "Mastering the Fundamentals," provides instruction on the arts of steaming and stir-frying; the preparation of rice, panfried, and braised dishes; the proper selection of produce; and the fine arts of chopping and slicing. Part Two, "The Art of Celebration," concentrates on the more elaborate, complex, and meaningful dishes -- such as Shark's Fin Soup and West Lake Duck -- that are usually made with rare ingredients, and sweets such as Water Chestnut Cake and Sesame Balls. The final part, "Achieving Yin-Yang Harmony," explores the many Chinese beliefs about the healing properties of ginseng, gingko nuts, soybeans, dong quai, and the many vegetable and fruit soup preparations that balance and nourish the body. The stories and recipes combine to demonstrate the range of Cantonese cooking, from rich flavors and honored combinations to an overall appreciation of health, well-being, and prosperity. In addition to the recipes, Young provides a complete glossary of dried herbs, spices, and fresh produce, accompanied by identifying photos and tips on where to purchase them. Unique traditional dishes, such as Savory Rice Tamales and Shrimp Dumplings, are also illustrated step by step, making the book easy to use. The central full-color photo section captures details of New Year's dishes and the Chinese home decorated in celebration, reminding one that these time-honored traditions live on, and the meals and their creation are connections to the past.