The Longing for Less

The Longing for Less

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  • Author: Kyle Chayka
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1635572118
  • Category : House & Home
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 272

New York Times Book Review Editor's Choice "More than just a story of an abiding cultural preoccupation, The Longing For Less peels back the commodified husk of minimalism to reveal something surprising and thoroughly alive." -Jenny Odell, author of How to Do Nothing “Less is more”: Everywhere we hear the mantra. Marie Kondo and other decluttering gurus promise that shedding our stuff will solve our problems. We commit to cleanse diets and strive for inbox zero. Amid the frantic pace and distraction of everyday life, we covet silence-and airy, Instagrammable spaces in which to enjoy it. The popular term for this brand of upscale austerity, “minimalism,” has mostly come to stand for things to buy and consume. But minimalism has richer, deeper, and altogether more valuable gifts to offer. Kyle Chayka is one of our sharpest cultural observers. After spending years covering minimalist trends for leading publications, he now delves beneath this lifestyle's glossy surface, seeking better ways to claim the time and space we crave. He shows that our longing for less goes back further than we realize. His search leads him to the philosophical and spiritual origins of minimalism, and to the stories of artists such as Agnes Martin and Donald Judd; composers such as John Cage and Julius Eastman; architects and designers; visionaries and misfits. As Chayka looks anew at their extraordinary lives and explores the places where they worked-from Manhattan lofts to the Texas high desert and the back alleys of Kyoto-he reminds us that what we most require is presence, not absence. The result is an elegant new synthesis of our minimalist desires and our profound emotional needs.


Systematic Theology

Systematic Theology

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  • Author: Lewis Sperry Chafer
  • Publisher: Kregel Academic
  • ISBN: 9780825423406
  • Category : Religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 2880

The original eight volumes now complete and unabridged in four! "Though scholarly in the true sense of the word, this work can also be read and understood by those not formally trained in theology." --Charles C. Ryrie


The Longing in Me Study Guide

The Longing in Me Study Guide

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  • Author: Sheila Walsh
  • Publisher: HarperChristian Resources
  • ISBN: 0310684870
  • Category : Religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 144

Do Your Longings Have You Going Around in Circles? You vowed to never repeat the same mistakes, yet here you are again, right where you started. What is it that keeps drawing you back? In this six-session video-based study (DVD/digital video sold separately), Sheila Walsh shows it is our longings that often lead us into such traps. She draws on her own experiences and the life of King David to reveal that all our longings are rooted in a need for God—and nothing else will satisfy when it comes to filling that void. Sessions include: Longing to Be Chosen (19:00) Longing for Protection (20:00) Longing for Control (18:00) Longing for Happiness (18:00) Longing for God's Grace (18:00) Longing for God Alone (23:00) Designed for use with the Longing in Me Video Study (sold separately).


The Longing of my Soul eBook

The Longing of my Soul eBook

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  • Author: Wendy Zijdel
  • Publisher: Kima Global Publishers
  • ISBN: 1920535640
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 278

This entertaining book tells the story of courageous solitary personal journeys to practically every country on Earth. The author also dedicated years of her life to helping destitute and afflicted populations into a better life through her work with Medicines Sans Frontier. As such she was often found herself in some extreme situations; treating health pandemics, and setting up programs to care for war refugees and others in desperate circumstances. Parallel to this the book describes a personal journey to an enlightened life which covers many of the personal growth issues that either ourselves or people whom we know contend with on the journey to full awareness. If you too wish to take this path you will find this book extremely helpful. Having worked through many of the obstacles on this journey, she has now qualified as a certified Life Coach in order to be able to help others on a similar path.


Hope and the Longing for Utopia

Hope and the Longing for Utopia

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  • Author: Daniel Boscaljon
  • Publisher: ISD LLC
  • ISBN: 0227903900
  • Category : Religion
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 260

At present the battle over who defines our future is being waged most publicly by secular and religious fundamentalists. 'Hope and the Longing for Utopia' offers an alternative position, disclosing a conceptual path toward potential worlds that resist a limited view of human potential and the gift of religion. In addition to outlining the value of embracing unknown potentialities, these twelve interdisciplinary essays explore why it has become crucial that we commit to hoping for values that resist traditional ideological commitments. Contextualized by contemporary writing on utopia, and drawing from a wealth of times and cultures ranging from Calvin's Geneva to early twentieth-century Japanese children's stories to Hollywood cinema, theseessays cumulatively disclose the fundamental importance of resisting tantalizing certainties while considering the importance of the unknown and unknowable. Beginning with a set of four essays outlining the importance of hope and utopia as diagnostic concepts, and following with four concrete examples, the collection ends with a set of essays that provide theological speculations on the need to embrace finitude and limitations in a world increasingly enframed by secularizing impulses. Overall, this book discloses how hope and utopia illuminate ways to think past simplified wishes for the future.


The Longing

The Longing

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  • Author: Wendy Lindstrom
  • Publisher: Rustic Studio Publishing
  • ISBN: 1939263034
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 273

From New York Times bestselling author Wendy Lindstrom comes an unforgettable, deeply emotional novel about a marriage of convenience, undeniable attraction, and and dark secrets. A Marriage of Convenience – And Heart-Wrenching Revelations. When dire circumstances force Amelia Drake to marry her father’s business competitor, Kyle Grayson, she vows to make the best of her arrangement with her handsome, stubborn new husband. Despite their undeniable attraction to each other, Kyle has been wounded and he guards his emotions as closely as she guards her secrets. Can she ever trust him enough to share the truth about her past? Can she forgive his own dark revelations? Can she awaken the warm, passionate man he conceals behind his staunch business demeanor before their secrets tear them apart? Romantic Times 4-1/2 star Top Pick! “An emotionally powerful and heart-tugging story... impossible to put down.”—Kathe Robin, RT Bookclub “Totally addictive read. Loved every page and did not want the book to end.”—Patt Grotenhouse New Cover—same great book! Completely and professionally re-edited for your reading pleasure.


Intermezzo of the Longing Hearts

Intermezzo of the Longing Hearts

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  • Author: Roberto De Haro
  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • ISBN: 0595406734
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 488

"A sprawling saga illuminating the interregnum between World Wars I and II. Quentin's French lover, Nadine, emerges as an expansive and fearless character. She becomes an important player in the quiet, secret, initial resistance to Hitler's ethnic cleansing." -Cheryl Fields, writer and managing editor, Change Magazine "A fascinating read. Haro's sequel to Twist of Fate follows Nadine and Quentin during the tumultuous years 1919 to 1939. Their love affair continues during the 'Roaring Twenties,' the Great Depression and emerging European Fascism. Before getting together, World War II begins, promising them a collision course with destiny." -I. M. Heyman, former Chancellor, University of California, Berkeley and former Secretary, Smithsonian Institution "Haro's sequel to Twist of Fate continues Nadine and Quentin's love story. They find temporary happiness but face great challenges in this literate, fascinating novel of pre-World War II. International intrigue and behind-the-scenes politics make this an important historical novel." -Colleen Rae, author of Nearly Naked, and Correspondent, Local Observer, Saugatuck, MI "The adventure continues, and so does the entrancing reading. Fans of Twist of Fate will be delighted to explore Nadine and Quentin's world. Those who didn't read it should finish Intermezzo and read the first book as a 'prequel.'" -Juan Mestas, Chancellor, University of Michigan, Flint


The Longing for a Form

The Longing for a Form

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  • Author: Peter J. Schakel
  • Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • ISBN: 1556355882
  • Category : Social Science
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 256

C. S. Lewis's extremely popular works of fiction have been widely discussed in terms of the ideas and religious themes they express and defend, but less often in terms of their purely literary qualities. Ironically, Lewis, himself a noted literary critic, would have objected to any such one-sided analysis of his works. To concentrate exclusively, or even primarily, on the content of a work without a consideration of its form and style was, in his view, a seriously unbalanced method of criticism. The Longing for a Form corrects this critical imbalance by supplying a theoretical background and detailed close readings for a better understanding and appreciation of Lewis's fiction as works of art. Following three general studies, a section of the book is devoted to each to Lewis's major efforts in fiction--the Ransom trilogy, the Chronicles of Narnia, and Till We Have Faces--considering the distinctive literary features of each group and individual books within the group. Running through the book is an emphasis on form--as literary kind and as structure--and a recurrent attention to three themes of particular importance in Lewis as a writer of fiction: objectivism, longing, and the literary artist as creator. Individually, the essays supply fresh insights into the style and meaning of specific works by Lewis; as a group they illustrate a depth, technical skill, and unity of thought and theme which have not previously been accorded Lewis as an artist in fiction.


The Longing for Myth in Germany

The Longing for Myth in Germany

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  • Author: George S. Williamson
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 0226899454
  • Category : History
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 428

Since the dawn of Romanticism, artists and intellectuals in Germany have maintained an abiding interest in the gods and myths of antiquity while calling for a new mythology suitable to the modern age. In this study, George S. Williamson examines the factors that gave rise to this distinct and profound longing for myth. In doing so, he demonstrates the entanglement of aesthetic and philosophical ambitions in Germany with some of the major religious conflicts of the nineteenth century. Through readings of key intellectuals ranging from Herder and Schelling to Wagner and Nietzsche, Williamson highlights three crucial factors in the emergence of the German engagement with myth: the tradition of Philhellenist neohumanism, a critique of contemporary aesthetic and public life as dominated by private interests, and a rejection of the Bible by many Protestant scholars as the product of a foreign, "Oriental" culture. According to Williamson, the discourse on myth in Germany remained bound up with problems of Protestant theology and confessional conflict through the nineteenth century and beyond. A compelling adventure in intellectual history, this study uncovers the foundations of Germany's fascination with myth and its enduring cultural legacy.


The Longing (The Courtship of Nellie Fisher Book #3)

The Longing (The Courtship of Nellie Fisher Book #3)

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  • Author: Beverly Lewis
  • Publisher: Bethany House
  • ISBN: 1441202307
  • Category : Fiction
  • Languages : en
  • Pages : 350

Although she still prays for Caleb, Nellie Mae Fisher has broken up with her beau. Now, her heart's greatest longing is for more knowledge of the Lord. Caleb yearns for freedom, as his plans to leave Honeybrook have been thwarted. He must stay on as caretaker for his father, who was crippled in a wintertime accident. He also longs for Nellie Mae, still hoping that she will return to the Old Order...and to him. Christian Yoder, a young Mennonite man, longs to get to know Nellie Mae better...and to share with her the secrets of her sister Suzy's final days. Rhoda, Nellie's older sister, longs for more of what the world has to offer--from fancy clothes, to her own car, to a new English boyfriend. Meanwhile, father Rueben Fisher longs for unity--among his family and all the brethren. Whose longing will be satisfied, and whose will not?