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Marriage God’s Way Workbook: A Biblical Recipe for Healthy, Joyful, Christ-Centered Relationships

by Scott LaPierre

The perfect companion to Marriage God’s Way! 

God intended marriage to be a great joy, but we can only experience this joy if we obey the principles in His Word. This workbook will help you apply the biblical recipe in Marriage God’s Way. Inside you will find:

  • Clear instructions on prayer, communication, and forgiveness
  • Insightful questions that solve marital frustrations
  • Practical exercises to enjoy with your spouse
  • Helpful discussion topics that strengthen your relationship

Use this great tool in your marriage, small group, or church. It is perfect for engaged couples, newlyweds, and marriage veterans.Pastor Scott provides questions for husbands, wives, and both as a couple:

  • Husband: What are three ways your wife makes you feel respected? Disrespected
  • Wife: Second only to Christ, do you feel like the supreme relationship in your husband’s life? Why or why not?
  • Husband: When your wife is suffering, do you feel like she takes it out on you like Rachel did with Jacob (Genesis 30:1)?
  • Wife: What can your husband do to help you more easily resist the temptation to nag him?
  • Both: What do we have in our home that threatens our holiness, and how do we remove it?

Regardless of the person asked, the purpose of each question is to help you have a healthy, joyful, Christ-centered relationship!

The Metaphysics of Experience: A Companion to Whitehead’s Process and Reality (American Philosophy Book 8)

by Elizabeth Kraus

The Metaphysics of Experience styles itself as “a Sherpa guide to Process and Reality, whose function is to assist the serious reader in grasping the meaning of the text and to prevent falls into misinterpretation.” Although originally published in 1925, Process and Reality has perhaps even more relevance to the contemporary scene in physics, biology, psychology, and the social sciences than it had in the mid-twenties. Hence its internal difficulty, its quasi-inaccessibility, is all the more tragic, since, unlike most metaphysical endeavors, it is capable of interpreting and unifying theories in the above sciences in terms of an organic world view, instead of selecting one theory as the paradigm and reducing all others to it. Because Alfred North Whitehead is so crucial to modern philosophy, The Metaphysics of Experience plays an important role in making Process and Reality accessible to a wider readership.

What do I do now Breathe – Trust – Listen: Using the God connection

by Robin Roberts

Life is a series of breaths, and one day just as there was a first energy breath – there will be a last one. On this day you will want to know each breath counted. You will want to know, each moment, was crammed full of as much happiness as you could find.
When your soul voice whispers for the final time “Welcome home”, make sure you can say, “I lived the life I was meant to live”.

Essence of Life: Art of peaceful living

by Mohan Pandey

The book, Essence of Life, is a series of multiple articles that focus on the essential factors of living life peacefully and happily. The book will us the reader in dealing with drudgery of everyday life by keeping the mind in the present. The author has detailed his life experiences in this book. Generally, we feel disturbed by carrying forward the experiences of wrong decisions because of the unconscious state of mind. Living in the present keeps us away from sufferings by letting us tackle the upcoming problems. Being in the present lets the conscious mind take correct decisions and help us solve the problems. Our noble habits and love for God and all beings, is a support for our happiness. The book provides the guidance on Do’s and Don’ts that one can follow to lead a happy and peaceful life.

As part of the series, the first article is on art of peaceful living. A peaceful living requires patience, elimination of vices, and being content. Being in present helps individual to take decision consciously, hence avoid mistakes.

Dewey’s Metaphysics: Form and Being in the Philosophy of John Dewey

by Raymond Boisvert

Whitehead’s response to the epistemological challenges of Hume and Kant, written in a style devoid of the metaphysical intricacies of his later works, Symbolism makes accessible his theory of perception and his more general insights into the function of symbols in culture and society.

Pragmatism, Rights, and Democracy (American Philosophy Book 11)

by Beth J. Singer

“Singer’s theory of rights, an impressive development of social accounts by pragmatists George Herbert Mead and John Dewey, was developed in Operative Rights (1993). This successor volume includes applications, lectures, replies to critics, and clarifications. For Singer, Dewey, and Mead, rights exist only if they are embedded in the operative practices of a community. People have a right in a community if their claim is acknowledged, and if they would acknowledge similar claims by others. Singer’s account contrasts with theories of natural rights, which state that humans have rights by virtue of being human. Singer’s account also differs from Kantian attempts to derive rights from the necessary conditions of rationality. While denying that rights exist independently of a community’s practices, Singer maintains that rights to personal autonomy and authority ought to exist in all communities. Group rights, an anathema among individualistic theories, are from Singer’s pragmatist perspective a valuable institution. Singer’s discussion of rights appropriate for minority communities (e.g., the Bosnian Muslims and the Canadian Quebecois) is particularly illuminating. Her book is a model of careful reasoning. General libraries, and certainly academic libraries, should have Singer’s Operative Rights. The volume under review is a good addition for research libraries and recommended for graduate students and above.”[Singer] examines the views of Rousseau, Mill, and T. H. Green on human rights and those of Dewey and G. H. Mead on the relationship between rights and the democratic process…Recommended.”–Choice

Charles S. Peirce: On Norms and Ideals (American Philosophy Book 6)

by Vincent G. Potter

In recent years, Charles Sanders Peirce has emerged, in the eyes of philosophers both in America and abroad, as one of America’s major philosophical thinkers. His work has forced us back to philosophical reflection about those basic issues that inevitably confront us as human beings, especially in an age of science. Peirce’s concern for experience, for what is actually encountered, means that his philosophy, even in its most technical aspects, forms a reflective commentary on actual life and on the world in which it is lived.

In Charles S. Peirce: On Norms and Ideals, Potter argues that Peirce’s doctrine of the normative sciences is essential to his pragmatism. No part of Peirce’s philosophy is bolder than his attempt to establish esthetics, ethics, and logic as the three normative sciences and to argue for the priority of esthetics among the trio. Logic, Potter cites, is normative because it governs thought and aims at truth; ethics is normative because it analyzes the ends to which thought should be directed; esthetics is normative and fundamental because it considers what it means to be an end of something good in itself. This study shows that pierce took seriously the trinity of normative sciences and demonstrates that these categories apply both to the conduct of man and to the workings of the cosmos.

Professor Potter combines sympathetic and informed exposition with straightforward criticism and he deals in a sensible manner with the gaps and inconsistencies in Peirce’s thought. His study shows that Peirce was above all a cosmological and ontological thinker, one who combined science both as a method and as result with a conception of reasonable actions to form a comprehensive theory of reality. Peirce’s pragmatism, although it has to do with “action and the achievement of results, is not a glorification of action but rather a theory of the dynamic nature of things in which the “ideal” dimension of reality – laws, nature of things, tendencies, and ends – has genuine power for directing the cosmic order, including man, toward reasonable goals.

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