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A Deacon Prays

Written By: Greg Kandra
  • ID Book : 1646800184
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Number of Pages : 160
  • Genre : Religion
  • Reads : 176
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : a-deacon-prays.pdf

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Greg Kandra’s A Deacon Prays—the essential prayer book for Catholic deacons—is a practical, daily companion that speaks to deacons as no other book has because it comes from Kandra, creator of The Deacon’s Bench blog and one of the most popular voices and enthusiastic advocates of the deaconate in the Church today. Kandra left a successful career as a television news writer and producer to become a Catholic deacon after the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center. Covering the devastating story set Kandra on a spiritual quest that led to his ordination in 2007. He serves a parish in the Diocese of Brooklyn. In A Deacon Prays, Kandra has written prayers to greatly strengthen a deacon’s spiritual life and richly enhance his ministry. There are prayers for daily life and seasons; for service in particular ministries; to patron saints; of devotion tailored for deacons; of petition and intercession; and marking special times in the life of a deacon. This is an indispensable addition to any deacon’s prayer corner, briefcase, or glove compartment, and will be a popular gift for ordinations, birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions in the life of a Catholic deacon. With about 20,000 deacons serving the Catholic Church in the United States, the permanent diaconate is its fastest-growing vocation. Deacons serve in parishes, dioceses, schools, health care, social service agencies, and many more ministries throughout the Church.

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  • File Pdf: women-religious-women-deacons.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: discovering-and-developing-your-deacons.pdf

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  • Isbn : 1594718482
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
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  • File Pdf: the-priestly-blessing.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Publisher : Sacristy Press
  • Isbn : 1789591902
  • Pages : 269
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 672
  • File Pdf: prayers-for-living.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Isbn : 1646801385
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 942
  • File Pdf: befriending-st-joseph.pdf

Book Summary:

After Pope Francis declared 2020 the year of St. Joseph, interest in the patriarch of the Holy Family and patron of the Universal Church was heightened worldwide. In Befriending St. Joseph, popular blogger Deacon Greg Kandra leads you on a journey of imaginative exploration and spiritual renewal rooted in the few Bible stories where Joseph is written about. This book offers a fresh take on the centuries-old devotion known as the Seven Sorrows of St. Joseph and provides an opportunity to ponder Joseph’s role in our salvation and to become more like him. Although the Bible doesn’t record St. Joseph saying a single word, we know he became what God wanted him to be with patience, attention, trust, and prayer. The biblical account of Jesus’s life shows us that St. Joseph had faith in times of uncertainty and courage in times of danger. Kandra shows us Joseph as a gentle man, pure of heart, trusting in God, and a role model for those who feel unworthy or unready. Through guided reflections, Kandra helps you imagine what life may have been like for Joseph, Mary, and Jesus and offers guidance to help you better navigate your own life, with particular attention to trust, purity of heart, courage, and persistence in faith. Kandra invites you to: trust the mystery of God when life seems shattered; persist in caring for those you love, guide, and protect; be courageous and compassionate in the face of suffering; find strength to comfort others; attend to those on the margins; pray for the grace of endurance; and expect to find Christ in unexpected places. Each chapter of Befriending St. Joseph includes a scriptural verse about Joseph that lies at the heart of the devotion, original prayers by Kandra, and questions for self-reflection, journaling, or faith sharing. The appendixes include additional prayers to St. Joseph and an adaption of the Seven Sorrows devotion for group prayer.

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Isbn : 1433670992
  • Pages : 136
  • Category : Religion
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  • File Pdf: now-that-you-re-a-deacon.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ravenio Books
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  • Pages : 134
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  • File Pdf: the-mass.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: the-power-to-be-holy.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: blest.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: the-world-of-jim-crow-america.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Isbn : 1619701685
  • Pages : 736
  • Category : Religion
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  • File Pdf: dictionary-of-early-christian-beliefs.pdf

Book Summary:

Interest in the ways of the early church has never been more intense. What did early Christians believe about the divinity of Christ? What were the beliefs of those who sat at the feet of Jesus disciples? Now, for the first time, a unique dictionary has been developed to allow easy access to the ancient material and furnish ready answers to these questions and others like them. David W. Bercot has painstakingly combed the writings of these early church leaders and categorized the heart of their thinking into more than 700 theological, moral, and historical topics to create A Dictionary of Early Christian Beliefs. Wonderfully suited for devotional or thematic study as well as sermon illustration, this resource offers a window into the world of the early church and affords special opportunity to examine topically the thoughts of students of the original apostles, as well as other great lights in the life of the early church. Collects relevant comments on key Christian concepts from prominent figures such as Origen, Clement of Alexandria, Clement of Rome, and Hippolytus Includes key biblical verses associated with a given topic Offers brief definitions of unfamiliar terms or concepts, allowing easy access to the ancient material Provides a whos who of ante-Nicene Christianity to put in context the ancient Christian writers Discusses more than 700 key theological, moral, and historical topics Gives strategic cross-references to related topics Functions as a topical index to the writings of Ante-Nicene Fathers

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  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Religion
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  • File Pdf: everywhere-you-look.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Isbn : 1594719861
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
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  • File Pdf: teachings-for-an-unbelieving-world.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Publisher : Cowley Publications
  • Isbn : 1461660629
  • Pages : 193
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 844
  • File Pdf: many-servants.pdf

Book Summary:

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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  • Pages : 76
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  • File Pdf: ministry-developing-manual.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Religion
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  • File Pdf: sermons-on-galatians-from-physical-circumcision-to-the-doctrine-of-repentance.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • File Pdf: pray-for-the-mercies-of-god.pdf

Book Summary:

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  • Pages : 992
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  • File Pdf: the-gathering-storm.pdf

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  • Publisher : B&H Publishing Group
  • Isbn : 0805464700
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 480
  • File Pdf: deacon-wives.pdf

Book Summary:

In describing the qualities of a church deacon, the Bible also emphasizes the traits of his companion: “Wives, too, must be worthy of respect, not slanderers, self-controlled, faithful in everything” (1 Timothy 3:11). Yet for all the traditional deacon handbooks, less prevalent are those for a deacon’s wife. This warmhearted, conversational new book from “Fresh Ideas” syndicated columnist Diana Davis shares stories and insights for deacon wives whether just inaugurated or long experienced. The reader will enjoy tips on how to best encourage her husband’s work, the ministry of the pastor and his wife, and other church staff and members. There are also helpful home and family suggestions, self-evaluation forms and checklists, and even a detailed teaching plan to share this wealth of material with other women in the church

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By Edward Woodville Dorrell, Jr.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 1490819584
  • Pages : 382
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 943
  • File Pdf: prayers-from-god.pdf

Book Summary:

Prayers from God ups the ante on how to pray out loud at church. A methodology is described whereby you can pray prayers that not only glorify God and edify the church but change lives and change the church. The book includes two hundred prayers that have been prayed out loud as part of the life of one evangelical church by one layman in worship services, prayer meetings, etc. over a period of twenty years. What makes these prayers unique is the author’s justification for calling them Prayers from God. These prayers display a passion and a concern for the lost you’ll find nowhere else and give a glimpse into the life of evangelical church life. You’ll not find prayers that cause controversy and make people uncomfortable in most books of prayers, but you will here. You can’t just read these prayers; you pray these prayers as you read them

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By Association of Catholic Mental Health Ministers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Isbn : 1646800125
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 343
  • File Pdf: responding-to-suicide.pdf

Book Summary:

Many pastoral leaders feel ill-equipped to respond to the turmoil of those who face the death by suicide of a loved one. Responding to Suicide is the first book written for Catholic leaders that takes a holistic approach to understanding suicide and ministering effectively in its aftermath. More than a dozen leading mental health practitioners, Catholic theologians, and pastoral care experts share how best to respond to suicide as leaders in parishes, schools, healthcare systems, and other Church settings. The book offers a cross-disciplinary approach that provides basic information about the central role of mental health in suicide and clarifies Church teaching about suicide, funerals and burials for those who have died by suicide, and their afterlife. The National Center for Health Statistics and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that suicide was the tenth most common cause of death among Americans of all ages in 2017 and the second leading cause of death among fifteen to twenty-four year-olds. Death by suicide is usually sudden, often violent, and frequently comes at the end of a long and difficult struggle with a mental illness. Heaped on top of that is a social stigma that leaves loved ones in shock and often burdened with shame. Responding to Suicide addresses common concerns of the bereaved following a suicide: skepticism that Catholic leaders will understand; fear that the Church teaches that their loved one is in hell; and belief that they will find little if any support in the Church. More than a dozen contributors from across the spectrum of Catholic life provide rich guidance rooted in firsthand experience of suicide loss. Contributors include Deacon Ed Shoener, Bishop John P. Dolan, Msgr. Charles Pope, Leticia Adams, Archbishop Wilton Gregory, Msgr. Stephen Rossetti, and clinical experts in the field of mental health and suicide. They share personal stories of loss, grief, hope, and healing, and clear up misconceptions about Church teaching. They offer practical takeaways for pastoral leaders: dos and don’ts when talking about suicide guidance for preaching and planning funerals information on the role of mental illnesses in suicide resource lists for those who grieve as well as for your own professional development suggested protocols for ministering to a school or parish community following a suicide ideas about forming parish outreach ministries to the bereaved that address the needs of suicide loss

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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 1512782327
  • Pages : 430
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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  • File Pdf: matched-for-eternity.pdf

Book Summary:

Have you struggled in your Christian faith, thinking the Bible is too hard to understand and Gods will too elusive to know? Or have you thought there are no more miracles today and God does not care about you? Or do you think that in our day and age, the Bible is no longer relevant? Do you think life is too hard, your marriage is hopeless, nobody understands, and you want to give up? Do you think divorce will solve your marriage problems? Do you think you have suffered too much? Have you blamed your parents or the society for all the troubles in your life? Have you dabbed in occult practice thinking it is fun? In this book, Carmen shares the inspirational story of her marriage to her husband and their ministry. Their story provides insight and answers to these questions and more.

How to Pray

By Ruben Torrey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cosimo, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1602069964
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 771
  • File Pdf: how-to-pray.pdf

Book Summary:

The question of what prayer is and how exactly one goes about praying has been vexing Christians for centuries. For this reason, R.A. Torrey's How to Pray is as relevant now as it was when first published in 1900. This slim volume, filled with analogies, parables, and relevant Biblical passages, contains step-by-step guidelines for anyone looking to develop a closer relationship with God. Learn the ten reasons why prayer is important, the three secrets of effective praying, the seven hindrances to prayer, the seven ways to determine when to pray, and more. Clear, succinct, and written with the lay reader in mind, How to Pray is a book the devout Christian can turn to again and again. American pastor and writer REUBEN ARCHER TORREY (1856-1928) traveled worldwide, evangelizing and winning converts to Christianity. A prolific writer, his works include Baptism with the Holy Spirit (1895), What the Bible Teaches (1898), and How to Bring Them to Christ (1893).

Shape Up

By Dr. Michael Thomas Scott, Sr.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 9781452006987
  • Pages : 168
  • Category : Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Reads : 988
  • File Pdf: shape-up.pdf

Book Summary:

Shape UP: Strategies for Health Awareness Through Preaching and Empowerment by Dr. Michael Thomas Scott, Sr. is a must read for Pastors, Preachers, Health Educators and Community Leaders of all churches and denominations. There is a tremendous need for health awareness through preaching within the African-American community because many African- Americans continue to make bad choices that often lead to disease and infirmity. Preaching has always been and always will be the catalyst to motivate people and the source of inspiration to inspire people to continue to move forward when their progress has been impeded or stopped because of some opposing opposition. Health Awareness Ministry is an application of the hands on approach. This insightful book is a practical resource tool for the implementation of an effective Health Awareness Ministry for the local church.

Patriot: God and Country

By Apostle Leslie Welch
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1681971747
  • Pages : 72
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 913
  • File Pdf: patriot.pdf

Book Summary:

During the American Revolution, the forefathers were patriots but were seen as traitors by the country of England. The word patriot has been redefined to mean someone who is loyal to their country and loves their country. Patriots have not always been popular because of the stand they took even though they were right. History has usually proven them right. Patriot: God and Country was divinely inspired by a patriot to offer insights on various topics. Each reader will gain insights from a different perspective by an American patriot who loves God and country.

How to Become an Effective Leader in God's Church

By Floyd Mathews
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Christian Faith Publishing, Inc.
  • Isbn : 1641407239
  • Pages : 88
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 619
  • File Pdf: how-to-become-an-effective-leader-in-god-s-church.pdf

Book Summary:

One of the greatest desires of the church community in today's society is to have leadership that adds value to the personal growth of its membership while effectively supporting God's plan for building his kingdom. Church leadership whether a pastor, preacher, deacon, teacher, or hopeful prospects of these positions need desperately to know who they are, whose they are, what is their role, and how to effectively carry out their responsibilities as a leader in God's church. The Holy Spirit has blessed me with the vision needed to fashion this book to be a guiding light for those who are and have a desire to become an effective leader in God's church. The purpose of this book is to assist church leaders in their journey to effectively carry out God's plan for themselves, and the people they are called to serve. I challenge you to read this book and apply it to your life style in the interest of being an effective leader in God's church.

A Divine Revelation of Heaven

By Mary K. Baxter,T. L. Lowery
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Whitaker House
  • Isbn : 160374133X
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 881
  • File Pdf: a-divine-revelation-of-heaven.pdf

Book Summary:

Caught Up into Heaven In A Divine Revelation of Heaven, after thirty nights in which God gave her visions of the depths of hell and the punishments of the lost, Mary K. Baxter was shown for ten nights the glories of heaven—the home of redeemed souls. Included in this book are her depictions of heaven’s gates, angels, music, worship, storehouses of blessings, joyful heavenly citizens, four living creatures, and brilliant throne of God. Mary also describes heaven’s perfect order and purpose, what happens to children, and much more. These breathtaking glimpses of heaven, interspersed with applicable Bible verses, will turn your heart toward the beauty and joy that await every believer in Christ.

The Call: A Study Guide to Revival and Transformation

By Matthew J. Romano
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ambassador International
  • Isbn : 1620209179
  • Pages : 128
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 875
  • File Pdf: the-call.pdf

Book Summary:

Get ready for revival and transformation! Following up on his book, The Call: An Invitation to Revival and Transformation, Matthew Romano delves deeper into spiritual growth through this complimentary study guide. Formatted for small groups and individual study, The Call: A Study Guide to Revival and Transformation opens unique dialogues and asks hard questions. All nineteen lessons are designed for the student of the Word of God to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (2 Pt 3:18). The Call: A Study Guide to Revival and Transformation provides Scripture readings, short commentaries, questions to reflect and discuss, and focused prayer related to each lesson topic. Regardless of where you are in your walk with the Lord, this study guide can be easily understood by those who have never read the Bible, and yet, will challenge the seasoned warrior of Christ. The Bible says that in the last days there will be many falling away from the faith. Even the elect would be deceived if that were possible. Perhaps more than ever the body of Christ needs to study to show themselves approved!

Confessions of a Professional Gummy Bear Giver Outer

By Brandon Boswell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Isbn : 9781450250061
  • Pages : 172
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 347
  • File Pdf: confessions-of-a-professional-gummy-bear-giver-outer.pdf

Book Summary:

“What do you want to be when you grow up?” Like many people, Brandon Boswell asked himself this question throughout his childhood, but he never imagined that when he did grow up, he would become a professional gummy bear giver outer. Confessions of a Professional Gummy Bear Giver Outer is a collection of stories from Brandon Boswell, who, using his faith and humor, shares experiences about growing up in eastern North Carolina, including an in-depth (and hilarious) look at the life of a product demonstrator (a.k.a. a professional gummy bear giver outer) in a retail store. Born legally blind, Brandon has never given up on his dream of writing. He hopes to encourage people, especially those who face the challenges of being physically disabled, to trust in God, never give up on their dreams, and learn to laugh at the situations life throws at us. Brandon is also the author of Raising Prayers, Not Hell: Life through the Eyes of a Christian Teenager (2001) and My Personal Journey on the Road of Life (2007).

Father Augustus Tolton

By Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : EWTN Publishing
  • Isbn : 1682780597
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 753
  • File Pdf: father-augustus-tolton.pdf

Book Summary:

In these fascinating pages, popular author and speaker Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers tells the gripping story of Augustine Tolton, who valiantly overcame a series of seemingly insurmountable challenges — birth into slavery, his father's death, abject poverty, and even being denied acceptance by every Catholic seminary in America — to become the first black American priest. Despite the hardships placed on Fr. Tolton by a culture rooted in racial hatred, he became a tireless messenger of the Gospel, plunging into the Deep South where segregation was decreed by harsh laws, penetrating even the hardest of hearts with the richness, beauty, and truth of the Catholic Faith. He was a beacon of hope to black Catholics in the 19th Century who were trying to find a home in the American Church. He was a visionary who saw beyond race and politics, teaching that the Catholic Church wants to free us not just from slavery, but from slavery to sin. Amidst great persecution, Fr. Tolton showed us that being configured to Christ means emptying ourselves so that God can fill us, exposing the weakest parts of who we are so that God can make us strong, becoming blind to the ways of this world so Christ can lead us, and dying to ourselves so we can rise with Christ. All who seek to be formed more perfectly to Christ have a role model in Fr. Tolton, a persevering and holy man who sought above all the salvation of souls.

Everybody Calls Me Father

By Deacon John Farrell
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 1512791598
  • Pages : 326
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 127
  • File Pdf: everybody-calls-me-father.pdf

Book Summary:

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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